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Gang Activity

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  • Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant

    Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant
    The shooting of an elderly man in May was not unlike many other gang-related shootings across Chicago — except in this case, the suspected triggerman was on probation and working as a paid FBI informant. A Tribune investigation has found that...
  • 2 charged in 2013 shooting death of teen in Grand Crossing neighborhood

    2 charged in 2013 shooting death of teen in Grand Crossing neighborhood
    Two gang members appeared at a bail hearing Saturday afternoon in the 2013 shooting death of a 17-year-old outside of a recording studio in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood, prosecutors said. About 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 26, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson, 17,...
  • Little-known legal move may aid young refugees

    AUSTIN, Texas Maria Aracely says she was pushed out of her home by her mother as her small town in western Honduras deteriorated into a place where gang members killed with machetes and charged a tax to live. The 18-year-old fled with her infant daughter...
  • In Newport News, police focus on high-profile members, prevention to address gang problem

    A recent spike in youth violence and perceived gang crime has generated calls for action to take criminals off the streets. At a forum in June that brought together leaders and experts from Newport News and Hampton, officials said targeting gang members...
  • Family of man shot by FBI raises questions about shooting

    The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified. While relatives of...
  • Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora

    Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
    Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend murder, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence. The slaying of Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city's fourth gang-related homicide in 2014,...
  • Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'

    Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'
    Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town. How a fourth-grader...
  • Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora

    Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
    Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence. Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city’s fourth gang-related homicide victim in 2014,...
  • Miami cop fired for killing unarmed man wins back his job

    A Miami police detective fired for killing an unarmed man three years ago has won his job back. Officer Reynaldo Goyos fatally shot Travis McNeil and wounded friend Kareem Williams in the winter of 2011 as they sat in a car at a Little Haiti following...
  • Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say

     Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say
    Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
  • In border crisis, cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

    Second of two parts. Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...