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Ottawa rolling out $86M to combat guns and gang activity in Canada (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa will spend $86 million to stop illegal guns from entering the country and to combat the rise of gun violence in Canada.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: November 8, 2018
Operation Moneygram busts 19 accused in drug trafficking ring (Smithtown, NY): Nassau and Suffolk police say 19 people have been arrested in a multimillion-dollar drug distribution ring on Long Island that led to deadly overdoses.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: November 8, 2018
FBI: Mad Stone Bloods street gang leader nabbed in New York (New York City, NY): A Brooklyn man accused of overseeing the Mad Stone Bloods, a violent street and prison gang, was arrested last week on charges of racketeering and interstate drug trafficking, according to newly unsealed court records.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 8, 2018
‘Safe Streets’ Program Under Fire After BGF Member Used Their Office For Gang Activities (Baltimore, MD): A guilty plea that’s raising eyebrows across the state. Two Black Guerilla Family gang members pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges, but prosecutors say the pair conducted gang activity while working out of a “Safe Streets” office.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: November 8, 2018
Georgia police arrest 16 in Ghostface Gangster roundup (Atlanta, GA): Law enforcement agencies in North Georgia arrested 16 people this week for allegedly being members of a gang. As part of a targeted sweep, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision arrested six people from Rossville, five people from LaFayette, two people from Ringgold, a man in Chickamauga, a man in Dalton and a man in Atlanta.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 8, 2018
Inventive legal approach decreases gang violence by 18 percent (Los Angeles, CA): The drop came after the City of Los Angeles filed nearly 50 civil injunctions against gangs, limiting the activity of their members, according to research from Penn criminologists.
Source: Penn Today Date: November 8, 2018
Perry Co. Schools Conduct Gang Prevention & Awareness Training (Perry County, AL): The Perry County School District is increasing its effort to prevent gangs and gang related activities from infiltrating schools.
Source: Alabama News Network Date: November 8, 2018
2 men arrested in Berkeley gang shooting that injured teens (Berkeley, CA): Berkeley police arrested two men in connection with a gang-related shooting on Milvia Street in July that sent two teenagers to the hospital, according to court papers.
Source: Berkeleyside Date: November 8, 2018
MS-13 Morphing After Crackdown, Experts Say (Long Island, NY): A crackdown on MS-13 has prompted a game of whack-a-mole, as gang investigators see varying factions of the transnational criminal organization morph in an effort to survive each time arrests are made.
Source: Long Island Press Date: November 8, 2018
DA will seek death penalty against Allentown gangster accused of gunning down teen in 2012 (Allentown, PA): Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said his office will seek the death penalty against an Allentown gangster accused of killing a teen six years ago in the bedroom of his home, according to a notice of aggravating circumstances filed Thursday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 8, 2018
Man accused of running deadly nationwide street gang (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn man has been busted for allegedly running a murderous street and prison gang with factions that use famous fashion labels as their nicknames.
Source: New York Post Date: November 8, 2018
Police: House on Jacksonville's eastside shot up by gang members (Jacksonville, FL): Police responded to a shooting on Jacksonville's eastside Thursday night. First Coast News arrived to the 1100 block of Florida Avenue as police were applying crime scene tape after what they say was a gang-related incident. JSO said the house at the scene was “shot up by gang members.”
Source: First Coast News Date: November 8, 2018
9 Gangster Disciples charged with selling methamphetamine (Jackson, TN): Federal prosecutors say nine alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have been charged with selling large amounts of methamphetamine in Tennessee. The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson said Tuesday that the gang members are charged with distributing narcotics from California in west Tennessee.
Source: myMotherLode.com Date: November 7, 2018
Syracuse boy, 16, who DA called gang leader, will get 18 years in gang war killing (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse boy, 16, will spend 18 years in prison for the shooting death of an 18-year-old from a rival gang. Lamar Murray, 16, was called a "gang leader" recently by Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 7, 2018
Hearing set for 17-year-old suspect in North Las Vegas deadly shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A North Las Vegas judge on Wednesday scheduled a preliminary hearing for a 17-year-old suspect in a deadly gang-related shooting that investigators believe targeted the wrong house.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: November 7, 2018
Innocence of Felony Requires Reversal of Gang Activity Charge—Court of Appeal (Santa Ana, CA): The Fourth District Court of Appeal has reversed two men’s convictions for active participation in a criminal street gang because there was no reason to believe that one of the men, a passenger in a stolen car, had aided and abetted his compatriot in driving it.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise Date: November 7, 2018
Teen accused in homicide of Santa Maria man makes first court appearance, no pleas entered (Santa Maria, CA): During his first court appearance Wednesday, a Santa Maria teen charged with the murder of 37-year-old Salomon Morales Robles did not enter a plea, and his arraignment will resume Nov. 14.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 7, 2018
Former Chatham County bunkmate said gang member detailed Foley slaying (Chatham County, GA): A former Chatham County “bunkmate” of defendant Roderick Parrish told investigators he and two others saw Rebecca Foley and killed her during a robbery attempt, testimony Wednesday showed.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: November 7, 2018
9 Gangster Disciples charged with selling methamphetamine in Tennessee (Carroll County, TN): Federal prosecutors say nine alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have been charged with selling large amounts of methamphetamine in Tennessee.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: November 7, 2018
'I'm 10 Years Out The System' Former Triad Gang Member Turns Life Around (High Point, NC): A Triad man who spend 18 years in prison for selling drugs is making it his new life mission to keep others from making the same mistakes he did.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: November 7, 2018
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