Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members get 168½ years in killing of Tacoma woman (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma gang member and four accomplices were sentenced to a total of 168½ years in prison Friday for the deadly 2010 shooting of a Tacoma woman as she drove a car they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang member.
Source: KOMO News Date: February 3, 2012
Gang violence threat adds security to Charlotte school (Charlotte, NC): There was a heavy presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers at M.L.K. Middle School Friday afternoon because of rumors that violence might break out.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: February 3, 2012
Franklin murder trial ends in acquittal but gang struggle rages on (Franklin, NJ): Ammar Simmons was 18 years old in the summer 2007. According to friends, he was not a gang member. But on July 15, during an altercation between rival gang sets, he made the mistake of claiming to be a Blood. That cost him his life.
Source: Courier News Date: February 3, 2012
Visalia's first homicide of 2012 (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is investigating whether the City's first homicide is gang related. The murder comes after a string of gang-related shootings in Visalia. The victim's family says they're not sure what led to the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: February 3, 2012
Fort Worth police say two shootings may be gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): Police were investigating two shootings early Friday that they believe were gang-related -- one in Sundance Square and one in north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: February 3, 2012
Gang members sentenced in Camille Love murder (Tacoma, WA) : Five men convicted in the killing of 20-year-old Camille Love received prison sentences Friday ranging from 12 to 75 years – punishment the father of the murdered woman said was not nearly enough.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 3, 2012
FBI gang statistics for Maine questioned (Portland, ME) : Ever since the FBI released a report last fall about the threat of gangs, a surprising statistic has surfaced about Maine: that there are up to 4,000 gang members in our state. Just last week, that number was used to bolster support for a potential bill that aims to suppress gang activity. But how accurate is that statistic?
Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network Date: February 3, 2012
Teen escaped Indian River to avoid gang (Massillon, OH): A youth who escaped last month from the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility told investigators he ran to avoid being forced to join a gang.
Source: The Independent Date: February 3, 2012
Visalia gang member runs, drops guns (Visalia, CA): A 24-year-old Visalia gang member was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing two guns and violating his parole, Sgt. Amy Watkins said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 3, 2012
Incarcerated Bloods gang member gets more prison time for gun possession (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of a Trenton faction of the Bloods street gang, already in prison on unrelated charges, was sentenced Friday to more prison time for unlawfully possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
Source: The Trentonian Date: February 3, 2012
Court hearing confirms shooting stemmed from feuding gangs (Batesville, MS): Two rival street gangs brought guns to a fight January 16 in Batesville that left one of their members, Jeremy Wright, shot on Vance Street, a police detective testified this week.
Source: The Panolian Date: February 3, 2012
Murder victim figured in gang fight (Philadelphia, PA): Gang involvement could be to blame for the grisly murder of an Olney man in his own home Tuesday. Court records show that the victim, Sophos Siv, was set for a court proceeding next month on charges that included attempted murder for a gang-related fight April 17, 2010, during which a man was stabbed.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 2, 2012
Gang members found not guilty of in-jail assaults (Saskatoon, SK) : Two gang members have been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow prisoner at the Saskatoon jail.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: February 2, 2012
Deported immigrant in custody again (Smithfield, NC): Immigration authorities are trying to again deport a suspected gang member who moved to Selma after twice crossing the Mexican border illegally.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 2, 2012
Cops seek shooter in slaying of 20-year-old whose family said he rejected a gang's recruitment efforts (New York, NY): Cops have identified a suspect wanted in a possible gang-related shooting last week in Brooklyn, authorities and sources said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 2, 2012
Sleeping boy wounded in Santa Fe Springs shooting (Santa Fe, CA): A sleeping boy was hit by a stray bullet Wednesday night in a random shooting in Santa Fe Springs that may have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 2, 2012
FBI: Manhunt for leader of deadly NYC "Folk Nation" gang (New York, NY): Authorities are searching for one of the reputed leaders of the violent New York City "Folk Nation" gang that they say is responsible for a series for armed robberies and shootings.
Source: CBS News Date: February 2, 2012
MS-13 gang graffiti found at Garinger, MLK Middle (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools crews are cleaning graffiti left on two schools by a gang overnight. Police officials said the graffiti was written by the MS-13 gang and directed at a rival gang.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: February 2, 2012
Teen arrested in apparent gang shooting at South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach, FL): Gang detectives have arrested a teenager in connection to Sunday's double shooting at the South Florida Fair, a long-time attraction for rival Palm Beach County gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 2, 2012
Reputed Latin King leader agrees to plead guilty to murder (Hammond, IN): A Highland man, described by friends as a doting dad dedicated to his children's Little League activities, pleaded guilty to murder and drug charges Thursday in one of the region's largest gang prosecutions.
Source: The Times Date: February 2, 2012
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