Gang-Related News Articles
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Taking Back the Community: Summer jobs reducing crime in Newport News (Newport News, VA): Hundreds of teenagers are working this summer thanks to a Newport News program aimed at getting young people jobs and keeping them off the streets. Three years ago, STEP (Summer Training and Enrichment Program) was started. The program is designed to find teenagers between the ages of 16 and 24 summer employment.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: July 19, 2016
Police fired upon at gun shop (Marietta, GA): Three people — all confirmed Bloods gang members — were arrested Tuesday following an hours-long SWAT standoff in which shots were fired at police officers responding to a report of a break-in at a Marietta gun store.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 19, 2016
Gang member gets more 10 more years for murder, shootings (Buffalo, NY): Kasiem Williams is already serving time for the murder of Virgil Page. A judge punished him again Tuesday, this time for his involvement in the killing of Eric Morrow and eight attempted murders.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 19, 2016
Provincial government aiming to cut down Kelowna youth crime (Kelowna, BC): With a newly announced grant, the Province of British Columbia is funding a program to help prevent young people from getting involved in crime in the Okanagan. The program will go over life skills like assertiveness, boundary-setting, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Source: KelownaNow Date: July 19, 2016
Fresno gang sweep leads to 17 arrests; drugs, firearms seized (Fresno, CA): Standing alongside several state and federal agents Tuesday afternoon, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer announced that 17 gang members, including leaders of Malos Hechos and the Bulldogs, had been arrested in a joint law enforcement operation. Officers also seized 45 firearms and 80 pounds of methamphetamine during the operation.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 19, 2016
2 charged with murder, gang participation (Bakersfield, CA): Two alleged gang members were formally charged Tuesday with murder. Wendell Scott, 24, and Albert Montelongo, 30, are suspected of shooting Saddam Muslih Ali, 25, Saturday night on 8th Street.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: July 19, 2016
Gang members from MS-13 in court for gruesome murder (Montgomery County, MD): It’s life in prison with no chance of parole for a Montgomery County man labelled a “ruthless, evil monster” by family members of the man he killed.
Source: WDCW 50 Date: July 19, 2016
ummer Nights program kicks off Boston's anti-violence push (Boston, MA): The state’s Summer Nights program is kicking off in communities across the state and it's aimed at curbing gang and gun violence. From Boston to Holyoke, the state is teaming up with community organizations to give at-risk young people access to positive evening programs.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News Date: July 19, 2016
Gang member who had gun used in Frederick killing pleads guilty to attempted murder in Laurel (Frederick, MD): An MS-13 gang member whose associates were involved in the murder of a Frederick man, and who had the gun used in that killing, has pleaded guilty to gang-related charges and attempted murder in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: July 19, 2016
What you think may be wrong: Juvenile crime down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): In 2015, the most prominent crime among juveniles was theft. Last year, police filed 364 charges against juveniles, down from the 524 charges filed in 2010. So far this year police have filed 106 charges. Following behind were burglary and robbery, both of which are slated to continue to decline in 2016.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: July 18, 2016
Police: Gang members arrested after McDonald's incident (Des Moines, IA): Four men were charged with criminal gang participation after causing a scene outside a McDonald's in Des Moines, claiming an employee had spit in their food.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 18, 2016
Chicago man sentenced in pregnant teen’s death (Chicago, IL): A judge has sentenced a reputed Chicago street-gang member to 90 years in prison in the shooting death of a 17 year-old pregnant woman.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 18, 2016
3 arrested, face charges for gang activity (Lafayette, IN): A possible armed robbery over the weekend in Lafayette has led to charges of gang activity against three people.
Source: WLFI 18 News Date: July 18, 2016
Leader of violent 3NG gang receives 100-year prison sentence on racketeering conviction (New Orleans, LA): After Kentrell "Black" Hickerson was found guilty in May of leading the murderous, drug-dealing Central City gang known as 3NG, all that remained to be seen was whether the judge would sentence him to the full 100-year stretch he potentially faced.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: July 18, 2016
South Side Alderman Calls Chicago Violence A 'Public Health Emergency' (Chicago, IL): Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) says the city is "facing a public health emergency due to intensifying gang conflict." He made that comment Monday in responding to the latest gang-related shooting that occurred in his ward Sunday. Lopez's South Side ward includes the 9th police district, where an "anti-violence initiative" was expanded by police a few weeks ago.
Source: Progress Illinois Date: July 18, 2016
HPD arrests 10 for gang, drug, weapons crimes (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police arrested 10 people Saturday night on various charges including possession of a controlled substance and MDOC violations on active gang members to felony eluding.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: July 18, 2016
Homicides down in Springfield amid national surge (Springfield, MO): Lt. Culley Wilson, who oversees the Springfield Police Department's violent crimes unit, said he's thrilled homicide numbers are down in Springfield.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: July 18, 2016
Taking Back the Community: Getting teens out of gangs and into jobs (Newport News, VA): Newport News city leaders are focused on getting teens out gangs and into jobs. Three years ago, the city started a program aimed at doing just that. They do this through the office of Youth and Gang Violence Prevention.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: July 18, 2016
In Santa Rosa, Gang-Taunting Graffiti Scars Park Named For Man Of Nonviolence (Santa Rosa, CA): Police in Santa Rosa have arrested two men for their suspected roles in spraying gang-related graffiti at a park named in the memory of nonviolence activist Martin Luther King. According to police, the gang-related graffiti depicted two rival Santa Rosa gangs "disrespecting and threatening each other using words, signs and symbols."
Source: RohnertPark-CotatiPatch Date: July 18, 2016
Residents Wanting Area’s Crime History Can Contact Local Police (San Juan, TX): Rio Grande Valley police chief is telling residents if they’re concerned about violence in their neighborhood, they should contact their police department. Last week, a man affiliated with a dangerous gang was arrested. The man stayed in the 1300 block of Cano Street in Edinburg. U.S. Marshal’s and other lawmen arrested him for violating his parole.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: July 18, 2016
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