Gang-Related News Articles
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Variety show aims to stop gang violence in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): Heal the Land, a Knoxville organization, welcomed rappers, poets, comedians to Overcoming Believers church. It was part of a concert called "Silence the Violence", a free show to help stop gang violence in the area.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: May 7, 2016
Medical examiner reports detail how three Chattanooga men were killed (Chattanooga, TN): Two of Chattanooga's last three homicide victims were shot multiple times, while a 17-year-old who was killed was struck once in the back, according to reports from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 6, 2016
Proposed youth center in Chattanooga would be more than double the size of previous facility (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke wants a bigger and better Youth and Family Development center for Avondale. On Thursday, Berke shared details with a gathering of residents and officials at the center, stating he was willing to put $6 million toward building a brand-new facility that would double the square footage of the current site.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 6, 2016
Cop’s killing among 28 deaths blamed on Texas Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): A federal judge has set an Aug. 8 trial date for three alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia charged in the killing of a Balcones Heights police officer as prosecutors revealed this week that one of the defendants might plead guilty.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: May 6, 2016
Portland police arrest 51 in gang crackdown (Portland, OR): In a two-week span, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 51 people, seized 17 firearms as part of a city-wide effort to reduce gang and gun violence. “Operation Safe Spring” ran nearly around the clock from April 7 to April 20. Portland Police officers served search warrants on 12 people, 4 residences and 5 vehicles.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: May 6, 2016
Third man charged in 2014 gang murder in Richmond (Richmond, BC): B.C.’s anti-gang agency announced charges Friday against a third suspect in the October 2014 targeted murder of Theoren Poitras in Richmond.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 6, 2016
Montebello gang member convicted of federal racketeering and firearm charges (Montebello, CA): A longtime member of a Montebello street gang was found guilty of federal racketeering charges, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 6, 2016
Gang enforcement effort credited with slowing record rate of shootings (Portland, OR): A focused police effort to curtail gang violence helped cut the rate of shootings over the past two weeks, but they are still running ahead of last year's record level.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: May 6, 2016
Comprehensive Gang Model could be coming to Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Officials from the city, county, school district, state and local non-profits listened Friday as a national expert explained a gang model that leaders are beginning to explore. Buddy Howell, a National Gang Center senior research associate, described the Comprehensive Gang Model to about 75 local representatives at the New Hanover County Board of Education Center.
Source: StarNews Date: May 6, 2016
Attempted homicide dropped to threats charge in gang-related shooting (Allentown, PA): A man facing attempted homicide charges in connection with a gang-related shooting last year instead reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Friday.
Source: The Express-Times Date: May 6, 2016
18 arrested, charged in sex trafficking case (Fresno, CA): An indictment was returned late Thursday against 18 defendants charging them with a variety of charges involving conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, sex trafficking, firearms offenses, drug trafficking offenses, and fraud offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: May 6, 2016
Knoxville community leaders attend conference to find strategies to stop youth violence (Knoxville, TN): Stopping youth violence is the goal for Knoxville community leaders after a tragic year. Two young lives were lost in Knoxville. Zaevion Dobson and Jajuan Latham were both killed in gang related shootings. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and nine other local leaders just returned from the Cities United Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, to find new strategies to stop youth violence.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: May 6, 2016
Suspected gang graffiti found in Park City (Park City, UT): Graffiti suspected to be the markings of a gang was found in Prospector in early May, the Park City Police Department said, indicating it has been some time since gang graffiti has been seen in the city.
Source: The Park Record Date: May 6, 2016
Third arrest in gang killing of 9-year-old (Chicago, IL): A third person has been arrested in the murder of Tyshawn Lee, 9, who was gunned down in Chicago last November in a gang retaliation killing. The boy was targeted because his father was a ranking member of a rival gang, authorities say.
Source: CNN Date: May 6, 2016
Ex-DeKalb Co. officer served as hitman for gang, indictment alleges (DeKalb County, GA): A former DeKalb County Police officer admitted to killing people while serving as a hitman for a gang, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: May 5, 2016
FWCS, board review gang, transfer policies (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne Community Schools officials and school board members Wednesday tackled updating district policies on gang-related activity, transfer students and bullying.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: May 5, 2016
Fitchburg councilors hear of gang-program progress (Fitchburg, MA): In the 10th year of the city's funding to reduce youth gang involvement and violence through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, city councilors heard some of what the program has done and what it will do this coming year.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: May 5, 2016
City aggressively targeting gangs with new program (San Antonio, TX): City officials have decided to aggressively go after gangs, accepting funding from a state program that will aggressively target gang activity in the Alamo City. The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative, known as TAG, will place dozens of investigators from a dozen agencies at a special center in San Antonio. The state is throwing in $2 million to get the program off the ground. The city will provide a dozen people to help staff the center.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: May 5, 2016
Agencies team up to battle violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of an ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and its gang unit have been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 5, 2016
Music on cellphone isn’t evidence of gang ties, state Supreme Court says (Yakima County, WA): Washington’s Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, finding among other things that music on one defendant’s phone was not evidence of gang ties.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 5, 2016
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