Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang Truces: Then vs. Now (Chicago, IL): Police questioned a person of interest Tuesday in connection to the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. But the boy's killing remains unsolved, and that has led to calls for a ceasefire among the gangs.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: November 18, 2015
Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says (Montgomery County, MD): Roberto Gutierrez Cruz was found dead in a wooded lot in Montgomery Village near Gaithersburg on Nov 2. The 22-year-old Honduran immigrant had been shot multiple times. It appears to be a case of retribution: According to court documents, Cruz was beaten up in October by alleged MS-13 gang members and went to the police. Authorities say he was murdered by one of the people he had fingered.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: November 18, 2015
Salvadoran Teens Reunite With Parents Under US Program (Baltimore, MD): For years, Brian Mejia begged for his father's blessing to slip out of his village in El Salvador and make the perilous trek to the United States, away from the gang violence that drove his father across the border. For years, Gabriel Mejia said no, recalling his own days-long journey through the desert, his skin sore from the persistent pricks of cactus needles.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: November 17, 2015
Drug raids in Binghamton, Johnson City target gang activity (Binghamton, NY): Police raided 11 locations in Binghamton and one in Johnson City early this morning, closing a four-month operation that targeted gang-related drug and gun activities.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin Date: November 17, 2015
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, police chief watch as killers of Briana Allen, Shawanna Pierce handed life sentences (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police chief Michael Harrison were in attendance Tuesday as three reputed members of a violent street gang received life sentences for the high-profile 2012 murders of Shawanna Pierce and 5-year-old Briana Allen in Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: November 17, 2015
Unity will help stop gang crime (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria’s top cop has confirmed what most of us have known or suspected — violence is ramping up in our city. Chief Ralph Martin reported last week that 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most murderous years for the city in the last five years.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 17, 2015
'A message of justice,' Southside Gang members convicted in federal drug, racketeering case (York, PA): Twelve members of the Southside Gang in York are facing federal prison sentences after a jury in Harrisburg convicted them of crimes including racketeering and drug offenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: PennLive.com Date: November 17, 2015
Former gang member turns her life around (Saskatoon, SK): Gangs are commonly defined as groups of people organizing or engaging in criminal activity. Jorgina Sunn, a former Alberta gang member goes by a different definition. Having seen it all too well from the inside, she says being in a gang meant living in fear every day.
Source: Global News Date: November 17, 2015
Gang intervention innovator gives keynote address to group mentoring young black men (Kansas City, MO): The founder of the world’s largest gang intervention program visited Kansas City Tuesday night to share his experiences of working with young men in the Los Angeles ghetto. Father Greg Boyle was in town serving as the keynote speaker for the biggest fundraiser of the year for KC’s Higher Aspirations, a community group that aims to mentor young black men and teach them how to resist a life of crime.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News Date: November 17, 2015
Police search for Timmonsville man with known gang affiliation (Timmonsville, SC): Timmonsville police are searching for a 22-year-old man they say is affiliated with a gang and is wanted for failing to stop for police.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: November 17, 2015
Kern County gang member gets 4 life sentences for armed robberies (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for armed robberies in July 2014. Israel Lopez was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty in September of robbery, carjacking, extortion and threatening a witness for the benefit of a criminal street gang, along with gun, gang and conspiracy charges.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: November 17, 2015
RCMP staffing to be reviewed amid rise in gang violence (Dawson Creek, BC): The City of Dawson Creek plans to review staffing at its RCMP detachment amid increasing drug violence in the region. Mayor Dale Bumstead said at Monday’s council meeting that the city would consider hiring new RCMP officers in its upcoming budget. The detachment has struggled with staffing vacancies at a time when as many as six groups appear to be waging a war for control of the local drug trade.
Source: Alaska Highway News Date: November 17, 2015
Local children being targeted as gang recruits (Charlotte, NC): You've probably heard of the Bloods and the Crips, MS-13 and the Hidden Valley Kings. They're all gangs that have terrorized Charlotte neighborhoods. But police tell Channel 9 that "non-traditional" gangs are growing in numbers. Those groups don't always have street names, but some do have members as young as 11 years old -- and they could be in every neighborhood.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: November 17, 2015
Suspect in bloody Santa Rosa gang beating now in custody (Santa Rosa, CA): A fourth suspect in a brutal Santa Rosa gang beating last May now is in custody, arrested Monday in the small southern Sierra mountain town of Bishop, Santa Rosa police said Tuesday.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 17, 2015
Gang member sentenced to 90 years in Schenectady murder (Schenectady, NY): A Crips gang member who fatally shot a member of the rival Bloods in a Mont Pleasant bar in 2009 received a 90-year sentence in state prison.
Source: Times Union Date: November 17, 2015
Curbing gang involvement starts as young as 11 (Tulsa, OK): Gang prevention is starting as early as fifth grade, and officials cannot always keep pace with the changing identifiers. Because of a recent uptick in gang violence in Tulsa — increasingly perpetrated by children and teens — police and outreach workers say prevention efforts need to begin as early as possible.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 16, 2015
Quarter of local inmates gangsters (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office sergeant said last week that currently about 27 percent of the Pueblo County jail’s population is made up of known gang members.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: November 16, 2015
Feds indict 8 Salinas gang members (San Jose, CA): A 73-count superseding indictment was unsealed today charging nine defendants with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, armed bank robbery, robbery affecting interstate commerce, and the use of firearms, Acting US Attorney Brian J. Stretch announced in a press release. The arrests followed an investigation referred to as “Operation Daybreak,” so named for the early morning attacks that characterized the alleged criminal activity in this case.
Source: The Californian Date: November 16, 2015
Town of Pierce reels after board member, gang arrested (Pierce, CO): Tera Lewandowski's final words to her mother came via a text message she sent Sept. 29: "stay by your phone, something might happen tonight." Now, police are searching for Lewandowski's body after they say she was fatally stabbed by a member of the town board of this small community north of Greeley with the help of the board member's biker gang.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 16, 2015
Connecticut City Called Model for Police-Minority Relations (New Haven, CT): The city is a model for the nation in improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities that have frayed following highly publicized violence by police, FBI Director James Comey said Monday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: November 16, 2015
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