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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

Saginaw man gets prison sentence for gang-related shooting (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old will serve about four years in prison for a gang-related shooting and felony gun possession. Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Tuesday, March 17, sentenced Jomar R. Barnes in the unrelated felony cases.
Source: MLive    Date: March 25, 2015

SAFE task force releases violence reduction ideas (Grand Rapids, MI): The task force formed after a sudden spike in violence in the Spring of 2014 presented its recommendations to city officials. The Safe Alliances for Everyone (SAFE) report focuses on five categories: Prevention investment, eliminating violent acts, activating economic opportunity, community engagement, education and empowerment, and effective positive change in public institutions.
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: March 24, 2015

Accused gang members convicted in daytime shootout (Lansing, MI): Two Lansing men were convicted Wednesday of assault and weapon charges in a shootout last year that ended in the beating of a rival gang member.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: March 11, 2015

Jury weighing decision in Lansing shooting, beating incident (Lansing, MI): A jury is deciding the fate of two men prosecutors say were ringleaders in a "very frightening street world" that included two driveby shootings in as many days and ended with the shooting and brutal beating of a rival gang member.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: March 10, 2015

4 Lincoln Park men, allegedly involved with Latin Counts street gang, charged with murder (Detroit, MI): Four Lincoln Park men, who are alleged members of the Latin Counts violent street gang, were charged by a federal grand jury with murder occurring in southwest Detroit, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced March 6.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: March 6, 2015

Trial delayed for man charged in 'gang related' Ypsilanti homicide (Ypsilanti, MI): Keandre Duff, 19, will wait an additional month to stand trial on charges he killed Ypsilanti teenager Keon Washington. Duff's final pretrial hearing was scheduled for Tuesday with his trial set to begin March 23, but the prosecutor's office requested an adjournment until a ballistics evidence report by the Michigan State Police is made available.
Source: MLive    Date: March 3, 2015

Police resource officers returning to Saginaw schools under new federal grant (Saginaw, MI): For many years, the Saginaw Police Department's school resource officers were a common sight in the hallways of the community's public schools. But budget cuts in recent years resulted in the elimination of the program, Police Chief Robert Ruth said.
Source: MLive    Date: March 3, 2015

Saginaw signs off on $500,000 police grant aimed at reducing gun and gang-related crime (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw's city leaders on Monday, March 2, approved a federal grant agreement that will bring $500,000 to the community in an effort to curb gun violence and prevent gang activity. Funding for the cooperative grant was recently released to the city's police department and its partners through the U.S. Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods grant program.
Source: MLive    Date: March 2, 2015

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