Gang-Related News Articles
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Details of alleged gang ties listed in Macon ballfield killing indictment (Macon, GA): Three teenagers accused in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old at a Macon Little League field in February belonged to two gangs, according to an indictment filed Tuesday.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 10, 2014
Watsonville man sentenced in attempted murder case (Watsonville, CA): Edgar Ernesto Ibarra will serve eight years in prison after pleading no contest Tuesday to his involvement with a 2013 gang-motivated shooting.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: June 10, 2014
Galarza murder defendant may testify (Rolling Meadows, IL): As the trial in the murder of Elgin 5-year-old Eric Galarza Jr. neared its climax Tuesday, Judge Bridget Hughes told the jurors she would be sending them home a half-hour early because of "witness-scheduling issues."
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 10, 2014
Family ties link shooting suspect to city's gang history (Tulsa, OK): The family photo in the yellowed 1976 Tulsa World news clipping shows Charles Ruble Sr. and his wife in their living room, surrounded by 17 smiling children. "Work, education, worship make family of 19 tick," the headline reads.
Source: Tulsa World Date: June 9, 2014
Two men from rival gangs targeted in weekend shootings (Vancouver, BC): Two men targeted in separate weekend shootings in Vancouver are from rival gangs that have been warring with each other across the region for years. The Vancouver Sun has learned the target of an East Hastings drive-by shooting Sunday that left 28-year-old Mia Deakin wounded was gangster Jeffrey Chang.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: June 9, 2014
Imprisoned father of 5-year-old murder victim testifies at alleged killer's trial (Rolling Meadows, IL): Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2014
Gang-related graffiti, an eyesore in Bossier community (Shreveport, LA): Gang-related graffiti is tagged on buildings along Barksdale Boulevard, and on property in the Barksdale Annex community. People living there said it’s an eyesore.
Source: KTAL Channel 6 News Date: June 9, 2014
Three people arrested in connection with June 5 burglary, gang activity (Gainesville, GA): Three people are behind bars in connection with a burglary in the 1100 block of Villa Clara Way on June 5, according to a release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: June 9, 2014
Two dead, one wounded in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men were killed and a third was wounded in a gang-related shooting in Skyline Sunday night.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 9, 2014
Englewood cops say last of alleged street-robbery gang now in custody (Englewood, NJ): A 23-year-old Staten Island man wanted in connection with three armed robberies last month has surrendered to city police, authorities said.
Source: The Record Date: June 9, 2014
Three arrested in Delhi gang shooting (Merced, CA): Three suspected gang members were jailed over the weekend in connection with a drive-by shooting in April that left a Stanislaus County man a quadriplegic, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: June 9, 2014
Homicides are down, but shootings are up citywide over 2013 (New York, NY): The city could see a record low in homicides in 2014 — but the number of people shot is climbing with the mercury, city data show. There were 120 homicides as of Sunday, compared with 142 in the same period last year — for a drop of 15.5% citywide. If the current rate continues, the city could see fewer than 300 homicides — its lowest ever.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 9, 2014
Crackdown on E Block gang should reassure city residents (Youngstown, OH): 12 suspected members of the E Block Gang taken off the streets of the lower West Side by law enforcement in a show of force that gave residents even more reason to celebrate the end of the brutal winter.
Source: The Vindicator Date: June 8, 2014
Topeka police, U.S. Probation Office team up for tattoo removal program (Topeka, KS): When people used to look at Rich, a 27-year-old Lawrence resident, they were drawn to the teardrop tattoo under his left eye or the gang name tattooed across his fingers.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: June 8, 2014
Fort Pierce fights gun violence (Fort Pierce, FL): Community leaders and police in Fort Pierce are trying to curb ongoing gun violence in their city. The Fort Pierce Tribune (http://bit.ly/1kIRLDY ) reports that the city has had five shooting incidents in the past two weeks. Since the beginning of the year, 18 people have been hit and seven killed in various shooting.
Source: Erie Times-News Date: June 8, 2014
Three dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night on the city's West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 8, 2014
Myrtle Beach-area churches work together with hope to tackle violence in the community (Myrtle Beach, SC): While the violence that happened during Memorial Day weekend in Myrtle Beach has garnered state-wide and national attention, representatives from local churches say gangs and crime have been an issue for years – and something needs to be done.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News Date: June 8, 2014
Springfield city officials make plans to stop gang violence (Springfield, MA): With an uptick in street violence in Springfield this past week and a half, city officials are doing their best to try and curb that violence and find ways to stop it.
Source: WGGB News Date: June 8, 2014
Janesville police to present gang initiative at conference (Janesville, WI): Police sergeants Aaron Ellis and Mike Blaser will present Janesville's gang abatement efforts at a state law enforcement conference June 18 in Appleton. The gang initiative began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the impact of criminal street gang influence and criminal behaviors, according to a news release.
Source: GazetteXtra Date: June 8, 2014
DeKalb Sheriff's Office jail sweep kicks off metro area gang member, contraband crackdown (DeKalb County, GA): Last Thursday, nearly 100 law enforcement officials conducted searches and interviewed inmates at the DeKalb County Jail on Memorial Drive in the metro area's first multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce gang-related crime.
Source: The Brookhaven Post Date: June 8, 2014
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