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7 Arrested in Undercover Drug Operation Led by Southern Pines Police (Souther Pines, NC): Authorities say a year-long drug investigation has led to arrest of a “prominent member of an organized street gang” and six other people accused of contributing to the distribution of cocaine and heroin in Southern Pines.
Source: The Pilot Date: February 21, 2018
Madera program helps parents keep kids on the right track (Fresno, CA): Madera is taking a proactive approach to stopping crime by stopping it at home. The Parent Project helps parents identify red flags with their kids and teaches them how to address them. The city has seen what gangs can do as recent as this week, when 9-year-old Leonardo Morales lost his life in a gang-related shooting on Sunday.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: February 21, 2018
For MS-13 Gang, Gruesome Murders Are Standard (Leesburg, VA): An 18-year-old from Leesburg, Virginia, who posted photos of himself flashing his gang's signs on Facebook was viciously murdered in May 2016 by MS-13 gang members who were told by their leader they had to "kill a rival" to move up in the ranks.
Source: Newsmax Date: February 21, 2018
Republican Congressman Wants to Strip Gang Members of U.S. Citizenship (Long Island, NY): New York Representative Lee Zeldin has introduced a bill in the House that would allow U.S. authorities to revoke criminal immigrant gang members’ American citizenship.
Source: Townhall.com Date: February 21, 2018
Report: Gang initiative targeting MS-13 is shrouded in secrecy (Riverhead, NY): Despite how much President Donald Trump has touted the Operation Matador anti-gang initiative, much of the program is still shrouded in secrecy, according to the Associated Press.
Source: News12 Date: February 21, 2018
MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets (Washington, DC): The Trump administration has declared war on MS-13, the notoriously brutal gang based in El Salvador. A similar initiative launched by the Bush administration in 2005 stifled the gang's activity after several years, but the gang has been able to rebuild itself here since 2012.
Source: Center for Immigration Studies Date: February 21, 2018
Innocent 9-year-old boy killed in gang-related shooting, Madera Police say (Madera, CA): Police are on the hunt for double shooting suspects responsible for the death of a nine-year-old boy. Investigators say the drive-by shooting happened Sunday night on Tozer Street near Olive Avenue. They say it's gang related.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: February 20, 2018
Georgia taps Lagrange Police to help in fight against gangs (LaGrange, GA): The LaGrange Police Department and Troup County District Attorney’s Office are leading the way in the fight against gangs and the state of Georgia plans to ask for assistance. Formulytics, a Georgia-based software company that assists state and local law enforcement, jails, and district attorneys in the tracking and prosecution of violent criminal gang members oversees expanding the capabilities of law enforcement and prosecutors through specialized technology and training to help in the fight against gangs in Georgia.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: February 20, 2018
Two Merced gang members arrested after chase, police say - again. (Merced, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested last week in Le Grand after a foot chase with Merced police gang investigators, the Police Department reported Tuesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 20, 2018
Five people from Grand Rapids arrested in connection to gang-linked drug dealing (Grand Rapids, MB): Five people from Grand Rapids, including parents and their son, and another in Winnipeg are facing charges related to organized crime drug trafficking resulting from a months-long RCMP investigation.
Source: Thompson Citizen Date: February 20, 2018
Police focus on gang violence after mass shooting in KCK (Kansas City, KS): Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are still looking for whoever is responsible for a shooting that killed a man and wounded 10 others at a party near N. 17th and Minnesota Saturday night.
Source: KSHB 41 News Date: February 20, 2018
Magna residents meet to discuss gang violence as concerns grow (Magna, UT): Magna residents, Unified Police, and the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office came together Tuesday evening to talk about how to cut down on gang-related crime.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: February 20, 2018
Austin gang members plead guilty in killing of 16-year-old (Austin, TX): Three members of the street gang Dove Spring Gangsters have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the 2015 killing of a teenager whose body was found along Onion Creek, according to court documents.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 20, 2018
Project Deadbolt leads to multiple gang-related arrests: Manitoba RCMP (Winnipeg, MB): RCMP have shut down a drug ring operating between Winnipeg and Grand Rapids. Police said Tuesday Project Deadbolt, an investigation by the RCMP Integrated Gang Intelligence Unit which began in Sept. 2017, led them to a drug smuggling network that was being run from Headingley Correctional Centre.
Source: Global News Date: February 20, 2018
Detective: Shooting outside Chattanooga night club was gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): For the first time, we learned that the shooting death of a man outside of Coyote Jack's Saloon back in December was gang-related.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 20, 2018
BPD announce 10 gang-related arrests (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield police said the department, along with county and federal authorities have arrested 10 members and associates of the East Side Crips street gang.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: February 20, 2018
RCMP organized crime unit charge 3 people in Saskatoon drug bust (Saskatoon, SK): Three people have been arrested in Saskatoon after an investigation involving the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit and a provincial anti-gang unit.
Source: CBC News Date: February 20, 2018
Ten alleged gang members arrested in Bakersfield on various charges Tuesday (Bakersfield, CA): Ten members or associates of the East Side Crips were arrested Tuesday as part of the Bakersfield Police Department's ongoing investigation into the gang.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: February 20, 2018
Court document: Salem boy shot, killed during fight between gangs (Salem, OR): A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed last month during an argument over graffiti between two gangs, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: February 20, 2018
Modesto man convicted in deadly gang fight. Now, he's eligible for parole (Kings County, CA) : A 36-year-old Modesto man convicted of killing a teenager in an alleged street gang confrontation near Ceres has been found suitable for parole. A Stanislaus County jury found Miguel Quezada guilty of second-degree murder and three counts of assault with a gun in the 1998 shooting that killed 16-year-old Daniel Reyes.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 20, 2018
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