Gang-Related News Articles
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Oakland to drop controversial gang injunctions (Oakland, CA): After an expensive legal fight and questionable results, Oakland’s controversial gang injunctions — restricting the movements of more than four dozen men — are being dropped, the city attorney confirmed late Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 5, 2015
Police arrest rival gang members after lengthy investigation (Oakland, CA): Moving to thwart retaliations and continued violence between two rival East Oakland street gangs, authorities announced at a news conference Thursday the arrests of 17 suspected members from both groups.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 5, 2015
Two men sentenced in Baltimore gang killings (Baltimore, MD): A 21-year-old gang member has been sentenced to life plus 50 years for killing a man on a Baltimore playground. In a separate case, another man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for what prosecutors described as a gang-initiation slaying.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 5, 2015
Milton Contreras, of Brentwood, charged in 2014 killing of fellow gang member Sidney Valverde, authorities say (Suffolk, NY): A suspected member of the Brentwood chapter of the MS-13 street gang was arrested in Kansas Thursday, accused in the killing last year of a fellow gangster suspected of being a federal informant, authorities said.
Source: Newsday Date: March 5, 2015
Harvey Hustlers, a 'vile criminal' gang, charged in 30-count indictment (New Orleans, LA): For years, prosecutors say, the Harvey Hustlers street gang operated an illegal narcotics ring from West Jefferson neighborhoods, secreting cocaine and heroin into the area from Texas and protecting their enterprise through a violent enforcement arm known as the Murder Squad.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: March 5, 2015
Gang member receives six years for shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A Hennepin County judge on Thursday sentenced a Brooklyn Park man to six years in prison for firing shots that struck a pregnant woman last year.
Source: MPR News Date: March 5, 2015
Fugitive in 2001 Cobb gang-related shooting captured (Cobb County, GA): Fourteen years after a fatal gang-related shooting in Cobb County, a fugitive suspect was arrested Thursday. Noy Siharah, also known as James Siharah and “Loonie,” was taken into custody in Ellenwood by FBI agents and Atlanta police officers, the FBI’s Atlanta office said in a news release.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 5, 2015
Officers train to enforce Surenos-13 gang injunction (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur police say Jefferson County’s first civil gang injunction — which they and other law agencies began enforcing Thursday — against the Surenos-13 is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: March 5, 2015
Quincy man charged for vehicular attack, thought victim was rival gang member (Ephrata, PA): A Quincy man allegedly hit another man’s car and threw beer bottles at him because he thought the other driver was a rival gang member. Prosecutors charged David Serrano, a 23-year-old man, in Grant County Superior Court with harassment of a criminal justice participant.
Source: iFIBER One News Date: March 5, 2015
Gang charges dropped against man whose brother led violent Akron gang (Akron, OH): A man authorities once dubbed a ranking member of a violent Akron street gang avoided prison time on Thursday. Marcus Dawson, 20, the brother of gang leader Williams Dawson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice, a fourth-degree felony. He was originally charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 5, 2015
Gang member arrested in slaying of Dos Palos teen, police say (Dos Palos, CA): A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the slaying last month of a Dos Palos teenager, the Police Department confirmed.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 5, 2015
Anaheim man convicted of human trafficking, pimping, pandering, and assault (Anaheim, CA): A gang member was convicted today of human trafficking, pimping, pandering, and assaulting a woman with a knife for the benefit and in association of his gang.
Source: Orange County Breeze Date: March 5, 2015
Natividad Trauma Center introduces gang prevention program (Salinas, CA): It’s a likely scenario in East Salinas: Shots are fired and a gunshot victim is rushed to the emergency room. While medical staff work on the patient, in walks a friendly face. "They're afraid; they don't understand what's going on. You have to put yourself in their shoes. Maybe this is the first time they've been shot,” said Brian Contreras with the Second Chance Youth Program.
Source: KION 46 News Date: March 5, 2015
Salinas stabbing victim: ‘I don’t want to die’ (Salinas, CA): Describing how 14-year-old Ricardo “Richie” Ruiz held his neck as he was bleeding out after being stabbed by an alleged female gang member, a witness to the killing said the victim told her as he was dying, “I’m scared; I don’t want to die.”
Source: The Californian Date: March 5, 2015
Alleged Vietnamese gang member held for trial in double slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Murder suspect Tam Minh Le sat at a defense table yesterday and stared directly at the man who clambered out of the Schuylkill last year. Authorities have said that Le, who served prison time for a 1993 killing in Rochester, N.Y., is associated with a Vietnamese-American gang called Born to Kill.
Source: The Inquirer Date: March 4, 2015
Police: Gangs behind 15 Atlanta Craigslist robberies (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta street gangs are behind at least 15 robberies that stemmed from fake used car ads on Craigslist, according to police.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Date: March 4, 2015
1 dead, 7 hurt in city shootings (Chicago, IL): A man died and seven others, including a woman, were wounded in separate shootings on the West, South and Far South sides of the city since Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 4, 2015
Murderer speaks alongside mayor at gang-prevention summit (San Jose, CA): The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force asserted the key to reducing gang activity is community. Taking place at Mount Pleasant High School on Saturday, the 2015 Crime and Gang Prevention Summit reiterated that belief throughout its opening ceremony.
Source: The Spartan Daily Date: March 4, 2015
Surenos-13 gang injunction starts Thursday (Beaumont, TX): Being a gang member in Jefferson County is now an expensive endeavor. Nine members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur, sued in the county’s first civil gang injunction and given default judgments from County Court at Law No. 1 presiding judge Gerald Eddins, now face heavy jail time and steep fines for engaging in gang activity.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: March 4, 2015
Alders speak out on gang violence after West Towne Mall shooting (Madison, WI) : Three days after shots were fired at Madison’s West Towne Mall, Ald. Maurice Cheeks, District 10, and Ald. Matt Phair, District 20, announced plans to combat gang violence Tuesday, according to a city of Madison press release.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: March 4, 2015
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