Gang-Related News Articles
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Another drive-by suspect is sought (Central Point, OR): Police are searching for a man with known gang ties who they believe was a fourth occupant of the car thought to be involved in a drive-by shooting in Central Point Tuesday that investigators call a gang-related "random act of violence."
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 3, 2011
Police chief: Arson may not be gang-related (Logansport, IN): Logansport’s police chief claims the city’s fire investigator was premature in ruling that a recent arson was gang-related. "There is no evidence to back that up," Police Chief A.J. Rozzi said Wednesday.
Source: Pharos-Tribune Date: November 3, 2011
Leader of Flagler Bloods gang gets life in prison for racketeering, murder (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Elshawon Washington, the leader of the Bloods gang in Flagler County, showed no reaction as a judge sentenced him on Wednesday to life in prison after he was found guilty of racketeering, second-degree felony murder and other charges.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: November 3, 2011
Grand jury indicts eight on gang-related crimes (Albany, GA): The Dougherty grand jury indicted eight alleged gang members Wednesday in two separate shooting incidents, according to court documents.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: November 3, 2011
Gangs persist at North Side High School (Jackson, TN): Multiple fights on North Side High School's campus on Wednesday have focused public attention on what law enforcement officers say is a gang problem that has persisted at the school for at least the last few years.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 3, 2011
Gang violence shatters peace in Central Point neighborhood (Central Point, OR): The suspects in Tuesday's drive-by shooting incident are known to local police in the Rogue Valley and in Central California as being affiliated to gangs. This marks gang violence breaking the barrier and spilling over into one Central Point neighborhood.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: November 3, 2011
Could court injunctions work in Salinas to fight gang crimes? (Salinas, CA): Everyone knows about the gang problem on the Central Coast, and now Salinas is turning to Oakland to see if that city's plan to fight the violence could work. We found out a court injunction is something Salinas Police already tried. This is how an injunction works; police identify a certain gang causing the most problems in a certain neighborhood.
Source: KION 46 News Date: November 3, 2011
Evanston police seek two alleged gang members (Evanston, IL): Evanston police are searching for two alleged members of the "Belizean Bloods" street gang wanted for drug and money laundering offenses.
Source: TribLocal Date: November 3, 2011
Two charged with teen's murder on Geneva Avenue (Dorchester, MA): Two accused gang members teens were arraigned Thursday on charges they murdered 16-year-old Jaivon Blake and wounded Blake's younger friend in a fusillade of bullets aimed at avenging alleged wrongs by rival gangs.
Source: Dorchester Reporter Date: November 3, 2011
Bloods member arrested in New Brunswick for 2010 murder (New Brunswick, NJ): A scuffle on a New Brunswick street corner has led to the arrest of a member of the Bloods street gang who is accused of killing a 35-year-old Elizabeth man last year.
Source: Courier News Date: November 3, 2011
Fresno ranks fourth in National Gang Assessment (Fresno, CA): Fresno County currently has the fourth most gang members in the country. The assessment shows gangs are expanding, and not just in numbers. Gangs are also shown to be engaging in non-traditional gang-related crimes.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: November 3, 2011
Man gets 50 years in Fresno State shirt murder (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a man he thought was in a rival gang because of the Fresno State shirt he was wearing.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: November 3, 2011
Nearly 200 North Side residents gather to talk about combating gang violence (Madison, WI): A former gang member stood up at a community meeting assembled on the North Side in the wake of recent violence and told the crowd he never feared police officers with their uniforms, badges and squad cars.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: November 3, 2011
Greenville activists fight gang violence (Greenville, SC): Community activists hit gang activity and bullying head-on Thursday night. Greenville County Intervention Specialist Dexter Reaves and Think Twice Founder Traci Fant held a gang summit with parents and students hoping to keep kids on the right track.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina Date: November 3, 2011
Organized gangs, crime and homicide (St. Louis, MO): On November 2, 2011, Attorney General Greg Abbot released a statement that Mexico's drug gangs and violence has become a major crime issue in Texas. In the state of Missouri, numerous gang related homicides, shooting incidents and arrests have been reported from St. Louis to Kansas City by authorities.
Source: St. Louis Law Enforcement Examiner Date: November 3, 2011
14 alleged Bloods gang members accused of operating major Camden drug ring (Camden, NJ): The state Division of Criminal Justice Thursday obtained a grand jury indictment charging the alleged head and 13 members of what is described as a major narcotics network in South Camden with first-degree racketeering.
Source: New Jersey Newsroom Date: November 3, 2011
Gang members talk about life on streets, redemption (New Orleans, LA): Two former gang members are reaching out to stop teens from making the same mistakes they say they made.
Source: WDSU News Date: November 3, 2011
Possible gang-related shooting breaks the peace of northwest-side park (San Antonio, TX): Police were kept busy Thursday afternoon with a shooting in broad daylight at a peaceful park on the city's northwest side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: November 3, 2011
Judge convicts two New Jersey men in 2007 gang-related triple murder in eastern Pennsylvania (Easton, PA): Two New Jersey men have been found guilty of murder in what authorities describe as a gang-related triple killing in eastern Pennsylvania.
Source: The Republic Date: November 3, 2011
Schools, police combat gangs: Training planned for principals, teachers to deal with gang activity (Jackson, TN): Jennie Abbott sat in a line of cars outside North Side High School and couldn't help but notice the increased presence of law enforcement during Thursday's dismissal.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 3, 2011
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