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Violent crime is still up in Dallas, but may have plateaued for now (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are holding the line on this year's spike in violent crime, but some city leaders question how long they can maintain it if the Police Department keeps losing experienced officers.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: August 22, 2016
Shooting that injured 5 in Tacoma was gang-related (Tacoma, WA): A shooting that injured five people in downtown Tacoma was gang-related, police said Monday, although they offered few other details. Some of the victims were innocent bystanders.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 22, 2016
4 gang members plead to armed robbery of Cobb gas station (Cobb County, GA): Four Atlanta gang members pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a Marietta gas station, officials announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 22, 2016
Richfield Man Sentenced for Gang-Related Shooting Outside HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A Richfield man is the seventh and final defendant to be sentenced for his role in a gang-related shooting outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: August 22, 2016
Gang fighting, multiple arrests follow shooting in downtown Worcester (Worcester, MA): Several people were arrested after a shooting and melee that police said involved rival youth gangs near Main and Chatham streets Saturday evening. Officers who were providing security at the Latin Festival behind City Hall "dispersed numerous groups of disorderly youth that began congregating and taunting each other in apparent attempts to start a fight," police said in a news release Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 21, 2016
Crime spike in Long Beach continues (Long Beach, CA): Crime in Long Beach continued its upward trend during the first half of this year. The rise, however, was less dramatic than a double-digit spike in 2015, and police say they’ve made progress reining in the increase.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 21, 2016
Local community raises gang awareness (Clayton County, GA): Residents, religious leaders and even some members of the Clayton County Police force came together Saturday to raise awareness about gangs. "A lot of these kids that get involved in gangs have nothing outside of school life," said resident Gloria James.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: August 20, 2016
Atlantic City drug gang enforcer sentenced to life in prison (Atlantic City, NJ): A man who federal prosecutors say was an enforcer and drug dealer for a violent Atlantic City street gang led by his older brother has been sentenced to life in prison.
Source: FOX News Date: August 20, 2016
Albany gangs work toward peace with truce (Albany, GA): People upset by violence yelled out as they marched from the Civic Center to the Albany Civil Rights Institute Saturday morning. Many cried out for peace, but some of those calls were coming from somewhere you might not expect. Gang members from four groups in Albany have come together to coordinate a 100-day truce.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 20, 2016
Lawyers call for dismissal of wiretap evidence used in gang crackdown (Lake County, IL): A court ruling scheduled for Sept. 8 has the potential to change the outcome of cases from a gang-related operation in Lake County in 2014. A motion to suppress "any and all" information gathered through wiretaps before a series of gang-related Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act arrests has been filed by defense attorney Douglas Roberts, who represents Gregory Harris Sr., one of the main targets of the operation.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: August 19, 2016
Police: 15-year-old Savannah gang member shoots at home, endangers children (Savannah, GA): Police in Savannah say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old gang member for firing shots into a home occupied by two small children.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 19, 2016
Six alleged members of 'Chuco Tango' gang arrested on drug charges (El Paso, TX): Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested six suspected gang members on drug charges.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: August 19, 2016
5 Reputed N.J. Crips Gang Members Charged With Drug, Gun Offenses (Newark, NJ): Five Newark men associated with the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips were charged Wednesday in three separate indictments with drug distribution and firearms offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (NJ) announced.
Source: Newark Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Dozens of Gang Members Nabbed in Chicago (Chicago, IL): An elaborate police operation has netted the arrests of 61 documented gang members in Chicago. Narcotics and vice missions in the city pulled off the operation beginning on Thursday and spent 36 hours in 15 of the city’s 22 districts. They focused on “problem” areas noted by aldermen and residents, totaling 101 arrests in all.
Source: Chicago Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Police arrest suspects in alleged gang shooting (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police announced Friday evening that they have arrested four people involved in an Aug. 6 alleged gang-related shooting. No one other than the alleged shooter was injured.
Source: News-Register Date: August 19, 2016
Richmond police arrest four suspected gang members, including a juvenile (Richmond, CA): Richmond police arrested four suspected gang members including a 16-year-old boy after responding to reports of gunshots on Thursday morning, police said.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: August 19, 2016
With violence surging, Chicago police arrest 100, targeting gang factions (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested more than 100 people on mostly felony drug and weapons charges, the latest in a series of raids since May as the city continues to struggle with a surge in violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 19, 2016
FBI: Gang member charged in DeKalb teen girl's murder flees Georgia (DeKalb County, GA): Keaira Palmer should've turned 16 on Thursday. Instead, the FBI is searching for a man accused in her death. Tahja T. "Mayhem" Williams, who already had the letters “RIP” tattooed on his Adam’s apple, is one of seven purported gang members charged in the Aug. 3 shootout that left the Stone Mountain High student dead.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 19, 2016
AC gang enforcer gets life in prison (Atlantic City, NJ): An enforcer for a violent Atlantic City drug gang was sentenced Friday in federal court in Camden to life in prison, prosecutors said. Malik Derry, 25, also known as "Lik," was convicted after a six-week trial on charges related to his activities with the gang known as "Dirty Block."
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 19, 2016
Minneapolis-Based Gang Leader Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Crimes (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger has announced the sentencing of Louis Lee Frasier Banks, 26, a leader of two known Minneapolis gangs. On March 4, Banks was charged in a seven-defendant indictment with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, according to a news release.
Source: Southwest Minneapolis Patch Date: August 19, 2016
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