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MS-13 Told Gang Members To 'Take Out' A Long Island Police Officer (New York City, NY): Police in New York confirmed Wednesday that MS-13 — an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and later spread to other parts of the United States — issued a new directive to members of its gang, ordering them to “take out a cop.”
Source: International Business Times Date: April 20, 2018
Records Suggest Chicago’s Gang Database Is Full of Errors (Chicago, IL): During January 1984, the Chicago Police Department labeled more than 700 people as suspected gang members following arrests for various crimes. One was in his early 30s and identified as a member of the Black P Stones.
Source: Chicago Magazine Date: April 20, 2018
Suspected gang members indicted for Athens shooting (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted two suspected gang members in connection with a daytime shooting in the parking lot of an eastside shopping center.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: April 19, 2018
Ogden among pilot cities for Project Safe Neighborhoods (Ogden, UT): Ogden City is teaming up with federal agencies to crack down on its crime rate. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has chosen several cities across the country to be pilot cities in its new program called Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: April 19, 2018
DA, feds target 'knuckleheads' in Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward needed help keeping bad guys behind bars. He made a call. That call could be what keeps guns, drugs and gang members off the streets for a long time.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 19, 2018
10 men arrested on federal gun and drug charges (Macon, GA): Ten men were arrested on federal charges Thursday morning and one man is still on the run. The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles E. Peeler made the announcement along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Arthur D. Peralta.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News Date: April 19, 2018
Alleged leader of MS-13 East Coast facing murder, drug trafficking charges in NY (Nassau County, NY): The alleged leader of MS-13 operations on the East Coast has been extradited to New York from Maryland, where he will have to answer to murder and drug trafficking charges related to the gang's activities on Long Island.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: April 19, 2018
Known gang member shoots into vehicle carrying 5-year-old (Porterville, CA): A Porterville man and a 5-year-old child narrowly missed being shot early Wednesday morning. The man suspected of shooting into their vehicle is behind bars and faces gang-related charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 19, 2018
Atlanta rapper Ralo leader of criminal street gang, federal affidavit states (DeKalb County, GA): Atlanta rapper Ralo is facing federal charges after his apartment was raided by multiple agencies on Wednesday. Ralo, whose legal given name is Terrell Davis, is facing two federal counts of possessing with intent to distribute marijuana.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: April 19, 2018
Man convicted in 1996 gang killing granted parole (Draper, UT): A man who was 21 years old when he shot and killed a rival gang member, who he believed stole a half-ounce of marijuana, has been granted parole.
Source: Deseret News Date: April 19, 2018
Antioch man pleads to attempted murder in fatal Rodeo gang shootout (Martinez, CA): An Antioch resident who police say started a 2016 shootout that resulted in the death of his friend agreed Wednesday to serve 17 years in prison as part of plea deal with county prosecutors, records show.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 19, 2018
Trial starts for men accused of killing women for gang boss in DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): After four years of legal grappling in DeKalb County courts, the trial started this week for three of the seven defendants charged with various roles in the executions of two young women, a pair of killings one of the suspects said was caused by an insult to a Bloods gang leader.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 19, 2018
A mother paid South Carolina prison gangs thousands to keep her son alive (Bennetsville, SC): The phone call from prison came on a sweltering summer morning. The woman immediately sensed an unfamiliar tremor in her son's voice. Her son had been behind bars for six years but he had never sounded so panicked.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: April 19, 2018
Gangster Disciples member charged in Clarksville mystery slaying from 2007 (Clarksville, TN): A Clarksville man was indicted Thursday on federal charges in a murder case that started with a fatal car wreck mystery.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: April 19, 2018
Court report: Recent Fall River shootings linked to Asian Boyz street gang (Fall River, MA): The Asian Boyz Crip street gang is believed to be responsible for three separate shots-fired incidents in Fall River that started Monday night and continued into early Tuesday morning, according to court documents.
Source: The Herald News Date: April 19, 2018
North Carolina gang member receives ten year sentence (Raleigh, NC): An Ahoskie, North Carolina, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: April 19, 2018
WPD: Validated gang member arrested for shooting, assaulting woman (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police arrested Koredreese Tyson, 25, Wednesday for a shooting that happened over the weekend.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: April 19, 2018
2 alleged gang members arrested on gun charges (Kankakee, MI): Two Kankakee men with alleged ties to a local gang were arrested by Kankakee police on weapons charges on April 16.
Source: Daily Journal Date: April 18, 2018
Bloods Member Killed Man Over Photo, Feds Say (Central Islip, NY): A reputed member of the Bloods street gang was indicted for allegedly killing a man outside of a Deer Park strip club last year following a dispute over a photo, federal authorities said.
Source: Long Island Press Date: April 18, 2018
Fugitive gang member caught after violating his parole (Rockford, IL): A Rockford gang member who was wanted for a parole violation was arrested on Monday. Jacob Vereecken, 26, did not report to the Illinois Department of Corrections last week and became the subject of a manhunt in the Rockford area.
Source: MyStateline.com Date: April 18, 2018
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