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Mistrial Declared in Lompoc Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing Trial (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found two Lompoc men not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a rival gang member, but could not reach a verdict on a pair of lesser charges.
Source: Noozhawk Date: August 30, 2016
Nine alleged gang members indicted on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that nine alleged gang members and associates have been indicted in connection with gun and drug trafficking charges in Boston.
Source: WHDH 7 News Date: August 30, 2016
Sheriff: Gang member found with loaded gun, drugs in Napa (Napa County, CA): A known gang member and convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges after he was pulled over by deputies for having a taillight out, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: August 30, 2016
Hip hop belongs 'right in the middle' of Ottawa's anti-gang work, say artists (Ottawa, ON): Members of Ottawa's hip hop community say work being done to crack down on gang violence in the city should include their art form as a way for young people to express themselves and find role models.
Source: CBC News Date: August 29, 2016
Leader of Newark's 'most violent' gang pleads guilty, faces 30 years in prison (Newark, NJ): A former leader of "the most violent street gang in Newark" is facing 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and other charges, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell announced in a joint release Monday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 29, 2016
How Violence in Chicago Compares to Other Cities (Chicago, IL): The killing of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in crossfire as she walked her newborn on Chicago's South Side, has brought more attention to the widespread violence in the Midwest's largest city.
Source: ABC News Date: August 29, 2016
Doctors allegedly sold prescriptions to gang members profiting for cash from burglaries (Los Angeles, CA): Two doctors have been charged with selling prescriptions for powerful drugs to gang members who allegedly bought them with profits from thousands of residential burglaries committed in the South Bay and across Southern California, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: August 29, 2016
Louisville Gangs: 'Things are getting out of hand and people are dying' (Lousiville, KY): Police have to look no further than Facebook to find images of young men, holding up guns, money and gang signs with the call letters of their gang right in their profile names. "I'm not surprised -- none whatsoever," Urban Coalition President Neal Robinson told WAVE 3 News. Robinson has worked with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to try to connect with teens on the streets.
Source: WAVE 3 News Date: August 29, 2016
Spencer community reacts following a double homicide over the weekend (Spencer, OK): Rodeos are a tradition in Spencer. The small and usually quiet African American farming community in Oklahoma County isn't a stranger to violence but it wasn't the norm when chaos broke just before 11 p.m. Saturday night.
Source: KOKH FOX 25 News Date: August 29, 2016
PPB: Gangs blamed for one of PDX’s most violent months (Portland, OR): August 2016 will go down as one of the most violent months in Portland since officials started keeping records, according to police. As of Monday, Portland police have investigated at least 105 acts of gang violence, 21 cases in August alone, Gang Enforcement Team Supervisor Sgt. Ken Duilio said.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: August 29, 2016
Salinas police reform gang task force, ask for Shot Spotter tech (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reforming a gang task force called the Violence Suppression Unit, police announced on Monday. A task force comprised of three officers will begin working within the next two weeks.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: August 29, 2016
Leader in last year’s Paterson street truce dies in street shooting (Paterson, NJ): A young man who won a community group’s “Paterson Cares” award for his role in last year’s truce among city street gangs has died after being shot in the head on Carroll Street over the weekend.
Source: The Record Date: August 29, 2016
Ewing gangster to get 3 years for shooting witness (Trenton, NJ): A reputed Ewing gang member dropped the “I’m innocent” shtick and admitted he shot at two city residents during a wild high-speed chase through Trenton last year. In accepting a plea bargain Monday, Andrew Baptiste, 26, a member of the Bounty Hunter set of the Bloods street gang, admitted firing multiple rounds out of the passenger-side window of a sedan during a car chase through Trenton in the early-morning hours of Jan. 9, 2015, right outside of police headquarters.
Source: The Trentonian Date: August 29, 2016
2 men, boy arrested after alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Three people were arrested Sunday night after an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: August 29, 2016
Member of Newark, New Jersey, ‘South Side Cartel’ Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Carjacking, Robbery and Drug Charges (Newark, NJ): A Newark, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty today to his role in a violent and long-running racketeering conspiracy perpetuated by the “South Side Cartel,” a set of the Bloods street gang based in Newark, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: August 29, 2016
Porterville Police crack down on street gangs (Porterville, CA): A man who threatened a Porterville police officer was arrested, earlier this week, after an investigation revealed his alleged involvement in a criminal gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 28, 2016
Montbello neighbors want gang violence to stop (Denver, CO): Montbello neighbors say gang violence in plaguing their community and are now calling on police to do something about it. The neighborhood is located off Maxwell Place and Sable Street, across the street from the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: August 28, 2016
US gun violence, homicides spike in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Seven people have been killed and at least 38 wounded in shootings across Chicago, Illinois, since Friday amid a sharp uptick in gun violence in America’s third-largest city this year.
Source: PressTV Date: August 28, 2016
Former gang member focuses on giving back to community (Amarillo, TX): At one point in his life, Jesse Lucero was a ranking member of a local barrio gang, but a moment arrived in prison when a man covered in tattoos, just like him, spoke to him about a different path.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News Date: August 28, 2016
A second boy struck by violence leaves a city grieving (BUffalo, NY): Shootings of two children started and ended a bloody summer in Buffalo, leaving two young boys fighting for their lives and city leaders calling for an end to gang violence.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 27, 2016
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