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Pittsburgh launches program focused on student safety going to, from school (Pittsburgh, PA): Children should be able to walk or bike to school safely, but that is not possible in some parts of Pittsburgh because of crumbling infrastructure, unsafe roadways and criminal activity. In an effort to change that, the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure on Monday announced the launch of the federally funded Safe Routes to School program.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: September 21, 2020
Security at Lehigh Valley Mall questioned following shooting, third high-profile incident in two years (Whitehall, PA): Tonia Smale-Lorenzo was among those caught up in the panic at the Lehigh Valley Mall on Saturday when gunshots rang out, sending crowds of people scrambling for cover.
Source: The Morning Call Date: September 21, 2020
After man sentenced to 40 years in St. Paul murder, courthouse locked down and shots fired nearby (St. Paul, MN): After a man was sentenced Monday for his role in a St. Paul murder, a dispute began in the main downtown courthouse lobby and gunshots were fired several blocks away, according to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office and police.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 21, 2020
“SCO” Gang Member Sentenced on Drug Trafficking Charges (Pittsburgh, PA): A former resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to nine years’ imprisonment and four years supervised release on his conviction of narcotics trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: September 20, 2020
Rash of shootings are linked to Lower Mainland's gang war (Vancouver, BC): A rash of shootings across the Lower Mainland is linked in part to an escalating conflict between the Brothers Keepers and the United Nations gangs, Postmedia has learned. A young man shot to death in South Vancouver on Wednesday had been with the BK gang, but switched sides to the UN.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 19, 2020
Chico Police Department initiates ‘Violence Suppression Unit’ to combat uptick in violent crimes (Chico, CA): Citing an increase in violent crimes, among others, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chico Police Department has created a new unit to address the upward trend. Referred to as the Violence Suppression Unit, the transition was announced and took effect on Thursday, said Chico Police Chief Matt Madden in a press release.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: September 19, 2020
MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To More Than 17 Years In Federal Prison For Participating In Drug Distribution, Attempted Murders (Baltimore, MD): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with gang activities, including two attempted murders and drug distribution.
Source: WJZ | CBS Baltimore Date: September 19, 2020
Alleged Latin Kings gang member pleads to manslaughter in 2017 slay (Staten Island, NY): An alleged gang associate has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a victim inside an SUV in Mariners Harbor three years ago.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: September 18, 2020
MAG Coalition founder speaks on national Hispanic stage, shares her son’s story (Brawley, CA): From the start of a local grassroots efforts all the way to a Hispanic Leadership stage, Mothers & Men Against Gangs Coalition Founder Yulil Alonzo-Garza said a surprising phone call has recently allowed her to share her son’s tragic story at a national level.
Source: The Desert Review Date: September 18, 2020
Murders and gang violence surge in New York City (New York, NY): A new report by the New York City mayor's office shows a big uptick in murders and gang violence in the city. The number of gang incidents increased 52 percent in the 2020 Fiscal year compared to the previous year from 495 up to 750.
Source: FOX 5 NY Date: September 18, 2020
Feds: Alleged Hartford gang member shot while on released on bond (West Hartford, CT): A Hartford gang member, who was shot this month while released on bond on federal charges, was sentenced to more than a year in prison on a drug distribution offense. During his court appearance Thursday, a judge sentenced Kendall Fair, 21, to 15 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: September 18, 2020
MS-13 gang member sentenced, to be deported (Toledo, OH): A convicted MS-13 gang member charged in federal court for being in the country illegally pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday. Juan Carlos Alvarez-Robles, also known as Jose Mayorga, 39, a Mexican national, appeared by video in U.S. District Court in Toledo and pleaded guilty to one count of illegal re-entry and one count of false personation of a U.S. citizen.
Source: The Blade Date: September 18, 2020
Paso Robles shooting likely gang-related, police say (Paso Robles, CA): A shooting in Paso Robles Thursday night is believed to be gang-related, according to police. The Paso Robles Police Department says officers responded at around 9:30 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of Santa Ysabel and San Augustin Drive.
Source: KSBY News Date: September 18, 2020
Sureno Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence (Spokane, WA): William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Raymond Zack Guerrero-Garcia, age 29, of Toppenish, Washington, a Sureno Gang Member, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on July 7, 2020, to Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: September 18, 2020
Woman Killed In O.C. Gang-Related Shooting: Police (Anaheim, CA): A 47-year-old Anaheim woman was killed in a gang-related shooting and the suspect was on the loose Friday morning.
Source: Patch Date: September 18, 2020
Providence mayor says crime fueled by ongoing feud between city gangs (Providence, RI): “Terrible” is how Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza on Friday described the previous 24 hours in the capital city. On Thursday, a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death inside the Providence Place mall, another man walked into Rhode Island Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and police responded to reports of gunshots in the mayor’s own neighborhood.
Source: WPRI 12 News Date: September 18, 2020
Gang activity Las Piedras Park (Santa Paula, CA): Over the course of the past several weeks the Santa Paula Police Department has received numerous calls for service and complaints regarding gang activity at Las Piedras Park. In an effort to combat recent gang violence at the park and the fact that several firearms have been recovered from several documented gang members at the park, the Santa Paula Police Department is taking a proactive approach in maintaining the safety of our community.
Source: Citizens Journal Date: September 18, 2020
Napa Valley Gang Member Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (San Francisco, CA): A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court charging Eduardo Bermudez Gomez with unlawful possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: September 18, 2020
Yakima has a juvenile gang violence problem; here’s what YPD is doing to fix it (Yakima, WA): In the past few days, two separate gang-related shootings in Yakima have left a 14-year-old boy dead and an 11-year-old girl injured. This comes just months after an 11-year-old boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds after his family home was targeted in two drive-by shootings suspected to be gang-related — just 72 hours apart.
Source: YakTriNews.com Date: September 17, 2020
Gang killings in Denver spike as instability and internal conflicts cause bloodshed (Denver, CO): A surge of gang violence in Denver has claimed the lives of 16 people so far this year as members battle internally for power and pandemic-induced instability gives gangs more recruiting power.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 17, 2020
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