Gang-Related News Articles
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Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. The pregnant woman, 19, was gunned down about 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 17, 2016
Minneapolis gang member pleads guilty in brazen shooting at HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A 23-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty this week to his role in a 2014 shooting outside a downtown hospital, a brazen assault that was in retaliation for an earlier confrontation with rival gang members.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 17, 2016
McClendon pleads guilty in Bloods gang drug case (Brunswick, GA): The third defendant in three days and the fourth this week pleaded guilty Friday morning to his involvement in a drug trafficking scheme prosecutors say was headed up by the local Bloods street gang.
Source: The News Date: September 17, 2016
Hundreds gather at #howlong summit to find solutions to gang violence (Bakersfield, CA): Danny Morrison is sick of seeing news reports of gang shootings. He’s sick of candlelight vigils, and car washes and GoFundMe accounts set up to pay for the burials of young black men whose potential was never hinted at, much less realized.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: September 17, 2016
Authorities: Gang member gets prison for gun charges (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island man who told police he was part of a street gang has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm after he was convicted of a violent crime.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: September 17, 2016
Blind anti-gang activist fights off armed robbers (Dallas, TX): When armed robbers tried to steal his money, Lamont Levels, a blind former gang member, wasn't going to just let that happen.
Source: USA Today Date: September 16, 2016
Move to eliminate Colorado Springs gang unit draws mixed reviews (Colorado Springs, CO): Police Chief Pete Carey's plan to disband his gang unit indefinitely drew guarded understanding by local anti-gang advocates and surprise from experts, who warned that gangs could deepen their roots across Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette Date: September 16, 2016
Alleged gang member slips out side door of DOC center (Wilmington, DE): A teen who was recently indicted for gang involvement walked out a side door and escaped Thursday from the Wilmington corrections facility in which he was being held, a state Department of Correction spokeswoman said.
Source: The News Journal Date: September 16, 2016
Rahm May Discuss How Absentee Fathers Contribute To Gang Violence In Upcoming Speech (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel is apparently connecting the city's epidemic of violence with absentee fathers in African-American families, according to sources privy to a preview of an upcoming policy speech.
Source: Chicagoist Date: September 16, 2016
Former inmate pairs gang members with veterans, helps stop violence (Chicago, IL): With Chicago's record breaking violence being front and center in the headlines, it's easy to forget that there are people who are doing good in our community, even those who started on the wrong side of the law. Last week, Windy City Live launched the new series "4-Star-Chicagoan" to do just that.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 16, 2016
CeaseFire veterans: York needs patience, commitment (York, PA): The upcoming policing plan in York City will involve hauling in violent offenders, having community members tell them to stop shooting people, offering the offenders services on the condition that they indeed don’t shoot people, and promising they’ll go to jail if they and their friends keep committing violence.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: September 16, 2016
Last fugitive arrested in connection with Aurora gang investigation (Aurora, IL): The last fugitive wanted in connection with a long-term investigation into drug dealing and gun sales involving an Aurora street gang has been taken into custody.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: September 16, 2016
Jury In Hobos “Super Gang” Trial Gets History Lesson About Street Gangs (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors gave jurors a lesson in the history of Chicago’s street gangs Thursday when they called their first witness in the trial of the Hobos “super gang.”
Source: CBS Chicago Date: September 16, 2016
Prosecutors say Angelo Gonzalez was involved in Kilby Street gang prostitution ring; preyed on women addicted to heroin (Worcester, MA): A man prosecutors say was a member of the Kilby Street gang prostitution ring that preyed on women addicted to heroin was held without bail at his arraignment on Friday. Angelo Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to five counts of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and five counts of derive support from prostitution.
Source: The Republican Date: September 16, 2016
Bloody Minneapolis gang war ends with guilty plea (Minneapolis, MN): After more than 20 shots were fired at the Hennepin County Medical Center back in 2014, the fight has finally ended with Percy Lacey’s guilty plea. A feud between two south Minneapolis street gangs – the Bloods and the 10s - resulted in convictions for those involved along with one case of permanent paralysis.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: September 16, 2016
'Strong Indication' of Gang Involvement in Killings of Teenage Friends: Police (Suffolk County, NY): Authorities said Thursday that there are "strong indications" that gang members killed a pair of teenaged best friends -- one 16, the other about to celebrate her 16th birthday -- and left their beaten and slashed bodies just a few hundred feet apart on Long Island.
Source: NBC New York Date: September 16, 2016
Police: Gang rivalry, colored bandanna sparked Caldwell shooting (Caldwell, ID): A Nampa man accused of shooting a rival gang member in the head may have been motivated by something as minor as a colored rag in the victim's pocket, investigators say.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: September 16, 2016
13-year-old hit by gang gunfire in North Hills (Los Angeles, CA): A 13-year-old is in stable condition Friday after what Los Angeles Police Department officials are calling a gang-related shooting when he was wounded by a gunman from a group of five people just after midnight in North Hills.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: September 16, 2016
6 arrested after gang-related fight at A. Quinn Jones Center (Gainesville, FL): Six students were arrested at A. Quinn Jones Center earlier this week after a gang-related brawl that drew a crowd of 30 student onlookers. The fight began with two students’ verbal dispute, according to a Gainesville Police Department incident report. One then got a chair from the school’s front desk area and threw it at the other student.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: September 16, 2016
City leaders to discuss hiring community outreach coordinator at council meeting (Santa Maria, CA): Two full-time positions may end up working to reduce youth violence because city and county leaders cannot come up with one “viable option.”
Source: Lompoc Record Date: September 16, 2016
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