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Columbus Police focusing on lasting solutions to gang-related crime, like improved education and youth outreach (Columbus, MS): One of the goals of Columbus’s newly created Concerned Citizens Crime Prevention Task Force is to address the continued problem of gang-related crime in the city. For Columbus Police, the issue of gang-related crime is nothing new.
Source: WCBI-TV Date: March 2, 2021
Rethinking public safety: Lompoc residents make case for alternate crisis response (Lompoc, CA): As calls for police reform were amplified throughout the country last year, Lompoc continued to deal with the devastating impacts of rising gang violence — a troubling trend that has continued into 2021.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: March 2, 2021
Nonprofit reaches out to youth to help end the cycle of gun violence in Portland (Portland, OR): The Love is Stronger founder speaks out about the work being done on Portland's streets to stop the dramatic increase in shootings. Lionel Irving says he served 15 years in prison for crimes related to his gang involvement in Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: March 2, 2021
Brewing beers and a fresh perspective: TRU Colors aims to have product on shelves in July (Wilmington, NC): TRU Colors Brewery is preparing for a summer launch, hoping to get their beers on shelves by July. TRU Colors not only aims to produce a quality product but change the community we live in and eventually the country.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: March 2, 2021
Gang member arrested for fatal Bronx shooting (Bronx, NY): A 33-year-old gang member has been charged with killing a man in a confrontation on a Bronx street, police said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 2, 2021
Traffic stop yields gun, drugs, and drug paraphernalia (Rowan County, NC): A traffic stop made by deputies in Rowan County resulted in the seizure of a gun, drugs, and the arrest of a man with a suspected gang affiliation.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: March 2, 2021
Police search for Sunnyside murder suspects (Sunnyside, WA): Authorities are searching for two men charged with killing 28-year-old Victor Ramos in a gang-related, drive-by shooting earlier this year in Sunnyside. Police said both are documented gang members.
Source: YakTriNews.com Date: March 2, 2021
Georgia Supreme Court affirms Cairo murder conviction (Thomasville, GA): The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed a 2015 conviction of murder and other crimes at a Cairo business, with all justices concurring. The high court affirmed the murder conviction of Delaljujuan Jones, who was convicted of murder in the death of Stanley Hill and of three counts of aggravated assault in the 2015 case.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Date: March 2, 2021
US Marshals arrest Crip gang member wanted for Los Angeles murder in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): U.S. Marshals on Monday were able to apprehend a Crip gang member wanted for murder in Los Angeles from an apartment off Walker Springs Road.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: March 2, 2021
NYC gang that ran drug trafficking network allegedly kept stash houses throughout Maine (Portland, ME): A Portland resident is one of 11 Maine women facing federal charges for their alleged roles in a drug distribution ring run by the New York-based Bully Gang. Amanda Walton, 32, is charged with conspiracy, distribution of crack cocaine and heroin, money laundering, and maintaining stash houses throughout Maine.
Source: WGME 13 News Date: March 2, 2021
Under new leadership, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office ready to combat human trafficking, gang violence (Gwinnett County, GA): Immediately after being appointed Chief Deputy of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 1, Cleophas Atwater turned his focus to securing the safety of Gwinnett’s children and other vulnerable populations.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 1, 2021
San Jose police say alleged gang members targeted gardeners for robbery, assault (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Monday announced the arrests of more than a dozen alleged gang members on charges ranging from attempted murder to armed robbery, from kidnapping to assault in a crime spree that often targeted gardeners.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 1, 2021
Admitted methamphetamine trafficker sentenced to federal prison (Brunswick, GA): A Charlton County man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine in south Georgia has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. Phillip Yarbrough, 39, of Folkston, Ga., was sentenced to 264 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: March 1, 2021
2 reputed gang members charged with murdering teen rival in Marquette Park (Chicago, IL): Two reputed Latin Kings have been charged with shooting and killing a 16-year-old rival in Marquette Park last week. Julian Castillo had been cutting the hair of a fellow Two-Six gang member in a lower-floor apartment Friday night when the man with the new do decided to go upstairs for a glass of water, Cook County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 1, 2021
Police announce gang arrests in string of violent crimes that also targeted gardeners (San Jose, CA): Police said Monday they arrested 13 people, including two minors, who they have linked to a series of armed gang crimes that included a pattern of robbing gardeners of their landscaping equipment.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 1, 2021
Yakima police work to curb teen gang violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are investigating a series of gang-related shootings last month that sent four teenagers to the hospital over a period of five days. “We’re trying to determining who’s committing these violent crimes and get them off the street as quickly as possible before they injure or kill somebody and most likely an innocent person,” Capt. Jay Seely said.
Source: YakTriNews.com Date: March 1, 2021
1 dead, 1 wounded in gang-related shooting in Glassell Park: LAPD (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities are searching for suspects after two men were shot Monday afternoon in Glassell Park, one of them fatally. The victims were targeted around 4:20 p.m. as they walked on the sidewalk in what investigators believe was a gang-related shooting, said Mike Lopez, a media relations officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: KTLA 5 News Date: March 1, 2021
Agents arrest gang member and sex offender (Laredo, TX): Border Patrol agents arrest a convicted sex offender and a Paisa gang member over the weekend. Agents arrested Mexican National Uriel Zapata, 25-years of age near Rio Bravo Texas.
Source: KGNS-TV News Date: March 1, 2021
Gang Member Faces Sentencing for Firebombing Black Families in Ramona Gardens (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member is expected to be sentenced Monday to at least 15 years in federal prison for orchestrating a racially motivated firebombing attack on Black families living in a Los Angeles housing project.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: March 1, 2021
Two men accused of trying to ambush police officers in Merced (Merced, CA): A couple of Merced Police Department officers were almost ambushed after they were mistaken for gang members early Saturday morning.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: February 28, 2021
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