Gang-Related News Articles
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RCSD, CPD gang task forces arrest three 'known gang members' (Columbia, SC): Three known gang members have been arrested following a joint effort by the Richland County Sheriff Department Gang Task Force and the City of Columbia Police Department Gang Unit, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State Date: July 1, 2014
Two charged with gang-related weekend shooting in Armour Square (Chicago, IL): A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with the shooting of a member of a rival gang early Saturday in the Armour Square neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Voices Date: July 1, 2014
Founding member of Heartless Felons indicted on charges involving gang, intimidation of a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A Cuyahoga County grand jury Tuesday indicted a founding member of the Heartless Felons on gang and intimidation charges as part of a continued crackdown on the Cleveland street gang that has doled out violence on the streets and in prisons for years.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: July 1, 2014
New charges filed against alleged Macon Mafia gang leader accused in 2011 killing (Bibb County, GA): New charges were filed Tuesday against an alleged Macon gang member accused in the July 2011 shooting death of a man outside Wings Cafe on Bloomfield Drive.
Source: The Telegraph Date: July 1, 2014
Trial in first Tacoma gang killing of the 1980s is underway (Tacoma, WA): A dark time from Tacoma's past surfaced Tuesday in a Pierce County courtroom, where three men went on trial for what's thought to be the first killing tied to the city's gang troubles of a quarter century ago.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 1, 2014
As Santa Barbara awaits gang-injunction ruling, three nearby cities provide perspective (Santa Barbara, CA): In Santa Barbara, a city of celebrity, wealth and stature, gangs hold their own brand of power. While it's not on the level of the violence that accompanies some larger cities in California, Santa Barbara has long wrestled with gang problems, with State Street serving as a center divider of Eastside and Westside gang members.
Source: Noozhawk Date: July 1, 2014
Grants approved to curb violence in Jackson (Jackson, TN): The Jackson City Council approved multiple grants on Tuesday in efforts to curb violence. In a 5-1 vote, the city approved a 3-year GRIT or Gang Resistance Intervention Grant.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: July 1, 2014
Yakima names Gang Free Initiative head (Yakima, WA): The city of Yakima has hired a Tucson, Ariz., police captain to head the Gang Free Initiative as well as the city’s Emergency Preparedness division.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 1, 2014
InterAct's National Data Sharing Network helps Indiana collect and share information on gang members (Winston-Salem, NC): Recently, Indiana's INGangNetwork and their database technology partner, CI Technologies, collaborated with the Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) to provide gang activity alerts via InterAct's nationwide data sharing network, InterDEx. Now, InterDEx members from all across the country can run a query on a person, place, or thing they're investigating through InterDEx enabled applications and receive an alert that indicates possible gang-related activities from Indiana.
Source: Digital Journal Date: July 1, 2014
New gang task force looks to minimize 'domestic terrorism' (Columbia, SC): It was a mob fight in a public street in broad daylight that investigators say was orchestrated by gang members on Plain Street. But little did those suspects know that surveillance cameras were watching.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: July 1, 2014
TPD, federal agents sweep through Toledo businesses looking for gang members (Toledo, OH): Officers from Toledo Police and federal law enforcement agencies swept through Toledo businesses serving search warrants and looking for known gang members.
Source: Toledo News Now Date: July 1, 2014
Grand jury indicts Atlantic City brothers accused of gang-related murder (Atlantic City, NJ): Two brothers allegedly tied to an Atlantic City drug gang have been indicted for murder. Tyquinn James, 25, was gunned down Feb. 10, 2013.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: July 1, 2014
Gang killing numbers down….so far (Vancouver, BC): As final submissions begin Wednesday in the Surrey Six murder trial, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says BC is on pace to see a record low of gang-related killings.
Source: CKNW News Date: July 1, 2014
Jury questionnaires go out in South Dos Palos gang homicide trial (Merced County, CA): Jury selection gets underway today in the trial of a Dos Palos teenager charged with killing another teen last year in a case investigators believe was gang related.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 1, 2014
17 indicted in connection with Short North Posse, 12 unsolved murders (Columbus, OH): A federal grand jury indicted 17 people Tuesday in connection with a series of violent crimes, including 12 unsolved murders, that are allegedly attributed to the Short North Posse.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News Date: July 1, 2014
Sacramento hires teens to clean up graffiti (Sacramento, CA): Beneath the elevated light-rail tracks that run across busy Florin Road, Alicia Villasenor cleans the gang-related graffiti that is highly visible to motorists, pedestrians and Luther Burbank High School students.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 30, 2014
Event aims to stop gangs by starting with youths (Frederick, MD): On Sunday night, something negative from the past inspired something positive for the future. Brandon Chapman, the youth services coordinator from the Housing Authority of the city of Frederick, held a “celebration of partnerships” aimed at the Lucas Village and the Carver Housing communities.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: June 30, 2014
Cleveland Police adds third unit specializing in gang crime, gun violence (Cleveland, OH): The Cleveland Police have added a third squad to their Gang Impact Unit, bringing the number of officers who specialize in gang investigation and gun crime from 18 to 24.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5 Date: June 30, 2014
Is your child in a gang? Know the warning signs (Omaha, NE): Gang violence in Omaha has decreased in the past several years, but new members continue to get younger according to Omaha Police. Lisa, a single mother of five who asks we protect her identity, suspects her sixteen-year-old son is in a gang. She says his behavior and life is spiraling out of control.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: June 30, 2014
Jackson City Council considers spending more money for gang prevention (Jackson, TN): Jackson police request tens of thousands of dollars in new funding in an effort to cut down on gang violence. On Tuesday, city council members will consider matching a percentage of federal funding to pay for a special command center and gang prosecutor.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: June 30, 2014
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