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Former Queens gang member and prison inmate set to graduate from Columbia University; ‘Education rehabilitated me’ (New York, NY) : Richard Gamarra’s long trip from inmate to the Ivy League ends next week with a master’s degree — in redemption. The former Latin King gangbanger, after seven years behind bars for assault and weapon convictions, graduates May 17 from Columbia University’s renowned Mailman School of Public Health.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 8, 2017
HPD: Grandmother shot, killed in gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): Police say a grandmother was shot and killed while she slept during a gang-related drive-by shooting in north Houston overnight.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: May 8, 2017
Three men shot in drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon (Yakima, WA): Three men were shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon, police say, with two of them sustaining serious injuries. One of the men remained in critical condition and was going into surgery Sunday afternoon, Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said. Police believe the shooting, which occurred about 12:50 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Roosevelt Avenue, was definitely gang-related, he said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 8, 2017
Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons (Chicago, IL): Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend — including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim.
Source: The Republic Date: May 8, 2017
Shooting Victim Who Refused To Testify Against Rival Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge (Chattanooga, TN): Marcell "Baby Watts" Christopher, who recently refused to testify against a rival gang member who shot him, pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge on Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: May 8, 2017
Plan to Crack Down on Deadly Gang Violence Clears NY Senate (Albany, NY): New York lawmakers are hoping to battle deadly MS-13 gang violence with a proposal that could keep gang members behind bars longer. The Republican-led Senate approved a bill Monday to increase penalties for crimes connected to street gangs and create new crimes for gang involvement.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: May 8, 2017
3 teens charged in York County after beating over gang dispute, deputies say (York, SC): A mob beating involving the Folk Nation gang ended with three York County teens facing felony charges Saturday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. Two of the arrests were made after suspects who “set up” the victim were involved in a wreck near the scene of the beating, records show.
Source: The Herald Date: May 8, 2017
Bedford Supervisors approve $72,000 to combat gang violence (Bedford County, VA): Gang violence is a focus of one county's funding this budget season. Bedford County Supervisors approved a $72,000 request Monday night for a new deputy and new equipment to address the issue.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: May 8, 2017
Two Racine teens charged with gang-related attempted homicide (Racine, WI): Two alleged members of a gang have been charged with attempted homicide in an April shooting.
Source: The Journal Times Date: May 8, 2017
Investigation: Dallas Police Gang Unit (Dallas, TX): A FOX 4 Investigation revealed that the Dallas police gang unit may be critically understaffed and the issue is affecting public safety, the city’s crime statistics and officer morale.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: May 8, 2017
Parents of MS-13 victim, lawmakers look to take out notorious gang amid spike in violence (Brentwood, NY): Members of a Chicago street gang helped police apprehend and charge a suspect in connection to last week’s shooting of two on-duty police officers, the Chicago Police Department said Sunday.
Source: PIX11 News Date: May 8, 2017
Coachella's 'Lil Gangster' charged in 12 armed robberies over 8 months (Indio, CA): A Coachella gang member has been charged in 12 separate armed robberies committed over an eight-month span and linked to a three-year-old burglary through new DNA evidence.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 8, 2017
Gang activity update presented to Supervisors (San Benito County, CA): Al DeVos, San Benito County gang prevention coordinator, gave an accounting of gang activity and the work of the Gang Prevention Policy Committee to the board of supervisors on April 25, noting that local gang membership is holding steady and arrests for drug possession have increased significantly.
Source: BenitoLink Date: May 8, 2017
State Senate to pass anti-gang bill Monday, majority leader says (Albany, NY): As local law enforcement struggles with the explosion of gang violence on Long Island, the State Senate intends to pass a series of “anti-gang” measures Monday that include creating stronger felonies for gang activity and recruitment of members, according to Majority Leader John Flanagan.
Source: Newsday Date: May 7, 2017
Court records: Manassas boys attacked by South Side gang members after school (Manassas, VA): Four members of the South Side street gang assaulted two high school students and shot one in January in the parking lot of the Manassas Mall in an attempt to target rival gang members from MS-13, court records say.
Source: Fauquier Times Date: May 7, 2017
Gang violence motivates grieving dad to join board (Brentwood, NY): Robert Mickens was just a regular dad who went to his daughter's high school basketball games in their Suffolk County town, worried about whether she studied enough and sometimes got on her case for spending too much time gabbing with friends.
Source: Times Union Date: May 7, 2017
Police: 2 dead, 8 hurt in shooting at Brighton Park memorial for earlier rifle slaying (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and eight others were wounded in an attack at the site of a memorial for a man who was slain earlier Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 7, 2017
New arrests show violent hybrid local gang forming from Bloods, Crips (Marietta, GA): Police arrested three suspected members of rival gangs who have teamed up and wreaked havoc on suburban counties. Now Police are working to shut down the gang as a whole.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: May 6, 2017
Reputed gang member charged in shooting of 2 Chicago cops (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged for his alleged role in the shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers earlier this week in the South Side's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 6, 2017
Drug sweep snares 20 suspects (Tarboro, NC): A daylong drug sweep Thursday by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 20 county residents. Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson made the announcement Friday during a press conference at the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests were part of what was dubbed Operation Fresh Start.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: May 6, 2017
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