Gang-Related News Articles
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North Plainfield man pleads guilty in gang plot to kill witnesses (Newark, NJ): A MS-13 gang member from North Plainfield on Wednesday admitted to relaying instructions to murder government witnesses from jailed gang members, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division said in a joint announcement.
Source: NJ.com Date: December 2, 2015
Teens recruited by gangs getting younger, safety official says (Boston, MA): A top safety official concerned about gangs in Boston says kids being recruited are getting younger every year. Daniel Mulhern, the city's public safety director, said teens as young as 14 years old are getting recruited by gangs.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: December 1, 2015
Chicago gun violence remains at 'unacceptable levels,' CPD says (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department said for the month of November, overall crime in the city is down 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but gun violence remains at "unacceptable levels."
Source: WLS 7 News Date: December 1, 2015
Hattiesburg fifth graders graduate from G.R.E.A.T. program (Hattiesburg, MS): Nearly 400 fifth graders from the Hattiesburg Public School District attended a graduation ceremony hosted by the Hattiesburg Police Department. The students went through a six-week program at their schools that taught them about gang resistance. The G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education And Training) program has been in place since 2009.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: December 1, 2015
Mayor Walsh: BPS teachers to be trained to spot gang activity (Boston, MA): Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said his office will be training teachers to look for signs of gang activity in Boston Public Schools, in the wake of today’s Boston Herald special report detailing how gang members recruit other young people to join their ranks.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 1, 2015
Police: Innocent bystander killed in Athens gang shootout; police chief says combating gang violence is priority (Athens, GA): An innocent bystander who was shot to death in west Athens over the weekend was the second person to die as a result of a local gang war, Athens-Clarke County police confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: December 1, 2015
Two gang members sentenced for 2010 mistaken identity killing (Chicago, IL): Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the murder of a man, killed more than five years ago on the South Side because he was mistaken for a member of a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 1, 2015
More gangs identified in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): The number of gangs in Montgomery County is on the rise according to data from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit, which identified 110 gangs in November, up from 82 in February. Newly created in October 2014, the Montgomery County GIU focuses strictly on gangs and gang-related activity.
Source: Community Impact Newspaper Date: December 1, 2015
Five arrested in fatal gang shooting (Fontana, CA): A gang-related shooting during a party in Fontana that left a Rialto man dead Nov. 22 resulted in the arrest of five people, police say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 1, 2015
Gang member, baby killer: ‘I know what I did was wrong’ (DeKalb County, GA): The hail of bullets had finally stopped. Tanyika Smith, hiding in a bathtub, her baby cradled in her arms, looked down at 9-month-old KenDarious, who smiled back, briefly. “Then I saw the blood coming out of his nose,” said the young mother, fighting through tears. “I saw the hole in the back of his shirt. I said, ‘Mama, they’ve killed Baby June.’”
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 30, 2015
Gang member pleads guilty to killing bystander in triple homicide at Calgary restaurant (Calgary, AB): A Calgary man has admitted to killing a bystander who fled the Bolsa Restaurant on Macleod Trail South during a daytime gang-related triple homicide on New Year’s Day 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: November 30, 2015
Bunny Friend Park shooting suspect arrested on word of single witness, documents show (New Orleans, LA): Joseph "Moe" Allen, the first suspect named in connection with the mass shooting that wounded 17 people at Bunny Friend Park, was arrested on the word of a single eyewitness, according to court documents obtained Monday (Nov. 30).
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: November 30, 2015
Halloween drive-by shooting suspect linked to gang activity (Conyers, GA): One of the suspects in the Halloween drive-by shooting outside a south Rockdale County neighborhood has now been charged with gang activity in connection with the crime.
Source: Newton Citizen Date: November 30, 2015
State seeks to include Luis Toledo's Latin Kings gang ties at murder trial (DeLand, FL): It should be revealed that Luis Toledo was a Florida leader of the Latin Kings street gang when he goes on trial in the slayings of his wife and her two children, prosecutors said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: November 30, 2015
Murder trial begins in Sanger cold case (Fresno County, CA): The trial began Monday for a Sanger man accused of releasing pent-up jealousy in a murder eight years ago. In opening statements, prosecutor Brian Hutchins told a Fresno County Superior Court jury that Victor Estrada had a motive to kill 21-year-old David Vera: In high school, Estrada and Vera would fistfight, and Vera always won.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 30, 2015
Three Arrested Following Gang-Related Homicide (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln Police have now released the name of the man killed early Sunday morning in Lincoln. Officers called to South 48th and M streets just after 3 a.m. found two shooting victims. Nineteen-year-old Richard P. Randall, Jr., of Plattsmouth, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: November 30, 2015
Former Santa Maria gang member talks about his experience, how he turned his life around (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police are still investigating four gang-related shootings from a week and a half ago, that left a teenager dead and another four victims injured. The police department has said a possible gang war could be the reason for the shootings.
Source: KSBY News Date: November 30, 2015
Puebloans ask for a truce between East side gangs (Pueblo, CO): Puebloans gathered for a rally Monday night, to push for a change on the East side of town. Community leaders came forward with an ultimate goal: to bring gang violence to an end. The group joined hands in prayer and asked for a truce between the East side gangs, hoping to see violence cease at least through the rest of the year.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: November 30, 2015
Additional police assigned to guns and gang unit as shootings continue (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa’s police chief has reassigned 12 officers to his force’s guns and gangs unit in response to the growing number of shooting incidents in the city.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: November 30, 2015
Nearly 900 ID'd by Ogden police as gang members, associates (Ogden, UT): The people identified by Ogden police as gang “members” and “associates” are mostly young Hispanic men. Much beyond that description, though, there isn’t a lot of publicly available data that shows the state of Ogden’s gang culture today or much about Ogden Trece specifically.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: November 29, 2015
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