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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Brawl at New Castle County courthouse postpones gang sentencings (Wilmington, DE): A brawl at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center courthouse Friday morning involving a Touch Money Gang member, who’d been sentenced minutes before for the killing of two men, caused officials to postpone the sentencings of three other gang members.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 18, 2017

Gang member to spend life in prison for 2 killings (Wilmington, DE): A gang member convicted of killing two men in Delaware has been sentenced to life in prison. Officials say 19-year-old John Brisco was sentenced to two life terms on Friday for the shooting deaths of Ionnis Kostikidis in 2013 and William Rollins Jr. in 2015.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 23, 2017

Final guilty plea from OMB street gang indictment (Wilmington, DE): A 20-year-old New Castle man, who was indicted last year as a member of the Only My Brothers street gang, pleaded guilty to a weapons charge Thursday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 7, 2017

4 arrested, 2 wanted following 2-month investigation into Dover gang activity (Dover, DE): At the culmination of a two-month investigation into activities and affiliations of a local gang, Dover Police announced Wednesday four individuals had been charged, and two were still being sought.
Source: WDEL News    Date: May 24, 2017

Gang member found guilty in 2 of 3 killings (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man, branded one of Wilmington's "most dangerous individuals," has been found guilty in two of the three killings in which he was charged. A jury, which deliberated for 2½ days, on Friday found John Brisco guilty of killing 18-year-old William Rollins Jr. and 53-year-old Ioannis Kostikidis, but not guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Devon Lindsey.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2017

Four guilty pleas in two Wilmington gang cases (Wilmington, DE): Several members of two Wilmington street gangs – Only My Brothers and Touch Money Gang – have recently pleaded guilty to various violent crimes, according to the Delaware Department of Justice.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 10, 2017

Accused gang member to go to trial Tuesday (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man accused of being a member of the Touch Money Gang has rejected a plea deal that would have put him behind bars for at least 41 years.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 6, 2017

Gang-Related Charges Against Teen to Stay in Superior Court (Dover, DE): A Delaware judge has refused to transfer charges against an alleged Wilmington gang member from Superior Court to Family Court. The 16-year-old is among several defendants in a 109-count indictment against alleged members of the Only My Brothers gang.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: March 3, 2017

More teens plead guilty to OMB gang indictment (Wilmington, DE): Two more Wilmington teens will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to being part of a street gang blamed for gun violence in the city, according to the Delaware Department of Justice.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 27, 2017

Another teen pleads to gang participation (Wilmington, DE): Another teen admitted to membership in a street gang that prosecutors blame for violence in Wilmington, the Delaware Attorney General's Office said on Friday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 17, 2017

Newark teen tried as adult gets 2 years on Wilmington gang, gun charges (Wilmington, DE): A 16-year-old prosecuted as an adult in connection to gang activity has been sentenced to two years in prison, followed by two years of home confinement and probation, after submitting a guilty plea.
Source: WDEL News    Date: February 10, 2017

Teen gang member is first to plead guilty (Wilmington, DE): A Wilmington teen has admitted to being a member of the Only My Brothers street gang – making him the first to plead guilty in an indictment that charged 28 people with gang-related activities, according to state prosecutors.
Source: The News Journal    Date: January 23, 2017

Wilmington man pleads guilty to buying guns for juvenile gang members (Wilmington, DE): A 26-year-old Wilmington man pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges brought against him after he made false statements to federally licensed firearms dealers in order to acquire guns, Department of Justice officials announced Thursday.
Source: WDEL News    Date: January 12, 2017

Delaware teachers taught to recognize gang signs (Rehoboth Beach, DE): When it comes to violence among teens, investigators, parents and educators need to look no further than the phones young people are carrying. That’s the message that gang prevention specialist Ron “Cook” Barrett gave Delaware educators and administrators Monday at the annual East Coast Gang Investigators Association in Rehoboth Beach.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 19, 2016

Alleged gang member slips out side door of DOC center (Wilmington, DE): A teen who was recently indicted for gang involvement walked out a side door and escaped Thursday from the Wilmington corrections facility in which he was being held, a state Department of Correction spokeswoman said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 16, 2016

Expert: Gang case likely to proceed despite officer's arrest (Wilmington, DE): A gang indictment against 22 young men will probably not be dismissed even though a Wilmington police detective central to the case was accused of making it look as though gang members set his car on fire, according to a Delaware law professor.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 11, 2016

Wilmington cop's alleged arson throws gang arrests into doubt (Wilmington, DE): A sweeping indictment of 22 young men is under scrutiny after a Wilmington police detective central to the case was accused of hiring someone to torch his car and then tried to peg the arson on gang members seeking retaliation.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 10, 2016

School safety committee to tackle violence, cyber bullying (Wilmington, DE): A newly appointed 23-person committee of educators, public safety officials and lawmakers will try to tackle school safety statewide by mid-October.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 2, 2016

Gang rivalry causes deadly summer in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): A rash of teen shootings this summer in Wilmington has been fueled by a deadly rivalry between two street gangs – Shoot To Kill and Only My Brothers – leading authorities to arrest in the last two weeks 20 of 22 young men charged in a sweeping indictment, prosecutors said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 22, 2016

Teen's death marks 20th juvenile shot in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): The death of a 15-year-old boy on Wilmington's East Side late Monday marked the 20th juvenile to have been wounded or killed by bullets in the city this year – nearly a quarter of all shooting victims in Delaware's largest city.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 20, 2016

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