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Former gang member shares his story living under a gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A former gang member is sharing his story about why he believes gang injunctions can keep those on the list from turning their life around. Monday police and an attorney shared their views on gang injunctions in Wichita Falls following news of a judge ordering Los Angeles to remove nearly all its injunctions.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6 Date: March 21, 2018
Pittsburgh gun violence drops to 12-year low; mayor credits police anti-gang efforts (Pittsburgh, PA): Gun violence in Pittsburgh dropped to a 12-year low in 2017, with police recording fewer than 150 shootings in the city for the first time in more than a decade.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 21, 2018
Man gets 20 years for gang-related shooting (Pensacola, FL): A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that left one of his friends dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 23-year-old Demetric Milhouse was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to third-degree murder.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 21, 2018
Long Beach Gang Injunctions Will Get Review (Long Beach, CA): In light of a U.S. District judge’s squashing of Los Angeles gang injunction enforcement, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert has ordered a top-down review of the city’s own gang injunction program.
Source: The Grunion Date: March 21, 2018
Dunavant Says Gangs ‘Prime Problem’ In West Tennessee (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant says street gangs in various forms and coalitions are “the prime problem and concern here in West Tennessee and Memphis.”
Source: The Daily News Date: March 20, 2018
Trial opens in 2014 slaying of teacher caught in South Side gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Clashing attorneys on the first day of a murder trial Monday both described Betty Howard, a special education teacher fatally shot four years ago in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, as “a pillar of the community.”
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 20, 2018
Police, former gang members fight to keep kids from joining gangs (Burke County, GA): Police and former gang members are fighting the same fight, keeping their kids away from gangs. "Seventy percent of all crimes are possibly gang-related, they have some sort of connection to it. If it's to make money or bring glory to the group, it's most likely gang-related," said Devon Harris of Full Circle Refuge.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: March 20, 2018
Seattle police launch middle school mentorship program (Seattle, WA): In some of Seattle's neighborhoods that see a high rate of crime, police are deploying a prevention strategy that they hope will build better relationships in the community. The 12-month mentorship is part of the Seattle Police Activities League, also known as SEAPAL.
Source: KING 5 News Date: March 20, 2018
Suspect in Valley Gang-Related Shooting in Custody, 2 Outstanding (Indio, CA): One of three suspects to be taken into custody in connection with an Indio gang-related shooting was being held Tuesday on $1 million bail, but two others remain at large.
Source: Palm Desert Patch Date: March 20, 2018
Gang war at centre of bowling alley shooting, police documents show (Toronto, ON): The man gunned down in a Saturday bowling alley shooting, which also claimed the life of a bystander, is an alleged member of a gang feuding with a rival group in a conflict that may have put his father in the crossfire four years ago, a 2014 Toronto police document obtained by The Star shows.
Source: Toronto Star Date: March 20, 2018
Man captured in Mexico convicted of murder in 2011 Santa Ana gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): A 24-year-old man who gunned down a teenage rival gang member in Santa Ana and then fled to Mexico, where he was on the lam for five years, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 20, 2018
Suspected MS-13 gang members charged in NC with Virginia murder (Raleigh, NC): Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force on Monday detained two suspected MS-13 gang members who are wanted in Virginia for murder.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 20, 2018
Gang member, ex-Euless Trinity lineman, on trial in Hurst woman's killing (Fort Worth, TX): In 2005, George E. Folau basked in the glory of a state football championship as a lineman for Euless Trinity High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 19, 2018
Zimmer applauds vow to crack down on gang-related gun violence (Prince George, BC): Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer likes what he's heard so far about pending gun control legislation the federal government is expected to introduce on Tuesday - but that could change as the details are rolled out.
Source: The Prince George Citizen Date: March 19, 2018
Teen arrested for fatal stabbing during gang-related brawl in Queens (Queens, NY): Cops arrested a 16-year-old Bronx resident in a fatal stabbing during a gang-related clash in Queens, police said Monday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 19, 2018
DA: 16-year-old charged with murder in war between Richmond Zoo, 18th Street gangs (Syracuse, NY): An 18-year-old Syracuse man was murdered as part of a dispute between the city's Richmond Zoo gang and 18th Street gang, a prosecutor said today.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: March 19, 2018
MS-13 leader admits to authorizing brutal slaying of 15-year-old in East Boston (Boston, MA): A leader of the feared MS-13 street gang on Thursday admitted to authorizing the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston in 2015, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 19, 2018
North Carolina Drug Ring Dismantled (North Carolina): One-time major suppliers of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana in North Carolina’s Triangle region will be spending decades behind bars, thanks to local, state, and federal law enforcement partners determined to stop violent gangs that profit from narcotics trafficking.
Source: FBI.gov Date: March 19, 2018
Feds cracking down as identity theft triggers violence between gangs in Metro Detroit (Detroit, MI): Experts say $50 billion is stolen through identity theft every year in the United States, a criminal revenue stream that has caught the attention of violent street gang members who are willing to kill to get in on the massive illicit profits.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: March 18, 2018
MS-13 boss pleads guilty to OKing teen slay in ’15 (Boston, MA): A MS-13 leader operating a national arm of the dreaded gang from Eastie has pleaded guilty to signing off on the 2015 killing of a teenager on Constitution Beach in Revere.
Source: Boston Herald Date: March 18, 2018
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