Gang-Related News Articles
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Alleged gang member faces murder trial (Carlsbad, CA): A documented Carlsbad gang member was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in a fatal stabbing outside a popular bar.
Source: North County Times Date: October 12, 2011
Gang gunfire hits Sunnyside home Tuesday (Sunnyside, WA): A Sunnyside residence was hit multiple times by gunfire Tuesday night in what police are calling a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 12, 2011
Witnesses suspect gang activity in local teen’s stabbing death (Oakland, CA): Teenager Matthew Acuna died from multiple stab wounds after being caught in a brawl friends and family members say had nothing to do with him. "One kid was a gang member and he had a beef with someone else," said a friend of Acuna’s, who is not being named by The Oakland Press to protect his safety.
Source: The Oakland Press Date: October 12, 2011
North Side gang member handed 11-year sentence (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge has sentenced a North Side man to 11 years and two months in prison for his gang activities.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 12, 2011
Meet Mr. Buzzard: The story behind the gang tattoos in this week's paper (Seattle, WA): The intimidating Chicano guy staring you down on the cover of the latest edition of Seattle Weekly is Carlos Garza, formerly known as Mr. Buzzard. As detailed in this week's feature story, Garza is an ex-gang member who now works for the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, mentoring Latino teenagers who have either joined a gang or are at risk of being recruited into one.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: October 12, 2011
Former gang member says Fall River community organizations saved his life (Fall River, MA): Michael Nhem’s life was on the verge of coming to an end when he received a piece of advice that turned it all around. Speaking Wednesday night during a forum on public safety hosted by state Sen. Michael Rodrigues, D-Westport, Nhem told the crowd that he was born into conflict as the child of a father who was a member of the Bloods street gang and a mother who was affiliated with the Crips.
Source: The Herald News Date: October 12, 2011
DA files new charge in New Year's shooting (Santa Maria, CA): A new charge of attempted murder with a street-gang enhancement has been filed against Robert Ruiz as a result of a shooting on New Year's Day 2010, according to Santa Maria police.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 12, 2011
Upper Ocean Street neighbors working to combat crime (Santa Cruz, CA): A gang-related fight Saturday morning on Ocean Street prompted a heavy police response after neighbors reported a possible shooting, but the noise turned out to be the sound of a breaking bottle, police say.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 11, 2011
Teen killed in apparent gang-related shooting at South L.A. park ID'd (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today identified a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting at a South Los Angeles park, where a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were wounded.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 11, 2011
In conspiracy trial, a query: What, exactly, is a gang? (Harlem, NY): From a telephone on Rikers Island, an inmate barked out his orders to a man in Harlem, prefacing them with an explanation. "Yo, there’s money out there right now," the inmate, Jaquan Layne, said. "Go outside."
Source: The New York Times Date: October 11, 2011
Reputed gang member convicted in Kingston slaying (Kingston, NY): A reputed member of the Bloods street gang faces up to 25 years in state prison for his part in the slaying of a man who was slated to testify against another Bloods member, Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright said.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: October 11, 2011
One killed, two wounded in apparent gang-related L.A. shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today identified a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting at a South Los Angeles park, where a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were wounded.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 11, 2011
Gangs arrested if seen in Yakima parks (Yakima, WA): Yakima has found another way to keep squeezing the gangs out of Yakima. Public parks are the latest target. Gang members will no longer find a safe haven among the playgrounds and park benches. KIMA found how this will keep your family safer.
Source: KIMA News Date: October 11, 2011
Hearing set for three alleged gang members (Gulfport, MS): A detention hearing has been scheduled for three alleged gang members accused of threatening confidential sources in a federal investigation. Federal court records show Yvette Hayden, Chasity Huff and Lee Irvie Fairbanks have been charged with obstruction of justice by retaliating against a witness.
Source: Sun Herald Date: October 11, 2011
Man killed in gang-related shooting on Wilmington sidewalk (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed in a gang-related shooting in Wilmington today, police said. The 32-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk about 9 a.m. when two suspects walked up to him and opened fire, then fled, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera. He died at the scene.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 11, 2011
Known gang member taken into custody (Middletown, CT): A man who police say is affiliated with the "Bloods" street gang was taken into custody on four outstanding warrants Monday.
Source: The Middletown Press Date: October 11, 2011
Witnesses refuse to talk in daylight shooting of gang member (Yakima, WA): Lack of witness cooperation has hampered the investigation of a gang-related shooting that occurred Tuesday in broad daylight, Yakima police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 11, 2011
New tactic for keeping kids out of gangs (Las Vegas, NV): From drive-by shootings to stabbings, Las Vegas police says they are seeing higher levels of gang-related crime, and gang members are younger than ever. But they have new tactics that include house calls to criminals and their guardians, warning them about this destructive path.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: October 11, 2011
Eight people shot during rival gang tiff at a rap battle in North Dallas night club (Dallas, TX): Not all open-mic rap competitions are as friendly as the ones down in Deep Ellum these days, apparently: Multiple guns were reportedly fired and eight different people were injured by gunfire late on Friday night during a "Rap-Off Contest" taking place at Rolls Royce Club in North Dallas, near the intersection of Skillman Street and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.person is critically injured.
Source: Dallas Observer Date: October 10, 2011
If there's a war on gangs, police and public are losing (Chicago, IL): The police like to call it a war. The War on Street Gangs. Gives it a tidy, official title that sends a succinct message to the public: we've put the problem in a package and everything is fine.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 10, 2011
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