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Trial to start for 2nd teen in killing of rival gang member at Arkansas trailer (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four reported gang members charged with murder in the slaying of a rival gang member is scheduled to go on trial today in Sebastian County Circuit Court.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: November 27, 2017
Prosecutors say this housing complex is a hotbed for gang crime, and they think its owner should live there (Los Angeles, CA): In recent months, a police informant made a dozen drug buys at a sprawling apartment complex that sits on the northern edge of Baldwin Village. In the last few years, authorities seized half a dozen firearms there and investigated multiple shootings and robberies.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 27, 2017
Montgomery Co. Council committee vents on delay in anti-gang programming (Rockville, MD): It was supposed to be an update on how things were progressing for Montgomery County programs designed to keep kids out of gangs and help those who had become involved escape the influence.
Source: WTOP News Date: November 27, 2017
Immigrant Rights Advocates Seek ICE Documents from Federal Agencies, Police in NYC, Nassau and Suffolk (New York, NY): Immigrant-rights advocates want to know if an anti-gang operation is being used as a pretext for arresting and denying benefits to immigrants. The New York Immigration Coalition has filed federal and state freedom of information requests for documents relating to Operation Matador, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program targeting gang members.
Source: Long Island Exchange Date: November 27, 2017
New York Student Caught Up in Gang Dragnet Is Freed After 5 Months in Immigration Detention (Suffolk County, NY): An undocumented teenager accused of gang affiliation was released last week after spending five months in federal immigration detention. Attorneys for the student say the accusation was unfounded — and that it originated with officials at his New York high school.
Source: The 74 Date: November 27, 2017
Prosecutors: Teen gang member pretended to be rival prior to shooting (Cook County, IL): A reputed teenage gang member quietly mouthed “I love you” across a courtroom to his mother Saturday after a Cook County judge ordered him held without bail in a gang-related shooting last month on the city's Southwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 26, 2017
Documented gang member sentenced to 176 years in prison (Stockton, CA): A documented Stockton gang member was sentenced this week to 176 years to life in state prison for murder in the first degree in a deadly July 2015 shooting.
Source: The Record Date: November 26, 2017
Correctional facilities face challenges in dealing with gangs (Regina, SK): On the streets, tensions between rival gangs or factions within the same gang can lead to violence and criminal charges. Those problems don’t end when gang members come into custody, meaning those tasked with housing them have their work cut out for them.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: November 26, 2017
2 dead, 1 injured in gang-related Tucson shooting (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say two men were killed and one was wounded in a gang-related shooting on the city's south side. Authorities identified one of the two killed Sunday as 30-year-old James Jones. The second victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.
Source: ABC15 Arizona Date: November 26, 2017
Madison police: Gangs now consider bar-focused 600 block of University Avenue part of their turf (Madison, WI): After a drive-by shooting in front of bars on University Avenue near the UW-Madison campus in 2012, some feared gangs were beginning to invade an area dominated by college students.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: November 25, 2017
Landmark racketeering case wrapping up for Black Souls gang members (Chicago, IL): Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Monday in the racketeering case against six alleged leaders of the Black Souls street gang, more than two months after the landmark case began.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 25, 2017
Road to Redemption: Jobs of Hope creates special bond between local well-known employer, former Greeley gang member (Greeley, CO): After two years of inconsistently showing up to his roofing job, Michael Salazar had run out of excuses. Andy Casarez, his supervisor, didn't want to hear them anymore.
Source: The Tribune Date: November 25, 2017
6 teens shot on street, 1 fatally in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in an attack on juveniles near a Cleveland liquor store had stepped outside of the store with his father after the shooting started and was struck by a stray bullet.Authorities haven’t identified the boy or his father, who owned the store.
Source: WGN TV News Date: November 25, 2017
'It's becoming part of their identity,' warns Regina anti-gang crusader (Regina, SK): Regina's Shawna Oochoo is reaching out to the community for help in setting up an eight-week program to help people escape from violent street gangs.
Source: CBC News Date: November 24, 2017
Nightclub keeps license after Brookhaven alleges gang ties (Brookhaven, GA): A popular Brookhaven restaurant and nightclub that attracts some of the hottest hip hop artists and sports celebrities remains open after the city’s Alcohol Board overturned the city’s decision to revoke its liquor license following a shooting at the club earlier this year.
Source: Reporter Newspapers Date: November 24, 2017
Leaving the life: Finding a way out of a Regina street gang (Regina, SK): Facing the barrel of a gun, the teenage girl wasn’t afraid of the weapon or the man who held it. “If I died right there and then, I would’ve died,” she says. She never saw the threat to her life coming. But that didn’t matter. “I didn’t care.”
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: November 24, 2017
Northern California gang member made shocking confession in letters, on jail calls, feds say (Oakland, CA): While he was in Santa Rita jail on then-unresolved federal charges, an East Bay man allegedly implied he’d been involved in shootings, confessed to a large-scale burglary spree, and expressed excitement about rising in the ranks of his gang in federal prison, according to records released last week.
Source: East Bay Times Date: November 24, 2017
MPD learning new tactics to stop gangs (Meridian, MS): Gang activity continues to be a problem across the country and right here at home. Newscenter 11 spoke with Meridian's police chief to find out how our officers are training to handle the new way gangs are operating in this area.
Source: WTOK 11 News Date: November 23, 2017
San Antonio girl, 10, fatally shot in her bedroom (San Antonio, TX): Jackie Vega and her four children were asleep when she awoke to gunfire ripping through her North Side home on Thanksgiving morning. Running into her living room, she found her two boys.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: November 23, 2017
Concerns raised after gang-related security breach at Montreal General (Montreal, QB): Concerns are being raised once again about problems with security at the Montreal General Hospital after a recent incident during which hospital guards were not notified a street-gang member who was shot had been admitted.
Source: Montreal Gazette Date: November 23, 2017
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