Gang-Related News Articles
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State lawmakers push for more funding for at-risk youth programs (Boston, MA): More than one-third of young people are at risk of engaging in gang activity in Holyoke and Chicopee, but state lawmakers hope to bring that number down. They’re calling on the state to budget nearly $9 million for at-risk youth programs like the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: April 18, 2017
Authorities: 105 incidents requiring police response to Manchester club in six months (Manchester, NH): Police responded to 105 incidents at the now-closed Sixide Vape Lounge in the six months it was in operation, including one involving rival gang members associated with the Bloods. Police announced Tuesday that the 123 Hanover St. club had been declared a “site of violence” and the state Liquor Commission had revoked its alcohol and tobacco license.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: April 18, 2017
Ex-gang members work with law enforcement to evoke change (Wichita, KS): Concerns about recent gang violence have prompted a local group to hit the streets. Hope for the Hood Ministries is a group of community members, some of which are ex-gang members, that are now working with the police to improve their neighborhoods.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: April 18, 2017
Accused Lake Boyz gang member waives speedy trial (Lee County, FL): The trial set to start Monday morning for Jonathan Griffin gets continued. Griffin is one of 23 others accused Lake Boyz gang members arrested and charged with racketeering. The massive case involves tens of thousands of pages of evidence.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News Date: April 17, 2017
Alleged gang member indicted in Knoxville teen's murder (Knoxville, TN): An accused gang member has been indicted in the shooting death of a Knoxville teenager, according to court records. A Knox County Grand Jury in December returned a two-count indictment against Bryant Christopher Mitchell charging him with first degree murder in Caleb Arwood's death.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: April 17, 2017
Suspect with gang connections arrested on drug charges (Monroe, OH): A man with ties to a gang is now facing charges in Butler County. William Bragg II, 26, was stopped by police in Monroe. According to the Butler County Sheriff's Office, Bragg has ties to the MS13 gang.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News Date: April 17, 2017
San Bernardino gang member sentenced to 80 years to life for murder (San Bernardino, CA): A documented gang member with a prior strike conviction has been sentenced to 80 years to life in state prison for the murder of 25-year-old Roy Craddock.
Source: Highland Community News Date: April 17, 2017
Man who lied in Ypsilanti gang-related homicide learns punishment (Ann Arbor, MI): A 25-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who lied to police during a murder investigation was sentenced up to 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 12. Dominique Lynch was sentenced in the Washtenaw County Trial Court to serve 18 months to 15 years in prison by Judge Archie Brown, with 288 days already served.
Source: MLive Date: April 17, 2017
Jury selection starts for trial in alleged gang slaying at Peachtree Mall (Columbus, GA) : The trial of two men and a woman charged in an alleged gang-related vengeance killing last year at Columbus’ Peachtree Mall got off to a slow start Monday with questions about video evidence and whether a pool of 49 potential jurors would be sufficient.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: April 17, 2017
Gang Task Force arrest Santa Cruz gang member; seize heroin, cash, gun, car (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Gang Task Force arrested a 25-year-old gang member Friday, seizing roughly 345 grams of heroin, $20,000 in cash, a loaded .45 caliber firearm and a car from his Riverside Avenue residence.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: April 17, 2017
Two gang members, including one from Fontana, are sentenced after being involved in drive-by shooting (Pomona, CA): Two gang members, including one from Fontana, were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences recently for their involvement in a 2014 drive-by shooting in Pomona.
Source: Fontana Herald News Date: April 15, 2017
State agrees to pay $3M to family of boy shot by gang member in 2010 (King County, WA): The state Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old Skyway boy shot in the back by a known gang member on community supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 15, 2017
East Boston MS-13 member pleads guilty to assault, racketeering, and drug charges (Boston, MA): A member of MS-13’s East Boston Loco Salvatrucha street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting a rival gang member in East Boston, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 14, 2017
Pomona, Fontana men get sentenced to multiple decades in non-fatal shooting (Pomona, CA): Two gang members were sentenced Thursday to lengthy state prison terms for the drive-by shooting of a rival who survived the 2014 attack in Pomona.
Source: Daily Bulletin Date: April 14, 2017
APD asks for community's help in cleaning up gang activity (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department Gang Unit began noticing spray painted shutters a month and a half ago. As of Friday, 113 black shutters in the neighborhood have been spray painted yellow. The gang unit believes a gang in the area is committing these acts.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: April 14, 2017
Gorilla Mob 187 gang member suspected in San Luis Hotel shooting (Galveston, TX): Galveston police named a 21-year-old known gang member as a suspect in a shooting Sunday at the San Luis Hotel and Conference Center that left a security guard in critical condition.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 13, 2017
Victims' relatives upset with sentence for gang member who killed Durham man, boy (Durham, NC): More than three years have passed since 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe was shot and killed, but the passage of time didn't ease the pain for his family members when they heard his killer would serve no more than 20 years for Jaeden's death and the fatal shooting of a Durham man.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: April 13, 2017
17-Year Sentence Issued To Man For Gang-Related Mobile Park Shooting In Napa (Napa, CA): A man was sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a gang-related shooting in Napa last August, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Source: Suisun City Patch Date: April 13, 2017
Gang member nicknamed ‘Wolf’ seen on video with gas can before Md. house fire, investigators say (Marlboro, MD): A gang member nicknamed “Wolf” has been charged with arson and attempted murder after surveillance video shows him holding with what appears to be a red gasoline can outside a Maryland townhouse shortly before it caught fire, according to police and fire investigators.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 13, 2017
4 bodies found in New York park near area of gang violence (Central Islip, NY): The bodies of four men, all described as having suffered “significant trauma,” were discovered in a park in a suburban New York neighborhood that has for years contended with a growing problem of gang violence.
Source: The Tribune Date: April 13, 2017
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