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Fresno Special Response Teams crack down on gang violence (Fresno, CA): Starting this month Special Response Teams have been re-assigned to high violence areas in the city. The goal is to reduce the number of shootings and homicides.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 12, 2018
Murder suspect, gang member arrested (DeKalb County, GA): A suspected gang member who failed to appear in court for arraignment on murder and other charges has been arrested again by DeKalb sheriffs and Cobb police.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: January 12, 2018
Ped mall shooting trial: Gang charge to be decided separately, judge says (Iowa City, IA): The man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall last August will face a separate trial on a criminal gang participation charge, a judge said Thursday.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: January 12, 2018
Everett mayor orders a coordinated response to gang violence (Everett, WA): An upsurge in gang-related violence — coupled with the shootings, deaths and arrests of young people most often connected with those crimes — has caught the attention of Everett’s new mayor.
Source: HeraldNet Date: January 11, 2018
FBI Arrests Fugitive Believed to Have Criminal Gang Ties (Jacksonville, FL): FBI Jacksonville division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer on Thursday said Rahmon D. Allen was arrested Wednesday in Jacksonville. Allen was wanted for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in a distribution enterprise associated with two criminal street gangs.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: January 11, 2018
New federal drug charges against West Side Crips members (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury issued an indictment against Jarvis Thomas, Tommie Thomas and Luis Fernandez. The indictment says Jarvis and Tommie, along with Augustus Crawford planned to buy at least four pounds of meth from Fernandez.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: January 11, 2018
MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Machete Killing of Long Island Boy (Nassau County, NY): A grand jury indicted 17 alleged members and associates of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang on charges related to the machete killing of a 13-year-old boy, other murders and drug trafficking following a seven-month investigation that spanned several states, officials announced Thursday.
Source: NBC New York Date: January 11, 2018
Everett Mayor takes on youth and gang violence with first directive (Everett, WA): Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin outlined a plan Thursday to combat youth and gang violence in her first directive since taking office earlier this month. Franklin held a press conference with Police Chief Dan Templeman, where they discussed efforts to prevent and intervene in gang violence moving forward.
Source: KOMO News Date: January 11, 2018
Two Hagerstown-area men enter pleas in gang-related gun cases (Hagerstown, MD): Two Hagerstown-area men charged as a result of a joint city-county investigation into gang and gun activity pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to weapons charges, and more defendants are expected in court in the coming weeks.
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: January 11, 2018
New York charges 17 with numerous crimes, ties to Salvadoran drug gang (New York, NY): Law enforcement authorities on Thursday unveiled a slew of charges, including murder, drug trafficking and conspiracy, against 17 alleged members of a Central America-tied gang that they say is running a global criminal enterprise.
Source: Reuters Date: January 11, 2018
Utah State Prison on lockdown after apparent gang-related brawl (Draper, UT): Eight inmates with apparent gang affiliations attacked each other Wednesday night with self-made weapons, prompting a lockdown at both of Utah’s state-run prisons.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2018
Police arrest two people after four gang-related drive-bys (Wichita, KS): Wichita police have arrested two teenagers after four drive-by shootings earlier this week. A 19-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were arrested while getting into a car in the 3100 block of East Funston, near Hillside and Harry, Officer Charley Davidson said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 11, 2018
Police: Six gang members arrested in San Bernardino attempted murder of rival (San Bernardino, CA): Five alleged gang members were taken into custody Thursday after being accused of an attempted murder of a rival gang member in San Bernardino, police said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 11, 2018
Two alleged gang members in juvie, charged in purple gun theft, say San Angelo police (San Angelo, TX): San Angelo police arrested two juvenile gang members charged with theft of firearm and felony criminal mischief Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times Date: January 11, 2018
Man fatally shot in his Near East Side front yard struggled with drugs and crime (COlumbus, OH): A gang member was shot numerous times and killed Wednesday evening in his front yard while his children were inside his Near East Side home.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: January 11, 2018
‘Latin Kings’ gang member sentenced to 12 years for drug trafficking (Fairmont City, IL): A 24-year-old Fairmont City man identified as a member of the Fairmont City Latin Kings gang was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for drug trafficking charges.
Source: The Telegraph Date: January 11, 2018
Gang member given 75 years in prison for killing honor student on CTA bus in 2007 (Chicago, IL): A gang member convicted of fatally shooting a 16-year-old honor student on a CTA bus in 2007 was sentenced to 75 years in prison Tuesday after a state appeals court tossed out his original 100-year sentence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 10, 2018
16-year-old Juárez gang member, hit squad suspects among arrests after violence spike (El Paso, TX): A 16-year-old Juárez boy allegedly found with an assault rifle and a handgun was among recent arrests as police react to a rash of violence. The arrest was part of Juárez and state police operations targeting gangs and organized crime.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 10, 2018
'Cut Throat' Gang Member Arrested In Chesco Nightclub Killing: DA (South Coatseville, PA): A man with gang ties has been arrested for a September murder at a South Coatesville nightclub, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Dominic "Buddha" Poulson, 28, who has ties to the "Cut Throats" gang, will face first degree murder charges for the shooting death of Victor Wilson, authorities said.
Source: Montgomeryville Patch Date: January 10, 2018
Hempstead Village police report drop in crime in 2017 (Hempstead, NY): Hempstead Village officials said they marked a 19 percent drop in crime last year compared with 2016. In 2016, 768 crimes were reported in the village of 55,000 with 2017 showing 622, Hempstead Village Police said. Hempstead police also formed an anti-gang task force at the end of 2016, prompted by an increase in gang activity and a 45 percent rise in shootings.
Source: Newsday Date: January 10, 2018
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