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From troubled teen to trusted mentor: Jose Vasquez’s journey of redemption (Milwaukee, WI): Rodney Campbell still remembers his first impression of Jose Vasquez. “Bad,” said Campbell, of the 15-year-old who proudly sported a bandana that revealed his gang affiliation. Vasquez, now 36, said he had turned to the streets as a youngster, viewing his gang as the family he lacked at home. Yet Campbell saw something else in him.
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Date: February 21, 2019
Slight Uptick in Gang Activity: Tips for Reducing Crime (Ottawa County, MI): The 2013 gang bust in the Holland area made "a huge dent" in gang activity, says Ottawa County Sheriff's Capt. Mark Bennett, but there's been a slight uptick, lately.
Source: WHTC News Date: February 21, 2019
Wilmington Gang Leader Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges Following Undercover Operation (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced Victor Eugene Dorm, 30, of Wilmington to 240 months’ imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 21, 2019
DR J’S: How A Gang Shooting Changed Southeast San Diego (San Diego, CA): Just after midnight on New Year's Eve, two women and two young children were on their way home from church. They stopped at Dr J's Liquor in Lincoln Park to buy a fireplace log.
Source: KPBS News Date: February 20, 2019
Oak Hill shooting: 15-year-old suspect a ‘self-described gang member,’ sheriff says (Oak Hill, FL): A 15-year-old “self-described gang member” crashed a party in Oak Hill, got into a shoving match with the homeowner, pulled a gun and shot the man in the neck, leaving him paralyzed, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: February 20, 2019
Trial Will Resume For Four Men Accused In Drive-by After Week-long Recess (Palm Springs, CA): The trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio will resume with prosecution testimony Wednesday after a weeklong postponement.
Source: NBC Palm Springs Date: February 20, 2019
Youth learn about gang violence at annual summit in Salinas (Salinas, CA): The annual Gang Prevention Summit on Jan. 26 featured many speakers from law enforcement and from the Boys and Girls Club. This year there was also a special speaker, Juan “Johnny” Gomez, who was present when two of his relatives were victims of gang violence.
Source: King City Rustler Date: February 20, 2019
Gang member charged with delivering cocaine, ecstasy in Round Lake Heights (Round Lake Heights, IL): A documented gang member is facing charges for delivering cocaine and ecstasy after he was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday morning in north suburban Round Lake Heights.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 20, 2019
Galt police address gang activity to sparse crowd (Galt, CA): Hoping for more attendees, Galt Police Chief Tod Sockman, Community Resource Officer TJ Guidotti and Sergeant Brian Azevedo spoke to nearly 30 people about gang presence in Galt and what parents and community members should watch for. Although the overall message was positive that gang presence in Galt is at a low, Sockman wanted guests to continue to be vigilant so as to keep things that way.
Source: The Galt Herald Date: February 20, 2019
Dougherty Co. School System calls for partnership to end city-wide crime (Albany, GA): Dougherty County School System Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is calling all organizations and community leaders to help battle gangs and violence in the area.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 20, 2019
Northwest Fresno neighbors say gang shooting won't stop their progress of making area safer (Fresno, CA): A recent gang shooting stunned neighbors after gunmen sprayed a West Shaw Estates alleyway with bullets. "These 2 victims were standing in the carport area when a dark sedan rolled up in the alleyway. and began shooting at them," said Lt. Mark Hudson
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 20, 2019
Santa Paula gang member found guilty of murder in 2014 bystander shooting death (Ventura County, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was found guilty of murder Wednesday in a 2014 shooting that led to the death of an innocent bystander, records show.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 20, 2019
Growing graffiti problem in Ocoee (Ocoee, FL): A vandal has been leaving parks in one Seminole County community covered in graffiti. It's been popping up in public parks around Ocoee. Ocoee Police say vandals have been leaving the ugly markings, using park building and structures as a canvas.
Source: WOFL FOX 35 News Date: February 20, 2019
Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database (Cook County, IL): Over the years, a gang database maintained by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office grew to include more than 25,000 names, as well as countless errors. Now it’s on the verge of being dismantled.
Source: ProPublica Date: February 20, 2019
MS-13 gang member that was previously deported arrested in Eagle Pass (Eagle Pass, TX): A MS-13 gang member that was previously deported from the country was arrested Monday in Eagle Pass. Border Patrol agents found the 35-year-old Honduran national Feb. 18 while conducting line watch operations. Records revealed the man, deported from the United States in 2006, is a confirmed member of the MS-13 gang.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News Date: February 20, 2019
Surf-and-turf inmate a gang leader and gun trafficker (Toronto, ON): Infamous surf-and-turf jailhouse diner Jahmal Richardson admitted Wednesday he was a gang leader and pimp involved in human and firearm trafficking, extortion and fraud.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 20, 2019
Another Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge in Operation Gang Green Investigation Led by FBI and DEA (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Lawrence Morrison, 36, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 20, 2019
Lake County Gang Member Charged With Drug Possession: Sheriff (Lake County, IL): Members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force arrested a Round Lake Beach man Tuesday during a traffic stop, who the sheriff's office said is a documented street gang member. The sheriff's office said at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, task force detectives conducted a traffic stop near North Fairfield Road and Lake Shore Drive in Round Lake Heights on a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Angel A. Castro, of the 1200 block of Barberry Lane.
Source: Grayslake Patch Date: February 20, 2019
Drive-by shooting murder trial postponed (Indio, CA): The trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio was set to resume with prosecution testimony Wednesday after a weeklong postponement but was postoponed once again. The trial will resume Monday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: February 20, 2019
Queens gang members charged with beating NYC correction officers (Queens, NY): Two suspected gangbangers are charged with beating up correction officers in Queens Criminal Court, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 20, 2019
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