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Detroit police arrest 30 in response to believed gang activity on east side (Detroit, MI): Detroit police officials promised a gang crackdown in honor of a young woman who died Wednesday in a hail of bullets. On Friday, police said Operation Aundrea Garland produced 20 felony arrests, two confiscated handguns and 10 misdemeanor arrests, among other action and discoveries.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 29, 2014

Leader of east-side Detroit street gang convicted of armed robbery (Detroit, MI): The leader of an east-side Detroit steet gang was convicted Friday in the armed robbery of a pizzeria, following a federal court trial, according to U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade.
Source: Macomb Daily    Date: August 29, 2014

Detroit police believe three shootings gang-related (Detroit, MI): Two men from across the street had just walked up and started talking to the girls when police say a burgundy late 90s Saturn pulled up. A man got out of the passenger with an AK-47 and started shooting.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 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

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

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

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