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Cobb MS-13 members plead guilty to gang-related shooting (Cobb County, GA): Six of seven associates of a local MS-13 crew will serve time in prison for a shooting that injured three people outside a shopping center, with the final alleged gang member still at large.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 12, 2019
State pays to bus students through gang-troubled neighborhoods (Peoria, IL): The state will reimburse school districts for providing transportation to students who would travel through areas with criminal gang activity to get to school. The new rules apply to students who live within 1.5 miles of their school and wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for free transportation.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: June 12, 2019
Oxnard man's murder conviction could be tossed under new law (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man’s second-degree murder conviction in a 2006 gang-related shooting could be thrown out due to a new law specifying who can be convicted of the offense.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 12, 2019
18 alleged gang members arrested in Westchester County drug trafficking bust (New Rochelle, NY): Authorities announced Wednesday that 18 alleged gang members were arrested in a New Rochelle drug trafficking bust, dubbed “Operation: Crip Keeper.”
Source: PIX11 News Date: June 12, 2019
PBSO: Two-year gang investigation nets 14 arrests, four for homicides (West Palm Beach, FL): A two-year investigation into gang murders, shootings and drugs countywide culminated in 14 arrests on racketeering charges, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference Wednesday.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 12, 2019
Eight arrested, including four teens, in Indio violent-crime warrants sweep (Indio, CA): Police serving search warrants in Indio in relation to violent crime investigations arrested eight people, including four teenagers, an officer said Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 12, 2019
Teen linked by DNA to gang shootings found with machine gun during arrest (Berkeley, CA): An 18-year-old San Leandro man under investigation for a gang-related shooting in Berkeley last year that sent two teenagers to the hospital was arrested Friday carrying a machine gun loaded with dozens of armor-piercing rounds, according to court papers.
Source: Berkeleyside Date: June 12, 2019
Worcester Bust Leads To Federal Charges For Men With Gang Ties (Worcester, MA): Several people from Worcester as well as one Framingham man and a Rhode Island man, are facing drug charges, among other things. A joint, year-long operation between Worcester Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives netted seven arrests for people facing narcotics and firearms charges. Six other men were also charged in federal court with several narcotics, firearms and conspiracy offenses.
Source: Worcester Patch Date: June 12, 2019
As Brothers Keepers gang migrates to the island, police warn of street violence (Vancouver, BC): A migration of confirmed gang members to Vancouver Island is being closely tracked by a specialized police unit. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says it has been watching as members of the Brothers Keepers attempt to create illegal drug networks.
Source: CTV Vancouver Date: June 12, 2019
8 suspected Mad Stone Blood gang members were acquitted of racketeering. 2 jurors regret their votes. (Norfolk, VA): The jury deliberated for three days before reaching its unanimous verdicts. The eight defendants — whom prosecutors had spent more than three weeks portraying as dangerous members of the Mad Stone Bloods street gang — were not guilty of the racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, they said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 12, 2019
Hays State Prison lieutenant accused of providing drugs to gang members (Trion, GA): A lieutenant at Hays State Prison in Trion is accused of providing drugs to street gang members inside the facility. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Lakeshia Katersa Thomas, 39, of 109 Leon St. in Rome, received financial compensation in exchange for her participation in providing illegal contraband into the prison.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: June 12, 2019
Dispute over gang ties led to homicide, police say. Suspect arrested on murder charge (Fresno, CA) : A Friday slaying in northwest Fresno was the result of a dispute over gang ties between two men, police reported Wednesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: June 12, 2019
Man Described as Transient Gang Member Shot, Killed in Reseda (Reseda, CA): A 36-year-old man described as both a transient and a documented gang member was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in Reseda.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: June 12, 2019
Reputed gang member faces jail time after shooting himself in the leg, cops say (Paterson, NJ): Lamont McKay’s criminal records indicate that the 32-year-old city man has plenty of experience handling a gun. But police officials say the reputed Bloods street gang member accidentally shot himself in the leg over the weekend, a misfire that could put him in prison for multiple years under New Jersey’s law covering repeat criminal offenders.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: June 11, 2019
Albany man asks commission for help with gang crime efforts (Albany, GA): The City of Albany continued budget talks as they inch closer to accepting a budget for the next fiscal year. City manager Sharon Subadan says they should be ready to make a final decision on the budget at the next budget meeting.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: June 11, 2019
Gang member shot plainclothes ATF agent, mistaking him for a rival, prosecutors say as trial opens (Chicago, IL): Shortly after shooting a plainclothes federal agent he allegedly mistook for a rival, gang member Ernesto Godinez messaged a girlfriend to come pick him up near his South Side home, federal prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 11, 2019
LRGP Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy, Admits Murdering Man He Thought Was A Rival Gang Member (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Matthew Johnson, 28, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years behind bars and a $5,000,000 fine.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: June 11, 2019
Two charged in gang-related assault (Prince William County, VA): Two people have been charged in a suspected gang-related assault in the Manassas area, Prince William County police said. On April 26 detectives with the Prince William Gang Unit began an investigation into an assault that occurred in the Manassas area of Prince William County in September 2018, Prince William County police spokeswoman Renee Carr said in a news release.
Source: Prince William Times Date: June 11, 2019
2 men arrested in gang-related, drive-by shooting in SW Bexar County (San Antonio, TX): Two men were arrested and a third suspect is being sought in connection with a gang-related, drive-by shooting at a home in southwest Bexar County, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: June 11, 2019
As ninth defendant pleads guilty in federal court, more details emerge in Danville gang warfare (Danville, VA): Jermay Antonio Smith Jr. ran with a pistol in his hand through the copse of trees, away from an ambush at the Southwyck Hills Apartments, close to three years ago.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: June 11, 2019
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