Gang-Related News Articles
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Chattanooga sees 32 homicides in 2016; police struggle to stop the violence (Chattanooga, TN): One night in April, Robert "Juicy" Jackson told his parents he was headed out. The 22-year-old told his mom he loved her, that he'd see her later. He asked her if he looked good. "He looked good," said his mother, Renee Jackson. And then her son was out the door, gone.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 3, 2017
Racketeering plea deal not a good sign for federal gang case; murder charge dropped against man (Omaha, NE): Less than a year ago, law enforcement authorities hailed the indictments a grand jury had returned against local gang members using federal racketeering law. Six members of Omaha’s 40th and 44th Avenue Crips gangs were arrested under the indictments in U.S. District Court, which represented a new prosecutorial tack for Nebraska in the fight against gang violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 3, 2017
Kings County sees spike in homicides (Kings County, CA): Kings County had 15 homicides in 2016, almost twice as many as in the previous two years, according to data from the Kings County Coroner’s Office.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 3, 2017
Drop in Gang Violence Drove New York City Shootings Below 1,000 in 2016 (New York City, NY): A steep drop in gang violence last year drove shootings in New York City to the lowest number in at least a quarter-century, Police Department data shows, a result of what police officials say has been a focus on gang takedowns and targeted arrests in some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 3, 2017
Getaway driver faces murder charge in Mira Mesa gang killing (San Diego, CA): A man remains jailed on $1 million in bail, accused of murder in a Mira Mesa gang shooting even though he didn’t fire the gun and it was one of his own companions who died.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 3, 2017
2 men with gang ties sought in QT shooting (Chamblee, GA): Two men have been identified as suspects in a recent shooting at a QuikTrip in Chamblee. Leroy Copney and Jilani Bakhari are believed to be involved with the shooting death of 30-year-old Andrew Spencer, Chamblee police spokesman Capt. Ernesto Ford said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 3, 2017
Richmond: Three suspected gang members charged in Walmart shooting (Richmond, CA): Three suspected members of a street gang were charged with attempted murder last week in connection with a December shooting at a local Walmart, police said.
Source: East Bay Times Date: January 3, 2017
Gang related charges for 2 in arrest of 6 in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store same suspects involved with Fannin Robbery (Pickens County, GA): During the night of January 1st , deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Officers arrest 6 individuals for breaking into the Dunn’s Food Mart in Talking Rock Georgia.
Source: FetchYourNews.com Date: January 3, 2017
Clayton officials: Gangs social-media savvy, transient (Clayton County, GA): When Clayton County police detective Rodney Bryant began tracking gangs seven years ago, they were easy to spot. Gang-bangers wore certain identifiable colors. Grafitti as well as gang symbols, including hand signs, were boldly displayed. They staked their claim in certain parts of the community.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 2, 2017
NC gang member charged with raping, kidnapping college student (Wilimington, NC): A Wilmington man charged with kidnapping, rape and armed robbery is in the New Hanover County Detention Center.
Source: WNCN News Date: January 2, 2017
Gang member sentenced in teenage sex trafficking case (San Diego, CA): A North Park gang member was sentenced to 5½ years in prison for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved sex trafficking, drug sales and robbery — a sentence that was followed up hours later with a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 2, 2017
Looking back at the year in crime in Fall River (Fall River, MA): Gang violence, drug raids, homicide investigations, murder trials, a major change in the Fall River Police Department, and people dressed as circus clowns were among the city's major crime stories in 2016.
Source: The Herald News Date: January 2, 2017
A close to city's deadliest year (Fort Wayne, IN): Their bodies were found in streets, parking lots and alleys. At least seven died in cars. Nearly all died from gunshots. In Allen County, 2016 will be memorable for the wrong reason. A record 48 homicides were committed in 41 separate incidents. In addition, a determination on the deaths of two additional women has yet to be made. The previous homicide record was 45 in 2013.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: January 1, 2017
Birmingham, Jefferson County end violent 2016 with spike in homicides (Birmingham, AL): 2016 was a year of bloodshed in Birmingham, which left the city with a triple-digit homicide tally for the first time in 10 years. There were 104 homicides in the city, of which 92 were deemed criminal by authorities. In all of Jefferson County, there were 151 homicides, up from 144.
Source: AL.com Date: January 1, 2017
Rash of teen slayings prompts DA’s office to head off gang recruitment (Suffolk County, MA): The Suffolk District Attorney’s office is hoping to tackle gang violence by promoting initiatives aimed at reaching at-risk kids before they are drawn into a life of violence as the city reels from a series of shocking homicides involving teen victims, a spokesman said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 31, 2016
Stories of the Year: Gang activity in Richmond County sparks formation of task force (Hamlet, CA): A rash of shootings within a two-month time frame in late spring had one detective thinking they were gang related. Lt. Randy Dover with the Hamlet Police Department first made his hypothesis public following two shootings at the Hamlet Food Mart. There were four shootings with a victim in the city limits between May 1 and June 20.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal Date: December 31, 2016
This is how San Bernardino officials are working to address 2016’s homicide surge (Sann Bernardino, CA): On the evening of Dec. 15, Luis Sanchez Aguinaga had just pulled up to his San Bernardino home after wrapping up a long day of laying flooring. His wife, Elizabeth Lorenzano, and her mother, heard the familiar sound of his car park on the street and they expected him to walk through the front door in just a few minutes.
Source: The Sun Date: December 31, 2016
Homicides, gang-related killings are down in Portland for 2016 (Portland, OR): Twenty people died in homicides in Portland in 2016 - a drop from the previous two years. Though gang violence remained high this year, only one homicide involved gang members or associates. It didn't stem from a gang rivalry but a personal dispute, police and witnesses said.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 31, 2016
Street violence rises, burglary drops in scattered crime profile for 2016 (San Jose, CA): In 2016, San Jose saw a 25-year high in homicides, a distinction that drew a lot of year-end attention. But most experts would agree that a different statistic is more concerning: Violent crime was up across the board, logging a 15 percent increase over last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 31, 2016
Gangbanger busted in Bronx gang takedown now charged in murder of drug dealer (Bronx, NY): A suspected gangbanger busted in a massive takedown earlier this year is now charged with the murder of a Bronx drug dealer.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 30, 2016
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