Gang-Related News Articles
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12 members of Anchorage gang with Lower 48 ties sentenced for crimes (Anchorage, AK): Twelve members of a Fairview gang, with ties to a larger California street gang, have been sentenced in federal court for drugs, weapons and money laundering charges, which were filed against them more than a year ago.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: December 29, 2016
Riviera Beach police believe gangs involved in recent shootings (Riviera Beach, FL): New developments in the rash of shootings in Riviera Beach, and police now say they believe a gang feud is causing the violent crimes. Riviera Beach police believe the motive is gang retaliation.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: December 29, 2016
Group cites progress in easing gang violence but says more work needs to be done (Charleston County, SC): Progress connecting with young African-American males in the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood shows that the United Black Men of Charleston County and the community can make a difference in their lives, UBMCC members said Thursday.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: December 29, 2016
Police: 3 charged in 2 Middletown murders part of gang (Middletown, OH): Police believe the three men charged in the murders of two Middletown residents are part of a gang called Cincinnati White Boys.
Source: Journal-News Date: December 29, 2016
Man arrested in conection with $5,000 in gang graffiti damage (Redwood Valley, CA): On December 28, at 3:20p.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a call of a suspect spray painting buildings, fences, and the roadway in the 400 block of Ellen Lynn Road in Redwood Valley.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: December 29, 2016
Facebook posts of witness interviews lead to arrest of accused gang member (Jersey City, NJ): It started with a video posted to Facebook on Tuesday afternoon of a man holding up a flash drive. "This chip right here got everybody that's telling, yo, like that's telling in our case," the unseen man says. "I'm airing this s*** out as soon as I get in the house."
Source: NJ.com Date: December 29, 2016
‘Involuntary’ confession tossed in 2014 gang murder trial (Martinez, CA): Two alleged gang members are heading to trial, charged with murdering a San Pablo man in a 2014 drive-by shooting, court records show.
Source: East Bay Times Date: December 29, 2016
Murders Rise in U.S. Cities, but Crime Rate Hovers Near Historic Lows (Washington, DC): Chicago's murder rate soared by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, driving a nationwide increase in homicides in the nation's 30 largest cities, even as the rate of property crimes and violent crimes remained near historic lows.
Source: US News and World Report Date: December 28, 2016
Orange mayor says 17-year-old's killing was gang-related (Orange, NJ): The fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in broad daylight on Main Street in Orange on Monday was gang-related, the mayor said Wednesday. Christopher Terry, of Orange, was shot to death at 1:20 p.m. and his killer remains at large, authorities said.
Source: NJ.com Date: December 28, 2016
Gangster Disciples plead in separate cases (Jackson, TN): Two Jackson men with Gangster Disciples affiliations pleaded guilty to charges connected to a RICO case and gang-related shootings in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: December 28, 2016
Three alleged gang members acquitted of conspiracy to murder rivals (Martinez, CA): Three Richmond men were acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and gang charges Tuesday, in a case that resulted from a law enforcement wiretap operation. As they have in past cases, Contra Costa prosecutors also introduced rap videos made by two of the defendants that allegedly proved their gang ties, a decision blasted by a defense attorney following the trial.
Source: East Bay Times Date: December 28, 2016
A violent Christmas in a violent year for Chicago: 11 killed, 50 wounded (Chicago, IL): Two girls, 13 and 14, were shot on the South Side as a violent Christmas weekend came to a close during one of the most violent years in Chicago in decades. A total of 61 people were shot in the city during the holiday weekend and 11 of them died of their wounds, according to data kept by the Tribune.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 27, 2016
Memphis Adopts Version of Ceasefire (Memphis, TN): A gun and gang violence program pioneered in Boston 20 years ago is coming to Memphis in the wake of a record year for homicides. What is known nationally as Operation Ceasefire will be called the “Group Violence Initiative” in Memphis, said Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission president Bill Gibbons on the WKNO/Channel 10 program “Behind The Headlines.”
Source: Memphis Daily News Date: December 27, 2016
‘Disrespect’ for gang tied to September stabbing, kidnapping of man (Omaha, NE): Alberto Delgado-Ceballos was blindfolded, bound and stuffed into a Jeep by a handful of gang members in September. The 27-year-old man was stabbed three times, then taken to a South Omaha garage, where gang members splashed him with cold water to keep him awake while they continued to assault him, authorities allege.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: December 27, 2016
Police believe Comstock Elementary school vandals have gang ties (Miami, FL): An elementary school was ransacked and destroyed in Miami, and police believe the vandalism may be gang-related. 7News spoke to Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ police chief who said that this incident is the worst case of vandalism he has ever seen. He said the people who did this didn’t steal anything, but he thinks gang members are behind the incident at Comstock Elementary School and believes they only wanted to do damage.
Source: WSVN 7 News Date: December 27, 2016
City leaders pull ideas from other metros to cut gang violence (Memphis, TN): With 2016 nearing an end as the deadliest year on record in Memphis, local leaders are looking to other major cities for answers. One solution hopes to put gang members, community members, and religious leaders in one room—it’s called the Group Violence Initiative.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: December 27, 2016
Woman charged with hiring gang members to shoot her ex (Minneapolis, MN): A New Brighton woman has been charged with hiring four gang members to shoot her ex-boyfriend. According to the criminal complaint, Chelsey Lanae Majors, 26, contacted four men affiliated with the Minneapolis gang "I-9 Block Dipset" to shoot her ex-boyfriend. Her breakup was characterized as being "acrimonious and violent."
Source: KARE 11 News Date: December 27, 2016
GREAT program, an early fight against crime (South Toms River, NJ): This is a community with a reputation for crime, but police here are reaching out to youth in order to build relationships they hope will last a lifetime and change a history of violence. Inside a fifth grade classroom, South Toms River Police Detective Michael Schneidt and Patrolman Anthony Giancinti are greeted warmly by excited students.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: December 26, 2016
Some gang members now face jail time or fine for associating with each other in East Lake Courts (Hamilton County, TN): The 31 men accused of being gang members by the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office now face 30 days in jail or a $50 fine apiece for associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: December 25, 2016
Heroin dealer who tattooed fellow gang members gets time in federal prison (Philadelphia, PA): The mystery of the origin of the name Tat-Gang, a network of 11 individuals who sold heroin and other drugs in Lycoming County and the surrounding areas between 2011 and 2014, has been solved.
Source: Sun-Gazette Date: December 23, 2016
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