Gang-Related News Articles
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Police ask Senate for funding, surveillance changes to fight MS-13 gang (Washington , DC): Local law enforcement officials asked senators on Wednesday for more federal funding, and even changes to federal surveillance laws to help them battle the MS-13 gang, which is responsible for a growing wave of violence and murder across the country.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: May 24, 2017
4 arrested, 2 wanted following 2-month investigation into Dover gang activity (Dover, DE): At the culmination of a two-month investigation into activities and affiliations of a local gang, Dover Police announced Wednesday four individuals had been charged, and two were still being sought.
Source: WDEL News Date: May 24, 2017
George County battles gang epidemic (George County, MS): Nestled in the 484 square miles of rural George County - largely unseen and hidden from the naked eye - is a gang problem fueled by drugs. "Who would of ever thought George County had a gang problem?" said Sheriff Keith Havard.
Source: WLOX News Date: May 24, 2017
One shot in Aurora shootout between undercover officers and gang suspects (Aurora, IL): Details are still coming out about the Wednesday morning shootout on Aurora's East Side between undercover police officers and a group of alleged gang associates and burglary suspects they were watching.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: May 24, 2017
61 indicted in alleged drug operations in Central Arkansas (Little Rock, AR): Sixty-one people are named in federal indictments unsealed Wednesday in an investigation into alleged drug trafficking by gangs in central Arkansas, according to a news release from Patrick Harris, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Source: Arkansas News Bureau Date: May 24, 2017
Gang member gets more than 9 years in Newark crack cocaine conspiracy (Newark, NJ): A reputed Grape Street Crips gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 112 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking crack cocaine in Newark.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 24, 2017
Suspected Crips street gang hangout part of Saturday police search in Danville (Danville, VA): An anonymous caller told Danville police that a house on Girard Street had been used for “gang initiations” for the Crips street gang.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: May 24, 2017
A former gang member, ex-con who made a choice to change his life (Denver, CO): It’s graduation season for more than just high schoolers and college students. A former gang member and ex-con is graduating valedictorian Wednesday from a year-long program that works with those who want to better themselves.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: May 24, 2017
Man who hid gun used in gang fight outside Orem High admits to weapons charge (Salt Lake City, UT): A convicted felon who hid a gun that was fired during a fight between rival gangs outside Orem High School last year admitted to a federal weapons charge.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 24, 2017
Feds say ‘godfather’ of Bloods ran the Charlotte gang from New York prison cell (Charlotte, NC): A sweeping, federal indictment issued in Charlotte last week identifies Pedro Gutierrez by the nicknames “Magoo,” “Inferno” and “Light.” The 15,000 members of the United Blood Nation had their own name for the 44-year-old New Yorker, federal prosecutors say. They call him “Godfather.”
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 23, 2017
Utah jury finds defendants guilty of obstruction, not murder, in gang-related shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A jury acquitted two men of murder, but found them guilty of giving false information to police, in connection with the 2013 shooting death of a rival gang member in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 23, 2017
Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related (Pueblo, CO): A 42-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a "gang-related" shooting during a suspected drug deal gone bad, Pueblo police said.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 23, 2017
1 killed, 1 wounded in South LA gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting believed to be gang-related in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 23, 2017
Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths (Champaign, IL): Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Source: EurekAlert! Date: May 23, 2017
Social media 'gang war' fuels spike in drive-by shootings, Dallas chief says (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are shuffling resources, again, to combat a spike in drive-by shootings that the police chief blames on gang warfare, often fueled by social media.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: May 23, 2017
Much of Gang Prevention and Intervention Starts in the Community (Manassas, VA): Facing a disturbing rise in gang violence, police say enforcement is only part of the problem. Prevention and intervention is important, too, and much of that starts in the community.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: May 23, 2017
This deadly gang recruited children to rob pharmacies, feds say (Indianapolis, IN): On Christmas Day in 2014 — just before pharmacy robberies would surge to record-breaking levels in the new year — an alleged gang member posted on social media: "Don't get killed for giving names." Such threatening posts were typical for the gang, which called itself "The Mob," authorities say.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: May 23, 2017
Gwinnett gang leader, members sentenced after terrorizing Korean-American community (Gwinnett County, GA): A federal court recently convicted the leader and four members of a gang that had been terrorizing Korean-American residents in Gwinnett County. Duluth resident Eugene Chung, 43, led the gang, which specialized in “shaking down” Korean-American businesses in the area for “protection payments.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: May 23, 2017
Gang Members in Custody on Weapon, Drug Charges (Merced, CA): On May 19th, officers with the department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived on the 100 block of West 16th Street to investigate two gang members who’d fled from them.
Source: Crime Voice Date: May 23, 2017
2 gang members plead guilty to their roles in 4 murders, shootings (Norfolk, VA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in four murders and multiple shootings.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: May 23, 2017
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