Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang grant helps pay for language interpretation device (Kennewick, WA): Gang grant helps pay for language interpretation device. Part of the battle police face is getting the message out there about gangs. Head sets will be used to translate to families who don't speak English and want to learn more about why their children may be joining gangs. Most of the gangs we have in the area are Hispanic.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: September 27, 2011
Warm Springs gang member sentenced in shootout (Portland, OR): A Warm Springs gang member was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in federal prison Tuesday for trying to kill a deputy U.S. marshal last year, firing two rifle shots that narrowly missed the officer, one so close he heard and felt the bullet whiz by his head.
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21 Date: September 27, 2011
Former gang member killed (Quincy, WA): Ramiro Munoz Jr., 40, Quincy, died from gunshot wounds Friday night in Quincy. He reportedly got into an argument with another man before the shooting, according to Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: September 27, 2011
TPD says gang violence up slightly (Tucson, AZ): Tucson Police are seeing an increase in gang crime. They tell us two weekend homicides and another fatal shooting September 20th all have gang ties.
Source: KGUN 9 News Date: September 27, 2011
City stabbing-death case to go to jurors (Poughkeepsie, NY): Jurors could begin deliberating as early as this afternoon in the trial of two men accused in the stabbings of three men — one of them fatally — outside a tavern in the city last year.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 27, 2011
Gay black youths go from attacked to attackers (Washington, DC): Whenever there’s trouble around the Chinatown and Gallery Place Metro stations in the District, the finger of blame often points to a most unusual group of suspects: a black gay gang called Check It.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 27, 2011
10 arrested in north county gang sweeps (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies reported arresting 10 people during a series of gang sweeps in the north county between Wednesday and Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: September 26, 2011
Fifth man is arrested in Worcester slaying (Worcester, MA): A fifth man allegedly involved in the killing of former Vice Lords gang member Juan Melendez was arrested Saturday night, and is scheduled to appear in Central District Court today.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 26, 2011
Dispute between rival gangs leads to Wichita's latest homicide (Wichita, KS): A 19-year-old man is dead after a dispute between rival gangs at a party led to gunfire early Sunday morning, police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: September 26, 2011
Newport News releasing anti-gang report (Newport News, VA): The city is releasing a new report this week that outlines a strategy for curbing gang violence. The report is a culmination of a year's worth of meetings by task force committees and subcommittees, drawing from a number of areas of expertise, including police, churches and non-profit community groups.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 26, 2011
Waukegan High teen dies in gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): The mental health team for Waukegan High School was activated Monday for students upset over the shooting death of a senior in a gang-related shooting. Police Chief Daniel Greathouse said it has been over a year since someone was killed by gang-related violence in the city and he vowed to make an arrest in the case.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: September 26, 2011
Castroville man convicted of attempted gang murder (Salinas, CA): A Castroville man will do time in connection with a gang related attempted murder. The Monterey County District Attorney's office made the announcement today, that could send 22 year old Alex Alejo to jail for life.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 26, 2011
Gang gunfire hits Parkrose apartment (Portland, OR): A Parkrose neighborhood apartment was hit with three bullets in a drive-by shooting about 1 a.m. Monday morning. Police already in the area heard the shots and raced to the complex near 119th and Sandy. No one was hit. Police said the shots were gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 26, 2011
Abbotsford police cancel Mad Child gig citing fears of gang violence (Abbotsford, BC): Rap artist Mad Child, contrary to what his artist name suggests, was pretty low key after Abbotsford Police cancelled his show due to fears of gang violence on Thursday night.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 26, 2011
Boone County continues fight against gang violence (Belvidere, IL) : Boone County has spent more than 90 thousand dollars over the last few years fighting gang violence. State's attorney Michelle courier says it has definitely paid off.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: September 26, 2011
Whether a pair of alleged gang members killed a rival in order to impress their peers will be decided by one jury (Grand Rapids, MI): Whether Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas targeted Elmer Luis Chavez for death because of his gang ties is the central question facing a Kent County jury today. A three-week trial came to an end Monday where Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Gerald Faber brought 20 alleged eye-witnesses to the stand, many of whom were gang members or former gang members or associates – as virtually all of them claimed.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 26, 2011
Groups seek to sever school resource officers from ICE gang task force (Glenwood Springs, CO): Police officers whose duties include work as a school resource officer should be barred from collaborating with federal immigration enforcement officials, say a pair of immigrant rights groups that have called attention to the issue locally.
Source: Post Independent Date: September 26, 2011
UIC launches program to address community violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago youth often witness community violence, such as fights, shootings, burglaries, and gang conflict. The Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research has launched a program aimed at reducing and preventing community violence affecting youth and families.
Source: National Newswire Service Date: September 26, 2011
Fight at Onate High School ends with stab wounds (Las Cruces, NM): A fight between two male students at a Las Cruces high school left one boy in the hospital and another in police custody. A witness to the fight, who did not want to be identified, told KFOX14 that she saw the boys fist-fighting each other when one of them took out a knife. "They were screaming a sign, a gang-related sign," the witness said.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: September 26, 2011
Two suspected gang members arrested on robbery charges (Reno, NV): Two suspected gang members were arrested Saturday on charges they battered a man sitting on his step after he refused to give them money that was to support their street gang, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 26, 2011
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