Gang-Related News Articles
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Big gang violence increase in valley; will police reports stop activity? (Los Angeles, CA): With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee on Monday advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the San Diego (405) Freeway.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: February 13, 2017
Fighting gang problem is a top priority for new Greenville County Sheriff (Greenville, SC): We're taking a look at gang activity in the Upstate. Specifically, in Greenville County. We're told, gangs are here, and they are causing serious trouble. In fact, gang members have been linked to crimes ranging from murder, to drug and human trafficking. We spoke with Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis about the issue. “We've got about roughly 1,200 identified gang members.”
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: February 13, 2017
3-day gang training conference underway in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Monday is the first day of the South Carolina Gang Association’s annual training conference. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement officials from across the state to discuss new ways of identifying gang members and their crimes.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: February 13, 2017
Police share tactics, data, technology at gang investigators conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): Law enforcement divisions across the state are doing what they can to help curb violence and crime in South Carolina neighborhoods, and one way they're doing that is by working with different law enforcement agencies.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: February 13, 2017
Police: Fairfax gang member arrested in rape of 15-year-old (Fairfax County, VA): After searching for him since November, police on Monday found and apprehended a man who is the suspect of a rape that was committed back in July last year.
Source: WDCW 50 Date: February 13, 2017
Ten Alleged Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Indicted for Federal Racketeering and Other Related Offenses (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that ten alleged members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang, including its leaders, have been indicted in Raleigh, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and related offenses.
Source: United States Department of Justice Date: February 13, 2017
Initiatives ramp up to keep students engaged, away from gangs (Danville, VA): Danville Superintendent Stanley Jones has a credo that governs how he leads his school division: engaged students stay out of trouble. Officials with Danville Public Schools and Danville Parks and Recreation say the best way to keep young people away from gangs is to keep them engaged in class and having fun after school.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: February 12, 2017
Gang violence drops in January from a year ago (Portland, OR): One reason may have been the joint effort called Operation Safe Holidays that resulted in the arrest of 42 people on a variety of changes and the seizure of nine firearms in December. According to the police, many of the people arrested were specifically identified as people involved in recent gun, gang and/or violent crime incidents.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: February 12, 2017
Regent Park gangs' 'internal cleansing' spreads (Toronto, ON): A fatal shooting in Ajax Saturday and the killing of a teen in Toronto last month are the latest deadly hits in a feud between two inner-city gangs, Sun sources say. Sources familiar with the city’s street gangs say six fatal shootings in the past 11 months — one of which was an innocent grandmother — are believed to be the result of a war between the Regent Park-based gang Sick Thugz and a newer splinter group called Halal.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 12, 2017
11-Year-Old Girl Shot in the Head in Gang Incident (Chicago, IL): Chicago’s gang violence claimed another victim when 11-year-old, Takilya Holmes, was struck in the head by a bullet in a gunfight Saturday night.
Source: Newsline Date: February 12, 2017
Sources: Police believe they have gang kingpin's killer in custody (Chattanooga, TN): The inmates beat Jermichael Brooks so badly that officers had to guide the nearly blind 23-year-old man into a federal courtroom Friday. Before the judge, Brooks pleaded not guilty to drug and gun accusations — but the charges assure he sits in jail while police build a high-profile murder case against him.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 11, 2017
New charges against convicted gang leader behind bars (Canton, OH): A young man brought from prison to the Stark County Jail to await trial on allegations that he continued to run a criminal street gang from behind bars, Lamuel "Lambino" Flowers was arrested in the jail on additional felony charges.
Source: Canton Repository Date: February 11, 2017
Mobile shop in Greeley Colorado offers gang tattoo removal (Greeley, CO): Jesus Bujanda and his wife, Gayedine, got the idea to open up a tattoo removal business thanks to their nephew. He'd been incarcerated and had a big neck tattoo. He'd had his girlfriend's name covered up with a big dog bone. When he got out, he knew he had to get the tattoo removed if he wanted to get a job.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: February 11, 2017
Mom of young teen found dead says there's more to the story (Houston, TX): A day after a 14-year-old boy was found dead underneath the bleachers at St. Jerome Catholic School, the boy's mother is speaking out saying there's more to the story. She believes her son's death was no accident.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: February 10, 2017
Savannah crime stats for January show drop in violent crime (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham police released the year-to-date crime numbers for their jurisdiction earlier this week, noting a rise in homicides in January 2017 compared to last year, but a 17 percent drop in violent crime overall.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: February 10, 2017
11 indicted in racketeering conspiracy linked to Oceanside gang (Oceanside, CA): A dozen men, most of them alleged members or associates of an Oceanside-based street gang, were indicted Friday in a racketeering conspiracy that led to crimes including attempted murder, drug trafficking, prostitution and robberies, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 10, 2017
Danville Police continue fighting gangs despite threats (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department is investigating credible threats made against its officers. Officers say they're being targeted by gang members, but that's not stopping police from going after them. Officers say they seized evidence of gang activity last night- as well as weapons and drugs.
Source: WDBJ 7 News Date: February 10, 2017
Newark teen tried as adult gets 2 years on Wilmington gang, gun charges (Wilmington, DE): A 16-year-old prosecuted as an adult in connection to gang activity has been sentenced to two years in prison, followed by two years of home confinement and probation, after submitting a guilty plea.
Source: WDEL News Date: February 10, 2017
Law enforcement sees progress, but still problems in dealing with gangs (Columbia, SC): The head of the law enforcement coalition battling gangs in the Midlands says they are still a serious problem, but their membership is on the decline. The Midlands Gang Task Force grew out of long-standing efforts by the Richland County Sheriff's Department to crack down on the growth of gang activity, and those comments follow concerns from Kershaw County's top cop that gangs seem to have migrated into his jurisdiction.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: February 10, 2017
Danville Police respond to gang threat (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune Date: February 10, 2017
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