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Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative aims to add youth services (Chattanooga, TN): "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." That verse from Proverbs describes how Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative hopes to expand its services to young people at risk of losing their futures to gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 17, 2018
MS-13 gang member should serve 13 years in prison for brutal attack, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): A member of the feared MS-13 street gang who repeatedly stabbed a rival in Chelsea and bragged that “his intestines were dangling” after the attack should spend 13 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday in a court filing.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 17, 2018
Where were the shootings in Bridgeport? We mapped 231 of them (Bridgeport, CT): By the time the homicide rate doubled in September, violence in the Park City showed a clear trend: a spike in gun violence and an increased rate of gang-related deaths. Data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media detail the trend, and map each injurious shooting across the city, including fatal and non-fatal shootings.
Source: The News-Times Date: January 17, 2018
New Haven homicides hit new low (New Haven, CT): New Haven saw just seven homicides in 2017, the city’s lowest total in half a century. According to New Haven Police Department reports, last year’s number, down from 13 in 2016, represents a steep drop from the peak of 34 homicides in 2011, when the Elm City was plagued by gang violence.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: January 17, 2018
Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes (San Jose, CA): A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating back to last spring, and is being treated as a gang despite having no conventional gang ties, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 16, 2018
Providence Place Mall Shooting Linked to Gang Activity (Providence, RI): Monday afternoon's shooting at Providence Place Mall that triggered an active shooting warning was tied to gang activity according to multiple Police sources.
Source: GoLocalProv Date: January 16, 2018
Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution (Boston, MA): An individual identified as a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 16, 2018
Innocent teen bystander dies following gang shootout in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): More than 50 Vancouver police officers are hunting for a suspect after a teenage bystander was killed in a gang shootout that also left one of the suspects dead.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 16, 2018
Two charged with marijuana distribution, gang crimes (Glynn County, GA): A Glynn County grand jury indicted two men last week on multiple counts for gang-related drug crimes. According to the indictment, Alonza Antonio Duncan and Victor Lamar Pinkney are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug- related objects and violation of the state gang act for actions committed on July 19, 2016. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Brunswick News Date: January 15, 2018
Fresno PD aims to keep stolen cars away from gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer praised his officers last week for bringing down the number of stolen cars to a level he hasn't seen in decades. Fresno police leaders hope it will begin to impact gangs. Investigators say stolen cars are a key tool being used by gangs to carryout shootings and robberies in the city. This is why officers say it's so important to make preventing auto theft a priority.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: January 15, 2018
Former gang member to speak about turning his life around (Farmington, CA): A Farmington man will speak Thursday about his time in a California gang — and how he turned his life around after great adversity — during an event he planned along with the city's police department.
Source: Farmington Daily Times Date: January 15, 2018
Judge says gang violence fueling unrest at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center (Cleveland, OH): The eyebrow-raising disturbance at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center caused more than $200,000 in damage, according to preliminary estimates.
Source: WOIO 19 News Date: January 15, 2018
Judge denies gang member’s guilty plea withdrawal (Norfolk, VA): A Norfolk District Court judge denied a gang member’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea on Jan. 10. Court documents say Anthony Foye of Suffolk, pleaded guilty in May of 2017 to four counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity and faced a mandatory life sentence on each count.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: January 14, 2018
‘I’m not going anywhere,’ rapped a defiant MS-13 gang member. Days later, he was dead. (Fairfax County, VA): Christian Sosa Rivas knew he was a marked man. The brash, 21-year-old leader of an MS-13 clique in Springfield, Va., had incurred the wrath of rivals in the violent street gang. So in late 2016, the aspiring rapper sat in the back of a dimly lit car and recorded what would be his last music video.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 14, 2018
Gang member wanted in NYC caught in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): A 17-year-old Trinitario gang member wanted for attempted murder in Queens, New York, was taken in custody in Hazleton early Saturday morning, city Police Jerry Speziale said.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: January 14, 2018
Good Samaritan assists arrest of gang member in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A Southwest Fresno neighborhood was awakened to a loud crash Sunday morning. A suspected drunk driver was speeding through the area and drove onto a curb before crashing into a car. He turned the corner and finally came to a stop where Edward Williams tried to detain the driver.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 14, 2018
Grieving dad who lost son to gang violence: 'I could have saved his life' (Everett, WA): A grieving father has an urgent plea for the Everett community after the city this week announced several initiatives to quell youth and gang violence.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: January 13, 2018
Police identify validated gang member as suspect in Saturday standoff in Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): The man who was arrested after barricading himself in an apartment at the Houston Moore Terrace Sunday has been identified as Justin Oliver, 28, of Leland.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: January 13, 2018
Looking back on a year of Chattanooga crime and violence (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga saw 34 homicides in 2017, a record number for recent years, but only half of those involved a known gang member — a downturn from 2016, when a bloody gang war erupted into a weeks-long conflict.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 12, 2018
Cape Coral Police say gangs are not an issue (Cape Coral, FL): After Saturday's incident at the Golden Corral on Andalusia Boulevard, Cape Coral Police tell Four in Your Corner that gang activity isn't an issue.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: January 12, 2018
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