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Las Vegas murder suspect, 14, appears in court (Las Vegas, NV): The 14-year-old suspect in a gang-related shooting death last year made his initial court appearance Wednesday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: March 13, 2019
Justice Department Awards $1.2 Million To Address Youth Gang Prevention Efforts (Las Vegas, NV): The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded $1.2 million in grant funding aimed at reducing gang and youth violence in Clark County, specifically the development of programs that are crucial for the prevention, intervention, and suppression of MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, in Clark County.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: March 13, 2019
Six alleged gang members named in 108-count indictment that includes slaying of Savannah community activist (Savannah, GA): An indictment unsealed Wednesday charged an alleged Savannah gang member with murder and related charges in the June slaying of community activist Shawntray “Puff” Grant during an armed robbery.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: March 13, 2019
Attorneys still determining federal death penalty process in gang case tied to 2 Hammond slayings (Hammond, IN): Attorneys are still in the process of determining whether the death penalty will be sought in a federal gang case tied to two 2015 slayings, including a 16-year-old girl shot on the porch of her Hammond home.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: March 13, 2019
At-risk kids to benefit from anti-gang ERASE program (Prince George, BC): At-risk kids in Prince George will benefit from a gang prevention support program called ERASE. It stands for Expect Respect and a Safe Education and will work to connect youth with positive adult role models. The $1.12 million investment from the Province will support the program in 12 communities including Prince George.
Source: CKPGToday.ca Date: March 13, 2019
Danville city leaders react to gang related shooting (Danville, VA): Bullet holes and remnants of crime scene tape are just some of the sights from a shooting that happened Monday in retaliation to a gang related homicide Sunday.
Source: WDBJ 7 News Date: March 13, 2019
Four suspected gang members charged with murder after two shootings in Artesia (Artesia, CA): Four teen adults — all described by the sheriff’s department as gang members — have been arrested and charged in the killing of a 23-year-old bystander who was shot in Artesia, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 13, 2019
Prosecutors: 5 members of ‘Jack Boyz’ charged in shooting of off-duty officer (Bronx, NY): Five alleged members of a Bronx gang now face charges stemming from a Mott Haven shootout that ended with an off-duty officer being shot.
Source: News 12 Bronx Date: March 13, 2019
Murder trial of gang member ends with guilty plea and 18-year sentence (Columbus, OH): Jurors had heard from just three witnesses Wednesday before Dejuan Hicks brought his murder trial to an end by pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Franklinton.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: March 13, 2019
Gang member in country illegally arrested in woman’s slaying (San Jose, CA): Authorities in Northern California are criticizing sanctuary policies they say prevented federal authorities from detaining a gang member in the country illegally before he allegedly killed a woman inside her home.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 13, 2019
Berclair neighbors fed up as vandals paint gang signs, profanity on fence (Memphis, TN): Frustration reaches an all time high in one Berclair neighborhood after vandals keep spray painting gang symbols and profanity outside a middle school.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: March 13, 2019
Judge declines request to remove Fullerton man from state’s gang database (Orange County, CA): A judge declined Tuesday to remove a lifelong Fullerton resident from a state gang database, finding that it was too early to tell if he had completely left his gang ties behind. Ruben Lona was seeking to be the first person in Orange County, and one of the first in the state, to be removed through a judge’s order from a law enforcement database that tracks street-gang membership.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 12, 2019
12 B.C. school districts get total of $1.12 million in gang-prevention funds (Abbotsford, BC): The provincial government announced on Tuesday 12 school districts will receive a total of $1.12 million for gang-prevention programming in partnership with the Boys Club Network.
Source: Nelson Star Date: March 12, 2019
26 Charged in Series of Federal Indictments in South Carolina and Georgia for Drugs, Illegal Firearms (Aiken, SC): United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that 26 individuals, many of them associates of a violent criminal street gang, have been indicted on drug and firearms charges after a series of investigations in South Carolina and Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: March 12, 2019
Ontario getting $11 M to fight gun and gang violence over next two years (Toronto, ON): The federal government will provide the Province of Ontario with $11 million in funding to prevent gun and gang violence over the next two years as part of a previously announced initiative.
Source: CP24.com Date: March 12, 2019
Local ministry working to stop gang violence in Brazos County (Brazos County, TX): The BCS community is not immune to gang violence. In fact, a new study highlights some of the activity in Brazos County. In November, the Department of Public Safety released its 2018 Texas Gang Threat Assessment. The report breaks down gang presence by region.
Source: KBTX-TV3 Date: March 12, 2019
NBC15 Investigates: Teen Gang Culture in Madison (Madison, WI): A Madison Police Officer in the gang unit said when he talks to teens involved with gangs in the Madison area, it's hard to get them to break behavioral habits when it's something they've known their whole life. Officer Shane Olson said there are 20 active gangs or cliques right now in the Madison area.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News Date: March 12, 2019
Plea date set for man charged with accessory to alleged gang-related homicide (Lynchburg, VA): A man charged with gang participation and being an accessory after the fact to the March 2017 homicide of Lynchburg teen Raymond Wood will be entering a plea in August.
Source: The News & Advance Date: March 12, 2019
MS-13 member testifies at alleged associate's trial in Central Islip killing (Central Islip, NY): An MS-13 gang member convicted of murder testified Tuesday against an alleged former gang associate accused of driving the getaway car after a fatal Central Islip shooting in what a prosecutor described as a crime to “gain status and earn respect from the MS-13.”
Source: Newsday Date: March 12, 2019
Arrest in Orlando's 1st homicide of 2019: Suspected member of 'criminal street gang' jailed on murder charge (Orlando, FL): An Orlando man is facing a second-degree murder charge in the city’s first homicide of the year: a 16-year-old boy who police say was shot while trying to steal a cellphone.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: March 12, 2019
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