Gang-Related News Articles
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Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerrilla Family Members Unite for Justice: 'We're Black Men United,' One Member Says (Baltimore, MD): Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to address the violence in Baltimore, his office said on Monday. Several Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday in violent clashes with young people after the funeral of a black man, Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, and local law enforcement warned of a threat by gangs.
Source: Christian Post Date: April 29, 2015
7th Street Murda Squad gang members busted (Memphis, TN): Sixteen members of the 7th Street Murda Squad were indicted on federal drug charges in Memphis. Members of the Memphis Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force arrested nine of the indicted gang members. Investigators are still searching for seven of the gang members.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: April 29, 2015
NYC anti-violence program probed by DA for allegedly employing gang members (Harlem, NY): Shawanna Vaughn is a New York newcomer, but the mother of two has been around crime all her life. She grew up in California where her father was a police officer. It’s also where her brother was gunned down in a gang initiation when she was 9-years-old.
Source: PIX11 News Date: April 29, 2015
Federal, state authorities crack down on street gang allegedly dealing drugs in SE Wisconsin (Kenosha, WI): Authorities have announced charges against dozens of people in an alleged drug-dealing operation in southeastern Wisconsin.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 29, 2015
Is gentrification causing Denver gang tension? (Denver, CO): Recent incidents of gang violence in northeast Denver may have many causes, but a noted anti-gang activist says urban renewal may be one of them. Rev. Leon Kelly says as more wealthy people are revitalizing neighborhoods, it is pushing gangs into smaller territories.
Source: 9NEWS Date: April 29, 2015
Gang member pleads guilty to murder (Canton, MS): An 18-year-old will spend the next 40 years behind bars for the shooting death of James Ricks in January 2014. Frederick Tyrone Smith Jr. pleaded guilty last Thursday to second degree murder for a crime he committed when he was 17 years old. A member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang at the time, Smith shot Ricks once in the torso at a home on Canal Street.
Source: Madison County Journal Date: April 29, 2015
Surge of youth violence in St. Paul prompts a show of unity (St. Paul, MN): March in St. Paul came in like a violent lion, with dozens of young people throughout the city committing assaults with guns and knives. In response, community, faith and law enforcement leaders gathered at the Hallie Q. Brown Center Wednesday to offer help to those who have felt the pull of gang and street violence. They also urged parents and young people to enjoy a safe and law-abiding summer.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 29, 2015
NC Senators want to block gang members from receiving immigration benefits (Washington, DC): North Carolina’s Republican senators have joined Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and filed new legislation prohibiting people with gang ties from gaining immigration benefits after federal immigration officials admitted that, in 2013, they stopped the deportation of a known gang member who is now the suspect in the February slayings of four people in Charlotte, N.C.
Source: McClatchyDC Date: April 29, 2015
Cash Money Brothers Gang Members Guilty of Racketeering Charges (Brooklyn, NY): Notorious gang members Damion "World" Hardy and Aaron "E-Bay" Granton on Wednesday were found guilty of racketeering charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office has confirmed.
Source: Newsweek Date: April 29, 2015
Farmington Schools: Rosaries 'inappropriate' at school, against dress code (Farmington, NM): For many, the rosary is a symbol of the Catholic faith. But one mom says her daughters are getting sent to the principal's office just because they're wearing theirs to school.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: April 29, 2015
"Related Through Money" Detroit gang members indicted (Detroit, MI): Five members of a Detroit street gang known as Related Through Money have been indicted on racketeering charges alleging acts of violence on the city's northwest side, including around a local high school, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday.
Source: The Detroit News Date: April 28, 2015
Agents seize 2 tons of pot, arrest multiple sex offenders, gang members (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas were busy over the weekend with several arrests and marijuana seizures. According to a CBP press release, agents arrested four sex offenders, three Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and one 18th Street gang members while they attemped to illegally enter the United States near McAllen and Falfurrias.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: April 28, 2015
Anti-Violence Group Strengthens Screening to Push Out Active Gang Members (New York, NY): The group that runs the troubled Harlem anti-violence program staffed by ex-gang members is examining all of its current employees to make sure they've left the lifestyle behind.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 28, 2015
2 dead as mourners open fire at wake (Brooklyn, NY): A wake for a Bloods gang member turned into a deadly firefight Monday night when two mourners at a Brooklyn church shot six people, killing two, after a dispute, sources said.
Source: New York Post Date: April 28, 2015
Baltimore Gang Members Say Police Allegation They Are Uniting to Kill Officers Is a Lie (Baltimore, MD): Gang members at a community meeting in Baltimore on Monday night said there was no truth to the Baltimore Police Department's claim that gangs were uniting to "take out" officers or stoke violence at the protests.
Source: VICE News Date: April 28, 2015
North Buffalo gang leader and members headed to prison (Buffalo, NY): Antoine “Deuce” Sanders, the self-proclaimed leader of a North Buffalo gang, recruited five teenagers for the gang and ordered them to rob victims he selected at random as part of a gang-initiation ritual.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 28, 2015
N.J. police say no signs of gang plots against officers, but threats being taken seriously (New Jersey): New Jersey law enforcement officials said they were treating warnings that street gangs galvanized by riots in Baltimore may be uniting to attack police officers seriously, though they had seen little evidence to suggest any such alliances were forming in New Jersey.
Source: NJ.com Date: April 28, 2015
Police investigate 2 shootings, 20 blocks apart, in NE Denver (Denver, CO): Denver Police are investigating two shootings in northeast that left one person dead and two others injured.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: April 28, 2015
Detention Center employee to speak on gang activity (Carroll County, MD): As soon as people are processed at the Carroll County Detention Center, they are evaluated for indicators of gang membership. To Correctional Deputy Nicholas Murphy, who monitors gang activity in the county as part of his role as intelligence officer, the issue is changing in Carroll and is not centralized in Westminster.
Source: Carroll County Times Date: April 28, 2015
Former Crips gang member calls for end to Baltimore chaos (Baltimore, MD): A self-identified former Crips gang member held a small news conference on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to call for an end to the violence that broke out in Baltimore.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 28, 2015
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