Gang-Related News Articles
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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
While Boston Murders Were Up In 2016, Authorities Tout Drop In Overall Crime (Boston, MA): There have been 47 homicides in Boston in 2016. That's nine more than the 38 recorded in 2015. While the number of murders is up in the city, overall crime was down in 2016.
Source: WBUR News Date: December 30, 2016
Durham homicides, shootings still high in 2016 (Durham, NC): Forty-three people died at others’ hands in Durham in 2016, at least a 36-year high for the Bull City. That number could rise to 44 as police investigate the case of a man found dead Monday on the 900 block of Hale Street.
Source: The News & Observer Date: December 30, 2016
Domestic violence related murders rise sharply in Fresno during 2016 (Fresno, CA): Fresno is finishing out the year with one fewer homicide than last year. But there's been a dramatic increase in murders this year that are domestic violence related.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 30, 2016
Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues (Los Angeles, CA): Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 30, 2016
Operation Ceasefire aims to end gun violence in Detroit (Detroit, MI): In Detroit, a partnership between law enforcement, church leaders, and community members is working to stop the gunfire between some of the city’s worst gangs.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News Date: December 30, 2016
Alleged Savannah gang member defiant, ordered removed from court in death penalty case (Savannah, GA): An alleged Savannah gang member facing a death penalty trial in a September slaying repeatedly refused to identify himself by name in court Friday, ignored the judge’s instructions and twice was ordered to be taken from the courtroom.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: December 30, 2016
Vacaville man held on variety of charges, gang allegation (Fairfield, CA): A Vacaville man authorities said is member of a street gang was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on multiple felony charges. The ruling follows two days of probable cause hearings in which a friend of the accused also was held for trial.
Source: Daily Republic Date: December 29, 2016
KCPD says anti-violence initiative is helping reduce gang-related crime (Kansas City, KS): While Kansas City continues to mourn for the increasing number of people murdered in 2016, KCPD says in a report posted December 23 that its anti-violence initiative did some good work.
Source: KSHB 41 News Date: December 29, 2016
Walsh, Evans vow to crack down on Eastie gang violence (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh says authorities are going to have to take a new approach if they’re going to combat a recent surge in East Boston gang violence as he prepares to meet with law enforcement officials who are aiming to root out what has become a “cultural gang issue.”
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 29, 2016
34 homicides and no clear solution in Anchorage (Anchorage, AK): It’s been a deadly year in Alaska’s largest city, with 34 homicide victims so far — more than in any previous year on record. It comes on the heels of 2015, which also saw an exceptionally high number of violent deaths. But without any single factor responsible for the surge in homicides, there’s no clear solution to the problem.
Source: Alaska Public Media Date: December 29, 2016
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