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To curb gang violence, Fairfax Co. police want parents to monitor kids’ social media (Fairfax County, VA): After three gang-related shootings over three days in Fairfax County, Virginia, last week, the police chief said parents can help with their investigations by monitoring their children’s texting and social media accounts.
Source: WTOP News Date: July 12, 2019
Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm Offenses Stemming from Gun Battle (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MIGUEL CLAUDIO, also known as “Mega,” 36, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for firearm offenses related to a shootout in Hartford’s South End in April 2017.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: July 12, 2019
Fairfax County police have linked a shooting spree to gangs and a recording studio. That has angered some black residents. (Fairfax County, VA): Two masked men leaped from a black car and unleashed a barrage of bullets at another vehicle in broad daylight at a strip mall in Fairfax County’s Rose Hill on July 2 , surveillance video shows. The targets fired back, before both cars sped off.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 12, 2019
City Matters: Expect retaliation for Clark shooting says gang expert (Manchester, NH): The city will likely see some kind of gang retaliation for the July 2 shooting death of Brian “Boogie” Clark, according to a city official whose work includes outreach to city gangs.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: July 12, 2019
Gang Sweep ‘Operation Red Desert’ Nets 38 Arrests In San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties (Modesto, CA): Thirty-eight arrests, 21 guns seized, and the prevention of a murder and home invasion robbery. Those are the results of a multi-agency gang investigation involving Modesto police, the California Highway Patrol and the state Department of Justice.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: July 12, 2019
Why Lightfoot won’t sign order barring ICE, Homeland from city databases (Chicago, IL): Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday her refusal to sign an executive order that would add a layer of protection from federal immigration raids stems from demands that she also abolish the Chicago Police Department’s error-filled gang database.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 12, 2019
Twenty-two Individuals Facing Federal Charges following Violence Reduction Partnership Investigation into Gang Violence in Miami Gardens (Miami Gardens, FL): After a lengthy investigation into the criminal conduct of various street gangs operating in and around Miami Gardens, Florida, a federal grand jury indicted 22 people in Miami on charges that include drug trafficking, armed drug trafficking, dealing in firearms, and firearm possession by convicted felons. Some of the defendants are members and known associates of the Zone 3 gang, a Miami Gardens based gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: July 12, 2019
Raising Parental Awareness on Gangs in the Five-Two (Bronx, NY): Within the big picture story of decades of downward crime rates, one aspect of street life that the NYPD continues to grapple with is the lure of gangs. Responding to a growing concern over increased gang activity in the north Bronx neighborhoods Deputy Inspector Thomas J. Alps, commanding officer of the 52nd Precinct, said “gangs are a big problem in the Five-Two.”
Source: Norwood News Date: July 12, 2019
Oklahoma’s largest private prison plagued by gang violence and lockdowns (Lawton, OK): One evening in April, a massive brawl involving 24 members of the Savage Boys and Sureños gangs broke out at the privately operated Lawton Correctional Facility.
Source: The Frontier Date: July 11, 2019
Alleged Flint gang leader released from prison after discovery of perjured testimony (Flint, MI): Bobby Younger, alleged Merrill Street Hood gang leader was released from prison Thursday morning. According to a news released, he was released from prison following the discovery of perjured trial testimony by rival Pierson Hood gang members.
Source: WEYI NBC25 News Date: July 11, 2019
Portsmouth gang member pleads guilty to violent racketeering conspiracy (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in a violent racketeering conspiracy and other related firearm charges. Court documents claim 28-year-old Timothy Sawyer-House, aka “Trouble,” was part of a Portsmouth-based “line” of the Nine Trey Gangsters (NTG), a gang affiliated with the United Blood Nation.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: July 11, 2019
La Puente speaks out about the recent rash of shootings (La Puente, CA): Members of the La Puente community packed a special City Council meeting Wednesday, seeking answers about the recent shootings in and around the city. Between June 28 and July 1, three shootings left three men dead and five others wounded in and near La Puente. Two other non-fatal shootings were also reported on June 30.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 11, 2019
Gang Sweep Adds Detail to Murder Story (San Pedro, CA): June marked the one-year anniversary of Walter Crespo’s murder. The alleged perpetrator, Juan Martinez, was a Rancho San Pedro gang member who went by the name “Flaco” in the streets. He was arrested, but no one seemed to know exactly what happened to the murder weapon. However, the unsealing of the federal indictments of more than a dozen members of the Rancho San Pedro gang revealed new details on that murder.
Source: Random Length News Date: July 11, 2019
'This is a community problem': Neighbors react to Modesto gang activity, sweep (Modesto, CA): Several arrests were made and guns were recovered Thursday after a long-term gang investigation spanning two counties, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. The Modesto Police Department posted a series of tweets Thursday, saying the operation involved local, state and federal agencies.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: July 11, 2019
Murder victim had gang affiliations, says Manchester chief (Manchester, NH): Homicide victim Brian “Boogie” Clark, who was shot and killed last week, was affiliated with city gangs, Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said on Thursday.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: July 11, 2019
FBI investigating tattooed deputy gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Los Angeles, CA): The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, multiple people familiar with the inquiry said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 11, 2019
Gangs making headlines: The Metro area has its fair share (Jackson, MS): When Jonathan Blankenship was on the run after escaping from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, many thought he wouldn’t be out long because of his bold face tattoos.
Source: WLOX News Date: July 11, 2019
Trial begins for Flagstaff murder of young woman and gang-related charges (Flagstaff, AZ): A man charged with taking part in a drive-by shooting and leaving Kinsey Beebe, 20, for dead had his first day in front of a jury on Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: July 11, 2019
Man shot twice in central Fresno drive-by shooting, police say (Fresno, CA): A 35-year-old Fresno man was hospitalized Thursday after he was shot twice while walking near San Joaquin Memorial High in central Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 11, 2019
U.S. Attorney’s Office and Community Partners to Sponsor Drug Education/Violence Reduction Partnership Leadership Camp for South Florida Youth (Fort Lauderdale, FL): The United States Attorney's Office Violence Reduction Partnership endeavors to create safer communities for our residents and our youth, by directly addressing gang and violent crime problems in the Southern District of Florida. The district's Drug Education for Youth (D.E.F.Y.)/Violence Reduction Partnership Leadership Camp promotes this goal through an anti-gang, anti-gun, anti-drug, anti-violence, and anti-bullying curriculum which targets at-risk youth ages 9-12 from high-crime, impoverished neighborhoods.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: July 11, 2019
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