Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members sentenced to lengthy terms in teens’ park shooting death (Vista, CA): Two gang members who participated in a retaliation shooting that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded in an Oceanside park were sentenced Friday to lengthy state prison terms.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: May 20, 2016
Greeley man sentenced to 30 years for gang related killing (Greeley, CO): A known Greeley gang member was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in beating a man to death in 2013.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 20, 2016
Man was trying to break up gang-related fight before he was killed (Richland County, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department have a arrested three men and a teen in a murder that happened on Tavineer Drive earlier this month.
Source: WACH FOX57 News Date: May 20, 2016
Wannabe gang member gets 7 years to life for attempted murder (Oroville, CA): A Paradise man who said he tried to stab a teenager to death because he wanted to join a gang has been sentenced to seven years to life in prison, District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced Friday. The man, Nathan Hendrix, allegedly said he committed the crime because he wanted to become a member of a gang composed of fans of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: May 20, 2016
Man, 29, sentenced for killing member of rival Buffalo gang (Buffalo, NY): A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for fatally shooting a rival Buffalo street gang member seven years ago.
Source: New Jersey Herald Date: May 19, 2016
Witness in York gang homicide trial: 'Someone had to die' (York, PA): An ongoing "beef" between two York City gangs in the fall of 2013 turned into a "war" of back-and-forth drive-by shootings, one of which killed Jordan Breeland, according to a Southsider who took the witness stand Wednesday against his friends, the accused killers.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: May 19, 2016
Stabbings Lead To Focus On Gang Activity (Queens, NY): State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) plans to take on gang violence that has been plaguing Jackson Heights, especially after last week’s stabbing of an 18-year-old teenager at Travers Park by Jackson Heights gang Always Banging Kings (ABK). This stabbing is the third incident involving the gang within the last two months.
Source: Queens Tribune Date: May 19, 2016
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Takedown of Stockton Criminal Street Gangs ‘Westside Bloods’ and ‘Taliban’ (Stockton, CA): Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the successful takedown of two criminal street gangs in the Stockton area, following a joint investigation and operation by the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation Special Operations Unit (SOU) and the Stockton Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression unit. The investigation found that ‘Westside Bloods’ and ‘Taliban’ gangs have been illegally purchasing firearms and are responsible for numerous armed robberies and shootings in the Stockton area, including a recent triple homicide.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 19, 2016
Minneapolis gang members charged after posting threats on Snapchat, YouTube (Minneapolis, MN): The cinematic productions and social media posts of a north Minneapolis gang have led to criminal charges against 4 members. The Tre Tre street gang gets its name from the geographic area of north Minneapolis its lays claim to, around 33rd Avenue N. One of their rivals is the Skitz Squad, which the Tre Tre members took shots at in videos posted on Snapchat and YouTube.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: May 19, 2016
Police arrest suspected gang member on gun charges (Providence, RI): A member of a local street gang was arrested Wednesday after police said they found him in a car with an illegal gun and an assortment of unusual items — a roll of duct tape, zip ties, crow bar, ski mask and gloves.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 19, 2016
Another alleged Gremlin gang member arrested in Houston (Houston, TX): Only two of the 17 people accused of being members of the Gremlins gang remain wanted with the arrest this week of Jonathan Landry. In that indictment 17 people were accused of being members of the Gremlin Gang in Abbeville. The 17 were indicted on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and criminal street gang violation. The gang is accused of operating in Acadia, Lafayette, Vermilion and St. Martin parishes.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: May 19, 2016
Fresno City Council agrees to revise gang ordinance (Fresno, CA): The Fresno City Council voted 7-0 Thursday to adopt an ordinance aimed at punishing gang members for harassing or recruiting school children, but some on the council – as well as Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer – want to see some of it reworded before final approval.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: May 19, 2016
Will it Hold: Rival Evansville Gangs Reach Truce (Evansville, IN): Evansville's growing gang problem takes center stage Friday, as two sides of a bloody back-and-forth agree to give peace a chance. The news of an apparent truce is welcome to city leaders in the trenches trying to stop the violence.
Source: Tristatehomepage.com Date: May 19, 2016
Puerto Rican gang member arrested in Monticello (Monticello, FL): A member of the Los Lobos Gang, a narcotics trafficking syndicate that has controlled parts of Puerto Rico for decades, was arrested in Monticello this morning. Emmanuel "Mono" Mercedes-Moran was arrested by FBI and Jefferson County deputies.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 19, 2016
Gang shootout led to York City homicide (York, PA): A York City man with Jordan Breeland when Breeland was gunned down during a gang-related drive-by shooting testified he doesn't "call the cops" and couldn't identify the car that fired on them or the people inside it.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: May 19, 2016
Validated gang member sentenced on heroin charges (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member has been sentenced to over five years in prison on heroin charges. According to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, 25-year-old Rakeem Wilson pled guilty to attempted trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin, and a probation violation.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: May 19, 2016
Study: Less crime, more graduates in Oak View neighborhood (Huntington Beach, CA): The Oak View neighborhood has seen less crime, more high school graduates and fewer obese children over the last decade, according to a recent study.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 19, 2016
Police: Man attacked by Bloods gang members (Wicomico County, MD): Police say three Salisbury men charged Monday with attempted murder in connection with an attack last week were members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a Bloods gang affiliate.
Source: The Daily Times Date: May 18, 2016
Topeka police: Recent shootings are drug and gang-related (Topeka, KS): The recent spate of shootings in Topeka were drug-related and the shooters had gang ties. They were not random. That's the word from the Topeka Police Dept., which is assuring residents that it is stepping up its efforts to break up the gangs and track down the criminals involved.
Source: WIBW 13 News Date: May 18, 2016
Myrtle Beach man gets 20-year sentence for gang-related killing (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a gang-related fatal shooting at a strip club in 2014, according to a news release from Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.
Source: myhorrynews.com Date: May 18, 2016
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