Gang-Related News Articles
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4 minors in Port Lavaca arrested (Port Lavaca, TX): Four minors were charged with coercing, inducing or soliciting membership in a criminal street gang and graffiti, according to the Port Lavaca Police Department.
Source: Victoria Advocate Date: April 29, 2016
Juvenile gang member Phillip Nguyen charged as an adult in murder (Garden Grove, CA): A juvenile gang member was charged as an adult today with attempted murder for shooting a 42-year-old man during an argument. Phillip Nguyen, 15, Garden Grove, is direct filed as an adult and charged with one felony count of attempted murder with willful deliberation and premeditation, and sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm causing great bodily injury and criminal street gang activity.
Source: Orange County Breeze Date: April 29, 2016
NYCHA Under Civil Investigation Following Bronx Gang Takedown (New York, NY): U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking a closer look at the quality of life at New York City Housing Authority residences, following one of the largest gang take downs in city history.
Source: CBS New York Date: April 28, 2016
Lombardo: Surge in violent Las Vegas crime ‘keeps me up at night’ (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police officers arrived at a southwest valley construction site early Wednesday to find the body of a security guard who had earlier been reported missing by his employer.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: April 28, 2016
Houston man admits supplying coke to East Side gang (Buffalo, NY): A Houston man has admitted he helped supply cocaine to a notorious East Side gang. Earl Brown Sr., 54, pleaded guilty to drug and money laundering charges, conceding he regularly provided multiple kilograms of cocaine – drugs that eventually made their way to Buffalo’s LRGP gang, according to federal authorities.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 28, 2016
More NYC gang raids coming, say law enforcement leaders (New York, NY): NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowed Thursday to conduct more raids like Wednesday’s dragnet that ensnared gang members and busted up suspected gun and drug-running operations.
Source: Newsday Date: April 28, 2016
Police seeking two suspects in Toronto ‘gang war’ kidnapping (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say two teenage gang members were kidnapped and tortured in retaliation for a condo shootout earlier this month. Three men have been charged in the incident, and police are seeking two more. According to investigators, early on April 19, members of the Young Buck Killers gang were partying in an Airbnb-rented condo on the 25th floor of a building near Front St. and Blue Jays Way.
Source: Toronto Star Date: April 28, 2016
Knoxville, Chattanooga police chiefs talk regularly about gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said he's been speaking almost daily with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher over the last week.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 28, 2016
Charges rare despite gang violence in WNC (Asheville, NC): North Carolina is keeping tabs on more than 5,000 known gang members statewide. A News 13 investigation found those with gang affiliations in the mountains may be slipping through the system. News 13's investigation uncovered law enforcers may not be using all of the laws and resources at their disposal.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News Date: April 28, 2016
Polk Sheriff says county's GRIP program getting kids out of gangs (Bartow, FL): The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is on a mission to eliminate gangs in schools. In August 2015, with the help of the Department of Justice and Polk County Schools, the Sheriff's Office created GRIP, or the Gang Resistance Intervention Program.
Source: Bay News 9 Date: April 28, 2016
4 more arrests made in massive Bronx gang sweep, as cops continue search for '20 to 30' suspects still at large (Bronx, NY): Four more gang members were arrested across the city Thursday - including an accused murderer already in jail - as authorities kept the pressure on two rival Bronx factions targeted in a massive takedown.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 28, 2016
Merced police make arrests in gang-related cases (Merced, CA): Raids by the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit netted two arrests on gun and drugs-related charges on Wednesday, the department announced.
Source: Examiner Date: April 28, 2016
10 homicides in one ZIP code linked to gang violence, expert says (Jacksonville, FL): One of the most violent areas of Jacksonville could soon be seeing a stronger effort to fight crime. The 32209 ZIP code in Northwest Jacksonville has the highest number of murders in city this year, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: April 28, 2016
Authorities: 120 Arrested In Bronx Gang Takedown; Largest In NYC History (New York, NY): More than a hundred people have been arrested in the Bronx in what authorities are calling the largest gang takedown in New York City history. Authorities are expected to announce charges Wednesday against 120 alleged members and associates of two rival street gangs.
Source: CBS New York Date: April 27, 2016
Bloods-linked gang members charged with running $414G identity-theft ring (Manhattan, NY): More than three dozen members of a Bloods-affiliated gang were charged Tuesday with running a $414,000 identity-theft ring focused on making purchases with stolen credit card accounts at Barneys, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 27, 2016
Madison police chief: Number of gun violence incidents increasing, some gang connections (Madison, WI): Madison Police Chief Mike Koval addressed his concern over the city's growing number of gun-related violent incidents Tuesday, calling the trend “increasingly disturbing.”
Source: The Capital Times Date: April 27, 2016
Canadian defence minister urges B.C. youth to choose military over gangs (Vancouver, BC): Canada’s Defence Minister, who saw combat as a soldier and investigated gangs as a Vancouver police officer, is urging youth tempted to join gangs linked to a wave of shootings in B.C.’s second-largest city to sign up with the military instead.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 27, 2016
Knoxville church groups work to stem violence by reaching ex-offenders (Knoxville, TN): In the wake of gang-related shootings that killed two teenagers in five months, Knoxville leaders have largely turned to programs working with the city's young people as a solution to ending inner-city violence — even announcing plans last week for a $2.9 million youth center.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 27, 2016
CDN/NDG borough partners in anti-gang initiative (Montreal, QC): Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce borough council approved funding for a program to prevent youth from joining street gangs last week. Partnering with Prevention CDN-NDG, the financial contribution of $70,000 for 2016 is identical to that awarded last year, and will go primarily to street-worker employment costs.
Source: The Suburban Date: April 27, 2016
Gang members living with Morris County jail inmates (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County freeholders Wednesday got a crash course in how members of street gangs like the Crips, Bloods, Pagans or Mara Salvatrucha 13 are identified when lodged in the county jail, where they are expected to live peacefully in close quarters.
Source: Daily Record Date: April 27, 2016
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