Gang-Related News Articles
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Unaccompanied minors swelling ranks of American gangs, say experts (Washington, DC): A surge of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border could be swelling the ranks of one of America’s most dangerous gangs, either as fresh recruits or hardened sleepers, according to federal authorities.
Source: foxnews.com Date: September 15, 2016
ACLU wins skirmish in fight against Ogden gang injunction (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has agreed to consolidate lawsuits filed by two Ogden men represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in an ongoing fight against the Ogden City and Weber County gang injunction.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: September 15, 2016
One man’s mission to stop gang violence using social media (Chicago, IL): Too many of Desmond Patton’s students on Chicago’s South side were struggling to keep their focus when they came to school.
Source: The Grio Date: September 15, 2016
Florence School District Three updates gang policy (Lake City, SC): The Florence School District Three Board of Trustees updated its gang related activity policy. The policy changes how students in gangs are identified.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: September 15, 2016
Colorado Springs Police announce major reorganization that will eliminate gang unit (Colorado Springs, CO): The Colorado Springs Police Department will disband the gang unit indefinitely and reassign those officers to patrol duty amid a "critical" staffing shortage, Chief Pete Carey announced Thursday.
Source: The Gazette Date: September 15, 2016
Police probe possible gang involvement in Brentwood teen killings (Brentwood, NY): Police were on the scene of two teenage killings in Brentwood Thursday, searching for evidence and possible links to gangs in the community.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: September 15, 2016
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno describes recent killings as gang related, says police have 'solid leads' (Springfieled, MA): Mayor Domenic Sarno said Thursday that city police have "solid leads" on two recent killings, and that arrests will hopefully be made soon.
Source: MassLive.Com Date: September 15, 2016
Could you be in California's gang database? Bill would make sure you know (Riverside County, CA): Almost 9,000 people in Riverside County are listed as gang members in a database used by law enforcement – and it’s likely that not all of them are aware.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 15, 2016
Civil forfeiture at 10: crushing gun, gang and drug crime (Surrey, BC): After 10 years, B.C.’s civil forfeiture program continues to combat gun and gang activity on two fronts, by taking away criminals’ ill-gotten gains and investing in outreach, intervention and awareness programs that steer youth away from gangs and crime.
Source: BC Gov News Date: September 15, 2016
The cycle of gang life – LA to Denver (Denver, CO): Leaving a street gang is not always as easy as leaving the street—or leaving your neighborhood, or even your city or state.
Source: The Villager Date: September 14, 2016
Major Gang Trial Starts in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Six purported leaders of the Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that is expected to provide a rare look inside the criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Source: US News and World Report Date: September 14, 2016
Final two gang members confess to fatally beating, stomping Long Island man they thought was gay (Queens, NY): The last two members of a gang who fatally beat and stomped an 18-year-old Long Islander because they thought he was gay have confessed to the heinous crime and will go to prison, Queens authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News Date: September 14, 2016
As shootings continue, Minneapolis police attempt to stem gang bloodshed (Minneapolis, MN): On paper, it had all the makings of a revenge shooting. Minneapolis police detectives figured that the perpetrator crept up to the dining room window under the cover of darkness one night last week, and squeezed off a trio of shots from a semiautomatic handgun.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 13, 2016
Murderers Without Codes Turn Murder Vigils Into Murder Scenes in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Just 28 hours after ‘Nemo’ was shot dead, his stepbrother and two others were shot, one fatally, at a makeshift memorial for him.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: September 13, 2016
Police Urging Caution In Wake Of Possible Gang-Related Shootings In Hempstead (Hempstead, NY): Two possible gang-related shootings have police in one Long Island community urging residents to be cautious.
Source: CBS2 News Date: September 13, 2016
After 63-Year Old Man Killed, Neighbors Worry About Gang Activity (New Orleans, LA): The 63-year-old man killed in Sunday's mass shooting near First Street and Claiborne Avenue was described by friends as a hard working landscaper and a well-liked neighbor on Rex Place in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: September 13, 2016
Authorities arrest 38 in Pueblo street gang task force (Pueblo, CO): Federal and local authorities arrested 38 people last week in a roundup of alleged gang members.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: September 13, 2016
Programs in Omaha aim to get people away from gangs (Omaha, NE): There are programs that work to impact and stop violence in the Omaha area.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: September 13, 2016
Dozens of gang members, violent offenders arrested after operation, police say (Omaha, NE): A three-month operation to get violent offenders off the streets netted dozens of arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: September 13, 2016
Napa Police investigating shooting at First Street/Freeway Drive (Napa Valley, CA): A 17-year-old Napa youth was shot Sunday night in the vicinity of First Street/Freeway Drive by an unknown assailant who got away, Napa Police reported.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: September 12, 2016
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