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Alleged gang leader pleads guilty to drug charges (Kankakee, IL): James Atwood, the alleged Kankakee area leader of the Latin Kings, pleaded guilty to drug charges last week in U.S. District Court in Urbana.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: July 20, 2017
Police: 2 arrested in Hempstead slaying are MS-13 members (Nassau County, NY) : A pair of MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with the March slaying of a man in Hempstead — the same week federal prosecutors announced the indictments of nine MS-13 gang members in the April slayings of four young men in a Central Islip park, police said Thursday.
Source: Newsday Date: July 20, 2017
Police arrest 4 in gang related shooting in King City (King City, CA): King City police say they are investigating a gang related shooting that happened Tuesday evening.
Source: KION 46 News Date: July 19, 2017
Local suspect accused in Crips and Bloods killings (Miller County, AR): A man being held in the Miller County jail on aggravated robbery and weapons charges may soon be on his way to California, where he is suspected of participating in a gang-related double murder.
Source: Texarkana Gazette Date: July 19, 2017
Official: At least a dozen arrested in MS-13 gang killings (Central Islip, NY): At least a dozen alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested on murder charges following a spate of bloodshed that included the massacre of four young men in a Long Island park last April, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: July 19, 2017
Athens man beaten by gang (Athens, GA): A 19-year-old North Peter Street resident was injured Tuesday afternoon when he was jumped and beaten in the Nellie B Community by members of a street gang, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 19, 2017
Mayor Brown Says Gang Violence #1 Factor In City Murders (Buffalo, NY): Gang-on-gang violence. That is what Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says is the number-one factor fueling murder in his city. “It’s often times people who are in the gang-life or have some kind of crime affiliation that are going after people who (also) have some kind of crime affiliation,” said Brown.
Source: WGRZ 2 News Date: July 19, 2017
Savannah leaders host panel discussion on crime and gang violence (Savannah, GA): The city of Savannah continues to recover from a violent night after the Fourth of July celebrations, when a shooting and car crash left several injured and three dead, including innocent bystander Scott Waldrup.
Source: WJCL News Date: July 19, 2017
Former gang members continue to mentor kids without city money (Springfield, IL): A grassroots effort combating gang violence in Springfield continues despite missing out on money from the city. The newer group, Communities United for Justice and Order (CUJO) uses former gang members to encourage Springfield gangs to stop the violence.
Source: FOX Illinois Date: July 19, 2017
FBI, DA crack down on Richmond’s Manor Boyz gang; two suspects remain at large (Richmond, CA): A pair of ongoing investigations by Richmond police, the Contra Costa district attorney’s office, and the FBI’s San Francisco office have led to half a dozen arrests in connection with a series of crimes including homicides, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: East Bay Times Date: July 19, 2017
PBSO: In Lake Worth, more heroin demand leads to more gang activity (Lake Worth, FL): Years ago, when there were gang issues in Palm Beach County, members wore colors or had tattoos. You don’t see that as much anymore. “They learned that’s a good way to get into an investigation if you’re pledging an allegiance or are openly claiming to be a gang member,” Todd Baer, a captain with The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, told The Palm Beach Post.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: July 19, 2017
Pack of MS-13 members choke, kick, stomp, beat 2 men with tree limbs at Md. park (Wheaton, MD): Yet another case of unbridled violence at the hands of alleged MS-13 members has made its way into news headlines in Montgomery County.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: July 19, 2017
Getaway driver in Provo gang robbery, shooting pleads guilty (Provo, UT): The alleged getaway driver for three people accused of killing a Provo man in a gang-related robbery and shooting has pleaded guilty.
Source: Deseret News Date: July 19, 2017
Police to work with FBI to stem area drug sales (Johnstown, NY): The city police department is improving ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stem the local illegal drug trade, a police official told the Common Council Monday at City Hall.
Source: The Leader-Herald Date: July 19, 2017
SC wants to house juvenile inmates closer to their homes (Columbia, SC): The best way to keep youthful offenders from winding up behind bars again is to get them an education and a job, according to the state’s juvenile justice chief.
Source: The State Date: July 19, 2017
Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs (Minneapolis, MN): In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: July 18, 2017
Meridian quadruple drive-by shooting an act of gang retaliation (Meridian, MS): A drive-by shooting near the Highway Village Apartments earlier this month was an act of gang retaliation that wounded four innocent bystanders at a birthday party, police said.
Source: The Meridian Star Date: July 18, 2017
Gang member gets no bail in fatal stabbing (Boston, MA): A teen MS-13 gang member who is illegally in the country was charged yesterday with murder in the brutal stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy whose body was found in December in a marsh in East Boston — one of a series of teen killings linked to the violent gang in Eastie.
Source: Boston Herald Date: July 18, 2017
Lawsuits filed against gangs, seeking money and property (Kankakee County, IL): Kankakee County State's Attorney Jim Rowe on Monday announced plans to "dismantle the gang networks," saying he's going after them in civil court.
Source: Daily Journal Date: July 18, 2017
Alleged "Ponds Army" Gang Member Sentenced (Indianapolis, IN): An alleged member of the “Ponds Army” gang was sentenced to a year on home detention Friday after pleading guilty to one count of dealing narcotics.
Source: WIBC News Date: July 18, 2017
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