Gang-Related News Articles
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Prosecutor says gang slaying was revenge for Libby Lake killings (Oceanside, CA): Three young Oceanside men pleaded not guilty Monday to killing a rival gang member as payback for the May murders of two teenagers in Libby Lake Park, a prosecutor said.
Source: North County Times Date: January 23, 2012
NJ gang member sentenced in plot to kill rival (Newark, NJ): A New Jersey street gang member who conspired to kill a rival gang member two years ago has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 23, 2012
Springfield City Council wants more information before accepting $800,000 anti-violence grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council on Monday again delayed acceptance of an $800,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence, with some councilors saying they remain concerned that some community groups may not have received a fair chance to compete for the funds.
Source: The Republican Date: January 23, 2012
Police: Gang task force needed (Bennington, VT): Local and state police are working with a veteran lawmaker to create a statewide gang task force and amend state laws to counter a growing illicit drug trade they say is driven by gangs and organized crime.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: January 23, 2012
Three alleged Santa Cruz gang members held on heroin sale, gang charges (Santa Cruz, CA): Three alleged Santa Cruz gang members were held to answer on heroin sales and gang charges during a preliminary hearing Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 23, 2012
Police investigate gang ties to shooting (Syracuse, NY): All anyone saw was a man with the hood of a sweatshirt pulled down over his face. Then that man started shooting at a car parked in front of a house on Midland Avenue. That according to Syracuse police, who say the target was 24-year-old Adrian Jones, who was hit multiple times. But Jones wasn't alone.
Source: YNN News Date: January 23, 2012
Officials deliver tough line to area gangs (Chattanooga, TN): Flanked by city and county officials, members of federal law enforcement agencies and heads of the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Mayor Ron Littlefield said there would be "no magic solution" to Chattanooga's ongoing gang problem.
Source: Nooga.com Date: January 23, 2012
Gang members go to trial on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity (Victoria, TX): Two men will face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity in a trial scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Source: Victoria Advocate Date: January 23, 2012
Reputed O.C. gang member gets 29 years to life in shooting case (Orange County, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced Monday to 29 years to life in state prison for his role in the 1994 shooting of a man in the mouth, an injury that left the victim on a respirator until he died in 2009, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 23, 2012
Suspected gang members arrested after San Juan area chase (San Juan, TX): After a chase around San Juan on Monday afternoon, Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested two men believed to be affiliated with a gang that shot a deputy in October, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 23, 2012
NC Central program aims to fight gang violence (Durham, NC): Criminal justice professors are taking aim at drug and gang-related activity in North Carolina. A group from North Carolina Central University said it's an issue that continues to drive violent crime in our communities.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: January 23, 2012
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond's stance on gangs seen as troubling by some (Chattanooga, TN): A statement by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond could set a policy tone that could expose the county to legal liability in future civil rights claims, local attorneys say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 22, 2012
Two teens charged with August murder (Pasadena, CA): Two teens have been charged with murder for what police say was the gang-related slaying of an 18-year-old man on a Pasadena street in August.
Source: Pasadena Sun Date: January 22, 2012
One person hurt after gang fight in Bryan (Bryan, TX): One man was hospitalized with a knife wound after a gang fight that took place in Bryan on Saturday afternoon, police said. Between 8 and 20 people were involved in the fighting between two groups on Dansby Street.
Source: The Eagle Date: January 22, 2012
Armed gang member arrested in East Kildonan (Winnipeg, MB) : Police say a known gang member was arrested Saturday afternoon after officers were called to a family trouble call in East Kildonan.
Source: CTV Winnipeg Date: January 22, 2012
Posthumous US asylum bid highlights gang debate (Jersey City, NJ): Josue Rafael Orellana Garcia fled his impoverished neighborhood in Honduras for the United States as a teenager, to escape what began as teasing over his disabilities and escalated into what his mother said were threats to kill him if he did not join a gang.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: January 22, 2012
Murder trial of alleged SF gang member finally begins in deaths of father, sons (San Francisco, CA) : The triple-murder trial of an accused MS-13 gang member, whose case brought the country’s immigration debate to the steps of San Francisco City Hall three years ago, is set to officially begin today.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: January 22, 2012
Former top cop sees alarming trends in gang murders (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are celebrating the lowest murder rate since 1965. But a former police superintendent said he sees some alarming trends in both murders and the gang members who frequently commit them.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: January 22, 2012
Henrico jury find gang enforcer guilty of murder (Henrico County, VA): A Henrico County jury found a gang enforcer guilty on all counts for ordering a robbery that resulted in a murder, and recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 23 years.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 21, 2012
Chattanooga community gathers to fight gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As T.J. Johnson stood at the front of a church congregation Friday night, he held up a silver platter holding money, a fake gun and a bag representing a kilo of cocaine.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 21, 2012
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