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115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation (San Diego, CA): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 115 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted enforcement operation that ended Thursday.
Source: KUSI News Date: March 16, 2018
WSU researchers aim to decrease gang violence (Dayton, OH): The Bloods and the Crips. The Black Dragons and Asian Boyz. These and other street gangs can be very dangerous to each other, but their geographic separation helps reduce the potential for shootings, stabbings and beatings.
Source: Sidney Daily News Date: March 16, 2018
Los Angeles barred from enforcing nearly all gang injunctions, federal judge rules (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, the latest blow to one of the city's oldest and most controversial law enforcement initiatives.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 15, 2018
Yakima man, 37, in critical condition after Wednesday night shooting (Yakima, WA): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after police said he was shot as he walked in the 1300 block of South 11th Avenue Wednesday evening.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 15, 2018
Family Feud Prompts 11 Arrests In Modesto Gang Sweep (Modesto, CA): Two feuding families with gang affiliations were targeted in a sweep by Modesto Police that lead to 11 arrests and the discovery of nearly a dozen guns, drugs and a stripped stolen car.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: March 15, 2018
MS-13 members convicted in Virginia court of murder, kidnapping and extortion (Alexandria, VA): A federal jury convicted six members of the gang MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, for their roles in a kidnapping, murder and an extortion conspiracy in Northern Virginia.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: March 15, 2018
Alleged MS-13 member in Maryland accused of ordering gang hits in Houston (Houston, TX): An alleged MS-13 member accused of ordering gang hits in Houston - and listening over the phone as underlings carried them out - was indicted Wednesday in Maryland as part of a sweeping case against at least a dozen members of the bloody street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 15, 2018
Gang recruitment through social media a growing concern (Vancouver Island, BC): Technology has revolutionized many things. We can now communicate with friends around the world using apps and social media. But as Luisa Alvarez reports technology has also revolutionized how gangs recruit and it’s a growing concern.
Source: CHEK Date: March 15, 2018
Battlement Mesa raid next to school leads to six gang-related arrests (Battlement Mesa, CO): An approximate three-month investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office ended this week with two more arrests at a residence located near a school in Battlement Mesa that was searched and identified as a source of narcotics and gang activity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Post Independent Date: March 15, 2018
Mount Vernon gang leader sentenced to 40 years in federal prison (Mount Vernon, NY): The leader of a Mount Vernon gang who committed several shootings, including two murders, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Journal News Date: March 15, 2018
Man accused in dismemberment murder for gang initiation arrested in Rochester (Rochester, NY): Rochester-area authorities this week nabbed a New York City man suspected of a grisly 2010 homicide there in which the victim was dismembered and the corpse set afire.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: March 15, 2018
Cleveland man convicted in deadly gang shooting near East 4th Street (Cleveland, OH): A judge on Thursday convicted a Cleveland man of taking part in a gang-related shooting on Euclid Avenue near East 4th Street in 2015.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 15, 2018
Three Suspects Sought for Gang-Related Indio Shooting (Indio, CA): Indio police are seeking the public's help in locating three suspects in a gang-related shooting in the parking lot of an area business.
Source: KMIR News Date: March 15, 2018
Border Patrol agents arrest gang member (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member belonging to the Mara Salvatrucha-503 Gang at approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Source: KYMA 11 News Date: March 15, 2018
Gang Members Indicted For Creating “War Zone” (Queens County, NY): A Queens County grand jury has indicted nine purported members of a violent Far Rockaway street gang, the Wildmeda Crips, on a variety of charges, including attempted murder.
Source: The Wave Date: March 15, 2018
Gang member in U.S. illegally nabbed during bus immigration inspection (Fort Lauderdale, FL): A routine inspection at a Fort Lauderdale bus station led them to a gang suspect who was in the U.S. illegally, immigration officials said.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: March 15, 2018
Gang member tied to man who tried to run down Bismarck officer denied release to halfway house (Bismarck, ND): A drug conspiracy co-defendant, tied to the attempted running over of a Bismarck police officer earlier this year, was denied release to a halfway house by a federal judge on Wednesday, March 14.
Source: West Fargo Pioneer Date: March 15, 2018
He opened fire on gang rivals at Fresno car rental (Fresno, CA): A gang member pulled out a gun and began firing at rivals after an exchange of words at a Fresno car rental agency in a video released this week by police.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: March 15, 2018
Vernon gang members lose appeals (Vernon, BC): Three Vernon members of a notorious criminal organization have lost appeals of their convictions. Leslie Podolski, Sheldon Richard O’Donnell and Pete Manolakos – members of a gang referred to by police as The Greeks – are three of five men convicted by a jury of various counts in the homicides of three men in or around Vernon between July 2004 and May 31, 2005.
Source: Vernon Morning Star Date: March 15, 2018
Interrupting gun violence and the rise of gangs in Hamilton (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton police pull over a van in a traffic stop and find a loaded shotgun, a rifle and a 9-mm pistol on Barton Street East at East Avenue North. Just hours later, around the corner on Emerald Avenue North, a 20-year-old is shot in the neck during a robbery gone wrong.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: March 14, 2018
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