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4 arrested in Monterey County Norteno gang bust (Greenfield, CA): A homicide in Greenfield lead to a gang crackdown in south Monterey County Wednesday. The South County Major Crimes Unit said "valuable information" from the public helped its detectives identify the killer who gunned down Joseph Suniga, a 32-year-old father of two, while Suniga was riding his bicycle on Apple Street in February.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 18, 2018
Inmate says gangs, not officers control Lee Correctional (Lee County, SC): An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution said gang members inside the level three facility control the day-to-day activity, not the corrections officers.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: April 18, 2018
Validated gang member could spend nearly 14 years in prison on drug charges (New Hanover County, NC): A validated Bloods gang member was sentenced Tuesday morning to 9.75 to 13.75 years in prison after pleading guilty to several drug charges.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: April 17, 2018
Four alleged gang members arrested at Henry County home (McDonough, GA): Four alleged gang members were arrested last week at a home in Henry County, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has announced. Clayton County deputies joined forces with their Henry counterparts April 11 to serve an arrest warrant for Nayya Laron Terry, 17. Terry has been wanted since March 12 on a charge of gang activity.
Source: Henry Herald Date: April 17, 2018
Judge Steelman Studying Whether To Make 2016 Temporary Gang Injunction Permanent (Chattanooga, TN): Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman has taken under advisement a request to make a temporary gang injunction permanent. Defense attorneys said the action taken in September 2016 should be thrown out, noting that no criminal enforcements have been brought under it.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: April 17, 2018
U.S. Attorney Touts 'Project EJECT' Sting of Alleged Gangsters, Criminals (Jackson, MS): U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst called a press conference at the United States Courthouse downtown Monday to release some details about the results of a recent cooperative sting to go after a mix of alleged criminals with outstanding warrants, gang members and their associates, and sex offenders.
Source: Jackson Free Press Date: April 17, 2018
Sureño gang member sentenced to 13 years in prison (Caldwell, ID): A Nampa member of the Sureño gang was sentenced to 13 total years in prison Tuesday for felony aiding and abetting, according to the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: April 17, 2018
Attackers in South Carolina prison riot were 'laughing at' and 'taunting' dying rival gang member, witness says (Bishopville, SC): Attackers laughed at and taunted a dying rival gang member during the South Carolina prison riot that left seven inmates dead, a witness said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 17, 2018
MS-13 gang member arranged a drug shipment. It involved Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, feds say (Miami, FL): A member of the violent international crime gang MS-13 admitted to arranging a shipment of drugs in packaging that wouldn’t look out of place in a supermarket, according to federal officials.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: April 17, 2018
Mid-Michigan prison locked down after three days of gang-related fighting (St. Louis, MI): A high-security state prison in St. Louis in mid-Michigan was on lockdown Tuesday after three days of gang-related fighting involving dozens of prisoners, a spokesman confirmed.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: April 17, 2018
Dinuba gang member sentenced to prison for violent home invasion robbery (Tulare County, CA): A case involving a near-deadly Tulare County home invasion has come to a close. The suspects accused of the crime are all facing serious prison time.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 17, 2018
Judge stays murder charge against purported gang leader Nick Chan (Calgary, AB): Reputed gang leader Nick Chan walked from a Calgary courtroom a free man Tuesday after a judge ruled it took too long to get him to trial.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: April 17, 2018
45 arrested in Jackson anti-gang operation (Jackson, MS): Many of those arrested in a gang enforcement operation in Jackson last week could be prosecuted under Project Eject, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: April 16, 2018
Ranking Nashville gang member sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison (Nashville, TN): A ranking Nashville gang member with a history of violence will spend the next 24 years behind bars in prison, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 16, 2018
Gang dispute sparks deadliest U.S. prison riot in 25 years: official (Bishopville, SC): A gang-related dispute sparked an overnight riot in a South Carolina prison that killed seven inmates, the deadliest U.S. prison riot since 1993, state officials and prison safety experts said on Monday.
Source: KFGO News Date: April 16, 2018
Crips gang member being sought by U.S. Marshals in connection with Norfolk homicide (Norfolk, VA): The U.S. Marshals are actively trying to track down a man wanted for murder. 24-year-old Thomas Nesmith has been on the run, armed and dangerous, since March 1.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: April 16, 2018
King County sheriff tries to address gang violence concerns in Burien (Burien, WA): Less than three weeks after the unsolved shooting deaths of two teenage girls, the Burien City Council turned to King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht for answers. “We have some really bad gang bangers that we can’t allow to take over our streets,” Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 16, 2018
SC prisons are a 'tinderbox' where gangs run wild, lawyers for inmates say (Columbia, SC): S.C. prisons overflow with violence, illegal weapons and dangerous gangs, according to lawyers who have represented injured or killed inmates and their families in lawsuits against the S.C. Department of Corrections.
Source: The State Date: April 16, 2018
Gang Member Assaults Fellow Inmate; Sentence Extended (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member's prison sentence was extended after he assaulted another inmate, leaving him to spend the next two decades behind bars in federal prison.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: April 16, 2018
Accused killer freed by Ga. Supreme Court may face ‘court of the street,’ sheriff says (Macon, GA): On a Saturday afternoon in mid-September of 2015, while jurors in a high-profile Macon murder trial deliberated for more than three hours, a bailiff stationed outside the jury room twice informed the judge of “contentious and volatile” deliberations going on inside.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 16, 2018
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