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Danville seeing gang violence in community (Danville, IL): Violence in the community is no surprise to Danville residents, and now law enforcement is saying some of it has to do with gangs. Public Safety Director Larry Thomason says his crews began to notice gangs were forming about 14 years ago. He says the groups that are forming now are different than what people remember them to be.
Source: WAND 17 News Date: February 20, 2019
Police send message to gang members after double-shooting in Northwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A 22 and 20-year-old shot, rushed to the hospital Tuesday night, at Fairmont and Holt avenues. "We believe that there may be rival gangs that fired upon these two victims," Fresno Police Department Lt. Mark Hudson said.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: February 20, 2019
Gangs, lack of guards spark teen riot at understaffed Texas juvenile prison (Gainesville, TX): Spurred by boredom, gang conflicts and anger over a lack of guards, teens at a North Texas juvenile prison rioted for six days, assaulting officers and each other during a mass disturbance that boiled over during a football game.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 19, 2019
Napa County's lone 2018 ICE interaction involved suspected MS-13 gang member (Napa County, CA): Napa County government in 2018 provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to one individual – a suspected MS-13 gang member facing homicide charges in El Salvador.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: February 19, 2019
12 suspected Oxnard gang members to be notified of proposed changes to injunctions (Oxnard, CA): A judge on Tuesday tried to ensure that people identified as Oxnard gang members get a chance to have a say about how they’re treated. Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew signed orders authorizing Oxnard police to notify six suspected members from each of Oxnard’s largest street gangs about proposed changes to the gang injunctions that would put restrictions on their civil liberties.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 19, 2019
85 suspects arrested in Globe drug and gang sweep (Globe, AZ): The Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Arizona State Gang Task Force, in collaboration with the Globe Police Department, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, the Show Low Police Department and the Gila County Attorney’s Office, crippled an organized criminal network which sold illicit drugs within Gila and Navajo counties.
Source: White Mountain Independent Date: February 19, 2019
A timeline of violence: Tracking the gang war over drugs in Kamloops (Kamloops, BC): A recent spike in violent crime — including three shooting deaths in four weeks — is part of a power struggle among gangsters for control of the Kamloops drug trade.
Source: Kamloops This Week Date: February 19, 2019
High-powered rifles find their way into gang members’ hands in High Point (High Point, NC): Sunday evening, police responded to a shooting on Franklin Avenue in High Point. More than 30 shots were fired into a house as a family of four sat inside. Police would later find bullet casings in the front yard that prove that at least one high-powered rifle was used in the attack.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: February 19, 2019
Dougherty Co. School System works to address gang violence (Albany, GA): Albany police said they’re still interviewing possible suspects in a fight and shooting that happened on South Van Buren Street near Monroe High School on Valentine’s Day. Two minors and a 17-year-old have been arrested for their part in the shooting. One woman, who is fearful of being a target by gangs, lives on South Van Buren Street.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 19, 2019
Woodland gang member convicted of gun assault; jury hangs on attempted murder (Woodland, CA): A Woodland man accused of shooting at police officers who were investigating a murder scene was convicted Tuesday of felony assault and other charges, but jurors hung on the most serious counts of attempted murder.
Source: The Davis Enterprise Date: February 19, 2019
RCSO begins street crime deterrence initiative (Conyers, GA): The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has started 2019 with a new initiative to suppress, deter and thwart street level crime in affected areas. The deployment of the Mobile Command Vehicle has been planned for different locations throughout Rockdale County during the year. The MCV is currently located at Ga. Highway 138 and East Fairview Road.
Source: Rockdale Citizen Date: February 19, 2019
Suspect in near-decapitation Wichita gang killing over 6 years ago is still on the run (Wichita, KS): A man suspected of participating in a gang-related Wichita killing of a man over six years ago is still on the run from police. Rathanak Chea has been charged by prosecutors with first-degree murder in the August 2012 death of Pheng Xiong, but Chea has left Wichita. He is listed on the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office most wanted and has a felony arrest warrant.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: February 19, 2019
Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Operation Gang Green Investigation (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. peMarvin Younger, age 37, pleaded guilty on February 14, 2019, to two counts before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 19, 2019
Philadelphia Gang Member Convicted by Jury of Murder and Additional Drugs and Firearms Crimes (Philadelphia, PA): United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Bryant Calloway a/k/a “Bigs,” 32, of Philadelphia, was convicted today by a jury of one count of murder. He was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base; one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; one count of maintaining a house for drug distribution (and doing so within 1,000 feet of a playground); and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 19, 2019
South LA Man Shot And Killed In Possible Gang Initiation (Los Angeles, CA): A hard-working LAUSD worker was found dead in his car. His family says he was killed by a man trying to earn his way into a gang. “My son was a hardworking man. A productive member of society,” said Gregory Jones, father of 28-year-old Donte, who was shot and killed Friday night.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: February 19, 2019
Cops: Admitted gang member charged with selling heroin to undercover officer (Monticello, NY): A Monticello man who, police said, admitted to being a gang member was charged with selling heroin to an undercover officer and social services fraud.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: February 18, 2019
Teen’s murder drags up Holland’s gang disputes (Holland, MI): The murder of a 14-year-old Holland boy at the Hampton Inn Saturday, Feb. 16, has stirred up deep-seated racial tension among Holland’s minority populations.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: February 18, 2019
Suspect killed in shootout with New Orleans police was Houston gang member (New Orlens, LA): The man killed in a shootout with New Orleans and State Police that wounded five innocent bystanders was a member of a Houston-area gang known as 59 Piru Street gang, according to police in Texas and sources.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: February 18, 2019
Once Violent Gang Leader Shares Brutal Truth: 'We Were Predators' (Suffolk County, NY): For Casey Diaz, the days are now peaceful, spent working hard at his sign business and as a youth pastor in Los Angeles. But the present is a far cry from the past, when he was a violent gang leader whose hands were left bloodied after dozens of brutal crimes and attacks — many with a screwdriver.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: February 18, 2019
Taunton at-risk youth outreach initiative gets funding boost (Taunton, MA): For a number of years, the collaborative efforts of those in the Taunton P.E.A.C.E. Initiative have helped to steer young members of the community on the right path. The initiative comprises the Cities of Taunton and Attleboro, the Taunton Housing Authority and the Boys and Girls Club, which work together to identify low-income youth who are potentially “at risk” and refer them to outreach services.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: February 18, 2019
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