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Third person arrested in connection to fatal Valley Center shooting of documented gang member (Vista, CA): A third person has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in the slaying of a 29-year-old man in front of Valley Center Library last winter, authorities reported Thursday.
Source: KUSI News Date: August 9, 2017
Paterson school board member criticizes district’s move to relocate Great Falls Academy (Paterson, NJ): School board member Emanuel Capers led a group of community leaders on a tour of old School 11 on Friday morning to demonstrate the Market Street building is no place for the Great Falls Academy, an alternative high school for troubled teenagers.
Source: Paterson Times Date: August 8, 2017
Parking lot slaying casts spotlight on Mpls. after-hours parties (Minneapolis, MN): The shooting death of a 25-year-old man during a parking lot party in north Minneapolis over the weekend has shaken residents and called new attention to the raucous after-hours gatherings.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 8, 2017
Suspect in gang-related homicide accepts deal (Novato, CA): In court last week, a getaway driver became the second person to accept a plea deal in the 2016 alleged gang-related killing of a Novato teenager.
Source: Novato Advance Date: August 8, 2017
Four charged in two-year investigation into Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): Four men are charged in connection with a nearly two-year investigation into a violent street gang accused of involvement in high-speed car chases, gun possession, shootings and drug dealing.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 8, 2017
FBI joins search for Most Wanted man out of Tennessee (Nashville, TN): The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the search for a man on Tennessee’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. Brandon Bradford is wanted for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.
Source: WKRN.com Date: August 8, 2017
MS-13 member gets life for killing rival gang member found on Facebook (Maryland): An MS-13 member was sentenced to life in federal prison Tuesday for racketeering and the slaying of a rival gang member, one of 14 convictions connected to the transnational gang’s stretch of violent activity in the suburbs of Washington from 2009 to 2014.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 8, 2017
Norfolk rapper shot to death at motel, causing fears of gang war (Norfolk, VA): A prominent Norfolk rapper was shot dead Tuesday morning at a motel on Military Highway, sparking fears that a gang war may explode.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 8, 2017
MS-13 gang member pleads not guilty in Central Islip killings (Central Islip, NY): A reputed member of MS-13, accused of taking part in the brutal April killings of four young men in a Central Islip park, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Central Islip federal court.
Source: Newsday Date: August 8, 2017
Feds want life in prison for Hobos super gang tied to murders (Chicago, IL): The leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” once declared “The Earth Is Our Turf.” Now, the feds have three new words for them: Life in prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 8, 2017
Southampton Town Police Chief Worries About Growing Presence Of MS-13 Gang (Southampton, NY): As authorities continue to crack down on gang strongholds in western Suffolk County, Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki has voiced worries that those ongoing raids will push the gangs, and the violence that comes with them, eastward—and into his jurisdiction.
Source: The Southampton Press Date: August 8, 2017
Boyle Heights gang “shot-caller” sentenced to prison on racketeering charges (Boyle Heights, CA): One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang has been sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of a racketeering investigation into the gang, which officials say is responsible for much of the crime in and around the Ramona Gardens housing project.
Source: The Eastsider Date: August 8, 2017
City tries new tactics to cut gun violence, encourage witnesses (Buffalo, NY): More than two dozen people watched as two men stopped their fistfight and picked up shotguns just over a week ago. When the dispute on Carl Street ended, one of them was dead and four others were wounded.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 7, 2017
Man convicted of two shootings charged with recent Trenton killing (Trenton, NJ): Authorities arrested a city man on murder charges Saturday, accusing him of gunning down a 19-year-old man in North Trenton in June.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 7, 2017
With Danville's 9th murder of the year, programs aim to keep kids safe (Danville, VA): There have been nine murders in Danville this year. Of those nine, nearly half of them involve teenagers or young adults under the age of 23. Police think some of the murders have ties to gang-activity.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: August 7, 2017
Teen killed on Friday identified by police; two days later, another teen shot (Abbotsford, BC): Two days after a teen was gunned down in Abbotsford, another young man is in hospital, the victim of a Sunday morning shooting.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 7, 2017
Two arrested during gang-related search warrants (King City, CA): Two King City men were arrested in connection to stolen firearms located during gang-related search warrants executed in King City, Soledad and Salinas this weekend.
Source: The Californian Date: August 7, 2017
Convicted killer gets 16 years for shooting Pasco teen (Franklin County, WA): A convicted killer opted to remain silent Monday despite a family’s pleas to explain why he gunned down a Pasco teen.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 7, 2017
Memphis teen beaten and hospitalized after refusing to join a gang (Memphis, TN): A Memphis teen is recovering after being attacked and beaten for refusing to join a gang.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: August 7, 2017
Police: Danville slaying likely gang related (Danville, VA): Danville police said the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old rising high school senior early Sunday morning was likely gang related.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: August 7, 2017
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