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Spencer mayor working on plan to end gang violence after latest drive-by shooting (Spencer, OK): Mayor Frank Calvin is working on a plan to end gang violence after a series of shootings in Spencer. Six victims have been shot in four incidents in less than three months in the Spencer area. Four of those victims are now dead.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: May 27, 2020
Tampa sees alarming surge in violent crime; leaders discuss guns, gangs, solutions (Tampa, FL): The city of Tampa has seen a 36 percent rise in violent crimes involving guns in the first five months of this year compared with the same period in 2019. Violent crime overall has surged by 10 percent. And there have been 15 homicides in the city so far, compared with 12 in the first five months of last year.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: May 27, 2020
‘Unusual’ group fight breaks out at Niles cemetery; police identify gang member, suspected illegal drugs (Chicago, IL): A report of a fight inside a Niles cemetery drew a large police response last week, but yielded no arrests as officers were unable to locate victims interested in pursuing criminal charges, a police official said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 27, 2020
Worried Marietta parents can now easily communicate with gang investigators (Marietta, GA): Marietta Police say awareness and prevention are key to keeping children from being lured into gangs. Parents who are worried that their children might be involved in gangs or are being recruited by a gang can now easily and discreetly communicate with gang investigators. Marietta Police set up a dedicated email, email@example.com.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: May 27, 2020
Latin King lieutenant argues for coronavirus release over kidney treatment (New Bedford, MA): A Latin Kings lieutenant out of New Bedford who a federal prosecutor said stands out among over 60 defendants for his violent past asked a judge Wednesday to be released amid coronavirus concerns because of his dialysis treatments.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 27, 2020
MSFN cracks down on gangs (Loon Lake, SK): The people of Loon Lake and nearby Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation are of the shared opinion enough is enough when it comes to the presence of gangs in their communities.
Source: Northern Pride Date: May 27, 2020
New Bedford Member of the Latin Kings Charged with Being a Felon in Possession (New Bedford, MA): A member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation was charged yesterday with being a felon in possession of a firearm as a result of a federal investigation into a shooting on April 19, 2020, in New Bedford.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: May 27, 2020
Woodland police report crime rates up slightly during early 2020 (Woodland, CA): The rate of crime was up slightly during the first three months of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic, forced Woodland’s population to shelter in place.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: May 26, 2020
Gangs a growing concern (Pierce County, GA): Gang activity is on the rise and Sheriff Ramsey Bennett feels it won’t be long before it reaches Pierce County. Sheriff Bennett offered that word of caution as part of his annual report to Pierce County, a 16-page magazine produced in recent years by the Sheriff as a way of keeping taxpayers informed.
Source: The Blackshear Times Date: May 26, 2020
Wilmington Police to present new plans to City Council to combat gun violence (Wilmington, NC): While certain crimes have been down during the pandemic, Wilmington Police have seen a recent uptick in violent crimes in Wilmington. This comes as police get ready to present new plans to the city to combat the violence. The police department, along with other agencies, say the fight against violent crime is a constant work in progress.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: May 26, 2020
Greenwood man charged with deadly shooting in Myrtle Beach that mayor calls gang-related (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Greenwood man charged with murder in the shooting death of another Greenwood man spoke in court Tuesday. The shooting happened on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: May 26, 2020
2 men wounded in Anaheim shooting; drive themselves to hospital (Anaheim, CA): Two men were wounded Monday night in Anaheim when someone shot into their vehicle, but they were able to drive themselves to the hospital, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 26, 2020
Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city.
Source: WOKV News Date: May 26, 2020
Bond set at $75K for Riverdale man found driving with loaded handgun under driver seat (Sycamore, IL): DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man they believe to be affiliated with a street gang after a traffic stop revealed the Riverdale man was a convicted felon and was found with a loaded handgun under his driver's seat.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: May 26, 2020
Illegal Narcotics & Marijuana Located (Oxnard, CA): During the month of May 2020, detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Gang Unit concluded an investigation into illegal narcotics activity involving a residence in the City of Oxnard.
Source: Citizens Journal Date: May 26, 2020
Two CBL/BFL Members Sentenced For Racketeering Conspiracy And Selling Crack Cocaine (Buffalo, NY): Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul C. Parisi, who is handling the case, stated that the defendants were members of the CBL/BFL Gang, which stands for, among other things, “Cash Been Long” and “Brothers for Life.” The gang, which was involved in the illegal possession and distribution of narcotics, was formed around 2009 and operated primarily in the City of Buffalo at the Towne Gardens Housing Complex. The gang used violence, including murder and attempted murder, threats, and intimidation to defend their territory against rivals and anyone deemed to be a threat to the gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: May 26, 2020
Gang member sentenced to life without parole in 2015 killing (Bakersfield, CA): A 26-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting another man during summer 2015. Anthony Laws, a member of the Country Boy Crips gang, was sentenced Friday for first-degree murder, attempted murder and multiple other crimes for which he was convicted in the killing of Brian Anderson.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: May 25, 2020
Known gang member wanted by police after violent crime spree (Houston, TX): The Houston Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a man who went on a violent crime spree that started last year. Alan Eleizer Reyes, 24, is a gang member, police said. He's believed to be armed and dangerous and police aren't sure where he is. Reyes has eluded police since his first charge in early 2019.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: May 25, 2020
Myrtle Beach city leaders speak out on recent shootings, gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach city leaders are speaking out following two additional shootings along Ocean Boulevard over the Memorial Day weekend. Mayor Brenda Bethune confirmed in a written statement the shootings were once again gang-related.
Source: WMBF News Date: May 25, 2020
Teens, Woman Shot At Notorious Paterson Corner Marked By Gang Wars (Paterson, NJ): A 15-year-old boy was among three victims wounded in a weekend shooting outside a Paterson liquor store that gave one of the Silk City’s most notorious drug-dealing street gangs its name.
Source: South Passaic Daily Voice Date: May 25, 2020
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