Gang-Related News Articles
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Suspects sought in surge of deadly gang violence in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana community saw a week filled with gang violence, and authorities are asking for help to find several killers.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: February 16, 2017
St. Petersburg Police tackling gang problem before it gets out of control (St. Petersburg, FL): St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway unveiled a new gang unit for the very first time to City Council on Thursday. Holloway outlined how gangs have started a turf war over lucrative territories to sell drugs and how it is leading to more shootings and young teens getting killed.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: February 16, 2017
Parents of some arrested in gang operation contest use of RICO Act (Fort Myers, FL): The families of several men charged with Racketeering in connection to a gang investigation attended a meeting Thursday intended to explain how the RICO Act was used to arrest 21 men.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: February 16, 2017
Newport News gang associate sentenced to 25 years in 2010 murder (Newport News, VA): An associated of the Black P-Stones gang in Newport News is facing 25 years for a 2010 murder. Authorities say Chadrick Lard, 26, pleaded guilty to the murder in December 2015.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: February 16, 2017
5 Goleta Residents Arrested in Gang-Related Altercation on Santa Barbara’s Westside (Santa Barbara, CA): Five Goleta residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following what Santa Barbara police believe was a gang-related altercation on the city’s Westside.
Source: Noozhawk Date: February 16, 2017
Two arrested in slaying that appears gang-related (Memphis, TN): Memphis police have arrested two men in a killing that appears to be gang-related, according to an affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: February 16, 2017
Brooklyn gang members busted for financial fraud, stealing from banks (Brooklyn, NY): A group of Brooklyn gang members were busted for stealing from various banks, prosecutors said Wednesday. Nine members of Folk Nation, Flatbush G-Stone Crips and a subset of the 8-Tray Crips gang called “Bosses in Business” allegedly deposited 241 counterfeit checks — then withdrew over $94,000 from 71 unsuspected financial institutions.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 16, 2017
FBI: Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states (Cleveland, OH): Members of a violent Ohio street gang have been charged in federal court for their involvement in the thefts of $500,000 worth of cellphones and electronic devices from stores and shopping malls in nine states outside of Ohio, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: February 16, 2017
Member of Newport News gang ‘Thug Relations’ sentenced to 40 years (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for his role in crimes connected to a street gang known as “Thug Relations.”
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: February 16, 2017
His friend said ‘Don’t shoot,’ but he fired anyway (Macon, GA): Tkyemia Dashawn Watts was with friends, throwing money at strippers at Macon’s Club Status on Feb. 2, 2015, when he noticed a group of people giving him strange looks.
Source: The Telegraph Date: February 16, 2017
Denver’s homicides hit a 10-year high in 2016 after domestic violence killings spiked (Denver, CO): The number of homicides rose in Denver for the second year in a row in 2016, reaching a 10-year high of 56 people amid a sharp rise in domestic-violence deaths. While the homicide numbers were higher, Denver police did see some success. The number of gang-related killings dropped significantly, and officers were able to solve more cases than the previous year.
Source: The Denver Post Date: February 15, 2017
Newark gang member admits role as drug wholesaler (Newark, NJ): A drug wholesaler for the Grape Street Crips in Newark pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug trafficking charges on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Source: NJ.com Date: February 15, 2017
Suspect arrested for gang injunction violations (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police arrested a man Sunday for violating the gang injunction after they say they discovered him stumbling out of a bar.
Source: Times Record News Date: February 15, 2017
Ten charged with being members of violent Raleigh street gang (Raleigh, NC): Federal prosecutors say 10 members of a violent street gang who operated east of downtown Raleigh have been indicted on racketeering charges and other related offenses, including the murders of two rival gang members in 2008 and 2009.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 15, 2017
Self-described 'gang-banger' denies shooting and drug charges (Auburn, ME): A self-described "gang-banger" who told police he shot at a motorist from a rival gang who "disrespected" him denied related charges, including attempted murder, on Wednesday.
Source: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal Date: February 15, 2017
10 charged in connection with killing of 15-year-old Md. girl (Fairfax, VA): Nine people have been arrested and charged in connection with gang activity and the disappearance of a 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl, who was found dead in a Virginia industrial park on Saturday.
Source: WTOP News Date: February 15, 2017
LA’s west San Fernando Valley is no ‘Shangri-La’ as gang crime stirs concern (Los Angeles, CA): The perception that life west of the 405 Freeway is relatively free of crime is one that hasn’t gotten past Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield. He and other community leaders in the West Valley aren’t buying what he’s heard from some people.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: February 15, 2017
Recent Fairfax County arrests raise questions on how to combat gang violence (Washington, DC): The arrests of six juveniles and four young adults for the gang-related murder of a 15-year-old Maryland girl in Fairfax County is highlighting the ongoing struggle police and other authorities are up against when it comes to battling gang violence.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: February 15, 2017
R.I.C.O. Act Used to Prosecute Lake Boyz Gang (Fort Myers, FL): Legal experts are weighing in after the Fort Myers Police Department arrested more than 2 dozen members of the Lake Boyz gang last month by applying a state law designed to crack down on organized crime. While some praise FMPD for using the RICO Act to get the gang off the streets, others are critical saying the blanket charges may be going too far.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: February 15, 2017
Reputed gang member convicted in drug case (El Paso, TX): A reputed Sureños gang member was convicted on several drug trafficking-related charges. Carlos “Chapo” Dorado, who was arrested after a nearly three-year investigation by several law enforcement agencies, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of selling, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 15, 2017
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