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Police arrest 18, seize drugs in street gang operation (Montreal, QC): Montreal police investigators say they have arrested 18 street gang members that were trafficking drugs in the northern Montreal area. Police raided 18 homes and four vehicles Wednesday, seizing about 710 grams of cocaine, three ounces of crack cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana and cartridges for guns of various calibres.
Source: CTV Montreal Date: February 10, 2016
Three Bloods Street Gang Members Indicted in Shooting of Rahway Man (Rahway, NJ): Three men, who are confirmed members of the Piru set of the Bloods street gang, were indicted by a Union County grand jury in connection with a fatal shooting in Rahway, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced today.
Source: WestfieldPatch Date: February 10, 2016
Alleged MS-13 gang members waive bail hearing in Boston courthouse (Boston, MA): Three alleged members of a violent international street gang appeared in federal court Tuesday morning and agreed to waive their detention, meaning they will be held without bail for now.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 9, 2016
Man found shot to death in bullet-riddled car with Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA): Four people were taken into custody early Tuesday after a man was found shot to death in a car bearing an Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 9, 2016
New York City Police Reorganizing to Focus More on Gangs (New York, NY): The New York Police Department announced on Tuesday that it was reorganizing its investigative operations, a move that senior officials said would allow for an increased focus on gang activity.
Source: The New York Times Date: February 9, 2016
Jury selection begins for alleged MS-13 gang members in N.J. (Newark, NJ): Jury selection began Tuesday in the cases of eight men alleged to be members of the deadly Salvadoran street gang MS-13, with charges ranging from killings and shootings to robbery and drug dealing.
Source: NJ.com Date: February 9, 2016
Brooklyn gang member pleads guilty to fatally shooting rival (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn gang member pleaded guilty on Tuesday for shooting a rival in the head — a heinous act caught on surveillance video.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 9, 2016
Killer asks for, and gets, separation from rival gang in prison (Kamloops, BC): An alleged gangster who admitted last year to his role in a 2011 broad-daylight slaying in a downtown Kamloops schoolyard has been granted his wish to be separated in jail from members of a rival gang.
Source: Kamloops This Week Date: February 9, 2016
Chicago Police Arrest 8 Involved in Counterfeit Ticket Scam (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police say they have arrested eight gang members who operated a widespread ticket scam that lasted more than a decade and yielded thousands of dollars that went toward crime in the city.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: February 9, 2016
CCPD reducing size of gang unit (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi's gang unit will be cut from 20 officers to 14. CCPD says it doesn't mean gang activity in our community will increase. "We saw that our roles change somewhat. With the technology today, with both state and federal partners that we work with that also assist in other investigations," said Assistant Chief Mark Gutierrez.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: February 9, 2016
Kennewick police say targeting gangs cut violent crime (Kennewick, WA): Crime in Kennewick last year plunged to the lowest level in two decades, according to numbers released Tuesday by the police department. Violent crimes and property crimes were down for a second year in a row. The total number of crimes reported went from 2,646 to 2,401 last year.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: February 9, 2016
Police get $564G for gang initiatives (Lowell, MA): The Police Department is receiving $564,000 for anti-gang initiatives, the second state grant for Lowell police announced this week. The same program will distribute $60,000 to UMass Lowell for its main campus, and more than $32,000 for initiatives in Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 8, 2016
Self-proclaimed Heartless Felons gang member robs Cleveland man (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police gang detectives are investigating after a man was attacked and robbed by a man who claimed to be a member of the Heartless Felons gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: February 8, 2016
Officials: Jail officer tried to take phone to gang member (Hammond, IN): A former Lake County Jail officer is accused of taking $400 from a woman to provide a cellphone to an alleged Latin Kings member being held at the county lockup.
Source: The Times Date: February 8, 2016
Weekend gang-related arrests result of increased patrol (Santa Maria, CA): A slew of gang-related arrests over the weekend are the result of a shift in resources toward cracking down on gang violence in Santa Maria, police say. "With the recent events here in Santa Maria, we’re shifting our enforcement to these areas based on these problems," Sgt. Andy Magallon said of increased gang violence in the city.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: February 8, 2016
Montco Drug Lord Admits To Trying To Kill Rival Gang Members: Report (Pottstown, PA): A leading member of a Montgomery County gang confessed to a judge in court Thursday that he attempted to kill rival gang members, according to a report.
Source: Pottstown Patch Date: February 8, 2016
Gang member gets 51 years for 2014 fatal revenge shooting (Chicago, IL): A gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for a fatal retaliation shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood in 2014.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 8, 2016
Longview PD: Gang member arrested with gun (Longview, TX): Longview Police announced Monday the arrest of an alleged gang member who was caught with a gun during a traffic stop.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: February 8, 2016
Summer job program offers alternative to violence in Newport News (Newport News, VA): About 600 16 to 24-year-olds living in the southeast community of Newport News have an opportunity to gain work experience this summer, which promises more than just a paycheck. The city is looking for eligible young people and businesses to participate in the Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Initiative’s Summer Training and Enrichment Program.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: February 8, 2016
Durham teen says Honduran gangs will kill him if he's deported (Durham, NC): A Durham teen who was taken into custody by immigration agents two weeks ago said Monday that he fears he will be killed if he is deported.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: February 8, 2016
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