Gang-Related News Articles
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5 Reputed N.J. Crips Gang Members Charged With Drug, Gun Offenses (Newark, NJ): Five Newark men associated with the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips were charged Wednesday in three separate indictments with drug distribution and firearms offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (NJ) announced.
Source: Newark Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Dozens of Gang Members Nabbed in Chicago (Chicago, IL): An elaborate police operation has netted the arrests of 61 documented gang members in Chicago. Narcotics and vice missions in the city pulled off the operation beginning on Thursday and spent 36 hours in 15 of the city’s 22 districts. They focused on “problem” areas noted by aldermen and residents, totaling 101 arrests in all.
Source: Chicago Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Police arrest suspects in alleged gang shooting (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police announced Friday evening that they have arrested four people involved in an Aug. 6 alleged gang-related shooting. No one other than the alleged shooter was injured.
Source: News-Register Date: August 19, 2016
Richmond police arrest four suspected gang members, including a juvenile (Richmond, CA): Richmond police arrested four suspected gang members including a 16-year-old boy after responding to reports of gunshots on Thursday morning, police said.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: August 19, 2016
With violence surging, Chicago police arrest 100, targeting gang factions (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested more than 100 people on mostly felony drug and weapons charges, the latest in a series of raids since May as the city continues to struggle with a surge in violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 19, 2016
FBI: Gang member charged in DeKalb teen girl's murder flees Georgia (DeKalb County, GA): Keaira Palmer should've turned 16 on Thursday. Instead, the FBI is searching for a man accused in her death. Tahja T. "Mayhem" Williams, who already had the letters “RIP” tattooed on his Adam’s apple, is one of seven purported gang members charged in the Aug. 3 shootout that left the Stone Mountain High student dead.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 19, 2016
AC gang enforcer gets life in prison (Atlantic City, NJ): An enforcer for a violent Atlantic City drug gang was sentenced Friday in federal court in Camden to life in prison, prosecutors said. Malik Derry, 25, also known as "Lik," was convicted after a six-week trial on charges related to his activities with the gang known as "Dirty Block."
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 19, 2016
Minneapolis-Based Gang Leader Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Crimes (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger has announced the sentencing of Louis Lee Frasier Banks, 26, a leader of two known Minneapolis gangs. On March 4, Banks was charged in a seven-defendant indictment with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, according to a news release.
Source: Southwest Minneapolis Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Bloods gang member Hasan Jones sentenced to 20 years in toddler’s beating death (Denver, CO): Hasan Jones, a Bloods gang member, will serve 20 years in prison for the beating death of a 2-year-old girl left in his care. In sentencing Jones on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Judge Peter Michaelson praised the defendant for accepting responsibility in the child’s death but said he owed her family an explanation.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 18, 2016
Prosecutors re-indict Savannah men in two slayings they said were gang-related (Savannah, GA): Chatham County prosecutors have re-indicted three Savannahians in the 2013 murder of Savannah State University student Rebecca Lorraine Foley outside her southside apartment in what they charge was a gang-related slaying.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 18, 2016
Judge Hears Motions In Gang Initiation Murder Of 16-Year-Old Girl (Baltimore, MD): A judge begins to hear motions in the vicious gang initiation killing of a 16-year-old girl. Arnesha Bowers was found murdered. Her body was set on fire inside a Northeast Baltimore home. One of her alleged killers is just 14 years old.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: August 18, 2016
Gang team may be trimmed as violence drops (Portland, OR): Gang violence has fallen sharply in Portland since April, when police contacted 105 known or suspected gang members on supervision, arresting 51 on a variety of charges and seizing 17 firearms, a quantity of drugs, and suspected drug money.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: August 18, 2016
Local Gang Member Found Murdered (Salinas, CA): A local Salinas gang member who’d had several run-ins with police and multiple previous arrests was found shot to death outside in the 600 block of St. George Drive in East Salinas on Tuesday morning.
Source: Crime Voice Date: August 18, 2016
Everett PD Anti-Crime Unit Refocused On Gangs (Everett, WA): Late last year Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman re-assigned the Everett Police Anti-Crime Team to deal with street issues focusing on homelessness and away from gang activity. Now that the city has started to fill positions in its Community Outreach and Enforcement Team, Templeman is returning the focus of the anti-crime team to gang issues.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: August 18, 2016
Buffalo Shootings Spike in July, Despite Drop in Overall Crime (Buffalo, NY): July was a busy month for Buffalo police. Last month police recorded more than 30 shootings, four of which were fatal. Stop the Violence Coalition president Murray Holman says that's just part of the story.
Source: TWC News Date: August 18, 2016
OPD increase presence in North Omaha due to recent shootings (Omaha, NE): The City of Omaha has at least a dozen new shooting victims this week after an active weekend of gunfire. Omaha Police responded to several shootings in North Omaha, with most of them being drive-bys.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News Date: August 18, 2016
Police believe Pueblo shooting that left man wounded was gang-related (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police say a shooting early Thursday that left a man wounded appears to be gang-related. Officers were called about 6:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Pine Street on reports of a a drive-by shooting. First responders found the victim, a 35-year-old, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 18, 2016
Bakersfield gang member convicted of first-degree murder (Bakersfield, CA): A jury convicted a gang member Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, as well as other gun and assault charges.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: August 18, 2016
Authorities: Former ‘enforcer’ of Mass. Latin Kings sentenced (Springfield, MA): A man prosecutors say was the former “enforcer” of the Massachusetts Latin Kings was sentenced for selling cocaine and illegally possessing a firearm Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 18, 2016
Ex-Buffalo street gang leader sentenced for slayings, drugs (Buffalo, NY): The leader of a Buffalo street gang has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for his role in four murders and seven attempted slayings during a 12-year period.
Source: Olean Times Herald Date: August 18, 2016
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