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As gang task force begins in Danville, youth task force still being planned (Danville, VA): With the first gang task force meeting in the books in Danville, the focus now turns to getting the youth task force established and making sure the two task forces are working together.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: February 2, 2017
6 alleged gang members arrested in George County (George County, MS): Six people accused of being members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciple street gang were arrested on federal drug charges in Mississippi, and one in Washington early Thursday morning.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: February 2, 2017
Gang Members Arrested On Multiple Charges (Lawndale, NC): Deputies arrested two gang members Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a business on Fallston Road. Deputies say they responded to a breaking and entering call around 1:20pm and located the suspects still on scene. Jaylan Ross and Javees Camp, who were determined to be ‘validated’ gang members by investigators, had used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot out a door window to gain entry, according to reports.
Source: WCCB Charlotte Date: February 2, 2017
Sale of drugs leads to evolution in how gangs operate (Nashville, TN): The opioid epidemic is creating a demand for painkillers and heroin that street gangs are working to supply. Charles Consiglio is a narcotics detective in Springfield and also spent years working as a gang detective.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: February 2, 2017
Pottsgrove gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Norristown, PA): A Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gunfight with a rival gang member.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: February 2, 2017
Fort Smith police chief has plan for gang activity (Fort Smith, AR): While the recent string of gang-related violence is troubling, Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark already has a plan in place to deal with it. "What we're doing here, they're now doing around the country," said Clark. "In order to suppress and denegrate the gangs, we're collecting all available information, sharing that information with surrounding law enforcement agencies, we're educating the community, and we're being proactive instead of reactive."
Source: The Sun Times Date: February 1, 2017
Members of ‘Ghostface Gangsters’ arrested with drugs, guns (LaGrange, GA): Three people who allegedly align themselves with the Ghostface Gangsters’ criminal street gang remain behind bars in the Troup County jail.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: February 1, 2017
Gang bill, deemed 'overly broad,' dies in committee again (Mississippi): A bill taking aim at criminal gangs and gang crime was tabled to death in a Mississippi Senate committee Tuesday. In spite of generally agreeing that the issue of gang violence needs to be addressed, the committee said they felt the bill was overly broad and needs to be made much more narrow in order to keep overzealous police and prosecutors from rounding up groups of people for arbitrary reasons.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: February 1, 2017
Gangs, guns and rap videos helped make 2016 Norfolk's deadliest year in a decade (Norfolk, VA): Don Brown Jr.’s funeral was as much about the young black men seething in the pews as it was the one lying in the casket. Five days after Brown was shot to death in June, his cousin, coach, pastor and grandma eulogized him at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: February 1, 2017
Gang-Related Human Trafficking: 2 Plead Out in Sonoma County (Sonoma County, CA): Two men have pleaded no contest in Sonoma County Superior Court to gang-related human trafficking charges, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said Feb. 1.
Source: Rohnert Park Patch Date: February 1, 2017
Detroit gangs using social media to post hit lists that lead to murders, investigators say (Detroit, MI): A murder hit list posted on Instagram was the final straw for local law enforcement looking to put a stop to violence in one of the country's most dangerous neighborhoods. Detroit's Ninth Precinct on the east side has been home to a gang war that has taken the lives of numerous young gang members and innocent bystanders.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: February 1, 2017
Providence man, 18, accused of pistol-whipping rival gang member (Providence, RI): An 18-year-old Providence man was charged Tuesday night with beating up a 17-year-old boy, who is a member of a rival gang, according to Commander Thomas A. Verdi.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 1, 2017
Law and order: East Chicago gang member sentenced (East Chicago, IN): A street gang member will spend the next 23 years in federal prison, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: February 1, 2017
Federal gang case produces fifth guilty plea (Charleston, SC): A third member of the Wildboys street gang pled guilty to a federal racketeering charge Monday.
Source: The Press and Standard Date: February 1, 2017
Montco gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Montgomery County, PA): Devon "Cream" Vogelsang, a member of the Pottstown gang Brothas from Anotha, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and related offenses, prosecutors said.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 31, 2017
Buffalo man gets 30 years for gang killing (Buffalo, NY): Amir Chambers was the victim of a gang feud and the rival gang member who killed him is going to prison for 30 years. Fred Keys, 54, an associate in the LRGP Gang, admitted killing Chambers in April 2011 as part of a turf war with the Cold Springs Gang and in retaliation for the killing of an LRGP member five weeks earlier.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 31, 2017
Tattoo removal offers new life to former gang members (Flowood, MS): When he was 10, Justin Tolbert lost his father to a drug overdose. Three years later, following in his late father’s footsteps, Tolbert joined a gang. A member of the Simon City Royals, Tolbert began selling drugs. Then, when he was 15, his best friend was shot and killed in front of him.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: January 31, 2017
Local tattoo shop offers free removal of racist, gang-related tattoos (Brooklyn Park, MD): Southside Tattoo has been open in Brooklyn Park for nearly four years. But Tuesday, artist David Cutlip wasn't working on a typical client. "I've made millions of mistakes in my life, and this is by far the worst mistake that I’ve made," said Casey Schaffer.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: January 31, 2017
Wilmington police report lowest crime numbers in 24 years (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Tuesday the number of crimes reported in 2016 was the lowest in 24 years, according to the WPD's internal statistics. Those numbers could change after N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation audits are completed.
Source: StarNews Date: January 31, 2017
2 shot in apparent gang-related attack in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Two people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting Tuesday in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 31, 2017
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