Gang-Related News Articles
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Knox Co. DA: Convictions show we're tough on gangs (Knoxville County, TN): The Knox County District Attorney’s office is pointing to recent gang violence convictions as proof they’re continuing to crack down on organized crime in Knoxville. But as of last year, the office found every public middle school and high school in Knox County had a confirmed gang member in it.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: September 29, 2015
Some US Cities Resort to New Programs to Curb Youth Violence (Newark, NJ): Murder rates have risen during the first half of the year in several US cities . Many of the homicide victims have been juveniles. Now city officials and police in some communities are fighting back with programs designed to steer young people away from a life of crime.
Source: Voice of America Date: September 29, 2015
Pleas mean 1st 'gang murder' conviction ever in Muskegon-Muskegon Heights feud (Muskegon, MI): It was history of a sort, in two ways. The shooting death of Kentae Jones on Jan. 24, 2013, outside his Muskegon Heights home was the first in what's become a nearly three-year-long string of homicides allegedly motivated by a Muskegon vs. Muskegon Heights gang rivalry.
Source: MLive Date: September 29, 2015
Back Of The Yards Shooting That Injured Baby Likely Gang Related: Police (Chicago, IL) : A dispute over "rival gang territory" could have been the motive for the shooting that killed a pregnant woman and a grandmother and wounded an 11-month-old in the Back of the Yards Monday, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: September 29, 2015
Man shot in gang-related challenge in Lincoln Park (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was wounded in a gang-related shooting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, San Diego police said Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: September 29, 2015
Teens charged with attempted murder (Salem, OR): Two teens, who were taken into custody in connection with a suspected gang-related shooting Sunday, have been charged with attempted murder.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: September 29, 2015
Homicides continue to rise in Los Angeles, police chief says (Los Angeles, CA): After a "very, very tough weekend" where 19 people were shot across Los Angeles, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that homicides were now up nearly 11% so far this year.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 29, 2015
'Juggalos,' including a soldier, win round in court (Detroit, MI): A lawsuit filed against the Justice Department by the men who make up the rap group Insane Clown Posse and four of their fans, including an active-duty soldier, will continue after an appeals court ruling overturned its dismissal.
Source: Army Times Date: September 29, 2015
Deadliest September in Chicago in 13 years (Chicago, IL): Patricia Chew held her 11-month-old baby on her hip as she stood outside her mother's South Side home on an unusually warm night for late September. She and her mother were preparing to visit relatives and had already tucked away Chew's young son and niece in the family's car.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 29, 2015
Seized drug money funds Chatham County gang database (Chatham County, GA): The Chatham County District Attorney’s office was given the go ahead today to spend $50,000 in seized drug money to help create a gang database.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: September 28, 2015
Compton selected to receive federal aid to reduce violent crime (Compton, CA): The city of Compton is partnering with federal law enforcement agencies to address long-standing problems with gang violence. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that Compton was one of a few new cities selected to join the Violence Reduction Network, a two-year initiative aimed at providing assistance to cities with chronic violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 28, 2015
Gang in-fighting led to fatal shooting (Knoxville, TN): Four members of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang pleaded guilty Monday in a shooting that left two members wounded and a recruit dead.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: September 28, 2015
Federal authorities indict alleged gang members on attempted murder charges (Memphis, TN): Seven alleged members of the Gangster Disciples were indicted on charges pertaining to the attempted murder of five teens in South Memphis last summer, U.S. Atty. Ed Stanton announced Monday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 28, 2015
Ontario man gunned down at Vancouver mall had gang ties (Vancouver, BC): An Ontario gang conflict appears to have spilled into B.C. with the brazen daylight execution of Duy Ly Nguyen at a Vancouver shopping mall Sunday afternoon.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 28, 2015
Readers react: gang injunction needs to be used again in Ogden (Ogden, UT): A series of drive-by shootings this summer have left Ogden police with little information to find the suspects.
Source: The Standard Date: September 28, 2015
Reno police: Drive-by shooting gang-related (Reno, NV): Two occupied homes were fired at over the weekend in a drive-by shooting, Reno police said. Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related. The Reno Police Department’s Gang Unit was still investigating Monday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 28, 2015
Bridgeton police: 3 shootings have 'gang representation' (Bridgeton, NJ): Bridgeton Investigators are working to unravel three Sunday shootings with apparent gang ties. People were wounded in two of the incidents, police said.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: September 28, 2015
Essex County Prosecutor's Office, state get federal grants to battle gangs (Trenton, NJ): The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and New Jersey's Law and Public Safety Department will be getting hundreds of thousands in federal grants to help combat gang activity.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: September 28, 2015
Man convicted in gang-related shooting sentenced to 80 years (Chicago, IL): One of two men convicted in an April 2009 gang-related shooting on the West Side was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 28, 2015
FBI cracks down on metro Atlanta gangs (Atlanta, GA): Gang activity has soared to new heights in metro Atlanta. The FBI reports that nearly every national gang has a presence in the area. So what does that mean for you in your neighborhood? “These are criminal organizations, they are in the business of committing crimes because that’s how they make money,” FBI Special Agent James Hurley said.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: September 28, 2015
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