Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-Gang Program Planned in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): Contra Costa County supervisors will expand an anti-gang program across the county and are looking for a coordinator for the work, county officials said.
Source: El Cerrito Patch Date: November 7, 2016
Suspected gang member's father asks son kept locked up, given treatment (Albuquerque, NM): KOAT has shown the public members of a teenage gang, called the “Get Hard Crew” or “GHC” being arrested again and again. Many viewers expressed concern and asked why the teen’s parents aren’t involved.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: November 7, 2016
Queens Gang Member Who Fired at Police Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison: DA (Queens, NY): A gang member who fired at two officers in Elmhurst was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday, the Queens DA said.
Source: DNAinfo Date: November 7, 2016
Greeley man pleads guilty to manslaughter in connection with 2015 stabbing (Greeley, CO): A Greeley man on Monday pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated motor vehicle theft for his involvement in the stabbing death of a man in December 2015. He was immediately sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: November 7, 2016
Gunman arrested in alleged armed robbery (LaGrange, GA): Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department have rrested the suspect they believe robbed another man outside the Hot Spot convenience store at 523 South Greenwood Street just after 2 p.m. on Friday.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: November 7, 2016
3 year old hit by stray bullet from Brockton gang shootout (Brockton, MA): A 3-year-old-boy was grazed by a bullet from a nearby shootout as he played in his parent's first-floor apartment in Brockton Saturday.
Source: The Republican Date: November 6, 2016
Boston police say fatal shootings likely gang related (Boston, MA): Boston police say two fatal shootings this weekend both appear to be gang related. But Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman, says Saturday’s shootings don not appear to be linked to each other.
Source: WHDH 7 News Date: November 6, 2016
Delray Beach cites concern of link between tattoo shops and crime in justifying new city law (Delray Beach, FL): The city of Delray Beach is drafting a policy to restrict where and how tattoo parlors can set up shop over concerns the industry is associated with gangs. City officials say there is a correlation between tattoo parlors and criminal activity, including gangs, drugs and violence, and are using that as a legal foundation to restrict the locations and operations of tattoo shops in the city.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 5, 2016
San Diego lawmaker wants more transparency in gang database (San Diego, CA): CalGang, a statewide database law enforcement agencies use to share information about suspected gang members, has been around for more than a decade, but how it’s operated and maintained has mostly been walled off from the public.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 5, 2016
Glover announces expansion of anti-gang program across Contra Costa, seeks coordinator (Contra Costa, CA): Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence. Began in Boston, it has been adopted by Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and these cities achieved reductions in gun homicide of 25 to over 60 percent. In California, Stockton reduced gun homicide by more than 43 percent between 1998 and 2001.
Source: Antioch Herald Date: November 5, 2016
'Cunning' Shore Bloods leader could face 30 years (Accomack County, VA): A jury recommended a 30 year prison sentence for a young Parksley man who has been in trouble with the law since he was 15 years old.
Source: Delmarva Daily Times Date: November 4, 2016
Investigation: Gang violence up, funding to fight gang culture goes down (Bakersfield, CA): Local nonprofit groups trying to steer kids and young people away from gangs are dealing with a steep cut in county funds. Project 180 funds were reduced by half, and this comes during a time when gang violence has gone up.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 4, 2016
Who's on Portland's gang list? (Portland, OR): Portland police collect information about gangs and the people, vehicles and addresses linked to them. It's often called the "gang list." The city policy that sets parameters for the controversial data-gathering project is 20 years old and now under review.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 4, 2016
Seven members of Bloods gang jailed on federal drug charges (Wilmington, NC): Seven people, alleged members of the Nine Trey gang, a Wilmington street gang affiliated with the Bloods, were jailed last month on federal drug trafficking charges, according to a news release Friday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Source: StarNews Date: November 4, 2016
Jury convicts Utah man of gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): Following a three-day jury trial, an alleged gang member was convicted Thursday of shooting and killing a Magna man outside the victim's home two years ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 4, 2016
Police targeting violent teen gang of repeat offenders (Albuquerque, NM): A violent gang of teens is terrorizing Albuquerque, and police say the group’s shocking crimes are only getting worse. Police now worry someone could be killed if something doesn’t change.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: November 4, 2016
Federal officials announce major gang indictments (Charlottesville, VA): Federal officials announced a major crackdown on gang activity at the federal courthouse in Charlottesville on Friday. Multiple people have been arrested, including four Virginia prison guards.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: November 4, 2016
San Jose Police on Alert Amid Surge in Gang Violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose police brass is urging beat officers to be careful when approaching crime scenes. NBC Bay Area learned that the department’s commanders sent out an alert warning officers to wait for backup when responding to violent crimes, especially in light of a recent spike in gang violence.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: November 4, 2016
Study: Border Surge Brings Wave of Gang Violence (Washington, DC): The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America at the U.S.-Mexican border has caused more than administrative headaches — it is bringing gang violence to the American heartland, an immigration researcher said Friday.
Source: PoliZette Date: November 4, 2016
Denver police lieutenant punished for ignoring warnings about gang violence before deadly shooting (Denver, CO): A Denver Police Department lieutenant who oversees the gang unit has been punished for sending his officers home and leaving them on the payroll while ignoring a warning about potential violence at a July rap concert in LoDo.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 4, 2016
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