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Documents: Rival Lansing gangs involved in '14 shootout (Lansing, MI): A shootout last year involving men in speeding vehicles, which a prosecutor called "madness in broad daylight," was fueled by rival Lansing gang members seeking retaliation, court documents say.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: February 24, 2015

Allegations purporting Chengguan as MSU gang fall flat with Chinese students (East Lansing, MI): Allegations of a Chinese student gang on campus appear to be exaggerated, according to MSU Chinese students who know members of the group. The allegations were made by the prosecutor in the trial of two MSU Chinese students accused of beating a third Chinese student at a Meridian Township karaoke bar Jan. 31, 2014, the night of the Chinese New Year.
Source: The State News     Date: February 17, 2015

Rap videos highlight 'gang felony' hearing in doorstep murder case in Muskegon (Muskegon, MI): A Muskegon judge Wednesday watched a jarring YouTube video of gun-wielding young Muskegon men - including murder defendant Isiah Amoz Spears - rapping about drugs, guns, death and "keep(ing) your mouth closed."
Source: MLive    Date: February 11, 2015

Gang member gets 21-78 years for fatal drive-by shooting (Grand Rapids, MI): A judge in Grand Rapids has sentenced a 19-year-old gang member to 21 to 78 years in prison for accidentally killing a 16-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: February 10, 2015

Doorstep murder case: 'Gang felony' probable-cause hearing scheduled in Kentae Jones slaying (Muskegon, MI): Muskegon County prosecutors on Feb. 11 will try to show a judge probable cause that the January 2013 killing of 18-year-old Kentae Jones was gang-related.
Source: MLive    Date: January 30, 2015

Alleged Chinese student gang at MSU focus of trial (Mason, MI): A Michigan State University student from China beaten severely last year at a karaoke bar was attacked by members of a Chinese gang, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: January 27, 2015

Murder rate in Grand Rapids at 50-year low (Grand Rapids, MI): The murder rate in Grand Rapids hit a 50-year low in 2014. There were six murders in the city in 2014 in comparison to 17 in 2013; a single-year drop in murders of nearly 65 percent.
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: January 14, 2015

Detroit gang leader behind Little Caesars Pizza robbery sentenced to 346 months in prison (Detroit, MI): A leader of a street gang that operated on the city's east side was sentenced Tuesday to 346 months in prison for aiding and abetting an armed robbery of a Little Caesars pizza restaurant.
Source: MLive    Date: January 13, 2015

Gang member gets prison time for firing shotgun at Michael Day's uncle, mother in Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, MI): Had his case gone to trial, prosecutors planned to show how Vontrey Doubley's penchant for guns and his association with a Kalamazoo gang helped fuel ongoing violence in the Edison neighborhood.
Source: MLive    Date: January 5, 2015

Motion to allow 'gang' felony charge against Isiah Amos Spears granted; preliminary hearing set (Muskegon, MI): If the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office can show probable cause that Isiah Amos Spears shot an 18-year-old Muskegon Heights man over gang-related activity, then an additional, "gang-related" charge against him will stand, a judge ruled Monday, Dec. 29.
Source: MLive    Date: December 29, 2014

Muskegon prosecutors seek 'gang' charge against murder suspect in Kentae Jones drive-by shooting (Muskegon, MI): For the first time, authorities are openly calling the Jan. 24, 2013, shooting death of 18-year-old Kentae Jones of Muskegon Heights "gang-related" and "gang-motivated."
Source: MLive    Date: December 18, 2014

Gunman gets prison for "wild west'' shooting downtown (Grand Rapids, MI): A man who opened fire on a rival gang member in downtown Grand Rapids last winter in what a judge described as a daytime "wild west shootout'' will spend at least five years in prison.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: December 2, 2014

Bryce Young escapes gang violence of Tennessee to lead Ann Arbor Pioneer football (Ann Arbor, MI): Bryce Young took the field on Sept. 6 in memory of his cousin Jarvis Hines, who was shot and killed earlier that week in Young’s old neighborhood. The transfer running back from Brownsville, Tenn. kept Hines in his heart and mind as he rushed for a season-best 229 yards in Ann Arbor Pioneer’s first win of the season.
Source: MLive    Date: November 26, 2014

Gang-related graffiti becoming problem in Muskegon; police say they're cracking down (Muskegon, MI): A rash of destructive graffiti in Muskegon has police cracking down on violators and letting residents know of their responsibilities in combating it.
Source: MLive    Date: November 21, 2014

Holland Latin Kings helped form other gang chapters: former high-ranking national leader (Holland, MI): A former high-ranking national Latin King said Holland Latin Kings were considered “up to par,” based on the gang's structure, use of violence, large number of members and adherence to the Latin Kings’ manifesto.
Source: MLive    Date: November 19, 2014

Last of Holland Latin Kings sentenced to prison (Grand Rapids, MI): Antonio Rios and David Casillas were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. Casillas received a 30-year sentence and Rios was hit with a 25-year sentence. The pair were the only defendants to go to trial; the others entered guilty pleas.
Source: Grand Haven Tribune    Date: November 18, 2014

The death of Holland's Latin Kings: After two decades of 'turf,' neighbors reclaim their streets (Holland, MI): For a lot of years, the Holland Latin Kings considered East 17th Street their own stretch of real estate. Linda Loggins didn’t. She would stand on her front porch, phone in hand to report gang activity.
Source: MLive    Date: November 16, 2014

Former Latin King's family sees heartache behind prison sentence (Holland, MI): After prison visits to see her father, 4-year-old Nyah Cabrera can’t understand why her dad can’t come home. She’ll probably be a teenager when that happens.
Source: MLive    Date: November 16, 2014

21-year-old on bond for gang-related shooting now charged with felony gun possession (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old who was out on bond awaiting sentencing for a gang-related shooting was in caught possession of a firearm, prosecutors say.
Source: MLive    Date: October 20, 2014

2nd teen convicted in gang fight death of boy, 13 (Kalamazoo, MI): A second teenager has been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a Kalamazoo middle-schooler during a gang fight.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: October 20, 2014

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