Gang-Related News Articles
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Grief, questions on day after Live Oak shooting (Live Oak, CA): With the body of known gang member Vidal Montiel laying in the road late Saturday in Live Oak, a small group of women from his neighborhood prayed quietly together on the sidewalk, tears streaking down their faces.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: September 1, 2013
Telltale tattoos help jail officials track gangs, keep lid on rivalries (West Boylston, MA): When one inmate entered the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, officials there didn't have to look hard to find his gang affiliation. The word "Kilby" was emblazoned in ink across his throat.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 1, 2013
Shootings targeting Somalis raise worries of gang war (Minneapolis, MN): A series of shootings that killed at least three young men this summer is stirring fears in the Somali community that a gang war has broken out, threatening to take more lives and tarnish its reputation.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 31, 2013
Gang member arrested with gun, meth (Santa Barbara, CA): A 21-year-old Santa Barbara gang member — Jesus Campos Soto — was arrested this Tuesday and charged with gun, drug, and gang-related crimes. He's being held in County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: August 31, 2013
Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action (Compton, CA): Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which patrols Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 31, 2013
Gang member gets 14 years in taqueria assault (Redwood City, CA): One of three Norteño gang members convicted of attacking a Redwood City taqueria patron because they thought he was a Hispanic gang rival was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for felony assault.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: August 31, 2013
Gang threat at home: Officers advise parents (Columbia, TN): It is likely that most parents in Columbia don't know they're equipped with a "built-in search warrant." "You pay the rent. Your kids do not have any privacy in your home," Sgt. Orlando Cox of the Columbia Police Department's Gangs/Intelligence Unit told a packed house Friday at The Family Center in the latest of the facility's Lunch and Learn educational series.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: August 31, 2013
Hervey recalls battle to escape gang warfare (Edmonton, AB): Every once in a while, Ed Hervey pulls a 1991 yearbook off the shelf of his downtown Edmonton condo and flips through pages of faces. Talk about an instant dose of perspective for a rookie Canadian Football League general manager at the helm of a 1-7 team in the early days of a rebuild.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: August 30, 2013
Operation Ceasefire brings together agencies to fight crime in one of Detroit's most violent areas (Detroit, MI): Law enforcement officials, social service providers and clergy members are launching a program aimed at curbing gang violence in what police say is the city's most dangerous police district.
Source: The Detroit News Date: August 30, 2013
County crackdown: 19 from Morristown charged (Morristown, NJ): In an effort to combat violent crime in Morris County, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office arrested and charged 22 people, including 19 from Morristown, each considered violent criminals, gang members or drug dealers, in a two-month sweep.
Source: Morris NewsBee Date: August 30, 2013
Killer in gang fight rebuffed by court (Goshen, IN): The man who shot and killed a Goshen teen seven years ago has lost his challenge before the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Source: The Goshen News Date: August 30, 2013
Sheriff's Office new position to fight gang activity (Waco, TX): Gang activity has increased around McLennan County and the Sheriff's Office has made a new position to help officers fight back. After the McLennan County Commissioners Court adopted the new budget Friday morning, a new position was also approved at the County Jail. It will be called a gang investigator.
Source: KXXV 25 News Date: August 30, 2013
Photos of kids holding guns, flashing gang signs found in sweep (Los Angeles, CA): During an investigation into the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips in South L.A., authorities found photos on social media sites associated with the gang showing children flashing the thumbs up and posing with guns.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 30, 2013
Student admits to bringing fully-loaded gun to Ridgeview Charter School (Sandy Springs, GA): A north Fulton County student arrested for bringing a gun to a Sandy Springs middle school admitted he was in a street gang and that he brought the fully loaded 9 mm handgun to school with a plan to shoot someone, a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: August 30, 2013
Gang brawl leads to arrests (Sandusky, OH): Not until detectives reviewed the apartment's surveillance footage were they able to determine it stemmed from a turf dispute between Sandusky gang members and "Detroit boys," Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell said.
Source: Sandusky Register Date: August 30, 2013
Gang-related charge filed against teen (Lafayette, IN): A Lafayette teenager already charged in connection with gunshots fired in May at the Claystone at the Crossing apartment complex faces a new criminal count that — if convicted — would automatically extend prison time.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: August 30, 2013
Gang member convicted of murdering three-week old baby (Los Angeles, CA): The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 30, 2013
Five gang members indicted in beating death of boy, 14 (San Jose, CA): Five gang members have been indicted in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was brutally beaten on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of rival affiliation, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 30, 2013
Two reputed gang members charged in Union City murders (Union City, CA): Two reputed gang members were charged Friday with special circumstances murder for the shooting deaths of two other men in Union City on Sunday, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: August 30, 2013
The gift of love for son's killer (Troy, NY): The mother of a slain local rapper implored his convicted killer on Friday to turn his life around, reject the lure of the streets and "make a change" as he spends the next 15 years in prison for killing her son.
Source: Times Union Date: August 30, 2013
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