Gang-Related News Articles
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Former gang member calls to 'put the guns down' amidst recent violence (Bakersfield, CA): Whenever something violent happens in the Bakersfield area, Manuel Carrizalez is one of the first people to know about it. "Every time there's a shooting, they always call us," said Carrizalez. By 'they,' he's referring to neighbors, witnesses, families of victims and sometimes even families of suspects in the aftermath of a crime. And by 'us,' he's referring to Stay Focused Ministries, the gang prevention and mentoring group he founded 26 years ago.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: May 17, 2016
Gang suppression detail in Fallbrook results in three juvenile arrests (Fallbrook, CA): According to Sgt. Patick Yates, the operation targeted 21 individuals that are documented as criminal street gang members or associates. After the target list was completed, detail units conducted directed patrol in high gang-crime areas. Three juvenile suspects were arrested for charges that included participation in a criminal street gang, battery, probation violation, and curfew.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: May 17, 2016
Jail beating of Toronto gang member possibly linked to pregnant woman shooting death: sources (Toronto, ON): The shooting death of a pregnant woman in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood Sunday night may have links to a gang war sparked by an armed standoff and a kidnapping at a downtown condominium last month, CBC News has learned. CBC News can now report that one of the gangs involved in the rivalry is the Young Buck Killas — the same group that made headlines in April after an armed elevator standoff between four of its members and a rival gang, the Queen's Drive Crips.
Source: CBC News Date: May 17, 2016
2 former gang members share their stories in hopes of helping Richmond kids (Richmond, VA): At a Richmond School Board meeting Monday night, three different people mentioned gang activity as a problem facing our high and middle school students. Two former gang members spoke exclusively with CBS 6 in the hope that their story will convince kids not to join gangs.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: May 17, 2016
Area law enforcement training to combat gang activity (Dubuque, IA): It might not be obvious, but law enforcement say there's gang activity in eastern Iowa. "We know there's gang members that are in the Eastern part of Iowa, they're not as organized as Chicago, Milwaukee or the larger cities, but we do have gang members," said Don Vrotsos, the sheriff of Dubuque County.
Source: KWWL News Date: May 17, 2016
DeKalb gang leader indicted for ordering death of infant (DeKalb County, GA): He died in his mother’s arms on the eve of Mother’s Day 2014. Despite being only 9-months-old, KenDarious Edwards Jr. was not too young to be targeted by a gang leader.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 17, 2016
Valdosta man named in federal gang indictment (Valdosta, GA): A Valdosta man is one of 48 alleged gang members indicted in federal court recently, accused of conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, attempted murder and drug crimes, according to court documents. Indictments handed down in north Georgia and Tennessee federal courts targeted accused members of the Gangster Disciples organization, described in a Department of Justice press release as a national gang active in 24 states with a highly organized structure.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: May 17, 2016
Gangs of Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): Organized crime is nothing new. Gangs are a reality in nearly every city — Valdosta is no exception. Gang activity is on the rise in Valdosta, according to reports from Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. There are approximately 12 gangs currently operating in Valdosta, according to both the Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: May 16, 2016
California city to install highway cameras amid shootings (Pittsburg, CA): A Northern California city will install security cameras on one of two freeways where at least 20 shootings have occurred since November, several of them deadly. The latest drive-by shooting on Highway 4 occurred Sunday night in Antioch, about 45 miles east of San Francisco. On Monday, police reported a shooting between two alleged rival gangs that started on surface streets in nearby Antioch and then spilled onto Highway 4.
Source: The Tribune Date: May 16, 2016
Suspect in gang-related murder of nine-year-old Chicago boy arrested (Chicago, IL): A man wanted in connection with what authorities say was a gang-related retaliation killing of a 9-year-old Chicago boy was in jail in eastern Illinois on unrelated charges on Monday and authorities were discussing returning him to the city to face a murder charge, officials said.
Source: Reuters Date: May 16, 2016
Teen sentenced in connection to South Bend toddler's shooting death (South Bend, IN): It was by far the toughest of all the sentences handed out in connection with the April 2014 shooting death of a two-year-old South Bend boy. Tyre Bradbury was ordered to spend 90 years in prison for his convictions on murder and gang related charges.
Source: WNDU Channel 16 News Date: May 16, 2016
Six men arraigned in fatal stabbing at downtown Davis bar (Yolo County, CA): The six men indicted on murder charges in the September stabbing death of a Los Angeles-area college student at a downtown Davis bar were arraigned Monday in Yolo Superior Court. Prosecutors allege the assailants all had gang ties.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 16, 2016
Former gang members could be bridge between current members, law enforcement (Madison, WI): One of the 15 proposals suggested by the Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, to end violence in Madison involves hiring former gang members to reach out to current gang members to resolve problems.
Source: WISC-TV News 3 Date: May 16, 2016
Swasey Field shootings gang related, arrests expected, police say (Haverhill, MA): Police said Saturday's shooting near Swasey Field was gang related and arrests are expected. The shooting happened after a brief altercation between rival gang members, police Chief Alan DeNaro said late Monday afternoon. Based on footage from a surveillance camera on a utility pole near the Swasey Field basketball court, DeNaro said some of the suspects are known members of gangs in the city.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: May 16, 2016
Portland Police say crime is down, but gang-related incidents continue to increase (Portland, OR): Portland Police say they're seeing an overall decrease in crime so far this year compared to the previous 5-year average. Overall crime is down 2 percent from January 2016 to April 2016 compared to years past, and homicides are down a "remarkable" 74 percent. The average is 8 homicides during that time period -- this year, we've only seen 2.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: May 16, 2016
ICE arrests 87 foreign nationals in Nevada enforcement operation (Las Vegas, NV): Federal immigration officers apprehended 65 foreign nationals in and around Las Vegas last week, including convicted drug traffickers and known street gang members. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation yielded an additional 22 arrests in Reno, the agency said Monday.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: May 16, 2016
Merced County seeking state funding to target crime, gangs (Merced County, CA): The Merced County District Attorney’s Office is working with Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, to seek $4.5 million in state funding for a program to combat gang violence in Merced County. The program, called Merced Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, would be implemented in three phases, with information from the many local law enforcement agencies gathered in one “fusion center.”
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: May 16, 2016
Death sentenced for man convicted of ordering victim's death (Riverside County, CA): A 41-year-old Moreno Valley man, described in court as a gang shot caller, was sentenced to death Monday, May 16, for ordering the shooting of a Moreno Valley man after a home-invasion robbery five years ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 16, 2016
Gang expert: String of shootings related to personal matters (Bakersfield, CA): The statistics for shootings in the last week and a half are staggering to officials and residents in Kern County. In 2016, there have been 75 shootings and 18 homicides so far in Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Sergeant Gary Carruesco. In 2015, there were 21 homicides total.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: May 16, 2016
Man sentenced for shoot-out with rival gang in Columbia (Columbia, MO): A U.S. District Judge sentenced a man Monday who was injured during a shoot-out with a rival gang in Columbia for illegally possessing a firearm.
Source: ABC 17 News Date: May 16, 2016
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