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Bounty Hunter Bloods gang members convicted in Detroit RICO case (Detroit, MI): A jury convicted three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang on Monday. The gang is accused of operating in northwest Detroit, selling narcotics, trafficking firearms and committing armed robberies, home invasions and carjackings.
Source: MLive    Date: August 25, 2015

Three Detroit gang members convicted of racketeering (Detroit, MI): Three high-ranking members of a west-side Detroit gang were convicted Monday of racketeering and related offenses, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. A federal jury convicted the three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang after a four-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 24, 2015

Can science predict gang killings? (East Lansing, MI): Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University criminologists and public health researchers.
Source: MSU Today    Date: August 13, 2015

Two dozen Ravendale gang members indicted for drug ring (Detroit, MI): Two dozen members of an east side Detroit gang have been indicted for a large-scale drug ring, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced Friday.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 7, 2015

Detroit Vice Lords gang members charged in shooting (Detroit, MI): Seven alleged members of the Vice Lords gang face multiple charges after members of a family were shot in May for attempting to leave the group, officials said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 4, 2015

Supreme Court overturns conviction in Flint gang slaying (Flint, MI): The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction for a man alleged to be part of the Pierson Hood street gang after it ruled prosecutors allowed a witness to lie and used his fraudulent testimony to their advantage.
Source: MLive    Date: July 31, 2015

Prosecutor aims to padlock house on allegations of violence, gang activity (Flint, MI): Authorities are attempting to padlock a house where they claim residents with links to a neighborhood gang were involved in more than a half-dozen shootings in the past three years. But those living in the house say they are being victimized by others in the neighborhood and the police have refused to help them.
Source: MLive    Date: July 30, 2015

'We will put you in jail,' sheriff tells Ypsilanti-area gangs (Ypsilanti, MI): As a team of community volunteers known as the Interrupters went door to door this past weekend in Ypsilanti, one of the fliers handed out to residents at their doorsteps was a letter from Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton.
Source: MLive    Date: July 27, 2015

Residents, police reflect on safety alliance success ahead of gang-targeted expansion (Ypsilanti, MI): Community leaders plan to temporarily expand the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance's coverage area in an attempt to stomp out the gang violence that has erupted across the city in recent weeks.
Source: MLive    Date: July 26, 2015

Muskegon street gang 'chief executive officer' heading back to prison (Muskegon, MI): A parolee identified as the "chief executive officer" of an allegedly violent Muskegon street gang was recently sentenced to state prison for trying to persuade a woman to commit perjury for him.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2015

Ypsilanti community 'Interrupters' take action to stop gang violence (Ypsilanti, MI): They call themselves the Interrupters. And on Saturday afternoon, they fanned out across Ypsilanti to deliver a message to their fellow residents: It's time to interrupt gang violence in the community.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2015

Washtenaw County officials announce anti-gang initiative (Wastenaw County, MI): Washtenaw County officials announced a new initiative that will try to put a stop to gang violence in the Ypsilanti area. The initiative includes increasing the number of officers in Ypsilanti. The announcement comes after multiple shootings between two rival gangs over the course of several days.
Source: Michigan Radio    Date: July 23, 2015

Patrols ramped up in Ypsilanti amid gang shootings; officials to speak Thursday (Ypsilanti, MI): The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is lending some deputies to help patrol isolated areas in Ypsilanti following an eruption of gang violence in the wake of Keandre Duff's death.
Source: MLive    Date: July 22, 2015

More shots fired, possible gang activity under scrutiny after Ypsilanti homicide (Ypsilanti, MI): Police are investigating after gunfire hit an Ypsilanti Township home overnight and shots were reportedly fired on an Ypsilanti street not far from where Keandre Duff was shot to death early Sunday morning.
Source: MLive    Date: July 17, 2015

Christian Lopez pleads guilty to two felonies stemming from gang-related fight (Holland, MI): An 18-year-old Holland Township man involved in a gang-related fight June 16 that resulted in a vehicle’s windows being smashed pleaded guilty to two felony charges.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: July 9, 2015

‘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

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