Gang-Related News Articles
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South Side gang members stole dozens of luxury cars from suburbs (Chicago, IL): Wealthy suburbanites, you may want to put your car keys away. South Side thieves have targeted luxury cars in 40 wealthy towns across the Chicago area from Lake Forest to Barrington to Hinsdale, officials say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 11, 2016
Gangster sentenced for gun crimes tied to innocent woman’s death (Seattle, WA): As it stands, there’ll be no full measure of justice for Cassandra Hampton. Hampton was having a night out in Seattle’s clubby Pioneer Square neighborhood when a stray bullet cut short her life at 27.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 10, 2016
Local group meets to promote unity and peace (Columbus, GA): On Saturday the 706 call for unity meeting took place. Several families who have been directly impacted by gang violence told their stories.
Source: WRBL News 3 Date: September 10, 2016
12-Year Old Girl Wounded in South Los Angeles Shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): A 12-year-old girl was shot Saturday night in South Los Angeles - an apparent unintended target of a gang-related shooting.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: September 10, 2016
Miami gang life: 19-year-old victim loved his accused killer as brother (North Miami Beach, FL): When 19-year-old Christopher "Loko" Francois went to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center to bail out a friend, he never imagined he would end up dead hours later.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News Date: September 10, 2016
U.S. Marshals Service made 195 arrests in gang crackdown in just 2 months (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona has made 195 arrests in a gang crackdown over the last two months. They called it "Operation Summer Burn." The crackdown are focused in Phoenix and Chandler areas with historically high gang activity.
Source: 12news.com Date: September 10, 2016
Redwood City: 23 indicted in gang-related brawl at Maguire Correctional Facility (Redwood City, CA): A San Mateo County Grand Jury has indicted nearly two dozen Norteño gang members in connection with a lopsided jailhouse brawl last year that left a rival Sureño gang member with a broken eye socket, according to prosecutors.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 9, 2016
Baldwin drive-by shooting count up to 51 (Baldwin County, GA): Milledgeville and Baldwin county have been plagued by drive by shootings for over a year.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: September 9, 2016
21 people indicted for role in violent Cherry Hill street gang (Baltimore, MD): For 14 years, federal and local investigators say the Hillside Enterprise gang plagued the Cherry Hill area of the city.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: September 9, 2016
NC gang member charged after police-involved shooting (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member is in the New Hanover County Detention Center on a $1 million bond after a police-involved shooting with a Wilmington Police Department detective Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News Date: September 8, 2016
Gangs attract at-risk youth in Louisa (Louisa, KY): Violent incidents involving young people in Louisa County this summer, some of which may be gang-related, spurred Lonnie Quarles to do something to stem the tide of dysfunction.
Source: The Central Virginian Date: September 8, 2016
Police raid homes of purported gang members (Thousand Oaks, CA): Four Thousand Oaks residents were arrested last week during a crackdown on one of the city’s two documented street gangs.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn Date: September 8, 2016
Audit slams police for unreliable gang list (Sonoma, CA): Aaron Harvey served over seven months in jail after being charged, under Penal Code 182.5, for conspiracy to a series of shootings he did not commit. The statute is notoriously known as the the ‘guilty by association law,’ because it allows prosecutors to charge alleged gang members for crimes by other members of a gang.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: September 8, 2016
Illegal Alien Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Helping Kill 14-Year-Old Boy (Washington, DC): Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, a 27-year-old illegal alien gang member who also went by “Killer,” just pled guilty in federal court to racketeering crimes and participating in the murder of a 14-year-old Maryland boy.
Source: MRCtv Date: September 8, 2016
TPD's new Violent Crimes Initiative cracks down on gang violence (Topeka, KS): Last year, Topeka Police Chief James Brown recognized the need to increase TPD efforts against gang violence in Topeka and formed the Organized Crime and Gang Unit.
Source: WIBW 13 News Date: September 8, 2016
Police arrest Greeley gang member after chase through backyards, nursing home (Greeley, CO): Greeley police arrested a longtime gang member for second-degree kidnapping and first-degree criminal trespass Sept. 5 after a chase across several backyards and a retirement facility’s roof.
Source: The Tribune Date: September 8, 2016
FBI to increase role in battling gangs, drugs (Louisville, KY): FBI agents out of the Louisville Division are going to increase their role in battling gangs and the drug trade here and across Kentucky after a surge of activity.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: September 8, 2016
With stepped-up patrols, shootings are down, Minneapolis officials say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police officials said Thursday that they were making steady progress against street violence that has wracked parts of the city, pointing to a recent reduction in the number of shootings and other violent episodes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 8, 2016
Gang member charged with killing father of 5 on Labor Day (Chicago, IL): Albertano Medrano was double-parked on Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards on Labor Day, waiting for his wife and a friend, when a white van pulled up and at least 10 shots were fired, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 7, 2016
Teen, 22-year-old charged with murder in Sept. 1 shooting at Milledgeville apartments (Milledgeville, GA): A 16-year-old and a 22-year-old were charged with murder Wednesday in the Milledgeville killing of Deandre Bolston.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 7, 2016
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