Gang-Related News Articles
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Macon Mafia gang leader sentenced to 30 years on jail contraband, gang charges (Macon, GA) : A leader in Macon's Mafia street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years, 15 of them in prison, after he pleaded guilty to possessing two cell phones and a metal shank while incarcerated at the Bibb County jail.
Source: The Telegraph Date: January 26, 2016
Gang member convicted of First Degree Murder (Knoxville, TN): Following a three day trial a Chattanooga man has been convicted of murder in relation to a 2012 shooting. The Knox County District Attorney Office says 28-year-old Jamar Laquinn Frazier was identified as a member of the criminal street gang the Black Crime Family.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: January 26, 2016
Previously Deported Felon MS-13 Gang Member Enters U.S. (Calexico, CA): A member of the notorious MS-13 gang, designated as a terrorist organization in El Salvador, crossed into the United States at the southern border with Mexico near Calexico, California on Saturday.
Source: Breitbart Date: January 26, 2016
3 dead in Santa Maria as gang-related violence escalates (Santa Maria, CA): Escalating gang-related violence left three men dead Monday in Santa Maria. One, a Pioneer Valley High School student, died from wounds suffered in an afternoon stabbing. Later Monday night, two men were found shot in a vehicle in the 100 block of South Elizabeth Street and died later that night.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: January 26, 2016
Gang Investigator Talks About Gang Violence In The City (Memphis, TN): A leading Shelby County gang investigator said much of the uptick in violence so far in 2016 is connected to gang activity. Jimmy Chambers, who works in the district attorney office's gang unit said newer gangs are reaching younger and younger kids, making parental involvement more important than ever.
Source: localmemphis.com Date: January 26, 2016
New Safety Zone targets 2 gangs in Binghamton (Memphis, TN): Just behind the row of local law-enforcement luminaries gathered in Binghamton's Howze Park Tuesday afternoon, a single word was spray-painted in white on the empty playground set. "Crip."
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 26, 2016
'This was an ambush,' prosecutor says of 2008 gang killing (Grand Rapids, MI): In 2008, Grishondra Farmer moved her family out of a Southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood for fears it was becoming too violent.
Source: MLive Date: January 26, 2016
Two defendants formally sentenced in deadly Modesto gang attack (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday formally sentenced two women for their involvement in the deadly attack on Erick Gomez in north Modesto in 2013. These defendants agreed to a plea deal and have already served their time behind bars.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 26, 2016
Man Linked to 2 Violent Attacks Near Union Square Arrested, NYPD (Manhattan, NY): A Bronx man stabbed another in the neck in what officials described as a gang-related attack in November, less than a week after he bludgeoned another man with a brick, according to a police report and law enforcement sources.
Source: DNAinfo Date: January 26, 2016
Santa Maria community group responds to surge in deadly gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Increased security and grief counseling are being offered to students at a Santa Maria high school after a 15 year old student was killed Monday. Police said this and two other killings later that day are all gang-related.
Source: KCBX Public Radio Date: January 26, 2016
Resident near fire, 'Gang-related stuff is getting out of hand' (Longview, TX): Neighbors near where two arsons happened about a mile apart Monday expressed concerns for their safety. The Longview Fire Department said two homes were intentionally set on fire, making for a total of nine arsons investigations this month.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: January 26, 2016
Pueblo police chief's 2016 plan raises doubts (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police chief Luis Velez is outlining plans to address a crime rate that is more than double the national average and make his officers happier in the process. Some, though, say his efforts are too little, too late.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: January 26, 2016
Gang law not utilized enough (Hazleton, PA): State legislators crafted a law aimed at combating criminal street gangs more than three years ago. The law has gone largely unused across the state. The law targeted gang recruitment, created harsher sentences for offenses committed by gang members and increased penalties for crimes involving a victim 16 years old or younger.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: January 25, 2016
2nd Annual Gang Prevention Summit at Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): Members of the community of all demographics--from kids and parents to civic leaders and police officers--are encourages to participate in this event dedicated to preventing gang violence.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: January 25, 2016
Oakland needs more police to reduce city’s crime (Oakland, CA): Despite an impressive 40 percent reduction in reported shootings over three years, the Oakland Police Department continues to grapple with an above-average crime rate and a complement of officers smaller than that of most cities of similar size.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 25, 2016
Evansville man sentenced on federal firearms charge (Evansville, IN): An Evansville man who police have said was a leader in the local L.A. Zombies gang — "L.A." standing for Linwood and Adams avenues — was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison Monday in U.S. District Court on a firearms charge.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: January 25, 2016
Gang Member Carrying Stolen Gun Arrested in Long Beach after Friday Pursuit (Long Beach, CA): A documented gang member, 25-year-old Samuel Castaneda was arrested Friday after a pursuit conducted by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Source: Long Beach Post Date: January 25, 2016
Police records identify 41 gangs and 260 gang members in Longview (Longview, TX): Longview authorities released reports revealing the rising number of identified gangs and gang members members in the city. After Longview's Mayor Andy Mack announced a gang problem and the plan to combat it in October, police say they've increased efforts to curb gang activity.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: January 25, 2016
Shooting at Berino house party is gang-related (Berino, NM): Doña Ana County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that happened Saturday in Berino, New Mexico.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: January 25, 2016
2 Providence shootings could be gang-related, police say (Providence, RI): Two men were shot within hours of each other Sunday, in incidents that police say are "possibly" gang-related.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 25, 2016
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