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Alderman Cardenas combating gang houses, addressing sanitation issues (Chicago, IL): In the 12th Ward, Alderman George Cardenas is working to reduce gang activity and improve sanitation. Samie Martinez, chief of staff for Cardenas’s ward office, gave Gazette Chicago an update on gang activity in the ward, which covers Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Little Village, and a portion of Back of the Yards.
Source: Gazette Chicago Date: December 6, 2019
Cocaine Supplier for Local Bloods Gang Sentenced to Prison (Alexandria, VA): A California man was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for supplying cocaine and other controlled substances to individuals in Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 6, 2019
Feds: Latin Kings leaders helped murder suspect flee R.I. (Providence, RI): Leaders of the Latin Kings gang worked to help a murder suspect flee Rhode Island and head for Mexico, federal authorities said in court documents unveiled Thursday.
Source: The Herald News Date: December 6, 2019
Authorities arrest suspected gang member believed to be gunman during Highland Rd. drive-by (Baton Rouge, LA): Police say the gang member who acted as gunman during a drive-by shooting at a Highland Road convenience store has been arrested. According to a police report, Mieyoshi Tyree Edwards has been arrested on four counts of first-degree murder.
Source: WBRZ 2 News Date: December 6, 2019
Gang Member Dejuan Rowland Gets 30-Month Federal Prison Sentence (Chattanooga, TN): A 21-year-old who prosecutors say has been caught with a gun at least five times was sentenced on Friday to serve 30 months in federal prison. Dejuan "Green Light" Rowland appeared before Federal Judge Travis McDonough.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: December 6, 2019
Over 60 Members of Latin Kings Charged (Boston, MA): The East Coast and Massachusetts leadership of the Almighty Latin Kings and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), including more than 60 members and associates, face federal charges. This morning, over 500 federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested dozens of Latin Kings members and associates and executed 31 search warrants at 24 locations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 5, 2019
B.C. adds $5M in new funding to school anti-guns and gangs program (British Columbia): B.C. is beefing up funding to gang prevention programs to the tune of nearly $5 million. The province announced the new funding for the Erase (expect respect and a safe education) program, a school-based gang and gun prevention initiative, Thursday.
Source: Global News Date: December 5, 2019
Father Gregory Boyle has an ambitious plan to expand Homeboy Industries (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries has long been known for Father Gregory Boyle’s slogan, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.” But when former gang members and convicted felons walk through the doors at Homeboy headquarters seeking help, Boyle’s ambition goes far beyond just getting them a job.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 5, 2019
Suspected Firehouse Clique gang member moved from federal custody to PBC Jail (West Palm Beach, FL): One of 14 men arrested in the Firehouse Clique bust in June has been moved to the Palm Beach County Jail from federal custody, records show. Deandre Burgess, 26, of Riviera Beach was booked Wednesday afternoon at the county’s Main Detention Center, where he is being held on a racketeering charge stemming from his alleged involvement in the notoriously violent gang based in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: December 5, 2019
Juvenile Charged For Gang-Related Murder At North Hill Park (Hybla Valley, VA): Fairfax County Police charged a second person with murder in the gang-related killing of a juvenile at North Hill Park in May. A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with murder and abduction on Thursday, Dec. 5. The juvenile is being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.
Source: Patch Date: December 5, 2019
Springfield man at center of statewide Latin Kings gang sweep has long history as ‘King M’ (Springfield, MA): When Michael Cecchetelli made a bid for pretrial release after being indicted on illegal weapons charges in 2005, a federal magistrate judge denied the move, ruling Cecchetelli’s role in the statewide Latin Kings gang hierarchy was “too central.”
Source: The Republican Date: December 5, 2019
Newark Gangster Known As 'Homicide' Sentenced To Life In Bystander Killing (Newark, NJ): A Newark man who belonged to a violent street gang was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for crimes including the murder of a woman caught in the crossfire of a shootout that erupted over a drug debt nearly a decade ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Source: Essex Daily Voice Date: December 5, 2019
'Blood everywhere'; Witness statements begin in alleged gang member's murder trial (Bedford County, VA): A trial is underway for one of the suspects charged in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager in 2017. Kevin Soto-Bonilla is one of six people charged in Raymond Wood's murder.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: December 5, 2019
Prosecutors, defense lawyers spar in closing arguments in seven-week federal gang trial (Norfolk, VA): To hear federal prosecutors say it, the 36th Street Bang Squad — a Southeast Newport News street gang — ran an organized racketeering conspiracy between 2015 and 2017.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 5, 2019
9 weeks, 14 Wilmington shootings: What you need to know (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department wants the community to know that five of the last eight shootings in the city were gang-related to assure residents that a random gunman is not at large.
Source: StarNews Date: December 5, 2019
Residents voice concerns over gang violence (Haverhill, MA): The adage of “see something, say something” rang true in Haverhill’s Mount Washington neighborhood Thursday night as Mayor James Fiorentini and Police Chief Alan DeNaro heard concerns from nearly 60 residents during a community meeting about gun and gang violence.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune Date: December 5, 2019
“SCO” Gang Associate Admits Trafficking Heroin (Pittsburgh, PA): A former resident of Allegheny County pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of narcotics trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Justin Law, age 30, formerly of Wilkinsburg, PA, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 5, 2019
Grant funds two 'school gang officer' positions in Marietta (Marietta, GA): Thanks to a $250,000 federal grant, the Marietta Police Department has enlisted two new 'school gang officers,' to prevent and combat gang activity in the city and its schools.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News Date: December 4, 2019
GBK Gang Member Admits Guilt in Heroin Distribution Scheme (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Mark Givens, age 30, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 4, 2019
Gang member who shot ATF agent in the head gets more than 16 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A federal judge in Chicago sentenced a gang member to more than 16 years in prison for shooting an ATF agent in the head last year. A jury convicted Ernesto Godinez, 29, in June for the high-profile May 2018 shooting of ATF agent Kevin Crump.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 4, 2019
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