Gang-Related News Articles
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Man Arrested in Hartford's Sixth Homicide Is Suspected Gang Member (Hartford, CT): A suspected gang member has been arrested and charged with the murder of another suspected gang member in Hartford.
Source: NBC Connecticut Date: August 25, 2015
Accused Chester gang member gets 13 years prison for stealing safe from war veteran (Chester, SC): Since he was a teenager, police and prosecutors say Kiamma Sanders, a “documented gang member,” has stolen. The last time, Sanders stole a safe with heirloom $100 bills and more, totaling $10,000, from an aged war veteran who had hoped to give the mementos and the money to his grandchildren.
Source: The Herald Date: August 25, 2015
Students at Westwood get Educated on Gangs (Dayton, OH): Gang expert Marlon Shackelford on Tuesday took his anti-gang message to Westwood K-8. "'Rest in peace' means you die of unnatural causes. 'Live in peace' means you die of natural causes. 'Rest in peace' is a death wish," Shankelford said. It's straight talk to kids who could be at risk of joining gangs.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News Date: August 25, 2015
Man Who Was Recently Shot By Rival Gang Member Facing Aggravated Robbery, Car Theft, Forgery Charges (Chattanooga, TN): A man who was shot in July "in broad daylight" by a rival gang member with an assault rifle is now facing charges that include aggravated robbery.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: August 25, 2015
Gang member's reduced sentence is sixth case altered by jailhouse informants (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member, facing possible life in prison for pumping six bullets into a rival, pleaded guilty Tuesday and received a reduced sentence because authorities improperly used a jailhouse informant to gather evidence against him.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 25, 2015
Gang members take plea deal in shooting death of Richmond honor student (Richmond, CA): In a statement read to a somber courtroom rustling with the sound of tissues and sniffles, the father of a slain 15-year-old honors student revealed that since his daughter's 2003 murder, his wife has attempted suicide and he has suffered two major heart attacks and could "die any day."
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 25, 2015
Police: Shooting doesn't mean Nampa gang activity is rising (Nampa, ID): After a deadly shooting and high-speed chase over the weekend, which involved gang members, some people are wondering if gang activity is back on the rise in Nampa. But, Nampa police say the numbers show exactly the opposite.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: August 25, 2015
Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs (Seattle, WA): Police say they are trying to tackle an increase in gun violence before more innocent lives are lost. On Tuesday, they talked about the tactics they’re using to combat dangerous gang activity.
Source: KCPQ 13 News Date: August 25, 2015
Authorities believe Sioux City stabbing is gang-related (Sioux City, IA): A gang-related dispute was the cause of Saturday's stabbing near Crown Barber Shop on 1627 Pierce St., court documents show. The suspect in Saturday's stabbing, Omar Barrientos, 25, of South Sioux City, is believed to be a member of Sioux City's West Side Loco gang and was following the victim, Quisean Ingram, 19, when both men began signaling gang signs to each other, according to documents.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: August 25, 2015
Lynchburg Authorities on Gang Intervention (Lynchburg, VA): From Galax to Radford, Roanoke,Richmond and Danville to Charlottesville gangs are in Virginia. Earlier this month there was a killing of a teen in Lynchburg that police say is gang related.
Source: WVTF Public Radio Date: August 25, 2015
Suspected gang member sentenced for BB gun attacks in Danville (Danville, VA): A young man Danville police believe is a member of the Bloods gang “The 800” was sentenced for his involvement in several BB gun drive-bys.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: August 25, 2015
Police identify suspect in murder of 1-year-old Malijha Grant (Kent, WA): Four months after one-year old Malijha Grant was killed in a drive-by shooting, investigators in Kent have now identified an official suspect. The man is one of four persons of interest already in custody on un-related criminal charges.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: August 25, 2015
50 years in prison for convicted killer Vallejos (Coconino County, AZ): A Coconino County Superior Court judge called for the young men of Flagstaff to put an end to gang violence Tuesday morning as he sentenced a local gang member to 50 years in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of 23-year-old Juan Hernandez.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: August 25, 2015
Gang violence impacts Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse (Rochester, NY): At his press conference last Thursday to address the drive-by shooting on Genesee Street that left three people dead, I asked Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli how much of the recent increase in violence, particularly shootings, has been gang-related.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: August 24, 2015
Boxer Abner Mares seeks to make a difference in ring and in inner city (Los Angeles, CA): Ten years ago this summer, the sounds of police helicopter blades roared above Hawaiian Gardens. Armed men trampled the asphalt, shouting on the barricaded street looking for a cop killer as residents took cover.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 24, 2015
School starts in D.C. amid jitters over summer crime wave (Washington, DC): Students with oversize backpacks holding their parents’ hands as they walked to the front door of Cleveland Elementary gave the first day of school on Monday a feeling of routine.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 24, 2015
Watts apartment owner sued by city of L.A. over gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a nuisance lawsuit against the corporate owner of a 104-unit Watts apartment building that allegedly is a hangout for the Grape Street street gang, Feuer announced today.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: August 24, 2015
Gangs are warned in Cordele (Cordele, GA): After a guilty verdict in the district's first ever gang-related murder trial, the DA and Crisp County sheriff have a warning for other gang members. Rocquel Chavers was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years, after a jury in this courthouse convicted him Friday of killing Jasperion Armstrong last September.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 24, 2015
Subcommittee discusses preventing gangs (Sun Prairie, WI): A Sun Prairie meeting on gang activity had almost come to a close when District 3 Alder Al Guyant stood up. “We’re going to go into whether the city district and school are going to spend some money; I can already hear that,” Guyant said. “How many of you are former gang members? Raise your hand. Anybody?”
Source: The Star Date: August 24, 2015
Gang Concerns Prompt Ban Of Non-Seattle Pro Jerseys At Mariner High in South Everett (Everett, WA): MyEverettNews.com recently received complaints from parents who live in Everett but whose kids will be attending Mariner High School in south Everett. The complaints center around a new addition to the dress code this year that prohibits kids from wearing any pro sports jerseys, shirts or apparel other than those from Seattle teams.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: August 24, 2015
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