Gang-Related News Articles
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Survivors’ group calls on Boston gangs to stop violence (Boston, MA): A group of women united by bloodshed gathered outside the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner last night to plead with city gang members to stop the violence.
Source: Boston Herald Date: September 28, 2016
Violent crime on the rise in Santa Maria, according to FBI report (Santa Maria, CA): Violent crime is on the rise in Santa Maria, according to the FBI's latest crime report, and officials are attributing the uptick to gang violence and a growing population.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 28, 2016
Action News Jax Investigates: Growing gang problem in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Action News Jax Investigates the growing problem of gangs in local school. It comes after we showed you exclusive video of a suspected gang member being arrested at First Coast High School for attempted murder. “It’s always been gangs, here, there, never have not been,” said Ivan Brown.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com Date: September 28, 2016
Police seize AK-47, 2 handguns while investigating suspected gang activity (Flint, MI): Police seized three guns, including an AK-47, and arrested a Flint man after an investigation at an eastside home for suspected in gang activity.
Source: MLive Date: September 28, 2016
Plan for Chattanooga neighborhood 'safety zone' draws criticism (Chattanooga, TN): Thirty-one gang members may soon be prohibited from partaking in a number of activities with other known gang members within a roughly two-mile "safety zone" in Chattanooga. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the idea is reminiscent of a controversial strategy called "broken windows policing."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 27, 2016
24 Reputed Gang Members Charged In Drug Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury last week indicted 24 alleged gang members in a racketeering conspiracy in northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, prosecutors say.
Source: WBAL NewsRadio 1090 Date: September 27, 2016
Ottawa's police chief says Carlington restaurant is a hotbed of criminal gang activity (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says that while he wants to see the Suya Spot on Shillington Avenue closed for good, he doesn't have the power to do it. "We don't have the authority to shut a place down. We can lay charges but we don't have the legal authority," Bordeleau said Monday after a violent weekend in which two men were fatally shot — one of them behind the restaurant.
Source: CBC News Date: September 27, 2016
24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): Two dozen alleged gang members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges after an investigation determined they oversaw a violent drug operation in Baltimore City and County that was associated with murder, extortion, witness intimidation, money laundering and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 27, 2016
Sheriff says Hamilton County jail overcrowding causes more gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Could the size of the Hamilton County Jail contribute to the city's gang violence? That's a question some county leaders are asking on the heels of a petition filed to declare two groups public nuisances and an entire neighborhood safe from gang violence.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: September 27, 2016
Vermilion grand jury indicts 14 accused gang members (Abbeville, LA): A Vermilion grand jury handed up an indictment last month, accusing 14 local men of being in a street gang that allegedly has operated in Abbeville for the past 14 years.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: September 27, 2016
Stats Show Violent Crime On the Rise in San Antonio Over the Past Decade (San Antonio, TX): On a national level, crime is at historic lows in this country. Sure, the annual stats released by the FBI Monday might seem alarming at first glance – a 4 percent increase in violent crime from 2014 to 2015. But last year, violent crime was still 17 percent below what it was in 2006.
Source: San Antonio Current Date: September 27, 2016
7 suspected gang members indicted in St. Martin kidnapping, beating (Jackson County, MS): Seven alleged Simon City Royals street gang members accused of holding a woman at a drug house and beating her will face stiffer penalties if convicted of committing the crimes at the direction of or to benefit a criminal street gang organization.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 27, 2016
Belvidere man found guilty in gang-related murder (Belvidere, IL): A 23-year-old Belvidere man faces 35 to 60 years in prison after a Boone County Jury found him guilty today of first-degree murder and mob action.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 27, 2016
Do you know if your child is in a Fall River gang? Here's some tips (Fall River, MA): You might not know what those illegible scrawls on fences and buildings mean or why a group of young people are all wearing similar clothing, but your kids probably do, especially if they’re teenagers. Fall River Police officer Brett Kimball, assigned to the Special Operations Gang Unit, sees a world of gang activity, and the tragedies that come with it, in his line of work.
Source: The Herald News Date: September 27, 2016
Gang associates sentenced in Kevin Quick murder trial (Charlottesville, VA): A former associate and a former gang member of the 99 Goonz Syndikate have been sentenced for their role in the gang’s criminal activity, including the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick. Leslie Casterlow was sentenced in Charlottesville Federal court to 44 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release. Her sentence is just over 3.5 years behind bars.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: September 27, 2016
Portland police arrest two gang members, seize gun after traffic stop (Portland, OR): Portland police arrested three people, including two gang members, after a traffic stop on Monday night in Portland.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 27, 2016
Gang member admits he used job at cancer center to scare witnesses (Detroit, MI): In a move that offered an inside look at the retaliatory world of gangs, a Detroit gang member pleaded guilty today to using his job at the prestigious Karmanos Cancer Institute to help others try to find and silence a mother and her two sons hospitalized with gunshot wounds suffered during an attack at their home.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: September 27, 2016
Gang Member Charged with Murder in 9-Year-Old Cold Case, DA Says (Manhattan, NY): A gang member who shot and killed two men in a turf war nine years ago has been charged with murder, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Source: DNAinfo Date: September 27, 2016
Gang unit detectives arrest 17-year-old at First Coast High School (Jacksonville, FL): A 17-year-old was arrested on Monday at First Coast High School by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office gang unit detectives on attempted murder, armed robbery and other charges.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com Date: September 27, 2016
Violent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI says (Washington, DC): Homicides in the United States went up by more than 10 percent in 2015 over the year before, while violent crime increased by nearly 4 percent in the same period, according to new statistics released by the FBI.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 26, 2016
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