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Multiple suspects plead guilty in 2019 gang bust ‘Operation Blue Blitz’ (Augusta, GA): Several suspects charged in 2019 with affiliation with an Augusta street gang pleaded guilty today. The large, street gang arrest effort, referred to as “Operation Blue Blitz,” saw 180 indictments against 22 suspects accused of having membership in the Rolling 60′s.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: April 30, 2021
Gun violence intervention program saving lives and stopping shootings (Stockton, CA): Deadly shootings and gun violence in the United States have steadily risen since 2018. The Gun Violence Archive estimates 2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence in at least the last two decades, with nearly 20,000 Americans who were shot and killed.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: April 30, 2021
Head of anti-gang agency says more players involved in current conflict (British Columbia): The Lower Mainland gang scene has changed in recent years with younger players joining fledging gangs that are contributing to an ongoing, violent conflict, the new head of B.C.’s anti-gang agency says.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 30, 2021
Dover Police Department releases their Annual Police Report for 2020 (Dover, DE): Homicides, gang activity, and COVID-19, these are just some of the challenges listed in the 2020 Dover Police Department Annual Report that was recently release . “We definitely had a year with significant change 56 and we almost had to literally redefine our business,” Dover Police Chief, Thomas A. Johnson Jr., said.
Source: WMDT 47 News Date: April 30, 2021
Suspect accused of killing man in Arlington because of gang conflict, warrant says (Arlington, TX): A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a north Arlington apartment complex in late December 2020 that he carried out because the victim allegedly stole drugs and money from his street gang, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 30, 2021
USAID removes gang prevention reference from CVE policy: The U.S. Agency for International Development quietly released its updated policy on countering violent extremism last week, a year after it was approved by then-Administrator Mark Green. The final version, posted publicly online on April 21, removed references to gang prevention work and how CVE efforts can learn from similarities to that discipline.
Source: Devex Date: April 30, 2021
Knoxville gang member convicted of murder in 2012 shooting (Knoxville, TN): A gang member could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison without parole after he was convicted of second-degree murder in a 2012 shooting. The Knox County District Attorney’s Office announced Jamar Laquinn Frazier, 33, of Knoxville, has been convicted of second-degree murder.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: April 29, 2021
State Prison ‘Hit Squad’ Run By Latin King Targeted Inmates, Corrections Investigators (Newark, NJ): Members of a state prison hit squad assembled by a Latin Kings leader beat one fellow inmate and were about to attack another when corrections officials got wind of their plans, New Jersey's top law enforcement officer said Thursday.
Source: Daily Voice Date: April 29, 2021
12 Members and Associates of ‘Harlem World/12th Avenue’ Street Gang Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Twelve people have been charged for their roles as members and associates of “Harlem World/12th Avenue,” a Paterson, New Jersey-based street gang involved in the distribution of drugs, including cocaine base, heroin, and fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: April 29, 2021
Ten Members and Associates of ‘Uptop’ Street Gang Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Ten people have been charged for their roles as members and associates of “UpTop,” a Paterson, New Jersey-based street gang involved in the distribution of drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: April 29, 2021
Arrests Made As Everett Police See Rise In Gang Activity Over Last Year (Everett, WA): Last week Everett Police made multiple felony arrests on who they say are confirmed gang members in Everett, Washington. A review of probable cause paperwork filed by arresting officers shows.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: April 29, 2021
Trail Ride Homicide suspect arrested as Tangipahoa Parish gang activity comes to light (Hammond, LA): Authorities on the Northshore arrest two men accused in a drive-by shooting and say that one of them was also wanted for second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting during a Tangipahoa Parish trail ride last August.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News Date: April 29, 2021
Two alleged members of Davenport street gang arrested (Davenport, IA): The Davenport police department arrested two men Wednesday who are allegedly members of the Mad Max Gang, according to court documents.
Source: The Quad-City Times Date: April 29, 2021
Maya Millete’s husband arrested as juvenile in 1997 ‘gang related’ stabbing (San Diego, CA): The husband of missing mother, Maya Millete, was arrested in a gang-related stabbing incident in 1997 when he was a juvenile, multiple sources told News 8. Larry Millete was age 15 at the time of the incident, which occurred on the evening of April 30, 1997, in the San Diego neighborhood of Bay Terraces.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: April 29, 2021
Two teens’ murders spark gang war, Crowley detectives arrest 22 gang members involved (Crowley, LA): Crowley police say the murders of two teenagers in 2020, 17-year-old Emori Carter and 15-year-old Vontre Phillips, sparked the creation of two gangs and a gang war in the city. Police say shootings broke out nearly every day after the killings.
Source: KLFY 10 News Date: April 29, 2021
Yakima Police Investigating Wednesday Gang Shooting (Yakima, WA): One day after Yakima Police held a study session with the Yakima City Council to talk about local gangs and gang crime police are investigating a gang related shooting. But no arrests have been made and no one was injured.
Source: News Talk KIT Date: April 29, 2021
Parole for ex-gang member who killed wrong target? Family says they still can't forgive him (Draper, UT): When he was in his teens, Collin J. Carter says his gang meant everything. "I thought that the gang was what my family was," he recently told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. "I had that sense of I needed to fit in."
Source: KSL News Date: April 29, 2021
Winters police arrest ‘validated Norteno gang member’ following fight involving large crowd (Winters, CA): The Winters Police Department arrested “a validated Norteno gang member” Wednesday after responding to calls about a large crowd physically fighting with knives.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: April 29, 2021
Fort Worth Crips gang members trailed rival from club, shot him dead in BMW, DA says (Fort Worth, TX): Two men late last month pulled along a rival gang member’s BMW in east Fort Worth before they both opened fire and shot him to death in his head, prosecutors allege.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 29, 2021
Mothers Against Gang Violence plan march along Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Bakersfield, CA): Mothers Against Gang Violence and several community groups plan to March to Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Southeast Bakersfield, with a flier saying the groups are “Taking our community back!”
Source: KGET 17 News Date: April 29, 2021
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