Gang-Related News Articles
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Krude Rude Brood ‘torture chamber’ trial to begin (Portland, OR): A “Krude Rude Brood” gang member, who is accused of repeatedly stabbing an inmate in the eye with a shank, ultimately killing him; and using his gang’s torture chamber to attempt to kill two men will go on trial this week.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: July 25, 2016
Person held in death of teen who was killed in one of 4 recent Cal City shootings (Calumet City, IL): One person is in custody in connection with the death of a Calumet City teenager, who was killed in one of four shootings during the weekend in the south suburb, officials said Monday. At a news conference, police Chief Christopher Fletcher said it's unlike Calumet City to have so many shootings in one short period of time, but he said three of shootings were part of a "recognizable gang problem" in the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2016
Three Face Charges in La Mesa Gang-Related Shooting Killing Man (La Mesa, CA): Three men — two of whom were already behind bars — now face murder, conspiracy and other charges stemming from a gang-related car-to- car shooting on Interstate 8 in La Mesa that killed 22-year-old man three years ago.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 25, 2016
Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.
Source: Crime Voice Date: July 25, 2016
Judge denies Lunada Bay Boys’ attempts to dismiss lawsuit (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): A federal judge has denied the Lunada Bay Boys’ first attempts to extract themselves from a lawsuit seeking to ban them from the Palos Verdes Estates surfing spot they are accused of ruthlessly defending from outsiders.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: July 25, 2016
Medina Family Mourning Woman Killed In Atlanta Gang Gunfire (Minneapolis, MN): A family in Medina is in mourning after a tragic death. WCCO spoke with the parents and siblings of Taylor Hayden, a 25-year-old woman who grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from Wayzata High School. She’s the younger sister of State Senator Jeff Hayden. The family says Taylor was caught in the crossfire of rival gangs after flying to Atlanta with a group of her college friends for a weekend getaway.
Source: CBS Minnesota Date: July 24, 2016
Gang rivalry causes deadly summer in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): A rash of teen shootings this summer in Wilmington has been fueled by a deadly rivalry between two street gangs – Shoot To Kill and Only My Brothers – leading authorities to arrest in the last two weeks 20 of 22 young men charged in a sweeping indictment, prosecutors said.
Source: The News Journal Date: July 22, 2016
Overall crime is up in L.A. for the second straight year, LAPD reports (Los Angeles, CA): For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9% compared with the same period last year while property crime was up 3.8%, department records show. Overall crime rose 6.3%.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2016
Eastside Bar Is a Gangster Drug Market, Authorities Allege (Los Angeles, CA): The El Troquero Bar in Boyle Heights is a haven for gang members and buyers and sellers of cocaine and meth, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which is attempting to wrest the bar from its owners, at least temporarily, and hand it over to a court-appointed receiver.
Source: LA Weekly Date: July 22, 2016
Six alleged members of Mafia Insane Vice Lords charged with racketeering (Knoxville, TN): Six alleged members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords street gang have been indicted in a heroin conspiracy in what prosecutors say is the first use in Knox County of the state's racketeering law.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 22, 2016
Raleigh gang truce inspired by the views of children (Raleigh, NC): The seeds of this month’s truce among members of five street gangs in Raleigh were sown last summer when gang member James Elvin Alston III, a 23-year-old father of three, was shot to death just before speaking at a gang truce meeting he helped organize at Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 22, 2016
Judge increases bond amounts for gang members (Kinston, NC): A new policy for Lenoir, Wayne and Greene Counties is upsetting some community members and local attorneys. The new Bail and Pretrial Release Rules took effect on July 15th and means if you’re a gang member and are arrested; your bond will be up to 5 times higher than normal.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: July 22, 2016
With violence up, Chicago police focus on a list of likeliest to kill, be killed (Chicago, IL): When a few police cars pulled up outside Daniel Alcantara's West Side residence last summer, the gang member dashed into his home.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 22, 2016
Alleged Chicago gang leader speaks to FOX 32 (Chicago, IL): A single block on Chicago’s West Side has had ten people shot in recent days. FOX 32’s Larry Yellen checked out the block Friday and found an alleged gang leader who explained what's behind the mayhem. “The people that live on this block, is into it with nobody. They're not into it with nobody,” said Kevin Watson.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: July 22, 2016
Dos Palos gang member sentenced to nine years in homicide case (Merced County, CA): Witnesses refused to cooperate. That was the main factor in a plea agreement reached this week in a gang-related homicide case that ended with the defendant receiving a nine-year state prison term, according to prosecutors with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: July 22, 2016
Court tosses murder conviction in gang shooting, says LAPD violated teen's Miranda rights (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles man convicted of a 2003 gang-related murder must be released or given a new trial because police continued to question him after he said he did not want to talk, a federal appeals court decided Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2016
Los Angeles Area Man Killed in Gang-Related Attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was fatally shot early this morning in an apparent gang-related attack in South Los Angeles, and sheriff’s detectives were searching for his killer, authorities said..
Source: Westsidetoday.com Date: July 22, 2016
Former leader of Memphis gang gets 10-year prison sentence (Memphis, TN): Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old James Earl McCracken was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in December.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: July 21, 2016
Suspected gang member charged in throwing burning bottles at black families; Judge denies bail (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member charged in a federal indictment with throwing Molotov cocktails through the windows of sleeping black families at the Ramona Gardens public housing complex in Boyle Heights two years ago in an alleged effort to drive them out of the area was denied bail Thursday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: July 21, 2016
Former gang members, criminals join street team to help reduce violence in Newark (Newark, NJ): Former gang members and those formerly incarcerated are just some members of a new community street team created to reduce violence in Newark.
Source: FiOS1 News Date: July 21, 2016
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