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Gang intervention: The earlier, the better, Yakima police say (Yakima, WA): Yakima police told City Council members Friday there was little they could do to help police curb recent gang violence and solve a spate of related homicides.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 13, 2017
8 people in Utah detained by ICE during nationwide gang-focused operation (Utah): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations officers have arrested 1,378 people — eight of whom were detained in Utah — over a six-week period as part of a nationwide operation targeting transnational gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 13, 2017
Cops nab gang members after seeing Facebook Live video of them planning bloodbath outside Brooklyn court (Brooklyn, NY): Police stopped a potential bloodbath outside Brooklyn Criminal Court — thanks to Facebook, officials said Thursday. Cops grabbed three gang members planning violence outside the courthouse on Joralemon St. in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday after finding a Facebook Live video that showed they had a gun and planned to shoot members of a rival crew, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 12, 2017
Houston Area Law Officers Participate In Nationwide Sweep Of Gang Members (Houston, TX): Houston area law enforcement agencies took part in a six-week nationwide sweep that resulted in the arrest of more than 1,300 gang members nationwide, including as many as 200 in Texas, representing gang affiliations in the Crips, MS-13, and the Bloods, federal officials said Thursday.
Source: Houston Patch Date: May 12, 2017
MS-13 gang member in Md. accused of killing girl said she 'would see her in hell' before stabbing her 13 times: FBI (Fairfax County, VA): A 17-year-old member of the notorious MS-13 gang accused of murder in Maryland told the 15-year-old victim she "would see her in hell" before stabbing her 13 times, an FBI agent testified.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 12, 2017
Teen, man shot in Glenville are suspected gang members, police say (Cleveland, OH): A 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man injured in a Wednesday shooting in the city's Glenville neighborhood are suspected gang members, according to police.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: May 12, 2017
One arrested, one sought in brutal gang beating (Gainesville, FL): Two men — described by Gainesville police as gang members — are accused of beating another male after an argument over a girlfriend. Other gang members joined in on the attack Wednesday evening in southwest Gainesville, police said, and one of the attackers tried eight times but failed to shoot the other person with a malfunctioning handgun.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: May 12, 2017
Three men face felony weapons charges in Walla Walla County (Walla Walla County, WA): Three local gang affiliates arrested in Walla Walla this week after a reported drive-by shooting in Milton-Freewater were charged Thursday afternoon with felony firearm possession crimes.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: May 12, 2017
Man who accidentally shot toddler instead of rival gang member is sentenced to return to jail — again (Samson Cree Nation, AB): A man who wounded a toddler in a drive-by shooting on an Alberta reserve has been sent back to jail for a second time since serving a portion of his sentence.
Source: National Post Date: May 12, 2017
Alleged MS-13 members charged in Jamaica attack (Queens, NY): Two alleged members of the MS-13 street gang and a reputed gang associate have been charged in federal court with assault and attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection with a shooting on Oct. 16 that left a Jamaica teenager paralyzed.
Source: Queens Chronicle Date: May 12, 2017
Feds: Brightmoor area gang waged murderous campaign (Detroit, MI): A grand jury has indicted five members of the “Young and Scandalous” street gang that allegedly killed rivals, torched businesses and created a culture of fear throughout one of Detroit’s poorest neighborhoods.
Source: The Detroit News Date: May 12, 2017
GANGS IN THE TIER: Shooting cases have cast a spotlight (Binghamton, NY): Gunfire scattered a group outside an after-hours club on Binghamton's West Side in the predawn hours of April 22. In the parking lot, on Orton Avenue, police found 22-year-old Brandon Hernandez — the first of two men who would die in separate shootings a week apart.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin Date: May 12, 2017
Suspected gang members arrested for Norfolk homicide (Norfolk, VA): Three suspected gang members are now facing charges in connection with a homicide last month. U.S. Marshals assisted the Norfolk fugitive squad, gang squad and homicide division in the investigation.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: May 12, 2017
ICE arrests 208 in NJ as part of national gang sweep (New Jersey): Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 208 people in New Jersey as part of a nationwide sweep targeting gang members.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 12, 2017
52 arrested in DC area after nationwide ICE anti-gang operation (Washington, DC): A recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement anti-gang operation resulted in over a thousand arrests nationwide — 52 of which were in the D.C. area, with 29 of those busted being from the infamous MS-13 gang.
Source: WTOP News Date: May 12, 2017
Trial dates set for 2 people said to be gang members headed to meet-up at Little Rock park (Little Rock, AR): Trial dates have been set for two of the four people who told police during a traffic stop that they were gang members headed to a meet-up at a Little Rock park earlier this week, authorities said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: May 12, 2017
Reputed gang member charged in 2016 Wrightwood slaying (Chicago, IL): An 18-year-old Ashburn man said by police to be a gang member is held without bail this week, charged with the first-degree murder of a Wrightwood college student last August.
Source: Southwest News-Herald Date: May 12, 2017
20-year-old sentenced to two years in prison for shooting at rival gang members’ family home (Williamsburg, VA): A 20-year-old New Kent man will serve two years in prison for shooting at a Williamsburg house in what police called a gang-related incident.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Date: May 11, 2017
Federal Way, cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence (Federal Way, WA): Although Federal Way crime is down from last year, gang violence is on the rise in all of South King County. To address the problem, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus convened a meeting Tuesday with other area officials to discuss how to get ahead of this regional issue.
Source: Federal Way Mirror Date: May 11, 2017
Rival Gangs Involved in Stabbing, Shooting at State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL): We’re learning new details about the shooting and stabbing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Detectives say it was rival gang members who opened fire.
Source: WRSP FOX Illinois Date: May 11, 2017
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