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Jury acquits in East Chicago gang homicide case (Hammond, IN): A U.S. District Court jury has acquitted a New York man of charges he took part in the 1999 gang-related East Chicago killing.
Source: The Times Date: May 10, 2017
Gang argument called spark in deadly shooting (El Paso, TX): An argument over gang affiliation allegedly sparked a shooting that killed a 21-year-old man in South El Paso during the weekend, court documents state.
Source: El Paso Times Date: May 10, 2017
Miami Street Gang: 14 Suspects Charged in Sweep (Miami, FL): Fourteen suspected members of a Miami street gang were charged with racketeering and related offenses on Wednesday following a joint sweep by local and federal law enforcement agencies. The arrests were the result of a two-year investigation. The gang allegedly operated out of the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the Allapattah area of Miami.
Source: Miami Patch Date: May 10, 2017
Advocates Fear Anti-Gang Bill Uses MS-13 'Boogeyman' To Criminalize Minority Youth (New York, NY): Advocates fear that new state legislation intended to "fight the deadly criminal behavior of gangs throughout New York" will further criminalize young men and women of color in NYC regardless of whether it becomes law.
Source: Gothamist Date: May 10, 2017
Community activists, WPD team up to keep youth from gangs (Wichita, KS): Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said his department is seeing a rise in gang activity, and with summer right around the corner, the chief called a meeting with several community action programs.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: May 10, 2017
Gun violence on rise in Snohomish County: ‘We’re really concerned more people are going to get hurt’ (Everett, WA): Gun violence is on the rise across the Puget Sound region, and deputies say it is happening more and more in Snohomish County.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: May 10, 2017
LSO: Drug, gang task force to coordinate law enforcement efforts under one roof (Lubbock County, TX): Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe calls it a significant problem across the South Plains: drug trafficking and organized crime activity. Just last weekend, LSO deputies arrested three men in Lamb County who are now facing charges of manufacturing and delivering 20 pounds of methamphetamine.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: May 10, 2017
30 Arrests Made During a Joint Gang/Drug Operation (Victorville, CA): Around 30 arrests were made during a joint special enforcement operation conducted by the San Bernardino County Victorville City Gang Enforcement Team, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) with assistance from the Apple Valley and Hesperia City Gang Enforcement Teams, High Desert Regional Gang Enforcement Team and San Bernardino County Probation.
Source: 24/7 Headline News Date: May 10, 2017
How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens (Phoenix, AZ): About one in five 8th graders in Arizona say “it would be cool” to belong to a gang, according to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey of more than 57,000 students statewide. The same goes for 17 percent of 10th graders, and 13.1 percent of 12th graders.
Source: Cronkite News Date: May 9, 2017
Cops: NY gang member charged with wounding 2 last summer (Hempstead, NY): Authorities say they've charged a member of the MS-13 street gang with firing a gun at a group of people in a Long Island yard last summer, wounding two men.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 9, 2017
3 men indicted on charges in gang-related killing of teen, prosecutors say (Elizabeth, NJ): Three men have been indicted on charges in the 2015 killing of an 18-year-old Elizabeth man in what police have described as a gang-related shooting, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 9, 2017
Another alleged "Big Money Block Boyz" gang associate pleads guilty (East Baton Rouge Parish, LA): Another alleged associate of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang has pleaded guilty, leaving state charges against only five of the original 19 defendants indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in early 2014.
Source: The Advocate Date: May 9, 2017
Gang feud puts City of Tampa in danger (Tampa, FL): A search warrant about a shooting earlier this year, obtained by ABC Action News, describes what appears to be a violent feud between two Tampa street gangs that has put several innocent lives at risk.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: May 9, 2017
Reputed gang member pleads guilty to carrying gun linked to boy's slaying (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang member on the verge of trial has pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally carrying a handgun linked to the shootings of two children, including the high-profile slaying of 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 9, 2017
Alleged MS-13 gang member arrested in connection with Hempstead shooting (Hempstead, NY): As officials tamp down on street gangs, police say they arrested accused MS-13 gang member Jose Barahona in connection to an August shooting in Hempstead.
Source: FiOS1 News Date: May 9, 2017
Former gang leader nabbed on gun charges (Bridgeport, CT): In 2006, Robert “Pookie” Bowen made headlines as the leader of a gang that terrorized the city’s West Side. For the past month, he has been the subject of a multi-police agency manhunt. following an incident in which he is accused of trying to shoot state troopers following a traffic stop.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 9, 2017
Police say residents of house involved in Sunday drive-by shooting have gang ties (Yakima, WA): Police say residents of the house two men were visiting before they were shot in a Sunday drive-by have gang ties but the victims' connection is still unclear.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 9, 2017
Gang member found guilty in Sullivan murder (White Plains, NY): A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Fallsburg man on a long list of charges, including murder, robbery and racketeering, in the October 2015 home-invasion killing of Michael Northcote in Swan Lake.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 9, 2017
‘Dangerous’ New Bedford gang member held without bail (New Bedford, MA): A 19-year-old — described by police as one of the city’s “most dangerous gang members” and a suspect in “numerous violent incidents” — is being held without bail, following his arrest for a home invasion, according to court documents.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: May 9, 2017
Police: Members of street gang identified suspects in cop shooting (Chicago, IL): Members of a Hispanic street gang pointed to two of their own in last week's shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers, information that led to the arrest of one man involved in the attack and the identification of a second suspect who remains at large, police officials said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 8, 2017
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