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Reputed gang member arrested in connection with South LA barbershop killing (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed gang member was in custody today in the fatal shooting of an expectant father outside a South Los Angeles barbershop.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: May 9, 2016
Guns and drugs: Tulsa police crack down on 'motel row' (Tulsa, OK): The Mingo Valley District, off of Highway 169, is a concentration for the Tulsa Police Department. Officers say that is an area where drug deals and gun trades happen most often in the Tulsa metro.
Source: KTUL 8 News Date: May 9, 2016
Gang presence is a growing threat in Luzerne County prison (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Street gangs — primarily the Bloods — have permeated the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, and keeping tabs on their plots and rivalries has become a consuming mission, prison officials say. The potential danger at the prison, located on Water Street in Wilkes-Barre, recently surfaced when an inmate was hospitalized for a deep cut above his right ear down into his neck.
Source: Times Leader Date: May 8, 2016
49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend (Chicago, IL): The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: May 8, 2016
From streets to classrooms, anti-gang unit focuses on Surrey’s youth (Surrey, BC): As Surrey continues to struggle with violence on the streets, the RCMP are hoping the answer is with the younger generations. As part of their early intervention programs for the city’s youth, Surrey’s Gang Enforcement Team has also stepped in to help. The anti-gang unit attended a local secondary school dressed as civilians.
Source: Global News Date: May 7, 2016
Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Ogden shooting (Ogden, UT): A gang-related shooting left one man with life-threatening injuries Friday afternoon, according to police.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 7, 2016
Year after formation, Street Crimes Unit remains zeroed in on gangs, not heroin (Bismarck, ND): The leader of a metrowide anti-gang task force says the recent rash of opioid overdoses has not altered the unit's priorities. At least 10 people have died from apparent fatal overdoses in Fargo-Moorhead in 2016, deaths police believe are linked to heroin or fentanyl, a synthetic opiate. Despite that, the multi-jurisdictional law enforcement unit formed last spring remains primarily focused on combating gang activity.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune Date: May 7, 2016
Variety show aims to stop gang violence in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): Heal the Land, a Knoxville organization, welcomed rappers, poets, comedians to Overcoming Believers church. It was part of a concert called "Silence the Violence", a free show to help stop gang violence in the area.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: May 7, 2016
Medical examiner reports detail how three Chattanooga men were killed (Chattanooga, TN): Two of Chattanooga's last three homicide victims were shot multiple times, while a 17-year-old who was killed was struck once in the back, according to reports from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 6, 2016
Proposed youth center in Chattanooga would be more than double the size of previous facility (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke wants a bigger and better Youth and Family Development center for Avondale. On Thursday, Berke shared details with a gathering of residents and officials at the center, stating he was willing to put $6 million toward building a brand-new facility that would double the square footage of the current site.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 6, 2016
Cop’s killing among 28 deaths blamed on Texas Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): A federal judge has set an Aug. 8 trial date for three alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia charged in the killing of a Balcones Heights police officer as prosecutors revealed this week that one of the defendants might plead guilty.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: May 6, 2016
Portland police arrest 51 in gang crackdown (Portland, OR): In a two-week span, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 51 people, seized 17 firearms as part of a city-wide effort to reduce gang and gun violence. “Operation Safe Spring” ran nearly around the clock from April 7 to April 20. Portland Police officers served search warrants on 12 people, 4 residences and 5 vehicles.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: May 6, 2016
Third man charged in 2014 gang murder in Richmond (Richmond, BC): B.C.’s anti-gang agency announced charges Friday against a third suspect in the October 2014 targeted murder of Theoren Poitras in Richmond.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 6, 2016
Montebello gang member convicted of federal racketeering and firearm charges (Montebello, CA): A longtime member of a Montebello street gang was found guilty of federal racketeering charges, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 6, 2016
Gang enforcement effort credited with slowing record rate of shootings (Portland, OR): A focused police effort to curtail gang violence helped cut the rate of shootings over the past two weeks, but they are still running ahead of last year's record level.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: May 6, 2016
Comprehensive Gang Model could be coming to Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Officials from the city, county, school district, state and local non-profits listened Friday as a national expert explained a gang model that leaders are beginning to explore. Buddy Howell, a National Gang Center senior research associate, described the Comprehensive Gang Model to about 75 local representatives at the New Hanover County Board of Education Center.
Source: StarNews Date: May 6, 2016
Attempted homicide dropped to threats charge in gang-related shooting (Allentown, PA): A man facing attempted homicide charges in connection with a gang-related shooting last year instead reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Friday.
Source: The Express-Times Date: May 6, 2016
18 arrested, charged in sex trafficking case (Fresno, CA): An indictment was returned late Thursday against 18 defendants charging them with a variety of charges involving conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, sex trafficking, firearms offenses, drug trafficking offenses, and fraud offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: May 6, 2016
Knoxville community leaders attend conference to find strategies to stop youth violence (Knoxville, TN): Stopping youth violence is the goal for Knoxville community leaders after a tragic year. Two young lives were lost in Knoxville. Zaevion Dobson and Jajuan Latham were both killed in gang related shootings. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and nine other local leaders just returned from the Cities United Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, to find new strategies to stop youth violence.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: May 6, 2016
Suspected gang graffiti found in Park City (Park City, UT): Graffiti suspected to be the markings of a gang was found in Prospector in early May, the Park City Police Department said, indicating it has been some time since gang graffiti has been seen in the city.
Source: The Park Record Date: May 6, 2016
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