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Guatemalan teen in Detroit recounts escape from violence, poverty (Detroit, MI): A surgical scar stretches along Oswaldo Ramos’ forearm where Guatemalan gang members broke it during a violent beating.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 28, 2014

Detroit police vow crackdown after east side shootings (Detroit, MI): After a 24-hour period in which three incidents of gunfire on or near the city’s east side in one of the city’s most violent ZIP codes left a teen dead and six others wounded, Detroit’s police chief has vowed to step up efforts to crack down on gang activity and stop the bloodshed.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 28, 2014

Appeal shaves 18 months off sentence for gang member in shooting of rival’s mother (Grand Rapids, MI): Six months into his 14- to 27-year prison sentence, the teen gang member whose lousy aim resulted in him inadvertently shooting a rival’s mother got a small gift from the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Source: MLive    Date: August 27, 2014

Accused Flint gang member gets life in prison for stepfather's slaying (Flint, MI): An accused Flint gang member was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of killing his stepfather.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: August 25, 2014

Ecorse resident charged in connection with alleged gang activity (Detroit, MI): Another person has been charged federally in connection with alleged Latin Counts gang activity. A coalition of law enforcement agencies announced July 25 the arrests and indictments against 33 members of the Latin Counts gang, which is active in Lincoln Park, Ecorse and southwest Detroit.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: August 15, 2014

From Facebook to the streets: How social media is fueling youth violence in Kalamazoo (Kalamzoo, MI): In the days after 13-year-old Michael Day was shot and killed in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood, rumors were flying in the hallways of Loy Norrix High School about retaliation violence.
Source: MLive    Date: August 5, 2014

Flint man implicated in three slayings gets 30 years in prison after helping in gang case (Flint, MI): A Flint man charged in three slayings could now only serve 30 years after an appeals court overturned his sentence.
Source: MLive    Date: August 4, 2014

Holland-area teen facing adult murder charges in gang-related stabbing death (Holland, MI): After nearly 18 months of relative quiet following the federal arrests of 31 alleged Holland Latin Kings members, the shadow of gang violence has apparently been cast over the Lakeshore again.
Source: WHTC News    Date: August 2, 2014

Lansing police take gang resistance program to the streets (Lansing, MI): An effort to keep kids out of gangs is literally on the move. For the first time, the Lansing Police Department's G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) school-based program is hitting the streets. Officers are working with the city's Parks and Recreation Department and area faith groups, to connect with kids using fun summer activities.
Source: WILX 10 News    Date: August 1, 2014

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

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