Gang-Related News Articles
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More than 50 people, mostly Cleveland gang members, connected to Northeast Ohio car thefts, break-ins (Cleveland, OH): The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday that more than 50 people are charged in a series of car thefts, robberies and break-ins across the region.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: November 5, 2015
Marlborough Park shooting tied to gang and drug activity (Calgary, AB) : The victim of Calgary's most recent shooting is believed to have ties to the city's drug trade and refuses to co-operate with police.
Source: CBC News Date: November 5, 2015
Not there for your children? Gangs will be (Katy, TX): The report of a gang-related assault in a Katy ISD middle school bathroom shocked many of you last month. But we've spoken with several gang members who tell us gangs in schools is nothing new. In fact, middle school age is the time they're likely to get to your children.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: November 5, 2015
Johnson City police work to be proactive in targeting drugs, gangs (Johnson City, TN): Using maps to target crime isn't new technology when it comes to police work, but it is is helping Johnson City Police reduce high-crime in specific neighborhoods. News 5's Olivia Bailey went for a ride-along with officers as they patrolled they area.
Source: WCYB 5 News Date: November 5, 2015
New Orleans city officials face off with gang members, give them a choice (New Orleans, LA): About two dozen gang members walked in single file out a New Orleans courtroom Thursday (Nov. 5) afternoon, each stopping to shake hands with the mayor, the district attorney, the police superintendent, the sheriff and the mother of a crime victim.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: November 5, 2015
Innocent woman caught in crosshairs of Detroit gang shooting (Detroit, MI): Sandra Bradford's family said she should be here today. But Bradford was gunned down in the front of her home in late August. She was talking to a man named Eric Carter when men drove up and opened fire. Carter was hit 10 times and survived. Sources say he was the ringleader of the Ravendale gang which was busted by Detroit police for dealing heroin, cocaine, guns and for dogfighting.
Source: Click On Detroit Date: November 5, 2015
Large Crackdown Targets 52 Alleged Gang Members Across Cuyahoga County (Cuyahoga County, OH): Law enforcement personnel arrested more than two dozen alleged gang members across Cuyahoga County today, with warrants out on 20 others. Prosecutors say they’ve been involved in a string of crimes across Cleveland’s West Side, including Parma, Avon Lake, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Township, Lakewood, and Strongsville.
Source: ideastream Date: November 5, 2015
Man arrested in gang-related shooting (Riverside, CA): A suspect has been arrested in a gang-related shooting in the Eastside neighborhood of Riverside that happened right in front of a police detective Thursday, Nov. 5, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 5, 2015
Va. high school student was killed on orders from gang leaders in El Salvador (Loudoun County, VA): A 17-year-old MS-13 gang member known as “the Enforcer” of Sterling, Virginia, shot and killed a high school student on orders handed down from gang leaders in El Salvador because the boy had left the gang and joined a rival group, according to testimony given Thursday by law enforcement officials investigating the homicide.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 5, 2015
Calgary police target gang members and violence in an effort to tackle recent spike in drug-fuelled shootings (Calgary, AB): Five major ongoing police operations are targeting high-level gang members and another 85 are targeting violence in an effort to stem a recent wave of drug-fuelled shootings, Chief Roger Chaffin said Thursday.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: November 5, 2015
Father of slain boy believes son targeted but denies connection to slaying (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are looking into whether a 9-year-old boy was killed in retaliation for his father’s alleged role in a gang rivalry that resulted in at least two recent slayings on the South Side and the wounding of a reputed gang member’s mother, law enforcement sources have told the Tribune.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 4, 2015
DA: Man admits to role in gang-related shootings (Yolo County, CA): A Woodland man has admitted to assault and weapon charges stemming from a pair of September 2013 shooting incidents in Woodland that authorities say were gang-related.
Source: The Davis Enterprise Date: November 4, 2015
Akron gang member arrested with loaded gun, police say (Akron, OH): A Hazel Block street gang member was arrested Tuesday with a loaded gun, according to police. Jerry Jefferson, 20, is charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony. He also faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon as a felon and obstructing justice.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: November 4, 2015
Walla Walla Looks to Raise Taxes to Fund Anti-Gang Program (Walla Walla, WA): The Walla Walla City Council is considering raising taxes in order to increase anti-gang activity. The council on Wednesday will consider a proposal to use $169,542 in banked-levy-capacity taxes, as well as take an additional $40,778 in taxes beyond a state mandated cap for the city, to fund more initiatives to combat gang violence.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: November 4, 2015
Authorities Target Gun Violence In North Columbia (Columbia, SC): Residents in some parts of Columbia would like to go a week — heck, even a few days — without the sound of gunfire ringing out in their neighborhoods. This is especially true in North Columbia. Columbia police officials say the department received 1,400 calls of shots fired last year, with nearly 120 shooting victims.
Source: Free Times Date: November 4, 2015
Placentia Residents Speak Out Against New Gang Injunctions And City Council...Listens?! (Placentia, CA): Mexican residents from historic Placentia barrios filled the City Council chambers last night to speak out against two new gang injunctions affecting them. For nearly two hours, everyone from homeowners to an Afghanistan War vet said they felt safe in their neighborhoods and didn't need, nor want, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' so-called safety zones.
Source: OC Weekly Date: November 4, 2015
Gang-themed hand signs appear on APS football game flyer (Atlanta, GA): Some parents say a flyer promoting a big high school football game also promotes gang activity. And they don't like it. The flier is for the Mays vs. Stephenson High School football game Friday. The flier says “Eastside vs. Westside.” But the "e" and the "w" are hand signs some say are obvious gang signs.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: November 4, 2015
Police worry about families being targeted for gang revenge (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officials are concerned the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee could set off a spree of violence targeting gang members’ innocent relatives — who have been considered off limits in the past, a law enforcement source said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 4, 2015
To curb northwest Fresno crime spree, police boost patrols (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer gathered about 75 of his officers on Wednesday to explain their new assignment: ending a violent period of gang violence currently ripping through northwest Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 4, 2015
Suspected gang related shooting Wednesday morning in Ukiah (Ukiah, CA): Another apparent gang related shooting occurred in Ukiah Wednesday morning as the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said unknown individuals began firing into a specific apartment in the 3100 block of North State Street at 1:29 a.m.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: November 4, 2015
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