Gang-Related News Articles
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Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths (Champaign, IL): Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Source: EurekAlert! Date: May 23, 2017
Social media 'gang war' fuels spike in drive-by shootings, Dallas chief says (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are shuffling resources, again, to combat a spike in drive-by shootings that the police chief blames on gang warfare, often fueled by social media.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: May 23, 2017
Much of Gang Prevention and Intervention Starts in the Community (Manassas, VA): Facing a disturbing rise in gang violence, police say enforcement is only part of the problem. Prevention and intervention is important, too, and much of that starts in the community.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: May 23, 2017
This deadly gang recruited children to rob pharmacies, feds say (Indianapolis, IN): On Christmas Day in 2014 — just before pharmacy robberies would surge to record-breaking levels in the new year — an alleged gang member posted on social media: "Don't get killed for giving names." Such threatening posts were typical for the gang, which called itself "The Mob," authorities say.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: May 23, 2017
Gwinnett gang leader, members sentenced after terrorizing Korean-American community (Gwinnett County, GA): A federal court recently convicted the leader and four members of a gang that had been terrorizing Korean-American residents in Gwinnett County. Duluth resident Eugene Chung, 43, led the gang, which specialized in “shaking down” Korean-American businesses in the area for “protection payments.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: May 23, 2017
Gang Members in Custody on Weapon, Drug Charges (Merced, CA): On May 19th, officers with the department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived on the 100 block of West 16th Street to investigate two gang members who’d fled from them.
Source: Crime Voice Date: May 23, 2017
2 gang members plead guilty to their roles in 4 murders, shootings (Norfolk, VA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in four murders and multiple shootings.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: May 23, 2017
Downey woman linked to Florencia 13 street gang receives decade-plus sentence (Los Angeles, CA): Two key operatives of the Florencia 13 street gang who were convicted of racketeering and narcotics offenses following a trial last year have each been sentenced to over a decade in federal prison.
Source: The Downey Patriot Date: May 23, 2017
Man convicted of killing Weld County woman for disrespecting his ‘gang’ (Greeley, CO): A Weld County jury has convicted a former Pierce town board member, who prosecutors say killed a woman who disrespected his “gang,” the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: May 23, 2017
Jail gang assault yields one-year sentence (San Mateo, CA): A man indicted on charges of intending to inflict great bodily harm on others during an alleged assault in the San Mateo County jail in 2015 was sentenced to a year in jail, prosecutors said.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: May 22, 2017
Gun recovered in a N.C. kidnapping used in Warner Robins killing; its owner gets life (Perry, GA) : Another gang member convicted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father pleaded guilty to malice murder Monday in a Warner Robins gas station killing. Clifton James Roberts, 32, of Atlanta, also pleaded guilty to violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 22, 2017
Dallas police chief: ‘There is a gang problem' (Dallas, TX): Two weeks after a FOX 4 investigation revealed the Dallas Gang Unit may be critically understaffed, the Dallas police chief admitted the city has a gang problem. Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says drive-by shootings are up 148 percent in the city. This comes after our investigation found that for a period in 2015 and most of 2016, the gang unit was actually taken off the gang beat.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: May 22, 2017
Virginia Outreach Program Tries to Prevent Children From Joining Gangs (Manassas, VA): An outreach program in Virginia is trying to prevent Hispanic kids from joing gangs by giving the place where they can study, play and hang out after school.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: May 22, 2017
2 people hospitalized after Ithaca gang assault, 2 minors facing charges (Ithaca, NY): Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a gang assault in Ithaca, police said. Two minors are facing charges in the incident.
Source: The Ithaca Voice Date: May 22, 2017
Timothy Sini to testify at congressional gang hearing (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a congressional panel in Washington that is investigating the rise and influence of MS-13 on Long Island, Suffolk police said.
Source: Newsday Date: May 22, 2017
Witness won't testify in trial of accused gang members (Albany, GA): A witness is balking at testifying at the southwest Georgia trial of two men accused in a deadly drive-by-shooting.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: May 22, 2017
Alleged Bucket East gang member arraigned in shooting outside courthouse (Providence, RI): An alleged member of the Bucket East street gang in Pawtucket is being held after his arraignment Monday on charges that he participated in the brazen noontime shooting of rivals in downtown Providence.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 22, 2017
Eunice police increasing patrols because of gang related activity involving juveniles (Eunice, LA): Eunice police are stepping up patrols this summer in hopes to cut down on juvenile crime. As the school year comes to an end, police say they are seeing an increase in youth crime.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: May 22, 2017
Two Hagerstown men sentenced in gang shooting (Hagerstown, MD): Two of four Hagerstown men charged in what Hagerstown police termed a gang-related drive-by shooting in November entered Alford pleas Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: May 22, 2017
Teen charged in NE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man is charged in connection with a gang related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: May 22, 2017
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