Gang-Related News Articles
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Several arrests made in two months after creation of local gang unit (Fort Wayne, IN): The Fort Wayne Gang and Violent Crimes Unit was created in February this year. Just after a couple months this new task force, several arrests have been made in fatal shooting cases, including an arrest made Thursday.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: April 11, 2014
Former gang unit member says Latin Kings widespread in central Florida (Orange County, FL): Investigators said Robert Corchado, the suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 4-year-old girl, is no stranger to the law. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said he has ties to a well-known gang known as the Latin Kings.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: April 11, 2014
KHSD investigating whether photo violated anti-gang policy (San Jose, CA): The Kern High School District is investigating whether a Spring Fling Week celebration turned into a gang policy violation. Ten students were photographed twisting fingers into what appeared to be gang signs and sporting what looked like gang colors Thursday at an Independence High School dress-up event.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: April 11, 2014
Man in rival gang disturbance arrested with gun (Colorado Springs, CO): A man with possession of a handgun was arrested after being involved in a disturbance with a rival gang.
Source: FOX 21 News Date: April 11, 2014
County officials, state lawmakers launch anti-sex trafficking push (Los Angeles County, CA): Elected officials in Los Angeles County and the California Legislature are launching a new push to crack down on pimps who sell underage girls and boys for sex and the customers who purchase their services.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 11, 2014
City shootings linked to gang activity (Albany, NY): Residents of one area city have been dreading the warmer weather, fearing it will lead to increased street shootings. Police believe they have identified what triggered the gun violence, and they think the string is over.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio Date: April 11, 2014
Largo police target Young Souljas gang (Largo, FL): Six Largo residents was in a year-old investigation targeting the Young Souljas street gang, according to Largo police.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers Date: April 11, 2014
Pr. George’s man sentenced to 50 years in killing of Friendly High School student (Prince George's County, MD): A Temple Hills teenager was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday in the shooting death of a Prince George's County high school student believed to be in a rival gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 11, 2014
Alleged gang members, associates arrested in Ariz. (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say nine alleged gang members and their associates are in custody after being indicted on various charges.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: April 10, 2014
Sacramento struggles to understand its 'hybrid' gang problem as social media sparks local beefs (Sacramento, CA): Nine days before allegedly participating in an ambush of a music rival inside of Arden Fair mall—one that sparked a series of gang shootings across the city—south Sacramento rapper Donald “Lavish D” Oliver granted a rare interview to the Siccness, a website dedicated to hip-hop and the beefs that feed it.
Source: Sacramento News & Review Date: April 10, 2014
Killer's confession: truth or bid to help gang pal? (Oakland, CA): A convicted double murderer asserted Thursday that he, not a fellow gang member, was the one who fired the shots that killed two men and injured several other people at a restaurant in Oakland's Jack London Square in 2011.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 10, 2014
Chicago's $8 million push to protect students from gangs (Chicago, IL): Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came with it -- and the dangerous, shifting territories schoolchildren might cross even more often just to get to school.
Source: CNN Date: April 10, 2014
Ex-Death Row inmate: Police 'street files' prove I was framed (Chicago, IL): For the fourth time in his 60-year life, Nathson Fields squared off in a trial court Thursday against the Chicago cops who put him on Death Row. This time, the former high-ranking member of the El Rukn street gang has already been cleared of the 1984 double murder for which he was sentenced to death.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 10, 2014
Kidnapping of prosecutor's father called gang retaliation (Wake Forest, NC): A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 10, 2014
Violent Bloods gang faces slay, drug charges (Bronx, NY): Alleged gang members who investigators say are responsible for years of "murder and mayhem" in Morrisania were hauled into Bronx Supreme Court Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 10, 2014
Gang fight in courthouse brings security concerns (Ephrata, WA): A fist fight between rival gang members inside the Grant County courthouse has commissioners considering increased security measures. The fight occurred outside of the district court room in January. A privately-contracted security guard and Grant County deputies broke it up after about a minute and a half, according to security guard David Beck.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 10, 2014
Gangs in Green Bay (Green Bay, WI): The number of gang members in the Green Bay area may be double what it was just six years ago. But police say they’re not focused on the numbers. They're focused on the crimes associated with gangs.
Source: WLUK FOX 11 News Date: April 10, 2014
Yonkers gang member gets more than 15 years for perjury (Yonkers, NY): A member of the Yonkers street gang known as the "Strip Boyz" was sentenced to 188 months in prison by a federal judge in Manhattan on Friday, April 4, according to Preet Bharara, U.S. district attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Source: Yonkers Daily Voice Date: April 10, 2014
Two reputed Newark gang leaders sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on gun, drug charges (Newark, NJ): Two reputed gang members were sentenced to more than 10 years in prison Wednesday for illegal possession of weapons and drug trafficking, officials said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 10, 2014
Alleged gang member charged in assault, harm to three Union City kids (Jersey City, NJ): An alleged Latin Kings gang member was arrested on Sunday and charged with using a bat to assault another man and with causing harm to three children in Union City, according to court documents.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: April 10, 2014
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