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Police arrest four gang members including two teens with AK-47 and handgun (Fresno, CA): It started with reports of shots fired at C Street in Southwest Fresno. Police say officers pursued four gang members in a car chase but the suspects crashed at East Belgravia and South Tupman where officers arrested them.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: May 30, 2017
Police investigating North Bay bike path shooting as gang related (Santa Rosa, CA): Two people are in the hospital following a shooting Sunday night in Santa Rosa, which police are investigating as gang-related.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: May 29, 2017
Bloody gang attack wounds two: Non-gang victims just trying to park a car in Arlington Heights (Los Angeles, CA): Two 18-year-old men who were innocently parking their car were in stable condition Monday after being shot in a gang attack on a dark Arlington Heights street shortly before midnight.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: May 29, 2017
San Diegans who suspect they may be in a gang database seek answers from SDPD (San Diego, CA): D’Andre Brooks is celebrating a milestone. The 31-year-old graduated from San Diego City College on Friday with an associate’s degree in sociology. He’ll begin classes at San Diego State University in the fall.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 27, 2017
Gang threatens Rep. Espaillat (Bronx, NY): Last month, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat received a threat from the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 as its commonly known. He was the third threat on a New York elected official that week, according to published reports. Espaillat received a postcard which said “Love the 13th District.”
Source: The Riverdale Press Date: May 26, 2017
Nearly 50 tied to Two-Six street gang charged with dealing guns, drugs (Chicago, IL): Federal and local authorities have charged nearly 50 members or associates of the Gangster Two-Six Nation street gang accused of dealing guns and drugs on Chicago's South Side and surrounding suburbs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 26, 2017
Moss Point gang member sentenced in fatal shooting (Jackson County, MS): A Jackson County judge sentenced a gang member to life in prison Friday for the January shooting death of a Pascagoula man.
Source: Sun Herald Date: May 26, 2017
Accused gang member convicted of armed robbery, witness intimidation (Mount Holly, NJ): An alleged gang member has been convicted of serving as the getaway driver in a 2015 armed robbery and his later attempts to silence a witness in the case.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 26, 2017
CeaseFire ‘violence interrupter’ among dozens charged after gang probe (Chicago, IL): A man who works for the anti-violence group CeaseFire is among a group of alleged gang members rounded up Thursday as part of a two-year investigation by Chicago Police and federal authorities.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 26, 2017
Gang members killed DeKalb grandpa, fiancee ‘execution-style’ (DeKalb County, GA): Christopher “Crisco” Spencer and Vernon “Veto Corleone” Beamon, members of a Crips gang subset, heard about some money they wanted. It belonged to a DeKalb County grandfather of three and his fiancee, the rumors said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 26, 2017
Man Killed In Apparent Gang Shooting Downtown L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in downtown Los Angeles Friday about the same time and in the same general area where a dog was fatally shot by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Patch Date: May 26, 2017
Gang Member Gets 37 Years in Prison for Killing, Wounding Rivals in Encanto (San Diego, CA): A gang member who drove into rival territory in Encanto and opened fire on two men — killing one and wounding another — was sentenced Friday to nearly 37 years in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: May 26, 2017
‘Ya win some, ya lose some,’ says Irish gang founder after life sentence in Crockett murder (Martinez, CA): The founder of an Irish-American street gang who helped build a methamphetamine trafficking empire in the early 2000s was sentenced Friday to 100 years to life.
Source: East Bay Times Date: May 26, 2017
Attorney general warns gang members: 'We're targeting you' (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 25, 2017
DA proposes gang member 'adoptions' (Selma, AL): Fed up with accused killers and rapists who laugh for the cameras as they are being led away in handcuffs, District Attorney Michael Jackson had an unusual solution to combat juvenile crime Thursday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: May 25, 2017
Unaccompanied minors led to jump in Boston-area gang violence, detective tells Congress (Chelsea, MA): An immigration influx of unaccompanied minors to the Boston area led to new levels of violence at the hands of violent gangs based in Central America, a Chelsea police detective told a U.S. Senate committee yesterday.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: May 25, 2017
Admitted gang member indicted in fatal 'initiation' shooting, prosecutor says (Elizabeth, NJ): An admitted MS-13 gang member, who previously pleaded guilty to plotting the killing of witnesses, now has been indicted on charges of fatally shooting a man as an initiation into the gang six years ago.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 25, 2017
Second gang specialist testifies in double murder trial (Albany, GA): There's new testimony coming out of a double murder trial. A gang specialist told jurors Thursday he associates one of the men on trial with a gang.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: May 25, 2017
Danville Police cracking down on homes used by gang members (Danville, VA): Danville Police say the national street gang "The Crips" has been in the city for years, since about 2003 to be exact. Recently, though, they have been able to track down homes these gang members use.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: May 25, 2017
Suspected gang member found guilty of Mount Holly armed robbery (Burlington, NJ): A Burlington City man who authorities say is a gang member was convicted on multiple charges for an armed robbery in 2015 and for tampering with a witness for threats he made to the victim months after the incident.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: May 25, 2017
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