Gang-Related News Articles
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A crooked cop’s execution-style killing in Texas exposes the ruthless inner workings of the Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): Both sides of Julian Pesina’s double life were closing in on his secrets. Pesina was a police officer in Balcones Heights, a small city of 3,000 people near San Antonio. But he also claimed allegiance to the Mexican Mafia, a notorious gang known for extortion and precision killings.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 15, 2016
Army Veteran, Y Mentor Abner Garcia Killed After Gang Signs Flashed at Car (Chicago, IL): Abner Garcia's family held back its fears and concerns when the young man decided that he wanted to join the Army, thinking it would at least keep him away from Chicago's violence.
Source: DNAinfo Date: August 15, 2016
Colorado Springs Police gang unit bust nets $186K in drugs, 2 arrests (Colorado Springs, CO): A gang unit operation in Colorado Springs this weekend ended with two arrests and the recovery of illegal narcotics valued at $186,230. Police said detectives set up a perimeter in the area of E. Platte Place, near Platte Avenue and Circle Drive Saturday around 6 p.m.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: August 15, 2016
State leaders push plan to clean gang database (San Diego, CA): California lawmakers are pushing for oversight and transparency on a state list used by law enforcement to fight crime. The database targets gang members, but some state leaders say people are being put on it for no reason.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: August 15, 2016
PGPD says parenting is key to reducing gang activity in city (Prince George's County, MD): Detective Scott Ratty of the Hyattsville City Police Department (CPD) and Detective George Norris of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) presented on gang activity in Hyattsville at the Police and Public Safety Committee meeting Aug. 3. The presentation, primarily led by Detective Norris, explored the many reasons why young people join gangs, as well as preventative measures the city might take to mitigate future growth.
Source: Hyattsville Life & Times Date: August 15, 2016
Boy, 15, shot in the leg while riding bike, police say crime was gang related (Cleveland, OH): In one of several shootings over the weekend, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg while riding his bike, according to Cleveland police.
Source: NewsNet5.com Date: August 15, 2016
Suspected Gang Member Charged in Knife-Point Robbery: Fairfax City Police (Fairfax, VA): A Fairfax man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing another man of money at knife-point, and Fairfax Police believe the suspect is a gang member.
Source: Fairfax City Hatch Date: August 15, 2016
Clergy ask for violence intervention in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): Clergy members delivered more than 1,000 petitions during Monday’s City Council meeting calling on officials to prioritize violence prevention and intervention programs.
Source: The Sun Date: August 15, 2016
Cleveland hip-hop artist among seven charged in gang sting (Cleveland, OH): Seven Northeast Ohio men, including an aspiring rapper and a high school basketball standout, belong to a street gang that investigators believe is behind a string of gun violence in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, according to a newly unsealed indictment.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 15, 2016
Murder trial begins for suspected gang member accused of killing rival in Winter Haven (Bartow, FL): Opening statements are expected to begin today in a first-degree murder trial of a Lakeland man accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man who was a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Ledger Date: August 15, 2016
Walla Walla County eyes anti-gang dress code for fair (Walla Walla County, WA): Adding a dress code into the county code is being eyed by Walla Walla County commissioners. According to county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jesse Nolte, the new ordinance would formalize a long-standing policy that prohibits gang attire or other identifiers at the annual county fair or other county-sponsored events.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: August 14, 2016
Irving gang member dodges murder charge after deputy arrested, another investigator kills himself (Ellis County, TX): An Ellis County murder charge against an Irving man who was arrested on suspicion of his connection with a gang-related homicide in April 2013 was dismissed last month after the suicide of one key investigator in his trial and the arrest of another.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: August 14, 2016
Mentoring Program hosts conference to talk Anti-Gang education (Savannah, GA): It’s something law enforcement have said can help make an impact on public safety here in Savannah. With the help of one of the city’s largest mentoring programs, it could soon become a reality.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: August 13, 2016
WATCHDOGS: Violent crime in city up virtually across the board (Chicago, IL): Violence in Chicago again is making national news, with the nine people killed Monday marking the city’s highest single-day toll of shooting deaths in years. But the Chicago Police Department and City Hall are grappling with more than a rise in shootings and killings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 13, 2016
High-profile police raids are only part of the solution to gang crime (Toronto, ON): They take place a few times a year, making headlines every time. News cameras are drawn to any seized cache of weapons or drugs that cops may put on display after executing search warrants across the city.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: August 13, 2016
Toddler wounded in Alton Park drive-by shooting is victim of ongoing gang war, police say (Chattanooga, TN): The car spun around the corner and the bullets flew. One bullet slammed into a car, another shattered the window of a house across the street, one cut through a pink toy truck parked by the house on the corner — and one bullet hit the leg of a 22-month-old boy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 12, 2016
Two MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison for murders in Northern Va. (Alexandria, VA): Two members of the criminal street gang MS-13 were sentenced in federal court Wednesday to service life in prison for two murders and an attempted murder in Northern Virginia.
Source: Inside NoVa Date: August 12, 2016
Rare Tustin gang-related murder yields guilty plea, 14-year term (Tustin, CA): A man involved in the gang-related murder of a teenage boy in Tustin pleaded guilty to an assault charge Friday and was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: August 12, 2016
Cherry Hill gang member receives 24-year prison sentence (Baltimore, MD): A member of the "Up da Hill" gang in Cherry Hill was sentenced Friday to 24 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 12, 2016
Reputed Bloods gang members face crack cocaine charges, Essex sheriff says (Newark, NJ): Two reputed Bloods street gang members were caught with crack-cocaine after an Essex County Sheriff's Office undercover operation in the city's North Ward, authorities said Friday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 12, 2016
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