Gang-Related News Articles
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Top gang leader gets 40 years for violence in Little Village (Chicago, IL): The reputed No. 2 leader for the Latin Kings was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for ordering violence in the street gang’s Little Village stronghold. The sentence will run concurrently with a 20-year prison term already being served by Fernando King for a narcotics-related offense.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 90 years for DePaul student’s murder (Chicago, IL): Daisy Camacho survived being shot in the neck at a Halloween party two years ago by gangbangers who’d been asked to leave, but she lives on with the terrible guilt that the friend she invited was killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 21, 2011
Portland apartment, car hit by gunfire (Portland, OR): An apartment window and a vehicle were hit in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Thursday night in Southeast Portland, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: October 21, 2011
11 indicted on drug charges by state grand jury (Trenton, NJ): Eleven members of a Newark drug ring linked to the Bloods gang that allegedly ran heroin and cocaine in two violent city neighborhoods have been indicted by a state grand jury, the Attorney General’s Office said today.
Source: State House Bureau Date: October 21, 2011
'High-risk' gang member freed (Calgary, AB): One of five gang members jailed for firing at rival gangsters during a Wild West-like shootout on a Chinatown street has been released from prison.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member gets 21 months in prison on gun conviction (Madison, WI): A member of a south side street gang involved in a gun incident a year ago outside West High School has been sentenced to 21 months in prison without parole.
Source: The Capital Times Date: October 21, 2011
Informant attacked in gang case (San Bernardino, CA): Three of nine defendants in a conspiracy to commit murder case involving a local street gang took plea bargain Friday, while a fourth one picked up new charges for assaulting a confidential police informant.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 21, 2011
Parolee charged with girl's slaying (Riverside County, CA): An insult aimed at a street gang prompted retaliatory gunfire that killed a Moreno Valley girl, endangered her companions and led to the arrest of a 20-year-old paroled gang member, court records show.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 21, 2011
Gang-related shooting near Jefferson High leaves man critically injured (Portland, OR): A gang-related shooting late Friday in North Portland sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Police Bureau reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 21, 2011
Salinas boy gunned down on bicycle in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy was gunned down this week while riding his bicycle in Salinas in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: October 21, 2011
Handful of U.S. gangs operate in Mountain State, FBI reports (Charleston, WV): Kanawha is one of eight West Virginia counties with the most gang activity, according to a report issued Friday by the FBI. The report, released every two years, tracks the estimated 1.4 million members that make up the nation's more than 33,000 gangs.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: October 21, 2011
Parents 'get serious' after charges filed in child's truancy (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Parents of Marco Forster middle schooler who consistently ditched class have pleaded guilty to charges they contributed to the delinquency of a minor. San Juan Capistrano school resources officer says a gang prevention program intervenes.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: October 21, 2011
Police say gang activity down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say gang numbers are down. The FBI is expected to release a gang assessment report sometime this month. The last national survey was done in 2008.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: October 21, 2011
Albuquerque a top spot for gangs (Albuquerque, NM): FBI's latest report shows new gangs are targeting New Mexico and in a big way. Statistics show there are more than 10,000 gang members in Bernalillo County. Compare that with Dallas County, which is much bigger and has nearly 12,000 gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: October 21, 2011
Police subude defiant Hawthorne man with bean bag round (Hawthorne, CA): A reputed gang member suspected of firing a gun at least nine times on a Hawthorne street was shot with a bean bag round when he yelled at officers to "come get me," police said Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 21, 2011
Woman trying to shield children is killed by gunman (Brooklyn, NY): A mother picking up her child was shot to death across the street from a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Friday afternoon as she tried to protect several children from a gunman on a rooftop who opened fire on a group of rivals on a crowded street, the police said.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 21, 2011
Ride replacing gangs for native cadets (Calgary, AB): A drum circle pounds out a beat as a small corps of Stoney Nakoda youths marches in step across the Morley school gymnasium. Their crisp, blue shirts are tucked into trousers that have a long, gold stripe down the leg.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 20, 2011
The new face of Sacramento gangs (Sacramento, CA): Luis "Freddie" Serrato still wakes up some nights seized with a cold panic. In his disoriented mind, he's back inside a 6-by-10 tomb, his life ebbing away moment by miserable moment for a murder he didn't commit. "Sometimes I wake up sweating, thinking I'm in jail," the 21-year-old tells SN&R.
Source: Sacramento News & Review Date: October 20, 2011
Gang experts speak to Santa Cruz parents about how to prevent children from joining gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): A panel of gang experts stressed the importance of communication between parents and their children to prevent kids from getting involved in gang activity.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 20, 2011
Local man sentenced in gang robberies (Salinas, CA): A judge sentenced a Salinas man Wednesday to 25 years in prison after finding that his participation in a least two robberies with other gang members was aggravated.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 20, 2011
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