Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang Killings Leave Seattle's New Holly Neighborhood Tense (Seattle, WA): People in Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood say the killings of two young Somali men have shaken their faith in the police and they want more to be done to protect them.
Source: KUOW News Date: August 7, 2015
Gang homicide hearing postponed, conflicting reasons given (Los Banos, CA): A gang homicide court hearing was postponed earlier this week in Los Banos, but there were conflicting accounts regarding the reasons for the delay.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 7, 2015
Two dozen Ravendale gang members indicted for drug ring (Detroit, MI): Two dozen members of an east side Detroit gang have been indicted for a large-scale drug ring, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced Friday.
Source: The Detroit News Date: August 7, 2015
Gang member gets 18 years in federal prison on drug, firearm charges (New Orleans, LA): A member of the so-called Young Melph Mafia, a New Orleans street gang, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and firearms charges.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: August 6, 2015
Charges: Suspected gang member killed two bystanders in Peavey Park shootings (Minneapolis, MN): A suspected member of the 30z street gang was charged in the shooting deaths of two innocent bystanders in Peavey Park last month, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 6, 2015
Worcester mayor: 'We have gang members with small minds carrying big guns' (Worcester, MA): Mayor Joseph Petty took a direct shot at those causing the violence in Worcester by saying the city has a bunch of gang members with small minds carrying big guns. The statement against those causing the violence was released Wednesday when the mayor spoke out against calls to ask State Police to help patrol Worcester's streets.
Source: The Republican Date: August 6, 2015
Troup County grand jury accuses 4 in LaGrange murder of Tony Kennedy (LaGrange, GA): A Troup County grand jury indicted four people Monday in the fatal April shooting of a McGregor Street man, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: August 6, 2015
‘Enough is Enough’ Calls For Alternatives to Gang Violence (Portland, OR): More than 120 people packed Bethel A.M.E. Church last Thursday despite sweltering heat. Clothes were damp with sweat, people fanned themselves intensely with little relief and everyone sipped ice water to stay cool.
Source: The Skanner News Date: August 6, 2015
Shooting victim had been arrested in Bloods gang case (El Paso, TX): A man killed in a shooting early Wednesday in Central El Paso had served prison time in a drug case involving the Bloods street gang, according to court documents.
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 6, 2015
Alleged Queens gang members busted in undercover gun, drug sale operation (Queens, NY): Eight purported street gang members from Queens have been charged after peddling guns and drugs during undercover buys, prosecutors announced.
Source: Times Newsweekly Date: August 6, 2015
Schools can be breeding ground for gang activity (Valdosta, GA): With school starting Thursday, gang investigators in Valdosta were reminding parents of signs that there children may be getting involved in a gang. Investigator Vincent Scruggs said among other things parents should look for a sudden drop in grades, a sudden change in behavior, and bringing home or hanging out with kids that the parents aren't familiar with.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 6, 2015
Police: Victim seriously injured in Bethlehem crash faces weapons charges (Bethlehem, NC): Bethlehem police said a man seriously injured in a July 19 hit-and-run crash faces charges after a loaded handgun was found hidden in his crotch.
Source: The Morning Call Date: August 6, 2015
Gang incidents top 100 so far this year (Portland, OR): Portland appears to have broken the 100 mark for gang-related incidents this year. The most recent record was 118 incidents for all of 2012.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: August 6, 2015
Summers see uptick in tagging at Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, CA): Recent incidences of tagging have caused some frustration at the South Shore, but law enforcement officials on both sides of the state line say the unsightly activity remains isolated.
Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune Date: August 6, 2015
Jury convicts Black Guerrilla Family member in gang murder (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore prosecutors won a murder conviction Thursday evening against an alleged Black Guerrilla Family member, in a four-year-old case which had previously ended in a mistrial.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 6, 2015
Teen muralists cover-up Minneapolis graffiti, despite gang intimidation (Minneapolis, MN): Painting a mural in crime-plagued neighborhoods can be risky. One group of teen artists in south Minneapolis found that out the hard way after an intimidating encounter with gang members.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: August 6, 2015
Man accused of mass gang shooting to walk free after 7 years (Miami-Dade, FL): Up until Thursday, Morris Sales faced the death penalty for the wild 2007 mass shooting at a Little River block party that killed a bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 6, 2015
New Duval Schools Code of Conduct Cracks Down On Student Violence (Duval County, FL): In three weeks, Duval County students will start a new school year, and they’ll also have new consequences if they misbehave at school. On Tuesday evening, the Duval County School Board approved changes to the district’s Code of Conduct. Also included in the revised Code of Conduct are a definition of gang activity;
Source: WJCT News Date: August 5, 2015
Nonprofit: Unifour One helps those at risk of delinquency (Greensboro, NC): Unifour One is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy and education organization headquartered in Greensboro. The idea behind Unifour One is that if we empower our youth, we empower our community. A primary goal of the organization is to provide alternatives to gang behavior.
Source: News & Record Date: August 5, 2015
Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail (Brooklyn, NY): The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty of gunning down rival Bloods member Duane “Bundy” Smith, 24, execution-style in Flatbush in 2007.
Source: New York Post Date: August 5, 2015
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