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NYC Bloods gangster sentenced in Brunswick gun deal (Brunswick, GA): A federal judge sentenced a New York City gang leader to six years and eight months in prison last week, stemming from his arrest last October in a drugs-for-guns deal in a Brunswick motel.
Source: The Brunswick News Date: July 27, 2016
Loudoun deputies investigating gang-related, underage prostitution ring (Loudoun County, VA): The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Tactical Enforcement Unit is investigating an underage prostitution ring spanning Virginia, Maryland and D.C. ran by MS-13 members for the profit of the gang's leadership in El Salvador.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror Date: July 26, 2016
Regina gang member killed drunk man because he was wearing a red shirt, court hears (Regina, SK): Joshua Michael Harden was wearing a red shirt and hat when, while looking for his girlfriend, he wandered into a house party on Garnet Street. The colour of his clothing became the motive for a violent attack that left him dead. “This incident involved a level of violence resulting in death, between persons not known to each other, in a culture of street gang violence — a situation all too common in the city of Regina which has left numerous families both heartbroken and devastated,” Crown prosecutor Sonya Guiboche said Tuesday.
Source: Canoe News Date: July 26, 2016
El Cajon Gang Member Caught Selling Meth to Informant Gets Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): A 53-year-old West Coast Crips gang member from El Cajon was sentenced Tuesday morning in San Diego federal court to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.
Source: Santee Patch Date: July 26, 2016
Three-week trial begins for longtime Greeley gang member charged with organized crime (Greeley, CO): In what has become a sweeping organized crime case, John Anthony Silva’s day in court began at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon after almost two days of jury selection. Silva has been charged with an array of offenses including drug charges, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery and intimidation of a witness, all spanning two decades. His jury trial will last the next three weeks.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 26, 2016
Gang member kept from ‘Street’ activity (Portsmouth, OH): The conviction of a Columbus gang member in one of the highest profile cases in several years has been upheld by the Court of Appeals. Thomas O. Smith, 27, of Columbus, an alleged member of the 22nd Street Bloods, was convicted by a Scioto County Common Pleas jury after a four-day trial held in February 2015 for his participation in a heroin trafficking operation, which involved smuggling heroin and cocaine from Columbus to Portsmouth.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times Date: July 26, 2016
Social media leads to arrest of suspected gang member in Rochelle Park (Passaic, NJ): Passaic police say they used Facebook to track a reputed gang member wanted for a stabbing that occurred four years ago, which led to an arrest on Monday in Rochelle Park.
Source: The Record Date: July 26, 2016
Pueblo gangs quieter this summer, but still active (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo's gangs have not been in the news much this summer compared to last year, but police say they are still out there and they are still committing crimes. Last summer, the streets of Pueblo were filled with gunshots, sending dozens of people to hospitals. Some of the victims died. It seems quieter in 2016, but that is because police are going after the leaders of the local gangs.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: July 26, 2016
U.S. Attorneys in Illinois, Indiana File Charges Against Latin Kings (Chicago, IL): More than 40 high-ranking members of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged for violent racketeering, selling drugs and attempted murder as part of a sweeping, federal investigation into the operation in Illinois and Indiana, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: July 26, 2016
Two gang members sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal shooting of rival on Coney Island street (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two gang members were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following their murder conviction in connection with the death of a rival. They lured the victim out of a store then ran up behind him and shot multiple times.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: July 26, 2016
Krude Rude Brood ‘torture chamber’ trial to begin (Portland, OR): A “Krude Rude Brood” gang member, who is accused of repeatedly stabbing an inmate in the eye with a shank, ultimately killing him; and using his gang’s torture chamber to attempt to kill two men will go on trial this week.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: July 25, 2016
Person held in death of teen who was killed in one of 4 recent Cal City shootings (Calumet City, IL): One person is in custody in connection with the death of a Calumet City teenager, who was killed in one of four shootings during the weekend in the south suburb, officials said Monday. At a news conference, police Chief Christopher Fletcher said it's unlike Calumet City to have so many shootings in one short period of time, but he said three of shootings were part of a "recognizable gang problem" in the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2016
Three Face Charges in La Mesa Gang-Related Shooting Killing Man (La Mesa, CA): Three men — two of whom were already behind bars — now face murder, conspiracy and other charges stemming from a gang-related car-to- car shooting on Interstate 8 in La Mesa that killed 22-year-old man three years ago.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 25, 2016
Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.
Source: Crime Voice Date: July 25, 2016
Judge denies Lunada Bay Boys’ attempts to dismiss lawsuit (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): A federal judge has denied the Lunada Bay Boys’ first attempts to extract themselves from a lawsuit seeking to ban them from the Palos Verdes Estates surfing spot they are accused of ruthlessly defending from outsiders.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: July 25, 2016
Medina Family Mourning Woman Killed In Atlanta Gang Gunfire (Minneapolis, MN): A family in Medina is in mourning after a tragic death. WCCO spoke with the parents and siblings of Taylor Hayden, a 25-year-old woman who grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from Wayzata High School. She’s the younger sister of State Senator Jeff Hayden. The family says Taylor was caught in the crossfire of rival gangs after flying to Atlanta with a group of her college friends for a weekend getaway.
Source: CBS Minnesota Date: July 24, 2016
Gang rivalry causes deadly summer in Wilmington (Wilmington, DE): A rash of teen shootings this summer in Wilmington has been fueled by a deadly rivalry between two street gangs – Shoot To Kill and Only My Brothers – leading authorities to arrest in the last two weeks 20 of 22 young men charged in a sweeping indictment, prosecutors said.
Source: The News Journal Date: July 22, 2016
Overall crime is up in L.A. for the second straight year, LAPD reports (Los Angeles, CA): For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9% compared with the same period last year while property crime was up 3.8%, department records show. Overall crime rose 6.3%.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2016
Eastside Bar Is a Gangster Drug Market, Authorities Allege (Los Angeles, CA): The El Troquero Bar in Boyle Heights is a haven for gang members and buyers and sellers of cocaine and meth, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which is attempting to wrest the bar from its owners, at least temporarily, and hand it over to a court-appointed receiver.
Source: LA Weekly Date: July 22, 2016
Six alleged members of Mafia Insane Vice Lords charged with racketeering (Knoxville, TN): Six alleged members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords street gang have been indicted in a heroin conspiracy in what prosecutors say is the first use in Knox County of the state's racketeering law.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 22, 2016
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