Gang-Related News Articles
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Bloods gang member helps solve home invasion, records show (Orange County, FL): Masked home invaders screaming "Police!" burst into a south Orange County home over the summer and stole more than $100,000 in gold chains, rings, watches and diamonds, according to court records.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: October 31, 2015
York County gang member who threatened to ‘exterminate’ cops, witnesses, gets 18 years in prison (York, SC) : For gang member John Brooks Hall Duncan, a prosecutor telling a judge that Duncan threatened to kill three cops and four witnesses is a laughing matter. Duncan chuckled as a packed courtroom heard how he threatened to execute anybody who crossed him.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 30, 2015
Statesville police: 8 charged in gang-related cases (Statesville, NC): More than a half-dozen people with ties to a local gang were charged in a variety of crimes, including two robberies and more than two dozen break-ins and burglaries in the south Statesville area, said Statesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division supervisor Capt. David Onley.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: October 30, 2015
OCDA Tony Rackauckas Files New Injunctions Against Two Gangs in Placentia (Placentia, CA): In what's seemingly becoming an annual tradition, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has filed new gang injunctions. Two separate civil suits brought on September 28 targets rivals La Jolla and Plas in Placentia. Together they are OC's 14th and 15th gang injunctions, and mark the first time the OCDA has filed against two gangs in one city at the same time.
Source: OC Weekly Date: October 30, 2015
Rival gangs brawl in Queens courthouse, injuring 5 officers: sources (Queens, NY): There was disorder in Queens Criminal Court when the gangs of New York went to war against each other in the basement lockups, it was revealed Friday. Five court officers were injured while trying to control the chaos as gang members battled each other, including one whose hand was nearly broken during the Thursday fracas, court spokeswoman Arlene Hackel said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 30, 2015
Accused gang member to be tried in 2009 slaying of man at Omaha convenience store (Omaha, NE): An accused gang member awaiting trial in a double homicide and a separate shooting also will be tried in the 2009 slaying of a man inside a north Omaha convenience store, a Douglas County judge ruled Friday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 30, 2015
Yakima police: Man shot in leg by rival gang members (Yakima, WA): Yakima police said a man was shot in the leg Thursday night after apparently being confronted by rival gang members.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 30, 2015
Gang member sentenced to 16 years in 2013 shooting death (Newport Beach, VA): A gang member involved in a pair of Santa Ana shootings that left one woman dead and another permanently injured was sentenced in Harbor Court on Friday to 16 years in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 30, 2015
Brothers, gang leaders convicted of organized crime, attempted murder (Denver, CO): Three members of a street gang were convicted by a Jefferson County jury for organized crime and attempted murder in the metro Denver area and Jefferson County over the past 11 years, officials said Friday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 30, 2015
The evolution of Ottawa's gang scene (Ottawa, ON): The history of street gangs in Ottawa is laid out in a 2004 city police report from then-chief Vince Bevan. In the late 1960s and early '70s, the two prominent gangs were the Squirrels and the Yohawks. They appeared limited to minor property crime and assaults -- a few owned knives, but seldom used them.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: October 30, 2015
Manchester man sentenced for distributing heroin (Manchester, CT): A Manchester man has been sentenced to prison for distributing heroin. On Friday, 50-year-old Jose Colon, also known as “Uncle Benny,” was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised released for distributing heroin.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: October 30, 2015
New wave of neighborhood gang violence involves teens (Buffalo, NY): Citizen groups trying to keep the peace in Buffalo’s inner city say five neighborhood rival gangs are settling disputes with gunfire. They say violent retaliation is being sparked by threats posted on Facebook.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: October 30, 2015
WWPD announces new gang strategies (Walla Walla, WA): The shooting at the Green Lantern in Walla Walla has raised the profile of gang violence in the city. Juan Pedro Martinez, 23, who had no gang affiliation, was shot and killed at the scene. He was in the company of a person who had tried to leave a gang and had testified against the gang.
Source: My Columbia Basin Date: October 30, 2015
Harvey Hustlers defendants seek to refute ties with street gang (New Orleans, LA): Attorneys for two racketeering defendants in the Harvey Hustlers case sought Friday (Oct. 30) to refute prosecutors' assertions that they were part of the street gang's criminal enterprise of selling cocaine and killing people.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: October 30, 2015
Fugitive Stockton gang member arrested (Stockton, CA): A wanted Stockton gang member was arrested Friday in Fresno by US Mashal’s deputies. Stockton police said Antoine Slaughter, 24, was found inside of a Fresno apartment and taken into custody without incident.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: October 30, 2015
Police arrest 13 suspects in Indianapolis heroin ring (Indianapolis, IN): A civilian Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department employee is among 13 people who have been arrested in a gang-related heroin ring on the city's northwest side.
Source: WLKY News Date: October 29, 2015
Law enforcement targets Tallahassee gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Law enforcement officials in Tallahassee, targeting gang activity, arrested more than 50 suspects and seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs during an eight-week operation.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: October 29, 2015
DA talks drugs, gangs to students for Red Ribbon Week (Coachella, CA): "How many of you know someone who is in a gang," Deputy District Attorney Mike Tripp asked a class of 25 fourth graders at Valley View Elementary School in Coachella Tuesday morning. Five students raised their hands.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: October 29, 2015
Testimony in 'Harvey Hustlers' racketeering case to begin (New Orleans, LA): Two men described as members of the notorious Harvey Hustlers are on trial this week, accused in a sweeping racketeering case targeting the street gang's ties to drug trafficking and murder. Alcus Smith, 28, and Robert C. Williams, 34, are the first defendants to be tried in connection with the criminal enterprise that authorities blame for at least seven killings.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: October 29, 2015
Experts struggle to explain rise in Cleveland gun violence (Cleveland, OH): Why such a big rise in shootings in Cleveland? Is gang activity up? Are Facebook and Twitter to blame? Poverty? Drugs? Or just a statistical aberration? Experts say it's difficult to pinpoint why the city has seen a 40 percent increase in gun homicides and a 33 percent rise in felonious assault shootings through the first nine months of this year compared with the same period a year ago.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune Date: October 29, 2015
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