Gang-Related News Articles
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Violent weekend that left 7 dead in Chicago highlights frustrations in combating gangs, guns (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: July 6, 2015
OPD Chief, Mayor talk recent gang related shootings (Omaha, NE): In a two day span last week about a dozen people were either injured or killed by gunfire. Most were overnight drive-by shootings. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert say the outburst can be attributed to continued gang retaliation.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News Date: July 6, 2015
Gang members discuss history of violence in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A string of gang-related shootings has rocked neighborhoods in Pueblo, leaving many on edge. There have been 13 shootings involving gang members since May, according to police. Most of those shootings happened on Pueblo's east side.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: July 6, 2015
Two gang members to be sentenced in DeKalb double killing (DeKalb County, GA): Two Bloods gang members face sentencing Tuesday in DeKalb County for luring a friend to her death because she was the witness to a crime, the DeKalb District Attorney office announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 6, 2015
Surge in Suspected Gang-Related Violence in San Jose (San Jose, CA): San Jose police saw a spike in suspected gang-related violence over the Fourth of July weekend. Gang specialists were called back on duty due to the increase in violence and concern about retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: July 6, 2015
Anti-violence activists react to Cleveland's weekend violence (Cleveland, OH): A rash of shootings over the July 4th weekend left a dozen people, including three younger children and two teens, wounded by gunfire. As WCPN's Brian Bull reports, community peace activists, as well as police are striving for answers.
Source: WKSU News Date: July 6, 2015
3 Md. Men Charged with Participating in MS-13 (Maryland): Three Maryland men have been charged Monday with participating in one of the largest street gangs in the U.S.: MS-13. From at least 2012 through 2014, the defendants participated in the gang by planning and committing murders and extorting their victims, the indictment alleges.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: July 6, 2015
Gun, marijuana seized from Peoria gang member in park (Peoria, IL): Deputies seized a gun and a small amount of marijuana from a documented gang member early Sunday in Bradley Park while the suspect and a woman were on a date, according to a police report.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: July 6, 2015
Denver police navigate guns, street names, victims to quell gang war (Denver, CO): The Crip gang member wouldn't tell cops who had tried to kill him in September after a bullet pierced his leg, nor two months later when he was shot in the back during a car chase.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 5, 2015
Former gang member wants to work to protect kids from gang activity (Pueblo, CO): A former gang member wants to use his experiences to show Pueblo’s youth that there are alternatives in life to joining gangs. Mark Salazar, a former member of Los Carnales East Side Dukes gang in the ’90s, is working on starting an anti-gang initiative he’s calling the “Hard Knox Gang Prevention and Intervention Program.”
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: July 5, 2015
Man shot in stomach on Highland Street, Hammond police say (Hammond, IN): A 26-year-old Hammond man was shot in the stomach early Sunday, less than a mile from where two fatal gang-related shootings occurred last week, police said. Police were dispatched about 2:45 a.m. to the 900 block of Highland Street for a report of shots fired.
Source: The Times Date: July 5, 2015
Shot that killed 7-year-old boy in Humboldt Park meant for his dad, police say (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night while celebrating the Fourth of July with his family on the city's West Side, and Sunday evening Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that the bullet that killed Amari Brown was meant for his father. McCarthy said Antonio Brown, who he referred to as a "ranking gang member," was the intended target of the attack and that he is not cooperating with investigators.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: July 5, 2015
Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety (Santa Barbara County, CA): For almost a year, a pair of criminal cases involving nearly two dozen defendants linked to Santa Barbara County gangs — including top-ranking members — all-but-consumed Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen’s life.
Source: Noozhawk Date: July 5, 2015
Boots on the Ground: Faith-Based Watch Group Helps Quell Neighborhood Violence (Lakeland, FL): The street is peppered with duplexes, with roadside couches and collections of unwanted belongings scattered here and there. People sit in front of their houses, laughing and talking, on folding chairs, cinder blocks, upturned buckets and tailgates.
Source: The Ledger Date: July 5, 2015
The state of gangs in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): After 16-year-old Jah’vae Minney was shot and killed, pictures of him fanning cash and flashing street signs were shared across several social media platforms. A picture of a memorial banner in honor of Minney’s death was displayed on the front page of The Trentonian, and the banner included the phrase “#116 Gang.”
Source: The Trentonian Date: July 5, 2015
Anti-Gang Group in Santa Monica Starts Layoffs, Pay Cuts After Losing City Funding (Santa Monica, CA): The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) has begun scaling back and scrambling for funding after failing to win a City grant for the first time in nearly two decades, center officials said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout Date: July 4, 2015
2 teenagers hurt in gang-related crash in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old girls were hurt during a gang-related car crash early Saturday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 4, 2015
Man convicted of manslaughter now linked to June shooting (Portland, OR): A 33-year-old linked to a June 10 gang-related shooting is now facing even more serious charges than originally expected. Joshua Kerr Gann was arrested Friday night near NE 27th and Emerson in Portland. He had been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and carrying a loaded firearm in city limits.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: July 4, 2015
Homicides in Buffalo are down through the first half of 2015 (Buffalo, NY): There were 12 homicides in Buffalo for the first half of 2015, down substantially from previous years for the same time period. At this time last year, 21 people had been killed. In the first half of 2013, there were 18 homicides; and for the same period a year earlier, 20.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 4, 2015
After month of record violence, Portland gang team has mercifully quiet night (Portland, OR): It's the first Friday of summer and the dreadlocked young man in a green T-shirt and dark shorts hanging below his waist stands on the sidewalk as a Portland gang patrol officer searches his Jeep.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 3, 2015
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