Gang-Related News Articles
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Plea deal reached in 2008 gang killing (Sacramento, CA): A man who was awaiting a retrial after an appellate court overturned his voluntary manslaughter conviction has pleaded no contest to the same charge in a 2008 street-gang shooting death.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 14, 2014
Gang member sentenced to life for drug trafficking, firearms near school (Nashville, TN): Christopher Ray Moody, 30, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday to life in prison, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat Date: February 14, 2014
Ex-Fresno gang member guilty of killing rival (Fresno, CA): A former Fresno Bulldog who testified in his trial that he feared for his life when he killed a rival last year was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 14, 2014
MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in Loudoun County attempted murder cases (Fairfax, VA): Edgar Benitez Hernandez, also known as "Shadow," 25, of the District of San Miguel, El Salvador, pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts of using and discharging a firearm during attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
Source: FairfaxNews Date: February 14, 2014
The Gangs of Los Angeles, Part 1: Innovative Approaches to a Serious Problem (Los Angeles, CA): In the coming weeks, FBI.gov will chronicle three initiatives, which are helping to empower communities, reduce the crime rate, clear unsolved murder cases, and aid in intelligence-gathering efforts that allow the Bureau to monitor gangs with an international reach such as MS-13.
Source: FBI.gov Date: February 14, 2014
Gang member accused of arson nearly released due to filing error (Spokane County, WA): A filing error nearly allowed a known gang member facing charges of arson and extortion to be released from jail today.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: February 14, 2014
PBSO investigating gang-related shooting in Belle Glade (Belle Glade, FL): There is a massive manhunt underway right now as the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in a potentially gang-related shooting.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: February 14, 2014
Gang injunction trial slated for Cinco de Mayo (Santa Barbara, CA): More than three years after it was unveiled, Santa Barbara’s gang injunction will be tried in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom beginning, ironically, on Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the day badly outnumbered Mexican troops defeated French occupation forces 160 years ago. As written, the injunction names 30 adult alleged gang members and would significantly limit their rights to assemble with other gang members, especially near public schools and park.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: February 13, 2014
Homicides down, gang violence up for 2013 in Wichita (Wichita, KS): 2013 saw a decrease in the number of homicides compared to previous years, but gang violence is up. That's according to crime statistics released this morning by Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams. The numbers show the number of homicides in Wichita is down from 28 in 2012 to 17 in 2013.
Source: KAKE News Date: February 13, 2014
Boy, 14, killed in drive-by: 'My baby is gone...my house will never be the same' (Chicago, IL): Police said recent conflicts between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples street gangs have contributed to a lot of the violence in West Woodlawn, long considered one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 13, 2014
Stockton police: Wednesday's shooting, homicide are gang-related (Stockton, CA): Homicide investigators have determined that Wednesday's deadly shooting at a central Stockton park was gang related, said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record Date: February 13, 2014
Escondido teen accused of robberies at knife-point (San Diego, CA): A criminal defense attorney on February 10 suggested that the tattoo "ESCO VIEJO" on his client merely expresses fondness for his hometown and is not connected to a violent street gang. "Esco viejo" translates as "old Escondido" and is a term used by several gangs that claim different parts of the northern San Diego County town of that name, according to local police.
Source: San Diego Reader Date: February 13, 2014
Probation Department hosts gang summit (San Bernardino County, CA): In 2013, the San Bernardino County Grand Jury looked at the existing Countywide Strategic Plan on Gangs. The inquiry resulted in an evaluation and update of this strategic plan. The plan is being spearheaded by the Probation Department and focuses on the necessary direction for addressing the problem of gang involvement in San Bernardino County.
Source: Highland Community News Date: February 13, 2014
Top law enforcement from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin to attend drug and gang summit (Chicago, IL): Authorities from three Midwestern states will meet in suburban Chicago to talk about strategies for combating street gangs and the growing influence of Mexican cartels in drug trafficking.
Source: The Republic Date: February 13, 2014
Police chief: Gangs, guns are a problem in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Stockton police said Thursday that it's more important than ever to crack down on gangs after recent shootings that took place in broad daylight.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: February 13, 2014
Multi-agency law enforcement effort results in longer prison terms for violent felons (Fresno, CA): A combined federal, state and local effort against gun crime is putting more violent felons in prison for longer terms, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said Thursday during a joint news conference with Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 13, 2014
Chicago summit to focus on gangs, Mexican cartels (Chicago, IL): Authorities from three Midwestern states will meet in suburban Chicago to talk about strategies for combating street gangs and the growing influence of Mexican cartels in drug trafficking.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 13, 2014
Cocaine trafficking in Evansville at it's lowest in years (Evansville, IN): Even though the roundup targeted members of the Wag Block Gang, Evansville Police say the crackdown is only the beginning of the efforts to break the recent cycle of organized crime.
Source: Tristatehomepage.com Date: February 13, 2014
Police investigate potential witness intimidation in JCC armed robbery case (James City County, VA): James City County Police are working to squash the potential for gang activity that stems from a suspected witness intimidation incident last month.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Date: February 12, 2014
Final defendants from 2010 gang raid plead to charges (Visalia, CA): More than three years after a multi-agency effort to crack down on the Nuestra Familia’s hold on the Valley, the final five defendants have pleaded to federal charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 12, 2014
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