Gang-Related News Articles
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Former Folk Nation gang leader will serve life in prison for 2008 Brooklyn murder, racketeering (Brooklyn, NY): The former leader of a Folk Nation gang that has terrorized the Ebbets Field Houses in Brooklyn was sentenced Thursday to two life sentences — plus 10 years — for murder and racketeering.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 17, 2016
Greenville Police hold summer program to show students the dangers of joining gangs (Greenville, SC): As the number of gang-related crimes in Greenville stay consistent, Greenville police are taking action with a new summer program for 5th and 6th grade students in an attempt to stop gang-related crimes before it’s too late.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: March 17, 2016
Cleveland man accused of using AK-47 in gang-related shooting arrested (Cleveland, OH): Housing police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting up a home and several cars with an AK-47 as part of an ongoing feud between two East Side street gangs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 17, 2016
MADGE: Four arrested during residence contacts (Medford, OR): Officials arrested four during a series of residence contacts with alleged known criminal street gang members on March 10, according to a Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement team press release.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: March 17, 2016
Human-trafficking bill targets gang members (Long Beach, CA): Legislation targeting California’s commercial sex trade passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety March 15 by a 6-1 vote. AB 1771, introduced by 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), cracks down on gang members involved in human trafficking.
Source: Signal Tribune Newspaper Date: March 17, 2016
Be Bopp Bloods gang house in prosecutor’s sights (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday he is taking steps to halt gang and drug activity allegedly happening at a South Los Angeles apartment complex, part of an ongoing effort by his office to target properties in the area believed to be under the control of the Be Bopp Bloods street gang.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: March 17, 2016
Shedding Their Colors (Toledo, OH): Violent crimes shake up Toledo neighborhoods and innocent bystanders are getting killed in the path of gunfire. Often times the ones pulling the trigger are those involved in gangs. In a special report, 13abc's Brigette Burnett spoke with a former gang member who shared how easy it was to get in and how he got out.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: March 17, 2016
Council to discuss city's controversial Violence Reduction Initiative next week (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga City Council members want to hear how the city's controversial Violence Reduction Initiative is working, but District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, who has hesitated to buy into his role in the initiative, says he is too busy to meet with them.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 16, 2016
Wanted: Political champion to take on gangs in North Central (Regina, SK): A large fence around a home on the 1300 block of Cameron Street has a beautiful mural on it. The homeowner had a community group paint it as part of a neighbourhood improvement initiative. Then a well-known local gang tagged it.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: March 16, 2016
Police look to improve communication in anti-gang strategy (Ottawa, ON): A pilot project to increase communication between the police service, the public and different community groups has been a success in Overbrook and is now ready to be implemented across the city.
Source: 1310 News Date: March 16, 2016
L.A. to pay up to $30 million in curfew lawsuit settlement to provide job training for gang members (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles will pay as much as $30 million to assist thousands of people who were subjected to unlawful curfews included in city gang injunctions.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 16, 2016
Gangs are here in Snohomish County (Snohomish County, WA): A 17-year-old died after he was shot in the head last year at a house party in Everett. Although it isn’t clear if the teen was in a gang, Snohomish County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three teenagers who were believed to have crashed a party thrown by rival gang members. The detectives said the victim was shot during a confrontation between rival gangs.
Source: The Edmonds Beacon Date: March 16, 2016
Guilty pleas entered in Libby Lake double-murder case (Vista, CA): Three years ago, a shooting in a neighborhood park in Oceanside ended the lives of a pair of teenagers and wounded two others. And now, in a year in which four North County gang members charged in the shootings were expected to go to trial, most have pleaded guilty to felony charges including murder, manslaughter and assault.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 16, 2016
Officials cite Adam and Eve to push for gang injunctions (Houston, TX): Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden as punishment — but that's not the spirit of Harris County's legal effort to ban 92 suspected gang members from a 2-mile area of south Houston through a civil injunction, the plaintiffs contend in court filings.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 16, 2016
Tulare County Sheriff's Office says gang injunction in Earlimart is getting results (Earlimart, CA): Just hours after the Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced a civil gang injunction to fight gang violence in the town of Earlimart, two people were hurt in a gang-related shooting near an elementary school.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 16, 2016
South San Francisco: Man arrested in connection with gang-related assault (South San Francisco, CA): A 21-year-old man wanted on warrants totaling more than $400,000 was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 16, 2016
Hospital worker accused in ‘Bloods’ gang conspiracy speaks out from Rikers (Manhattan, NY): Michael Walcott’s daughter was 11 years old when he was released from state prison in 2011, after doing 11 years for robbery. He recalled to PIX11 that he went to her parent/teacher conference the very next day and wanted to turn his life around, after being exposed to the street life in Flatbush, Brooklyn as an adolescent.
Source: PIX11 News Date: March 16, 2016
Operation Matador prompts largest judicial proceeding since U-Haul case (Santa Barbara County, CA): A sting operation headed by the Santa Maria Police Department which resulted in the arrest of 16 alleged MS-13 gang members earlier this month will be the largest judicial proceeding in Santa Barbara County since the 2015 U-Haul case, according to officials.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: March 16, 2016
Leesburg MS-13 gang member to serve more than 2 years in prison (Leesburg, VA): A native of El Salvador and an admitted member of the MS-13 gang was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison on drug and firearm charges.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror Date: March 16, 2016
Anti-Violence plan announced before Spring Break (Columbus, OH): While Linden-McKinley High School Senior Maurice Fountain feels protected in the classroom, when he leaves the safety zone of his school, he lives in fear. "There's a lot of gang activity, nobody should be in the streets, because you do not know who you are going to run into," said Maurice.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News Date: March 16, 2016
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