Gang-Related News Articles
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The Crime Next Door: Gangs no longer just a city problem (Cobb County, GA): The numbers will shock you. In the U.S., an estimated 1.4 million people are criminally active gang members according to the FBI. That's more people than are actively serving in the U.S. military. And experts say there are thousands more that law enforcement simply do not know about.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: February 26, 2016
North Sac Residents Believe More Youth Programs Can Help Reduce Gun Violence (Sacramento, CA): Eight shootings in one week; two of them in the Del Paso Heights area. It's the part of the Sacramento that Police are targeting with Shot Spotter technology, which pinpoints the sound of gunfire.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: February 26, 2016
Tacoma police team takes aim at surge in drive-by shootings (Tacoma, WA): Drive-by shootings in Tacoma nearly doubled last year. Police don’t know what prompted the uptick, but they decided to take action by forming a specialized team devoted solely to capturing known violent criminals. The Violence Reduction Team went to work in December.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 26, 2016
Man convicted of killing girl in 2012 (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang member was found guilty Friday in connection with the 2012 slaying of a 17-year-old girl was she sat in a car in the McKinley Park neighborhood, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 26, 2016
Suspect in LaGrange apartment robbery appears in Troup County court (LaGrange, GA): One of the men accused of robbing a couple at gunpoint inside their apartment made his first appearance Thursday morning in Troup County Magistrate Court.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: February 26, 2016
Three arrested in 2014 gang death of 24-year-old man (Santa Ana, CA): Police have arrested one adult and two juveniles in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man who was gunned down on a sidewalk in 2014. Police say it was a gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 26, 2016
Brooklyn gang member sentenced to 30 years to life for shooting of 79-year-old ‘neighborhood legend’ (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn gang member was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Friday for gunning down a "neighborhood legend" during a shootout with rivals.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 26, 2016
Under siege: Santa Ana gang violence jumps to an average of a shooting a day (Santa Ana, CA): Children on their way home from school stare as Santa Ana police place yellow cones next to shell casings, the aftermath from the latest shootout in a city whose heart has been torn by gunfire in the last two months.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 26, 2016
Special Report: Stopping the growth of gangs in Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA): Gangs are plaguing neighborhoods throughout Hampton Roads, and police say kids are the most vulnerable. 10 On Your Side checked in with every police department in the region and learned thousands of gang members are putting the public’s safety at risk. In Newport News, a six-person unit is tracking 44 gangs and between 1,000-1,200 gangs members.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: February 25, 2016
Bakersfield Safe Streets working to curb street violence (Bakersfield, CA): Recent violence on the streets of Bakersfield has once again renewed efforts to reduce gang crimes and bring peace to our community.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: February 25, 2016
East Valley operation underway to combat gang crimes (Coachella, CA): Law enforcement officers were serving a number of search warrants at the residences of suspected gang members in Coachella and surrounding areas Thursday morning.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: February 25, 2016
NYC court upholds conviction, sentence of street gang leader (New York, NY): A New York City federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of the leader of the MS-13 street gang convicted of racketeering in the deaths of a 19-year-old Long Island woman and her toddler son.
Source: SF Gate Date: February 25, 2016
Three gang members are sentenced for plot (Queens, NY): Three men described as violent street gang members were sentenced to prison last week for their roles in an unsuccessful plot to kill a pair of reputed rival gang members in the spring of 2014.
Source: Queens Chronicle Date: February 25, 2016
DA seeks gang injunction (Coachella Valley, CA): Blaming members of a Coachella Valley street gang for an increase in violence, including murders, home-invasion robberies and carjacking, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will seek a gang injunction in court to prevent members from congregating in a so-called “safe zone.”
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 25, 2016
Proposed Southlawn gang injunction protested at meeting (Houston, TX): Opponents of a proposed gang injunction in south Houston on Thursday night voiced frustration with authorities for failing to seek community input before filing sweeping legal action. About 100 people attended a meeting called by foes of the action that would ban 92 men from a 2-mile area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 25, 2016
Gang-related incidents, assaults on employees at all-time high in schools (Houston, TX): According to data from the Texas Education Agency, instances of terroristic threat, gang-related incidents and assaults on employees reached a five-year high during the 2014-2015 school year for districts in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery and Brazoria counties.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: February 25, 2016
Rocky Mount residents on edge after recent gang-related shootings (Rocky Mount, NC): Authorities have made four arrests recently in a string of gang-related shootings in Rocky Mount. On Feb. 18, Rocky Mount resident Harold Bunn said gunfire from a car traveling on Burton Street hit his home.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: February 25, 2016
Gangs Suspected in Two Chattanooga Firebomb Attempts (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga fire investigators are looking into two arson incidents that happened overnight on Wednesday. Chattanooga Police investigators say the two incidents appear to be gang-related.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 25, 2016
Former Antioch gang member speaks about city’s spike in crime (Antioch, CA): A violent spike in crime in the city of Antioch is deeply concerning the people who live there. In the past month alone, the city has reported four deadly shootings. Two are currently being investigated as homicides.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: February 25, 2016
Barber shop was a front for drug gang peddling millions (Brooklyn, NY): When a Williamsburg barber shop offered blunts and bowls, it wasn’t talking about haircuts. L&L Barber Shop on South 4th Street near Keap Street was a front for a drug gang that peddled $1 million in cocaine and heroin a year — including near two elementary schools and a day care, authorities said Thursday.
Source: New York Post Date: February 25, 2016
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