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Will judge close court to protect gang witnesses in toddler's murder trial? (Jacksonville, FL): Two 19-year-olds accused in the 2016 shooting death of a Jacksonville toddler are set to go on trial for murder on Monday. Before the trial begins, a judge must decide Wednesday whether to grant a request from prosecutors to close the court during the testimony of two state witnesses.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: June 20, 2018
Crips gang member with Nacogdoches ties put on DPS Texas Most Wanted List (Austin, TX): A member of the Crips gang with ties to Nacogdoches County and a violent criminal history has been placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: June 20, 2018
Gang member bails out witness in human trafficking case to intimidate her not to testify against him, authorities say (Worcester, MA): A Worcester gang member accused with several of his cohorts of running a prostitution ring is now accused of arranging bail for a witness prepared to testify against him, court records show.
Source: The Republican Date: June 20, 2018
Trump signs bill giving cities, states $50M to combat gang activity (Washington, DC): Local and state governments and law enforcement agencies will see a boost in funding to fight gang activity after President Donald Trump signed into law a bill creating a $50 million grant program.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: June 19, 2018
Maryland man convicted of gang related crimes (Baltimore, MD): A Maryland man has been convicted of conspiring to take part in a racketeering enterprise as part of a gang.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 19, 2018
Government of Canada taking steps to prevent and reduce gun and gang violence (Ottawa, ON): The Government of Canada is committed to preventing and reducing crime, especially gun and gang violence. A new federal initiative of $327.6 million over five years to tackle the increase of gun related violence and gang activities in Canada, along with the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), are critical to this work.
Source: Canada NewsWire Date: June 19, 2018
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett aims to get youth away from guns and into jobs (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday announced a new effort to fight crime by targeting youth who might be at risk of becoming violent criminals and giving them help to land a job instead.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: June 19, 2018
Man Nicknamed ‘Butt Juice’ Convicted Of Gang Violence, Selling Drugs (Baltimore, MD): A man nicknamed “Butt Juice” has been convicted of taking part in gang violence and drug dealing with the Up Da Hill gang. Lamont Jones, a.k.a “Butt Juice,” was found guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: June 19, 2018
Class Action Lawsuit Targets Chicago Police's Gang Database (Chicago, IL): The Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community organizations, gathered in City Hall on Tuesday to announce a new federal class action against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department ( CPD ), targeting CPD's unconstitutional Gang Database, and urging City Council to take action.
Source: Windy City Times Date: June 19, 2018
San Rafael police arrest 3 gang suspects in Canal attack (San Rafael, CA): Three men were arraigned Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang attack in San Rafael that involved knives and a beer bottle. The crimes occurred on May 26 at Pickleweed Park in the Canal area, said San Rafael police Lt. Raffaello Pata. He said the suspects went to the park to fight members of a rival gang and confronted a small group.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: June 19, 2018
Jackson Heights gang member gets five years in prison for plotting to kill rivals (Jackson Heights, NY): The last of four Queens gang members who pleaded guilty to weapons charges last year in connection with a murder plot has been sentenced, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Source: QNS Date: June 19, 2018
Alleged Latin Kings Members and Associates Charged with Trafficking Narcotics in Hartford's South End (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief David Rosado today announced that an investigation into the gang-related trafficking of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine and associated violence in Hartford’s South End has resulted in federal charges against 13 alleged members and associates of the Almighty Latin Kings Nation (“Latin Kings”).
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: June 19, 2018
Crime in Little Rock rises 1.1% in '17 (Little Rock, AR): Though 2017 was a violent year for Little Rock, police data show crime in the city overall was still low compared with the past three decades.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: June 18, 2018
Homeboy Industries Helps Los Angeles Youth Exit Gang Life With Jobs, Therapy (Los Angeles, CA): Garry Powers stands on Alameda Street near the North Vignes Street overpass, across from a smoke shop and a Vietnamese restaurant. He’s on the edge of Chinatown and a couple of miles north of Boyle Heights, a neighborhood once rife with gangs.
Source: Youth Today Date: June 18, 2018
Gang Member Sentenced (Nashville, TN) : A federal judge has sentenced a Tennessee gang member after he fired shots in public housing neighborhoods and at responding police officers. According to U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran’s office, 20-year-old Antonio L. Bender of Nashville received the sentence this week on federal firearms and obstruction of justice charges.
Source: WKSR News Date: June 18, 2018
Cobb gang member sentenced for luring man out of trailer, shooting him (Cobb County, GA): A 24-year-old Marietta man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man in the leg while trying to rob him. A jury on Friday convicted Jaylin Marquis Bell on charges of gang participation, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to a Cobb County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 18, 2018
Murder Charges Filed Against Three Men in Cathedral City Gang Shooting (Cathedral City, CA): Murder and attempted murder charges were filed Monday against three men accused in a gang-related shooting outside a Cathedral City strip club that left one man dead and two others injured.
Source: KMIR News Date: June 18, 2018
Another bloody weekend in Chicago: 9 dead, 45 wounded in gun violence (Chicago, IL): At least nine people were killed and 45 others were wounded over the weekend in shootings, an ugly turn for the nation's third-largest city as it made progress stemming the murder rate in the first half of 2018.
Source: FOX23 News Date: June 18, 2018
Toronto man's boast of being in notorious MS-13 gang leads to deportation order (Toronto, ON): While he was in jail awaiting trial, René Pacheco was visited by a Canada border agent and, for whatever reason, bragged to him of his ties to MS-13, a notorious crime gang.
Source: National Post Date: June 18, 2018
Man pleads guilty to murder in 2012 gang slaying in Placentia (Fullerton, CA): A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the gang-related shooting of another 24-year-old man in Placentia two days before Christmas Day 2012. Daniel Nestor also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and participating in criminal street gang activity, according to court records. He was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 18, 2018
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