Gang-Related News Articles
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Lehigh DA touts enhanced gang-tracking computer system (Allentown, PA): About 30 criminal gangs are active in Lehigh County, selling drugs on Allentown's streets and trafficking prostitutes in county hotels. Law enforcement officers know a lot about these gangs thanks to the county's Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, a high-tech computer system that allows detectives to collect, analyze and share information on a secure Internet portal.
Source: The Morning Call Date: December 21, 2015
NC teen killed, 4 others hurt in gang-related drive-by shooting, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting at 11th and Castle Street on Sunday. One teenager is dead and four others have been wounded as a result of the drive-by shooting in downtown Wilmington, according to Wilmington Police.
Source: WNCN News Date: December 20, 2015
Gang-related shootings continue over weekend, Kankakee police say (Kankakee, IL): Another house was shot at early Saturday night, continuing a weeklong series of gang-related shootings in Kankakee.
Source: Daily Journal Date: December 20, 2015
As schools try to combat gangs, concerns arise about profiling (Washington, DC): The fight that broke out in a hallway at Cardozo Education Campus in the District last month was not an uncommon event, but the consequences of involvement were serious for two students: both were taken into custody and suspended for 12 days.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 20, 2015
Muncie teens sentenced in gang shooting (Anderson, IN): Their participation in gang-related violence has resulted in lengthy prison terms for two Muncie teenagers. Donald Trent Johnson Jr. and Brandon Allen Bilbrey, now both 17, were arrested last March in connection with a drive-by shooting on Anderson's west side. One of the bullets fired struck an Anderson youth in the hand.
Source: The StarPress Date: December 20, 2015
Slaying of Macon teen, other killings spur call to end violence (Macon, GA): Sunday was a call to action from Pastor Antonie Walker of Grace Corner Church in Macon. His nearly 200-member church at 5511 Bloomfield Road is a about two miles away from the Linwood Drive home where 14-year-old Ta'shuntis "Tootie" Roberts was killed in a gang-related, drive-by shooting Dec. 13. Two other violent killings have taken place since the freshman at Southwest High School was slain.
Source: The Telegraph Date: December 20, 2015
2 gang members arrested in Merced, police say (Merced, CA): A Planada gang member was arrested at a Merced hotel carrying a loaded assault rifle, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 20, 2015
Various agencies work on new force (Little Rock, AR): The FBI is working to form a Northwest Arkansas gang task force including officers from area police departments, including Springdale and Rogers.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Date: December 19, 2015
Athens police taking hard line against gangs; gang task force formed and specialized unit planned (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman is making good on his vow to crack down on illegal gang activity after the death three weeks ago of an innocent bystander caught in a gang shootout.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: December 19, 2015
Lindsay woman nabbed for spraying gang graffiti (Porterville, CA): A Lindsay woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation of gang graffiti spray-painted on the walls of Porterville businesses.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: December 19, 2015
Trigger Happy: Witnesses are staying mum as shootings in Alamance County rise in 2015 (Burlington, NC): There was the mother in Burlington who, upon hearing a popping sound one night in March, walked into her 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom to find plaster dust on the child’s forehead from the gun fired by a man in the apartment next door.
Source: The Times-News Date: December 19, 2015
Hungry Hill shooting gang-related, according to Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri (Springfield, MA): Police Commissioner John Barbieri said detectives believe a double shooting early Saturday outside a Hungry Hill bar was gang- and drug-related.
Source: The Republican Date: December 19, 2015
UIC Gets Federal Grant To Research Effects Of Violence On Black Male Youth (Chicago, IL): The University of Illinois at Chicago plans to launch a study into the experiences of violence survivors, specifically black men ages 18 to 24, as part of a three-year, $1.5 million grant it received from the U.S. Justice Department.
Source: Progress Illinois Date: December 18, 2015
Two Six gang member sentenced to 4 years in prison (Hammond, IN): A Gary man was sentenced to four years in prison for trafficking illegal drugs while working for the Two Six Nation street gang. Paul Henry “Big Brock” Brock II, 28, must spend three years on supervised release after he leaves prison, U.S. District Court records show.
Source: The Times Date: December 18, 2015
2 members of ‘Block Burners’ gang agree to plea deals (Indianapolis, IN): A member of the so called “Block Burners” gang has now been sentenced, and another had his charges dismissed. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers took down the majority of the gang in a raid this summer.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: December 18, 2015
Federal jury convicts 2 men of supplying heroin to Pittsburgh street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury Friday convicted two men of supplying heroin to the East Hills Bloods street gang in Pittsburgh. Richard Bush, 52, of East Hills and Mayank Mishra, 35, of Shaler each face up to a life sentence when U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentences them April 6.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: December 18, 2015
3 men arrested in connection with gang-related stabbing in Burbank (Burbank, CA): Three young men have been arrested in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Burbank, police said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: December 18, 2015
Gang member charged after drug raid near Round Lake (Round Lake, IL): A documented gang member was arrested and charged after he was caught destroying drug evidence during a search warrant, Lake County sheriff's officials said Friday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 18, 2015
Gang member arrested after fatal shooting, car crash, deputies say (Polk County, FL): A documented gang member is behind bars after a man died following a shooting and crash Thursday night in Poinciana, deputies say.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: December 18, 2015
11 arrested in Coachella Valley gang task force sweep (Riverside County, CA): Eleven people were arrested Thursday when a Coachella Valley gang task force served search warrants at a series of addresses in four cities and the unincorporated areas of Thousand Palms and Whitewater.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 18, 2015
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