Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang connection to face stomping case (Hamilton County, TN): Details of gang violence, not involving a weapon, came out this morning in Hamilton County Sessions Court.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: December 28, 2011
Salinas gang killings down again (Salinas, CA): If current totals hold through Saturday, gang-related homicides in Salinas will have declined for the third year in a row, police records show. As few as nine gang-related slayings were reported this year as of Tuesday, down from 15 in 2010 and a record-setting 29 in 2009.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 28, 2011
Last man in gang execution headed for court (Lackawanna County, PA): Tonie Future, the last member of a street gang that executed a man linked to another gang, is expected to enter a guilty plea in Lackawanna County Court today that could send him to prison for 35 to 70 years but spare him from a potential life sentence if he went to trial and was convicted.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: December 28, 2011
City of Chattanooga fights back to combat youth crime (Chattanooga, TN): With gang violence once again in the news, we're taking a closer look at one Chattanooga program that aims to make a difference.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: December 28, 2011
Gang task force arrests five Tuesday (Watsonville, CA) : Five males, three of them juveniles, were arrested for involvement in a criminal street gang on Tuesday night.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: December 28, 2011
Gang haven declared 'unfit for habitation' (Gilroy, CA): City officials who wanted a local "haven" for drugs and gang activity to be shut down appear to be getting their wish.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: December 28, 2011
Vancouver police help in shooting incident in Portland (Portland, OR): Vancouver police Wednesday night assisted Portland police in what was described as a possible gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Columbian Date: December 28, 2011
Police targeting gangs and drugs in Kennett area: "It's easy to sell drugs to people in this area" (Kennett, PA): Edwin J. Colon isn’t surprised the feds earlier this week busted a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to street-level dealers in downtown Kennett Square and Avondale. An indictment charged 12 people with smuggling the drugs from Panama into the area.
Source: Southern Chester County Weeklies Date: December 28, 2011
Gangs change street culture (Queens, NY): Last year 43 lives were lost to murder in southeast Queens. It is difficult to determine how many of the 43 homicides were gang-related, but gang violence and easy access to guns coupled with an unwillingness of witnesses to come forward have made it hard for police and prosecutors to do their jobs.
Source: TimesLedger Date: December 28, 2011
Walla Walla police arrest one after gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla police are investigating a gang fight on Christmas Eve that left a man with a stab wound near the base of his skull.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: December 27, 2011
Another east-side drive-by sends two to hospital (San Antonio, TX): An alleged gang member and innocent bystander were hospitalized Monday night following the latest drive-by in a string of shootings on the city's east side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: December 27, 2011
One shot in apparent north Tulsa gang fight (Tulsa, OK): A 19-year-old man was shot in an apparent gang fight at a north Tulsa convenience store early Tuesday, Tulsa police said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 27, 2011
South suburban man charged in 2009 triple homicide (Chicago, IL): A second man has been charged with murder in a 2009 shooting that left three teens dead on a Southeast Side street.
Source: WGN TV News Date: December 27, 2011
Lansing man charged in murder of three teens (Chicago, IL): More than two years after three teen boys were murdered in a gang-related shooting on the Southeast Side, a second man has been charged in the case, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 27, 2011
Bloods gang member pleads guilty in RICO case (Nashville, TN): Kerry Pettus, a/k/a "Lil Kerry" of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Criminal Organizations) charges related to his membership in the Bloods gang criminal enterprise, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: December 27, 2011
Suspect is being held in the wake of drive-by (San Antonio, TX): Police have arrested a man accused of injuring two people Monday night in a gang-related drive-by shooting that capped a week of gun violence on the East Side.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 27, 2011
Gang fight mars Christmas party (Chattanooga, TN): Violence marred a Christmas Day teen party in Tennessee, as gunfire sent nine people to the hospital.
Source: KPLC 7 News Date: December 26, 2011
Police task force focuses on Mexican Mafia gang (Austin, TX): Four men are awaiting trial on murder charges and more than a dozen others have been sent to prison with federal drug convictions in what court documents show is a result of a crackdown by federal, state and local authorities on a gang born in Texas prisons.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: December 26, 2011
Portland gang member hurt in shooting (Portland, OR): A Portland gang member was shot on Sunday and police were trying to figure out exactly how and where it happened.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 26, 2011
Small town gang problems overflowing into the Tri-Cities (Walla Walla, WA): KEPR has told you about the increasing gang violence in Walla Walla, Prosser and Sunnyside. The appearance of new, more organized gangs has law enforcement cracking down.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 26, 2011
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