Gang-Related News Articles
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Brooklyn gang leader may face death penalty for his role in two murders (Brooklyn, NY): The feds have indicted the leader of a Brooklyn gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Nicholas Washington, 32, was charged with the slayings of two bystanders killed by trigger-happy members of his G'z Up cocaine crew in a racketeering indictment unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 19, 2016
'Brick Squad' street gang fingered for drug and firearms crimes (Cleveland, OH): An indictment targeting members of a street gang based in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood was unsealed Wednesday. The 39-count indictment is the result of a months-long investigation by Cleveland police, the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives working in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. It charges four members of the "56 Bricks" or "Brick Squad" gang.
Source: Cleveland 19 News Date: October 19, 2016
Gang members break into Ford dealership (Rosenberg, TX): Four men were arrested Tuesday after breaking into a Ford dealership, according to Rosenberg police. Authorities said all four men have ties to the gang, MS-13.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: October 19, 2016
Gang member charged with fentanyl possession (Bradenton, FL): A 19-year-old member of the gang Team No Sleep was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of more than 50 grams of fentanyl, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 19, 2016
Gangs in mid-Missouri prisons continue to be a growing problem (Callaway County, MO): Gangs in mid-Missouri prisons and across the state are continuing to be a growing problem. Earlier this week, ABC 17 News reported on Joseph Frasher after he was arrested for domestic assault, among other charges. According to court documents ABC 17 News obtained, Frasher has ties to a statewide gang called Family Values. According to the Anti-Defamation League, gangs and gangs with white supremacist leanings are a growing problem in Missouri prisons.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News Date: October 19, 2016
SFPD Traces Violent Crime Spike in Bernal Heights to Increased Gang Activity (San Francisco, CA): During Monday night’s meeting held to address a disturbing spike in violent crime in Bernal Heights, San Francisco police officers told a room of about 50 concerned Bernal neighbors that many of the recent incidents are related to increased gang activity.
Source: Bernalwood Date: October 19, 2016
Trial begins for accused Pottstown gang members (Norristown, PA): While he previously identified two men from Reading and Pottstown as being associated with violent gang activity, a Philadelphia man went south on prosecutors when he came face to face with the alleged gang members in court.
Source: The Mercury Date: October 19, 2016
Police: Two separate gang disputes sparked latest Chattanooga shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Everyone ran when the shots rang out except a 17-year-old girl, who fell right where she had been standing. Alone on the pavement, she didn't move. Police cars came screaming in minutes later, a witness said, and the girl was rushed to a Chattanooga hospital, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 18, 2016
Jury convicts one gang member, acquits another in rival's 2014 slaying (Providence, RI): Minutes after a jury convicted one gang member of the 2014 slaying of a rival and cleared another, the victim's father pleaded for peace on the streets.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 18, 2016
How does gang recruitment work in Bibb, and how young does it start? (Bibb County, GA): Corporal Allen Kendrick with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says with nearly 30 gangs in Bibb County, we have a problem. "What do you think the point of being in a gang is?," our Chelsea Beimfohr asked 17-year-old Bibb resident Savion Wright.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: October 18, 2016
Oakland gang member gets 12 years in prison for jewelry heist, other crimes (San Francisco, CA): A gang member was sentenced Monday to 12 years of imprisonment following convictions for forced labor, robbery and firearms-related offenses, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 18, 2016
Three teens charged in theft of car and taking part in gang activity (Columbus, GA): Columbus police have charged two teen girls and a juvenile in the Oct. 8 theft of a 2013 Ford Mustang that may have involved gang activity.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: October 18, 2016
Police say recent shootings related to gang feuding (Everett, WA): Gunfire in recent weeks is likely part of an ongoing gang feud that already claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. The gangs, primarily operating in south Everett, have been shooting at each other for more than a year.
Source: HeraldNet Date: October 17, 2016
Omaha gang member tried to put a hit on woman, authorities say, but he was talking to federal agent (Omaha, NE): In the police telling, Dionte Dortch is a significant force in the 44th Avenue Crips, a potent contributor to gangland violence in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 17, 2016
Yakima County jail uses segregation methods to keep gang violence down (Yakima, WA): When a gang member is jailed, it’s tempting to think everyone is a bit safer. But it’s not necessarily true. Putting a Norteño into a cell with Sureños practically assures violence that puts inmates — and corrections officers who must break up fights — at risk.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 17, 2016
Residents believe gang war plagues San Bernardino neighborhood (San Bernardino, CA): Police are investigating another shooting in an area of the city where residents believe a gang war has erupted.
Source: The Sun Date: October 17, 2016
Jury deliberations begin in 2014 Providence gang murder trial (Providence, RI): It will now be up to a jury to decide whether two gang members plotted to kill their rivals in a deadly October 2014 shooting at the Chad Brown housing complex. A jury of six men and six women began deliberating around 3 p.m. Monday in the murder trial of Young Niggas In Charge street gang members Bruce Moten and Antonio "Tone" Fortes.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 17, 2016
He tried to steer Denver kids away from gangs. Now his family fears gang members gunned him down (Denver, CO): Deonta McDonald was not only a surrogate parent in a crowded household with his single mom and five younger siblings. He was also a leader of peers in a neighborhood where gang affiliation was a given for most youths.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 17, 2016
City to expand successful violence-reduction strategy beyond South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): During his campaign, mayoral candidate Jim Kenney repeatedly called to expand Focused Deterrence, a violence intervention strategy that contributed to a dramatic decrease in shootings and homicides following its 2013 implementation in South Philadelphia.
Source: PhillyVoice Date: October 17, 2016
181st Memphis homicide victim identified (Memphis, TN): A man shot in August has since died from his injuries, putting the city at 181 homicides for the year. The death comes just after the city has experienced the deadliest week so far in 2016, according to records.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: October 17, 2016
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