Gang-Related News Articles
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Sentencing delayed for gang member who shot rival (San Diego, CA): Sentencing was rescheduled Thursday to Nov. 23 for a gang member who fatally shot a rival more than four years ago in southeast San Diego because the victim had supposedly "disrespected" the defendant's gang.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: November 10, 2011
MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to possessing gun used in murder (San Francisco, CA): One of two alleged MS-13 gang members who went on trial in federal court in San Francisco last month has pleaded guilty to seven charges, including possessing the gun used in a shooting murder near the Daly City BART station in 2009.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: November 10, 2011
Maine lawmakers to weigh anti-gang bill (Augusta, ME): Gang activity that's expanding from cities to rural areas where it can "fly under the radar" helped to prompt legislation that will be considered next session in Maine, the sponsor said today.
Source: Kennebec Journal Date: November 10, 2011
Gang member's conviction, death sentence upheld in Pomona police officer's slaying (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court today upheld a gang member's conviction and death sentence for murdering a Pomona police officer who was shot in the face after stopping him and two other people as they were walking on an industrial street early one morning more than 15 years ago.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 10, 2011
SPD arrest 'one of the most dangerous gang members' in Springfield (Springfield, MA): A longtime target of the Springfield Police Department, Bobby Owens Jr., has been arrested. Officers from Springfield's gang and narcotics division surrounded Owens and his girlfriend as they were leaving their Maple Street apartment.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: November 10, 2011
Lowell suspect faces armed assault to murder charge (Lowell, MA): An 18-year-old Lowell man is facing an indictment on a charge of armed assault to murder after he allegedly stabbed a rival gang member during a chance encounter in September.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: November 10, 2011
MH drive-by shooting prompts community meeting; suspects charged with murder (Morgan Hill, CA): Hundreds of residents attended a community meeting organized by Morgan Hill police Wednesday to air their frustrations about escalating and ongoing gang violence, urge parents to keep an eye on their kids and neighbors to get to know each other, and ask questions about the Nov. 4 shooting that killed 14-year-old Tara Romero.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: November 10, 2011
Family members of men killed by EC gangs happy with federal charges (Chicago, IL): Almost 31/2 years after Michael Sessum and Miguel Mejias were shot dead outside an East Chicago apartment, their family members had given up hope their killings would ever be solved.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: November 10, 2011
Stiff sentence for Aurora gang member (Chicago, IL): An Aurora man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday for a shooting spree two years ago in which he fired his gun indiscriminately on residential streets, at homes and at passing vehicles.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: November 10, 2011
Man wounded in gang-related shooting at Venice park (Los Angeles, CA): One man was wounded Thursday night at Oakwood Park in Venice in what police said was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 10, 2011
Long Beach Police identify man and woman arrested in gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): Police on Thursday identified a man and a woman arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting earlier this week that left two people injured, including one who was critically hurt.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 10, 2011
Roanoke holds gang conference (Roanoke, VA): Virginia may be for lovers, but police know it's also home to gangs. Gangs are such an issue in the Commonwealth, that leaders have put together a training conference here in Roanoke. We're told 48% of crimes in Virginia are gang-related, and a gun was used in most of those crimes (90%).
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: November 10, 2011
U.S. attorney to gang members: 'You're next' (East Chicago, IN): The U.S. attorney's office will request permission from the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue the death penalty for three of the dozen alleged members of East Chicago's Almighty Imperial Gangsters named in a 20-count racketeering indictment unsealed this week.
Source: The Times Date: November 10, 2011
Gang forum draws crowd; Nearly 40 attend Gang Awareness Traning (Jackson, TN): Parkview Learning Center Principal Paul Thacker said Thursday's Third annual Gang Awareness Training had the largest crowd in its history.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 10, 2011
Two convicted of 'Short North Posse' gang activity (Columbus, OH): Two men were convicted of being members of the Short North Posse and participating in the gang’s criminal activities today, but a third defendant was acquitted of the same charges by a Franklin County Common Pleas jury.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: November 10, 2011
Baker Police Dept. focuses on street gang prevention (Baker City, OR): Unlike more heavily populated areas, Baker City has been somewhat immune to street gangs and their crime-related activities. However, Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner said his department is seeing a small number of local high school students who are exhibiting gang-type behavior.
Source: The Record Courier Date: November 10, 2011
Suspect shot victim on ground (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another fired at one of the victims as he lay on the ground, a witness testified Tuesday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 9, 2011
Two suspects held in man's Long Beach stabbing death (Long Beach, CA): Two men were in custody today in the gang-related stabbing death of a Rancho Cucamonga man in Long Beach, and a third was being sought, police said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 9, 2011
Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News Date: November 9, 2011
Bethlehem man sentenced for gang crimes (Northampton County, PA): A Bethlehem man arrested in a string of crimes targeting Lehigh University students could serve more than three years in state prison, a judge decided Wednesday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 9, 2011
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