Gang-Related News Articles
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Task force talks gang violence (Jackson, TN): The meeting may have been held in Jackson, but the concern of gang activity extends into smaller communities.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 28, 2013
Prosecutors unsure whether the right man was arrested in street gang raid (Dorchester, MA): Turns out one of the roughly 30 people who were arrested in a gang sweep in Dorchester nearly two weeks ago may not have been the man authorities were looking for, after all.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 28, 2013
Gervais man guilty of murder (Woodburn, OR): A 12-person jury found a Gervais man guilty Monday of murdering a Woodburn teenager in May 2011 in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: January 28, 2013
Fresno sweep nets 98 in effort to curb feuding gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested 98 people and seized 12 firearms during a five-day gang sweep that concluded Sunday in an effort to reduce gun violence caused by feuding West Fresno gangs.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2013
Newark detective preaches literacy in new anti-gang program (Newark, NJ): Rasheen Peppers spent his career chasing down Newark's most dangerous fugitives, groups of 20-somethings and teens who got caught up in the sprawling gang landscape of the state’s largest city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 27, 2013
Two double murder trials to open in Kane County (Kane County, IL): The trials of two men accused of double homicides are scheduled to begin Monday in adjacent Kane County courtrooms, a rare coincidence that has required officials to beef up the jury pool.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 27, 2013
Gangs increasing presence in human sex trafficking in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA): Those fighting in the war to end human sex trafficking say gangs are getting involved in the activity because women and girls are seen as a renewable commodity.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 27, 2013
Woodlake man arrested in drug case (Woodlake, CA): A two-week investigation from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department ended with a 21-year-old man being arrested on various drug charges and street gang activity on Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2013
Clearlake man pleads guilty to gang-related stabbing in Santa Rosa (Lake County, CA): A Clearlake man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2012 stabbing in Santa Rosa that prosecutors charged as a hate crime.
Source: Lake County News Date: January 26, 2013
Gang related incidents triple in one year (Yakima, WA): Yakima's gang problem has reached an unexpected level. KIMA found the number of gang related incidents tripled last year. They average more than one a day. Yakima's Gang-Free Initiative is supposed to address it.
Source: KIMA News Date: January 26, 2013
Police: Teen wounded in gang-related shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in a gang-related shooting. The teen, whose identity is being withheld, was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff for a gunshot wound to his ankle. He was released from the hospital, Red Bluff police said.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: January 26, 2013
Trenton gang member gets 20-year sentence for slaying (Trenton, NJ): A Trenton gang member who is serving two consecutive life terms for his role in a deadly house fire has been sentenced for another unrelated slaying.
Source: CBS Philly Date: January 26, 2013
Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA) : Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 25, 2013
Police say gang activity is prevalent in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Fayetteville is home to about 900 validated gang members, Fayetteville police said Thursday night.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested after traffic stop in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two teens and an adult were arrested Thursday for firearm ammunition violations, probation violations and gang enhancements, according to Watsonville Police.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 25, 2013
Alleged MS-13 gang member convicted of murdering innocent man in Chelsea (Suffolk County, NY): A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found alleged MS-13 gang member Santos Portillo guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Braulio Gomez, who was slain on a Chelsea street because Portillo wrongly believed Gomez was in a rival gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested in SW Portland gang stabbing (Portland, OR): A man was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in Southwest Portland Thursday night, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 25, 2013
Gang targeted 'typical American family' in hate crime, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say they are continuing to investigate alleged efforts by two Latino gang members to drive a black family from their Compton home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 25, 2013
Should gang-related Nikes get banned? (Albany, CA) : In wake of the Wednesday's BART path shooting where two teen boys from Albany High School were shot by two young men along El Cerrito's Ohlone Greenway, readers have questioned whether the attack was over a pair of gang-related shoes.
Source: AlbanyPatch Date: January 25, 2013
Guilty verdict in Richmond gang-related murder trial (Richmond, VA): A verdict has been reached in a Richmond gang-related murder trial. After a three-day trial, a jury found Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello guilty of first degree murder, gang participation, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the 2011 killing of Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales near Pony Pasture.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: January 25, 2013
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