Gang-Related News Articles
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Oakland gang member sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing two in 2007 (Oakland, CA): An Oakland gang member was sent to prison for the rest of his life Friday for killing two men in two days -- but not before an emotional hearing in which family members of the victims, and the defendant, gave tear-laced statements to the court.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Gang crimes drop through October for 2011 (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related crimes has dropped by half so far this year, police said. Through the month of October, El Paso has had 639 gang-related crimes. That's down from 1,172 at the same point last year.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 4, 2011
San Juan police tracking gang graffiti (San Juan, CA): The San Juan gang unit is reading the writing on the walls, literally. They’re keeping track of graffiti to try to keep track of gangs.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 4, 2011
Shooter in 2009 Richmond restaurant double murder sentenced (Martinez, CA): A Richmond gang member was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for a brazen 2009 barbecue restaurant shotgun slaying of two men.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 4, 2011
Gang member gets prison in meth, gun case (Gulfport, MS) : A member of the Simon City Royals street gang will serve more than 15 years in prison on meth and firearm convictions, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 4, 2011
County leader sees progress in efforts targeting violence (Hamilton County, TN): One Hamilton County official said efforts to tackle local violence, particularly gang-related, is finally gaining legs. But the commission, which is part of those efforts, did not act on the problem Wednesday. At the commission's regular meeting, Chairman Larry Henry said violence affects more than just the inner city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 3, 2011
Police probe rash of gang violence (Lompoc, CA): Police are investigating a rash of Halloween night arsons that they suspect is the result of hostilities between two Lompoc gangs.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 3, 2011
Youth gang initiative takes aim at Ottawa's streets (Ottawa, ON): Gang activity is present on the streets of Ottawa, and while not as prevalent as other cities it is nonetheless a serious concern for the capital's police and youth workers.
Source: EMC News Date: November 3, 2011
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
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