Gang-Related News Articles
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Local police officers turn students away from gangs through G.R.E.A.T. program (St. Louis, MO): The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is actively trying to turn students away from joining gangs. The department teamed up with 23 St. Louis schools, both public and charter, through G.R.E.A.T. or gang resistance education and training.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News Date: May 25, 2016
Central City basketball court gunman says gang members ordered shooting (New Orleans, LA): The convicted gunman serving 100 years for shooting two men in a July 2014 dispute over a Central City basketball court told a New Orleans jury Wednesday (May 25) he opened fire only after being ordered to do so by gang members he feared.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 25, 2016
Belleville leaders not alarmed about rash of new downtown graffiti (Belleville, IL): City leaders said they were a little annoyed but not worried about graffiti that appeared overnight in downtown Belleville. On Wednesday morning city workers removed spray-painted vandalism from both Belleville City Hall and the former Meredith Home on the Public Square.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: May 25, 2016
Tackling The Growth Of Gangs In Reno (Reno, NV): Gangs in Washoe County have multiplied, growing their ranks by 30 percent in a decade. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez explores what's being done to curb their influence.
Source: KUNR Date: May 25, 2016
Accused gang leader now charged with heroin distribution (Birmingham, AL): A Birmingham man arrested earlier this month in a massive roundup of accused gang members in Georgia now faces drug charges in Alabama.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: May 25, 2016
Yonkers gang leader sentenced to 30 years (Yonkers, NY): A gang leader from Yonkers was given a 30-year prison sentence in connection with the December 2013 death of a city man who was fatally shot while attending a candlelight vigil.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 24, 2016
Witness in Short North Posse trial describes gang culture (Columbus, OH): "I love 'B,'" Earl Williams said, referring to a Short North Posse leader whom he has known since the fifth grade. But here was Williams, 37, testifying against Robert Brandon Ledbetter, whom prosecutors contend once ordered Williams killed for talking to the police.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 24, 2016
Pasadena’s Reported Crime Rate Drops 15% (Pasadena, CA): Despite an increase in gun violence since late 2015, the reported crimes rate for Pasadena has dropped 15% so far this year, according to a report just issued by the Pasadena Police Department. According to the Pasadena Police Department Monthly Statistical Report, there were 1,376 crimes reported to the police through the month of April of this year. This compares with 1,618 crimes reported over the same time period last year.
Source: Pasadena Now Date: May 24, 2016
Oxnard police arrest suspected gang members on suspicion of vandalism, gun violation (Oxnard, CA): Two alleged gang members were arrested in connection with reports of vandalism and a gun violation in Oxnard, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: May 24, 2016
Indictment links 4 to series of gang murders, including 2013 killing of AmeriCorps volunteer (New Orleans, LA): A special grand jury indictment handed up Tuesday (May 24) links four purported members of three New Orleans street gangs to a series of attempted killings and completed murders, including the 2013 slaying of AmeriCorps volunteer Joseph Massenburg in West Carrollton.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 24, 2016
Woman creates signs to prevent gang-related shootings (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville woman said she shed tears over the random shooting deaths of Zaevion Dobson and his 12-year-old cousin JaJuan Latham, but now she's spreading the message,"If black lives matter, stop shooting each other." Christine Winton said she could not bear to hear the cries of grieving mothers any longer, so she decided to make her own cry for help.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: May 24, 2016
Groups work to stop gang violence after bloody weekend (Memphis, TN): Being proactive on the streets is the goal of groups attempting to put an end to gang violence. These groups have already had their hands full this year with the rash of violence we've seen, but this weekend's murder of a teenage mother in downtown Memphis is the last straw for one group.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: May 24, 2016
Affidavit: Suspects Lied About Gang Affiliations (Evansville, IN): An alleged gang member recently indicted on criminal recklessness charges turned himself in early Tuesday morning after a felony perjury warrant was issued for his arrest. According to the probable cause affidavits associated with the cases, many of the alleged gang members lied during grand jury proceedings in March.
Source: Tristatehomepage.com Date: May 24, 2016
TPD arrests suspect in shooting plot linked to recent gang activity (Topeka, KS): Topeka police say they stopped the latest in a string of shooting that plagued the Capital City before it could even happen. Eighteen-year-old Tyron R. Michael was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and aiding a felon.
Source: WIBW 13 News Date: May 24, 2016
Project Safe Neighborhood seeks more funding (Omaha, NE): Omaha is no stranger to gang and gun violence, but an ordinance before city council is hoping to bring those statistics down. Numbers are slightly down but there still about 30 to 40 murders in Omaha a year, and of those -- roughly 30 percent of them are gang-related.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: May 24, 2016
Killings in L.A. are still on the rise, but police chief sees a ‘turn of the tide’ (Los Angeles, CA): After struggling for months to quell violent crime in some of Los Angeles' hardest-hit neighborhoods, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the rise of killings had slowed in the city, indicating that "a turn of the tide" had begun.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 24, 2016
Cure Violence delegation comes to Cleveland, touting 'violence interrupters' as key solution (Cleveland, OH): A map showing the spread of cholera in Bangladesh is nearly indistinguishable from a map displaying the proliferation of violence in Chicago. At the start of their week-long Cleveland visit, representatives of the international Cure Violence initiative pointed to the side-by-side maps as evidence that violence is contagious – a disease transmitted during disputes that have the potential to escalate, but an epidemic for which there is a cure.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: May 24, 2016
Shooting on Brampton street reportedly related to Toronto gang (Brampton, ON): Both Peel and Toronto police believe a shooting earlier this month in Brampton is gang-related. Neither police force will comment officially on the May 6 shooting. But, according to a report by the CBC, police sources have linked the shooting to a Toronto street gang.
Source: Brampton Guardian Date: May 24, 2016
High-Ranking Gang Members Among Several Defendants Arrested for Dealing Narcotics and Guns on Chicago’s South Side (Chicago, IL): May 24, 2016. Several suspects, including high-ranking members of a Chicago street gang, are facing drug or gun charges for their alleged roles in dealing narcotics and firearms on the city’s South Side. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Cornerstone,” spanned more than two years and included seizures of distribution quantities of cocaine and heroin, as well as confiscations of firearms and cash proceeds from drug sales.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: May 24, 2016
Friend of victim hopes tragedy can help spur fight against gang violence (Yakima, WA): In the nine months since Jessica Rodriguez and Eduardo Flores were gunned down outside a family gathering in Toppenish, little progress has been made in finding suspects.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 23, 2016
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