Gang-Related News Articles
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Officials announce joint effort to curtail county gun crime (Monmouth County, NJ): A joint initiative between county and federal prosecutors has been announced to combat gun-related violence and criminal activity in Monmouth County. The initiative, "Project Stop the Violence," was announced by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman last week.
Source: Centraljersey.com Date: November 7, 2013
Appeals court strikes blow against OC gang order (San Francisco, CA): A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck a blow against widely used gang injunctions, ruling that a sweeping Orange County ban cannot be applied to dozens of people because it gave them no way to challenge claims that they were gang members.
Source: ABC News Date: November 6, 2013
Capital murder trial of alleged Barrio Azteca gang member delayed (El Paso, TX): The capital murder trial of an alleged Barrio Azteca gang member has been postponed after attorneys in the case were unable to pick a jury on Monday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 6, 2013
Gang member pleads guilty to reduced charge in killing of teen dressed in Husker red (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in last year's death of a 16-year-old targeted for the color of his clothes.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: November 6, 2013
Investigator: Gangs are a problem everywhere, including Volusia County (Volusia County, FL): Street gangs are a nationwide problem, and Volusia County is not immune, according to Daniel Shivers, a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigator and gang expert. "SUR 13 is one of the most dangerous gangs in America, and it’s now here in Volusia County," Shivers said during a presentation at the Volusia County of Governments Oct. 28.
Source: The West Volusia Beacon Date: November 6, 2013
Four gang shootings, one arrest (San Diego, CA): Gang detectives on Wednesday are investigating what appears to be the fourth gang shooting in San Diego since Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 6, 2013
More than meets the eye in SJPD's gang-related homicide stats (San Jose, CA): San Jose police last month proudly announced that gang-related homicides had plunged 42.9 percent in the first nine months of this year. But it turns out, police don't really know whether the number is accurate.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 6, 2013
Lakeland community meeting to look at gang violence (Lakeland, FL): The city of Lakeland is asking the community to come together to put a stop to gang violence. With a recent rash of gang-related shootings, the Lakeland Police Department and city officials are holding a meeting to get the community's input on how to curb the problem.
Source: The Ledger Date: November 6, 2013
Tracking gang activity in Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): Greensboro detectives say local gangs are finding new ways to communicate with members, including turning to social media. Officers with the Criminal Intelligence Unit actively use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to uncover information about gangs, meetings and members.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: November 6, 2013
Jackson mayor says gang activity is behind shootings (Jackson, TN): Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said the rounds of gunfire this week in the Hub City will not be tolerated, and is taking action to stop the violent crime. "All of this from what we can tell is gang related and we have to fix it," Mayor Gist said.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: November 6, 2013
Gangs doing business online (Ottawa, ON): The latest tool for gangsters may be the world wide web. Whether to recruit, brag or promote, gang activity online has been ramping up, say police and experts.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: November 6, 2013
Police put five gang members in jail (Columbia, SC): Five known gang members were taken off the streets according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department.
Source: The State Date: November 6, 2013
Alleged gang member gets seven years in Santa Rosa stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Alleged Barbarian Brotherhood gang member Salvatore Ezio Bordessa, 33, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for his role in the stabbing of a black man outside a Santa Rosa McDonald's.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 6, 2013
Border patrol arrests "18th Street" gang member (Calexico, CA): On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: November 6, 2013
Recent tagging related to gang activity (Sparks, NV): Tag, you're it, but it's not fun and games when it happens to your property. It's been a growing problem in our area--graffiti--and now it's happening on cars.
Source: KOLO 8 News Date: November 6, 2013
GPD arrests 53 in gang-related crimes roundup (Greenville, NC): 53 people are behind bars for crimes involving illegal guns and hardcore drugs, and Greenville Police say some of them are in local gangs.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: November 6, 2013
Illinois House will consider anti-gun bill (Springfield, IL): Legislation to clear gang members off urban streets was derided Tuesday as too costly and problematic but got an Illinois House panel’s approval after more than two hours of debate.
Source: Beloit Daily News Date: November 6, 2013
Shots fired following gang feud (Racine, WI): A Geneva Street home was fired upon Friday night, following a fight between rival gang members, according to the Racine Police Department.
Source: The Journal Times Date: November 5, 2013
Glen Cove gangster gets 20 years in drive-by killing (Central Islip, NY): A member of the MS-13 street gang has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the drive-by killing of a rival gang leader and the attempted murder of another rival, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: November 5, 2013
Shots spark police chase (Greenville, NC): A man who fired a pistol at an Ayden home then led officers on a high-speed chase into Lenoir County is believed to have opened fire as part of gang-related retaliation, officials said.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: November 5, 2013
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