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U.S. attorney says rival gangs in competition with Latin Counts in Lincoln Park, Ecorse, southwest Detroit (Detroit, MI): Rival gangs are in competition with the Latin Counts for territory in southwest Detroit, Lincoln Park and Ecorse, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: July 29, 2014

Take an in-depth look at cases against Flint's Howard Boys street gang (Flint, MI): Nearly two dozen men were convicted in state and federal court for their role in the Howard Boys street gang, which prosecutors say terrorized the streets in Flint's south side.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: July 28, 2014

Flint street gang taken down by same law used against the mafia (Flint, MI): A violent south-side gang is believed to be the first from Flint targeted by a federal law that has taken down the mafia.In the more than 40 years the RICO act has been used against everything from the Gambino Family to the Hells Angels, it wasn't until now that federal prosecutors in Flint used the anti-racketeering statute to go after a dozen members of the Howard Boys.
Source: MLive    Date: July 28, 2014

Classmates turned rival gang members: What led up to the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Michael Day (Kalamazoo, MI): Michael Day and Victor Garay were similar in many ways. Both had a love for basketball, often playing on Kalamazoo's south side. They were teenagers living in the Edison neighborhood and attended school together. The two got along for several years.
Source: MLive    Date: July 28, 2014

33 indicted in multi-agency southwest Detroit gang bust (Detroit, MI): More than three dozen suspected criminals are behind bars, after a roundup of alleged Southwest Detroit gang members. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade made the announcement Friday at a news conference with the Detroit One — a multi-agency coalition charged with reducing violent crime by bringing in the worst offenders.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: July 25, 2014

Former Latin Kings gang leader, boxing coach sentenced to 17.5 years for dealing cocaine (Grand Rapids, MI): Frank Cisneros hoped a post-indictment, pre-sentence transformation from a Holland Latin Kings gang leader to a boxing coach trying to help youth avoid his mistakes would convince a federal judge to be lenient on him for a drug distribution conviction.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2014

Lansing Police team up with kids (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police are taking the G.R.E.A.T. Program out to the parks. The G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program is a school-based program taught by a Police Officer in the classroom. It's all about offering kids skills to avoid getting in trouble with the law, and associating with gangs.
Source: WILX 10 News    Date: July 24, 2014

Accused Howard Boys gang member convicted of stepfather's slaying (Flint, MI): A man already serving a prison term for armed robbery has been convicted of the 2005 killing of his stepfather. Jurors found Terrell Dejuan Roche guilty July 18 of first-degree premeditated murder, second-degree arson and felony firearms.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

Jury delivers guilty verdicts for five of six defendants in Howard Boys gang trial (Flint, MI): A federal jury has handed down verdicts in a massive racketeering case, pronouncing five of the six men on trial guilty of being part of a deadly south Flint street gang.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

Jury deliberations set to begin in Flint Howard Boys gang trial (Flint, MI): Jury deliberations are set to begin in a massive federal racketeering case against six men accused of being part of a deadly south Flint street gang. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the case Monday, July 21, against the men accused of being part of the Howard Boys gang, which prosecutors accused of using violence and intimidation to control the gun and drug trade on the city's south side.
Source: MLive    Date: July 21, 2014

Gang member sentenced for murdering teen (Grand Rapids, MI): Emotions were high in court Tuesday afternoon, when a gang member was sentenced for the 2011 murder of a Grand Rapids teenager. Miguel Lopez was shot while riding his bicycle on the city's southwest side.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: July 16, 2014

Insane Clown Posse loses lawsuit filed over gang designation (Detroit, MI): The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: July 8, 2014

Two women charged with threatening witnesses in trial against Howard Boys gang members (Detroit, MI): Two women were charged in federal court Monday after allegedly threatening witnesses in a trial against members of a purportedly violent street gang.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: July 7, 2014

Man faces life offense in suspected gang-related Saginaw shooting on Genesee (Saginaw, MI): A 20-year-old man faces up to life in prison after prosecutors charged him in connection with a May shooting on Saginaw's East Side.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: July 2, 2014

Police: Gang affiliated teen wounded in Kalamazoo shooting (Kalamazoo, MI): Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety are asking witnesses to come forward with information after a teenager was shot in the Edison Neighborhood this afternoon.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: June 29, 2014

Kalamazoo teen with gang ties uncooperative after being found in Edison neighborhood with bullet wound (Kalamazoo, MI): A teenager with a known gang affiliation was found with a gunshot wound Sunday after police responded to reports of shots fired near the Edison neighborhood intersection where 13-year-old Michael Day was gunned down in a gang-related shooting on Memorial Day.
Source: MLive    Date: June 29, 2014

DPD steps up fight against gangs (Detroit, MI): As the Motor City put on its best face Monday night for the fireworks, police did their best to keep out a small minority, waiting to disrupt things. With over 100 gangs and about 2,500 known gang members operating in Detroit, not to mention their followers, DPD has an elite division of officers, whose purpose is to gather gang intelligence.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: June 24, 2014

Feds to ICP: Drop lawsuit; we never labeled fans as gang members (Detroit, MI): Gang members, or misunderstood rap fans? That's what a federal judge will soon decide about the "Juggalos" — fans of Detroit music duo Insane Clown Posse, which claims the FBI is giving its fans a bad rap by labeling them as dangerous gang members.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: June 23, 2014

Attorney asks for mistrial in Howard Boys gang trial after jurors allegedly intimidated (Flint, MI): The attorney for a Flint man charged with murder in connection to a racketeering conspiracy case against a suspected violent street gang is asking for a mistrial after he claims jurors hearing the trial have been intimidated.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: June 21, 2014

Edison Neighborhood rallying against gang violence (Kalamazoo, MI): Enough is enough: that's what we're hearing from people who live there about ongoing gang violence in Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood. A rally is being held Monday night but one local group has been on the ground in the Edison Neighborhood for almost a year already working to bring peace.
Source: WWMT Channel 3 News    Date: June 16, 2014

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