Gang-Related News Articles
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Ten MS-13 gang members from Flushing indicted for racketeering (New York, NY) : Ten members of the infamous MS-13 gang from Flushing were indicted Thursday on racketeering charges, including violent machete and baseball attacks against rivals, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 5, 2012
Haslam launches coordinated effort to combat drug abuse, gangs, domestic violence (Nashville, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday announced a coordinated plan to fight drug abuse, gangs and domestic violence in Tennessee. The plan was produced over the course of a year by representatives of 11 state agencies to reduce drug abuse and trafficking, lower violent crime and cut the rate of repeat offenders.
Source: The Republic Date: January 5, 2012
Reputed gang member won't face death penalty in toddler's death (Syracuse, NY): A reputed street gang member accused of fatally shooting a Syracuse toddler in a gang-related retaliation shooting will not face a death-penalty federal prosecution in the case.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: January 5, 2012
Police: Gang member threatens Mesa officer (Mesa, AZ): A documented gang member who was arrested on suspicion of drug possession Thursday knocked down two Mesa officers trying to restrain him and threatened the arresting officer and his family, according to court documents.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: January 5, 2012
Villaraigosa on Occupy LA, city budget, declining crime (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC about Los Angeles' budget, L.A.'s crime rates declining for a ninth straight year, how Occupy L.A. changed the city budget and more.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: January 5, 2012
Christmas day murder of Memphis teen probably gang-related (Memphis, TN): Day 12, making it nearly two weeks on the run. Fugitive Rico Fleming has eluded police since Christmas Day. Fleming is the third suspect charged in a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old Memphis girl. Two others are already in jail for the crime.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: January 5, 2012
Gang leader gets life in jail after ‘01 Flushing slay: Prosecutor (New York, NY): The leader of a violent Chinese gang that operated in Flushing and similar enclaves throughout the city and country was sentenced to life in prison on racketeering charges, which included those related to the 2001 stabbing death of a bouncer at a Main Street karaoke club.
Source: TimesLedger Date: January 5, 2012
Former MS-13 informant goes on trial in racketeering charges (San Francisco, CA): A former government informant who is the last of 34 defendants charged in a federal MS-13 gang prosecution went on trial on racketeering and murder conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court in San Francisco today.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal Date: January 5, 2012
Documentary looks at gang violence (Chattanooga, TN) : While the city is trying new tactics to combat the gang problem in Chattanooga, some local organizations are trying to fight it as well. The Oak Project produced a documentary examining the recent gang-related crime
Source: WDSI FOX 61 Date: January 5, 2012
Slaying a revolt against gang leader, trial told (Brandon, MB): A Winnipeg gang leader was allegedly killed by members of his own criminal organization who turned on him while they were all serving time at Stony Mountain penitentiary.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: January 5, 2012
Suburb tackles murder problem (Abbotsford, BC): In a huge turnaround that has police in a cautiously celebratory mood, suburban Abbotsford, B.C., has gone from Canada's murder capital to no murders at all in just two years.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 4, 2012
Chief blames killings on gangs (San Antonio, TX): The five drive-by shootings that erupted in seven days on the East Side last month all involved gang members, Police Chief William McManus told a community meeting Tuesday evening.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 4, 2012
Alleged gang member from Newport News pleads guilty to role in two drug-related homicides (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, allegedly a member of a street gang, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he participated in two drug-related homicides on the Peninsula.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 4, 2012
Apparent gang-related shooting leaves one dead (Los Angeles, CA): Police today were investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in West Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person injured.
Source: MarvistaPatch Date: January 4, 2012
Gang ties disputed in Salinas shooting case (Salinas, CA): Did a trained Marine and Gang Task Force deputy mistake a 15-inch-tall paint spray nozzle for a fist-sized black gun? Testimony began Tuesday before a jury that will attempt to answer that question in the case of a Salinas auto shop owner charged with assaulting the sheriff's deputy who shot him after the defendant allegedly pointed a gun.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 4, 2012
Flagler School Board hears uniforms reduce gang activity (Bunnell, FL): As Flagler County School Board members gear up to make a controversial decision about whether students should wear uniforms, they heard from an administrator about how the common dress might impact gang activity.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: January 4, 2012
Security increased at 2 Lafourche high schools after fatal shooting (Lafourche Parish, LA): Authorities in Lafourche Parish are beefing up security at two high schools following what authorities are calling the gang-related death of a teenager.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 4, 2012
Police hunt gang members for street killing (Los Angeles, CA): Investigators say suspected gang members shot and killed a man and wounded another in a volley of bullets on a Los Angeles street.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 4, 2012
Alberta First Nation votes to give band power to evict gang members (Calgary, AB): On Mistawasis First Nation, west of Prince Albert, Sask., a particularly troublesome resident who persisted in selling drugs was the first - and only - band member to be exiled under a new banishment law.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: January 4, 2012
Tackling gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Ron Littlefield says the gang problem has grown so bad, that they're ready to take the next step to fight it. Littlefield says he's now using a comprehensive initiative modeled after one from the University of Chicago.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 4, 2012
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