Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang rivalry causes deadly summer in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): A rash of teen shootings this summer in Wilmington has been fueled by a deadly rivalry between two street gangs – Shoot To Kill and Only My Brothers – leading authorities to arrest in the last two weeks 20 of 22 young men charged in a sweeping indictment, prosecutors said.
Source: The News Journal Date: July 22, 2016
Overall crime is up in L.A. for the second straight year, LAPD reports (Los Angeles, CA): For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9% compared with the same period last year while property crime was up 3.8%, department records show. Overall crime rose 6.3%.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2016
Eastside Bar Is a Gangster Drug Market, Authorities Allege (Los Angeles, CA): The El Troquero Bar in Boyle Heights is a haven for gang members and buyers and sellers of cocaine and meth, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which is attempting to wrest the bar from its owners, at least temporarily, and hand it over to a court-appointed receiver.
Source: LA Weekly Date: July 22, 2016
Six alleged members of Mafia Insane Vice Lords charged with racketeering (Knoxville, TN): Six alleged members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords street gang have been indicted in a heroin conspiracy in what prosecutors say is the first use in Knox County of the state's racketeering law.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 22, 2016
Former leader of Memphis gang gets 10-year prison sentence (Memphis, TN): Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old James Earl McCracken was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in December.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: July 21, 2016
Suspected gang member charged in throwing burning bottles at black families; Judge denies bail (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member charged in a federal indictment with throwing Molotov cocktails through the windows of sleeping black families at the Ramona Gardens public housing complex in Boyle Heights two years ago in an alleged effort to drive them out of the area was denied bail Thursday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: July 21, 2016
Former gang members, criminals join street team to help reduce violence in Newark (Newark, NJ): Former gang members and those formerly incarcerated are just some members of a new community street team created to reduce violence in Newark.
Source: FiOS1 News Date: July 21, 2016
Retired KCK officer: Gang problem plaguing city (Kansas City, KS): Late Thursday afternoon, Wyandotte County prosecutors announced charges against Jamaal Lewis - the man they said pulled the trigger and killed Kansas City, Kansas, Police Capt. Robert David Melton.
Source: KSHB 41 News Date: July 21, 2016
112 immigrants with criminal pasts arrested in four-day ICE operation in Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): More than 100 immigrants with criminal convictions were arrested during a four-day sweep in Southern California, federal officials announced Thursday. The arrested were immigrants who were involved in gang activity or had three or more misdemeanor convictions or a conviction for a “significant” misdemeanor such as a DUI. Some of those arrested this week were in the country legally, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 21, 2016
Police: Ongoing gang dispute led to fatal Greensboro shooting (Greensboro, NC): An ongoing dispute between rival gangs led to the Beck Street shooting that left Jay Jay Allen dead and injured a 34-year-old man.
Source: News & Record Date: July 21, 2016
Gunfire Often Connected to Gangs Hitting Chicago Children (Chicago, IL): The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that she could protect them by sizing up and avoiding the people whom trouble seemed to follow.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: July 20, 2016
One of Tulsa's ‘Most Wanted' arrested for gang-related offense, shooting with intent to kill (Tulsa, OK): A man deemed most wanted by Tulsa police has been captured. Lauryn Robbins, 19, was taken into custody recently and booked on complaint of shooting with intent to kill, seven counts of use of a vehicle in discharge of a weapon, gang-related offense, intimidation of a witness, possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication and possession of a firearm by adjudicated delinquent.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: July 20, 2016
Teen's death marks 20th juvenile shot in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): The death of a 15-year-old boy on Wilmington's East Side late Monday marked the 20th juvenile to have been wounded or killed by bullets in the city this year – nearly a quarter of all shooting victims in Delaware's largest city.
Source: The News Journal Date: July 20, 2016
Prosecutors: Teen killed because sister was dating rival gang member (Chicago, IL): An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a rival gang member whose sister was dating someone in the accused man's gang, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 20, 2016
Police looking for possible gang members in murder on Gulf Freeway (Houston, TX): Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department need help in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Geovanni Rios.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: July 20, 2016
Bethlehem council considers anti-graffiti ordinance (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed a law that aims to prevent graffiti and remove it more quickly after properties do get tagged.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 20, 2016
San Diego West Coast Crips Gang Member Gets Life in Murder, Sex Trafficking, Robbery Enterprise (San Diego, CA): West Coast Crips gang member Wilbert Ross was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to life in prison for his role in a racketeering enterprise involving execution-style murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego.
Source: San Diego Patch Date: July 20, 2016
Oak Den residents say gang-related shooting shows bigger neighborhood problem (Ogden, UT): An Ogden family said Tuesday’s early morning violence is a sign of their neighborhood’s growing insecurity. Police reported a gang-related shooting of a 37-year-old man at around 1 a.m. at the intersection of 23rd Street and Monroe Boulevard.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: July 20, 2016
Jackson Police address public concern amid recent violence in the city (Jackson, MI): Gang violence is real and can be problematic and right now, it’s the reality facing the city of Jackson. That’s why officials from the Jackson Police Dept. hosted a community discussion Wednesday night to answer questions about incidents that have happened within the last couple of weeks.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: July 20, 2016
HPD arrest 10 in weekend gang roundup (Hattiesburg, MS): With rumors of gang violence circulating on social media this past weekend, several local law enforcement agencies calmed concerns by saying the threats were not credible. The Hattiesburg Police Department was one of those agencies, and they spent the weekend pushing proactive policing.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: July 20, 2016
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