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King County sheriff tries to address gang violence concerns in Burien (Burien, WA): Less than three weeks after the unsolved shooting deaths of two teenage girls, the Burien City Council turned to King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht for answers. “We have some really bad gang bangers that we can’t allow to take over our streets,” Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 16, 2018
SC prisons are a 'tinderbox' where gangs run wild, lawyers for inmates say (Columbia, SC): S.C. prisons overflow with violence, illegal weapons and dangerous gangs, according to lawyers who have represented injured or killed inmates and their families in lawsuits against the S.C. Department of Corrections.
Source: The State Date: April 16, 2018
Gang Member Assaults Fellow Inmate; Sentence Extended (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member's prison sentence was extended after he assaulted another inmate, leaving him to spend the next two decades behind bars in federal prison.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: April 16, 2018
Accused killer freed by Ga. Supreme Court may face ‘court of the street,’ sheriff says (Macon, GA): On a Saturday afternoon in mid-September of 2015, while jurors in a high-profile Macon murder trial deliberated for more than three hours, a bailiff stationed outside the jury room twice informed the judge of “contentious and volatile” deliberations going on inside.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 16, 2018
Border Patrol Agents see increase in MS-13 gang members crossing RGV Border (Rio Grande Valley, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 is one of the most feared and biggest gangs in the World. Its violent members are making a comeback in the United States and hundreds are being found here in the Rio Grande Valley.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: April 16, 2018
Deputies Arrest 19-Year-Old Soquel Man On Suspicion Of Gang Involvement, Weapons Possession (Santa Cruz County, CA): Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies arrested an alleged gang member after allegedly finding a gun and ammunition while serving a search warrant at his home in unincorporated Santa Cruz County on Saturday.
Source: SF Gate Date: April 15, 2018
Gang brawl ends with teen stabbed near Lincoln Center (New York City, NY): A Manhattan teenager was stabbed Friday during a brawl in the shadow of Lincoln Center, police said. The 18-year-old victim was knifed by rival gang members at the Amsterdam Houses on W. 64th St. near West End Ave. around 8 p.m., authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 14, 2018
Somewhere Safe: Fleeing violence and corruption, Hondurans with nowhere else to go seek new lives in US (McAllen, TX): Facing threats of gang violence, Yaritza Mejia and her two young daughters fled San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in May 2017 and embarked on a yearlong journey to a place where they could start over: the United States.
Source: The Monitor Date: April 14, 2018
Everett PD plans firearms safety program — with free gun locks (Everett, WA): The Everett Police Department is set to launch a firearm safety campaign in June, including the distribution of free gun locks. The campaign is part of the mayor’s directive on reducing gang and youth violence. A gang unit also is in the works, Police Chief Dan Templeman said.
Source: HeraldNet Date: April 13, 2018
Chattanooga Police hunting down 6 remaining indicted gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department needs your help locating six gang members who are wanted for various crimes. These six individuals are said to be members of the Athens Park Blood street gang.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: April 13, 2018
Does Georgia Have A Gang Problem? (Georgia): As the primary race for Georgia governor heats up, candidates are laying out their platforms for the next steps in criminal justice. One approach claims criminal gangs are on the rise. “We have a gang problem in Georgia. In fact, as has been noted, it’s a crisis,” Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said in Marietta Square on Tuesday.
Source: WABE 90.1 FM Date: April 13, 2018
Bill to toughen penalties for gang activities moves to House after passing Senate (Frankfort, KY): The Kentucky Senate approved a bill Friday meant to fight criminal gang activity in the state, despite concerns that the measure unfairly targets minorities and isn’t supported by research.
Source: WDRB News Date: April 13, 2018
Gang member convicted in Lonsdale shooting (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County District Attorney's office has obtained multiple felony convictions for a gang member guilty of robbing and shooting a man in Lonsdale.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: April 13, 2018
LMPD says shooting at Waterfront Park was 'gang-involved' (Louisville, KY): The Louisville Metro Police Department says a shooting at Waterfront Park Thursday night was related to gang activity. "We did discover that this was gang-involved," Mitchell said. "Certainly, we have not found the individuals responsible for this shooting."
Source: WDRB News Date: April 13, 2018
Police gang units: What are they and do we need them? (Everett, WA): From Snohomish to Pierce counties, we’ve seen an increase in gang violence. Just months after Everett elected a new mayor, police say a 13-year-old with gang affiliation shot and killed a 14-year-old. “My focus is on public safety and gang violence. We’re seeing a real uptick and it's frightening, the age of the kids we’re seeing,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 13, 2018
Chicago gang database under review by oversight agency (Chicago, IL): The controversial gang database of the Chicago Police Department, containing the personal information of more than 128,000 individuals, is under scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 13, 2018
Fugitive accused of being pimp for Houston gang brothels in federal custody (Houston, TX): After months of evading arrest, an alleged leader in an international gang-run brothel operation was arraigned in Houston federal court Thursday following a dramatic arrest this week in Mexico.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 13, 2018
No arrests two weeks after Santa Rosa’s first homicide of 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA): An investigation into Santa Rosa’s first homicide of 2018 — a gunfight between rival gang members that killed one and wounded another — remains hampered by limited cooperation from people involved in the confrontation, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 13, 2018
In wake of teen suicides last month, former gang member founds suicide-prevention group (Greeley, CO): The morning after Shannon Hawley tried to commit suicide by cop, he woke up angry in the Weld County Jail. His chest hurt because when he'd charged the Greeley police officers who responded to his home that night, they fired a non-lethal beanbag round at him instead of using their guns. The night might have ended as he wanted it to — he was a drunk gang member and they believed he had a gun that night — but the officers were able to subdue and arrest him instead of kill him.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: April 13, 2018
Police chief orders team to halt use of active gang list (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has directed her Gang Enforcement Team to stop maintaining a so-called secret list of active gang members. However, Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristen Snowden and other law enforcement officials say the list is essential for reducing gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 12, 2018
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