Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang violence contributes to increase in Durham crime (Durham, NC): An 18.23 percent spike in violent crime for the first 10 months of 2014 can be partially attributed to a cycle of gang violence, according to a report by the Durham Police Deparment.
Source: The Chronicle Date: October 31, 2014
Killer pleads guilty in torture, murder in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): Duct-taped to a white plastic chair. Punched and beaten about the face and head. Burned with a hot iron. Those were 21-year-old Pierre Johnson's final experiences April 29 before he was shot to death, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 31, 2014
Feds indict 4 accused in MacBallers drug trafficking (Binghamton, NY): Four accused drug dealers have been indicted on federal charges related to narcotics trafficking around Broome County.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin Date: October 31, 2014
Arrests of 21 reputed street gang members accused in illegal drug, firearm sales announced in Lake County (Lake County, IL): Federal and local investigators have seized 21 reputed street gang members in what they say is an effort to stem illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County.
Source: Daily Herald Date: October 31, 2014
Former mobster warns students of consequences of gang life (Paterson, NJ): On Halloween 39 years ago, Michael Franzese and five other men took a blood oath to become sworn members of the Colombo crime family of New York.
Source: The Record Date: October 31, 2014
Roseville Police Policy ‘Validates’ Gang Members: How Accurate Is It? (Roseville, CA): A handshake, a tattoo, a jersey; things you see every day could mean something more. “Some things that are very benign to the untrained eye can be very indicative of gang membership,” Sergeant Douglas Blake said. Blake works in the Roseville Police Department’s crime suppression unit.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: October 31, 2014
Shooting leads to multiple arrests (Los Banos, CA): Several gang members were arrested after shots were fired at their rivals Saturday night, Los Banos police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: October 31, 2014
Lompoc Gang Members Arrested In Alleged Attack (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc police have arrested nine people suspected in a gang related attack.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: October 31, 2014
Suspects sought in fatal Altadena shooting, victim’s family thinks gang-related (Altadena, CA): Sheriff’s homicide detectives continue looking for the suspect who shot and killed a 29-year-old Altadena man outside a hamburger stand during an argument Thursday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: October 31, 2014
One charged, more arrests expected in Craig Widdifield murder (Vancouver, BC): A 20-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in a targeted gangland slaying that rocked south Surrey last year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 31, 2014
Inner-city gangs are branching out to the suburbs (Houston, TX): One gang expert says the gangs' new trend isn't going away any time soon.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: October 31, 2014
Combating Gangs In Montgomery County And Local Schools (Dayton, OH): We've confirmed that the Montgomery County Sheriff and Dayton Public Schools are working together to combat gang activity.
Source: WBFF FOX 45 News Date: October 31, 2014
Man sought in connection with Eugene gang shooting captured (Veneta, OR): A report of a dispute between a man and woman in Veneta led law enforcement to a man sought in connection with a gang-related shooting in Eugene.
Source: KVAL News Date: October 31, 2014
Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence in Gang-Related South L.A. Killings (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court yesterday unanimously affirmed the death sentence for a gang member convicted of killing three men in South Los Angeles in 1994.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise Date: October 31, 2014
Gang member faces 210-year sentence for killing aspiring lawyer (San Jose, CA): Murder victim Albert Cobarrubias' mistake was believing it'd be safe to play pool with the garage door open on a winter night in his gang-infested neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 30, 2014
Gang members want face-to-face meeting with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke (Chattanooga, TN): Gang members are stepping into the anti-violence dialogue in Chattanooga today — days after three people were killed and seven were injured by a spate of gun violence throughout the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 30, 2014
Gang members arrested in Rockland bank fraud scheme (Rockland County, NY): A cadre of federal and local police arrested two dozen street gang members during predawn raids Wednesday across Rockland that authorities say broke up an elaborate bank fraud scheme with profits nearing $500,000.
Source: The Journal News Date: October 30, 2014
County connects the dots on gangs (Multnomah County, OR): When a coalition of organizations this summer released what may be the most comprehensive report ever put together on Multnomah County gangs, its executive summary noted that “public safety agencies have lacked a centralized method for identifying and tracking gangs.”
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: October 30, 2014
Judge sentences gang member to life without parole (Bakersfield, CA): A judge sentenced a Bakersfield gang member Thursday to life in prison without parole for two separate shooting incidents in February 2013.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: October 30, 2014
Gang Members, Community Say "Stop the Violence" (Chattanooga, TN): Gang Members and residents of violent stricken parts of Chattanooga take a powerful stand against shootings.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: October 30, 2014
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