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Young gang member gets life sentence in Spotsylvania for rape and abduction (Spotsylvania, VA): An MS–13 gang member who raped a teenager and held her hostage in the Spotsylvania County basement last year was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: February 13, 2020
Two MS-13 Members Each Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison for Participating in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Murders (Baltimore, MD): Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced two MS-13 gang members, Jose Alberto Sibrian Garcia, a/k/a Chango, age 28, and Carlos Hernandez Diaz, a/k/a Positivo, age 29, both of Silver Spring, Maryland, to 27 years each in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on a federal racketeering charge related to their participation in a violent racketeering conspiracy, specifically MS-13, including murders.mary
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 13, 2020
City addresses youth violence, restorative justice, and gang activity (Somerville, MA): Members of the Somerville community and Somerville City Council Public Health and Public Safety Committee gathered on Wednesday, January 29, in the City Hall Sub-Committee Room to discuss matters of public health and safety.
Source: The Somerville Times Date: February 12, 2020
Yonkers woman admits plan to kill shooting witness (Yonkers, NY): A Yonkers woman has admitted planning to kill a witness in a 2016 Mount Vernon shooting, officials said. Laquanna Kershaw pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Westchester County Court to second-degree conspiracy, a felony, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office said today.
Source: The Journal News Date: February 12, 2020
Man's case declared as the 268th tossed conviction in the state's history (New York, NY): A bump by an unknown stranger inside a Brooklyn, New York, club where more than a dozen gang members were celebrating a birthday in 1995, left a man behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
Source: ABC News Date: February 12, 2020
Visalia gang members convicted of violent felonies (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia gang members have been found guilty of violent crimes in Visalia and Exeter. Cesar Raya and Vincent Lopez-Prado were tried separately. On January 24,Raya was found guilty of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, with the special allegations of discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury and the crimes were committed for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: February 12, 2020
Surge in Minnesota drug seizures reflects influence of Mexican cartels (Minnesota): Minnesota law enforcement saw surges in meth, cocaine and heroin seizures last year, more evidence that drug cartels are operating a thriving network from Mexico to the Midwest.
Source: StarTribune Date: February 12, 2020
17-year-old admits guilt in Middletown shooting death; second guilty plea in case (Butler County, OH): A 17-year-old has admitted guilt in the shooting death of a Middletown man in October. Camron Pawlowski, who is being tried as an adult, was charged with murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and having weapons under disability. The charges also carry a specification of participating in a criminal gang at the time of the offense.
Source: Journal-News Date: February 12, 2020
Woodland Police arrest boy, alleged ‘validated gang member,’ after K-9 finds handgun (Woodland, CA): Officers with the Woodland Police Department’s gang task force arrested a juvenile Tuesday afternoon after a brief pursuit and search by a K-9 turned up a handgun and ammo, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 12, 2020
Court rejects appeal by N.J. man serving life sentence for murder of carjacking victim who ID’d him (Hudson County, NJ): An appellate court has rejected an appeal by a reputed gang member who is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of a carjacking victim who identified him for authorities.
Source: NJ.com Date: February 12, 2020
Dr. Hyslop makes a difference at Homeboy Industries (Los Angeles, CA): Dr. Dan Hyslop is the medical director and a physician at Student Health Services (SHS) on campus. When he’s not treating students, Dr. Hyslop devotes his time to volunteering at Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries helps former gang members “redirect their lives” and is the “largest and most successful gang intervention, rehab and reentry program in the world and has become a model for other organizations and cities,” according to their website.
Source: The Los Angeles Loyolan Date: February 12, 2020
Court dates reset for 22-year-old Vallejo gang member accused of 2015 murder (Solano County, CA): A Solano County Superior Court judge has rescheduled proceedings, including a change-of-plea hearing, in the case of a 22-year-old Vallejo gang member accused of first-degree murder in 2015 in Vallejo.
Source: The Reporter Date: February 12, 2020
T&A Crips gang members plead guilty to murder in aid of racketeering (Columbus, OH): Three Columbus men pleaded guilty today as part of a gang-related racketeering conspiracy. Each of the men accepted responsibility for their roles in three separate murders. Two other defendants have also agreed to plead guilty in this case and will appear before the Court next month.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 12, 2020
2 suspects in downtown Seattle shooting extradited to Washington (Seattle, WA): Two of the suspects in the downtown Seattle shooting that killed one and hurt at least six others were booked Wednesday into the King County Jail.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: February 12, 2020
Memphis lawmakers unveil proposal to bulk up penalties for drive-by shootings, gang violence (Memphis, TN): A group of Memphians went to Nashville Wednesday, supporting two Memphis state lawmakers who want to bulk up the penalties for drive-by shootings and gang-related crimes.
Source: localmemphis.com Date: February 12, 2020
Pittsburgh Woman Admits Involvement in DS44 Gang’s Drug Trafficking Activity (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: February 12, 2020
Does La Puente offer enough activities to keep kids off the streets? Residents express mixed views (La Puente, CA): Keeping children off the streets is key to reducing violence in La Puente, according to interviews with residents and youth experts. That’s because much of the violence in town stems from Puente 13, a street gang in the area, according to a story in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Source: University Times Date: February 12, 2020
Four Santa Rosa Gang Members Facing Weapons Charges (Santa Rosa, CA): Four gang members are facing weapons charges following their arrests by Santa Rosa narcotics detectives on Tuesday.
Source: KSRO 1350 News Date: February 12, 2020
Local program alternative to gang life (Augusta, GA): De’Angelo Burns, the south Augusta teen killed last week, went to school in south Augusta. He dropped out of school and joined a gang in the same area, according to people who knew of him and he died at a south Augusta gas station.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: February 12, 2020
Atlanta police chief details expanding influence of gangs operating inside city (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police Department has a database of some 2,600 names of individuals who align themselves with a gang. The tracking goes back nearly eight years.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: February 12, 2020
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