Gang-Related News Articles
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Man wanted for giving false statement, gang charge in Macon Gardens killing (Macon, GA): A 28-year-old man is facing charges of giving false statements and participating in criminal street gang activity in connection with the March 26 fatal shooting at Macon Garden Apartments.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 10, 2015
Aurora gang member guilty of drug, gun charges in U.S. District Court (Aurora, CO): An Aurora gang member was found guilty of gun and drug charges in U.S. District Court on Thursday, officials announced Friday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: April 10, 2015
Kidnapping Crew Targeted Criminal Community (Lawrence, MA): The Dominican street gang in Lawrence, Massachusetts must have thought they had the perfect illegal enterprise: kidnap drug dealers, bookmakers, and money launderers, steal their cash and drugs, and then hold them for ransom—knowing that since the victims were themselves criminals, they and their families would likely never report the abductions.
Source: FBI.gov Date: April 10, 2015
Camden man sentenced to prison for gang-connected drug ring (Trenton, NJ): A Camden man who led a gang-connected drug network that sold large amounts of heroin in the city has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison.
Source: Newsday Date: April 10, 2015
Gang member gets 20 years in after-hours club murder (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man at an after-hours club in August pleaded guilty to murder Friday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 10, 2015
El Monte gang members found guilty in 2012 slaying of fellow gang member (El Monte, CA): Two men walked up to German Palacios outside an El Monte market the night of June 14, 2012. Gunfire soon erupted. A passerby found Palacios and called 9-1-1. Shot 16 times, he died less than an hour later at a hospital.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 10, 2015
Self-proclaimed gang kingpin Tasered after knife fight (Conyers, GA): A Conyers man claiming to be a gang kingpin was arrested after he allegedly got into a knife fight with his brother.
Source: Newton Citizen Date: April 10, 2015
"It's all about the Crips" - West Fargo man accused in gang-related beating (Moorhead, MN): A West Fargo, N.D., man is accused in the gang-related beating of a Moorhead man just as it was being announced that a multiagency street crimes unit has been formed to fight gang activity in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: April 10, 2015
"Lic Squad" Says They Are Not A Gang, Claiming Police Targeting (Fargo, ND): A mom, with children in the “Lic Squad” says her boys are a music group, not gang members. Members of the “Lic Squad” say police are targeting them. Yesterday, we told you about a new street crime unit trying to clean up local gang activity.
Source: Valley News Live Date: April 10, 2015
City attorney puts kibosh on drug dens at South L.A. properties (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer said Friday he filed lawsuits to prevent the sale and use of illegal drugs at two South Los Angeles properties, including an apartment that sits across the street from a high school.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: April 10, 2015
50 Bay Area gang members arrested as part of nationwide Project Wildfire (San Jose, CA): Fifty gang members in Northern California were among more than 1,000 suspects rounded up nationwide as part of a six-week nationwide Homeland Security investigation, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 9, 2015
Gang leader convicted for 2nd time in 2004 killing (Trenton, NY): A Latin Kings gang leader in New Jersey has been convicted again for his involvement in the 2004 killing of a female gang member who witnessed an abduction.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: April 9, 2015
Eugene PD educates public on gang activity (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department held a forum on gang activity Wednesday evening, showing that it's on the rise in some local areas. Images of gang-related graffiti on sidewalks, in parks and on people's homes and businesses are some of the reasons why the Eugene Police Department decided to hold the informational forum.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 9, 2015
Surge in Highland Park Gang Shootings Has People Worried (Highland Park, CA): Two people were shot in broad daylight Tuesday in Highland Park near the 300 block of North Avenue 59 and Terrace Drive, just blocks from a parochial school and in an area of mostly single-family homes.
Source: EGP News Date: April 9, 2015
Federal sweep nets six arrests in Lake County (Lake County, CA): Six people with ties to gangs were arrested in Lake County as part of a nationwide sweep aimed at curbing the activity of gangs with international ties, federal immigration officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 9, 2015
Stopping gang activity becoming full-time job for some of region's officers (Fargo, ND): Eliminating gang activity is going to be a full-time job for six officers from the police departments in Fargo and West Fargo, and the Cass County and possibly Clay County sheriff's departments, as part of a street crimes law enforcement unit launched earlier this month.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: April 9, 2015
A Winning Approach for Parents to Deal with Gang Activity in the Valley (Fargo, ND): Some as young as 14 are getting swept up into gang activity. A problem happening right here in the Valley. Authorities says that's not surprising because young teens tend to need to feel a sense of belonging and this is unfortunately, one way.
Source: Valley News Live Date: April 9, 2015
Cooperation between departments aids in stopping gang activity (Lubbock, TX): Cooperation between law forces has been the key in combating organized crime in Lubbock. When the Lubbock Police Department worked with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigators, along with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety during Project Wildfire,more arrests were made in Lubbock during the six-week sting than in any other city.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Date: April 9, 2015
Two suspected gang members arrested in Santa Rosa park graffiti (Santa Rosa, CA): Two suspected gang members police said are part of a group creating problems at a neighborhood park were arrested this week, including an 18-year-old who was booked into jail twice in two days and a 15-year-old found with a replica firearm concealed in his pants, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 9, 2015
Nearly 5,000 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested by ICE over Past 5 Years (Texas): Nearly 5,000 members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang have been arrested in the United States since 2005 according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statement released on Wednesday. The arrest occurred as part of “Operation Community Shield” which paired Homeland Security agents with other federal law agencies, state county and even city police targeting gang members.
Source: Breitbart Date: April 9, 2015
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