Gang-Related News Articles
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A film shares the struggle of gang violence (Oroville, CA): A new film made by a Butte County public defender illustrates the negative impact gangs have on our local youth. The film features 40 different families sharing the story of how someone they care about has been affected by gang violence.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: April 26, 2013
New trial granted for man jailed in 2001 murder (DeKalb County, GA) : A DeKalb County judge has thrown out the murder conviction against a man who has spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he says he didn’t commit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 26, 2013
YC gang member gets 42 years for rival's death (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City gang member who wanted "street cred" for the death of a rival gang member in 2004 was sentenced Friday to 42 years in state prison.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: April 26, 2013
Portland gang violence down markedly from last year, police say (Portland, OR): Portland gang violence calls are down so far this year, compared to the same period a year ago. But investigators are concerned about the number of gunshots fired in a recent shooting that narrowly missed young children.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 26, 2013
Judge upholds 10-year prison term for Franklin man in gang-related beating, fatal shooting (Somerville, NJ): When a state appeals court called for reconsideration of the prison sentence given to Fabian Austin for the gang-related beating and fatal shooting of a teenage boy in July 2007, the appellate judges argued his crime didn’t rise to the level of an especially heinous, cruel or depraved act.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 26, 2013
15 gang members arrested in Frederick, Md. (Frederick, MD): Fifteen people were arrested in Frederick on felony charges. Police say the group is a gang and is responsible for criminal activity on Frederick's South Side.
Source: WHAG-TV Date: April 26, 2013
Should B.C. police release gangsters' names? (Surrey, BC): Police are hoping to drive gang members out of Surrey by releasing their names to the public, but experts warn the bold move may do more harm than good.
Source: CTV News Date: April 26, 2013
Marley Gang members indicted on murder and robbery charges (New Orleans, LA): Three members of an eastern New Orleans gang were charged Thursday in a sprawling indictment that chronicles a spree of violent armed robberies, including one that left a UNO student dead and another that gravely injured an Uptown man.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: April 26, 2013
Breaking the gang-life cycle not easy for families (Chino, CA): As a young boy Christopher Cotinola wanted to be someone. He wanted to grow up and make his family proud. He was willing to put in the work and time to make that happen but it wasn't by getting good grades or by planning to go to college. Cotinola's education came from the streets and from a family that was entrenched in gang lifestyle.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 26, 2013
Guns, ammunition found during search of Tulare home by police (Tulare, CA): A man police identified as a street gang member was arrested when members from a county task force and police’s SWAT served a search warrant at his west Tulare home Thursday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 26, 2013
Gang links investigated in stabbing case (Calgary, AB): Calgary police's guns and gangs unit are investigating after a man was stabbed and critically injured Tuesday by two suspects in downtown Calgary. Police are calling it a targeted attack.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: April 25, 2013
15 gang members charged in turf war, officials say (New Brunswick, NJ): Fifteen members of rival Bloods street gangs and their associates have been charged with racketeering and engaging in a turf war that resulted in the fatal shooting of a city man in his home nearly a year ago.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 25, 2013
Two suspects in custody in Monroe gang-related shooting (Monroe, WA): On Sunday March 31 shots rang out in Monroe in the area of 154th St and Esther Avenue. Witnesses told police they heard two loud explosions then saw two men come out of the garage of a residence, one with a rifle in his hands, and then heard several more shots.
Source: Sky Valley Chronicle Date: April 25, 2013
Armenta: Strategic plan incomplete without community input (Monterey County, CA): Social Policy Research's draft document on how to ameliorate Monterey County’s gang violence is just that – a draft – and needs input from the folks who know the problem best, Supervisor Fernando Armenta said Tuesday.
Source: The Californian Date: April 25, 2013
Surrey homicide: Police to release names of gangsters, ask businesses to shun their 'dirty money' (Vancouver, BC): B.C.'s anti-gang policing agency plans to release the names of as many gangsters as possible as part of a new strategy to combat deadly organized crime violence across the province.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 25, 2013
Six accused were members of Toronto gang, trial told (Toronto, ON): A Superior Court jury will spend the next six to eight weeks getting a crash course in the culture and day-to-day operations of what prosecutors allege is a west-end Toronto street gang called the Five Point Generals or 5PG.
Source: The Star Date: April 25, 2013
Jail corruption case appears similar to gang infiltration in prison in 2009 (Baltimore, MD): Four years ago, Maryland’s top corrections official vowed that a scandal at a state prison in Baltimore involving violent gang activity and corrupt guards was not widespread.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 25, 2013
Beltline stabbing victim tied to FOB gang, Libertarian Party of Canada (Calgary, AB): The man stabbed in his vehicle on Tuesday in the parking lot of an organic food store is a veteran of the FOB gang — and who recently turned his interest to federal politics.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: April 25, 2013
Five suspects arrested in police-FBI raids targeting West Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): In an effort to crack down on violence linked to a notorious West Oakland gang, about 200 police and FBI agents served 16 search warrants around the East Bay on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, arresting five suspects and seizing guns and narcotics, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 25, 2013
Deconstructing art: Cleanup crews tackle District’s graffiti epidemic (Washington, DC): Everybody knows springtime in the District means blossoms and baseball. But it also means an increasingly busy schedule for the city’s graffiti-removal crews, which have seen a quadrupling of cleanup orders since 2010.
Source: The Washington Times Date: April 25, 2013
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