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Jury trial on track for Vallejo gang member accused of 2015 murder (Vallejo, CA): The spring jury trial is on track for a 23-year-old man, who is believed to be a member of a Vallejo criminal street gang and accused of first-degree murder in 2015.
Source: Times-Herald Date: April 13, 2021
Yakima police arrest suspected gang member related to drive-by murder (Yakima, WA): Police arrested a man they believe is responsible for the shooting and killing of a man at a Motel 6 from Monday. The 37 year old suspected gang member was arrested shortly before noon after a short foot chase with police near the Red Apple motel.
Source: KIMA TV Date: April 12, 2021
Judge Reduces Killer’s Life Sentence Again (New Haven, CT): For the second time in two years, a federal judge ruled that a former Latin King who was sentenced to life in prison for murders committed at 18 years old shouldn’t have to spend the rest of his days behind bars.
Source: New Haven Independent Date: April 12, 2021
South LA mom wants DA to seek gang enhancement in daughter's death (El Segundo, CA): She’s no longer here, but the memory of Leah Evan’s daughter is never out of her mind. “I did get to hug her 10 hours before she died, which was a blessing,” Evans said of her last interaction with Chloe, before she was gunned down in a car-to-car shooting in 2019.
Source: Spectrum News 1 Date: April 12, 2021
19-Year-Old North Crowley HS Graduate Was Victim of Friday Night's Shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A 2020 graduate of North Crowley High School was killed in a gang-related shooting Friday night that left five others wounded on Southwest Loop 820, police say. Dominick Primes, 19, of Watauga, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: April 12, 2021
ICE reports the arrest of a Mexican gang member in Colorado (Aurora, IL): A 29-year-old man, who ICE is reporting is a Mexican gang member and was on the ERO’s Top 10 Most Wanted List, was arrested in Colorado on Friday.
Source: KKTV 11 News Date: April 12, 2021
Street gang member who acted as getaway driver in St-Léonard Mob hit denied parole (Montreal, QC): A street gang member who acted as the getaway driver when a close friend of organized crime leader Raynald Desjardins was murdered in St-Léonard in 2013 has been denied parole as he continues to serve time behind bars for his role in the homicide.
Source: Montreal Gazette Date: April 11, 2021
Trial of man accused in 2017 Cathedral City bar shooting begins Monday (Murrieta, CA): Opening statements are set for Monday for the trial of a reputed gang member accused in a 2017 shooting at a Cathedral City bar that left a man severely injured.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2021
5 People Shot, 1 Killed After Possible Gang-Related Shootout Between Cars On Texas Highway (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police are searching for several possible gang members who shot at each other from their cars, injuring five people, including a man in his home near the service road of the freeway.
Source: CBS DFW Date: April 10, 2021
Members of Cleveland’s ‘Grimy Lost Boys’ gang tied to fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy, carjacking, court records say (Cleveland, OH): Seven men are accused of being members of the Grimy Lost Boys street gang linked to a deadly shooting of a 13-year-old boy and a carjacking, according to court records. All seven are charged with participating in a criminal gang and various gun possession charges. One is charged in a carjacking and several are accused of trafficking PCP and fentanyl.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 10, 2021
Project on gang violence led to 831 charges, $1.8 million in drugs seized, Hamilton police say (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton Police Services' project focused on retaliation between gangs has led to 112 people charged and has taken roughly $1.8 million in drugs off the streets, police say.
Source: CBC News Date: April 9, 2021
Church at 38th and Chicago reaches out to gang members nearby (Minneapolis, MN): Halfway through Pastor Curtis Farrar's Sunday service in the parking lot of his church at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, he quit talking to the congregation and spoke directly to the men who stand at the intersection's northeast corner day after day.
Source: StarTribune Date: April 9, 2021
Two Fruit Belt Gang Members Plead Guilty To Gun Charge (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Antwaine Parker, 28, and Michael Woods, 32, both of Buffalo, NY, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Each faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: April 9, 2021
7th member of MS-13 criminal enterprise indicted for murder (Houston, TX): Another member of the violent international street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is set to appear in federal court for his alleged role in a 2018 murder, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: April 9, 2021
Gascon Pushes To Eliminate Juvenile Strikes, Reorganizes Gang Unit (Los Angeles, CA): District Attorney George Gascón Friday outlined plans to reorganize his office’s gang unit and co-locate prosecutors in police stations in hopes of creating closer community ties.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: April 9, 2021
Duval among 4 counties to benefit from new Florida program for young crime victims (Duval County, FL): A new program launched Friday in Florida will provide funding for Urban Leagues in Duval and several other counties to help young victims affected by crime. The funds for the public services program, called Thrive, will be used in Duval, Broward, Leon and Pinellas counties to help with advocacy, basic needs, relocation, security doorbell installation and more.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: April 9, 2021
How LAPD's Community Safety Partnership Bureau is working to build trust with the community (Los Angeles, CA): Tension between police and the public it serves is an issue in Southern California and nationwide. The Los Angeles Police Department has found a way to address it and build trust within the community. When the department launched its Community Safety Partnership Bureau in 2018, officers literally took to the streets and walked the neighborhood to meet and get to know its residents. But there was real skepticism.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 9, 2021
Maricopa County Attorney's Office held high-level meetings before protest gang charges (Maricopa County, AZ): In the days before a group of demonstrators were arrested and charged as a criminal street gang, Maricopa County prosecutors held multiple high-level meetings with police departments, intelligence officers, and terrorism investigators to discuss police protest cases, according to internal calendar entries obtained by ABC15.
Source: ABC15 Arizona Date: April 9, 2021
Juvenile injured in gang-related shooting in Springfield (Springfield, MA): A juvenile is injured after a shooting on Worthington Street in Springfield Friday night. According to Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh, the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Worthington and Armory Street. Walsh said the juvenile wasn’t the intended target but that the shooting was gang-related. The juvenile is expected to survive.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: April 9, 2021
Gang member in deadly heist at Fairview card game must be resentenced, appeals court rules (Bergen County, NJ): An Irvington gang member serving 20 years in prison for his role in a deadly Fairview card game heist will get a new sentence due to a Bergen County judge’s error, a state appellate court ruled last week.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: April 8, 2021
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