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Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother (Huntsville, TX): Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: April 24, 2018
Midlands 60-day gun sting will target gang violence (Columbia, SC): A new sting from Midlands law enforcement aims to beat back a recent spate of gang shootings that officials said falls disproportionately on young African American men and communities of color.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: April 24, 2018
Turner murder trial opens (Steubenville, OH): The jury in the aggravated murder trial of Donnell I. “Rida” Turner, 24, of Steubenville will hear about gang life in the city.
Source: The Herald-Star Date: April 24, 2018
SF City Attorney seeks to remove 80 percent of people from gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera wants to remove 80 percent of people from the city’s Western Addition gang injunction as city leaders have called for a review of the controversial effort to stem street violence, officials said Tuesday.
Source: SFGate Date: April 24, 2018
Appellate court upholds conviction of Aurora street gang member (Kane County, IL): The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld the 2015 conviction of an Aurora street gang member for unlawfully making contact with fellow gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 24, 2018
Area Law Enforcement Agencies Create Gun Violence Task Force (Columbia, SC): A new task force will be patrolling the Midlands targeting, who law enforcement call, the top ten gang members. The Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are joining forces to get guns off the streets.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia Date: April 24, 2018
West Side residents plead for stronger anti-gang loitering ordinance (Chicago, IL): West Side residents packed the City Council chambers on Tuesday to plead for a stronger anti-gang loitering ordinance action to “take back” neighborhood streets overrun with gangbangers, drug dealers and prostitutes.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 24, 2018
Marin judge orders trial in Novato gang homicide case (Novato, CA): Two alleged gangsters accused of luring a Novato High School student to a torturous murder were ordered to stand trial after a seven-week preliminary hearing that ended Tuesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: April 24, 2018
Study: California gun deaths in decline (San Francisco, CA): Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: April 24, 2018
'Murder after murder.' After nine killed, Terrorist Boyz gang case finally goes to trial (North Miami, FL): At first, they were just North Miami middle school kids who liked to brawl. But as they grew up, a prosecutor told jurors, the teens also wanted to "come up" — get guns, hit the streets and exact revenge for every petty slight and disrespect they got from rivals on North Miami's west side.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: April 24, 2018
‘Gang’ fashion prompts armed confrontation with Pullman teens; man sentenced to 31 months in prison (Spokane, WA): A 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison after he pointed a gun at some teenagers in a Pullman apartment complex, thinking they were part of a gang.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: April 24, 2018
Erie County DA calls on the public to come forward to help solve gang-related homicides (Erie County, NY): A Buffalo man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for shooting and killing a 22-year-old man. Tuesday, 19-year-old Jaylin Wiggins was convicted of second degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: April 24, 2018
Cranston Police Arrest 'Bloods' Street Gang Member, Seize Weapons (Cranston, RI): Police describe Travone Green, 22, of Providence, as a "known member of the Bloods street gang" with a long rap sheet. On Tuesday, he faced a judge in District Court where he was charged with possession of a stolen car, a 2006 Toyota Highlander car jacked in Boston on April 20.
Source: Cranston Patch Date: April 24, 2018
Columbus police cracking down on 'squad' violence (Columbus, OH): You've heard about the efforts to stop gang violence in the city, but police are also cracking down on another group. They're called Squads and police said they are very similar to gangs. Just like gangs, authorities said these Squads have various names. They are also violent.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News Date: April 24, 2018
Map: Gang-related crime year-by-year in Colorado Springs (Colorado SPrings, CO): Police consistently blame gang violence for at least a couple homicides each year. In 2014 and 2015, when the Gang Unit was active, they reported five and three gang-related killings, respectively. In 2016 there were two, and in 2017, three.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 24, 2018
'Got 'em': Laughing emojis mark another victim as feds search Detroit for an AR-15-style rifle (Detroit, MI): Accused Seven Mile Bloods leader Billy Arnold had help hunting rivals during the gang war, according to trial testimony. Prosecutors say the girlfriend of slain gang leader Devon McClure helped search the east side.
Source: The Detroit News Date: April 24, 2018
Stripped bare: A strip bar, a car chase and a hidden clue leads to a sweeping indictment (Detroit, MI): Three months after the baby shower shooting, in September 2015, federal agents made a breakthrough in the Seven Mile Bloods investigation at the Crazy Horse strip club on Detroit's southwest side.
Source: The Detroit News Date: April 24, 2018
Murderer gets 47 years to life for driving around, looking to kill innocent people (Syracuse, NY): The driver of a PT Cruiser, involved in drive-by shootings in 2016 that left one man dead, was sentenced to 47 years in prison today.
Source: Syracuse.com Date: April 23, 2018
Three MS-13 gang members in Massachusetts convicted in murder trial (Boston, MA): Three suspected members of the MS-13 gang in Massachusetts were convicted on Monday of participating in gang-related murders, in a case U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called an example of how authorities can try to tackle the criminal organization.
Source: Reuters Date: April 23, 2018
Man injured in gang-related shooting in northeast Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A man was injured in what Las Vegas police are investigating as a gang-related shooting Monday night in the northeast valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: April 23, 2018
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