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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

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

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