Gang-Related News Articles
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Three fugitive gang members arrested in Cloverdale (Cloverdale, CA): Three juvenile offenders who escaped from a Del Norte County boy’s ranch were arrested near Cloverdale on Saturday morning after a CHP officer investigating a speeding car discovered it had been carjacked and the victim, a Humboldt County man, was being held inside.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 12, 2015
Police renew discussion about gang activity in Huntsville area (Huntsville, AL): Police say Huntsville may not have a gang problem as pervasive as in some major cities, but break-ins, theft, certain graffiti can be indicative of gang activity going on in area neighborhoods.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19 Date: April 12, 2015
Judge orders trial in Live Oak gang killing (Sutter County, CA): The name of a dead gang member is tattooed on the hand of a man accused of firing retaliatory and fatal gunshots in 2013.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: April 11, 2015
Man, 61, killed in gang-related shooting in Southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Neighbors are sharing their sorrow over the murder of a 61-year-old Fresno man, saying he was an innocent bystander during a gang shootout. The deadly shooting happened Friday night near Butler and Chestnut avenues in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 11, 2015
Authorities Acknowledge US Street Gangs are Foot Soldiers for Transnational Criminal Groups (Texas): A recent statement released by the federal government acknowledged that street gangs in the U.S. work as hired foot soldiers for Mexican and Central American transnational criminal organizations. The revelation was made by U.S. law enforcement after a massive national raid that netted 976 gang members and associates.
Source: Breitbart Date: April 11, 2015
Safe Passage worker attacked by gang member outside N. Side school (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors say a gang member repeatedly stabbed a Safe Passage worker with a box cutter while he was on-duty outside a North Side school.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 11, 2015
Fix for violence is in the community, gang committee told (Durham, NC): Coming out of prison, former inmates need jobs, school, society’s acceptance – and something else. “I needed healing I didn’t even know I needed,” Umar Muhammad said. “Healing after what I just went through.”
Source: The News & Observer Date: April 10, 2015
Teen gang members suspected in robbery (Los Banos, CA): Two gang members were arrested last week in connection with a robbery, police said. Police said two boys, ages 16 and 17, who are also documented gang members, were identified last week as suspects in a March 18 incident in which a juvenile was approached on the 500 block of Stonewood Drive by a pair of teens who offered to sell him marijuana.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: April 10, 2015
15-year-old shot in head in what investigators believe to be gang/retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: April 10, 2015
Man wanted for giving false statement, gang charge in Macon Gardens killing (Macon, GA): A 28-year-old man is facing charges of giving false statements and participating in criminal street gang activity in connection with the March 26 fatal shooting at Macon Garden Apartments.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 10, 2015
Aurora gang member guilty of drug, gun charges in U.S. District Court (Aurora, CO): An Aurora gang member was found guilty of gun and drug charges in U.S. District Court on Thursday, officials announced Friday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: April 10, 2015
Kidnapping Crew Targeted Criminal Community (Lawrence, MA): The Dominican street gang in Lawrence, Massachusetts must have thought they had the perfect illegal enterprise: kidnap drug dealers, bookmakers, and money launderers, steal their cash and drugs, and then hold them for ransom—knowing that since the victims were themselves criminals, they and their families would likely never report the abductions.
Source: FBI.gov Date: April 10, 2015
Camden man sentenced to prison for gang-connected drug ring (Trenton, NJ): A Camden man who led a gang-connected drug network that sold large amounts of heroin in the city has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison.
Source: Newsday Date: April 10, 2015
Gang member gets 20 years in after-hours club murder (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man at an after-hours club in August pleaded guilty to murder Friday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 10, 2015
El Monte gang members found guilty in 2012 slaying of fellow gang member (El Monte, CA): Two men walked up to German Palacios outside an El Monte market the night of June 14, 2012. Gunfire soon erupted. A passerby found Palacios and called 9-1-1. Shot 16 times, he died less than an hour later at a hospital.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 10, 2015
Self-proclaimed gang kingpin Tasered after knife fight (Conyers, GA): A Conyers man claiming to be a gang kingpin was arrested after he allegedly got into a knife fight with his brother.
Source: Newton Citizen Date: April 10, 2015
"It's all about the Crips" - West Fargo man accused in gang-related beating (Moorhead, MN): A West Fargo, N.D., man is accused in the gang-related beating of a Moorhead man just as it was being announced that a multiagency street crimes unit has been formed to fight gang activity in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: April 10, 2015
"Lic Squad" Says They Are Not A Gang, Claiming Police Targeting (Fargo, ND): A mom, with children in the “Lic Squad” says her boys are a music group, not gang members. Members of the “Lic Squad” say police are targeting them. Yesterday, we told you about a new street crime unit trying to clean up local gang activity.
Source: Valley News Live Date: April 10, 2015
City attorney puts kibosh on drug dens at South L.A. properties (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer said Friday he filed lawsuits to prevent the sale and use of illegal drugs at two South Los Angeles properties, including an apartment that sits across the street from a high school.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: April 10, 2015
50 Bay Area gang members arrested as part of nationwide Project Wildfire (San Jose, CA): Fifty gang members in Northern California were among more than 1,000 suspects rounded up nationwide as part of a six-week nationwide Homeland Security investigation, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 9, 2015
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