Gang-Related News Articles
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With stepped-up patrols, shootings are down, Minneapolis officials say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police officials said Thursday that they were making steady progress against street violence that has wracked parts of the city, pointing to a recent reduction in the number of shootings and other violent episodes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 8, 2016
Gang member charged with killing father of 5 on Labor Day (Chicago, IL): Albertano Medrano was double-parked on Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards on Labor Day, waiting for his wife and a friend, when a white van pulled up and at least 10 shots were fired, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 7, 2016
Teen, 22-year-old charged with murder in Sept. 1 shooting at Milledgeville apartments (Milledgeville, GA): A 16-year-old and a 22-year-old were charged with murder Wednesday in the Milledgeville killing of Deandre Bolston.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 7, 2016
Meriden residents concerned about gang violence, alleged lack of police transparency (Meriden, CT): On Wednesday night, Meriden residents spoke out about concerns over gang violence and an alleged lack of police transparency. Their comments to FOX 61 come on the heels of comments made at a packed city council meeting on Tuesday night.
Source: Fox 61 Date: September 7, 2016
Jurors to Pomona gang members accused in drive-by shooting: Guilty (Pomona, CA): It took only one day of deliberation on Tuesday for jurors to find two documented gang members guilty of a Pomona 2014 drive-by shooting and attempted murder.
Source: San Bernardino Sun Date: September 7, 2016
San Clemente deputies plan proactive enforcement (San Clamente, CA): San Clemente Police Services is preparing to launch a new enforcement team aimed at proactive crime prevention and curbing chronic nuisances. Residents have become vocal about burglaries, assaults, gang activity, bizarre activity in public by homeless people and, of late, three shooting incidents.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 7, 2016
Baltimore Police arrest second woman, suspected gang member in E. Monument triple shooting (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore Police say they've arrested a second woman in connection with a deadly triple shooting Labor Day weekend.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: September 7, 2016
Violence Suppression Unit to launch in mid-September (Salinas, CA): In just days, there has been a renewed effort to combat gang violence in the area. The Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit is bringing together resources from other law enforcement agencies.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 7, 2016
Oregon gangster gets 55 years for sanding off man's tattoo, other torture (Marion County, OR): An Oregon gangster found guilty of using a sandblaster on a man to remove his tattoos and inflicting other torture will be older than 100 years before he is eligible for release from prison.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 7, 2016
Alleged Hobos gang leaders to go on trial in 9 Chicago-area killings (Chicago, IL): The Hobos gang came calling for Keith Daniels on an April evening three years ago. Daniels, a key witness in a drug trafficking case against the gang's feared leader, had been relocated by authorities to south suburban Dolton for his safety. But when the 27-year-old father pulled into his driveway with his wife and her two young kids, a gunman walked up and opened fire through the windshield, according to court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 6, 2016
Possible MS-13 gang activity in D.C., police say (Washington, DC): A member of D.C.'s Latino community is warning others as D.C. police investigate several violent incidents possibly connected to a notorious Latin American gang.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: September 6, 2016
Anti-Gang Units Coming to the Valley (McAllen, TX): Texas is betting on a new intelligence center to monitor cartel activity and fight gangs in the South Texas region.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: September 6, 2016
Gang Members Join Hands In Prayer For Peace (West Memphis, AR): Many believe prayer is powerful. That it can provide people solace, comfort and strength. In West Memphis, people saw the power of prayer end the rivalries between different gangs.
Source: localmemphis.com Date: September 6, 2016
Gang-Related Brawl in Manassas, Three Arrests: Police (Manassas, VA): Three suspects have been arrested in gang-related melee in which a 14-year-old victim was punched and kicked near Ashton Avenue and Rixlew Lane last Wednesday, according to Prince William County Police.
Source: ManassasPatch Date: September 6, 2016
One arrested in South Texas gang raid gets bail (Corpus Christi, TX): Five of six men accused of having gang ties and involvement in drug sales lost their bids for bail and will remain jailed until their trials.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 6, 2016
Slain teen identified, police say double shooting had 'gang component' (Stockton, CA): Police investigators have determined that Sunday afternoon’s drive-by shooting on a street corner in Conway Homes that took the life of a 16-year-old Edison High School student and left another 16-year-old student wounded is connected in some way to gang activity.
Source: The Record Date: September 6, 2016
Toronto murder conviction based on gang expert’s 'false testimony,' defence claims (Toronto, ON): Ontario’s highest court is being asked to overturn a murder conviction because the verdict was obtained on “false testimony” presented by the Crown’s expert witness, according to a new appeal.
Source: Toronto Star Date: September 5, 2016
PBSO gang tattoo removal program gives man new chance at life (Palm Beach, FL): Until recently, Christopher Sharpe didn’t need to tell anyone he once belonged to a gang. It was tattooed on his face. A teardrop inked under his left eye and a cross stamped under his right eye gave him away.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: September 5, 2016
Benton County talks expectations on crime, gang prevention program requests (Benton County, WA): Nonprofits in Benton County can ask for help to pay for anti-crime or anti-gang programs without being part of a law enforcement agency themselves.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 5, 2016
Chicago Police Labor Day Enforcement Missions Take Down 77 Gangbangers (Chicago, IL): Chicago police seized weapons and narcotics in enforcement missions on the West Side to stem the tide of gun violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The narcotics and vice missions also resulted in the arrests of 77 individuals.
Source: West Side Patch Date: September 4, 2016
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