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Gang leader gets 22 years for selling guns, cocaine (Chicago, IL): A gang leader has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for dealing guns and cocaine on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 24, 2017
Violent gang activity decreasing in Bibb County (Bibb County, GA): The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says over the last 6 months, they have noticed a decrease in violent gang activity across the county.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: January 24, 2017
Dallas Co. DA Gets $300,000 Grant to Fight Gangs (Dallas County, AL): Governor Robert Bentley awards a $300,000 dollar grant to try and put a stop to gang violence in Dallas County. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the grant will fund the Gang Taskforce.
Source: Alabama News Network Date: January 24, 2017
UPDATE: Dozen charged in Latin King gang case (Hammond, IN): Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday federal racketeering charges against 12 alleged Latin King gang members or associates as part of an ongoing investigation into the gang’s operations throughout Northwest Indiana.
Source: The Times Date: January 24, 2017
Reno, Sparks police investigating deadly gang-related shootings; victims ID'd (Reno, NV): Police departments for the cities of Reno and Sparks held a join task force meeting on Tuesday as part of the investigation into two deadly gang-related shootings that occurred early Saturday morning.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: January 24, 2017
Sacramento police arrest 20 suspected Strawberry Manor gang members (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Police Department investigation into a Strawberry Manor neighborhood gang has resulted in the arrest of 20 suspected gang members.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 24, 2017
Gang leaders face life for Cobb taxi robberies, killing disabled man (Cobb County, GA): Two gang leaders will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison for a pair of Marietta armed robberies, one of which ended in the death of a 22-year-old man who was mentally challenged.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 24, 2017
Members of South Carolina gang admit attempted murder, racketeering (Charleston, SC): Two members of the violent South Carolina street gang the Wildboys pleaded guilty in connection with a drive-by shooting that nearly killed someone.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: January 24, 2017
Leader of Chicago Street Gang Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Dealing Guns and Drugs on West Side (Chicago, IL): A convicted felon who was a leader of the violent Gangster 2-6 Nation street gang has been sentenced to 22 years in prison on federal gun and drug charges.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: January 24, 2017
23-year-old pleads guilty to killing rival gang member (Memphis, TN): A man pleaded guilty to killing a rival gang member in Southeast Memphis in 2012. Tremarius Avant, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: January 24, 2017
Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings (Chattanooga, TN): In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 23, 2017
5 More Detroit Gang Members Plead Guilty to Racketeering (Detroit, MI): Five more members of the Detroit Latin Counts street gang could go to prison for 30 years after they pleaded guilty Monday to federal felony charges for racketeering conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, the Justice Department said.
Source: Detroit Patch Date: January 23, 2017
Strickland asks for federal help to combat gangs (Memphis, TN): After a violent weekend in Memphis that left five people dead, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland released a statement addressed to those responsible.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: January 23, 2017
10 days, 82 arrests: Anti-gang efforts touted (Louisville, KY): Beaten repeatedly in the face the evening of Aug. 8, 2015, landlord Larry Thomas spent months at the hospital in a coma before he died in March 2016.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: January 23, 2017
Teen gang member is first to plead guilty (Wilmington, DE): A Wilmington teen has admitted to being a member of the Only My Brothers street gang – making him the first to plead guilty in an indictment that charged 28 people with gang-related activities, according to state prosecutors.
Source: The News Journal Date: January 23, 2017
Feds: Metro Detroit gang tied to murder, trafficking (Detroit, MI): Five members of the Latin Counts street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced Monday.
Source: The Detroit News Date: January 23, 2017
4 teens accused in kidnapping, robbing another of $1,500 in Providence (Providence, RI): Teenage boys aligned with a local street gang are accused of briefly kidnapping and robbing another teenage boy of $1,500 in cash Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 23, 2017
Robberies shed light on Longview gang (Longview, TX): The arrests of at least four people in connection to a pair of gas station robberies shed light on a previously undisclosed street gang operating in the city.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: January 23, 2017
Five members of the Latin Counts plead guilty to multiple charges (Ann Arbor, MI): Five members of the Latin Counts gang pleaded guilty to multiple charges of racketeering, conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: News-Herald Date: January 23, 2017
Ontario liable for severe jailhouse attack on gang member by rivals (Toronto, ON): Jail authorities were negligent to house rival gang members in the same unit and therefore liable for the injuries one of them sustained in a beating, Ontario's top court ruled Monday.
Source: rdnewsNOW Date: January 23, 2017
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