Gang-Related News Articles
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Antisocial side of social media helps police track gangs (Washington, DC): Another alleged dealer complained in a lengthy comment string that someone was "watering down the pack" of PCP, a hallucinogen — a comment an FBI agent helpfully translated in court papers as the process of creating "more, though less potent, narcotics."
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 24, 2011
Gang pleas likely (Cleveland, OH): Two Youngstown men convicted of a gang-related shooting are scheduled to become the first to plead guilty to their roles in what authorities said was the largest street gang in the city.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: October 24, 2011
Police suspect gang activity in Lower Valley shooting (El Paso, TX): A 35-year-old Lower Valley man was shot Saturday night, police said. Officers suspect that the incident could be gang-related and the case continues to be under investigation. Details on how the shooting took place are still unknown.
Source: El Paso Times Date: October 24, 2011
Bedford County to consider quarter-million-dollar gang grant (Bedford, VA): The Bedford County Board of Supervisors tonight will consider accepting a grant of $267,164 to help the sheriff’s office combat gang activity. The U.S.Department of Justice has awarded a COPS (community oriented policing services) program grant to sheriff’s office.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: October 24, 2011
Assaults in Ohio prisons up 20.6% (Columbus, OH): The new state prisons director is tamping down on escalating violence in Ohio's 31 prisons, where inmate-on-inmate assaults have jumped 20.6 percent last year over 2007 and disturbances involving four or more prisoners increased 102 percent during the same period.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: October 24, 2011
Man wounded in gang-related shooting in Koreatown (Los Angeles, CA): A man was wounded today in a gang-related shooting in Koreatown, police said. The victim, a suspected gang member, was hit by at least three bullets and suffered wounds to his shoulder and torso in the shooting, which occurred at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Berendo Street around 1:10 a.m., said Sgt. Paul McLaughlin of the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Station.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 24, 2011
Teen seriously injured in Ventura shooting (Ventura, CA): A teenage boy was seriously injured Sunday night in a suspected gang shooting, police said. The 17-year-old Ventura boy was walking in the 100 block of Mission Avenue with two friends about 6:40 p.m. when he was approached by a group of males and an altercation ensued, police said. During the altercation, someone pulled a handgun and shot the teen in the stomach, leaving him in the street, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: October 24, 2011
Kansas teens sentenced in skate gang-related death (Kansas City, KS): One of the things parents fear about their children taking up skateboarding is gangs. Part of that fear stems from fictional movies like Thrashin' and a handful of factual based incidents. The factual based incidents are a mixed bag of situations.
Source: Yahoo! Date: October 24, 2011
High-ranking gang member charged in 2009 shooting (Hartford, CT): A high-ranking member of a street gang has been charged with shooting a man in the thigh in July of 2009, according to an arrest warrant.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 24, 2011
Lawyers for man accused in Santa Rosa slaying allege victim had gang ties (Santa Rosa, CA): Lawyers for a Santa Rosa man accused of gunning down a former Sonoma County corrections officer outside a downtown brew pub allege in court papers the officer had gang ties and was fired over his illegal possession of a gun.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: October 24, 2011
Murder trial in Albany gang initiation death begins (Albany, GA): Two suspected members of the Black Gangsta Disciples are now on trial for a fatal gang beating in Albany. Ernest Thomas and 35-year old Sherman Northern are charged with murder and street gang terrorism.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: October 24, 2011
Four arrested in San Rafael gang-related pellet gun shooting (San Rafael, CA): Marin County sheriff's deputies have arrested three men and a 16-year-old boy allegedly involved in a gang-related altercation that resulted in a car accident and pellet gun shooting in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 24, 2011
Two set to change pleas in Youngstown LSP gang raid (Youngstown, OH): Two men charged in a 42-count indictment against 23 people affiliated with South Side street gang LSP are expected to change their pleas this week.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: October 24, 2011
Tenn. officials visit Fresno to study model anti-gang unit (Fresno, CA) : A Memphis-area law-enforcement delegation is in Fresno to learn about and model MAGEC, the county's multi-agency anti-gang force.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: October 24, 2011
Weekend gang shootings put Portland in danger of exceeding last year's level of violence (Portland, OR): Police responded to a spate of gang shootings over the weekend, one of them fatal – the latest uptick in an increasingly violent year of gang-related crime in Portland. With 85 gang-related shootings, stabbings and serious assaults to date this year to date – and with two more months to go until New Year's – Portland is on track to exceed the 95 gang-related crimes in 2010.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 24, 2011
Santa Cruz man seriously injured in gang-related stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police are investigating a gang-related stabbing Sunday night that left a 26-year-old man seriously wounded.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: October 24, 2011
SJPD investigating gang-related stabbing death (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are searching for a suspect or suspects who stabbed a man to death early Sunday morning in what authorities believe is a gang-related incident.
Source: Examiner Date: October 24, 2011
Plainfield gang member gets nine years in prison for violent robbery (Plainfield, NJ): A Plainfield street gang member was sentenced to nine years in state prison for a violent 2010 robbery that targeted an immigrant, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 24, 2011
MS-13 gang suspects face murder in Daly City shooting (Daly City, CA): A federal trial is beginning for two alleged MS-13 gang members accused in a fatal triple shooting in Daly City in 2009.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 24, 2011
Gang dispute led to killing: Humboldt murder suspect transferred to adult court following testimony (Trenton, TN): Witnesses say Kelcey Zaccheaus Williams, a Humboldt 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder, shot and killed Lonzell Smith of Milan after Smith failed to give up his car rims in a gang-related dispute.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: October 24, 2011
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