Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang member, Memphis Mothers Against Violence team up to rally against rash of teen violence (Memphis, TN): An unlikely pair is teaming up to bring hope to a hurting community. Gang member Frank Gotti is stepping up to teach other gang members to "put them guns down and fight like a man."
Source: WMC 5 News Date: April 17, 2015
Feds: Two Six gang activity brings attempted murder, firearms charges (Hammond, IN): Region federal agents arrested an alleged gang member Friday on charges of attempted murder and using a firearm during a crime of violence, Hammond federal court records show. Charles Garcia-Berrios was indicted on the charges earlier this week. The criminal counts stem from his activity in the Two Six Nation street gang, known to operate in Lake County, the indictment states.
Source: The Times Date: April 17, 2015
Police: Murder of 7-year-old girl was drug related (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the drive-by shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead was drug and gang related. Kirsten Williams was playing outside April 10 when she was shot in the head and killed.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: April 17, 2015
Convicted murderer, mother and others indicted on gang and racketeering charges (Covington, GA): A convicted murderer, along with his mother and several other associates, has been indicted in Newton County on racketeering and gang-related charges.
Source: Rockdale Citizen Date: April 17, 2015
14 arrested in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Law enforcement agencies including the Riverside County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 people during a crackdown on gang activity on Friday, April 17.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: April 17, 2015
Fayette County graffiti removal program helps police track gang activity (Lexington, KY): Police say a program that removes graffiti from buildings and structures around the city is also helping them keep tabs on gang activity. For the last nine years the Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been of charge of the program that helps wipe away graffiti in Lexington.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: April 17, 2015
4 men face more than 100 charges in Driftwood shooting (Toronto, ON): The multiple shooting at a government housing complex on Driftwood Ave., may well be tied to an ongoing feud between rival street gangs, Toronto Police source has told the Toronto Sun.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: April 17, 2015
Surrey hosting community forum on shootings and gang prevention (Surrey, BC): Police and city officials in Surrey have organized a public forum to provide information about a string of high-profile shootings involving young drug dealers.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 17, 2015
Gangs appeal to youth because of quick cash, adventure: expert (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. psychology professor is encouraging parents to look for signs that their children may be involved in gangs following the RCMP's release of photographs of young men allegedly contributing to a Metro Vancouver gang war.
Source: CBC News Date: April 17, 2015
Memphis Police Arrest 22 Gang Members in Drug Sting (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police undercover investigation netted 22 arrests for street-level heroin and cocaine sales, announced Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong in a press conference Friday afternoon.
Source: Memphis Flyer Date: April 17, 2015
Recent gun violence likely related to gang activity (Anderson, IN): It's unusual for police to have to referee a traditional rivalry like that between high schools in Anderson and Muncie. But even before violence outside a basketball game last year, police in those cities were doing just that.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: April 17, 2015
Longmont man gets seven years in prison for gang-related stabbing (Longmont, CO): A Longmont man was sentenced to 7 years in prison for stabbing two men in what police called a gang-related fight last summer.
Source: Longmont Times-Call Date: April 17, 2015
Dozens Arrested After Operation to Reduce Violent Crime (Roanoke, VA): Over 73 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals have been taken into custody in the Western District of Virginia as the result of a U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative. Numerous local law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Violence Reduction, or VR7, which was a six week long initiative.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: April 17, 2015
MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful re-entry (Alexandria, VA): A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, who was previously deported to El Salvador on two occasions, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful re-entry after removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the investigation that led to the sentencing. They will remove him to El Salvador once he completes his prison sentence.
Source: ICE.gov Date: April 17, 2015
Fraser Valley police appeal to community leaders to help quell violence (Surrey, BC): Police are appealing to Fraser Valley ethnic community leaders and families in an attempt to deal with a new wave of criminalized youth committing acts of violence and turning to the drug trade.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 16, 2015
MAP: Recent Gang Round-Up Highlights South Bronx Youth Violence Problem (Bronx, NY): The NYPD's recent bust of neighborhood street gang the Lyman Place Bosses highlights how much youth violence remains a problem in the area. The Police Department's Juvenile Justice Division lists a total of 46 "youth crews" throughout the borough's 40th, 41st, 42nd and 44th Precincts with names including Seven Three Savages, Mac Ballas, Shooters on Deck, Wild Mexicans, Killbrook Up, Killbrook Down and Mott Haven Gunnaz.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 16, 2015
Haverhill to apply pressure on gangs (Haverhill, MA): Police officials hope that a rash of violent gang-related incidents Tuesday night will not be a sign of things to come as the weather warms up this spring.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: April 16, 2015
Gang trial may close today (Troup County, GA): The trial of a 21-year-old Newnan man suspected of gang activity in Troup County is expected to head into closing arguments and juror deliberation today in Troup County Superior Court.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: April 16, 2015
Horry County Police Gang Investigator: Gang violence can stop through education (Horry County, SC): Community leaders are working with the Horry County Police Department to prevent crime and wipe out gang violence. The Horry County Gang Investigator said prevention can happen with education.
Source: WMBF News Date: April 16, 2015
Video clears 2 men in gang killing of Shock Trauma worker (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore prosecutors on Thursday dropped murder charges against two men accused of killing a Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician in an alleged gang shootout, a move that comes six months after a defense attorney said he presented authorities with video evidence of an alibi.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 16, 2015
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