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Waco police arrest suspect in teen's April shooting death (Waco, TX): Waco Police arrested Vincent Snell, 18, on a murder charge last week in the April 4 shooting death of Damon Morgan Jr., also 18. Waco Police gang investigators believe Morgan and Snell had been fighting over social media about a previous gang-related incident, and a detective received tips that Snell and another male were involved in Morgan's death, according to an arrest affidavit for Snell.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald Date: May 5, 2021
Arrests 'one step toward stemming gang activity' in Meadow Lake: RCMP (Saskatoon, SK): Edmonton police on Monday arrested three men wanted on warrants from separate incidents that happened in Meadow Lake. According to Saskatchewan RCMP, officers worked with the Edmonton Police Service to find them.
Source: CTV Saskatoon Date: May 5, 2021
Skagit County teens charged in drive-by shootings (Mount Vernon, WA): Four Skagit County teens have been charged as adults in two April shootings that police believe are likely gang related. Three of the teens — Guillermo Garcia, Adrian Martinez-Vallejo and Nathan Rodriguez Alvarado — each 17, are charged in relation to an April 21 drive-by shooting in Mount Vernon.
Source: Skagit Valley Herald Date: May 4, 2021
‘Unprecedented’ indictment targets leadership of local Bloods gang (Fulton County, GA): Twelve alleged members of the Bloods were hit Monday with a 105-count indictment that utilized social media posts and songs by one of its members, rapper YFN Lucci, as evidence against them. In Lucci’s case, Fulton County prosecutors say the image that’s helped catapult him to musical stardom is no act.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 4, 2021
Did social media buddy out accused Syracuse killer as gang member? ‘Interesting,’ judge says (Syracuse, NY): Nyrell Manning’s lawyers say there’s no real proof that the 17-year-old was in a gang at the time he’s accused of shooting to death Rhyan Williams in March 2019. But prosecutor Joseph Coolican offered pictures in which Manning is flashing what are allegedly gang signs on social media. He accuses Manning of being in the Uptown gang.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 4, 2021
Startling surge in L.A. bloodshed as COVID-19 fades: ‘Too many guns in too many hands’ (Los Angeles, CA): At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Brant Putnam has watched the intense weight of the COVID-19 pandemic finally begin to lift in recent months — only to be replaced by another, relentless stressor.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 4, 2021
Surge in violent crime involving youth (Wichita, KS): So far this year, 18 people have been murdered in Wichita. Just in the last couple weeks, two teenagers have been shot and left for dead. Angel Martinez dedicates his free time to working with the youth. “It’s time for us to stop pointing fingers, look in the mirror, take our own part in the mess and start cleaning up after ourselves," Martinez said.
Source: KAKE News Date: May 4, 2021
Suspected gang member arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, Police say (Springfield, IL): Police say a suspected gang member has been arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm. According to Springfield Police, on May 1, at approximately 8:36 p.m., members of the Springfield Police Department Street Crimes Unit received information regarding a subject illegally possessing a firearm.
Source: WAND 17 News Date: May 4, 2021
Daylight shooting in Delta has 'markings' of gang hit, police say (Delta, BC): More details are coming to light regarding Saturday’s broad daylight shooting in the Walmart parking lot at Scottsdale Centre. The death of 29-year-old Bikramdeep Randawa, a provincial corrections officer, has all the markings of a targeted gang hit, Delta Police said.
Source: News1130 Date: May 4, 2021
Garden Pathways, Adventist Health Bakersfield partnering for new laser tattoo removal program (Bakersfield, CA): Local nonprofit Garden Pathways is partnering with Adventist Health Bakersfield to implement a new laser tattoo removal program. The organization said the goal of the program, which launches Tuesday, is to help former gang members, individuals with past negative lifestyles and victims of human trafficking start a new chapter, remove barriers to employment and improved quality of life.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: May 3, 2021
The 'deeply flawed' protest case that won't go away: Prosecutor explains rationale for street gang charges (Maricopa County, AZ): Although the Maricopa County Attorney's Office admits its case against protesters accused of criminal street gang charges was "deeply flawed," prosecutors have not permanently backed off from future prosecution, according to court records.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 3, 2021
Sources: Seneca Valley Student Expelled Related To Alleged Gang Assault Of Another Student At Butler Vo-Tech (Seneca Valley, PA): The criminal investigation into the alleged gang assault of a Butler County High School student is expanding. Last week, KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan learned Karns City School District expelled four students over the alleged incident. Now KDKA has learned that Seneca Valley School District has taken similar action.
Source: KDKA 2 News Date: May 3, 2021
Drug Gang Member Pleads Guilty and Gets 7+ Year Federal Prison Sentence (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a drug-trafficking charge in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: May 3, 2021
Youth gang prevention key to stopping Metro Vancouver violence: expert (Vancouver, BC): A spate of daylight, gang-related shootings on the Lower Mainland have highlighted how urgent it is to prevent young people from being lured into the lifestyle, according to the founder of the KidsPlay Foundation.
Source: News1130 Date: May 2, 2021
Murder suspect in I-80 killing is parole fugitive, known gang member (Salt Lake City, UT): Police have identified the man who they say shot and killed his girlfriend, crashed his car on Interstate 80, and left her body inside the wrecked vehicle, as 31-year-old Terence Trent Vos, a known gang member and parole fugitive.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: May 2, 2021
California lawmaker introduces bill to prevent ‘police officer gangs’ (Sacramento, CA): A California assemblyman says he’s hoping to stop police cliques from forming by introducing a new bill that will put an end to any law enforcement officer’s career if they are engaged in that type of activity.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: May 1, 2021
MS-13 gang member who murdered Houston teen sentenced to life in prison (Houston, TX): An MS-13 gang member convicted of capital murder in the 2016 death of a Houston teen has been sentenced to life in prison. Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, a.k.a “Terror” and several other MS-13 gang members lured then 16-year-old Estuar Quinonez out to Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City on June 13, 2016, according to a news release.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: May 1, 2021
Two children died, 7 critically injured from gang violence in Saskatchewan last year (Saskatchewan): Two children died and seven more were critically injured as the result of gang violence in 2020, according to Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth.
Source: The Battlefords News-Optimist Date: May 1, 2021
Kidder Street home tagged with gang letters, Wilmington police yet to call it gang activity (Wilmington, NC): Although the Wilmington Police Department either cannot or will not confirm whether gang activity was a motivation behind a triple homicide on Kidder Street Apr. 3, vandals have given clues to the source of the crime.
Source: Port City Daily Date: April 30, 2021
Boston Gang Associate Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking (Boston, MA): A Boston gang associate pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in federal court in Boston to a cocaine and firearm possession charges. Kareem Chaplin, 47, of Canton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for Aug. 25, 2021.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: April 30, 2021
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