Gang-Related News Articles
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Everett teen pleads guilty in south Everett gang shooting (Everett, WA): A week after Guillermo Padilla turned 16, he handed another teenager a loaded .22-caliber gun, knowing that his friend was out for blood.Minutes later Anthony Camacho, 17, was on the ground, dying from a gunshot wound to the head. His buddies loaded him into a car and dropped him off at a local hospital.
Source: HeraldNet Date: March 12, 2016
Merced Police Arrest Gang Members For Possession Of Firearms (Merced, CA): The Merced Police Department reports on Wednesday Evening, March 9, 2016, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) developed information that gang members were involved in criminal activity at a residence located in the 1600 block of Orchard Lane.
Source: Sierra Sun Times Date: March 12, 2016
Man admits beating transgender teen to death in car in George County (George County, MS): A member of the Latin Kings street gang and a transgender teen who once considered him a boyfriend were in a car behind his father's home when he beat her to death with a hammer, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
Source: Sun Herald Date: March 12, 2016
Guard: Gangs are strong in South Carolina's juvenile prison (Columbia, SC): An officer at a juvenile prison in Columbia told lawmakers that gangs are strong in the jail which has led to three riots in the past eight months. Catherine McKnight told a House committee investigating the Department of Juvenile Justice on Thursday that if the situation isn't improved, children and staffers could be killed.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: March 11, 2016
Lawrence man gets two years for trafficking heroin (Boston, MA): A convicted heroin trafficker who is an associate of Haverhill gang members will spend the next two years behind bars. Jonathan Santiago, 31, of Lawrence, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Chief Judge Patti Saris ordered that he be placed on supervised release for three years after he leaves prison.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: March 11, 2016
Former gangbanger now does street outreach for Clarke Square initiative (Milwaukee, WI): It was Nov. 6, 1999, recalls Jose Vasquez, when six bullets, shot from point-blank range by a rival gang member, tore holes through various limbs of his body. `“At the time I knew that something like that could happen to me but I didn’t care. It was just another scar,” said Vasquez, now a street outreach worker for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI).
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Date: March 11, 2016
Inmates Put Down Guns, Turn Backs on Drugs, Gangs with Life-Altering Program (Riverhead, NY): The inmates at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside enter the room in green prison garb, quietly at first, heading to their seats, placed in a circle.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: March 11, 2016
Major gang takedown in NY has Mass. ties (Wareham, MA): Police in New York City are celebrating a major bust in the pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to Massachusetts. Dozens of accused gang members have been indicted in what police call the largest gang takedown in the history of the Bronx.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: March 11, 2016
Ex-detective: Joining gang leads to 'jail or tombstone' (Jacksonville, FL): Police in Jacksonville are trying to stop gang violence, one arrest at a time. They said they made progress this week when they charged 16-year-old Henry Hayes IV in the drive-by shooting death of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: March 11, 2016
Violent gang guilty in racketeering case (San Diego, CA): Four men who were members of a violent and unpredictable offshoot of the massive West Coast Crips gang were convicted Friday in a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy that included murder, sex trafficking, drug dealing and robbery.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 11, 2016
Burlington police react to Bronx gang bust (Burlington, VT): Dozens of people are now facing the possibility of life in prison after the NYPD disrupted a gang pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to New Hampshire, authorities said.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: March 11, 2016
3 Reputed Gang Members Sentenced to Prison (Oakland, CA): Three reputed members of an Oakland gang were sentenced today to 15 years in state prison for their roles in an attempt to kill a member of a rival gang three years ago.
Source: Piedmont Patch Date: March 11, 2016
Another VRI leader leaves Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): The leader of Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative, Paul Smith, is leaving to work for the national organization that consulted with city leaders on the anti-gang violence effort, a program that has come under fire in recent months.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 11, 2016
Gang member gets prison time for rape (Wall Walla, WA): A Walla Walla gang member who was convicted of raping a girl at his residence last spring was sentenced today to at least 7½ years in prison, and could be locked up for life.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: March 11, 2016
Gang used tractor-trailer to haul half-ton of pot, lawsuit alleges (Morristown, NJ): The county prosecutor's office is looking to take possession of a tractor-trailer they say was recovered with a half-ton of marijuana and allegedly used by an Asian-organized crime group.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 11, 2016
Man gets 60-year sentence in murder try (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento gang member was sentenced Friday to more than 60 years in prison for attempted murder in a September 2013 shooting prompted by the color of another man’s hat.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 11, 2016
Pottstown man faces jail for illegal drug activity (Pottstown, PA): A Pottstown man has admitted to drug trafficking-related charges after his activities were uncovered by authorities investigating drug-related gang violence in Pottstown.
Source: The Times Herald Date: March 11, 2016
Sacramento group gives voice to city’s youth (Sacramento, CA): SAYS is one of 18 organizations that will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $60,000, the Sacramento Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced this month. All told, groups will receive $680,000, addressing everything from challenges related to fatherlessness to instilling leadership skills in young men.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 11, 2016
Police: Gang ties led to shooting in East Chicago (East Chicago, IN): Charges filed Tuesday allege three men confronted a woman in East Chicago, accused her boyfriend of being a member of a rival gang and began shooting when the boyfriend walked outside.
Source: The Times Date: March 10, 2016
Strickland Backs No-Gang Zones in Legal Challenge (Memphis, TN): Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says court-ordered zones that forbid alleged gang members from gathering or associating in public within the zone are working as a crime-fighting tactic.
Source: Memphis Daily News Date: March 10, 2016
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