Gang-Related News Articles
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One arrested, one sought in Nampa stabbing (Nampa, ID): A Caldwell man is behind bars charged in connection with a Nampa stabbing that occurred Thursday night.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: August 31, 2015
Sheriff Lott is declaring war on gangs, ‘punks with guns’ and ‘street justice’ (Columbia, SC): Violent gang activity is on the rise in Richland County, Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday. “We’re declaring war on gangs,” Lott said. “We’re going to come after them." There are some 800 gang members in Richland County, and just about all of them either have guns or access to guns, Lott said.
Source: The State Date: August 31, 2015
Sheriff issues warning to street gangs (Cordele, GA): With the first ever gang murder trial taking place last week and recent gang-involved shooting Sheriff Billy Hancock has issued a warning to gangs, “You can bet your bottom dollar if you’re in a gang, I’m coming.”
Source: Cordele Dispatch Date: August 31, 2015
The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 31, 2015
Can tattling help stop Richland County's gang troubles? Sheriff Leon Lott hopes so (Columbia, SC): Sheriff Leon Lott has been battling Richland County's well-known gang problem for several years now, but now the sheriff is going in a slightly different direction than what maybe you're used to seeing. His new tactic? Tattling.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: August 31, 2015
Texas DPS report shows Lubbock a large producer of gang members (Lubbock, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety released its 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, and about 39 percent of all gang members entering the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in northwest Texas originated from the Lubbock metropolitan statistical area.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Date: August 31, 2015
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott shares concerns, ideas to combat gang violence (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott on Monday expressed deep concerns about gang-related shootings in the Columbia area. Lott spoke to members of the media in the wake of a recent shooting that left one person dead and another person behind bars, possibly for the rest of his life.
Source: ColaDaily.com Date: August 31, 2015
Gang investigation lands Trenton woman with plea deal on gun charges (Trenton, NJ): One of the rank-and-file members nabbed as part of a lengthy racketeering investigation into the 793 sect of the Bloods street gang has been offered a plea deal that could result in her being sent to state prison for five years.
Source: The Trentonian Date: August 31, 2015
Two reputed gang members convicted of murder in 2012 shooting (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members were convicted Monday of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder for their part in a wild shootout at a birthday party in East Oakland three years ago that claimed one man's life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 31, 2015
DPS: Texas gang threat heightened by violence, ties to drug cartels (Austin, TX): Gangs pose a serious threat to Texas because of their “propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican cartels,” according the latest assessment by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: August 31, 2015
Witness cooperation critical to fighting Salinas crime (Salinas, CA): Whether it’s murder, robbery or assault, Salinas’ ongoing battle against crime will never be won without the help of witnesses, police and community leaders say. No matter how big or little information is, cooperation from witnesses can be very critical in solving a case, said Salinas Police Department Deputy Chief Terry L. Gerhardstein.
Source: The Californian Date: August 31, 2015
Texas DPS gang report: Barrio Azteca threat decreases (El Paso, TX): A new Texas Department of Public Safety report on gangs states that the threat that the Barrio Azteca gang poses statewide has been "downgraded" because of repeated hits from law enforcement and the "deteriorating influence of the Juarez Cartel."
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 31, 2015
Police investigating fatal, gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay, CA): Deputies are investigating a gang related homicide that occurred in Half Moon Bay Saturday night, according to authorities.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 30, 2015
Police: Rival groups start shooting, teen killed (Fort Wayne, IN): Police believe two rival groups started shooting at each other late Saturday morning, during which teenager was shot. Just before midnight, officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded in the 2500 Block of Schaper Drive, just south of the McMillen Park Golf Course.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: August 30, 2015
Gangs battle for East Side territory (Bridgeport, CT): A battle between two gangs for a narrow piece of real estate on the city’s East Side is threatening to spill over into the rest of the city. So far, six people have been shot in just the past week in the wake of the two gangs’ warfare, city Police Chief Joseph Gaudett said.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 30, 2015
Increasing number of women joining Lower Mainland gangs (Vancouver, BC): People often assume those involved in gang life on the Lower Mainland are men, but that’s not true. There are an increasing number of women who are also associated with the lifestyle.
Source: News1130 Date: August 30, 2015
Recent Gang Arrests Shed Light into Allure of Gang Culture (Bronx, NY): This summer’s arrest of 14 individuals related to the “Blood Hounds” gang, have raised concerns about the prevalence of gang activity in the Kingsbridge/Bedford Park community.
Source: Norwood News Date: August 29, 2015
Homicides up, overall crime down in Gary (Gary, IN): For more than a week, unrelenting violence gripped Gary. A distraught mother wept late July 30 after two young men were cut down in a drive-by shooting in the Delaney Community public housing complex.
Source: The Times Date: August 29, 2015
Suspected gang member arrested on drug charges (Colorado Springs, CO): A 17-year-old suspected gang member was arrested on suspicion of drug-related charges, Colorado Springs police said.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 29, 2015
Drug turf war brewing on Calgary streets could reach bloody levels of last gang battle, says ex-cop (Calgary, AB): The drug-fuelled turf war brewing in Calgary isn’t the same conflict that saw a decade of gangland bloodshed in Calgary but it could be as bad, an expert says.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: August 29, 2015
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