Gang-Related News Articles
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APD asks for community's help in cleaning up gang activity (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department Gang Unit began noticing spray painted shutters a month and a half ago. As of Friday, 113 black shutters in the neighborhood have been spray painted yellow. The gang unit believes a gang in the area is committing these acts.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: April 14, 2017
Gorilla Mob 187 gang member suspected in San Luis Hotel shooting (Galveston, TX): Galveston police named a 21-year-old known gang member as a suspect in a shooting Sunday at the San Luis Hotel and Conference Center that left a security guard in critical condition.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 13, 2017
Victims' relatives upset with sentence for gang member who killed Durham man, boy (Durham, NC): More than three years have passed since 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe was shot and killed, but the passage of time didn't ease the pain for his family members when they heard his killer would serve no more than 20 years for Jaeden's death and the fatal shooting of a Durham man.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: April 13, 2017
17-Year Sentence Issued To Man For Gang-Related Mobile Park Shooting In Napa (Napa, CA): A man was sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a gang-related shooting in Napa last August, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Source: Suisun City Patch Date: April 13, 2017
Gang member nicknamed ‘Wolf’ seen on video with gas can before Md. house fire, investigators say (Marlboro, MD): A gang member nicknamed “Wolf” has been charged with arson and attempted murder after surveillance video shows him holding with what appears to be a red gasoline can outside a Maryland townhouse shortly before it caught fire, according to police and fire investigators.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 13, 2017
4 bodies found in New York park near area of gang violence (Central Islip, NY): The bodies of four men, all described as having suffered “significant trauma,” were discovered in a park in a suburban New York neighborhood that has for years contended with a growing problem of gang violence.
Source: The Tribune Date: April 13, 2017
Kane County State’s attorney tackles child abuse, gang activity (St. Charles, IL): Lawsuits against Fox Valley gangs are helping curb their activities, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said at his monthly press briefing, which also highlighted the work of local agencies during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Source: Kane County Chronicle Date: April 13, 2017
Gang violence on the rise in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Gang violence in Chattanooga has been a problem for quite some time. Recent upgrades in the Chattanooga Police Intelligence Unit, improvements to the crime analysis center and getting out into the streets have helped greatly.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 13, 2017
Nearly Two-Dozen Caught In Stockton Gang Sweep, Including Corrections Officer (Stockton, CA): Twenty-three people are behind bars after a major gang sweep spearheaded by Stockton Police Department. Investigators seized various weapons and narcotics after a citywide raid on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: April 13, 2017
SCV Sheriff’s Captain confronts gang issue (Santa Clarita, CA): Captain Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station dropped in on Thursday’s meeting of the Anti-Gang Task Force, updating the group on law enforcement efforts, sharing his insights and supporting the group’s mandate of working towards a common goal.
Source: The Signal Date: April 13, 2017
BUILD Chicago Offering Alternatives to Gang Life for Nearly 50 Years (Chicago, IL): Sixteen-year-old Latee Smith wants to do something positive with his life. He dreams of becoming a professional athlete or a lawyer. He wants a career. And in these desires he’s no different than countless other teens across the U.S. who anticipate a bright future.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight Date: April 13, 2017
Gang violence in the community (Lima, OH): In the early 90s, Lima was dealing with serious gang problems, to the point where they brought the two rival gangs together to hold a summit. Fast forward to 2017, the gangs are still around but they're not so nationally known. Now the Bloods and Crips have been replaced by smaller local groups known as "East Side" and "Cash Crew".
Source: WLIO News Date: April 13, 2017
Man wanted in Tacoma gang killing arrested (Tacoma, WA): A man wanted in connection with a fatal Tacoma stabbing last April was arrested Thursday night, according to jail records.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 13, 2017
Spate of gun violence this week rattles King County communities (King County, WA): Four fatal shootings and a woman grazed in the head. Seattle and South King County has seen a spate of violence this week that has left police searching for a possible connection and neighborhoods worried for their safety.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: April 13, 2017
Gang member and convicted felon arrested after vehicle search, police officials say (Merced, CA): A gang member was arrested after officers from the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit developed information he was in possession of a firearm, according to a statement from police officials.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 13, 2017
SJ jail officer caught in gang sweep aimed at Crips (Stockton, CA): Stockton police on Thursday announced the results of a gang sweep, and among those arrested was an employee of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Record Date: April 13, 2017
Police: Gang member molested child as part of initiation (DeKalb County, GA): New documents obtained by 11Alive detail the arrest of a man police said is a known affiliate of a gang and allegedly molested a child as part of an initiation.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: April 12, 2017
Police Arrest 57 In Targeted Drug, Gun Raids Overnight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested 57 people and seized eight guns Tuesday night, in a series of raids targeting drug dealers and gang members. Organized Crime Bureau Chief Anthony Riccio said the department targeted more than 100 people with a history of gang ties, firearm arrests, and drug convictions.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: April 12, 2017
Nevada gang member convicted of fatal shooting in Sun Valley (Reno, NV): A 19-year-old Nevada gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a party at a residence north of Reno in October 2015.
Source: The Republic Date: April 12, 2017
Cops stumble on suspected gang hangout, seize guns, ammunition (Bridgeport, CT): Police pursuing a car believed involved in a gang-style shooting Tuesday afternoon stumbled into the suspected hang out for the Green Boyz gang, recovering guns, ammunition and arresting the younger brother of notorious gang leader Jamal “Moo Moo” Hamilton.
Source: Greenwich Time Date: April 12, 2017
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