Gang-Related News Articles
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Documents outline family feud in 2 Hamilton shootings (Hamilton, OH): Feuding families, ties to a street gang and a $5,000 payment were all part of two fatal shootings this summer in Hamilton, according to court documents obtained Thursday by the Journal-News.
Source: Journal-News Date: October 6, 2016
KPD working to educate Knox Co. teachers to spot gang behavior (Knoxville, TN): Inside Bearden Middle School, teachers are getting the tools to spot dangerous behavior in their students. In an hour-long presentation recently, KPD investigator Jim Quick outlined the dress, graffiti and tattoos parents and teachers need to look out for.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: October 6, 2016
City Council asks leaders how to measure success of gang deterrence program (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga may continue its partnership with Father to the Fatherless, which has long provided social services for the Violence Reduction Initiative, the city's gang deterrence program. VRI offers gang members two options: Stop the shooting or face tough consequences.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 5, 2016
Flagstaff crime ring targeted as task force arrests 38 (Flagstaff, AZ): A multi-agency task force led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested 38 people Tuesday in connection with an Arizona crime ring. Although some of the arrests occurred in Glendale, Winslow and Page, the majority occurred in Flagstaff.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: October 5, 2016
Trial starts for 2 men charged in 2014 Providence gang slaying (Providence RI): Charlene Rainey heard gunshots as she left Dunkin' Donuts on Admiral Street just before noon on Oct. 24, 2014. Seconds later, two men in black hooded sweatshirts ran by, one almost hitting her car.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 5, 2016
Graffiti murder: Gangsters killed complaining Arleta neighbor (San Fernando, CA): Three gang members were convicted Wednesday of murdering a neighbor of one of the defendants for complaining days earlier about graffiti in front of his Arleta home.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: October 5, 2016
Officials plan meeting to discuss La Puente’s gang injunction (La Puente, CA): Sheriff’s officials are planning a community meeting this month to discuss and answer questions regarding La Puente’s gang injunction. In addition to La Puente, the injunction against the Puente 13 and Bassett Grande street gangs also covers portions of West Covina and nearby unincorporated county areas such as Valinda and Bassett.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: October 5, 2016
Coaches, Cops and Community Event Gathers Public to Talk About Gang Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Community members continue to gather with Chattanooga Police to address gang violence in our city. An organization that aims to open channels of communication held an event this evening on McCallie’s campus.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: October 5, 2016
Police hid gang-related nature of campus shooting from College of William & Mary, report says (Williamsburg, VA): After a shooting occurred within a thousand feet of several residence halls at the College of William & Mary – leaving a security guard with a bullet permanently lodged in his back – the campus police chief said it was “an isolated incident involving individuals in a dispute” and there was no imminent threat to campus.
Source: The College Fix Date: October 5, 2016
Beaten Muscatine man calls his attack a hate crime (Muscatine, IA): An investigation is underway after a Muscatine man is badly injured in what he’s calling a hate crime and a gang related incident. It happened over the weekend and the victim says he was randomly attacked by a group of men.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News Date: October 5, 2016
Jersey City man arrested on gun charges during gang investigation (Jersey City, NJ): A 22-year-old Jersey City man was arrested after allegedly tossing a handgun and running from police conducting an investigation into gang activity yesterday.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 5, 2016
Buffalo Border Patrol arrests gang member (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Buffalo stated they arrested a man with involvement in the international crime gang, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
Source: WKBW 7 News Date: October 5, 2016
Witnesses blame gangs for making East Lake a hub of criminal activity (Chattanooga, TN): For nearly five hours in a packed courtroom, witness after witness relayed the same message: East Lake is a hub of criminal activity, thanks to 31 men who belong to violent gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 4, 2016
US Attorney: MS-13 gang member admits to gang rival stabbing (Boston, MA): Federal authorities say a member of an international criminal gang has pleaded guilty in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office says 29-year-old Mauricio Sanchez of Chelsea was one of 61 individuals named in a January indictment targeting the alleged criminal activity of MS-13 gang members in the state.
Source: Boston Herald Date: October 4, 2016
Feuding for years, local gangs bring dispute to campus doorstep (Williamsburg, VA): The shots seemed to come from nowhere. Witnesses heard five of them, one after the other. Some were fired above the heads of those in the crowd. A few did damage to student housing. One struck a security guard in the back.
Source: The Flat Hat Date: October 4, 2016
Judge to rule on media access to gang trial evidence (Chicago, IL): A federal judge is considering the Chicago Tribune’s request to grant media access to photographs and other exhibits once they’re entered into evidence at the trial of six purported Hobos street-gang leaders.
Source: FOX 2 News Date: October 4, 2016
Gang-affiliated gun violence on the rise in Madison (Madison, WI): With more than 80 shots fired in Madison since the beginning of the year, the Madison Police Department has seen a recent increase in gang-affiliated shootings since August. But while gang-affiliated shootings are on the rise, MPD Chief Mike Koval said MPD isn’t ready to say the gun violence is a manifestation of gangs fighting other gangs.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: October 4, 2016
New Fresno policing district focuses on high crime areas (Fresno, CA): Patrols are now underway in Fresno's new Central policing district. More than 70 officers will work out of the new substation at Manchester Center. The grand opening was held Tuesday. The central policing district was disbanded five years ago during budget cuts.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: October 4, 2016
Defense lawyers speak out against East Lake Safe Zone injunction (Hamilton County, TN): A hearing to make the East Lake area of Chattanooga a safe zone against two area gangs took place Monday afternoon at the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: October 4, 2016
Expert: Gangs in the Twin Cities are Evolving (Minneapolis, MN): From a shooting directly in front of a police precinct to using social media to communicate and recruit, experts say its no secret that gangs in the Twin Cities are evolving.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: October 4, 2016
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