Gang-Related News Articles
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Baker gives Brockton additional $60,000 to combat gang violence (Brockton, MA): Governor Charlie Baker announced a $1.2 million grant increase for Massachusetts communities, including Brockton, to combat youth violence and gang activity Thursday. Through the Shannon Grant and Local Action Research Partners, Brockton will receive $63,178.
Source: The Enterprise Date: June 18, 2015
Gang member gets maximum sentence (Bryan, TX): The Brazos County District Attorney's Office says James Cunningham was sentenced to the maximum, 20 years in prison, for his involvement in a June 2014 drive-by shooting in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News Date: June 18, 2015
Gruesome Killing Of Baltimore Teen Part Of Gang Initiation (Baltimore, MD): A shocking and sickening murder. Now police say the death of a 16-year-old girl was part of a gang initiation. Derek Valcourt spoke with an expert in gang activity about the case.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: June 18, 2015
Taunton closing in on approval of $45K grant to help combat youth violence (Taunton, MA): The Taunton Police Department — which includes, as program partners, the Attleboro Police Department, the Boys & Girls Club and Taunton Housing — is awaiting final approval to receive $44,808.70 in supplemental Shannon Grant funding to combat youth violence this summer.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: June 18, 2015
Delhi man and teen arrested for gang murder (Delhi, CA): A spate of gang violence in Delhi led to the death of a 23-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects on murder charges, including a 16-year-old boy.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: June 18, 2015
Man arrested after gang-related baseball bat fight in Holland Township (Holland Township, MI): An 18-year-old faces criminal charges for his alleged involvement in a gang-related baseball bat fight in Holland Township.
Source: MLive Date: June 18, 2015
Ogden man arrested in gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Police arrested a man who they allege shot another man in a seemingly random attack earlier this month. Valentino “Shadow” Martinez, 26, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and booked into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said Martinez is a well-documented member of the Ogden Trece Gang and has an extensive criminal history.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 18, 2015
San Rafael gang member gets 22-year sentence in shooting at restaurant (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael gang member was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Thursday for a restaurant shooting that partially paralyzed the victim. Victor Alexis Deleon, 21, received the sentence under a plea agreement with the prosecution.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: June 18, 2015
Violence, crime still an everyday reality in Saskatoon (Saskatoon, SK): Shane Taysup is accustomed to the sound of gunshots echoing through his neighbourhood. The 26-year-old father of three left the gang life years ago, but the world of drugs and gangs are still close to home.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 17, 2015
FBI Arrests 29 People in Gang-Related Drug, Gun Trafficking Operation (Hartford, CT): The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charging 29 people in connection to gang-related heroin, crack cocaine and firearm trafficking in the South End of Hartford, according to the FBI, Hartford police and the United States attorney for Connecticut.
Source: NBC Connecticut Date: June 17, 2015
Man charged as accessory in 2009 double slaying in Bradenton (Manatee County, FL): A man was charged Wednesday with two counts of being an accessory after the fact to a second-degree murder in connection with a double homicide in 2009, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: June 17, 2015
Another Schuele Boys gang member pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Fred “Macaroni” Johnson, 22, a member of the Schuele Boys Gang of Buffalo drug dealers, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 17, 2015
Vancouver gangs shouldn't be glorified, says murder victim's father (Vancouver, BC): Bruce Davis has tried not to pay much attention to the recent gun violence in Surrey and North Delta. It brings up terrible memories for the man whose daughter was killed outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub in 2004.
Source: CBC News Date: June 17, 2015
Pueblo police chief discusses recent gang violence (Pueblo, CO): There have been nine gang-related shootings in Pueblo since May 11. The most recent occurred Wednesday around 1:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of Amarillo Street. Police said three or four men forced their way inside a house and shot a 21-year-old man.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: June 17, 2015
Community Activist: Gun Access, Which Congress Won't Curb, Is At The Heart Of Boston's Gang Violence (Boston, MA): Gun violence is becoming a heightened issue in Boston following another non-fatal shooting Tuesday night in Dorchester and one week after 16 year-old Jonathan Dos Santos was gunned down last week while riding his bicycle.
Source: WGBH News Date: June 17, 2015
Brothers sent to federal prison in street gang drug case (Harrisburg, PA): Two York brothers, including one described by a judge as a "crafty kingpin," are the latest members of a gang to be sentenced to federal prison as the result of a sweeping, multi-year drug investigation.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 17, 2015
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor in Holyoke La Familia murder trial made 'gross miscalculation' in relying on 2 gang members' testimony (Springfield, MA): Jeffrey Brown, lawyer for one of the men accused in the fatal shooting of a Holyoke man, told jurors Wednesday the prosecution's two main witnesses are liars collaborating with each other to get help on their own cases.
Source: The Republican Date: June 17, 2015
Third arrest made in connection with Napa shooting (Napa, CA): A third suspect was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting incident last month.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: June 17, 2015
Pueblo police seek help from FBI to combat gang activity (Pueblo, CO): Six months into the year, the number of shootings are on the rise in Pueblo. After a man was left in critical condition from a home invasion, police admit there has been more gang- and drug-related crime. The June 17 incident marks the 18th shooting in 2015, the sixth in June alone.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: June 17, 2015
This Is What It's Like to Belong to a Prison Gang in the Deep South (Mississippi): Last month, the Sun Herald reported that a gang called the Simon City Royals was on the rise in South Mississippi. Since 2010, law enforcement sources told the paper, the gang's statewide membership had grown from around 1,200 to close to 2,000, and the group is especially powerful in the southern part of the state, where they've arguably eclipsed more established brands like the Bloods and the Crips.
Source: VICE Date: June 17, 2015
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