Gang-Related News Articles
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'MS 13' gang tag defaces cars, fence in Hicksville (Hicksville, NY): "MS 13" gang tags were left on a fence and four cars in Hicksville Friday night. Residents along Violet Avenue say they woke up to find "MS 13" scrawled in spray paint on their property. Nassau police say they have increased patrols in the area.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: September 20, 2016
Crime task force targets violent gang, breaks down Bless Team (Milwaukee, WI): A simple internet search and you can find Bless Team music videos, but others describe them as something else. "What I look at this as, is a recruitment video," said Laura Crivello, assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County.
Source: WDJT CBS 58 Date: September 20, 2016
Utah inmate’s widow sues over husband’s death stemming from attack by other prisoners (Salt Lake City, UT): The widow of an inmate who was fatally beaten and stabbed earlier this year at the Utah State Prison in Draper has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Department of Corrections violated her husband's constitutional rights by failing to keep him safe.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 20, 2016
Chicago Is Responsible for Almost Half of the Increase in U.S. Homicides (Chicago, IL): The murder rate in the U.S. is projected to rise by about 13% this year, but almost half of that increase is due to violence in just one city—Chicago. A new study released Monday by New York University’s Brennan Center projects that while crime overall in 2016 has remained virtually unchanged from last year, the murder rate is expected to rise 13.1% thanks to unprecedented violence in Chicago, which has seen more than 500 murders this year alone.
Source: Time Date: September 19, 2016
National crime rates rise, but only in three cities (Washington, DC): The national murder rate is likely to increase by more than 13 percent by the end of this year, but this initially staggering statistic isn't reason for Americans to panic, a new report says. The study, published Monday by researchers at the Brennan Center for Justice, predicts that the national homicide rate could make a 31.5 percent leap from 2014’s numbers and a 13.1 percent increase from last year by the end of 2016.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: September 19, 2016
Longtime Greeley gang member sentenced to life in prison plus 98 years (Greeley, CO): A Weld District Court judge on Monday sentenced longtime Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva to life in prison, in addition to 98 years for a collection of offenses ranging from first-degree murder to engaging in organized crime.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: September 19, 2016
Last of 49 alleged gang members arrested in Louisiana (New Orleans, LA): The last remaining fugitive from charges against alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang has been arrested in Louisiana.
Source: The News Date: September 19, 2016
Gang Member Convicted After Invading Parkview High Party (Lilburn, GA): A Gwinnett County man has been convicted on gang charges after disrupting a party intended for Parkview High School graduates.
Source: Lilburn Patch Date: September 19, 2016
Gang members sentenced to life in prison for Cpt. Kevin Quick’s murder (Waynesboro, VA): Gang members convicted for the 2014 murder of Waynesboro Police Department reservist Cpt. Kevin Quick were sentenced in Charlottesville court Monday.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: September 19, 2016
Gang members sentenced Monday for murder of Kevin Quick (Charlottesville, VA): Four former members of the 99 Goons Syndikate will be sentenced on Monday in connection to the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 19, 2016
Two shot dead in Garden Highway trailer court; Police say gang-related (Yuba City, CA): Two people were shot and killed Sunday night in front of a residence in a Yuba City mobile home park. Police say the killings were gang-related.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: September 19, 2016
Delaware teachers taught to recognize gang signs (Rehoboth Beach, DE): When it comes to violence among teens, investigators, parents and educators need to look no further than the phones young people are carrying. That’s the message that gang prevention specialist Ron “Cook” Barrett gave Delaware educators and administrators Monday at the annual East Coast Gang Investigators Association in Rehoboth Beach.
Source: The News Journal Date: September 19, 2016
Orange County officials hold gang awareness event (Orlando, FL): Orange County officials said Monday that there is a significant local gang presence. Orange County’s gang unit said there about 80 documented gangs in Orange County, and the Orlando Police Department said there are about 40 in Orlando.
Source: WESH 2 News Date: September 19, 2016
Greeley gang leader will ‘never walk the streets again’ (Greeley, CO): A well-known gang leader convicted of first-degree murder, among other charges, was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 98 years.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: September 19, 2016
Gang leader convincted in 2014 Lilburn incident (Lilburn, GA): The latest defendant in a string of people prosecuted in a 2014 Lilburn party turned gang incident was convicted on Friday. Dalston Simpson was convicted of criminal gang activity and second degree criminal damage to property following a trial where he was sentenced to 15 years to serve five in prison, according to Dan Mayfield, chief assistant district attorney.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: September 19, 2016
Selma responds to spike in gang violence (Selma, CA): Monday night there wasn't an empty seat inside Selma's city council chambers because it was filled with residents scared and concerned about recent violence including a shooting outside a Selma High football game There have been 16 shootings in Selma in the last month. Selma's Police Chief told residents he's zeroing in on a long list of suspects and he has a plan.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: September 19, 2016
Trial in '39'ers' gang case delayed as judge gives defense more time to review jail calls (New Orleans, LA): A federal judge Monday postponed a major gang racketeering trial in New Orleans for two months after attorneys for 10 accused members of the so-called 39'ers gang pleaded for more time to review a flood of 7,500 jailhouse phone calls that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office recently disclosed.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: September 19, 2016
Alleged Pottstown gang member convicted of bar assault (Norristown, PA): Calling video surveillance footage of a brutal bar fight “paramount evidence,” a judge has convicted an alleged Pottstown gang member of assaulting a man during a disturbance at the borough tavern.
Source: The Mercury Date: September 19, 2016
Hobo leader’s attorney tries to chip away at police credibility (Chicago, IL): The leader of Chicago’s so-called Hobos “super gang” claims he’s been set up by lying cops. So on Monday, his defense attorney tried to attack the tactics of a Chicago Police officer who has been investigating Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester for nearly a decade.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 19, 2016
Police: Two teens arrested for gang related attempted murder (Portland, OR): Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting in Southeast Portland. McKeever Watkins Thompson, 19, and Nico Thomas, 16, are charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: September 18, 2016
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