Gang-Related News Articles
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Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 24, 2017
Decade after gangland killing, man sentenced to 22 years (New York, NY): A judge has sentenced a member of the Bloods street gang to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a member of a competing gang faction during a drug feud in Paterson a decade ago, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 24, 2017
Former gang member sentenced to serve 22 years in prison as driver in deadly shooting (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced a former gang member to serve 22 years in prison for acting as the driver in a deadly shooting outside Chad Brown housing complex in 2014.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 24, 2017
Police: Man killed in gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man was killed in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Salinas Thursday night, according to Salinas Police Department.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: March 24, 2017
Shooting of teen outside Cleveland school gang-related, police reports say (Cleveland, OH): The grandparent of a 13-year-old boy shot Wednesday outside a Cleveland school told police that his grandson was in a gang, according to police report.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 24, 2017
Gang member found guilty in 2 of 3 killings (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man, branded one of Wilmington's "most dangerous individuals," has been found guilty in two of the three killings in which he was charged. A jury, which deliberated for 2½ days, on Friday found John Brisco guilty of killing 18-year-old William Rollins Jr. and 53-year-old Ioannis Kostikidis, but not guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Devon Lindsey.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 24, 2017
Couple sentenced in 2012 gang murder in Lake Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A man and a woman were sentenced March 16 for their role in the gang-motivated killing of Christian Bojorquez, 21, in Lake Los Angeles in 2012, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 24, 2017
2 gang members found guilty of Knoxville murder, carjacking (Knoxville, TN): Two men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Knoxville man as well as the carjacking of a pastor. Prosecutors say the two were both members of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang from Chattanooga.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: March 24, 2017
Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: March 24, 2017
Gang Members and Mexican Supplier Among Eleven Federal Defendants Charged with Selling Narcotics on Chicago’s West Side (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang and a Mexican supplier are among eleven individuals charged for their alleged roles in the distribution of heroin and cocaine on the city’s West Side. The joint federal and state investigation, dubbed “Operation Shut Travel Down,” spanned more than a year and resulted in the seizures of ten firearms, more than 3,500 grams of heroin, more than 550 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, and more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: March 24, 2017
Alleged shooter jailed in gang-related Gwinnett assaults (Gwinnett County, GA): A second suspect has been charged with gang activity and 10 counts of aggravated assault in connection with a February incident. Yan Mario Hernandez-Castillo is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 24, 2017
Police Chief Talks Gangs, Guns In Everett, WA (Everett, WA): With 19 “gun shots fired” calls between December 6th and March 15th in Everett, Police Chief Dan Templeman is expressing increasing concern over gang related crimes and gang involvement in shootings. On March 8th Templeman talked with the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee about what his department is doing in relation to gang activity.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: March 24, 2017
6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly (Philadelphia, PA): Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted in the hair of one teenager being set on fire and six teens being arrested.
Source: The Inquirer Date: March 23, 2017
Alleged gang members arrested, weapons found (LaGrange, GA): A routine traffic stop at the intersection of Boulevard and Green Streets led to the arrests of two alleged gang members Tuesday afternoon. A LaGrange police officer smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana in the vehicle while it was pulled over, a police report stated.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: March 23, 2017
Aurora Man Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in Gang Related Killing (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police say murder, kidnapping and other charges have been filed against an Aurora man who is accused of beating to death 18 year-old Clarence King of Aurora last July.
Source: WSPYNews.com Date: March 23, 2017
Santa Cruz Bus Stabbing Believed To Be Gang-Related: Police (Santa Cruz, CA): A man was stabbed in Santa Cruz Wednesday morning in what police are investigating as a gang-related incident. The 25-year-old Santa Cruz resident was stabbed while exiting a city bus at Soquel Avenue and Darwin Street, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Patch Date: March 23, 2017
Partial rewrite of N Carolina criminal gang law clears House (Raleigh, NC): The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 23, 2017
Syracuse Police Department gets new technology to combat gang activity (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Department is updating the way they keep track of gangs and gang violence in Syracuse. At the city’s common council meeting this week, the council approved the department’s request to purchase a new software system called Gangscope.
Source: WRVO News Date: March 23, 2017
APD works with community to prevent gang violence, involvement (Albany, GA): Albany Police Department is working with the community to prevent gang violence and involvement. According to authorities, giving kids tips on gang behaviors and the consequences of being in a gang could help prevent them from joining.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: March 23, 2017
Cambridge awarded $32K to combat gang violence, support at-risk youth (Cambridge, MA): Cambridge has received more than $32,000 from the Baker Administration to combat gang violence and support at-risk youth. The grants, totaling $5.7 million statewide, were awarded to communities with a plan to coordinate prevention in the face of high levels of youth violence and gang activity.
Source: Wicked Local Date: March 23, 2017
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