Gang-Related News Articles
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City sticker design yanked, but not without pain (Chicago, IL): As controversy swirled, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza weighed concerns from some quarters that gang signs adorned the new city sticker against the feelings of a 15-year-old boy who said winning the contest to design the decal was the best thing that ever happened to him. In the end, perception trumped emotion.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
West Chicago man gets 26 years for gang shooting after festival (Chicago, IL): A man convicted of shooting two rival gang members as he walked home from West Chicago’s Railroad Days festival was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years in prison.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 8, 2012
Two Salinas men acquitted of assaulting anti-gang officer (Salinas, CA): Two Salinas men were acquitted Tuesday of assaulting a peace officer in 2009, but found guilty for crimes including possessing firearms and ammunition by felons for a criminal street gang, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Californian Date: February 8, 2012
Gang violence now 'manageable' in Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, NC): Gangs are still a problem in Bladen County, but it looks like the violence is decreasing, according to Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: February 8, 2012
HPD combats growing gang population (Houston, TX)HPD combats growing gang population: The evidence is clear in many Houston neighborhoods -- graffiti spray painted on walls, buildings and street signs showing where a gang has carved out its territory. Thousands of gang members are peppered throughout the city and are responsible for thousands of crimes every year.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: February 8, 2012
Gang member sentenced for his involvement in an ATF undercover sting (Los Angeles, CA): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that George R. Lopez of Lawndale was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison and three years supervised release by United States District Court Judge George King, for a firearm related offense in which he was arrested for the conclusion of an ATF undercover operation in 2010.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 8, 2012
Gang activity goes viral (St. Louis, MO): What was once accomplished through graffiti on the side of buildings or property damage in a rival neighborhood is now happening in the cyber world. Gang activity – locally and around the United States – is now going "new school," according to University of Missouri–St. Louis criminologist Beth Huebner.
Source: UMSL Daily Date: February 8, 2012
Violent crime drops in San Castle since gang crackdown (Boynton Beach, FL): The San Castle neighborhood once was defined by its tie to the 2006 Christmas Eve murder at Boynton Beach Mall. No more. Wilson Pierre, who was convicted of second-degree murder in that shooting, was a member of the San Castle Soldiers.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 8, 2012
No Child Left Behind to blame for Hixson gangs? (Chattanooga, TN) : Can the problem of gangs increasing their influence in the suburbs be linked with a federal education program designed to help inner city kids? Some people, including a Hamilton County Commissioner, said yes, No Child Left Behind is a reason why gangs are migrating to the suburbs like Hixson.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 8, 2012
Winnipeg group aims to gang up on gangs (Winnipeg, MB): An anti-gang initiative involving more than two dozen Winnipeg agencies got underway Wednesday with workshops at the Aboriginal Centre. The Gang Action Interagency Network (GAIN), two years in the making, is a new non-governmental umbrella group for agencies focused on combating youth involvement in street gangs.
Source: MetroNews Date: February 8, 2012
Teen suspects in 2010 Modesto killing now in adult jail (Modesto, CA): Two suspects who were minors when they were arrested on suspicion of murder last year are now adults and are incarcerated in the Stanislaus County Jail.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 8, 2012
Gang member convicted in shooting (Greely, CO): After more than a day of deliberations, jurors convicted a Greeley gang member in a gang-related shooting last spring that police say ended a three-month crime spree.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
Gang member license ID plan to be revised (Boston, MA): A state representative’s proposal to mark gang members' driver's licenses with the letter "G" was heard yesterday before the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House, but it probably will undergo significant revisions after it was later assailed as unconstitutional.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 7, 2012
Police say gang feud lead to fatal shooting (Batesville, MS) : Authorities believe a feud between rival gangs lead to the shooting death of Jeremy Wright on a Batesville street on Jan. 16.
Source: Sun Herald Date: February 7, 2012
Gang member convicted of killing woman (Norwalk, CA) : A Southern California gang member who shot and killed a woman for interrupting a graffiti crew has been convicted of murder.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: February 7, 2012
Crips, Bloods, and Commuters: Seattle gang territory mapped on Google (Seattle, WA): Which gangs hang out downtown at 3rd and Pine? Who is responsible for all the graffiti tags in South Park? And why is the dividing line between Central District and South Seattle gang territory a Burger King? These questions and more can now be answered by Google.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: February 7, 2012
Trenton Bloods gang founder arrested after running from city cops (Trenton, NJ): One of the city's original Bloods gangsters was back in handcuffs Friday afternoon after he allegedly fled from detectives when they found him at a clothing store he runs in the Wilbur section, police said.
Source: The Times Date: February 7, 2012
Visalia, Tulare crime rates dropped in 2011 (Visalia, CA): The crime rate is down in Tulare County's two largest cities. In Visalia it dropped two percent last year from 2010. In Tulare crime fell a 12.89 percent. Visalia police said the downward trend was related to a decrease in robberies, burglaries and stolen vehicles. The department is also reporting a 50 percent reduction in gang-related crime.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 7, 2012
Indictments returned against five suspected MS-13 gang members (Richmond, VA): A grand jury on Monday indicted five suspected MS-13 gang members on more than three dozen new charges in a vicious stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 7, 2012
Testimony begins in Hampton gang killings (Hampton, VA): When police found Thomas Needam III dead on his living room floor in 2010, his nine-year-old son was kneeling on the floor with his hands over his ears in a nearby room.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 7, 2012
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