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MS-13 leader trades guilty plea for 10-year deal (Boston, MA): The leader of MS-13 in East Boston, who was one of the dozens of gangbangers rounded up in a 2016 FBI sweep, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, drug, assault and gun charges in a deal with prosecutors that will land him behind bars for a decade.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 24, 2017
Church aims to help gang problem (Hanford, CA): James Purser and Robert Aguilar know what it’s like being in gangs. In his youth, Purser spent years on the streets homeless before turning his life around.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: June 24, 2017
Omaha gang member is sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering conspiracy (Omaha, NE): Greg Bahati once attempted to shoot in the head a person he believed provided information about him to rival Omaha gang members, federal law enforcement authorities have alleged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 23, 2017
Why do teens keep getting murdered in Richmond? Inside the gang violence in the city's public housing communities (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Police cruiser bounces down a rutted alley toward a dozen teenagers hanging out behind one of the low, red-brick buildings that make up Mosby Court.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 23, 2017
DA: DeKalb gang members went looking for ‘people to kill’ and found 3 (DeKalb County, GA): The bosses said to find “violators” — people who didn’t follow rules of the Gangster Disciples, or were pretending to be members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 23, 2017
Indictment: Houston-based gang members ran five-state scam targeting rental cars (Houston, TX): The $40,000 car was stolen Jan. 2 from Alamo Rental Car in Texas and sold over the internet to an unsuspecting buyer — one of 33 vehicles worth more than $1 million taken by what federal authorities say was a sophisticated theft ring run across five states by a Houston-area street gang. The men — all from Houston or Missouri City and believed to be members of a Bloods gang offshoot — sold the cars for cash on CraigsList or OfferUp, then bragged about their exploits on Instagram and Twitter, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 23, 2017
80 Cops Bust Street Gang (Ventura County, CA): Clearly subscribing to the theory of “overwhelming force,” no fewer than 80 individual members of nine different law enforcement agencies wrapped up a month-long investigation into the activities of individuals believed to be involved in illegal street gang activity in the early morning hours of June 15th.
Source: Crime Voice Date: June 23, 2017
Mom, 2 sons arrested after cops say they found jugs of crack, guns in their home (Newark, NJ): Essex County Sheriff's detectives arrested a reputed Bloods street gang member, along with his mother and brother after a search that netted several weapons and drugs at a residence in Newark's West Ward, officials said Friday.
Source: NJ.com Date: June 23, 2017
A Music Video Was Shot In The Middle Of Last Week's 1,000-Person Gang Party (Chicago, IL): A music video shot during a raucous gang party that brought 1,000 people to the Near West Side last weekend shows shocking images of men and even children flashing guns while others party, drink and dance in the middle of residential streets as police idly sit by.
Source: DNAinfo Date: June 23, 2017
Foul language and gang names spray painted on homes and cars (Riverdale, GA): Neighbors woke up to their cars and homes covered in spray painted graffiti early Friday morning. Car tires were turned teal, car emblems were spray painted silver and garage doors were covered in foul language and smiley faces.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: June 23, 2017
Lawyer: Students at Bellport High wrongly accused of MS-13 ties (Long Island, NY): Three young Latino immigrants say they stand wrongly accused as MS-13 members and were suspended from Bellport High School for wearing banned clothing with Chicago Bulls insignia or throwing hand signs associated with the gang.
Source: Newsday Date: June 23, 2017
3 charged in New Year’s Eve death of teen (Clayton County, GA): Nearly six months after the New Year’s Eve shooting death of a popular Mundy’s Mill High School student, three teenagers have been charged with felony murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 23, 2017
New Bedford police to visit people at risk of gang involvement to seek surrender of guns (New Bedford, MA): One less gun on the street means one less chance of a tragedy, New Bedford police say, and they have a plan to take action over the next few days. A police officer and an outreach worker will visit with individuals — often young people — who are at risk of being involved in gangs, and their families, to try to convince them to surrender their guns, according to a press release from the Police Department.
Source: South Coast Today Date: June 23, 2017
Police: Gang members responsible for murder of teen girl, other crimes near Independence Park (Jonesboro, GA): Six teenagers have been accused in 11 gang-related crimes in the area of Independence Park, including the New Year’s Eve murder of Mundy’s Mill senior Cherish Williams, authorities announced Friday.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: June 23, 2017
MS-13 Gang Member from Freeport Gets 40 Years for 2 Murders (Long Island, NY): An admitted MS-13 street gang member from Freeport was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison for killing two other gang members in a two-week span five years ago.
Source: Long Island Press Date: June 22, 2017
Maryland gang member gets more than 13 years for attack (Greenbelt, MD): A Maryland MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for conspiring and attempting to murder on behalf of the gang.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: June 22, 2017
Athens gang members indicted for Facebook Live assault (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted three Athens street gang members for an alleged brutal attack on a teen broadcast live on social media.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: June 22, 2017
Prosecutors say Hudson directed gang members to kill witness (Jacksonville, FL): Several associates of a man on trial for murder, criminal conspiracy and several counts of tampering with a witness in what prosecutors said was an arranged killing of a witness to a previous crime testified Thursday under conditions that their faces, voices and names could not be made public.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: June 22, 2017
Law enforcement looks to curb gang violence through new program (Dougherty County, GA): Dougherty County will soon be the newest member of a program that could help crack down on gang crime. District Attorney Greg Edwards said law enforcement investigators and prosecutors will have access to the comprehensive computer platform, where they can compile and share information on known gang members.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: June 22, 2017
KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the “Bloods” gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.
Source: Chronicle-Independent Date: June 22, 2017
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