Gang-Related News Articles
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Prison gang symbol linked to Spurs logo are affecting fan tattoo choices, according to local artists (San Antonio, TX): Spurs fans looking to show their team pride with a tattoo are changing their ink plans because of the logo's association with a local gang, local artists say. Laura Rosario, manager at Ring of Fire downtown, said when customers ask for a Spurs-related tattoo, artists give them a heads up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 20, 2017
Jacksonville gang member sentenced to prison for sex trafficking a child (Jacksonville, FL): A 22-year-old Jacksonville man and known gang member was sentenced to 12 years and six months in federal prison for sex trafficking a child, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: April 20, 2017
Pomona gang member gets 147 years for shooting (Pomona, CA): A 40-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 147 years to life in state prison for shooting at several people outside a Pomona liquor store, officials said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 20, 2017
Suffolk County Police promise community action after gang murders (Central Islip, NY): A community in Central Islip sieged by gang violence is looking for real answers from police. They're tired of feeling scared. They're tired of the drugs and violence destroying their neighborhood and are desperate for help.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: April 19, 2017
New city partnership with YPAL tackles gang prevention, intervention amid crime spike (Yakima, WA): With several violent crimes in the last few weeks, city officials are focusing on gang prevention and intervention by bringing new opportunities to local youth after dissolving the city's Gang-Free Initiative (GFI) program that started in 2013. This year the city is working exclusively with the Yakima Police Activities League (YPAL) instead of several service providers.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 19, 2017
Sunnyside man guilty of laundromat stabbing, now faces 10 years (Yakima, WA): A Sunnyside man faces up to 10 years in prison for stabbing a man attempting to leave a laundromat with his two young daughters. Police say Jose Pedro Linares, 27, asked the man if he was a gang member and then stabbed him in the back when he denied any gang connection. Police said the victim had no gang ties, while Linares was a documented member of a Lower Valley gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 19, 2017
Charges withdrawn against 3 of 7 alleged gang members in Chesdin Landing 'mansion party' killings (Chesterfield County, VA): Chesterfield County prosecutors withdrew all charges Wednesday against three of seven young alleged gang members linked to an illegal “mansion party” Sept. 4 that ended in the shooting deaths of two young partygoers.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: April 19, 2017
Lawsuits filed against spots across LA in effort to curb gang violence, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and the LAPD announced Wednesday that five lawsuits were filed against properties between the San Fernnado Valley and South L.A. as part of a gang crackdown.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 19, 2017
Two West Side gang members sentenced as heroin distributors (Buffalo, NY): Two members of a West Side Buffalo street gang were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms following their convictions on distributing heroin.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 19, 2017
Guilty plea in Yakima man's 'gang-related' jailhouse murder gets nearly 87 year sentence (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man deserved no mercy for brutally stabbing to death a fellow inmate at the Yakima County jail, the victim’s family said Wednesday as the defendant was given an effective life sentence for the murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 19, 2017
In response to violence, SAPD wants to hire 15 officers to address gang activity (San Antonio, TX): In response to a prolonged increase in violent crime, the San Antonio Police Department is asking the city to allocate $2 million to hire an additional 15 officers and buy seven patrol cars for the Street Crime Unit, which deals primarily with gang activity.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 18, 2017
State lawmakers push for more funding for at-risk youth programs (Boston, MA): More than one-third of young people are at risk of engaging in gang activity in Holyoke and Chicopee, but state lawmakers hope to bring that number down. They’re calling on the state to budget nearly $9 million for at-risk youth programs like the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: April 18, 2017
Authorities: 105 incidents requiring police response to Manchester club in six months (Manchester, NH): Police responded to 105 incidents at the now-closed Sixide Vape Lounge in the six months it was in operation, including one involving rival gang members associated with the Bloods. Police announced Tuesday that the 123 Hanover St. club had been declared a “site of violence” and the state Liquor Commission had revoked its alcohol and tobacco license.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: April 18, 2017
Ex-gang members work with law enforcement to evoke change (Wichita, KS): Concerns about recent gang violence have prompted a local group to hit the streets. Hope for the Hood Ministries is a group of community members, some of which are ex-gang members, that are now working with the police to improve their neighborhoods.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: April 18, 2017
Accused Lake Boyz gang member waives speedy trial (Lee County, FL): The trial set to start Monday morning for Jonathan Griffin gets continued. Griffin is one of 23 others accused Lake Boyz gang members arrested and charged with racketeering. The massive case involves tens of thousands of pages of evidence.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News Date: April 17, 2017
Alleged gang member indicted in Knoxville teen's murder (Knoxville, TN): An accused gang member has been indicted in the shooting death of a Knoxville teenager, according to court records. A Knox County Grand Jury in December returned a two-count indictment against Bryant Christopher Mitchell charging him with first degree murder in Caleb Arwood's death.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: April 17, 2017
Suspect with gang connections arrested on drug charges (Monroe, OH): A man with ties to a gang is now facing charges in Butler County. William Bragg II, 26, was stopped by police in Monroe. According to the Butler County Sheriff's Office, Bragg has ties to the MS13 gang.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News Date: April 17, 2017
San Bernardino gang member sentenced to 80 years to life for murder (San Bernardino, CA): A documented gang member with a prior strike conviction has been sentenced to 80 years to life in state prison for the murder of 25-year-old Roy Craddock.
Source: Highland Community News Date: April 17, 2017
Man who lied in Ypsilanti gang-related homicide learns punishment (Ann Arbor, MI): A 25-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who lied to police during a murder investigation was sentenced up to 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 12. Dominique Lynch was sentenced in the Washtenaw County Trial Court to serve 18 months to 15 years in prison by Judge Archie Brown, with 288 days already served.
Source: MLive Date: April 17, 2017
Jury selection starts for trial in alleged gang slaying at Peachtree Mall (Columbus, GA) : The trial of two men and a woman charged in an alleged gang-related vengeance killing last year at Columbus’ Peachtree Mall got off to a slow start Monday with questions about video evidence and whether a pool of 49 potential jurors would be sufficient.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: April 17, 2017
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