Gang-Related News Articles
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Ascension sheriff targeting gang activity in Donaldsonville area (Donaldsonville, LA): The Ascension Parish sheriff promised to crackdown on juvenile curfew violations in light of a recent increase in gang activity in west Ascension Parish.
Source: The Advocate Date: July 28, 2013
Sacramento group backs away from Ceasefire anti-gang program (Sacramento, CA): An organization that played a key role in starting an anti-gang effort in Sacramento has suspended its direct involvement with the city, alleging that the Ceasefire program is floundering from a lack of commitment from city and police leaders.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 28, 2013
Long Island gang suspected of recruiting young children (North Bellport, NY): A Long Island gang has been recruiting children as young as 9 years old, according to officials.
Source: CBS New York Date: July 28, 2013
Teen killed in gang-related shooting in West Valley, police say (West Valley City, UT): An 18-year-old man was gunned down and killed in a shooting that police believe was gang-related.
Source: KSL News Date: July 28, 2013
Police: Gangster pistol whipped, stripped man behind local bar (Seattle, WA): A leader of a Seattle gang suspected of pistol whipping and stripping a rival behind a Capitol Hill bowling alley and bar now faces federal gun crimes.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: July 28, 2013
New gang culture blamed for uptick in local violent crime (Lake County, IN): The surge in gun violence in northern Lake County is the result of small, young, self-proclaimed gangs operating without structure, local officials said.
Source: The Times Date: July 28, 2013
New Illinois laws designed to help curb gang violence (Rockford, IL): Empowering witnesses of gang crimes to break the unwritten code of silence and help restore order to their community. That's the intent behind the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act, a bill signed earlier this month by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: July 27, 2013
Wichita community leaders want to put an end to gang violence (Wichita, KS): Police say when the weather gets warm outside so does gang-related criminal activity and they're reaching out to the public to not tolerate gangs on their streets.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: July 27, 2013
Latest drive-by shooting injures one in Lakeland (Lakeland, FL): Two drive-by shootings Thursday night and early Friday morning are the sixth and seventh such shooting this month in a neighborhood near Kathleen Road in northwest Lakeland.
Source: The Ledger Date: July 27, 2013
Five Newark men indicted for gang activity; press conference soon (Newark, OH): It likely started with shooting BB guns at windows. Over a period of several months, it escalated to robberies, beating a homeless man nearly to death and assaulting two men sitting in a car. It ended Thursday with indictments being filed against five adults for activity related to a Newark-specific gang.
Source: The Newark Advocate Date: July 26, 2013
Admitted killer won't face murder charge (Calgary, AB): Ex-gangster Michael Joseph Roberto has cut a deal with the Crown and police, admitting to conspiring to murder or endanger the lives of four people for the benefit of a criminal organization, including fatally shooting one-time rival gang member Sanjeev Mann at Bolsa Restaurant on Jan. 1, 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 26, 2013
Local officials say gang arrests send message (Newark, OH): Mayor Jeff Hall and Newark City Council members said they were thankful for the efforts of Newark police to capture members of the Ohio Boyz gang, which they said had been escalating criminal activity in the city.
Source: The Newark Advocate Date: July 26, 2013
Jersey City gang expert sees evidence of ongoing 'skirmishes' in recent violence (Jersey City, NJ): Much of the wave of violence in Jersey City this summer is gang related, according to a recently retired Jersey City Police Department gang expert, who also says there is an ongoing skirmish between two groups of West Coast Bloods in the city.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 26, 2013
MS-13 gang member gets life plus 10 years for Richmond murder (Richmond, VA): A 21-year-old MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for his role in the slaying of another gang member in Richmond’s Pony Pasture area two years ago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: July 26, 2013
Additional arrests in Cottage Grove stabbing investigation (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies say three additional suspects have been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing.
Source: KCOY 12 News Date: July 26, 2013
Two teens accused of gang activity appear in court (Augusta, GA): Two teens were in court Friday morning facing gang activity and reckless conduct charges stemming from recent shootings.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: July 26, 2013
Gang leader sentenced in Brooklyn federal court (Brooklyn, NY): A former leader of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as "MS-13," was sentenced to a term of 30 years imprisonment for racketeering and murder conspiracy charges.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: July 26, 2013
Gang member given life term in fatal Chula Vista shooting (Chula Vista, CA): A man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a 20-year-old outside a Chula Vista liquor store last year was sentenced Friday to 52 years to life in state prison.
Source: 760KFMB Date: July 26, 2013
Kane County judge will not dismiss Latin King civil case (Kane County, IL): A Kane County judge has ruled that the lawsuit filed by the city of Aurora against members of the Latin Kings street gang will trudge on, denying the defendants’ motion to have the case dismissed.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: July 26, 2013
Police say shootings are gang-related (Augusta, GA): Police say three recent shootings, including the July 18 incident that left one man dead and another hospitalized, were gang-related.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 26, 2013
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