Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang Member 12 Hours Out of Jail Arrested for Rape in L.A. Public Park Restroom (Los Angeles, CA): Police in Los Angeles arrested a man with known gang ties on charges of raping a woman in the restroom of a public park, court documents show.
Source: Breitbart Date: May 11, 2016
Two murders, multiple shootings reported in gang injunction zones in past 24 hours (Memphis, TN): A South Memphis man was murdered on his 25th birthday. Police said Terry Figgs was shot outside a home in the Riverside community, which is a gang injunction zone. Police and city leaders claim their ban on gangs in several neighborhoods reduced crime, but WREG found out several shootings within the past 24 hours occurred in these supposed gang-free zones.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: May 11, 2016
3 alleged gang members arrested in Chesterfield for allegedly recruiting kids (Chesterfield County, VA): Rosalinda Rivera with New Life For Youth said she was not surprised Chesterfield Police arrested three young men earlier this week and charged each of them with recruiting a juvenile for a street gang.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: May 11, 2016
Gang member wanted for stabbing in LaFayette (LaFayette, GA): A recent stabbing in Lafayette has police wondering if Chattanooga's gang violence is crossing state lines into Georgia. According to Lafayette Police, a known Chattanooga gang member is wanted for stabbing a man at his home earlier this week.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: May 11, 2016
Police: Columbus man arrested after claiming criminal gang on Facebook (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man wanted on an outstanding burglary warrant was arrested on Booker Avenue Tuesday evening after he allegedly claimed a criminal gang on his Facebook account.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: May 11, 2016
Violent gang members sentenced in drug conspiracy (Raleigh, NC): Eight gang members have been sentenced in a drug conspiracy case in Bladen and Columbus Counties. According to a release from the U.S. Justice Department,Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Shawn Schenck to 23 years in prison after he plead guilty to continuing criminal enterprise.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: May 11, 2016
Norteno gang member ordered to stand trial for attempted murder (South San Francisco, CA): A Norteno gang member has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly shooting a Sureno gang member in the head, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 11, 2016
2 arrested in Merced homicide from 2015 (Merced, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with the September shooting death of a 21-year-old Merced man, the Police Department reported Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: May 11, 2016
Earlimart shooter sentenced to 40 years (Tulare County, CA): Nearly five years to the day after a gang member shot a 22-year-old multiple times in an Earlimart neighborhood, crippling him, he was was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 11, 2016
Chattanooga's shootings count for 2016 rises to 60 after deadly Mother's Day (Chattanooga, TN): Several Chattanooga communities are reeling after four Mother's Day shootings left one man dead and three people injured in separate incidents that brought this year's shootings total for the city to 60.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 10, 2016
Police beef up courthouse security during gang-related murder trial (Houston, TX): There was a notable increase in police presence outside of the Harris County Courthouse Monday during a gang-related murder trial.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: May 10, 2016
West Palm leaders hope job fair curbs summer violence (West Palm Beach, FL): Teresa Johnson said everyone knows last summer was one of the deadliest in the West Palm Beach. In 2015, 10 people were killed and 28 injured within a 2-square-mile area. Nearly all of them were younger than 25 years old.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 10, 2016
Member of gang from Buffalo’s West Side gets 57 months in federal prison (Buffalo, NY): Another member of the street gang rivalry that terrorized Buffalo’s West Side is going to prison. Sammy Ortiz, 28, a member of the Seventh Street Gang, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 57 months in federal prison. Ortiz had previously admitted being part of a drug-dealing gang that protected its West Side turf through violence and intimidation.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 10, 2016
Investigating gangs in Louisville (Louisville, KY): More than two dozen gangs are on the streets of Louisville. "We don't have a gang problem like California, Oakland or Chicago, but we have a gang problem," councilman David James said. Sayheed Ashanti, who is now a Hood 2 Hood program mentor, speaks openly about the gang issues to help the public understand what is happening in Louisville. "The largeness of Bloods and Crips, they dominate our area of town," Ashanti said.
Source: WDRB News Date: May 10, 2016
Gang member William Sotelo to be arraigned for 2006 murder (Riverside, CA): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 24-year- old Riverside woman and wounding her boyfriend because the pair were mistaken for rivals is scheduled to be arraigned today.
Source: Valley News Date: May 10, 2016
Galesburg teen forced to remove bandana, school cites possible gang relation (Galesburg, MI): A local mother is upset after she says her daughter was forced to remove a harmless hair accessory, because it might be related to a gang. Renea Baird's 13-year-old daughter Jaleeah goes to Galesburg-Augusta Middle School.
Source: WWMT Channel 3 News Date: May 10, 2016
Suspected Selma area gang leaders busted as push for safer streets leaves impact (Selma, AL): Two men identified as key figures in Selma area gangs are now behind bars. Their arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown. Local leaders say police roundups and a growing local anti-violence campaign are making a big difference as the city seeks safer streets.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: May 10, 2016
Eight men charged in dozens of gang-related shootings (Calgary, AB): Calgary Police have charged eight men in connection to a number of shootings that plagued the northeast last year. Investigators allege the acts of violence were carried out to benefit a criminal organization selling drugs in the city.
Source: 660 News Date: May 10, 2016
Sheriff's task force working hard to combat gangs in High Desert (Victorville, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is mining social media sites to help its deputies fight gangs, a Gang Task Force official said Tuesday. Lt. Jon Billings of the sheriff’s SMASH team and Gang Task Force provided that information and more when he spoke at the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's “Eye Opener” Breakfast meeting at the El Pescador Restaurant.
Source: Daily Press Date: May 10, 2016
Federal Way residents spooked by spike in violent crime: 'It's scary. I need to move' (Federal Way, WA): Federal Way police say they're going to increase patrols in the wake of four shootings in four days, two of them deadly. Some residents say it's gotten to the point where they want to move. The murder rate has already reached last year's total of four and it's only May.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: May 10, 2016
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