Gang-Related News Articles
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No verdict yet in Trenton man’s gang slay murder trial (Trenton, NJ): The murder case against Isiah Greene boils down to whether jurors believe he was a sitting duck or duplicitous — a Machiavellian manipulator or another black man taken advantage of by crooked cops out for a conviction.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 9, 2015
3 men indicted in Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Three men are charged with attempted murder among other charges after being linked to separate gang-related shootings, according to court documents.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: October 9, 2015
Portland gang violence: Twenty-one bullets hit N. Portland house, 20 others strike city hotel (Portland, OR): Twenty-one bullets riddled a North Portland house, just after midnight nearly two weeks ago. Police found 35 shell casings at the scene. Last Friday night, a 21-year-old out of custody on weapons charges fatally shot two men outside a Montavilla neighborhood pub.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 9, 2015
Man sentenced to 75 years to life for drive-by-shooting murder of a Compton grandfather (Compton, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was sentenced Sept. 16 to 75 years to life in prison for shooting an 84-year-old grandfather as he slept in the bedroom of his Compton home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 9, 2015
Salinas murder rate soars amid police department restructuring (Salinas, CA): By the end of 2009, when Salinas broke its record for homicides, 29 people had been murdered. By the first week of October this year, that all-time record was tied.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: October 8, 2015
Harvey Hustlers gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges (Jefferson Parish, LA): The last member of the Harvey Hustlers street gang taken into custody received a 20-year sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: October 8, 2015
Former gang members, police discuss how to curb recent violence (Charlotte, NC): Former gang members came to Nations Ford Community Church in an effort to keep teens from making the same mistakes they've made. "Violence was just me. I was possessed with violence," Stan Wilson said. As a teenager, Wilson founded one of Charlotte's most notorious gangs.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: October 8, 2015
Gang items found in Longview drug bust (Longview, TX): Gang paraphernalia were among the items seized during a bust Thursday at a home in Longview — the second set of arrests in two days in an area near Broughton Park that yielded numerous drug charges.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: October 8, 2015
Three Arrested and Charged in September Shooting (Meridian, MS): Three teenagers have all been charged as adults in connection to a September shooting. Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose says there is a gang problem in the city of Meridian and this incident is a part of it.
Source: WTOK 11 News Date: October 8, 2015
Defendant sentenced for gunning down man in west Modesto (Modesto, CA): A judge on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old man to 15 years in prison for a 2010 deadly shooting in west Modesto. The defendant had already been sentenced to 80 years to life in prison for his role in a fatal home-invasion robbery in Modesto’s airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: October 8, 2015
Gang Member Charged With 2002 Murder of Teen in Roosevelt (Nassau County, NY): A reputed MS-13 street gang member wanted for allegedly killing a teenager in Roosevelt 13 years ago was apprehended this spring after he fled the country, Nassau County prosecutors said.
Source: Long Island Press Date: October 8, 2015
Birmingham receives $300,000 to target violent gangs and gun crime (Birmingham, AL): The U.S. Department of Justice granted the City of Birmingham almost $300,000 for a program to improve safety in Birmingham’s high-crime areas. A media release sent by The Department of Justice said, “The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant of $294,867 over two years to Birmingham for its Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News Date: October 8, 2015
Court upholds man's murder conviction in gang-related shooting (Somerville, NJ): James Ford, who was found guilty of the 2011 murder of a fellow gang member, has lost his appeal challenging his conviction. Ford, 39, of Phillipsburg, claimed he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Williams and wounded another Bloods gang member, Kendell Harrell, during a gang meeting near the Bound Brook train station on March 19, 2011.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 8, 2015
Sixth suspect arrested in brutal gang-related stabbing (Staten Island, NY): A sixth suspect has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with the gang-related beating and stabbing of a man on a Stapleton street last week.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: October 8, 2015
Bystander Caught In Crossfire Of Gang-Related Shooting (Topanga Canyon, CA): A deceased man in his 30s was found on Tuesday, October 6 seated in his vehicle after local authorities responded to an anonymous radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: Canyon News Date: October 8, 2015
Gang members convicted of killing man who said he wasn’t scared of them (Sacramento, CA): Jurors convicted two Norteño gang members of murder and conspiracy after they killed a man who told them he was unafraid of them, which they saw as a sign of disrespect, prosecutors said in a news release Thursday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 8, 2015
Gang murder defendants accept plea bargains (Los Banos, CA): Two teenagers accepted plea bargains this week in connection with the slaying of a rival gang members last year in a Los Banos park.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: October 8, 2015
Police: 16 arrested, 8 firearms recovered in gang sweep (Worcester, MA): Police say 16 gang members and associates have been arrested on firearms charges after a months-long investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office says eight firearms were recovered, including large-capacity weapons and police say five of the gang members were either victims or perpetrators of past gun violence.
Source: Boston Herald Date: October 7, 2015
When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become an everyday part of life for many young people and increasingly, the way some, including rival gang members, threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging," and it's often led to fights and even death.
Source: GPB News Date: October 7, 2015
800 rounds fired in 145 Portland-area gang incidents this year (Portland, OR): Portland police are dealing with an epidemic of gang-related gun violence in the city. This has been the most violent year since the department started keeping records.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: October 7, 2015
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