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5 Shot Outside Home in Fresno, Gang Retaliation Suspected (Fresno, CA): An official says five people were shot outside a home in the central California community of Malaga and that investigators believe the shooting is gang related.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: November 13, 2017
TPD, LCSO stop potential gang fight at North Florida Fair (Tallahassee, FL): A 15-year-old has been arrested, accused of attempting to pull a gun on a Tallahassee Police officer after being escorted out of the fair. The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office released a joint press release Monday detailing the incident.
Source: WTXL ABC 27 Date: November 13, 2017
The Gangs of Nantucket: The Arrival (Nantucket, MA): Mara Salvatrucha, best known as MS-13, is a transnational gang based in El Salvador. It has about 10,000 members in the United States. In recent years, immigration officials have arrested and deported dozens of MS-13 and rival 18th Street gang members from Massachusetts to El Salvador. This article is part one of four-part series titled "The Gangs of Nantucket."
Source: WCAI Date: November 13, 2017
Behind the bars: Ex-con, experts describe gang mentality in Oregon prisons (Portland, OR): On April 3, a riot involving 60 inmates put the Oregon State Penitentiary on modified lockdown. Discipline reports for those involved described what appeared to be a planned confrontation between members of white prison gangs and members of a Latino gang.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: November 13, 2017
Police charge 16-year-old alleged gang leader as an adult in four violent vehicle thefts (Kansas City, MO): A 16-year-old is being charged as an adult after police say they linked him to several vehicle thefts this past summer.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News Date: November 13, 2017
Convicted Central City gang member receives 40-year sentence (New Orleans, LA): A member of the former Central City gang, 3NG, who admitted to killing three while operating as a hitman for the group, was sentenced in state court Thursday to serve 40 years in prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: November 13, 2017
Nine arrested in East Contra Costa after investigation into gang, guns (Contra Costa County, CA): Nine suspects were arrested Monday, following a months-long investigation into an East Contra Costa County gang and the illegal movement of guns, officials said.
Source: East Bay Times Date: November 13, 2017
Gangs, insufficient staffing plague troubled Tennessee private prison, state audit finds (Hartsville, TN): Staffing and vacancy data at the largest private prison in Tennessee cannot be trusted, according to a scathing state audit that raises new questions about oversight of a quarter-billion dollar contract.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 13, 2017
Police say shooting near UNI campus was gang related (Cedar Falls, IA): Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson says the two shooting victims were gang members. He says Alex Bullerman and Dylan Gehrke were leaving a bar near the College Hill area when they got into an altercation with some people in a parking lot.
Source: KCRG 9 News Date: November 13, 2017
The Gangs of Nantucket: The Story Of Henry Lemus Calderon (Nantucket, MA): Henry Lemus Calderon was, by his own admission, not a choir boy, even though he sang in one. He attended services at Faro de Luz church in Nantucket where the Rev. Rigoberto Lemus presides. Lemus — a common Salvadoran name on Nantucket and no relation to Henry — said Calderon spent a lot of time behind church doors.
Source: WGBH News Date: November 13, 2017
Somali-Canadian Community Discusses Causes Behind Rise in Youth Gang Activity (Toronto, ON): The Somali community that settled in Canada says poverty and a lack of access to jobs and academic opportunities are some of the factors behind deadly gang violence that has taken a toll on its youth.
Source: Voice of America Date: November 12, 2017
Woman viciously attacked by MS-13 gang member in small town (Morgan County, CO): A small town in northeastern Colorado is shocked after a woman was attacked by a MS-13 gang member last weekend.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: November 12, 2017
Body count due to MS-13 violence grows in NYC suburbs (Brentwood, NY): Angel Soler's mother brought him to the U.S. as a young boy, figuring things would surely be better than in Honduras, where he had lived in one of the world's most violent cities. Javier Castillo's father made the same calculation when he took his young son out of gang-plagued El Salvador.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: November 11, 2017
Alleged gang member in custody in Fort Collins, charged with attempted murder (Fort Collins, CO): U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted fugitive Friday in Fort Collins in connection with an alleged assault on a woman earlier this month in Fort Morgan.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 11, 2017
Tulsa County DA files intent to seek death penalty in 2016 gang-related torture, slaying (Tulsa County, OK): The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced its intent to seek the death penalty against a man and a woman charged with beating a Tulsa man to death in a gang-related attack and subsequently burning his body.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 10, 2017
47 people arrested, guns and drugs seized in gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): State agents, police and sheriff's investigators arrested 47 people and seized weapons and drugs on Thursday in what was described as a gang takedown targeting Mexican Mafia and drug cartel members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Source: FOX 11 Los Angeles Date: November 10, 2017
Police searching for man wanted in Annapolis High attack over MS-13 (Annapolis, MD): Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man accused of helping beat up a 15-year-old Annapolis High School student after he refused to join the transnational criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha 13, more commonly known as MS-13.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: November 10, 2017
2 plead guilty in gang-related killing, burglary of Provo man (Provo, UT): A man and a woman accused of murder in a burglary and killing in Provo have pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Brayden Kenneth Marshall and Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, who are both 19, have pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and manslaughter, a second-degree felony.
Source: Gephardt Daily Date: November 10, 2017
Norfolk gang members causing chaos in juvenile detention center, court documents say (Norfolk, VA): Gang members have been terrorizing the city’s juvenile detention center as part of a long-running feud between rival neighborhoods, Norfolk police said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 10, 2017
Gang member jailed in attempted murder case in Merced County, police say (Merced County, CA): A 19-year-old gang member from Livingston was arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting investigation from earlier this year, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 10, 2017
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