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Final defendant sentenced in string of brutal MS-13 attacks in Dallas and Irving; sentences ranged from 57 months to life in prison (Dallas, TX): The final defendant in a string of brutal MS-13 attacks in Dallas and Irving has been sentenced, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced this past week.
Source: MyTexasDaily.com Date: November 22, 2020
Homicides skyrocket across U.S. during pandemic, while robberies and rapes plummet (Washington DC): Police say protests, covid-related budget cuts forced them to move officers away from proactive crime fighting.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 21, 2020
San Antonio hopes to fortify ranks of outreach workers to stop violence before it starts (San Antonio, TX): Metro Health is looking to hire a special breed of crimefighter. Referring to street violence a public health threat, they are trying to stop attacks before they start.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: November 21, 2020
Feds to seek death penalty against another MS-13 gang member (Long Island, NY): Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they will seek the death penalty for a second member of the MS-13 street gang in the murder of two teenage Brentwood High School girls and five other people.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 20, 2020
SDPD announces 2 new arrests in string of 4 gang-related killings (San Diego, CA): Police on Friday announced new arrests in connection with at least four gang-related killings dating back to 2018 in southeastern San Diego and National City.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 20, 2020
100 people arrested in gang-operation, allegedly have ties to white supremacy (Fresno, CA): Over 100 people allegedly connected to white supremacy gangs now face charges of murder kidnapping, and drug trafficking.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: November 20, 2020
Yakima police say man killed in gang shooting near Hy's Mini Mart in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A 30-year-old man was killed in what Yakima police are describing as a gang-related shooting Friday afternoon.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 20, 2020
Twelve Lincoln Gang Members Indicted in Violent Crime and Firearms Conspiracy (Lincoln, NE): United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced federal criminal charges against 12 members of the No Name Demons Gang in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: November 20, 2020
Hearing held for convicted killer of Meriden teen in ’97 (Meriden, CT): A man convicted in connection with the murder of a local 16-year-old in 1997 filed a motion seeking to be released from custody because of health problems.
Source: myrecordjournal.com Date: November 20, 2020
News conference to provide updates on illegal activity in state prisons (Fresno, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is holding a news conference to announce the results of a multi-agency investigation, Lucky Charm, which began early this year and focused on a local gang and its ties to illegal activity within the California prison system.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: November 20, 2020
At bail review, Anne Arundel prosecutors say Glen Burnie homicide linked to MS-13 (Annapolis, MD): At a bail review hearing in Annapolis Friday, Anne Arundel County prosecutors connected a homicide at a Latin American restaurant in Glen Burnie last month to the violent transnational gang MS-13.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 20, 2020
HPD Chief Art Acevedo calls Houston's skyrocketing murder rate a 'perfect storm' (Houston, TX): Murders are up in Houston. Police Chief Art Acevedo on Friday said murders are up 44 percent, blaming the rise on a panoply of factors: the stresses of COVID-19, an increase in numbers of defendants out on bail awaiting trial, reduced cooperation from witnesses and increased violence tied to gang and drug activity.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 20, 2020
Gangs believed to be involved in shooting that killed teen attending funeral at NC church (High Point, NC): High Point police say a deadly shooting at a church is believed to be gang-related.
Source: CBS17.com Date: November 19, 2020
Toronto Gang Violence: Tracing Broader Societal Issues (Toronto, ON): Recent gun violence in Toronto and the tragic death of a 12-year-old innocent bystander have ties to deep societal issues, experts say.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: November 19, 2020
Springfield officials cracking down on gang violence with new initiative (Springfield, MA): The city of Springfield is cracking down on gang violence with a new initiative called “Taking it to the Streets.”
Source: WGGB News Date: November 19, 2020
LAPD donates new car to woman after her old one was vandalized in hate crime (Los Angeles, CA): A local woman whose car was vandalized in a hate crime received a special surprise from Los Angeles police.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: November 19, 2020
Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Violent Crime and Drug Distribution Conspiracy (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury in Nashville returned a 16-count superseding indictment yesterday, charging seven MS-13 Gang members with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and serious firearm-related offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Brian C. Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Date: November 19, 2020
Appeals court upholds life without parole for MS-13 member convicted of helping to kill two teens (Boston, MA): A federal appeals court has upheld the life-without-parole sentence of a notorious MS-13 gang member convicted of helping to kill two teenagers by stabbing them numerous times.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 19, 2020
Members of Cleveland’s Percy Homies gang carried out shooting, sold drugs and tried to bribe cop, indictment says (Cleveland, OH): Ten people are charged with belonging to a street gang that dealt drugs in the city’s southeast side, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: cleveland.com Date: November 19, 2020
Youth foundations fight gangs to keep kids off streets (Jacksonville, FL): Back-to-back shootings left multiple people dead across northeast Florida this week.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com Date: November 19, 2020
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