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KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the “Bloods” gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.
Source: Chronicle-Independent Date: June 22, 2017
Trial begins for brutal gang-related stabbing at Vacaville warehouse (Vacaville, CA): A trial began Thursday in Solano County Superior Court in the case of a Vacaville man accused of nearly stabbing to death a co-worker in 2014 over gang affiliations.
Source: The Reporter Date: June 22, 2017
17 held in gang bust after year-long probe (Suffolk County, MA): Police on Wednesday arrested 17 rival gang members and confiscated 22 guns as part of a year-long, multi-agency task effort dubbed Operation Hanover and focused on Dorchester and Roxbury.
Source: Dorchester Reporter Date: June 22, 2017
Harris County sheriff's deputies searching for MS-13 gang member in girlfriend's shooting death (Harris County, TX): A man who used to brag about killing people as a member of the MS-13 street gang is now the prime suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 22, 2017
Franklin man pleads not guilty to heroin distribution (Franklin Borough, NJ): A Franklin Borough man who advised police he was a Latin King gang member, and who was released from prison on parole in 2016 after serving over four years for burglary and armed robbery, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a list of new indictable charges.
Source: New Jersey Herald Date: June 22, 2017
Local authorities discuss efforts to combat shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Police tape blocked off Sanfiel Street Wednesday. That was the area where a man was shot. On Tuesday, police were at a cemetery investigating a double homicide believed to be gang motivated.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: June 22, 2017
Gang presence growing, detectives say (Snohomish County, WA): Law enforcers are looking to step up their presence within the community to keep innocent bystanders safe as gang violence is becoming more visible.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune Date: June 21, 2017
Unaccompanied Minor Program a ‘Recruiting Pipeline for Violent Gangs’ (Mineola, NY): The arrest of 41 alleged MS-13 gang members in Nassau County last week highlighted a gaping hole in the immigration system.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: June 21, 2017
Shooting in Myrtle Beach streamed live on social media gang-related, police say (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Interim Police Chief Amy Prock released several more details about the shooting that wounded seven people, including the shooting suspect, at a special called city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: June 21, 2017
Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town (Brentwood, NY): One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying “war taxes” to street gangs in Honduras. Another told how he finally left that country after he was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a police gunfight. And yet another described his harrowing trip from El Salvador with a smuggler who kept a pistol on his car’s dashboard, just in case.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: June 21, 2017
Athens man indicted for shooting Athens gang member (Athens, GA): A grand jury this week indicted an Athens man on charges he shot a purported street gang member who allegedly tried to rob him.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: June 21, 2017
Bloods street gang members sentenced in violent conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Two high-ranking members of an Essex County-based Bloods street gang set were sentenced to 30 years in prison for their roles in a conspiracy that included several shootings and the killing of a rival gang member, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: NJ.com Date: June 21, 2017
Feds Charge Gang Stole Vehicles And Sold Them (Las Vegas, NV): An indictment unsealed this week in federal court in Las Vegas charges 16 alleged members of The Yung Money/Yung Gunz Bloods Street Gang with running an operation that rented vehicles, stole them, and then sold them. The gang allegedly operated in Nevada, California, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, and Florida.
Source: Las Vegas Patch Date: June 21, 2017
Elgin gang member charged after pointing gun at driver of passing vehicle, police say (Elgin, IL): An 18-year-old Elgin man accused of pointing a gun at the driver of a passing vehicle on Monday was charged, Elgin police said.
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 21, 2017
Aurora Gang Member Sentenced For Dealing Drugs (Aurora, IL): An Aurora gang member has been sentenced to prison for selling drugs, according to a press release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Source: Aurora Patch Date: June 21, 2017
Gang revolt at Florida prison injures 7 corrections officers (Pensacola, FL): Tensions among gang members at a state prison in Florida’s Panhandle exploded Wednesday morning, as the inmates took over several dorms, injuring seven correctional officers, officials said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 21, 2017
Alleged Gwinnett gang member going to trial on murder charges (Gwinnett County, GA): Dossie Mann told police he and another man killed 25-year-old Jeffrey Anderson after an alleged gang leader ordered the hit from prison. Now, Mann, also accused of gang activity, is facing 10 charges related to Anderson’s death.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 21, 2017
Fatal gang initiation stabbing lands fourth man in court (Pierce County, WA): A man accused of fatally stabbing a man as part of a gang initiation in Tacoma was in court Wednesday. Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez, 26, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He recently was extradited from California.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 21, 2017
Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job (St. Paul, MN): One year into his tenure as head of the St. Paul police, Chief Todd Axtell told the City Council about numerous major changes the department has made in how it operates.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 21, 2017
Gang Members Vow to End Violence in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): "If we can just be as one, we can just clear everything out," gang member Harold Adrow said. It's the first step for Little Rock gang members like Adrow, to clear a cloud of violence that's hovered over Little Rock for years.
Source: FOX16 News Date: June 21, 2017
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