Gang-Related News Articles
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Former gang member's triple murder conviction upheld (San Francisco, CA): A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld the conviction and three consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole for a former MS-13 gang member in the killing of a father and two sons in the city in 2008.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 21, 2014
Gang brought $10 million in drugs through Tulsa, feds say (Tulsa, OK): A federal indictment of Tulsa's "most violent and dangerous gang" alleges that the Hoover Crips distributed $10 million worth of cocaine from Mexican cartels, murdered at least one witness, ran a dog-fighting ring and had a vast network of co-conspirators, including a former NFL player.
Source: Tulsa World Date: August 20, 2014
Texas gang member gets 30-year term for two slayings (Fort Worth, TX): A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: August 20, 2014
Second man dies after gang-related Avondale shooting (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police say a second man has died after a gun battle in the middle of the day in Avondale. Investigators originally said both men had died at the scene but one man was being kept alive by artificial means.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: August 20, 2014
16 arrested in Tucson on crackdown of street gang (Tucson, AZ): A nearly yearlong investigation between federal and local authorities has resulted in the arrests of 16 suspected gang members and the seizure of more than 80 firearms, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: August 20, 2014
B.C. cuts anti-gang budget in austerity drive (Vancouver, BC): The B.C. government is cutting $2.8-million from the budget of the anti-gang police agency that combines the efforts of 14 forces across British Columbia. The cuts are part of an austerity drive that will also see $1.4-million sliced from the major crimes unit of the RCMP, which polices much of B.C. under an agreement with the provincial government.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 20, 2014
Police chief says recent shootings in Aurora are 'frustrating' (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas is "frustrated" with what’s going on in his city. Gang-related shootings have been on the rise in recent weeks, and police are working diligently to stop the violence, he said.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 20, 2014
Police: Two gang associates with loaded guns arrested in traffic stop (Portland, OR): Two known gang associates were arrested following a traffic stop after two loaded handguns were found in their car, according to Portland police.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 20, 2014
Federal charges brought against 20 charged with trafficking drugs in Bronx (Bronx, NY): Federal charges were brought Wednesday against 20 people accused of trafficking drugs in the Bronx. Investigators say 19 of the people indicted are members of the River Park Towers Young Gunnerz, a gang based in that Morris Heights housing complex.
Source: TWC News Date: August 20, 2014
Two men ran into LI house to escape gang-related shooting (Riverhead, NY): Police say two men fleeing a gang-related shooting ran into a house in Riverhead, scared the woman who lived there and ran out a back window.
Source: CBS New York Date: August 20, 2014
Seven alleged gang members charged with homicide in killing of man in Reading (Reading, PA): Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: August 20, 2014
Three teens charged in Littleton housebreak (Littleton, MA): Three teenagers saying they are part of a violent, national street gang have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a house in Littleton on Sunday, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 20, 2014
Jury convicts teen on murder charges in Central City gang slaying (New Orleans, LA): A teenager accused of being a member of a violent New Orleans street gang was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday, concluding a trial that saw the teen's father testify about his son's gang affiliation.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: August 20, 2014
South Bend gun violence down since 'call-in' (South Bend, IN): In the three months since authorities met with some of South Bend's most violent men to pass along a zero-tolerance message about gun violence, police said they were heartened by a sharp reduction in shootings.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: August 20, 2014
Cops seek info on 'gang-related' shooting; no injuries reported (Riverhead, NY): Riverhead police are asking for the public’s help regarding a shooting on Segal Avenue this week that they say was retaliation for a previous gang-related shooting.
Source: Riverhead News-Review Date: August 20, 2014
City hires new gang intervention specialist (Omaha, NE): Omaha's two gang intervention specialists don't work out of the office, and they call that one of their strengths. Both men work the streets, and it's familiar to them because they once walked in those same shoes.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: August 20, 2014
For St. Louis gangs, Ferguson has become a recruiting tool (Ferguson, MO): As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig "Shine" Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier.
Source: Newsweek Date: August 20, 2014
Manassas City Police arrest two in gang-related homicide; four suspects remain on the loose (Manassas, VA) : Manassas City Police announced Wednesday that the murder of a 26-year-old man over the weekend was not random and may be gang-related.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: August 20, 2014
Gang activity happening all over Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): About 20 defendants linked to a major drug investigation are still on the streets. Investigators continue to search for them, many said to be members of the Hoover Crips street gang. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, some of the defendants who were already arrested in connection with the drug investigation will be released with conditions pending trial or other resolution of the case.
Source: KTUL 8 News Date: August 20, 2014
Kirk meets with imprisoned gang members to find solutions to Chicago's gang epidemic (Chicago, IL): U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today visited the Cook County Jail and met with senior members of the Cook County Intelligence Department and other jail officials regarding their work with those imprisoned at the facility.
Source: The Bugle Date: August 20, 2014
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