Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangster’s 2006 bloody killing of victim for street gang benefit (Santa Ana, CA): A 27-year-old gang member whose first-degree murder conviction for a 2006 shooting in Santa Ana was overturned as part of the uproar over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for the killing.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: February 7, 2017
Alleged gang member ‘D.Rose’ gets 40 years for teen’s murder (Chicago, IL): A South Side man whose street name appeared in the lyrics of several Chicago rappers was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty last year of the 2014 fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Woodlawn.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 7, 2017
Violent Drug Gangs Increasingly Turn to Credit Card Thefts as Big Moneymaker (New York, NY): Some of New York’s most violent drug gangs are finding new, less perilous ways to make money: credit card fraud. NYPD officials said raids on street crews for drugs and guns are increasingly turning up evidence of major stolen credit card operations, a far cry from their perhaps typical bloody drug wars.
Source: NBC New York Date: February 7, 2017
Gang shooting in Baldwin Park leaves victim dead on street (Baldwin Park, CA): A man was shot to death in Baldwin Park in an apparent gang-related shooting, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: February 7, 2017
Santa Maria creates Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday voted to form a special task force to address issues of youth safety, entered into an agreement to develop a strategic plan and saw the county Board of Supervisors commit to support the city’s efforts in a new way.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: February 7, 2017
Gang member arrested in SW Fresno, charged with carrying stolen handgun (Fresno, CA): A Villa Posse gang member was arrested late Monday night on charges of carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun in southwest Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 7, 2017
Tattoo shop changing lives one cover-up at a time (San Antonio, TX): A local tattoo shop is changing lives one cover-up at a time. Twisted Tattoo is offering free cover-ups for gang related or racist tattoos. “He doesn't want to have to remember the person who he used to be,” said Matt Vargyas, a tattoo artist.
Source: WOAI 4 News Date: February 6, 2017
On Patrol With Chicago’s Last Violence Interrupters (Chicago, IL): Cure Violence has shown promise in reducing violent crime. But with its funding slashed in its home city, a few remaining foot soldiers are struggling to make a difference in neighborhoods gripped by fear.
Source: The Trace Date: February 6, 2017
Gang Member Arrested in 2005 Slaying of College Basketball Player (New York, NY): An alleged gang member has been arrested on murder- and firearms-related charges in the 2005 shooting death of a promising college basketball player from Brooklyn, prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: NBC New York Date: February 6, 2017
Gang member gets 20 years for shooting at cops during chase (Hackensack, NJ): An alleged gang member was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting at a cop, a report says.
Source: NJ.com Date: February 6, 2017
LRPD Sheds Light on Current Gang Activity (Little Rock, AR): We know they're here, but how many, how dangerous and how prevalent are gangs in Little Rock? Information obtained by Fox 16 sheds light on gang activity and we asked Little Rock Police about it.
Source: KLRT Fox 16 Date: February 6, 2017
Accused gang member, murder suspect arrested in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Authorities arrested a man that federal prosecutors say was involved with a violent gang out of Raleigh. Demetrius Toney, 24, is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County jail. A federal grand jury in Raleigh indicted Toney in late January. Several others have been charged in the case but their names are currently redacted in court documents.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: February 6, 2017
Killer who gunned down 5-year-old Spider-Man boy in Los Angeles gets sentence reduction (Los Angeles, CA): An appeals court ruling published Monday reduced the sentence of a man convicted of the Halloween 2010 shooting death of a 5-year- old boy — who was gunned down in his South Los Angeles back yard while wearing a Spider-Man costume — from 128 years to life to 114 years to life.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: February 6, 2017
Public Safety says South Aiken shooting gang related (Aiken, SC): It was a town hall meeting at South Aiken High for parents to hear more about possible changes to Aiken County Public schools, but some parents just wanted to hear about safety after last Friday's shooting. "There have been some concerns in the past about copycat incidents and things like that," April Bransome-Gorton said, a parent at South Aiken High School.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: February 6, 2017
Police working to curb signs of gang-related activity in Aiken (Aiken, SC): A large percentage of recent shooting incidents and acts of violence that have occurred in the City of Aiken have been gang-related, and local law enforcement – with the help of state and federal agencies – are working to address those problems, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco on Monday.
Source: The Aiken Standard Date: February 6, 2017
Charges filed in gang-related shooting that left teen paralyzed (West Valley City, UT): Four men involved in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in West Valley City that left a 15-year-old boy paralyzed have been charged.
Source: KSL News Date: February 6, 2017
Big Money Block Boyz gang's secret audio gives glimpse into Baton Rouge culture of violence, drugs (Baton Rouge, LA): Christopher "Big Money" Finister and six other alleged members or associates of the Gardere-area Big Money Block Boyz street gang must stand trial, a judge ruled Monday after listening to secretly-recorded cellphone calls in 2014 in which Finister and some of his co-defendants discuss drug dealing and violence.
Source: The Advocate Date: February 6, 2017
Decades after deadly arson fire at Westlake apartment complex, LAPD announces arrests and possible motive (Los Angeles, CA): It came down to retribution, police said. A powerful drug distributor was pushing crack cocaine in Los Angeles’ gang-plagued Westlake neighborhood in the 1990s. But she was hampered by the vigilant manager of an apartment complex, who repeatedly changed the locks on one building and called police in hopes of discouraging dealing inside.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 6, 2017
Spokane schools, city receive federal grant to coordinate response to gang activity (Spokane, WA): The City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools will receive more than $260,000 in Department of Justice grant money to “enhance gang prevention.” The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang suppression. That collaboration will be known as the Gang Free Spokane Project.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: February 5, 2017
Cops brace for more gang fights (Boston, MA): A fierce feud raging between rival Boston street gangs has sparked seven shootings in two weeks — including one that sent shoppers scrambling for cover at a packed Braintree mall Friday night — has cops bracing for retaliation and more gun violence, law enforcement sources told the Herald.
Source: Boston Herald Date: February 5, 2017
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