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Boys & Girls Club CEO gives insight on gang violence (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department believes that the recent shootings in Albany are gang-related. Marvin Laster, CEO for the Albany Boys & Girls Club, says the community needs to sit down with the youth and bring them to the table to hear their voices.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 21, 2019
Crowd fight, gang connections sparked Wilmington murder (Wilmington, NC): More than two years after Montez Greene’s death, his murderer was sentenced to prison in a New Hanover County courtroom Wednesday. Freddie William Fralin, 26, faces at least 25 years in jail for second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, with a sentence maximum of 377 months, or roughly 31 years.
Source: StarNews Date: August 21, 2019
Four Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods members convicted in shooting of rival, DA says (Sacramento, CA): Four members of the Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods were convicted Monday of attempted murder for a 2016 incident in which they tried to kill a member of a rival gang, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 21, 2019
He was paid to keep kids out of gangs. Now, he’s charged in grisly MS-13 killings (Los Angeles, CA): He showed up at Bible study every Thursday and volunteered at peacemaking soccer matches for members of MS-13, his tattoos betraying his own history with the notorious gang. As a “peace ambassador” for a Los Angeles nonprofit funded with public money, it was Wilfredo Vides’ job to steer young people clear of gangs. For those who’d joined one, his role was to convince them to leave, as he had.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 20, 2019
‘We are all hurting from this’: Albany community speaks on gangs, homicides (Albany, GA): Making impact, not impressions, is how one group of community members think violence in Albany can be stopped. This, after two homicides and threats of gang activity filled the city.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 20, 2019
Police: Pack of MS-13 members beat Md. man with bat in woods for refusing to join gang (Silver Spring, MD): A young man was lured to a patch of woods and violently beaten by a pack of MS-13 members all because he refused to join the street gang, authorities allege in charging documents obtained by ABC7.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: August 20, 2019
Thomasville men charged with gang, drug and gun offenses (Thomasville, GA): Two Thomasville men were charged with gang activity, drug and gun offenses Tuesday morning, according to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 20, 2019
9 men associated with violent Tampa street gang arrested after 2-year investigation (Tampa, FL): Nine men associated with a violent Tampa street gang have been arrested after a two-year long investigation. The men were affiliated with the 200 Skudda Gang and were rounded up in a series of arrests Tuesday morning.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: August 20, 2019
Book details spiritual battle for gangs (Danville, VA): The city of Danville’s coordinator for youth services and gang violence prevention has written a book that provides churches and faith-based organizations with an understanding of the motives and origins of gangs from a Christian perspective.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: August 20, 2019
On the road: Communication in communities key for RCMP's Crime Reduction Team (Onion Lake Cree Nation, SK): Cpl. Tyler Zrymiak slows his vehicle to keep pace with a young woman walking along the side of a main road on the Onion Lake Cree Nation. Zrymiak is a supervisor/investigator for the RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) based in North Battleford — one of the province’s two task forces that is dispatched to communities across the province for brief, targeted enforcement blitzes.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: August 20, 2019
Bloods gang son had multiple, sealed arrests before accused ‘mole mom’ started at U.S. Attorney’s Office (Newark, NJ): When Tawanna Hilliard started working as a paralegal in the Newark U.S. Attorney’s office in 2010, her son, Tyquan, already had multiple arrests on his rap sheet. Pretty much all of them had been sealed.
Source: PIX11 News Date: August 20, 2019
Crime-fighting task force targets Kansas City, nets 355 arrests, about 70 firearms (Kansas City, KS): A 10-week, crime-fighting initiative targeting gang, drug and gun activity in Kansas City has netted the arrest of 355 people and the seizure of nearly 70 firearms, federal authorities announced Tuesday.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: August 20, 2019
Portage man lived a double life as a family man and street gang leader (Hammond, IN): A Portage man who led a double life as a family man and a street gang leader is going to prison. U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon sentenced 47-year-old John J. Castillo to 18 years last week for his 2016 guilty plea to racketeering conspiracy for his role as an “Inca,” or regional leader of a Latin Kings faction operating in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago.
Source: The Times Date: August 20, 2019
Gang Leader ‘Big Cuz’ slipped through cops’ fingers. Now, there’s a bounty for his arrest (Miami, FL): “Operation Havana Ghost” was supposed to root out the violence plaguing Little Havana, but authorities haven’t been able to catch one key piece — “Big Cuz.” Ulysses Cabrera — aka “Big Cuz” and “Uley” — is the 29-year-old leader and organizer for a “dangerous, violent” street gang located in Miami, according to a U.S. Marshals Service release.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 20, 2019
PENI gang member arrested in Big Bear (Big Bear Lake, CA): Following a routine compliance check, Big Bear deputies arrested member of the PENI gang in Sugarloaf. PENI is Public Enemy No. 1, a street gang that originated in Long Beach.
Source: Big Bear Grizzly Date: August 20, 2019
Bullet grazes 2-year-old boy after High Point gang retaliates with a drive-by shooting, police said (High Point, NC): A two-year-old boy was sitting on his mother's lap Monday night when a bullet grazed his forehead. Three teenagers are facing charges. And police said one of the teenagers said the shooting was retaliatory and investigators believe it was connected to area gang activity.
Source: News & Record Date: August 20, 2019
Shelby County warns folks about out of state gangs targeting metro areas (Shelby County, AL): The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crime spree that stretches across the entire county - a string of car break ins that happened a few months ago.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: August 20, 2019
Police, nonprofit attacking gun violence in Durham from different angles (Durham, NC): A 9-year-old and an 18-year-old were killed in shootings in Durham in less than 24 hours, and Police Chief C.J. Davis said Tuesday that gun violence has become too common in the city. "It’s part of a growing trend that we see in the area where there are arguments or beefs, whether gang-related or not, and gun violence is the result. It’s the chosen way to resolve whatever problems that exist," Davis said.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: August 20, 2019
Durham police chief says city has a gang problem and lack of legislation on gun control hinders efforts (Durham, NC): Durham police say they've received several tips about the shooting that killed 9-year-old Zion Person -- but no arrests have been made yet. Police Chief C.J. Davis said as a mother and member of the community, she is shocked by the tragedy.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: August 20, 2019
'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison (Leakesville, MS): Jeffery Wilemon clutched his gut, throbbing in pain as he lay on his bed inside the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in April. But there was no way for him to cry out — not unless he wanted another beating.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: August 19, 2019
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