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Father and Son Members of Brooklyn Gang Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering and Marijuana Distribution (Brooklyn, NY): Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Tammeco Cargill, an armed enforcer for the Nineties Crew street gang, was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Raymond J. Dearie for racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of drug trafficking and passport fraud.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: November 8, 2019
Hoover Criminal Gang Member Lorenzo Jones Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy (Portland, OR): Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced today that Lorenzo Laron Jones, 46, a Portland resident and senior member of the Hoover Criminal Gang, has been indicted for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that caused the shooting deaths of two Portland men.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: November 7, 2019
13 arrested in operation cracking down on Santa Ana street gang (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities took 13 people into custody during an early morning sweep on Thursday, Nov. 7 in an operation cracking down on the Santa Ana Townsend Street gang.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 7, 2019
Gang member pleads guilty to guns, drugs charges in Pittsburgh federal court (Pittsburgh, PA): A gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to drug and gun charges in Pittsburgh’s federal court. Prosecutors said Jaymare Jackson, 29, of Braddock, was part of a neighborhood street gang that distributed illegal drugs in the Pittsburgh area.
Source: TribLIVE.com Date: November 7, 2019
Ramsey County Sheriff calls St. Paul gun violence '11-year gang war' (St. Paul, MN): Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS this year's sharp rise in gun-related deaths and injuries are mostly tied to an ongoing feud between two rival St. Paul street gangs.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: November 7, 2019
Brothers with gang ties charged in fatal shooting of 28-year-old in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Two brothers associated with a local gang were involved in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man found slumped over a steering wheel in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood last month, authorities say.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: November 7, 2019
Gang War Shootings And Graffiti Unite Irving Park Neighbors To ‘Take Back’ Their Neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A shooting spree and rash of graffiti tied to an apparent gang war in the Irving Park neighborhood drew out dozens of fed up neighbors Wednesday night pushing for safer streets.
Source: Block Club Chicago Date: November 7, 2019
Suburban Detroit man pleads guilty to carving local gang's name into a 15-year-old boy's chest (Flint, MI): A suburban Detroit man has pleaded guilty to carving a local gang's name into a 15-year-old boy's chest. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 37-year-old Doniel A. Heard of Canton pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and admitted being the leader of a Michigan set of the Bloods street gang.
Source: FOX 2 Detroit Date: November 7, 2019
Around 4,000 local gang members, associates in city: Winnipeg police (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg is on pace to break the homicide record – 41 – set in 2011, and one-third of murders in the city this year have been tied to gangs. Insp. Max Waddell of the Winnipeg police Guns and Gangs Unit told 680 CJOB police estimate around 1,500 gang members and 2,500 associates in the city, spread out over anywhere from 25-30 different gangs.
Source: SooToday.com Date: November 6, 2019
Toronto police arrest 6 and seize more than a dozen firearms in three gun and gang busts (Toronto, ON): Toronto police have arrested six people and seized more than a dozen firearms in three separate gun and gang investigations, they announced Wednesday.
Source: Toronto Star Date: November 6, 2019
Gang member convicted in fatal shooting in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A 23-year-old Fullerton man was convicted this week of gunning down a rival gang member in Anaheim two years ago. Osiris Lenin Garfias Pedraza was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder with jurors finding true a special-circumstances allegation of gang activity.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 6, 2019
Probation violated for Polk County gang in contraband smuggling case (Polk County, GA): An admitted prison gang leader will have to serve a full prison term after his probation was revoked on new charges he was involved in a contraband smuggling scheme at the Polk County Jail.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: November 6, 2019
Inmates facing gang-related murder charges arrested at Mexican border after escape (San Francisco, CA): Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: NBC News Date: November 6, 2019
‘Godfather’ of deadly Baltimore gang sentenced to life in prison (Baltimore, MD): The man prosecutors said fashioned himself as the “godfather” of a violent Northwest Baltimore gang was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was found guilty of racketeering charges, including committing and ordering multiple murders on behalf of the gang.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 6, 2019
Police: Gang member caught with weapon in rap video (Shelby, NC): Shelby Police say they were able to use a YouTube video to charge a known United Blood Nation Nine Trey Gangstas gang member and felon with having multiple weapons.
Source: Shelby Star Date: November 6, 2019
ACLU opposes Weber County's effort to have judge kicked off gang injunction case (Salt Lake City, UT): A civil liberties group is opposing an effort to disqualify a judge who ruled that Weber County violated the constitutional rights of two Ogden men who were served with an anti-gang injunction.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: November 6, 2019
Gang-Related Crimes Drive Up Murders, Shootings in New York City (New York, NY): Gang-related crimes have led to an increase in murders and shootings in New York City this year, New York Police Department officials said on Wednesday as they released the city’s latest crime statistics.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: November 6, 2019
6 charged in gang-related West Chicago shooting, stabbing (Chicago, IL): Six people, including three juveniles, were charged in a gang-related shooting Monday in suburban West Chicago. Gerardo Luna and Juan Arellano, both 20, and Luis Vallin, 19, were each charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and mob action, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: November 6, 2019
Eunice Police Chief Links Homicide To Retaliatory Gang Violence; Relative of Victim Speaks Out (Eunice, LA): The police chief in Eunice is linking Monday’s homicide near central middle school to retaliatory gang violence. “Everytime we have a shooting reported, the same names keep coming up, the same people and the same groups of people going back and forth.” said Chief Randy Fontenot
Source: KADN News 15 Date: November 6, 2019
Gang activity may be factor in steep rise in juvenile crime (Memphis, TN): Memphis and Shelby County deal with violent crime on an almost-daily basis, but a new trend shows that offenders are starting at a younger age.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: November 6, 2019
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