Gang-Related News Articles
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Hamilton County district attorney asks for temporary gang injunction amid case disputes (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked a judge Wednesday to approve a "temporary" injunction that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: December 1, 2016
Chelsea gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder, cocaine charges (Boston, MA): An MS-13 gang member from Chelsea pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a rival gang member in Chelsea and cocaine distribution, according to the US Attorney’s office in Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 1, 2016
Cousins to stand trial in north Tulsa shootings of two women (Tulsa County, OK): Two men will stand trial in the Aug. 5 shootings of two women during an argument in north Tulsa, a Tulsa County judge decided Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Brett Mize said Wednesday evening that the cousins are members of a subset of the Hoover Crips street gang. Neither of the women testified during the preliminary hearing on Wednesday, but they are not associated with the group, he said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 1, 2016
Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016 (Chicago, IL): In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 1, 2016
How the MS13 Tried (and Failed) to Create a Single Gang in the US (Washington, DC): In July 2011, members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) attended a meeting organized in California by a criminal known as "Bad Boy." Among the invitees was José Juan Rodríguez Juárez, known as "Dreamer," who had gone to the meeting hoping to better understand what was beginning to be called "The Project."
Source: InSight Crime Date: December 1, 2016
No more gang terror! LA sues ‘epicenter’ owner (Los Angeles, CA): A man who owns a property described as the epicenter of gang activity in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is the target of a lawsuit announced Thursday by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: December 1, 2016
Frederick man sentenced to 16 years on attempted murder, gang charges (Frederick, MD): A Frederick man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a gang-related attempted murder during an emotional hearing Thursday in which the accused’s mother, and the mother of one of his victims, pleaded with the judge to consider her own role as a parent in passing sentence.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: December 1, 2016
Norteños leader convicted in 2006 killing (Santa Cruz, CA): Oscar “Baby Joker” Cabrera, a powerful Santa Cruz County Norteño gang kingpin, will face life in prison without parole in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man outside Watsonville more than a decade ago.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 1, 2016
Suspected Crips gang members plead guilty in cocaine conspiracy (Lubbock, TX): Today, Dequan Deshawn Willard, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: December 1, 2016
Washington Heights Gang Bust: 13 'Six Block' Members Ran 'Open Air Drug Market' (Manhattan, NY): An eight-month investigation has led to the arrest of 13 alleged members of the "Six Block" gang, accused of peddling oxycodone, cocaine, heroin, Xanax and marijuana in Washington Heights.
Source: Washington Heights Patch Date: December 1, 2016
Two MS-13 members sentenced to life for killing fellow gang members (Maryland): Two Maryland gang members were sentenced to life in prison Thursday after being convicted of the murders of other gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 1, 2016
Teen couple injured in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland police gang team is investigating two Thursday morning shootings. One of the shootings left a teen couple injured.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 1, 2016
Alderman On Gang Members: 'We Have To Rout Them Out And Remove Them' (Chicago, IL): After a pair of gang shootings in the 15th Ward erupted minutes apart Monday night and left two dead, Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) called on the Chicago Police Department to be more aggressive in its crackdown on gang violence.
Source: DNAinfo Date: November 30, 2016
Alleged Gang Members Due in Court in Marine's Killing (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday for allegedly killing a 19-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine who was found shot inside his vehicle in South Los Angeles.
Source: NBC Los Angeles Date: November 30, 2016
Gang members sentenced to 50 years for killing teenager over red shoes in 2015 (Los Angeles, CA): In an emotional Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, two gang members were sentenced for the killing of 19-year-old Tavin Price in front of his mother at a Hyde Park car wash last year.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 30, 2016
Court: Asylum Not Automatic for Former Gang Members (San Francisco, CA): Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: November 30, 2016
Two shootings linked: police (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police have now confirmed two separate shootings involving three different victims on Monday are connected, and associated to gangs.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: November 30, 2016
5 NJ gang members sentenced to jail (Newark, NJ): Five New Jersey members of an international street gang have been sentenced to prison for their role in a criminal enterprise that included murder, extortion and plots to kill witnesses.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: November 30, 2016
Fort Worth gang member pleads guilty in child sex conspiracy case (Fort Worth, TX): A member of the Polywood Crips gang who went by the street name “Pooh” waited until a jury was being selected before he pleaded guilty this week to a child sex trafficking conspiracy charge, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 30, 2016
Brothers sentenced in Nipomo gang assault (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two brothers who viciously beat a community college student in a gang-related assault could face two very different punishments for the crime.
Source: New Times Date: November 30, 2016
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