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MS-13 Leaders Indicted On Racketeering, Narcotics, Firearms Charges (New York, NY): More leaders of the MS-13 street gang are facing charges for racketeering and drug trafficking across the country. An indictment that includes high-ranking members of the Governing “Table” of the gang, have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, narcotics distribution conspiracy, and weapons charges.
Source: Nassau Daily Voice Date: October 19, 2019
As Bloods gang trial continues in Raleigh, some former members working to repair the damage (Raleigh, NC): To hear federal prosecutors tell it, the Bloods gang members on trial at the federal courthouse terrorized southeast Raleigh for years with unspeakable violence, drug money that was hard to pass and little way out.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: October 18, 2019
Suspected gang member arrested for Coachella robbery (Coachella, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Friday after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery earlier this week in Coachella.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: October 18, 2019
GBI director talks gang crimes at Oconee County gathering (Watkinsville, GA): Street gangs are committing crimes in not only the metropolitan areas of Georgia, but also rural areas, state authorities said Thursday in Watkinsville. The proliferation of these violent street gangs prompted the formation earlier this year of a gang task force at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: October 18, 2019
Federal judge scolds Weber County in declaring gang injunction unconstitutional (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has ruled Weber County violated the constitutional due process rights of two Ogden men charged under a gang injunction and that the pair may seek monetary damages at trial.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: October 18, 2019
Judge calls missing grand jury transcripts ‘extraordinary development’ as federal gang trial hangs in limbo (Roanoke, VA): Federal prosecutors have cited Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman for missing witness transcripts that have disrupted a trial of alleged gang members.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: October 18, 2019
Lisa Ling came to Mississippi to document the Simon City Royals. Here's what she learned. (Mississippi): "I love this organization. I'll die for this." Those are the words of a Simon City Royal member in the opening sequence of an episode of CNN's "This is Life with Lisa Ling" filmed in Hattiesburg and other areas of south Mississippi.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: October 18, 2019
Gang Member Sentenced to 70-to-Life for Fatal Shooting of 9-Year-Old Girl (Orange County, CA): A 24-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 70-years-to-life in prison for the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was playing in front of her home.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: October 18, 2019
Attorneys for Northwest gang trio charged in murder conspiracy ask to dismiss charges (Santa Barbara County, CA): The attorneys of three Northwest gang members charged in connection to the 2017 shooting of Edward Ramirez in Santa Maria filed motions to dismiss the charges Thursday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 18, 2019
Lompoc Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in Triple Shooting That Left Teen Dead (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc man has been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with gang-related shootings last weekend in the city.
Source: Noozhawk Date: October 18, 2019
Ex-Raleigh gang member: ‘It’s like the plague ... We’re just killing each other off.’ (Raleigh, NC) : Timothy Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19 — a Raleigh teen sent to youth prison for robbery. The prison had a gang affiliation, he said, so any inmate who stayed neutral branded himself an outcast.
Source: The News & Observer Date: October 17, 2019
Police report: Video shows MILPA leader flashing gang signs with Norteños (Salinas, CA): A member of a Salinas organization that advocates for criminal justice reform was caught on camera wearing gang-style clothing and flashing gang signs while hanging out with Norteños, according to a police report obtained by The Californian.
Source: The Californian Date: October 17, 2019
He Defied a Code. His Neighbors Turned Him In for Murder, Police Say. (Brooklyn, NY): The crowd of thousands that had gathered for the 56th annual Brownsville Old Timers Day in July had dwindled down to hundreds — it was nearly 11 p.m. — when trouble started.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 17, 2019
5 Violations Issued In Marin County Gang Probation Sweep (Marin County, CA): Authorities issued five violations last week during a gang probation sweep in Marin County. In response to an increase in gang activity around Marin, law enforcement officers on Oct. 9 conducted unannounced searches of gang members and their affiliates.
Source: San Rafael Patch Date: October 17, 2019
Task force arrests suspected gang member in Indio (Indio, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Thursday afternoon after being arrested by RSO task force members in Indio on Wednesday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: October 17, 2019
Three ‘Head Shot Mafia’ Brockton gang members arrested (Brockton, CA): Three gang members accused of running a “violent” fentanyl delivery service were arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
Source: The Enterprise Date: October 17, 2019
House Study Committee on Gang and Youth Violence Prevention holds meeting in LaGrange (LaGrange, GA): The Georgia House Study Committee on Gang and Youth Violence Prevention met Thursday at West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange to discuss the rising rate of gang violence in Georgia.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: October 17, 2019
Detroit Latin Counts Gang Member Gets 30 Years For Fatal Drive-by Shooting (Detroit, MI): Alberto "Berto" Jackson, a Latin Counts gang member, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in a drive-by shooting in southwest Detroit two years ago that left one dead and two wounded.
Source: Deadline Detroit Date: October 17, 2019
Three alleged North Richmond gang members take plea deal in huge conspiracy case (Martinez, CA): Three men indicted as part of an investigation into a notorious North Richmond gang called the Swerve Team have accepted plea deal for state prison terms ranging from 15-28 years, prosecutors said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 17, 2019
Suspected Houma gang member gets 31 years (Houma, LA): A judge ordered a suspected Houma gang member to serve 31 years in prison today after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges. Keon Javonte Simmons, 26, of Mathews Drive, pleaded guilty to racketeering, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: HoumaToday Date: October 17, 2019
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