Gang-Related News Articles
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GPD chief calls for help dealing with rising gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville Police Department Chief Tony Jones took his advocacy of community oriented policing to another level Tuesday night at a hastily called meeting of community leaders and concerned residents to discuss a rise in violent juvenile gang activity in Gainesville.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: September 21, 2016
Surveillance Video Shows Shootout Between Rival Gang Members (Denver, CO): Dramatic video of a deadly shooting has been released after a gunman was sentenced to 57 months in prison. Dedric Mayfield had pled guilty in Denver Federal Court to being a felon in possession of ammunition. Two rival gang members died in the shootout.
Source: CBS Denver Date: September 21, 2016
Man sentenced to 9 years for gang-related shooting (Corona, NY): An alleged gang member has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty last month for attempting to murder a rival gang member in a Corona nightclub, District Attorney Richard Brown announced today.
Source: Jackson Heights Post Date: September 21, 2016
Gangs a problem in small towns (LaGrange, GA): Authorities said gangs are no longer just an inner city problem and it exists in small towns too. Sergeant Mark Cavender with the LaGrange Gang Unit knows the streets of LaGrange and said the structure for gangs in their city has always existed and serves as a breeding ground for well organized criminal street gangs associated with larger cities in search of existing structure in small towns.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: September 21, 2016
Newark member of Crips gang gets 5 years for drug offense (Newark, NJ): A city man who belonged to a gang that controlled narcotics distribution in some parts of the city was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman said in a statement.
Source: NJ.com Date: September 21, 2016
Pa. court backs 34 1/2- to 69-year jail term for double killing in gang brawl (Chester County, PA): A 34 1/2- to 69-year prison term isn't too severe for a man who admitted to fatally stabbing two people during a brutal gang-related melee at a bonfire party arranged by high school students, a state appeals court panel has ruled.
Source: PennLive.com Date: September 21, 2016
Lead cocaine supplier pleads in Bloods gang drug case (Brunswick, GA): The man a federal investigator called the “primary provider of powder cocaine to the entire (local Bloods gang)” pled guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
Source: The News Date: September 20, 2016
Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis Men Charged in Connection to Gang-Related Wal-Mart Shooting (Hennepin County, MN): A Brooklyn Park man and a Minneapolis man have both been charged after police say they were involved in a gang-related shooting at a Brooklyn Center Wal-Mart.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: September 20, 2016
18-year-old found guilty in Sultana gang murder (Tulare County, CA) : An 18-year-old man has been found guilty for his role in a gang-related murder and will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: September 20, 2016
Removing Gang Tattoos ‘A Life And Death Thing’ (Chicago, IL): Invisible gang boundaries criss-cross Chicago, creating potentially deadly no-go zones for those with specific gang tattoos. “If you’re on the North Side, for example at Western and North Avenue or something, and you have a pitchfork going up? You might be okay,” Adrian Torres said.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: September 20, 2016
'MS 13' gang tag defaces cars, fence in Hicksville (Hicksville, NY): "MS 13" gang tags were left on a fence and four cars in Hicksville Friday night. Residents along Violet Avenue say they woke up to find "MS 13" scrawled in spray paint on their property. Nassau police say they have increased patrols in the area.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: September 20, 2016
Crime task force targets violent gang, breaks down Bless Team (Milwaukee, WI): A simple internet search and you can find Bless Team music videos, but others describe them as something else. "What I look at this as, is a recruitment video," said Laura Crivello, assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County.
Source: WDJT CBS 58 Date: September 20, 2016
Utah inmate’s widow sues over husband’s death stemming from attack by other prisoners (Salt Lake City, UT): The widow of an inmate who was fatally beaten and stabbed earlier this year at the Utah State Prison in Draper has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Department of Corrections violated her husband's constitutional rights by failing to keep him safe.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 20, 2016
Chicago Is Responsible for Almost Half of the Increase in U.S. Homicides (Chicago, IL): The murder rate in the U.S. is projected to rise by about 13% this year, but almost half of that increase is due to violence in just one city—Chicago. A new study released Monday by New York University’s Brennan Center projects that while crime overall in 2016 has remained virtually unchanged from last year, the murder rate is expected to rise 13.1% thanks to unprecedented violence in Chicago, which has seen more than 500 murders this year alone.
Source: Time Date: September 19, 2016
National crime rates rise, but only in three cities (Washington, DC): The national murder rate is likely to increase by more than 13 percent by the end of this year, but this initially staggering statistic isn't reason for Americans to panic, a new report says. The study, published Monday by researchers at the Brennan Center for Justice, predicts that the national homicide rate could make a 31.5 percent leap from 2014’s numbers and a 13.1 percent increase from last year by the end of 2016.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: September 19, 2016
Longtime Greeley gang member sentenced to life in prison plus 98 years (Greeley, CO): A Weld District Court judge on Monday sentenced longtime Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva to life in prison, in addition to 98 years for a collection of offenses ranging from first-degree murder to engaging in organized crime.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: September 19, 2016
Last of 49 alleged gang members arrested in Louisiana (New Orleans, LA): The last remaining fugitive from charges against alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang has been arrested in Louisiana.
Source: The News Date: September 19, 2016
Gang Member Convicted After Invading Parkview High Party (Lilburn, GA): A Gwinnett County man has been convicted on gang charges after disrupting a party intended for Parkview High School graduates.
Source: Lilburn Patch Date: September 19, 2016
Gang members sentenced to life in prison for Cpt. Kevin Quick’s murder (Waynesboro, VA): Gang members convicted for the 2014 murder of Waynesboro Police Department reservist Cpt. Kevin Quick were sentenced in Charlottesville court Monday.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: September 19, 2016
Gang members sentenced Monday for murder of Kevin Quick (Charlottesville, VA): Four former members of the 99 Goons Syndikate will be sentenced on Monday in connection to the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 19, 2016
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