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New North Carolina law imposes harsher penalties for gang-related crimes (North Carolina): A new North Carolina law designed to crack down on gang activity will take effect Dec. 1. The primary sponsors of House Bill 138 (HB138)—Representatives Allen McNeill, John Faircloth, Pat Hurley and Rena Turner—sought to standardize how gang membership is determined, enhance sentencing for gang-related crimes and impose harsher penalties for crimes that aren’t already class A, B1 or B2 felonies.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: August 17, 2017
Feds press murder and other charges against 31 Poughkeepsie gangs members (White Plains, NY): Federal authorities have charged 31 members and associates of two rival street gangs in the City of Poughkeepsie with murder, narcotics and firearms offenses.
Source: MidHudsonNews.com Date: August 17, 2017
Two dozen arrested in overnight crime, gang sweep (Jackson, TN): A multi-jurisdictional police sweep in West Tennessee targeted violent crime and gang activity overnight, resulting in two dozen arrests throughout the area.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: August 17, 2017
Gang trio gets prison in Cobb gun shop robbery that ended in gunfire (Cobb County, GA): Three gang members were each recently sentenced to a decade of prison time for robbing a gun shop in Cobb County about a year ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 17, 2017
Tackling Gangs In Forsyth County (Forsyth County, NC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the trip to Winston-Salem to talk with officers at the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association Conference Thursday. One thing he emphasized was working together; that's what Winston-Salem Police Captain Mike Weaver says has helped them better identify gang members and activity over the years.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: August 17, 2017
Murder suspect arrested outside Providence recording studio (Providence, RI): A Providence rapper has been arrested leaving a recording studio. Twenty-three-year-old John Minaya, also known as “G-Money” was arrested last night and is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Devin Burney.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: August 17, 2017
Suspected gang member gets prison in Worcester shootings (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member was sentenced Thursday to state prison for two 2015 shootings. Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison sentenced Devonte Barnes to 5 to 7 years in state prison.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 17, 2017
DA going after the ‘big fish’ in drug cartels and helping young people avoid a life of crime (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin does more than send bad guys to jail. Since taking office in 2015, he has created programs to fight organized crime and to help stop young offenders from becoming lifelong criminals.
Source: Record Gazette Date: August 17, 2017
3 life sentences imposed on last of 10 39ers gang members convicted in federal court (New Orleans, LA): Evans "Eazy" Lewis, the last of 10 convicted members of New Orleans' notorious 39ers street gang, had three life prison terms imposed Wednesday (Aug. 16) when he was sentenced in the city's federal courthouse.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: August 16, 2017
Alleged MS-13 gang members charged in murder of teen found in Massapequa nature preserve (Long Island, NY): Two reputed members of the MS-13 gang are under arrest on Long Island on Wednesday for the murder of a teenager earlier this year.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: August 16, 2017
3 Gang Members Get 20 Years For Burglarizing Marietta Gun Shop (Marietta, GA): Three gang members caught burglarizing a gun store in Marietta have been sentenced to 20 years each, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced Wednesday.
Source: Marietta Patch Date: August 16, 2017
Trial opens in fatal gang-related shooting outside Pasco store in 2015 (Franklin County, WA): A fatal shooting outside a Pasco grocery store in early 2015 came down to the difference in colors — red and blue — between two people, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 16, 2017
Alleged Savannah gang member indicted for murder in City Market deaths (Savannah, GA): A 17-year-old alleged Savannah gang member on Wednesday was indicted on multiple murder and vehicular homicide charges in the post-July 4 crime spree in and near City Market that killed Scott Waldrup and two others.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 16, 2017
Authorities: MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain stature (Nassau County, NY): A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: August 16, 2017
New charges in crackdown on violent Long Island gangs (Central Islip, NY): Federal authorities have unsealed a new indictment in the continuing crackdown against violent gangs on Long Island.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: August 15, 2017
Gang gathering spots targeted (Kankakee County, IL): It's not only gang members the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office is targeting as being nuisances in the city of Kankakee. While two civil lawsuits have been filed against 67 members of two local gangs, prosecutors have targeted two Kankakee houses the respective gangs allegedly are using as hangouts: 354 N. Rosewood Ave. and 456 S. Lincoln Ave.
Source: Daily Journal Date: August 15, 2017
Several members of MS-13 gang arrested in central Ohio (Columbus, OH): Multiple members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in central Ohio, according to federal authorities. According to a release by the Department of Justice, federal and local law enforcement agencies in central Ohio and Indiana arrested 11 people Tuesday morning associated with the MS-13 gang.
Source: WSYX 6 News Date: August 15, 2017
New anti-gang initiatives due ‘fairly shortly’ (Surrey, BC): A Surrey MLA is hinting initiatives are on the way to help tackle escalating gun violence across the region.
Source: Global News Date: August 15, 2017
Reputed Bloods gang member, taxi rider arrested in drug probe, sheriff says (Newark, NJ): Essex County Sheriff's detectives seized heroin, crack cocaine and arrested two men -- including a reputed Bloods street gang member -- in Newark's North Ward, officials said Tuesday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 15, 2017
Running to his mother: Two gang members found guilty of murdering Atlanta man (Atlanta, GA): Officials said a mother watched her son's final breaths as he collapsed and died on her living room floor. Now two men have been found guilty in his death.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: August 15, 2017
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