Gang-Related News Articles
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Sheriffs target gangs, guns in new initiative (Chicago, IL): Two counties' top cops say gangs and guns do not see borders on a map and it will take a combined effort by law enforcement to prevent the further spread of both.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: July 15, 2016
Inside the fight against gang violence in Detroit (Detroit, MI): In the heart of the Motor City, gangs are committing the kinds of crimes that strike fear into the community. Vicious carjackings, shootings and other violence crimes. They open fire on their rivals, along with innocent victims. "Most of us have been outraged by how many young people have been caught in the crossfire of gang violence," U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said. "So many kids, so many young people."
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News Date: July 15, 2016
Last member of Corna Sto Boys street gang charged in federal court sentenced to 20 years (Portsmouth, VA): The last of five men charged in federal court with dealing crack cocaine for the Corna Sto Boys street gang was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 15, 2016
Two alleged gang members face life sentence for 2014 shooting (Bakersfield, CA): Two alleged members of a criminal street gang are facing life in prison without parole, District Attorney Lisa S. Green said in a press release Friday afternoon.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: July 15, 2016
Three Cherry Hill gang members sentenced to federal prison (Baltimore, MD): Three members of the Baltimore gang "Up da Hill" were sentenced by a federal judge to 10, 15 and almost 23 years in federal prison on Friday for gang-related racketeering, which included drug trafficking.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 15, 2016
Elgin man gets 5 years' prison in gang fight (Kane County, IL): A man with a long criminal history was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for his role in a gang fight in Elgin in 2014.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 15, 2016
Judge Sentences 'Ruthless Monster' to Life for Gang-Related Slaying (Montgomery County, MD): A man who stabbed a Maryland father of two dozens of times in a gruesome murder will spend the rest of his life in prison. Gang member Mauricio Morales-Caceres killed 36-year-old Oscar Navarro of Silver Spring to earn recognition and status in the gang, according to the prosecution.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: July 15, 2016
Gang shooting in southeast Fresno leaves man with injured leg (Fresno, CA): A 32-year-old man was struck in the leg Thursday night in a gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 15, 2016
Brooklyn gang member convicted of robbing East New York convenience store before being locked in by machete-wielding clerk (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed Bloods gang member was convicted Friday of the armed robbery of a Brooklyn convenience store captured on a surveillance video that went viral because the employee pulled out a machete and locked the gunman in the store.
Source: New York Daily News Date: July 15, 2016
4 Rome men facing additional charges of gang activity (Rome, GA): Four Rome men accused in a June robbery are facing additional charges of gang activity due to their affiliation with the Gangster Disciples and the Bloods, reports stated.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: July 14, 2016
Judge jails gang member for at least 13 years in mistaken-identity slaying (Winnipeg, MB): A street-gang member who mistakenly thought he was gunning down a rival gang member when he pulled the trigger has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: July 14, 2016
Retrial in Knoxville gang initiation slaying case set for October (Knoxville, TN): A Knox County jury deadlocked Thursday on whether a gang recruit whose initiation led to a fatal shooting of an innocent man should be held accountable for crimes committed by others.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 14, 2016
NYPD: Violence continues to drop (Queens, NY): The NYPD announced Monday that violence has continued to drop in New York City, while overall crimes have seen practically no increase as compared to this time last year. But while most crimes have decreased elsewhere in the city, some have risen in Queens.
Source: Queens Chronicle Date: July 14, 2016
Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (El Paso, TX): A Barrio Azteca (BA) gang member pleaded guilty today for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr. of the Western District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Douglas Lindquist of the FBI’s El Paso, Texas, Office; and Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) El Paso Field Division announced today.
Source: American Security Today Date: July 14, 2016
'Unprovoked' killing nets gang member life sentence (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg gang member who shot and killed a stranger he mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: July 14, 2016
2 Gang Members Convicted in Sex-Trafficking Enterprise (San Diego, CA): Two San Diego gang members were convicted of participating in a racketeering enterprise involving sex trafficking of minors and adults, as well as robbery and drug sales, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 14, 2016
Convicted gang member faces more charges in 2010 Youngstown murder (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man accused of a 2010 homicide is facing additional charges. Prosecutors say Frankie Hudson, Jr. took part in a gang-related robbery and murder when he was still a juvenile. He was indicted in November of 2015 for the murder and had been in prison for convictions related to being in the H-Block gang.
Source: WKBN 27 News Date: July 14, 2016
Man gets prison for Medford drive-by shooting (Medford, OR): A Medford man with a history of gang violence was sentenced to 4½ years in prison Thursday after admitting to felony charges stemming from an October drive-by shooting near Union Park.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: July 14, 2016
Founder of notorious street gang 'MS-13' sent to prison (Boston, MA): The founder of a notorious street gang has been sentenced to prison in Massachusetts for illegally entering the United States after having been deported.
Source: Boston Herald Date: July 13, 2016
Jackson Police Chief asks for community involvement amid gang-related violence in city (Jackson, MI): Within the last 24 hours, there was a string of shootings in Jackson that created a lot of public concern; in fact many people took to social media where rumors started circulating.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: July 13, 2016
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