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Danville gang prevention program earns state recognition (Danville, VA): A program to help reduce gang activity in Danville is being recognized. Project Imagine has won the Virginia Municipal League's top award for innovative solutions by a local government.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: October 15, 2019
Federal trial starts for Bloods gang members accused of terrorizing Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): For more than a decade, the Black Mob Gangstas operated around Haywood Street in Southeast Raleigh, controlling cocaine and marijuana traffic, enforcing their street rules with extortion and murder, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: October 15, 2019
Department of Justice awards millions in funding to Michigan Public Safety (Lansing, MI): The Department of Justice has announced it will be awarding more than $122 million in support of public safety efforts in the state of Michigan on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The release said the funds will help law enforcement agencies and community organizations in jurisdictions all over the state fight gun, gang, drug and sexual violence, as well as bring criminals to justice.
Source: WILX 10 News Date: October 15, 2019
Man charged in connection to fatal North Minneapolis shooting involving rival gang members (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old man was charged in connection to a shootout that killed a man belonging to a rival gang, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. The release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Mahad Ali has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: October 15, 2019
NH Church Shooting Suspect's Violent Criminal History, Gang Ties (Pelham, NH): The man accused of shooting two people at a New Hampshire church over the weekend has a lengthy criminal history in Massachusetts, including ties to a notorious street gang and stints in prison for stabbing a man in Boston and assaulting a woman on the South Shore, government records show.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: October 15, 2019
14 charged in alleged illegal gun trafficking operation on Long Island (Hauppague, NY): Fourteen gang members accused of running an illegal gun trafficking operation on Long Island were indicted on 127 criminal charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced Tuesday. A year-long multi-agency investigation revealed that guns purchased in 15 different states -- mostly Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina -- were smuggled into Suffolk County and sold by Bloods gang members and their associates, officials said.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: October 15, 2019
Yakima teen charged with assault in connection with fight video (Yakima, WA): A 16-year-old Yakima boy has been charged with second-degree assault after police say he slammed a 14-year-old boy head-first into pavement earlier this month. Prosecutors filed charges Monday in Yakima County Juvenile Court, according to court documents.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 15, 2019
Teen murder suspect pleads to amended charge in deadly 2018 gang battle (Tulsa, OK): A teen charged with murder in a deadly 2018 gang battle pleaded to an amended charge of manslaughter last week. Antonio Bernard Wilson, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication in the case of 21-year-old Lenaryd Tillis’ death.
Source: Tulsa World Date: October 15, 2019
Grant would help expand gang prevention program at Yakima's middle schools (Yakima, WA): The city of Yakima has been awarded a $230,000 grant from the Department of Justice to continue its youth gang suppression efforts. The Yakima City Council will discuss authorizing a resolution to accept the grant at its Tuesday meeting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 14, 2019
Seven Savannah gang members listed in 78-count indictment (Savannah, GA): Seven members of Savannah’s Only The Mob and 1100 Block gangs have been indicted on 78 counts of aggravated assault, unlawful firearm possession and gang involvement.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: October 14, 2019
Virginia Gov. Northam announces local law enforcement grants (Virginia): Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced nearly $8.8 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies and community-based criminal justice programs.
Source: The Center Square Date: October 14, 2019
Selma police amping up presence after two children were hit in apparent gang related shooting (Selma, CA): Selma police are increasing their presence on the streets after two children were shot Sunday night. Detectives believe the suspect may have mistakenly targeted the car they were in. It happened around 8 p.m near the intersection of Yerba and Gaynor streets. Officers said it appears to be gang related.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: October 14, 2019
Inappropriate images, gangs, racial slurs spray painted across small town (Tampico, IL): In a town with a population of 800, Tampico residents said they woke up Sunday morning to dozens of obscenities spray painted across town. "I think it honestly was just a bunch of young kids," said resident Aleesa Johns. She said she is a little concerned that no one has been caught. "Everyone was probably sleeping but I mean they hit the entire town."
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: October 14, 2019
Former Edmonton gangster moves forward with $7-million lawsuit over remand beating (Edmonton, AB): A former Edmonton gangster and convicted killer will be able to move forward with a 13-year-old, seven-million dollar lawsuit against the province after a recent ruling in the Court of Queen’s Bench.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: October 13, 2019
Vigil held in Abbotsford to remember those killed by gang violence (Abootsford, BC): More than 150 people gathered at the Civic Plaza in Abbotsford Sunday for a candlelight vigil to mourn and remember those killed in gang violence. In attendance was Ken Dosanjh, who knows all too well the perils of gang life. His two brothers Ron and Jimmy Dosanjh lived as notorious Vancouver gangsters, until they were shot and killed two months apart in 1994.
Source: CTV News Vancouver Date: October 13, 2019
The Hood: Cops, gangs and a community in the crossfire (Regina, SK): North central Regina is one of Canada’s most dangerous neighbourhoods, where indigenous gang violence is on the rise and the police response is matching it. The community is caught in the crossfire.
Source: CBC Date: October 13, 2019
Brooklyn Shooting: 4 Killed at Crown Heights Social Club (Brooklyn, NY): Neighbors had often complained about an unlicensed social club that operated on the first floor of a battered frame townhouse in Brooklyn. The space had a purple sign — “Triple A Aces Private & Social Event Space” — but it was being used as an illegal gambling den that attracted patrons in expensive cars, investigators and residents said.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 12, 2019
FBI Uniform Crime Report Shows 3.9 Drop in Violent Crime in 2018 (Pennsylvania): Two years ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.
Source: NorthcentralPA.com Date: October 12, 2019
Police: Latin Kings gang member from Memphis charged in Westbury home invasion (Westbury, NY): A second Latin Kings gang member was charged in a terrifying home invasion in Westbury. Police say Jose Tejada was just extradited from Memphis, Tennessee. According to investigators, the admitted gang member was one of three men who forced their way into a Westbury home in July and held a man at gunpoint.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: October 11, 2019
8 arrest warrants served in Canton operation aimed at combating gang violence & activity, drug traffickers (Canton, OH): Eight arrest warrants were served in Canton Friday as part of “Operation Parental Guidance” which focused on combating violence and illegal activity among local gang members and illegal drug traffickers.
Source: WJW FOX8 News Date: October 11, 2019
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