Gang-Related News Articles
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Police arrest man wanted in gang-related killing of Marine veteran during bar fight (Antioch, CA): An Antioch man wanted on a $1 million murder warrant was arrested early Tuesday, Antioch police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 21, 2015
Gang Member, Convicted in 2 of 3 Murders, Faces Life in Prison (Chula Vista, CA): A gang member was convicted today in the fatal shooting of a man in Chula Vista in 2002 and the murder of another man in 2005, but jurors deadlocked 11-1 for guilt on a third gang-related killing.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 21, 2015
Grand jury charges brothers in gang shootings (New Brunswick, NJ): A Middlesex County grand jury indicted eight people Tuesday on charges ranging from attempted murder to gang criminality stemming from shootings in New Brunswick in March.
Source: NJ.com Date: July 21, 2015
Police Cmdr. Blames One Gang for Spike in Kenwood Robberies and Shootings (Chicago, IL): Wentworth District Cmdr. Terence Williams decided against sending a subordinate to an aldermanic meeting Monday and came himself to talk to Kenwood residents rattled by recent shootings.
Source: DNAinfo Date: July 21, 2015
Willie Lloyd: Former Gang Leader of the Vice Lord Nation Dead at 64 (Chicago, IL): Former leader of Vice Lord Nation and reformed advocate of anti-violence, Willie Lloyd died Monday at the age of 64. He relocated with his family to Minnesota a few years ago and retreated to a quiet and solemn life. No further information was offered at press time.
Source: Chicago Defender Date: July 21, 2015
New plans to address violent crime in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): More overtime for police and more collaborative efforts with federal law enforcement agencies are among the steps New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said are being taken to crack down on violent crime in the city.
Source: Sun Herald Date: July 21, 2015
Chief Lumpkin gives Operation Ceasefire update (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin gave the media an update on Operation Ceasefire on Tuesday. Chief Lumpkin and nearly 20 other city, community, and county leaders just returned from a trip to New York City to learn about the program and ways to implement it in Savannah.
Source: WJCL News Date: July 21, 2015
Forum focuses on combating gang violence (Hammond, IN): The mother of a 16-year-old Hammond girl shot to death on her front porch in late June made a tearful and impassioned plea for parents to help combat gang violence. "It starts at home. It doesn't start in the streets," Ollie Hubbard said.
Source: The Times Date: July 21, 2015
How cameras are helping stop crime in Prospect Heights (Prospect Heights, IL): Not too long ago, it wasn't uncommon for Jose Antonio Ortiz to spot five or six gang members hanging out in Prospect Heights' Willow Trails Park as he walked past on his way from his school bus stop to his home. The park sits within a hub of more than 80 apartment buildings commonly known as the Piper Lane neighborhood. The area south of Chicago Executive Airport had a bad reputation for crime and gang activity, and in the 1980s even earned the nickname "Sniper Lane."
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 20, 2015
Gang activity suspected in series of group assaults in Conyers (Conyers, GA): Local authorities are looking into a possible connection between a number of recent incidents where an individual has been attacked by a large group of teens.
Source: Rockdale Citizen Date: July 20, 2015
Worcester City Manager: Strategies being implemented to combat youth and gun violence (Worcester, MA): Citing a concerning number of shootings this year, the city manager has released a report detailing efforts to curb youth violence by over 40 organizations across the city.
Source: The Republican Date: July 20, 2015
Chicago Gun Lawsuit Launched To Combat Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): A Chicago suburbs gun lawsuit was launched in a frustrated effort to combat raging gang violence in the metropolitan area. Gangs from the South and West sides of the city are reportedly embroiled in ongoing vendettas. The bodies keep piling up each weekend and innocent residents are reportedly getting caught in the crossfire.
Source: The Inquisitr Date: July 20, 2015
Akron drug-house robbery marks second time gang member shot in armed home invasion, police say (Akron, OH): A convicted member of an Akron street gang was shot while robbing a drug house, marking the second time he was shot during an armed robbery since 2008, police say.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: July 20, 2015
Spike in New York City homicides, shootings despite summer anti-crime push, NYPD data show (New York, NY): A week after Mayor Bill de Blasio trumpeted the success of the NYPD's summer anti-crime initiative, new police data released Monday showed that a burst of shootings and homicides has reversed weeks of improvements.
Source: Newsday Date: July 20, 2015
Jimmy Melvin Jr. makes first court appearance (Halifax, NS): There was heavy security at Halifax Provincial Court Monday morning as Jimmy Melvin Jr. made his first court appearance. The 33-year-old is facing a number of charges, including first-degree-murder. Melvin is accused of fatally shooting rival gang member Terry Marriott Jr. in a Harrietsfield home in February of 2009.
Source: Global News Date: July 20, 2015
Police: Slain South Dallas gang member’s associate charged with an April shooting (Dallas, TX): An alleged South Dallas gang member, who is associated with another gang member killed last week, has been arrested for allegedly shooting at another man in a dispute over a woman.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: July 20, 2015
Teen Shooting Victim Unintended Target Of Growing Gang Violence, TPD Says (Tulsa, OK): A 16-year-old girl was murdered in Tulsa's recent gang violence. Police said Deouijanae Terry was in the passenger seat of a car with her boyfriend, when shooters aiming for him, shot and killed her instead.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: July 20, 2015
Family Says They're Being Terrorized by Short North Posse Gang Members (Columbus, OH): A west side family says the federal push to rid central Ohio of a notorious street gang is not working. They say they’ve been terrorized by members of the Short North Posse for weeks. The family is too scared to talk on camera but started reporting the violence against them earlier this month.
Source: WSYX 6 News Date: July 20, 2015
Jury selection begins in Lake Worth gangland massacre case (Palm Beach County, FL): Masked gunmen ambushed and killed three gang members and wounded four others on March 27, 2007, outside a Lake Worth home. The person long suspected of orchestrating the bloodbath is expected to stand trial in Palm Beach County Circuit Court beginning this week.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 20, 2015
Trio arraigned in Santa Rosa gang slaying (Santa Rosa, CA): Three Santa Rosa men were arraigned Monday on murder, gang and conspiracy charges in a slaying earlier this month outside a Corby Avenue apartment complex.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: July 20, 2015
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