Gang-Related News Articles
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KC police bolster the gang squad (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté this week doubled the size of the department’s gang squad as part of his effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 6, 2011
Weld jury convicts Greeley gang leader on all counts in organized crime trial (Greeley, CO): In the end, the gang leader had the last word. Being led out of a Weld County courtroom on Tuesday, having just been the first gang member in the county convicted of organized crime, Christopher Cox, 30, shouted: "I still didn't talk!" to no one in particular in the courtroom gallery, muttering expletives under his breath.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 6, 2011
Naperville brothers convicted in Aurora gang-related killing (Aurora, IL): Two Naperville brothers have been convicted in the 2007 gang-motivated shooting death of a 15-year-old Aurora youth.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 6, 2011
Arrestee surveys reveal county trends in drug use and gang activity (San Diego County, CA): Nearly two-thirds of women (62 percent) and more than half of men (59 percent) arrested and booked into jail for crimes in San Diego County in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs, according to recent findings by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Source: LaJollaPatch Date: December 6, 2011
Program lays out city’s gang, drug challenges (Beloit, WI): Seven gangs. About 500 members. That's the estimate Beloit police give for the level of gang activity in the city. Dozens of area residents were on hand Monday night at the Beloit Public Library to learn more about Beloit's gang and drug activity.
Source: Beloit Daily News Date: December 6, 2011
Gang member shot by deputy gets prison term (Fresno, CA): A local gang member who ran from authorities and was shot and wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for being a felon in possession of an assault rifle.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 6, 2011
DA drops murder charges in fatal San Rafael gang battle (San Rafael, CA): Two teens charged with murdering a rival during a San Rafael gang battle have pleaded guilty to lesser charges, the district attorney's office said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: December 6, 2011
Man connected to Iraqi Mafia street gang pleads guilty to weapons charges (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake County man who detectives have identified as a member of the Iraqi Mafia street gang has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in federal court that may send him to prison for up to 10 years.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 6, 2011
Trial begins for defendant in West Valley City golf course slaying (West Valley City, UT): As JoJo Lee Brandstatt stood on a snow-covered West Valley City golf course that night in February 2009, the prosecutor said, Spencer Isaiah Cater’s words were likely the last he ever heard.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 6, 2011
Street gang's rising 'star' deported (Montreal, QC): A violent, fast-rising member of a Montreal street gang - involved in robberies, stabbings, beatings, gunplay, turf wars and linked to an unsolved murder - has been ordered out of Canada as quickly as possible in order to maintain public confidence in Canada's immigration control.
Source: National Post Date: December 5, 2011
Gang concerns lead to creation of Anne Arundel program for parents of youths in juvenile court (Anne Arundell County, MD): The men and women sat in the jury room in the Anne Arundel County Courthouse, but they weren't jurors. They were the parents of juvenile court defendants, ordered into a new wake-up program on gangs because of what their children may have done.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: December 5, 2011
Gang member convicted of murder with baseball bat (Santa Ana, CA): A Fullerton gang member nicknamed "Slugger" has been convicted of murder for beating a rival with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the chest.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 5, 2011
Police chief forming task force (Greenville, NC): Greenville’s police chief is forming a violent crime and gang task force and is planning to meet with apartment complex mangers and black community leaders to discuss how to stop a recent spate of violence among young black men.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: December 5, 2011
BP agents save woman from cold, arrest 2 gang members over weekend (Tucson, AZ): Over the weekend, Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona arrested a 15-year-old and a man with known affiliations to two Mexican gangs, and rescued a woman suffering from cold weather exposure.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: December 5, 2011
Two wanted in gang-related shooting in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Police seek the public's help in finding two men involved in a gang-related shooting that left two men injured.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 5, 2011
Gang dispute leads to Asbury bar fight (Asbury Park, NC): A dispute between members of rival gangs at a Main Street bar resulted in the arrest of one man on a weapons charge and another man, who is a federal corrections officer, on a charge of resisting arrest, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: December 5, 2011
Gang members bound for murder trial, judge rules (Oceanside, CA): Prosecutors have enough evidence to try three gang members for the May murders of two teens in Oceanside's Libby Lake Park, a Vista Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
Source: North County Times Date: December 5, 2011
Kinston battles gang violence as Greenville heats up (Kinston, NC): Greenville is not the first city with gang problems here in the east. Nine on Your Side has been following Kinston's battle against gang violence for several months now. There are more than 500 known gang members within the city limits of Kinston.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: December 5, 2011
Number of gangs in Athens constant, related crime non-violent (Athens, GA): Students could live next to a street gang without even knowing it. The number of gangs in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent since 2009 and some of the largest growth is in the Southeast, according to the FBI in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.
Source: The Red & Black Date: December 5, 2011
Man killed in gang-related shooting on SW Side (Chicago, IL): A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after being shot on the Southwest Side, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 5, 2011
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