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Talk explores gang intervention (New Haven, CT): After the acquittal of the four police officers who brutally assaulted Rodney King in the early 1990s, the city of Los Angeles erupted into chaos. But the Dolores Mission Church, nestled between two large public housing projects with the highest concentration of gang activity in the city, remained calm.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: September 21, 2017
Why funding for Sanford Center's gang prevention program could be coming to an end (Sioux City, IA): A follow up to a Siouxland News first brought to viewers Tuesday night, about the Sanford Center and efforts to keep its gang prevention program funded.
Source: KMEG 14 News Date: September 21, 2017
Cleveland police raid nets suspected member of LME gang (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland police gang-unit raid on an apartment in the city's Central neighborhood led to the arrest of a 22-year-old suspected member of the LME street gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: September 21, 2017
Chattanooga police talk pensions, gangs with city council (Chattanooga, TN): The council also took a tour of gang member mindsets in a presentation by Sgt. Joshua May, coordinator of the police department's anti-gang efforts. When it comes to understanding what drives young people to join gangs, May said, it means suspending rationality and seeing how gangs can fill needs not met at home, school or anywhere else.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 20, 2017
Newburgh gang leader convicted, may get life in prison (White Plains, NY): The leader of a violent City of Newburgh drug gang was convicted of racketeering, attempted murder, narcotics conspiracy and witness tampering charges in federal court on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: September 20, 2017
Reputed gang member rejects plea offer in attempted-murder case (Staten Island, NY): A felon and reputed gang member from West Brighton who potentially faces up to 25 years behind bars if convicted of attempted murder, refused a plea offer on Tuesday calling for a seven-year prison sentence.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: September 20, 2017
Four suspects arrested for murder after two people killed in Kearns (Kearns, UT): Four suspects are facing murder charges after two people were killed and two others were seriously injured following a crash and shooting in Kearns Tuesday night, according to the Unified Police Department.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: September 20, 2017
Two arrested in gang-related attack (Statesboro, GA): Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.
Source: Statesboro Herald Date: September 20, 2017
Kankakee house beset by frequent gang activity shut down, boarded up (Kankakee, IL): A two-story house well-known as a gathering spot for gang members in south suburban Kankakee was shut down Wednesday after a court order, the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office said.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 20, 2017
Fifth suspected ‘Zohannon’ gang member charged in burglaries (Columbus, GA): A fifth suspected member of the “Zohannon” gang was arrested Wednesday for suspected involvement in a series of residential burglaries, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: September 20, 2017
Three arrested during gang unit roundup (El Paso, TX): Three were arrested during patrol operations by the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit. 29-year old, Jermaine Cruse, was arrested after a traffic stop for expired Texas registration. Cruse was found to have twenty-one outstanding traffic warrants. He was booked on the outstanding warrants.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: September 20, 2017
Alleged gang member indicted on murder charge (Baldwin County, GA): A 22-year-old local alleged gang member currently held without bond on murder and other charges was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury Tuesday.
Source: The Union-Recorder Date: September 20, 2017
Men Found Dead in Silver Spring, Wheaton Parks Were Killed by Gangs, State's Attorney Says (Montgomery County, MD): Two bodies found in Montgomery County parks within a day of each other this month were the result of gang-related killings, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said.
Source: Bethesda Magazine Date: September 20, 2017
Gang unit plans to address Kearns community after several shootings (Kearns, UT): Gang detectives in Salt Lake County are planning a community meeting in Kearns, Utah, after three straight days of gang-related violence.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: September 20, 2017
Yonkers gang member sentenced for teen's murder (Yonkers, NY): The man responsible for the murder of 16-year-old Ka'Shawn Phillips in Yonkers more than 12 years ago was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 20, 2017
Hudson Valley Gang Leader Guilty of Attempted Murder, More (New YOrk, NY): The leader of a local gang, whose name was meant as a warning to others that the gang will murder you, was found guilty on a number of charges.
Source: Hudson Valley Post Date: September 20, 2017
6 MS-13 gang members charged in Md. man’s death (Frederick County, MD): Six suspected MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in Frederick County. They’re accused of killing Victor Turcios, 37 of Silver Spring, in April and burying his body in a shallow grave where it was discovered in June.
Source: WTOP News Date: September 20, 2017
Montgomery County Executive asks for $850K in funding for new initiative to combat gangs (Rockville, MD): In an effort to curb surging gang violence, Montgomery County plans to commit nearly $900,000 of additional funds to local law enforcement agencies.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: September 19, 2017
Father, son members of gang arrested in Rifle (Rifle, CO): A father and son are behind bars in Western Colorado, accused of selling drugs and having guns illegally. According to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Moses Alfonso Gallegos and Moses Delfino Gallegos are part of the local Sureno street gang.
Source: KKCO 11 News Date: September 19, 2017
Getting to the root of crime in Columbus (Columbus, GA): Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells News 3 at least 12 of the 26 murders this year are considered gang related. Columbus Police also believe some of the murders are due to retaliation.
Source: WRBL News 3 Date: September 19, 2017
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