Gang-Related News Articles
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Councilman questions gang activity in Lima (Lima, OH): Last week we did a story about recent gun violence tied to teenagers in the City of Lima. In that story we talked to Lima Police investigators, who said that some of the youth involved were part of gangs around Lima. Sixth Ward Councilman, Derry Glenn says that he walks around his ward and doesn't see gang activity, and with his work with the Ohio Department of Corrections he says that he can identify if there are any gangs.
Source: WLIO News Date: June 21, 2016
School is out, and gang recruitment is in full force (Memphis, TN): School is out, which means young kids are in the streets with nothing to do. That makes them the perfect target for gangs looking to add new members. "You have youth that have absolutely nothing to do and that's breeding ground for gangs and gang activity,” SCSO Lt. Commander Mike Collins told FOX13.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: June 21, 2016
Burlington Police Blame Gang Violence for Rash of Recent Shootings (Burlington, NC): Burlington police continue to investigate a rash of shootings across the city. On Monday, there were two shootings, just four hours apart and less than a mile away from each other. "We are obviously seeing an increase in this type of activity,” said Capt. Brett Taylor with the Burlington Police Department. “I hope this is a rash, because they go away."
Source: Time Warner Cable News Date: June 21, 2016
Community leaders weigh in on youth violence (Fort Wayne, IN): Teenage boys are at the center of the recent string of violence in Fort Wayne and authorities suspect gang activity is the root of the problem.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: June 21, 2016
Chicago police seize nearly 100 guns over violent Father's Day weekend (Chicago, IL): Officers took nearly 100 guns off the streets during a violent Father's Day weekend, police said. Some were semi-automatic weapons. With the help of community organizations and gun buy-back events, officers have seized 4,200 guns so far this year.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: June 21, 2016
Summer Night Lights offers positives for Clarksville's at-risk youth (Clarksville, TN): The theme is Bridging the Gap, and the hope is to give kids in lower income neighborhoods something fun to do and a chance to build relationships with Clarksville Police Department officers. “The SNL mission is to provide purposeful, positive and popular activities for at-risk youth,” said TaKeisha Ivery of Clarksville's Parks & Recreation Department. “We want to reduce and prevent criminal activities or gang activity in all communities in the City of Clarksville.”
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: June 21, 2016
Gang leader convicted in kidnapping of Wake prosecutor's father (Raleigh, NC): A federal court jury on Tuesday found a gang leader guilty of masterminding the kidnapping of a Wake County prosecutor's father two years ago as payback for putting him behind bars.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: June 21, 2016
Winnipeg gang member sentenced for string of robberies (Winnipeg, MB): A young Winnipeg gang member has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a string of violent armed robberies carried out on behalf of his criminal organization.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: June 21, 2016
Officer shoots armed teenager during gang investigation (Fort Wayne, IN): A Fort Wayne police officer shot an armed suspect midday Tuesday on the city’s near-southeast side.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: June 21, 2016
Investigators search for person who shot Highland man in front yard (Highland, CA): Sheriff’s investigators are searching for the person who shot a Highland man in the front yard of his home Friday night in what they are calling a gang-related crime.
Source: The Sun Date: June 21, 2016
Montgomery County seeing rise of gang related violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County is seeing what police call an “unprecedented” level of gang related violence over the last eight months, including nine gang related homicides.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News Date: June 21, 2016
Teen Stabbed in Neck in Logan Heights Suspected Gang-Related Attack (San Diego, CA): A 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his neck in a suspected gang-related attack in Logan Heights, police said Tuesday.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: June 21, 2016
Final DTO gang member sentenced to prison in West Side auto theft roundup (Cleveland, OH): The final member of the Cleveland gang "DTO" arrested in a 50-plus person auto theft gang roundup was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: June 21, 2016
Reputed gang leaders arrested for drugs, guns (Kankakee, IL): Kankakee police and federal agents say they've put a major dent into a local gang's top brass following the arrest of five men and one woman last Tuesday.
Source: Daily Journal Date: June 21, 2016
3 gang members arrested (Madison, WI): The Dane County Narcotics Task Force arrested three gang members and recovered a loaded handgun following a traffic stop Monday afternoon.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News Date: June 21, 2016
2 gang members on probation arrested in Glendale (Glendale, CA): Two known gang members on probation were arrested in the Glendale area in separate incidents, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: June 21, 2016
Alton Park community bands together to fight back against violence (Chattanooga, TN): Faced with growing violence in their communities and a police force they say has not met their needs, some Chattanooga residents have launched a homegrown effort to wrest control of the streets from criminals.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 20, 2016
Alleged gang member charged with attempted murder in Lonsdale robbery (Knoxville, TN): A 19-year-old Knoxville man on probation for a 2013 gang-related murder now is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Lonsdale-area robbery and shooting last month, police said.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: June 20, 2016
Dozens arrested in Nash County round-up targeting drugs, guns and gangs (Spring Hope, NC): Undercover police officers expect to arrest dozens of suspects tied to drugs, guns and gangs in a Nash County initiative this week. The drug round-up, called Operation Spring Break, started Monday and is expected to last two days. Some suspects have already been arrested and are facing charges in connection to crimes involving drugs, guns and gang violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: June 20, 2016
Violence spikes across nation (Wilmington, DE): Wilmington has been rocked with 15 homicides this year, 13 of which were a result of gun violence. The other two included the death of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, who was beaten in a high school bathroom and later died, and a woman who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver.
Source: The News Journal Date: June 20, 2016
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