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LA’s west San Fernando Valley is no ‘Shangri-La’ as gang crime stirs concern (Los Angeles, CA): The perception that life west of the 405 Freeway is relatively free of crime is one that hasn’t gotten past Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield. He and other community leaders in the West Valley aren’t buying what he’s heard from some people.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: February 15, 2017
Recent Fairfax County arrests raise questions on how to combat gang violence (Washington, DC): The arrests of six juveniles and four young adults for the gang-related murder of a 15-year-old Maryland girl in Fairfax County is highlighting the ongoing struggle police and other authorities are up against when it comes to battling gang violence.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: February 15, 2017
R.I.C.O. Act Used to Prosecute Lake Boyz Gang (Fort Myers, FL): Legal experts are weighing in after the Fort Myers Police Department arrested more than 2 dozen members of the Lake Boyz gang last month by applying a state law designed to crack down on organized crime. While some praise FMPD for using the RICO Act to get the gang off the streets, others are critical saying the blanket charges may be going too far.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: February 15, 2017
Reputed gang member convicted in drug case (El Paso, TX): A reputed Sureños gang member was convicted on several drug trafficking-related charges. Carlos “Chapo” Dorado, who was arrested after a nearly three-year investigation by several law enforcement agencies, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of selling, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 15, 2017
ICE-led probe leads to indictment of 10 alleged Northern California gang members on drug trafficking and extortion charges (San Jose, CA): A federal grand jury indicted 10 alleged Northern California gang members for conspiring to commit extortion by force and conspiring to engage in drug trafficking following an intensive five-year probe by special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Date: February 14, 2017
For Danville police, more precautions with threats (Danville, VA): Danville Police Department officer D.C. Ferguson was flagged down by a resident Monday afternoon, and she told him she saw something unusual. A woman sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with no license plates in the parking lot of the Family Dollar on South Main Street. Ferguson could have addressed the situation himself but he took precaution and called backup.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: February 14, 2017
Boy, 2, killed in Chicago gang hit (Chicago, IL): A two-year-old boy and 25-year-old man were killed — and a pregnant woman was wounded — on Tuesday in what authorities suspect was a gang-related shooting, according to Chicago Police.
Source: USA Today Date: February 14, 2017
Hamden man pleads guilty in connection to gang activity that ‘wreaked havoc’ in Greater New Haven (New Haven, CT): A fourth man has been convicted in connection with a string of drug trafficking arrests made in September 2015, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Source: New Haven Register Date: February 14, 2017
Sheriff Asks for More Officers to Combat Gangs (Kershaw County, SC): In Kershaw County, a spike in gang member arrests have led Sheriff Jim Matthews to ask county leaders for more money for additional officers. “We do not have the manpower to deal with this. We barely have enough man power to deal with our regular routine, criminal activity and so forth,” Matthews explained. “I'm hoping it will awaken some of our council members and the public as well to the problem of gangs, and cause them to give us what we need to begin the process of dealing with this before it gets out of hand.”
Source: WLTX 19 News Date: February 14, 2017
With Valley murders on the rise, LA leader pushes for LAPD report on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee on Monday advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the 405 Freeway.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: February 14, 2017
Police: Brother, another gang member charged in teen's murder (Roswell, GA): Roswell Police announced the arrests of 2 alleged gang members Wednesday in the murder of a 17-year-old, including the brother of the victim, in what they call a case of mistaken identity.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: February 14, 2017
For those aging out of Twin Cities gang life, retirement is no time to kick back (Minneapolis, MN): Demario Jefferson can tell you about vendettas and gangs and guns. His credentials catch the eye when he walks into a room. There’s the twisted bullet scar on his leg, a memento of the time police say a rival shot him in 2015, looking to avenge an earlier attack. And the jagged front tooth, dislodged by a policeman’s baton when he stole his first car at the age of 14 and led officers on a chase through north Minneapolis.
Source: Star Tribune Date: February 14, 2017
Sheriff’s Office has eye on gangs (Jasper County, SC): Jasper County’s growth brings with it economic opportunity and mobility, but it also brings an increase in crime – and Sheriff Chris Malphrus has an eye on gang-related crime. “Gang violence in Jasper County is at a minimal, compared to our surrounding areas,” he said. “We do have some gang issues. Noticing that it’s not as bad as other areas, we’re going to try to hit that off in the beginning.”
Source: Jasper County Sun Times Date: February 14, 2017
Yakima police seek gang member accused of assaulting girl (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are seeking tips about the location of a Yakima man accused of assaulting a girl. Juan Acevedo-Giron, 22, is charged in Yakima County Superior Court with indecent liberties, second-degree assault, felony harassment, unlawful firearm possession and violation of a protection order.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 14, 2017
Gang suspect extradited to Augusta (Augusta, GA): A suspect in a gang-related investigation reported last month has been extradited to Richmond County.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: February 14, 2017
Baldwin County sees dip in drive-by shootings (Milledgeville, GA): The City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County have suffered more than 60 gang-related drive-by shootings since July 2015. Now there hasn't been a string of them for several months, but is this nightmare finally over?
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: February 14, 2017
Police not commenting on report of gang ties to Ajax killing (Ajax, ON): Durham homicide detectives are not commenting on a report that the killing of an Ajax man on the weekend was gang-related.
Source: DurhamRegion.com Date: February 14, 2017
Va. police: Death of teenage girl, two other cases may all be gang-related (Fairfax County, VA): The killing of one teenage girl and the disappearances of two others who have since returned home may all be connected and may be gang-related, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 14, 2017
Minneapolis woman turns pain into power after losing fiancé to gang violence (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis woman is turning pain into power. Arica Shetka thought her life was over when her fiancé, Derrick Rodgers was shot and killed as a result of gang violence. It happened last May when gang violence was at a peak in north Minneapolis. But instead of being lost in grief, Arica made a choice to create a bright future for her and her daughter.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: February 14, 2017
Defendants appear in federal court after gang raids (Santa Cruz, CA): There is no immigration status in federal court records for 10 alleged gang members arrested on a criminal indictment before daybreak Monday in Santa Cruz County and Daly City by U.S. and local authorities, according to Homeland Security.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: February 14, 2017
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