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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 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

Task force to crack down on gang violence (Saginaw, MI): It's been ranked one of the most violent cities in the nation, but now a task force is returning to help make Saginaw a safer place. The multi-agency force will focus on cracking down on gang activity.
Source: WNEM 5 News    Date: June 16, 2014

Saginaw 'Gang Task Force' back on city streets through FBI, Michigan State Police partnership (Saginaw, MI): After nearly two years on the shelf, the police agency commonly known as Saginaw's Gang Task Force is back on the streets. "Our job is to disrupt and dismantle," says FBI Senior Resident Agent Steven T. Flattery.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: June 15, 2014

Last of 31 Latin Kings found guilty in federal court (Holland, MI): Local law enforcement officials are glad to see the last of 31 defendants linked to a Holland gang found guilty in Grand Rapids federal court on Friday. "We are pleased with the outcome of this lengthy investigation that has had a substantial positive impact on the Holland area and has solved crimes reaching back over the last three decades," said Matt Messer, chief of the Holland Department of Public Safety.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: June 13, 2014

Police officials: Juvenile gang activity behind spike in crime in Leforge corridor apartment complex (Ypsilanti, MI): Ypsilanti Township and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office are targeting an apartment complex on Leforge Road where officials say juvenile gang activity is at the root of a sharp increase in crime over the past year.
Source: The Ann Arbor News    Date: June 11, 2014

Guns and gangs in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood a growing concern for police, residents (Kalamazoo, MI): Alarm is growing among police and Edison neighborhood residents about two feuding gangs and their role in rising gun activity in the wake of a shooting that killed a 13-year-old.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette    Date: June 7, 2014

Police: BH gang activity on the rise (Bent Harbor, MI): Gang activity in Benton Harbor has been around for years, but is increasing, said Benton Harbor Deputy Director of Police Services Dan McGinnis. And he said he needs help from residents to squash it before it escalates even more this summer.
Source: The Herald-Palladium    Date: June 6, 2014

Police blame gangs, family violence for 10-day spike in Detroit shootings (Detroit, MI): Family violence and gang wars are largely responsible for a crime spike that includes 12 homicides and 100 shootings during the past 10 days, police said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: June 4, 2014

Kalamazoo's Lightning Kicks combats gang-related violence, serves at-risk youth (Kalamazoo, MI): A local gym is trying to help the Kalamazoo community through teaching discipline, self-control and perseverance while aiming to combat gang-related violence and help at-risk youth.
Source: Western Herald    Date: June 2, 2014

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