Gang-Related News Articles
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Raid shuts down gang drug house in Memphis (Memphis, TN): A southwest Memphis home was closed Monday as a public nuisance and its occupant arrested. Charlie “Loddie” Miller, 36, was arrested on drug charges following an investigation by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit. His home was also closed and sealed by court order.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: March 20, 2017
Police forum focuses on local drug network, gangs (Winnipeg, MB): Children, parents and curious community members flooded into a West End community centre Monday night to hear Winnipeg police speak about drugs and gangs. In the service’s first public forum of 2017, officers and community-based organizations advised on gang brands, how to tell if a young person has become involved in a gang and how to help safely extricate them.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 20, 2017
Behind the rise in seemingly chaotic MS-13 violence: A structured hierarchy. (Montgomery County, MD): A 34-year-old was lured to woods in suburban Maryland, where assailants armed with knives had already dug his grave. A 22-year-old, also taken into a wooded area, was ordered to his knees and shot in the face. An 18-year-old, ambushed near a stream, was stabbed and stoned as he crawled into the water and died under a bridge of the Capital Beltway.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 19, 2017
Residents Learn About Gang Violence Prevention (Westbury, NY): The Hispanic United Association of Westbury held an educational forum last week to inform community members on how they could help keep their kids from getting involved with gangs and violence.
Source: The Westbury Times Date: March 18, 2017
Gang leader pleads guilty to multiple charges, admits role in four murders (Bangor, ME): A leader of a gang that brought crack cocaine from Connecticut to the Bangor area to be sold and transported guns purchased illegally in Maine back to Connecticut pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Connecticut to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: March 18, 2017
Hundreds attend gang forum (Suffolk, VA): More than 200 people came out to a community forum on gangs and violence Saturday at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. The family of Quantez Russell, who has been missing under suspicious circumstances for 16 months, sponsored the event.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: March 18, 2017
NYPD retakes Travers Park from alleged drug gang (Jackson Heights, NY): The NYPD has smashed a notorious street gang that has terrorized a Jackson Heights park for years following a long-term investigation. Last week Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced a Queens County grand jury had indicted six purported members of the Always Bangin’ Kings gang for allegedly plotting to kill two rival gang members in December 2016 and that 11 individuals affiliated with the gang had been indicted or summarily arrested on charges of selling drugs in Elmhurst and Maspeth.
Source: TimesLedger Date: March 17, 2017
Gang member charged with killing traffic guard at Venice construction site (Los Angeles, CA): A 29-year-old gang member has been arrested and charged with killing a traffic guard at a Venice construction site last summer, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 17, 2017
Police: Second gang member arrested for possessing gun (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police have arrested a second known gang member in as many days as he purchased a handgun at Academy Sports. On Thursday, officers received information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was running a background check on 23-year-old Stefon Craig Jackson, who was trying to purchase a handgun.
Source: Times Record News Date: March 17, 2017
Rival gangs exchange gunfire, injuring 3 outside West End mall (Atlanta, GA): Investigators believe an argument inside The Mall West End spilled outside Friday afternoon and ended with shots exchanged between rival gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 17, 2017
Jackson Police say recent shootings are gang related (Jackson, TN): A fight between two rival gangs is what the Jackson Police Chief said is behind three houses being shot up in a 12-hour span; and one man being sent to the hospital after gunfire erupts during the lunch hour Friday in West Jackson.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: March 17, 2017
Man driving car in which 5-year-old was shot is gang member on parole, documents say (Bakersfield, CA): The man who was driving a car in which a 5-year-old was shot and killed in a drive-by last month is a member of the East Side Crips and was on parole at the time of the shooting, according to recently filed court documents.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: March 17, 2017
New Haven man pleads guilty to involvement in deadly gang-related drug trafficking ring (New Haven, CT): A 32-year-old New Haven man pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges and admitted his involvement four gang-related murders, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: New Haven Register Date: March 17, 2017
King City focuses on violent crime reduction (King City, CA): As King City experiences an increase in shootings and homicides this year, the city invites the community to learn more about the issue as well as how they can help address it.
Source: The Californian Date: March 17, 2017
Man found guilty in gang-related assault (Ventura County, CA): An Oxnard man was found guilty this week of committing a gang-related assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 17, 2017
CHP Investigating Hwy 101 Shooting Of Teen As Gang-Related (San Jose, CA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering from being shot in the face and back on U.S. Highway 101 in East San Jose Thursday evening in what California Highway Patrol officers are investigating as a gang-related shooting.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area Date: March 17, 2017
Alleged gang member arrested in Paterson shooting (Paterson, NJ): A 22-year-old city man who was charged with attempted murder in two other cases in the past three years was arrested early Friday in connection with a recent shooting, authorities said.
Source: The Record Date: March 17, 2017
New life after gang violence in Escondido (Escondido, CA): After a 55-year-old was killed in the crossfire of gang violence, a former gang member opens up about changing his life and working to help others.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: March 17, 2017
US prosecutor: ‘Retaliatory shootings’ related to Erie gangs (Erie, PA): A routine court hearing provided a rare glimpse at the landscape of local gangs Wednesday, when a federal prosecutor said gangs from the city's east and west sides have engaged in "retaliatory shootings" during an "ongoing beef."
Source: Erie Times-News Date: March 16, 2017
On his 23rd birthday, Providence gang member sentenced to life in prison for deadly shooting (Providence, RI): A gang member spent his 23rd birthday Thursday being sentenced to serve life in prison plus 60 years for his role in gunning down rivals at the Chad Brown housing complex in October 2014.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 16, 2017
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