Gang-Related News Articles
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Man gets life for killing two rival gang members (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who was 16 at the time when he participated in an execution-style shooting that left two rivals dead and a third in a coma was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 16, 2011
Four teens arrested for alleged gang-related stabbing (Redwood City, CA) : Four teens have been arrested in connection with an apparent gang-related stabbing in Redwood City on Tuesday, police said.
Source: RedwoodCityPatch Date: December 16, 2011
Two members of Texas Mexican Mafia sentenced to prison (San Antonio, TX): Two former members of the Texas Mexican Mafia who helped the government crack down on the gang have been sentenced for their roles in a handful of killings and other acts that police blamed for some of the violence on San Antonio's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 16, 2011
Police say 'Felony Lane' gang responsible for North Texas burglaries (Dallas TX): They've come all the way from Florida, with one target in mind. McKinney Police say the so-called "Felony Lane" gang could be operating in North Texas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: December 16, 2011
Number of gang members in Montana’s prisons, surprises panel (Helena, MT): Some members of the state Legislature’s Law and Justice Interim Committee learned there are now 172 gang members among Montana’s prison population.
Source: Montana Watchdog Date: December 16, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 15 years in prison (Pittsburgh, PA): A member of the once-feared Brighton Place/Northview Heights Crips was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: December 15, 2011
Jersey City gang member gets 10 years in prison for conspiracy to murder (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday for conspiring to murder a rival gang member in 2009.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: December 15, 2011
Rash of graffiti believed to be gang-related (Lafayette, IN): Respect is a lesson Matt Rhoda wishes the vandals who struck Miami Elementary School and Columbian Park in Lafayette would learn.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: December 15, 2011
Man charged with gang-related murder (Bridgeport, CT): Police Wednesday arrested a city man being sought in the September fatal shooting of a witness in a gang related case.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: December 15, 2011
Kalispell gang member charged with attempted homicide in home-invasion stabbing (Kalispell, MT): Flathead County prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges of attempted deliberate homicide against a self-styled gang member who allegedly broke into a family's Kalispell home and stabbed a man.
Source: The Missoulian Date: December 15, 2011
Gang-related stabbing in Redwood City (Redwood City, CA): A 19-year-old Redwood City resident was stabbed several times in the abdomen Tuesday afternoon and police say it appears to be gang related.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: December 15, 2011
How bad is the gang problem in the Rogue Valley? (Medford, OR): Jackson County Juvenile Community Justice is planning to kick off a study to determine the severity of gang activity in the Rogue Valley. The study, which will be conducted by Juvenile Service Center officials, is needed to apply for federal grants that would go to community justice organizations.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: December 15, 2011
Four face murder charges in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Barbara County prosecutors have filed murder charges with gang allegations against four men suspected of being involved in a fatal stabbing last week in Santa Maria.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 15, 2011
Group addresses gang problem (New York, NY): Despite a decrease in overall New York City crime in the past 20 years, organized crime remains a staple in city culture. New York City Police Dept. Community Affairs Officer Keith O’Donnell gave a presentation at York College on the state of gang violence in the City.
Source: Queens Tribune Date: December 15, 2011
Man sentenced to six years for drug trafficking (Providence, RI): An alleged member of an Asian-American street gang in Rhode Island has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for trafficking in ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News Date: December 15, 2011
Second gang member arrested in Biloxi gets prison in meth case (Gulfport, MS) : Jamie Renee Duncan, sentenced to prison for her role in a conspiracy to make meth in Harrison County, is a documented member of the Simon City Royals street gang, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: December 15, 2011
Teen hit by gang gunfire in SE Portland (Portland, OR): A 17-year-old was hit by gunfire late Wednesday evening in Southeast Portland. Police said this marked yet another incident in a disturbing trend. They said gang violence incidents were on pace to reach 100 before year's end, easily outpacing 2010.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 15, 2011
Former gang member fighting gang violence (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man believes he can make a difference when it come to crime by helping kids avoid the choices he made as a gang member years ago.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: December 15, 2011
Police: Gangs use social media to attract youth (Jackson, MS): Facebook and YouTube have affected street gangs as much as they have popular culture, according to police officials, who say social networks have helped introduce gang culture to a wider youth audience. Authorities said gang recruitment is on the rise, while the reasons young people join gangs remain the same.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: December 15, 2011
Woman speaks up about gang activity in the city (Saskatoon, SK): A Saskatoon woman is speaking out about what she calls a rise in gang activity in the city. Her efforts follow a recent incident in in which she says she was assaulted.
Source: CTV Saskatoon Date: December 15, 2011
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