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‘Juggalo’ Army Recruits Join Suit Against FBI over Being Listed as a Gang (Detroit, MI): Several U.S. Army recruits, who also happen to be fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigations over the classification of the “Juggalo” fan base as a “hybrid gang.”
Source: Breitbart    Date: June 30, 2015

Defenders look at Detroit's criminal groups (Detroit, MI): Detroit is making big strides in its comeback. But to really get there, something has to be done about its violence. A lot of it comes from young people who are involved in crime rings or gangs. I recently spoke with several of those young people to see what is being done for those who feel stuck in the cycle.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: June 22, 2015

Court to hear appeal about FBI gang report on Juggalos (Detroit, MI): Insane Clown Posse’s next gig? A federal court. It’s not a performance by the Detroit rap-metal duo, but arguments by lawyers who say Insane Clown Posse’s fans have been unfairly targeted by police. A 2011 FBI report described fans as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”
Source: WLNS 6 News    Date: June 18, 2015

Man arrested after gang-related baseball bat fight in Holland Township (Holland Township, MI): An 18-year-old faces criminal charges for his alleged involvement in a gang-related baseball bat fight in Holland Township.
Source: MLive    Date: June 18, 2015

Several Grand Rapids homes defaced with gang graffiti (Grand Rapids, MI): Judy Nelmark stays with her sister and brother-in-law, and the married couple has lived in their Grand Rapids home for nearly half-a-century. “49 years without a bit of trouble,” Nelmark said.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: May 28, 2015

"Internet banging:" How social media is fueling gang violence (Ann Arbor, MI): Gang members across the country aren’t just carrying guns. They’re also armed with Twitter and Facebook. That’s the focus of a study whose title really says it all: "Internet Banging: New trends in social media, gang violence, masculinity and hip hop."
Source: Michigan Radio    Date: May 27, 2015

Gun violence declines in Kalamazoo neighborhood one year after 13-year-old killed (Kalamazoo, MI): When spring arrived in Kalamazoo last year, tension was already on the rise in the Edison neighborhood.
Source: MLive    Date: May 23, 2015

$500k grant helping to fight gun, gang crime in Saginaw, leaders say (Saginaw, MI): Those fighting crime in Saginaw have been given a boost in funding to help do the work needed to improve the community, law enforcement leaders announced today.
Source: MLive    Date: May 22, 2015

Man accused of killing pizza delivery driver was former co-worker, appeared at memorial service (Flint, MI): Police have charged a second man in connection to the death of a local pizza delivery man.
Source: WNEM 5 News    Date: May 22, 2015

Five men get life in prison for role in deadly Flint street gang (Flint, MI): Five men were ordered to spend the rest of their lives in federal prison for their role in a Flint gang that authorities said terrorized neighbors on the city's south side. Members of the Howard Boys street gang were sentenced Tuesday, May 19, by Flint U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith following a first-of-its-kind two-month long racketeering trial in Flint federal court, which targeted a dozen members of the southside street gang that claimed its turf as "Murda Ville."
Source: MLive    Date: May 19, 2015

Former Chicago gang member brings jobs program to Holland youth (Holland, MI): His former life as a gang member in Chicago cost him his wife, his home, and his best friend, who fell victim to gun violence. After hitting rock bottom, Willie Watt has made it his mission to give other people a chance to leave life on the streets, a chance he wish he would have had for his own life.
Source: WXMI FOX 17 News    Date: May 19, 2015

Shooting on Detroit's east side injures 3 (Detroit, MI): Three people, including two teenagers, were shot Saturday evening in front of house on Detroit’s east side, according to police. Police believe the shooting may be gang-related and that drugs may have been involved.
Source: WDIV News    Date: May 16, 2015

'Gang felony' charge added in 2nd Muskegon vs. Heights murder case (Muskegon, MI): For the second time, the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office has moved to add a "gang felony" charge to a murder case involving an alleged Muskegon-Muskegon Heights gang rivalry.
Source: MLive    Date: May 5, 2015

"Related Through Money" Detroit gang members indicted (Detroit, MI): Five members of a Detroit street gang known as Related Through Money have been indicted on racketeering charges alleging acts of violence on the city's northwest side, including around a local high school, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 28, 2015

Lansing men sentenced in gang-related shooting, beating (Lansing, MI): Emotions ran high in Ingham County Circuit Court today after a Lansing man was sentenced for an attempted murder conviction.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: April 22, 2015

Former teen gang member turns life around with gospel music (Detroit, MI): Detroit native Mario Wilson has quite the story to tell. He was a teenage gang member who never let go of the beliefs his grandmother taught him, even when he was furthest from them. By sharing his story he hopes to show others it's never too late to turn your life around.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: April 16, 2015

107 Detroit-area arrests made during nationwide sting on gangs (Detroit, MI): A six-week federal crackdown targeting gang members nationwide has resulted in the arrest of 107 people in the Detroit area who have ties to the Atherton Terrace, Folk Nation, Latin Counts and Surenos gangs.
Source: C&G Newspapers     Date: April 15, 2015

Feds arrest 89 locally in nationwide gang crackdown (Detroit, MI): Federal agents have arrested 89 people in Metro Detroit during a nationwide crackdown on violent gang members.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 8, 2015

Police report on Kalamazoo school gun incident details day of tension, frustration (Kalamazoo, MI): The 16-year-old who accidentally fired a handgun in a Loy Norrix High School bathroom is linked to a street gang and stole the gun from his father, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety report of the incident.
Source: MLive    Date: March 31, 2015

Local men give gang prevention talk to Michigan students via digital classroom (Adrian, MI): After lost connections and chants of, “Can you hear me?” a trio of men from San Antonio talked to students more than 1,000 miles away in Adrian, Michigan, about not joining a gang.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 29, 2015

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