Gang-Related News Articles
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Roosevelt Crips Gang Leader Convicted of Racketeering (Long Island, NY): A Roosevelt man and leader of a Crips street gang chapter was convicted Monday of federal racketeering charges for his involvement in three murders and other crimes over a decade-long span.
Source: Long Island Press Date: April 11, 2016
Man gets 15 years in botched New Haven gang hit (New Haven, CT): A New Milford man who police said was hired by a New Haven woman’s boyfriend to kill her has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on assault and burglary charges. David Nieman, 25, told police he shot the woman at the request of Terguinten Fulton of New Haven in order to be initiated into a gang, the Grape Street Crips.
Source: New Haven Register Date: April 11, 2016
'Gang-related' drug bust in New Brighton nets 14th suspect (Staten Island, NY): An alleged drug dealer with ties to a Staten Island street crew was the latest arrest in a police sting that swept up 13 others last week in New Brighton, authorities said.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: April 11, 2016
Authorities Arrest Five Suspects in Gang-Related Warrant (Perris, CA): While serving a search warrant, officers discovered contraband and paraphernalia that resulted in the arrest of five individuals.
Source: Crime Voice Date: April 11, 2016
Pregnant suspect linked to Hyannis drug gang released (Boston, MA): At least two of the women arrested in the roundup of alleged Nauti-Block street gang members or associates are pregnant, according to testimony at their detention hearings Monday in U.S. District Court.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: April 11, 2016
Palatine police say suspect threw gun while running from officer (Palatine, IL): Palatine police responding to reports of a fight at a village restaurant Saturday night arrested a reported gang member who tried to flee the scene armed with a handgun, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: April 11, 2016
Violent drug war about to ramp up in and around 'Methbridge,' warn police (Lethbridge, AB): Two southern Alberta communities can expect an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs — prone to use machetes and hatchets — that are clashing for control over turf in the drug trade, a police investigator warns. The Bloods and the Crips, who are not affiliated with the Los Angeles street gangs, began their long-standing feud on the Blood Tribe, a sprawling First Nation southwest of Lethbridge.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: April 10, 2016
A Hyannis street gang's road to drugs and murder charges (Hyannis, MA): “Dozens and dozens” of gang members from around the country pass through the doors of the Barnstable County Correctional Facility, according to Sheriff James Cummings — so many that the jail asks them to declare their affiliations during intake to keep rivals in separate cells for safety.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: April 10, 2016
'It's a threat to the whole community': Portland gang shootings on the rise (Portland, OR): Portland Police expect 2016 to be another record-breaking year for gang violence, after already responding to dozens of those incidents in the first three months of the year. Since January 1, there have been 47 gang-related shootings in Portland. The same time period last year saw 42.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: April 10, 2016
Murder Trial Plumbs Gang Violence, Adding to a Family’s Pain (New York, NY): In the Grant Houses, a public-housing project in West Harlem, he was known simply as Bam, short for the superstrong cartoon baby Bamm-Bamm in “The Flintstones.” He had a reputation as a fierce street fighter. At 15, he posted a video in which he knocks a man out cold in a hallway.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 10, 2016
Cherry Hill looks forward after resolution of massive federal gang case (Baltimore, MD): Tensions once ran so high in Cherry Hill that when rival groups gathered in 2007 for a "truce" party, a shooting broke out that killed two and wounded three others.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 10, 2016
Gang member injured in officer-involved shooting, Fresno Police say (Fresno, CA): An armed man was shot early Sunday by officers with the Fresno Police Department after a short pursuit, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Neighbors heard loud noises in the middle of the night as police shot the man they'd been chasing near Fresno City College.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 10, 2016
Does Goshen have a gang issue? (Goshen, IN): Here in this city that has managed to refine and reinvent its image over the past two decades with a thriving downtown arts scene, there remains an undercurrent that is not easy to see and not comfortable to talk about. “I think back in the 1990s (gang activity) seemed more prevalent than it is now,” said Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson during a recent interview with The News.
Source: The Goshen News Date: April 9, 2016
Santa Ana police make new push against gang violence (Santa Ana, CA): Facing a spike in violence, Santa Ana police are making a new push to curb gang activity. Officers say the city has has nine homicides this year - seven of them gang-related - in addition to some 200 assaults with a deadly weapon.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 9, 2016
Mexican Mafia, El Monte gang members guilty of federal racketeering charges (El Monte, CA): Two leaders of El Monte’s primary street gang, one of whom is also a Mexican Mafia member, pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges this week after admitting their roles in violently extorting “tax” payments from local drug and fraudulent document dealers, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 9, 2016
Hanford gang member convicted of 2013 murder of woman (Kings County, CA): A Hanford gang member was convicted April 8 for murdering a woman walking down the street just hours after he was released from jail, the Kings County District Attorney said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 9, 2016
Calgarians seek solutions to gang violence (Calgary, AB): While last month's shooting at the Muslim cemetery near Cochrane is still being investigated, members of Calgary's Pakistani community are trying to figure out what they can do to curb gang-related crimes.
Source: CBC News Date: April 9, 2016
Charges dropped in Oklahoma prison alleged drone smuggling attempt, pending lab tests (Tulsa, OK): Charges against a Tulsa man accused of using a drone in an attempt to smuggle contraband into an Oklahoma prison last October were dropped Thursday as prosecutors await analysis of fingerprint evidence.
Source: Tulsa World Date: April 8, 2016
Owner vows appeal after South Knox club closed (Knoxville, TN): A South Knoxville club has been declared a public nuisance and closed, a little more than two weeks after police say a gang fight inside spilled into the parking lot and gunfire erupted.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 8, 2016
Cops: Organized crime, drug raid nets 64 arrests (Chicago, IL): Sixty-four people were arrested during a drug and organized crime raid that concluded early Friday on the South Side. “The Chicago Police Department will continue to implement practices and missions aimed at reducing the crime and violence in our communities,’’ said interim police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the statement.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 8, 2016
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