Stories tagged: gangs
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012, 10:39 a.m.
NY court considers: Is gang member a terrorist?
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In 2002, a New York City street gang crashed a christening party, shouted out their superiority, confronted a rival and started a fight that left a …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed
NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn’t need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 12:49 a.m.
Ex-LA gang member exonerated of murder, released
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t commit has been exonerated and set free. John Edward Smith, wearing glasses and …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012, 10:37 p.m.
Judge exonerates former LA gang member of murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of “We love you” as a former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn’t …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012, 3:42 p.m.
Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom
CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012, 4:12 p.m.
Chicago teachers union to continue strike
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Elfega Cazares isn’t taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 12:07 a.m.
Police: Relative reported worries about soldier
SEATTLE (AP) — A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2012, 6:45 p.m.
Man shot in abdomen on lower South Hill
A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he was shot by an unidentified assailant Thursday.
Mon., April 16, 2012
Bonner County prosecutor dropping gang charges
SANDPOINT – A North Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken. …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2012, 7:09 p.m.
Man badly beaten while trying to break up party
A man severely beaten at an underage drinking party last weekend was a 65-year-old neighbor who was trying to break up the gathering as sheriff’s deputies stood outside. Doctors do …
Thu., March 8, 2012
Warrant issued in shooting that injured girl, man
A man accused of shooting a young girl and a man Sunday night confronted a group with a gun after hearing gang-related insults, Spokane police allege. Abubakar “Abu” Samura, 21, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
Details emerge in girl’s shooting; suspect still sought
A man accused of shooting a young girl Sunday night confronted a group with a gun after hearing gang-related slang terms, Spokane police allege.
Mon., March 5, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
Police: Young girl was unintended victim in gang shooting
Police believe a young girl shot Sunday night near Liberty Park was the unintended victim of a gang-related shooting targeting a 23-year-old man.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012, 7:15 p.m.
Spokane, federal authorities arrest dozens
Working with federal authorities, Spokane police executed multiple search and arrest warrants throughout the region this morning.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
Nine charged in killing of rapper
Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two rappers at a Spokane hotel. Spokane police detectives are looking for six men on second-degree …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 22, 2011, 5:19 p.m.
Police seek six in deadly November shooting
Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two aspiring rappers at a Spokane hotel.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 11:33 a.m.
Four arrested in SWAT standoff with tear gas, K-9
Four people were arrested after police pumped tear gas and released a K-9 into a north side apartment this morning during a six-hour SWAT team standoff.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2011
Man arrested in connection with 2007 homicide
A 20-year-old Spokane man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead remains in the Spokane County Jail on $1 million bond after appearing in court …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
Quincy shooting leaves one dead
A shooting last night in Quincy has left one man dead. Authorities say the shooter is still at large.
Fri., March 4, 2011
Feds raid Hells Angels clubhouse in Spokane
A leader of the Washington state chapter of the Hells Angels was arrested Thursday during a raid at the outlaw motorcycle gang’s Spokane headquarters. Ricky Warren Jenks, who was among …
Thu., Feb. 17, 2011
Gunman at Hoopfest pleads guilty to assault
The Hoopfest gunman who opened fire on rival gang members last year, injuring three bystanders in the downtown Spokane crowd, pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault charges. Miguel C. Garcia, 19, …
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010
McKenna to present anti-gang proposal
YAKIMA – State Attorney General Rob McKenna wanted former gang member Manuel Gomez-Garcia to speak today in Yakima at an event to unveil a new anti-gang bill. In an interview …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Drug probe in Bonner County leads to raids, arrests
A yearlong drug investigation in Bonner County has led to the arrests of members of a local motorcycle gang and could result in the seizure of a houseboat and closure …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010, 6:54 a.m.
Gang murder suspect arrested in Compton
A suspect in the murder of a rival gang member outside a party last January is due back in Spokane on murder charges after being arrested Thursday near Compton, Calif.
Thu., Aug. 26, 2010
Gang member guilty of assault, not attempted murder
A jury convicted a gang member Wednesday of using his car to try to run over a bodybuilder – described by one attorney as a “moose of a man” – …
Wed., July 14, 2010, 7:49 p.m.
19 arrested in multi-agency gang sweep
A series of federal arrests is going on today as part of a lengthy drug and firearms investigation targeting Spokane-area gangs.
Tue., July 13, 2010, 7:24 p.m.
Man shot to death in West Central Spokane
The man shot to death in West Central Spokane early today has been identified by police as Nathan D. Gilstrap, 29.
Tue., June 29, 2010, 6:35 p.m.
Hoopfest shooting suspects remain jailed after court
A Spokane police officer pulled his gun on a suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Hoopfest but didn’t fire because of the large crowd, leading to what he described in court …