Gang-Related News Articles
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Jones County Sheriff's Department starts gang/gun task force (Laurel, MS): Gang violence is on the rise in Jones County and officials are starting an Anti-Gang and Gun Task Force to combat the crime. Jones County officials said they are experiencing a rapid rise in gang activity throughout the county.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: January 29, 2013
Freeport man gets 47 years or gang slay (Long Island, NY): A Freeport man was sentenced Tuesday to 47 years to life in prison for gunning down a rival gang member outside of a Hempstead bar in 2011.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 29, 2013
South Texas couple sentenced for drug trafficking (Brownsville, TX): A South Texas couple have been sentenced to prison for running a drug distribution ring that moved cocaine provided by a Mexican cartel to a St. Louis street gang.
Source: The Baytown Sun Date: January 29, 2013
Gang leader indicted in Oakland murder (Oakland, CA): A top-ranking member of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder, conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 29, 2013
Santa Paula man convicted in gang-related shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula man was found guilty Tuesday of assault with a firearm and causing great bodily injury in connection with the shooting of a member of a tagging crew.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 29, 2013
Teen killed in gang-related shooting ID'd (El Paso, TX): El Paso's first murder of the year happened Monday night when an 18-year-old student was fatally shot in his car in a Northeast El Paso neighborhood.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: January 29, 2013
Self-improvement group takes aim at roots of gang violence (Toledo, OH): A new group is taking steps to reduce gang violence in Toledo through the guidance and personal experiences of those who escaped their own criminal past.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: January 29, 2013
Gang violence to blame for recent homicide numbers (St. Louis, MO): So far in January, 14 people were murdered in St. Louis. That gives the city a January murder rate four times that of Chicago and 20 times New York City's murder rate. Charles Jaco takes a look at the two gangs police blame for much of the January carnage.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News Date: January 29, 2013
Call to action on teen gang activity, school safety (Lenoir County, NC): With several school safety topics listed on the agenda, gang activity and parental responsibility created the most buzz among a multi-agency roundtable dialogue on Tuesday.
Source: Kinston Free Press Date: January 29, 2013
Patrolmen: Violent crime, gang activity on the rise (Haverhill, MA): Gang activity and violent crime are on the rise in the city, according to the patrolmen's union. The patrolmen said several violent disturbances in the last few weeks have resulted in many arrests and left several officers injured.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: January 28, 2013
Six arrested in gang-related incident on north side, police say (Madison, WI): Madison police said they prevented a potentially dangerous gang-related situation early Sunday morning when a tip led them to a house party and ultimately six arrests.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: January 28, 2013
One man shot during gang-related shooting (Beloit, WI): A Beloit man was shot in the leg around 1 p.m. on Saturday while he and his friend were out on a walk. Police say two men were walking when a white four door car drove up and started shooting at them. Police also say that the shooters displayed gang signs and yelled gang related phrases during the incident.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: January 28, 2013
Sources: Suffolk detectives' removal hindering gang task force (Suffolk County, NY): The removal last August of three Suffolk detectives who helped solve some of the county's most notorious gang homicides from a federal task force, law-enforcement sources said, has hurt the unit's ability to combat the violence.
Source: Newsday Date: January 28, 2013
Girl shot in leg in Oakland drive-by (Oakland, CA): Oakland police say an eight-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was hit by gunfire in what's believed to be a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 28, 2013
Arrested Athens teen admits affiliation with Bloods gang (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police on Monday arrested a local teen who admitted to belonging to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: January 28, 2013
Dodge City gang member sentenced under RICO Act (Wichita, KS): A member of a Dodge City street gang targeted in a federal racketeering case has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for assaulting what he thought were members of a rival gang, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Monday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: January 28, 2013
Paradise stabbings believed gang-related (Paradise, CA): Paradise Police have arrested two people in connection with a gang-related stabbing on a bike path.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: January 28, 2013
Beloit Police investigating shooting (Beloit, WI): Beloit Police are looking for two men involved in a gang-related shooting over the weekend. They tell us they were in a white sedan when they pulled up to two people walking down St. Lawrence Avenue.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: January 28, 2013
Renewed focus on gang violence after recent conviction (Richmond, VA): A known MS-13 gang member now faces years in prison for a murder near Richmond's Pony Pasture. Just days ago the killer in a 2011 summertime shooting that left one person dead was convicted.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: January 28, 2013
Task force talks gang violence (Jackson, TN): The meeting may have been held in Jackson, but the concern of gang activity extends into smaller communities.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 28, 2013
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