Gang-Related News Articles
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Year-long probe leads to massive East Palo Alto gang bust (East Palo Alto, CA): In a span of a little over a year, an East Palo Alto street gang burglarized more than 200 homes in San Jose and other nearby towns all while cruising around in luxury cars, including Porsches and BMWs, police said.
Source: SF Gate Date: September 1, 2016
FBI’s Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force looking to move into Courthouse (Oakland, CA): A memorandum of understanding for new space allocation for the Oakland County Gangs and Violent Crime Task Force was referred to the Finance and Planning and Building Committees Wednesday night.
Source: The Oakland Press Date: September 1, 2016
Proposed pilot program aims to curb gang violence (San Antonio, TX): The city has a new plan to stop gang violence on the east side. In its proposed budget, more than $100,000 are set aside for a gang violence intervention program. "Two kids were shot," resident Justin Smith-Jimenez says while pointing to a house that was caught in the crossfire of gang crime.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News Date: September 1, 2016
Changing Gang Violence Taxes Police and Citizens (Peoria, IL): A recent uptick in violence in Peoria has police saying gang violence is to blame. "There were 4 people shot in 3 different incidents in the city of Peoria" explains, Lieutenant Scott Cook of Peoria Police Department. Cook says it’s a lot of smaller groups causing problems, as opposed to the traditional gangs Peoria has seen in the past.
Source: CentralIllinoisProud.com Date: September 1, 2016
Gang member arrested in murder of 71-year-old man in Jurupa Valley, deputies say (Jurupa Valley, CA): A man was arrested in the murder of a 71-year-old Jurupa Valley who was gunned down near a golf course, according to deputies.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: September 1, 2016
Charges filed in gang-related prison fights (Salt Lake City, UT): An inmate already serving a sentence of life without parole for killing two people at an Ogden wedding party now faces charges of stabbing another inmate at least 30 times.
Source: Deseret News Date: September 1, 2016
Yuma police arrest suspect wanted in fatal gang related shooting (Yuma, CA): Yuma police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a gang-related shooting in which a 15-year-old boy was killed.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: September 1, 2016
Six MS-13 gang members charged with murder in Lawrence killing (Lawrence, MA): Federal authorities have charged six people with a 2015 murder in Lawrence, adding new charges this week to a sweeping indictment made public in January that targeted 60 reputed members of the violent MS-13 street gang. Close to a dozen of the men have been charged with murder in five other cases.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 31, 2016
Chicago in the midst of most violent month since 1996 (Chicago, IL): The nation’s third-largest city has recorded 81 murders so far in August, making it the most violent month that Chicago has seen in nearly 20 years, according to Chicago Police Department data. Chicago, which has already recorded 462 murders this year, according to police department data, hasn’t experienced this level of violence since the late 1990s and early 2000s when the city recorded 600 or more murders annually.
Source: USA Today Date: August 31, 2016
Teens latest victims of gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): The city is seeking State Police assistance and has diverted cops from other units in an effort to combat recent gang violence that threatens to take over Bridgeport neighborhoods. “I’m calling in every available officer and doing everything possible to curb the violence that is occurring in the city of Bridgeport,” Police Chief Armando Perez said Tuesday.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 31, 2016
Ruling means new trial for one of four confessed Knox gang members in shootout (Knoxville, TN): A state appellate court has ordered a new trial for an admitted Bloods gang member involved in the shooting of an innocent Vine Middle School student in a decision that changes the way gun violence is prosecuted in Tennessee.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: August 31, 2016
Bring Back Violence 'Interrupters,' Workers Say After Nykea Aldridge Murder (Woodlawn, IL): Former violence interrupters are calling for programs like Operation CeaseFire to again get state funding to help reduce the rising violence in Chicago.
Source: DNAinfo Date: August 31, 2016
Multi-defendant Juvenile Gang Preliminary Hearing (Yolo County, CA): The preliminary hearing in the case against Jose Epps, Sergio Gamino, Jeremy Nguyen, Jorge Trujillo, and Jessica Nguyen was presided over by Judge Samuel T. McAdam in Department 7. All of the defendants are juveniles except Jessica Nguyen who recently turned 18 years old.
Source: The Davis Vanguard Date: August 31, 2016
Teen in hospital after gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A teen is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the chest Tuesday evening in Santa Rosa, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: August 31, 2016
Louisville gangs using social media to recruit kids (Louisville, KY): A new danger is lurking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Officials say Louisville gangs are using social media sites to recruit kids and bolster their images. Last week, police say there was a drive-by shooting in the Smoketown neighborhood near Jacob and Clay Streets. Investigators say Troyvonte Hurt's friend tried to fire back at the car, but he mistakenly shot the 14-year-old in the back of the head instead.
Source: WDRB News Date: August 31, 2016
Police and community unite to limit and clean gang graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Police are tracking gang graffiti in several Charlotte neighborhoods. Experts say there has been a surge in summer months, but now there is a way for community members to report it through a service called Code Enforcement.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: August 31, 2016
Walla Walla Fairgrounds dresscode brings light to ongoing problem (Walla Walla, WA): A dresscode at the Walla Walla Frontier Days Fair has locals talking about a bigger issue. Residents said the gang problem is growing everyday. An ordinance passed by Walla Walla County commissioners prohibits gang related attire or insignias. Many said with recent gang violence in the area, this is a good idea.
Source: KVEW News Date: August 31, 2016
Crime up 4 percent overall in mid-year report (San Diego, CA): The increases were relatively small, but more people in San Diego County were killed, raped and robbed in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, according to a regional crime report released Wednesday. Combined with a rise in property crime, it raised the overall crime rate per 1,000 people by 4 percent, the report said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 31, 2016
FBI Agent Affidavit Reveals MS-13 Gang Member Was Instructed To Say He Was A Refugee (Washington, DC): A February affidavit from a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent about the transnational gang MS-13 reveals a member was instructed to say he is “fleeing the violence in El Salvador” when dealing with police.
Source: The Daily Caller Date: August 31, 2016
New ‘Bizarre’ Gang Surfaces in Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members of the gang, called Savage Life, with a hostage incident that occurred at the jail late last month.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight Date: August 31, 2016
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