Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Final defendant in Bloods case receives time served (Brunswick, GA): The last person to receive their sentence in the federal 19-defendant Bloods street gang case is also the only one who was not set to spend time in federal prison following a hearing this week in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: November 8, 2017

Why do people join gangs? (Columbus, GA): Hand in hand with crime gangs are a growing concern in Columbus, but why do people decide to join the different organizations? Doctor Xavier McCaskey is a former gang member who grew up on the Southside of Columbus. He says there are many reasons why people decide to join gangs.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: November 8, 2017

Evidence shows that 16-year-old handled gun used in deadly Columbus shooting, police say (Columbus, GA): Evidence shows that the 16-year-old charged as an adult in the deadly Aug. 31 shooting on Henson Avenue handled the gun used during the incident, according to testimony Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: November 7, 2017

Man drove 3 underage gang members to River Road to break into car, police say (Columbus, GA): A man was charged early Monday after he allegedly drove three alleged gang members between the ages of 14 and 16 to River Road to break into a vehicle, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: November 7, 2017

CPD helps task force uncover gang-related burglaries in Bartow (Cartersville, GA) : As part of a statewide task force targeting criminal street gangs from the Atlanta area, The Cartersville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division announced Thursday it has helped uncover multiple gangs that committed 153 confirmed commercial burglaries, including some in Bartow County.
Source: The Daily Tribune News    Date: November 2, 2017

Detective: Savannah gang-linked defendant texted robbery plans minutes before 2016 event (Savannah, GA): A Savannah-Chatham police detective testified on Tuesday that defendant Antwan Drayton texted an alleged gang member that he was “about to hit” a Tatemville man 30 minutes before a 2016 armed robbery.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 31, 2017

Gangs, domestic violence major cause behind homicides, said Dougherty D.A. (Albany, GA): Dougherty County’s District Attorney said there are two major factors at play in Albany’s 21 homicides this year— domestic violence, and gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: October 30, 2017

3 charged in gang-related shooting (Statesboro, GA): Police arrested three men Friday linked to a gang-related shooting Oct. 6 where a person suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries in a shooting at a Lanier Drive convenience store.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: October 30, 2017

Prosecutor: Defendant in Savannah robbery linked to gang kingpin (Chatham County, GA): A prosecutor on Monday told jurors that Dominique Powell was robbed at gunpoint by the man on trial, then was slain after he violated a “different set of rules” and cooperated with police.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 30, 2017

Commissioners discuss gang crime at planning retreat (Brunswick, GA): Gang crime was one of several topics the Glynn County Commission discussed at a six-hour planning retreat Thursday. Locals denied gang crime was an issue in the Golden Isles for too long, which helped the Rollings 20s, a local branch of the Bloods criminal gang, gain a foothold in Glynn County, said U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 27, 2017

Massive Brunswick Bloods gang case wraps Monday (Brunswick, GA): A gang eradication effort years in the making comes to a close next week when the final remaining defendant in the federal Brunswick Bloods street gang case receives his sentence — No. 19 out of 19 gang members indicted.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 26, 2017

Did three alleged Bloods rob and kill one of their own? A Columbus jury must decide (Columbus, GA): A jury now must decide whether three suspects allegedly connected to the Bloods street gang are guilty of conspiring to rob and kill one of their own last year at Double Churches Road Park.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: October 25, 2017

Athens gang member arrested for shooting at women in car (Athens, GA): A member of an Athens street gang was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly shooting at a car occupied by two women outside the East Athens Community Center.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: October 25, 2017

Prosecutors: Defendants have ties to the Bloods gang (Columbus, GA): A juror has been removed in the Double Churches Park murder trial. This came about as investigators believe the three men charged with gunning the victim down in the middle of the busy park had gang ties.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: October 24, 2017

Expert ties Double Churches murder suspects to Bloods street gang (Columbus, GA): A sheriff’s expert on street gangs was the star witness Tuesday in the murder trial of three alleged Bloods gangsters charged in last year’s fatal shooting at Columbus’ Double Churches Road Park.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: October 24, 2017

Feds arrest 30 alleged gang members and associates (Atlanta, GA): A total of 30 members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods gang and their associates were indicted last week. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a news release Thursday that the charges stem from drug distribution and violent acts, mostly against the gang’s own members.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: October 19, 2017

Federal government ramps up local crime prevention (Atlanta, GA): A national law enforcement program that has proven to reduce violent crime in metro Atlanta communities, particularly in DeKalb County, is getting a boost from the federal government.
Source: CrossRoadNews    Date: October 19, 2017

Grand Jury: Triple slaying was gang-related home invasion (Brunswick, GA): An older Brunswick couple and their adult grandson were shot dead allegedly by a 22-year-old member of the Gangster Disciples gang during a home invasion on June 17, although the intended target may have been a rival gang member next door, according to a Glynn County Grand Jury indictment.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 18, 2017

Grant Funds Awarded (Macon, GA): United States Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III and Bibb County Sheriff David Davis announced today that the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded grant funds to the Middle District of Georgia Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force to implement a violent gang and gun crime reduction initiative.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: October 17, 2017

Savannah touts violent crime reduction (Savannah, GA): In the early morning hours of Oct. 8, Savannah-Chatham police responded to a double shooting near the intersection of East 33rd Street and Waters Avenue.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 14, 2017

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