Gang-Related News Articles
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Whether a pair of alleged gang members killed a rival in order to impress their peers will be decided by one jury (Grand Rapids, MI): Whether Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas targeted Elmer Luis Chavez for death because of his gang ties is the central question facing a Kent County jury today. A three-week trial came to an end Monday where Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Gerald Faber brought 20 alleged eye-witnesses to the stand, many of whom were gang members or former gang members or associates – as virtually all of them claimed.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 26, 2011
Groups seek to sever school resource officers from ICE gang task force (Glenwood Springs, CO): Police officers whose duties include work as a school resource officer should be barred from collaborating with federal immigration enforcement officials, say a pair of immigrant rights groups that have called attention to the issue locally.
Source: Post Independent Date: September 26, 2011
UIC launches program to address community violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago youth often witness community violence, such as fights, shootings, burglaries, and gang conflict. The Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research has launched a program aimed at reducing and preventing community violence affecting youth and families.
Source: National Newswire Service Date: September 26, 2011
Fight at Onate High School ends with stab wounds (Las Cruces, NM): A fight between two male students at a Las Cruces high school left one boy in the hospital and another in police custody. A witness to the fight, who did not want to be identified, told KFOX14 that she saw the boys fist-fighting each other when one of them took out a knife. "They were screaming a sign, a gang-related sign," the witness said.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: September 26, 2011
Two suspected gang members arrested on robbery charges (Reno, NV): Two suspected gang members were arrested Saturday on charges they battered a man sitting on his step after he refused to give them money that was to support their street gang, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 26, 2011
Female Newark gang member is charged in fatal shooting of East Orange woman (Newark, NJ): A 21-year-old female gang member from Newark has been charged with murdering another woman in Elizabeth last week, authorities said today. Tiffany Moore, a confirmed member of the Piru set of the Bloods street gang, is charged in the death of 19-year-old Felicia Hester, an East Orange resident gunned down in Elizabeth around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 26, 2011
Investigators ask Point Boro residents to report signs of gangs and drugs (Point Borough, NJ): While gangs, drugs, bias crimes and scams are not as rampant in Point Borough as in some other towns, they are all here and police need the public's help tackling them.
Source: PointPleasantPatch Date: September 26, 2011
Gang detectives investigate Logan Heights shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police gang-unit detectives are investigating a shooting Monday night in Logan Heights. The victim was walking on Imperial Avenue near 32nd Street about 6:55 p.m. when he was approached by the men, who issued a gang challenge and demanded his backpack.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 26, 2011
Two Oxnard men plead guilty to assault at pizza parlor; three others plead not guilty (Oxnard, CA): Two of five defendants accused of being involved in a gang-related fight earlier this month in the parking lot of a pizza parlor in Oxnard pleaded guilty today to assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 26, 2011
Newport News releases road map to fighting gangs (Newport News, VA): Mayor McKinley Price hopes the release of a 42-page report on gang violence is the beginning of a successful strategy to combat gangs. The report is being released this week by the mayor's anti-gang task force, and includes many recommendations to reduce the gang problem.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 26, 2011
Brazen shooting spooks residents (Gilroy, CA): Three days after a brash, early evening shooting in the middle of a Gilroy apartment complex home to dozens of families, startled residents say they're hoping it's not a sign of things to come. Police arrested two men they say are Norteno gang members and a 15-year-old juvenile Friday after gunshots echoed through the Montebello Ridge Apartments, located at the corner of Monte Bello Drive and Wren Avenue, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: September 26, 2011
Lebanon hopes drug arrests cut crime (Lebanon, TN): The recent indictments of 17 alleged Vice Lords gang members and their drug suppliers could reduce overall drug and violent crime in Lebanon, Police Chief Scott Bowen said.
Source: The Tennessean Date: September 26, 2011
Men with gang ties to attend WIBB-hosted discussion (Macon, GA): In all the talks on how to address Macon’s gang activity, gun violence and wayward youths, there are usually some key people missing from the table: gang members and people "living the life" who are deemed a menace.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 25, 2011
One arrested in downtown San Jose shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose police arrested one man after an alleged gang shooting early Friday night a few blocks south of San Jose State University.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 25, 2011
Residents oppose Lincoln-Jackson park plan (Scranton, PA): Residents of a West Scranton neighborhood made their overwhelming opposition to a proposed public park on the site of the former Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School clear to City Council on Tuesday, citing issues with criminal activity and neglect that already exist in surrounding parks.
Source: The Times Leader Date: September 25, 2011
Flagler Bloods leader ordered robbery that turned deadly (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Elshawon Washington, the accused leader of the Bloods gang in Flagler County, insisted the gang carry out a home invasion in Palm Coast in 2007 despite the misgivings of some gang members, according to testimony that gave new insights into the crime.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: September 25, 2011
Clinic Ole ends 17-year gang prevention effort (Napa, CA): A gang prevention program that has been offered through Clinic Ole for 17 years will end Friday. The "Your Alternatives to Risk" program will be cut because it does not align with the core mission of Clinic Ole, said Maria Criscione Stel, Clinic Ole’s director of communications.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: September 25, 2011
Two charged in Newburgh motel club shooting, police suspect attack gang-related (Newburgh, NY): Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting at the night club at Knights Inn early Sunday morning. Lt. Michael Clancy of Newburgh town police said the club's management threw out several individuals who had snuck in and who were suspected of having gang affiliations.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: September 25, 2011
Gilroy shooting believed to be gang-related (Gilroy, CA): An apparent gang-related shooting occurred in Gilroy late Friday afternoon when three people allegedly fired shots toward a group of people at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Montebello Drive.
Source: Examiner Date: September 25, 2011
Partnership gets kids off the street (Fullerton, CA): Her face lit up as a single lace of her shoe dangled to the side and her heels lifted off the ground. As she propped her shoulders slightly upward, her eyes widened as she watched her classmate receive help from their new assistant.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: September 25, 2011
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