Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang activity and 'raves' disrupt quiet North Park neighborhood, police say (Chicago, IL): North Park may be a relatively sleepy corner of the city, but it's not immune to criminal activity, as residents made clear during a community meeting held Tuesday night.
Source: DNAinfo Date: May 21, 2014
Yuma police handle graffiti and gang activity (Yuma, AZ): In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came out with a report blaming criminal gangs for as much as 80% of criminal activity in American communities. A related problem and perhaps a sign of gang activity is graffiti, or tagging. Here in Yuma, cleaning up graffiti costs the community hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Source: KAWC News Date: May 21, 2014
Gang members create more sexual harassment in schools, KU study finds (Kansas City, KS): Gang members in schools do more than disrupt learning; they create more sexual harassment, a study co-written by a University of Kansas researcher shows.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 21, 2014
Citizens academy continues with gang, gun law talks (Montgomery, AL): Neighborhood Watch captain Jack Dismukes, 75, continues to be impressed by what he's learned at the Montgomery Citizens' Police Academy each week. Tuesday night's class was no different.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: May 21, 2014
Long Beach gang member charged with attempted murder (Long Beach, CA): The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Long Beach gang member in connection with a 2013 shooting that wounded a 10-year-old boy, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 21, 2014
Prosecutor at trial of man accused in killing of 12-year-old girl: 'These two gangs had been feuding for years' (Providence, RI): A fire alarm at the Licht Judicial Complex interrupted opening statements Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of plotting with four other gang members to murder a 12-year-old girl and shoot three women during a party outside Hartford Park housing complex last June.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 21, 2014
'Operation Hurricane' nets 21 arrests in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): A 3-month-long investigation into alleged criminal activity at Grand Avenue motel culminated in a major bust on Wednesday that included the arrest of the manager, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 21, 2014
Fardon to business leaders: Anti-gang effort is your fight, too (Chicago, IL): U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon called on Chicago's business leaders to join the fight against gang violence Wednesday as he unveiled a program to intervene in troubled youths' lives.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 21, 2014
Former San Jose man convicted in gang-related shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 25-year-old former San Jose man was convicted Monday of a Live Oak gang-related gun brandishing and shooting in 2012. After a two-week trial, Johnny "Bam Bam" Joe Suarez was convicted of assault with a firearm, brandishing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine. Suarez potentially faces more than 14 years of prison time.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 20, 2014
Gang taskforce is netting results in Moses Lake (Ephrata, WA): After 16-year-old Brandon Mende was gunned down by another teen in an apparent gang feud earlier this year, the prosecuting attorney's office created a taskforce that has been building a gang member database and more aggressively going after probation violators.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: May 20, 2014
12 charged for alleged drug and street gang activity in the Valley (Boardman Township, OH): Local and federal authorities announced the break-up of a gang allegedly involved in drug activity and violence in the Valley. During a press conference held Tuesday at the offices of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force, authorities displayed a grenade launcher and other firearms confiscated during it's investigation into what they call the E-Block gang.
Source: WFMJ News Date: May 20, 2014
Crown wraps up case at mass killing trial of alleged B.C. gang members (Vancouver, BC): The Crown has wrapped up its case against two alleged gang members accused of killing six people, including two innocent bystanders, near Vancouver.
Source: Truro Daily News Date: May 20, 2014
Ex-gang member in Texas works on anti-gang effort (Houston, TX): James Odom's house was so riddled with bullets from drive-by shootings that his mother would move pictures to hide the holes in the wall. The windows were covered in tape after being shot up so many times.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: May 20, 2014
Anti-violence meeting draws sparse turnout (South Bend, IN): At a public Anti-Violence Commission meeting Tuesday night, Bobbie Woods had one question: Where is the community?
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: May 20, 2014
Surviving the LA streets to graduate FPU master's program (Fresno, CA): From the streets of Los Angeles to Central Valley classrooms, a recent master's degree graduate is now sharing how education saved him from a life of gang crime and violence.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: May 20, 2014
Santa Barbara police testify about gang activity during injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): The last week of testimony in the Santa Barbara gang-injunction trial focused on local law enforcement's experience with gang crimes and the investigative process.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 20, 2014
Woman wounded in Santa Ana gang-related shootout (Santa Ana, CA): A 22-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The woman was walking with a group of people in the 300 block of North Jackson Street around 5:20 a.m. when the occupants of a northbound car opened fire, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 20, 2014
Gang member sentenced to prison for attempted murder (Santa Maria, CA): A 39-year-old Santa Maria man will spend nearly 30 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted murder and admitting to special gang allegations, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Tuesday.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 20, 2014
Former gang leader mentors Memphis youth (Memphis, TN): "I was constantly getting locked up, constantly going back and forth to jail." Dionysus Sisson has lost count of how many times he went to jail on gun charges. He was general of the Chicago gang Black P. Stones.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 19, 2014
Gang violence erupts in Northeast Austin (Austin, TX): The courtyard at Las Colinas Apartments is a place where kids come to play. It's also where suspected gang members come to fight. "I mean I was scared, I was scared for my kids. I thought my kids were in danger," said Angelica Torres.
Source: KEYE 42 News Date: May 19, 2014
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