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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Trial starts for 2 men charged in 2014 Providence gang slaying (Providence RI): Charlene Rainey heard gunshots as she left Dunkin' Donuts on Admiral Street just before noon on Oct. 24, 2014. Seconds later, two men in black hooded sweatshirts ran by, one almost hitting her car.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 5, 2016

Authorities: Gang member gets prison for gun charges (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island man who told police he was part of a street gang has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm after he was convicted of a violent crime.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 17, 2016

Violent crime down 2% in Providence this summer compared to last (Providence, RI): Back in May, Providence saw its first homicide of the year – the latest date for a first homicide the city has had in the past 16 years.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 11, 2016

Gang members admit to roles in 2013 Providence fatal brawl (Providence, RI): Three gang members on Monday admitted their roles in a melee that left a 19-year-old father dead in May 2013. Joseph Shepard, 24; Gerrod Crowell, 24; and Juan Oliver, 22 — all members of the Manton street gang — pleaded guilty in Superior Court to charges related to a May 24, 2013, brawl with Hartford Soldiers rivals.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 11, 2016

Providence police: 1 teen arrested, another sought in incident related to gang feud (Providence, RI): A man affiliated with the East Side gang is arrested and a second gang member is still sought Thursday after their car crashed into a house on Smith Hill while trying to flee the police. The incident is believed to be connected to a violent feud between gangs affiliated with the East Side and Chad Brown Housing Development that's flared up again in the last several months with gunfire and threats.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 16, 2016

Gang member sentenced for shooting outside Providence club (Providence, RI): A Providence man was sentenced to prison Friday for a shooting a rival gang member outside a city nightclub in December.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: June 3, 2016

Police arrest suspected gang member on gun charges (Providence, RI): A member of a local street gang was arrested Wednesday after police said they found him in a car with an illegal gun and an assortment of unusual items — a roll of duct tape, zip ties, crow bar, ski mask and gloves.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 19, 2016

Providence gang member, out on bail, arrested on gun charge (Providence, RI): A gang member out on bail was caught with a loaded gun on gang turf in Upper South Providence Friday evening, according to the Providence police. Jakial Smith, 20, was in a group of men at Pine and Somerset streets, an area that the police say is popular with the Clowntown, Comstock and Chad Brown street gangs, now known as "Triple C."
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 25, 2016

Pawtucket gang member guilty of trafficking cocaine (Providence, RI): Jaheeim Benton, 26, of Pawtucket, a member of the YNIC street gang, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Wednesday to trafficking crack cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Daniel Kumor, special agent in charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Source: The Valley Breeze    Date: April 15, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine (Providence, RI): A Pawtucket gang member pleaded guilty to trafficking crack cocaine in Federal Court Wednesday. Jaheeim Benton, 26, is a member of the YNIC street gang, according to the U.S. Attorney’S office.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: April 13, 2016

Providence man pleads guilty in gang shooting (Providence, RI): Authorities say a Providence man has pleaded guilty to a gang-related shooting outside of a city nightclub. Denzel Barboza, 24, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a pistol without a license and related crimes, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Monday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 21, 2016

2 Providence shootings could be gang-related, police say (Providence, RI): Two men were shot within hours of each other Sunday, in incidents that police say are "possibly" gang-related.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 25, 2016

Providence gang member sentenced to prison on gun, drug charges (Providence, RI): Miguel Wynns, 20, of 15 Ruggles St., a member of the Throwback for Days street gang in the city, has pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges and been sentenced, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 23, 2016

Providence gang member pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing (Providence, RI): A Providence gang member pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Wednesday to the murder of a Pawtucket war veteran and the stabbing of the victim's friend in a fight over a fender-bender in Providence last summer.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 2, 2015

Pawtucket man accused of trafficking crack cocaine (Providenec, RI): Jaheem Benton, 26, of Pawtucket, an alleged member of the YNIC street gang, has been ordered detained in federal custody for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine. Benton was arrested Wednesday by members of an ATF Task Force consisting of federal and local law enforcement agents and officers who have been investigating for the past several months Benton’s alleged gang and drug trafficking activities.
Source: The Valley Breeze    Date: November 6, 2015

Alleged gang member to serve 18 years for shooting rival's mother (Providence, RI): A purported member of the Burnside street gang was sentenced Friday to serve 18 years in prison after admitting to shooting a rival's mother in the face.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 16, 2015

Providence detective testifies killing was not gang-related (Providence, RI): Providence Detective Angelo A'vant told jurors Monday that Francis Rodriguez was not a member of the C-Block gang at the time of his shooting death May 2, 2014. Rodriguez had, at some point, been a member, but A'vant said he learned from speaking with friends, family and C-Block members themselves that was no longer the case.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 5, 2015

Cranston man accused of murder, admits to gun, drug charges (Providence, RI): A Cranston man who authorities say is a YNIC gang member has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he was trafficking cocaine and heroin.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Cranston Police Arrest Gang Member for Dealing Drugs, Possessing Stolen Handgun (Cranston, RI): A gang member who was selling cocaine and MDMA, or molly, out of a Pontiac Avenue apartment in Cranston is now being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions, the state prison, after a police investigation that netted drugs, cash and a stolen .357 handgun.
Source: CranstonPatch    Date: September 8, 2015

Gang suspect escapes from police on South Side, crashes after chase in East Providence (Providence, RI): An alleged gang member, who was chased by police, crashed and rolled a stolen car at a Route 195 exit, injuring himself and his passenger.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 10, 2015

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