Gang-Related News Articles
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Police: 19-year-old arrested in gang-related shooting investigation (Portland, OR): Police say they've got the guy behind a shooting that injured a 23-year-old man on Southeast 125th Place and Division Street. Officers arrested 19-year-old Antonio Ruelas-Ceja on Sat., May 2 and charged him with attempted murder in connection with an early-March gang-related shooting.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: May 4, 2015
Gang member guilty in killing over jacket (Jonesboro, GA): Sentencing is expected to be held May 11 for a Riverdale gang member convicted Monday of killing a man for looking at his jacket.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: May 4, 2015
Evansville man rejects deal on drug, gang charges (Evansville, IN): An Evansville man who prosecutors say is still a suspect in an unsolved fatal shooting on Thanksgiving last year rejected a plea agreement on drug and gang charges in a separate case Monday.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: May 4, 2015
Parlier Police Step Up Patrol After Three Teens Shot in Park (Parlier, CA): Three Parlier teenagers are recovering after being shot Sunday night at Parlier's Veteran Park. One of the victims, Jacob Padilla, is the son of City Councilmember Yolanda Padilla.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 4, 2015
Reputed Gang Leader Offered Deal To Resolve All Cases (Hartford, CT): Reputed gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor, who was sentenced last month to 60 years in prison for the June 2007 murder of a rival gang member, was offered a plea agreement Monday that would resolve the remaining cases against him.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: May 4, 2015
DA says texts chronicle murder plot: ‘I’ll do it. I just need my steel’ (Suffolk County, MA): A beef between rival gang members sparked a brazen daylight shooting in Jamaica Plain in February that left a Hyde Park man dead, a prosecutor said today.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 4, 2015
Jailed Gang Member's Bid for Freedom Falls Short (Richmond, VA): A gang member sentenced to 12 years in prison after he tried to sell a .357 magnum used in the shooting of three rivals will not be getting out any time soon, a federal judge ruled.
Source: Courthouse News Service Date: May 4, 2015
In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life (Cook County, IL): A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: May 4, 2015
Violence sparks look at racial makeup of police (Jacksonville, FL): After a rash of gang violence in Jacksonville and recent riots in Baltimore over a suspect's fatal injuries in police custody, News4Jax is digging into the racial makeup of Jacksonville's police force.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: May 4, 2015
Father of slain baby calls on shooters to surrender (Kent, WA): The father of 1-year-old Malijha Grant vehemently denied being a gang member at a news conference on Monday even while Kent police maintained they believe the baby’s fatal shooting last month is connected to a long-running gang feud.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 4, 2015
Man wounded in gang-related shooting in east Portland (Portland, OR): One person was seriously wounded in a gang-related shooting Sunday morning in east Portland, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: May 4, 2015
Police arrest alleged gang-related graffiti tagger for artwork, drug distribution (St. George, UT): A second man was arrested Thursday following an investigation into several graffiti incidents in Washington County believed to be connected to a California gang. On top of the graffiti charges, the man was also charged with two counts of drug distribution.
Source: St. George News Date: May 4, 2015
Police: Man stabbed at Whittier’s Central Park in apparent gang-related incident (Whittier, CA): A man was stabbed Monday at Central Park in what appears to be a gang-related incident, Whittier police officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 4, 2015
Is the word 'gang' too prejudicial for Syracuse homicide trial? (Syracuse, NY): Jerry Benton is going on trial later this month in the stabbing death of another man outside a Milton Avenue bar last year. But can Senior Assistant District Attorney Melinda McGunnigle bring up his alleged gang affiliation to the jury? Benton's lawyer says no, arguing that it's "highly prejudicial."
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 4, 2015
Portland police arrest suspect in SE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police have arrested a teenager in connection with a March 9 gang-related shooting that wounded a 23-year-old man in Southeast Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 4, 2015
Law enforcement makes effort to stop gangs in east Idaho (Pocatello, ID): According to the FBI’s Gang Intelligence Center, gang membership continues to grow nationwide. As street gangs evolve and adapt, their activity goes beyond local drug dealing and vandalism to becoming more organized and involved in large-scale criminal activity.
Source: Idaho State Journal Date: May 3, 2015
Six charged in gunfire skirmish at Hmong Village (St. Paul, MN): Six men are charged for participating in a fight at Hmong Village after shots were fired inside the indoor food market in January 2015. According to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office: Police were summoned to Hmong Village on Jan. 20, 2015, on reports of shots fired.
Source: LillieNews.com Date: May 3, 2015
Chattanooga gang-related gun violence down; homicides up (Chattanooga, TN): When the 24 men -- all black, all young, all gang members -- filed into the gymnasium-style room on a cool April night, police and city leaders were ready.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 3, 2015
Murder trial reveals nuances of lethal gang politics inside Supermax (Florence, CO): They walked slowly, hobbled by age more than by the clinking ankle and waist chains they wore as they entered the federal courtroom. But by no means could they be considered weak, at least not in a prison-culture sense. Like murder victim Manuel "Tati" Torrez, 63, the three trial witnesses had earned reputations for ruthlessness by leading the most violent prison gangs in America: the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and the Black Guerilla Family.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 3, 2015
San Diegans say police wrongly documented them as as gang members because of neighborhood (San Diego, CA): Just because your neighbors are gang members it doesn’t make you a gang member. That’s the message from dozens of people who peacefully protested at the San Diego County courthouse Sunday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: May 3, 2015
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