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Chattanooga Police: 8 gang-related arrests made this weekend (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police say they made 8 arrests over the weekend that were gang-related. A spokesperson for the department says nine illegal firearms were seized between Friday evening and Monday morning. Police also say three cars associated with shootings or shots fired were recovered.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: April 18, 2016
Two teens arrested in gang-related shooting in Oroville (Oroville, CA): Two teenagers were arrested for their alleged roles in an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting Sunday in Southside Oroville, deputies said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: April 18, 2016
Police: 12-year-old cousin of Zaevion Dobson fatally wounded in Knoxville drive-by shooting (Knoxville, TN): On Saturday night, Hubert Latham and his 12-year-old son, Jajuan Hubert Latham, stopped by Danny Mayfield Park to pick up a friend before going to see a movie.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 17, 2016
Homeboy Industries Jobs Save Gang Members From The Streets With Baking And Solar Panels (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries didn’t bring down the number of gang-related homicides by half, and then half again since 1992, but founder Father Gregory Boyle says that even Los Angeles police would acknowledge that it played a substantial role, he once told NPR.
Source: The Inquisitr Date: April 17, 2016
Rap videos from ‘Kidd Kidd,’ ‘Qp’ take center stage in sprawling New Orleans gang murder case (New Orleans, LA): The first of the videos features well-known New Orleans rapper Curtis “Kidd Kidd” Stewart and another local voice, Quincy “Qp” Briggs. It starts at Second and South Prieur streets, bouncing between street corners, day and night.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 17, 2016
Man wounded in suspected gang shooting at Jantzen Beach (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was wounded in a suspected gang related at Jantzen Beach on Saturday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately available. His injuries are described as serious.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 17, 2016
Metro agencies work to target gang activity (Atlanta, GA): Metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies are working together to fight gangs activity and crimes that cross city and county lines. Atlanta police recently announced the arrests of a gang based in Clayton County whose members they say committed crime in at least six different areas.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: April 17, 2016
Historic raids net more than 20 arrests of Mexican Mafia gang members (Seguin, TX): "Not in my town." That's the message Seguin police hope they got across to gangs on Friday. Nearly a dozen raids were executed Friday as the result of an 18-month long investigation into the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: April 16, 2016
Color Run combats gang violence with family-friendly activities (Lompoc, CA): As soon as school let out for the weekend, several students made their way to Buena Vista Park on Friday for the first Save Our Park Color Run, organized by the Teens in Action group of Camp Fire Central Coast of California.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: April 16, 2016
To police, a fatal gang shooting. To parents, the end of a life turning around (Chicago, IL): As they gathered at the crime tape, looking down at the body of their son under a white sheet, Raymond and Charisma Pryor were taken off to the side by police and told he was the target of a shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 16, 2016
Gang dispute on social media leads to 17-year-old boy's funeral, aunt says (Miami Gardens, FL): Gang life had its way again in Miami Gardens. Three teenage boys faced first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, as Roderick "Rod" Sweeting's body was in a coffin on Saturday at the Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 NW 119 St. Rod's aunt Deborah Parrish George said they were also hurting for the mothers of Rod's killers.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News Date: April 16, 2016
MS-13 gang member turned FBI informant describes life in the violent street gang (Fairfax County, VA): Christian Lemus Cerna, an MS-13 gang member, allegedly set out into a wooded park in Fairfax County in May 2014 to find a pair of graves. With him was a local MS-13 leader, known as Junior, who wanted to spook some new recruits by showing them where the bodies of two wayward members were buried.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 16, 2016
Chattanooga police beef up security after spasm of gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Even as family members and friends laid a victim of gang violence to rest Saturday afternoon, another spasm of shootings broke out across the city, wounding three people. Chattanooga police belief the wave of gunfire is connected to the slaying and are heavily beefing up their street presence this weekend in response, Police Chief Fred Fletcher said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 16, 2016
Suspects nabbed in connection with gang-fueled armed robberies (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police department announced on Friday that they and other area departments nabbed five suspects connected to a rash or auto parts store and restaurant robberies around metro Atlanta.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: April 16, 2016
Knox prosecutors to continue to use gang law deemed constitutionally flawed (Knoxville, TN): Knox County prosecutors will continue to use a gang enhancement sentencing law despite an appellate court ruling striking it down as unconstitutional, and at least one judge is willing to let them.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 15, 2016
Jury convicts Harlem man in gang-related slaying (New York, NY): A Harlem man has been convicted of killing an 18-year-old man and conspiring with his gang to kill members of rival groups.
Source: New Jersey Herald Date: April 15, 2016
Gang members younger in Montgomery Co. (Silver Spring, MD): Gang members are getting younger and their behaviors more aggressive in Montgomery County. The county saw a spike in gang-related murders late last year. There were eight gang-related deaths in Montgomery County last year, up from one in 2014. One victim was just 15.
Source: WTOP News Date: April 15, 2016
Crocodile Bar Bans Neck And Eye Tattoos If They Look Gang-Related (Chicago, IL): Got a neck tattoo or a teardrop tattoo that's linked to a gang? Don't bother coming to the Crocodile bar in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The bar's owner said his security guards no longer let people with those tattoos in the Crocodile, in an effort to keep other customers safe.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 15, 2016
B.C. premier announces $23M in funding to combat gang violence (Surrey, BC): British Columbia’s premier says a $23-million boost for a guns and gangs strategy is a step toward bolstering public safety in Surrey and across the province.
Source: MetroNews Date: April 15, 2016
Gang member convicted of murdering Atlanta bar owner (Atlanta, GA): A gang member has been found guilty in the killing of an Atlanta bar owner just before New Year’s Eve 2013.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 15, 2016
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