Gang-Related News Articles
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Horry County addresses gangs and crime (Conway, SC): Horry County leaders continue to examine ways to address crime in Horry County. Three months into 2012, police have already investigated seven deaths.
Source: Florence Morning News Date: March 22, 2012
Jersey City man charged with numerous weapon offenses after he points cellphone at cops (Jersey City, NJ): A reputed gang member who was spotted carrying a gun pointed an object at Jersey City police officers yelling "Shoot me," but they didn't fire and it turned out to be a cell phone, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Gang rivalries escalate (Kankakee, IL): Tension between rival gangs escalated into multiple shootings in east Kankakee Tuesday, according to police. The Kankakee Police Department issued a news release Wednesday calling the incidents "related and retaliatory in nature."
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Man hospitalized after gang-related shooting (Wichita, KS) : Police tonight are looking for a blue pickup that was involved in a gang-related shooting that sent a man to a hospital in serious condition.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 22, 2012
South Sioux City shooting may be gang-related (Sioux City, IA): Tuesday's South Sioux City shooting appears to be gang related, police said Thursday. South Sioux City Police Lt. Chuck Carson would not elaborate on why the shooting appears to be gang related, and said no arrests have been made.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Monticello man in hospital after 'gang related' shooting (Monticello, NY): A "gang-related" shooting Wednesday night in the village left a Monticello man in the hospital overnight, police say.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: March 22, 2012
FBI gives award to Charlotte based anti-gang program (Charlotte, NC): A Charlotte-based anti-gang program received a national award from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In two years, the Gang Alternatives Principles, or GAP, program has helped to educate 200 young men about the dangers of gang life. The nine week course also teaches these youth other like skills like financial management.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: March 22, 2012
Gang Task Force members seek help from local leaders (Hamilton County, TN): Chattanooga Gang Task Force members say they are making progress on the organized effort to stop current gang activity. They are taking their message to everyone in the community, not just those who are more directly impacted.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 22, 2012
Bricktown Gang defendant sentenced to 60 months in prison (Syracuse, NY): Anthony Braswell, 20, a member of the Bricktown Gang, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to 60 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to a RICO conspiracy charge.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: March 22, 2012
Four arrested suspected gang-related shooting (Bakersfield, CA): Kern County Sheriff's Department deputies has arrested four men suspected in two gang-related shootings. Investigators determined the shooting was gang-related and gang suppression section deputies began investigating, the news release said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: March 22, 2012
Prosser man, 18, wanted in gang-related Sunnyside shooting (Sunnyside, WA) : An 18-year-old Sunnyside man was killed Wednesday night in a reported gang-related shooting, and Sunnyside police are searching for the homicide suspect.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: March 22, 2012
YPD arrests gang member following RV park search (Yuma, AZ) : A Yuma gang member wanted on a felony warrant was arrested Wednesday at the Sun Vista RV Resort after a trailer-to-trailer search by Yuma police, Yuma County Sheriff deputies and Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: March 22, 2012
Dead body left on street meant to send a message, gang member says (Vancouver, WA) : The purported leader of the Greeks gang didn't worry that the body of murder victim Ronald Thom was left on a Vernon street because he wanted to send a message to others not to cross the gang, B.C. Supreme Court heard Friday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 22, 2012
Two Salinas gang members get 50 years in attack (Salinas, CA): Two Norteño gang members from Salinas were sentenced to 50-year prison sentences for shooting at four men in another car in 2008, prosecutors said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 22, 2012
Alleged gang member arrested (Corpus Christi, TX): After an early Thursday morning raid, a member of one of the area's most violent street gangs is now in the Nueces County Jail.
Source: KIII News Date: March 22, 2012
Graffiti a never-ending problem for Las Cruces Codes officers (Las Cruces, NM): Armed with a can of gray paint, rollers and a drip pan, Craig Fenske and a volunteer took back a city-owned concrete flood drain claimed by the Sureños street gang.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: March 22, 2012
Gang member, 36, gets 50 years for fatally shooting boy in the back (Seattle, WA): Before sentencing Curtis Walker to 50 years in prison, King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie entreated the 36-year-old gang member to help steer other young men away from the violent path that led him to fatally shoot a 12-year-old boy in the back.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 22, 2012
Teen charged in alleged gang shooting that wounded woman (Rocky Mount, NC): A Braswell Alternative School student is behind bars for allegedly shooting at a rival gang member, but hitting the rival’s aunt instead.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: March 22, 2012
Gang brought down in undercover op (Jacksonville, TX): Jacksonville Police and the Tyler FBI branch are bringing down a Jacksonville gang after working seven months in an undercover sting operation, but one alleged member is still on the loose. CBS 19's Amanda Roberson has more on the bust.
Source: KYTX 19 News Date: March 22, 2012
Gang member turned to Craigslist to hire smugglers (Brownsville, TX): An illegal immigrant and Texas prison gang member has been charged with using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants within the Rio Grande Valley, by his accounts for the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 22, 2012
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