Gang-Related News Articles
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Downey woman linked to Florencia 13 street gang receives decade-plus sentence (Los Angeles, CA): Two key operatives of the Florencia 13 street gang who were convicted of racketeering and narcotics offenses following a trial last year have each been sentenced to over a decade in federal prison.
Source: The Downey Patriot Date: May 23, 2017
Man convicted of killing Weld County woman for disrespecting his ‘gang’ (Greeley, CO): A Weld County jury has convicted a former Pierce town board member, who prosecutors say killed a woman who disrespected his “gang,” the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: May 23, 2017
Jail gang assault yields one-year sentence (San Mateo, CA): A man indicted on charges of intending to inflict great bodily harm on others during an alleged assault in the San Mateo County jail in 2015 was sentenced to a year in jail, prosecutors said.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: May 22, 2017
Gun recovered in a N.C. kidnapping used in Warner Robins killing; its owner gets life (Perry, GA) : Another gang member convicted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father pleaded guilty to malice murder Monday in a Warner Robins gas station killing. Clifton James Roberts, 32, of Atlanta, also pleaded guilty to violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 22, 2017
Dallas police chief: ‘There is a gang problem' (Dallas, TX): Two weeks after a FOX 4 investigation revealed the Dallas Gang Unit may be critically understaffed, the Dallas police chief admitted the city has a gang problem. Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says drive-by shootings are up 148 percent in the city. This comes after our investigation found that for a period in 2015 and most of 2016, the gang unit was actually taken off the gang beat.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: May 22, 2017
Virginia Outreach Program Tries to Prevent Children From Joining Gangs (Manassas, VA): An outreach program in Virginia is trying to prevent Hispanic kids from joing gangs by giving the place where they can study, play and hang out after school.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: May 22, 2017
2 people hospitalized after Ithaca gang assault, 2 minors facing charges (Ithaca, NY): Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a gang assault in Ithaca, police said. Two minors are facing charges in the incident.
Source: The Ithaca Voice Date: May 22, 2017
Timothy Sini to testify at congressional gang hearing (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a congressional panel in Washington that is investigating the rise and influence of MS-13 on Long Island, Suffolk police said.
Source: Newsday Date: May 22, 2017
Witness won't testify in trial of accused gang members (Albany, GA): A witness is balking at testifying at the southwest Georgia trial of two men accused in a deadly drive-by-shooting.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: May 22, 2017
Alleged Bucket East gang member arraigned in shooting outside courthouse (Providence, RI): An alleged member of the Bucket East street gang in Pawtucket is being held after his arraignment Monday on charges that he participated in the brazen noontime shooting of rivals in downtown Providence.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 22, 2017
Eunice police increasing patrols because of gang related activity involving juveniles (Eunice, LA): Eunice police are stepping up patrols this summer in hopes to cut down on juvenile crime. As the school year comes to an end, police say they are seeing an increase in youth crime.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: May 22, 2017
Two Hagerstown men sentenced in gang shooting (Hagerstown, MD): Two of four Hagerstown men charged in what Hagerstown police termed a gang-related drive-by shooting in November entered Alford pleas Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: May 22, 2017
Teen charged in NE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man is charged in connection with a gang related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: May 22, 2017
FBI Announces $5K Reward for Member of Violent Street Gang (Brockton, MA): The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a member of a violent street gang in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Source: NECN News Date: May 22, 2017
Teen pleads guilty to attempted armed robbery (Troup County, GA): An 18-year-old man and alleged gang member pleaded guilty in a Troup County Superior Courtroom Monday morning. Derrean Demetrius Tucker was accused of attempting to rob two Hispanic men in the front yard of their home in August 2016.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: May 22, 2017
2 arrested with gun, drugs in gang investigation, Merced police say (Merced, CA): Two men who police described as known gang members were arrested Friday after investigators said they found drugs and a loaded gun inside a home, the Police Department said in a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: May 22, 2017
Four men plead guilty to gang-related drug ring that brought heroin to Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Four South Carolina men have pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges for an operation, that officers say, delivered heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana to customers in Myrtle Beach and Florence.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News Date: May 22, 2017
Community March helps to deter kids from joining gangs (Gainesville, FL): Spurred by concerns that juvenile street gangs are recruiting children — some as young as elementary and middle school students — the Gainesville Housing Authority and the Gainesville Police Department hosted “Uplifting the Community March,” an event to end juvenile gang violence and recruitment.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: May 21, 2017
3 SC Men Among 83 Gang Members Indicted On Federal Charges (Charlotte, NC): Three South Carolina men are among eighty-three alleged gang leaders and members indicted on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.
Source: WLTX 19 News Date: May 20, 2017
Battling Cleveland’s gangs (Cleveland County, NC): The gang population in Cleveland County was hit hard this week, but there is still more work to be done, according to local police.
Source: Shelby Star Date: May 20, 2017
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