Gang-Related News Articles
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Compton gang member sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting (Compton, CA): A Compton gang member was sentenced May 10 to 80 years to life in prison for killing a man and shooting at a rival gang member in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 16, 2016
District judge tells four charged in stabbing they have time to change their lives (Easton, PA): A district judge Friday offered a stern warning to four people charged in what authorities labeled a gang-related stabbing during a drug deal. All four defendants charged — who range in age from 17 to 22 — gave up their rights to preliminary hearings, opting to enter guilty pleas when their cases reach Northampton County Court.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 15, 2016
Tagging suspects caught on camera amid growing graffiti problem in South LA (South Los Angeles, CA): Gang members going around South Los Angeles and tagging buildings is becoming a major problem. The most recent incident was caught on camera, and residents said they are frustrated.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 15, 2016
‘We have a problem.’ Homicides are up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities. (Washington, DC): The number of homicides increased in the first months of 2016 in more than two dozen major U.S. cities, going up in places that also saw spiking violence last year, according to statistics released Friday. The increases were small in some areas, and many big cities also had declines. But the numbers were particularly grim for a handful of places — Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas — where the number of homicides increased in the first three months of 2016 after killings and other violent crimes also went up in 2015.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 14, 2016
Suspected gang shooting leaves Bridgeport teen dead (Bridgeport, CT): Three months after he was acquitted by a jury of charges in connection with a gangland shooting on a downtown street, 18-year-old Kahlil Sloan-Diaz was shot to death Friday in a car in the Hollow section of the city.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 14, 2016
Police name suspected gang member charged in car-to-car shooting Tulsa's Most Wanted fugitive (Tulsa, OK): A teenager who allegedly pursued a vehicle and opened fire at it in an apparent gang-related dispute has been named the city’s Most Wanted fugitive by the Tulsa Police Department.
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 14, 2016
Hammond men with gang ties sentenced in S'ville burglary (Crown Point, IN): Two men with ties to the Aztec Souls street gang were sentenced Friday after admitting to breaking into a Schererville home.
Source: The Times Date: May 14, 2016
Gang leader given life in prison for ordering rival killed (Chicago, IL): The reputed "king" of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for racketeering conspiracy that included soliciting the murder of a rival gang member in a war for control of a lucrative open-air drug market on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 13, 2016
Judge nixes gang talk at triple homicide trial (Monroe County, NY): Prosecutors think a gang dispute may have been at the core of the triple killing on Genesee Street in August, but the evidence of the connection was so thin that a judge refused Thursday to allow it in trial testimony.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: May 13, 2016
Why one Chattanooga woman decided against joining a gang (Chattanooga, TN): Whether to join a gang is a decision many Chattanooga teens must make at an early age. Many choose their colors before graduating middle school. Some will be shot before leaving high school. Others will be murdered before starting a family. Sherry Parker, 26, grew up in the Harriet Tubman neighborhood in East Chattanooga. She had the option to become a gang member but she chose otherwise.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: May 13, 2016
County Attorney Defends Southlawn Gang Injunction, Compares Neighborhood to "Physically Abused Woman" (Houston, TX): In a letter that County Attorney Vince Ryan penned to the Houston American Civil Liberties Union this week, he swears that banning people for up to four years from their community is not a punishment for whatever they did in the past.
Source: Houston Press Date: May 13, 2016
Pilsen Mother Shares Her Tragic Story in Aim to Stop Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): On a hot August night in 2003, a single, stray 9 mm bullet changed Maria Mateo's life forever. A mother of five, Mateo was watching her children play with neighbors down the block when a loud popping noise filled the air.
Source: DNAinfo Date: May 13, 2016
Man found guilty of 2013 gang-related shooting death (Decatur, AL): The man charged in a 2013 gang-related shooting was found guilty of murder Friday morning. Investigators said after an August 2013 dispute between rival gang members, Elias Nava shot and killed Jim Uriostegui.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: May 13, 2016
CHP: Bay Area freeway shootings appear to be gang warfare (Contra Costa County, CA): There have been at least 20 shootings on highways in Contra Costa and Alameda counties since November, including 12 or more on Interstate 80. CHP officials have said many of the shootings are suspected to be gang-related, but otherwise have released few details about their motive.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: May 13, 2016
Sacramento jury convicts gang member in 2014 assault (Sacramento, CA): A man charged in a 2014 gang-related shooting on Fruitridge Road has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury. Christopher Schulz, 25, was found guilty Thursday of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an inhabited vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. The jury also found Schulz was subject to enhancements for personal use of a gun, intentional discharge of a gun and gang activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 13, 2016
Gang member arrested in connection to Redlands shooting (Redlands, CA): A Redlands gang member was arrested Friday morning in connection to a shooting and robbery earlier this week, officials said.
Source: The Sun Date: May 13, 2016
Arrested 16 times in 17 years: Tougher gun laws sending gang member to prison (Newark, NJ): An alleged street gang member with an arrest record stretching back 22 years was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison under a new state law that stiffens penalties for convicted felons possessing guns.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 13, 2016
Escaped gang member with history of violence rearrested in Manchester (Manchester, NH): An escaped gang member with a long and violent criminal history was recaptured in Manchester Friday.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: May 13, 2016
Members of Local Street Gang Arrested (Victoria, TX): Victoria Police department along withe the U-S Marshals arrested several members of a local street gang for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which occurred back in April.
Source: KAVU Newscenter 25 Date: May 13, 2016
Cordele gang leader pleads guilty in Cordele man murder trial (Crisp County, GA): A Cordele gang leader charged with murder pled guilty on Friday in the Superior Court of Crisp County. Rontavious Dominic Towns, leader of the Cordele Division of the Rollin 20s (20 Gang) a division of the Bloods Street Gang pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of a violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Act for his role in the murder of Jasperin 'Baby J' Armstrong.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: May 13, 2016
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