Gang-Related News Articles
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Teens held on gun charges in wake of ongoing violence (Waterloo, IA): Two Waterloo teens will remain in custody in the wake of gun violence that has plagued the city in recent months.
Source: The Courier Date: November 28, 2016
Civil rights leaders fear BPD's social media tracking will target blacks (Boston, MA): Civil rights groups say they want answers from Boston police on how the department will use its $1.4 million social media tracking system — citing fears that it will broadly target young blacks and try to link them to gang activity.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 28, 2016
Drugs, guns, money seized; 8 arrested in gang home raid (Fort Wayne, IN): Surveillance of a gang house late Saturday led to the arrests of eight people, including six male juveniles, and the recovery of guns, drugs and $3,800 in cash, Fort Wayne police said.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: November 28, 2016
Drug, gang ties probed in slaying of Chesterfield man who lived in shed (Chesterfield County, VA): Four gang members from North Carolina drove to Virginia to buy marijuana and possibly rob a Chesterfield County man they are accused of killing after drawing the victim out of a storage shed where he was living, according to court papers filed in the case.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: November 28, 2016
Man yells something about a gang, then starts firing and hits victim in the leg (Fresno, CA) : A man was shot in the leg Monday morning in an apparent gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 28, 2016
Go-between for gangs gets 15 years in prison (San Jose, CA): A tattoo shop owner who provided drugs and guns to San Jose street gangs on behalf of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 28, 2016
Former Winnipeg gang member speaks out about recent incidents, city’s gang problem (Winnipeg, MB): Saturday’s deadly shooting at a popular Osborne intersection has many asking if gang violence is more prevalent in Winnipeg than we may know. When one former gang member heard about the incident, he suspected it could be retaliation. “Just a guess, it’s retaliation to something. Whether it’s territory..it’s about a threat,” the man whose identity Global News is concealing said.
Source: Global News Date: November 28, 2016
Brentwood killings investigated by task force as gang crime (Brentwood, NY): Young members of a street gang composed of recent arrivals to Long Island may be responsible for as many as six killings and possibly others in the Brentwood area, sources familiar with the investigation said.
Source: Newsday Date: November 27, 2016
2 arrested, 2 guns seized in possible gang dispute in Providence (Providence, RI): City police officers seized two guns late Saturday night while working on information that a dispute between rival Massachusetts gangs could occur in the Providence nightclub area.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: November 27, 2016
Police partner up to combat gang crimes (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police hope some new gang awareness efforts will deter crime. The Winnipeg Police Service is partnering with Manitoba’s Crime Prevention Branch and Winnipeg Crime Stoppers on an anti-gang campaign to prevent, deter and reduce gang-related offences.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: November 27, 2016
Fitness studio opens doors to WW youths (Walla Walla, WA): The anti-gang and -drug abuse group Juntos has partnered with a Walla Walla fitness studio to open its doors to youths on Friday nights. Juntos — which means “together” in Spanish — is a group organized by former gang members along with Walla Walla police officers and county sheriff’s deputies, Aguilar said.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: November 27, 2016
Year of gun violence puts Tulsa 1 homicide away from record (Tulsa, OK): A year of gun violence has put Oklahoma's second-largest city one killing away from setting a record for the number of homicides in a year — with five weeks still remaining in 2016.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: November 26, 2016
2 Teens Shot Outside Hamilton Place Mall In Gang-Related Incident (Chattanooga, TN): Two teens were shot in the parking lot outside a crowded Hamilton Place Mall on Friday afternoon in a gang-related incident.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: November 26, 2016
Man wounded in Portland shooting; it was 3rd shooting of night; gang related? (Portland, OR): A man was shot and wounded early Saturday two blocks from the Multnomah County government building – the third shooting of the evening that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 26, 2016
LAPD Says Valley Gang Targeted Wrong Victim (Los Angeles, CA): Jose Zeron was not a gang member, but the man he was with the morning he was shot and killed is – and police believe the killer killed the wrong person.
Source: NBC Los Angeles Date: November 25, 2016
Gardena gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): A Gardena man who was a longtime member of a South Los Angeles street gang has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and participating in a series of armed robberies that targeted bank customers and small businesses, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: November 25, 2016
MS-13 gang member gets 10 years for killing teen in 2002 (Mineola, NY): The mother of a Long Island teen who was gunned down in a 2002 gang-related slaying called the punishment of her son's killer "a slap on the wrist" at his sentencing hearing.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: November 24, 2016
Surge in gang violence in Calgary and Edmonton drives up Alberta's homicide rate (Calgary, AB) : Alberta's rate of gang-related homicides more than tripled last year, with killings in the Calgary and Edmonton areas accounting for the majority of the increase. That's according to the latest Statistics Canada data, which breaks down homicide rates by province, by gang involvement and by the Indigenous or non-Indigenous identity of victims.
Source: CBC News Date: November 24, 2016
Minneapolis crime fighting plan offers carrot or stick to gang members (Minneapolis, MN): After a gang-related shootout erupted outside a downtown Minneapolis police station one night in early October, city and law enforcement officials announced they had a plan to defuse street violence with a community-oriented approach that wouldn’t just fight crime but would give gang members a chance to straighten out their lives.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 24, 2016
Two homicides in Buffalo end five-week stretch without any (Buffalo, NY): Before two young men were killed earlier this week, Buffalo had experienced its longest stretch of the year without deadly violence: Thirty-seven days had passed without a homicide.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: November 24, 2016
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