Gang-Related News Articles
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Woman Shot in Gang Violence Shares Her Story (Coachella, CA): A local woman is sharing her powerful story to discourage kids from joining gangs. When she was a teenager, a gang shooting left her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Now she's turned her story into a message for young people.
Source: KMIR News Date: March 23, 2017
Janesville crime continues downward trend (Janesville, WI): Janesville crime is down again. Police Chief Dave Moore released the city's 2016 crime statistics Thursday, calling a news conference and beginning his remarks with one troubling number: 12 people died from heroin overdoses last year.
Source: GazetteXtra Date: March 23, 2017
Officials: Man in Georgia human trafficking case forced tattoos on victims (Atlanta, GA): A Georgia man forced women he held at a million-dollar mansion to get gang-related tattoos, collected all the money they made at a strip club and threatened them if they wanted to leave, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: March 23, 2017
MS-13 gang member deported 4 times sexually abused 2-year-old girl, police say (Hempstead, NY): A MS-13 street gang member who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.
Source: CBS News Date: March 23, 2017
Were gang connections to The Bloods factor in Brockton murder? (Brockton, MA): A Brockton police detective took the stand on Thursday as the final witness in a trial for a 2014 murder, testifying that the victim previously admitted his affiliation with The Bloods street gang, as an attorney for the defendant sought to demonstrate that others may have been motivated to commit the fatal shooting.
Source: The Enterprise Date: March 23, 2017
Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s fed probe (Chicago, IL): More than 50 people, most alleged to be members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 23, 2017
Wanted Yakima gang member caught trying to re-enter country (Yakima, WA): Police say a Yakima man suspected of assaulting of a 13-year-old girl was arrested while re-entering the country from Mexico earlier this month.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 23, 2017
Major Gangs Increasingly Active in West San Fernando Valley, Police Commission Finds (Los Angeles, CA): Although the west San Fernando Valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area with a low crime rate, a new report approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission found it is home to 16 major gangs and has seen increases in gang-related crimes over the last three years.
Source: Northridge Patch Date: March 22, 2017
Police credit 'Gary for Life' initiative for reduction in gang-related violent crimes (Gary, IN): While the city of Gary accounted for more than 60 percent — or 46 — of Lake County’s 71 homicides in 2016, local law enforcement are focused on the changes they see within the city’s limits: Gary saw four fewer homicides last year than the year before.
Source: The Times Date: March 22, 2017
Number of shootings down, but gun violence more spread out in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Gun violence has spread to areas of Aurora unaccustomed to hearing shots fired, although the number of shootings within the city shrank last year, according to police department officials and statistics obtained by the Beacon-News.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: March 22, 2017
Local leader on gang crime: ‘We should be angry about this’ (Washington, DC): A surge in murders, violent crime and gang recruitment in schools has one local leader demanding the community get angry about gangs and work together to find solutions.
Source: WTOP News Date: March 22, 2017
'Violence Driven by Blood and Heroin': High Point Police (High Point, NC): Nine shootings resulting in two deaths since the weekend have forced High Point Police to draft a plan to combat the sharp increase in violence. Officers believe the shootings stem from drug and gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: March 22, 2017
Gang member sentenced for his role in shootings (Buffalo, NY): Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Derrick Ramos, known as Little D, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for his role in two shootings in the city of Buffalo.
Source: WGRZ 2 News Date: March 22, 2017
Two teens wounded in suspected gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Two teens were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting Tuesday night in Santa Ana, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 22, 2017
Four charged with murder for gang-related robbery, shooting at Provo home (Provo, UT): Three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during an alleged gang-related robbery at a Provo home last week.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 22, 2017
Washoe County DA discusses difficulty in prosecuting juvenile gang members (Reno, NV): Charging a juvenile as an adult comes with roadblocks and challenges, especially if it's gang-related, said Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: March 22, 2017
Neighbors demand action after gang shooting (Dallas, TX): It’s been three days since two teens were shot in a Dallas park. Neighbors are growing more frustrated that dozens of bullets fired haven’t brought more official attention – like from the mayor – to the area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: March 22, 2017
Stabbing in Santa Cruz believed to be gang-related (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police officers responded to a stabbing outside a bus parked near 1261 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz today where a 25-year-old male victim was left in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries however was uncooperative with police investigations.
Source: KION 46 News Date: March 22, 2017
Violence spikes around King City High as gangs feud (King City, CA): King City High School was put on lock down at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for the second day in a row. The school has been on high alert ever since a student was shot near the school's auditorium Tuesday morning, and three more teenagers were shot across the street at a motel Tuesday evening.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 22, 2017
5 men, including 3 gang members, charged in New Bedford shooting (New Bedford, MA): Five city men, including three members of the Monte Park street gang, are charged in connection with the March 2 shooting on Thompson Street, described by police as a joint effort to intimidate a witness in an upcoming murder trial, according to court documents.
Source: South Coast Today Date: March 22, 2017
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