Gang-Related News Articles
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UIC Gets Federal Grant To Research Effects Of Violence On Black Male Youth (Chicago, IL): The University of Illinois at Chicago plans to launch a study into the experiences of violence survivors, specifically black men ages 18 to 24, as part of a three-year, $1.5 million grant it received from the U.S. Justice Department.
Source: Progress Illinois Date: December 18, 2015
Two Six gang member sentenced to 4 years in prison (Hammond, IN): A Gary man was sentenced to four years in prison for trafficking illegal drugs while working for the Two Six Nation street gang. Paul Henry “Big Brock” Brock II, 28, must spend three years on supervised release after he leaves prison, U.S. District Court records show.
Source: The Times Date: December 18, 2015
2 members of ‘Block Burners’ gang agree to plea deals (Indianapolis, IN): A member of the so called “Block Burners” gang has now been sentenced, and another had his charges dismissed. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers took down the majority of the gang in a raid this summer.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: December 18, 2015
Federal jury convicts 2 men of supplying heroin to Pittsburgh street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury Friday convicted two men of supplying heroin to the East Hills Bloods street gang in Pittsburgh. Richard Bush, 52, of East Hills and Mayank Mishra, 35, of Shaler each face up to a life sentence when U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentences them April 6.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: December 18, 2015
3 men arrested in connection with gang-related stabbing in Burbank (Burbank, CA): Three young men have been arrested in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Burbank, police said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: December 18, 2015
Gang member charged after drug raid near Round Lake (Round Lake, IL): A documented gang member was arrested and charged after he was caught destroying drug evidence during a search warrant, Lake County sheriff's officials said Friday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 18, 2015
Gang member arrested after fatal shooting, car crash, deputies say (Polk County, FL): A documented gang member is behind bars after a man died following a shooting and crash Thursday night in Poinciana, deputies say.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: December 18, 2015
11 arrested in Coachella Valley gang task force sweep (Riverside County, CA): Eleven people were arrested Thursday when a Coachella Valley gang task force served search warrants at a series of addresses in four cities and the unincorporated areas of Thousand Palms and Whitewater.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 18, 2015
Deli to close permanently after being shut down due to drugs, gang activity (Memphis, TN): Tillman Food and Deli will cease operations, the deli’s owner said Friday, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: December 18, 2015
Rally behind Youth PROMISE Act (Napa County, CA): Napa County has been an innovative and pioneering force that is now reflective of new laws introduced to Congress earlier this year. Napa County is reflective of the proposed Youth PROMISE Act, a bill aimed at reducing juvenile violent crime and gangs in order to reduce future jail and prison populations. The bill would provide federal funding to proven community programs and interventions.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: December 18, 2015
Zaevion Dobson high school football star killed shielding girls from gunfire during gang shooting (Knoxville, TN): Zaevion Dobson threw himself over three girls as gang members began firing randomly into a crowd of strangers, sacrificing his own life to save them.
Source: The Inquisitr Date: December 18, 2015
Knoxville Police investigating 3 gang-related shootings that left 2 dead last night (Knoxville, TN): Three gang-related shootings last night in Knoxville were all connected according to the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier Date: December 18, 2015
Gangs Settling in to Some South Queens Communities (Queens, NY): An eye-opening new report and interactive map released this week by the Police Department detail the enormous impact gangs and crews are having on city neighborhoods.
Source: The Forum Date: December 18, 2015
Virginia gang member admits to racketeering conspiracy (Norfolk, VA): A Newport News gang member has pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Brown entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Norfolk.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 17, 2015
Calgary gang war forces police, prosecutors to change tactics (Calgary, AB): Three months after Mohamed Rafie made a frantic 911 call to say his cousin was shooting at him from a moving vehicle, he showed up in a Calgary courtroom to support his alleged attacker's release.
Source: CBC News Date: December 17, 2015
"Street Heat": Illegal Gang Radio Station Busted In Florida Recorder Journal (Orlando, FL): Federal Communications Commission officials and deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's gang unit busted a pirate radio station they say was reportedly broadcasting information on where to buy drugs. Authorities say the "Street Heat" broadcast included live advertisements for criminal gangs and discussions of where to buy drugs and find prostitutes.
Source: Recorder Journal Date: December 17, 2015
Jury Weighs Fate of Gang Member Accused in Execution-Style Murders (Indio, CA): Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Thursday in the trial of a 29-year-old gang member accused in the execution-style killings of two rival gang members a decade ago.
Source: Palm Desert Patch Date: December 17, 2015
2 more arrested in gang-related killing of teen near Everett (Everett, WA): Two more arrests were made early Thursday in what detectives describe as the gang-related killing of an Everett-area teen.
Source: The Herald Date: December 17, 2015
Wisconsin Senate committee advances bill allowing longer sentences for gang crimes (Madison, WI): Wisconsin criminals who are found guilty of gang-related crimes could be given longer prison sentences under a bill approved by a Senate committee on Wednesday.
Source: The Capital Times Date: December 17, 2015
Arrest Made In Rolling Meadows Gang Shooting (Rolling Meadows, IL): An Elgin man faces several charges after Sunday's alleged gang-related shooting on Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. Police on Tuesday reported the arrest of Jose Acosta, 21, of Elgin. His charges include unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, defacing a firearm, aggravated and unlawful use of a weapon and for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition without possessing a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID).
Source: Journal & Topics Date: December 17, 2015
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