Gang-Related News Articles
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Feds Charge Gang Stole Vehicles And Sold Them (Las Vegas, NV): An indictment unsealed this week in federal court in Las Vegas charges 16 alleged members of The Yung Money/Yung Gunz Bloods Street Gang with running an operation that rented vehicles, stole them, and then sold them. The gang allegedly operated in Nevada, California, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, and Florida.
Source: Las Vegas Patch Date: June 21, 2017
Elgin gang member charged after pointing gun at driver of passing vehicle, police say (Elgin, IL): An 18-year-old Elgin man accused of pointing a gun at the driver of a passing vehicle on Monday was charged, Elgin police said.
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 21, 2017
Aurora Gang Member Sentenced For Dealing Drugs (Aurora, IL): An Aurora gang member has been sentenced to prison for selling drugs, according to a press release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Source: Aurora Patch Date: June 21, 2017
Gang revolt at Florida prison injures 7 corrections officers (Pensacola, FL): Tensions among gang members at a state prison in Florida’s Panhandle exploded Wednesday morning, as the inmates took over several dorms, injuring seven correctional officers, officials said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 21, 2017
Alleged Gwinnett gang member going to trial on murder charges (Gwinnett County, GA): Dossie Mann told police he and another man killed 25-year-old Jeffrey Anderson after an alleged gang leader ordered the hit from prison. Now, Mann, also accused of gang activity, is facing 10 charges related to Anderson’s death.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 21, 2017
Fatal gang initiation stabbing lands fourth man in court (Pierce County, WA): A man accused of fatally stabbing a man as part of a gang initiation in Tacoma was in court Wednesday. Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez, 26, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He recently was extradited from California.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 21, 2017
Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job (St. Paul, MN): One year into his tenure as head of the St. Paul police, Chief Todd Axtell told the City Council about numerous major changes the department has made in how it operates.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 21, 2017
Gang Members Vow to End Violence in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): "If we can just be as one, we can just clear everything out," gang member Harold Adrow said. It's the first step for Little Rock gang members like Adrow, to clear a cloud of violence that's hovered over Little Rock for years.
Source: FOX16 News Date: June 21, 2017
Former gang members said DOJ will make a difference in Springfield (Springfield, IL): Springfield is one of 12 cities chosen to be part of a new federal program to fight crime. Former Chicago gang members said they're glad the Department of Justice chose the capital city.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20 Date: June 21, 2017
Senate panel grills federal officials on undocumented minors, MS-13 (Washington, DC): Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled top federal immigration officials Wednesday over how to prevent the violent street gang MS-13 from targeting unaccompanied minors who have entered this country illegally.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 21, 2017
Gang activity, security a concern at Trousdale Turner facility (Hartsville, TN): The Trousdale Turner Correctional Center was supposed to provide quality jobs to residents of Trousdale County. But according to the mayor and several other people the Channel 4 I-Team talked to, not many locals work there.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: June 21, 2017
Mothers Come Together After Sons Killed by Gang Violence (Inglewood, CA): To spend time with her two sons, Barbara Pritchett visits Inglewood Cemetery in southern California. Her son D'Andre was buried there 10 months ago, right beside his brother Dovon, who was laid to rest 10 years ago.
Source: NBC News Date: June 20, 2017
This South L.A. church is a gang hangout, city says. Now it's the center of a lawsuit (Los Angeles, CA): Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church’s property across the street long before the violence began. When they were younger, the tenants’ children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and attend Bible study.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 20, 2017
Woman who allegedly allowed local Flyboyz gang to use home for gang activity will have to pay damages (Madison County, IL): The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a Madison County court finding that Alton homeowner Jacqueline Lumpkins, who was accused of maintaining a property used by a local gang, is liable for damages.
Source: Madison County Record Date: June 20, 2017
Mother says gangs behind stolen truck crash, son’s death (Saskatoon, SK): A mother whose son died after ramming a Saskatoon police cruiser and crashing a stolen truck is blaming gang activity for the death.
Source: CTV Saskatoon Date: June 20, 2017
Gangs, opioids fueling spate of violence in New Orleans, police say (New Orleans, LA): It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans. The violence in the city was getting worse, he told them. He had dreams of moving to Los Angeles, maybe even Miami.
Source: CNN Date: June 20, 2017
Memphis To Join New Justice Department Partnership To Fight Violent Crime (Memphis, TN): The U.S. Department of Justice is helping to tackle violent crime in Memphis with a new partnership. The bluff city is one of 12 chosen for the National Public Safety Partnership.
Source: localmemphis.com Date: June 20, 2017
Man charged with murder tied to longtime Little Village gang feud (Chicago, IL): A man killed a rival gang member in Little Village last year and wounded another as he ran for cover after finding his friend dead on the pavement, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 20, 2017
Local, federal law enforcement collaborate against gang, cartel 'choke point' (Chicago, IL): Where Mexican drug cartels and Chicago gangs come together is what law enforcement calls the "choke point." Those relationships drive violence in Chicago and now local and federal law enforcement officials are trying to figure out how they can reduce the pressure and stop shootings and homicides.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: June 20, 2017
Party violence, shooting in Pomona: Teen charged in gang-related fight, murder (Pomona, CA): A 19-year-old San Bernardino County man was charged Tuesday with murder for a gang-related shooting after a fight at a party in Pomona.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: June 20, 2017
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