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Cobb Juvenile judge sets sights on gang prevention (Cobb County, GA): Cobb Juvenile Court Judge Wayne Grannis volunteered Nov. 3 at the “Where Do We Go From Here” Teen Summit, an event held at the George E. Ford Center, targeted to gang related first time male offenders and youth considered high risk for gang affiliation.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: November 12, 2018
Known for rap videos, a look at the Pascagoula gang behind deadly Super Bowl shooting, officials say (Pascagoula, MS) : An 11- year-old girl was playing in her front yard when the bullets starting flying. When her mother and sister rounded the corner in a car, they saw the shooter hanging out of a passenger window.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 12, 2018
On the Frontlines: Tracking MS-13 (San Antonio, TX): The Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA describes MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) as an old time street gang that uses intimidation to pursue their goals, which are extortion and control of the areas in which they are operating and drugs is a part of their crime organization.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News Date: November 12, 2018
Bodega owners call on the NYPD to protect them from gang activity (New York City, NY): New York City bodega owners are calling on the NYPD to help them protect their businesses from gang activity. The plea for help comes just months after a teen boy, Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, was stabbed to death outside a bodega in the Bronx.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: November 11, 2018
‘Enough is enough,’ anti-gang spokesman says after latest shootings in Surrey, B.C. (Surrey, BC): Anti-gang advocate Sukhi Sandhu says he will be watching closely as the new city council in Surrey, B.C., attempts what many local governments before have considered but few have done: replacing its RCMP with a municipal police force.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: November 11, 2018
Bronx Connections: Gang Impact (part 2 of 5) (Bronx, NY): Kareem Nelson used to live what he calls the “street life.” He was involved in gang-like groups, sold marijuana and participated in gun violence. A gunshot wound paralyzed Nelson, but he still continued to work the streets.
Source: Norwood News Date: November 11, 2018
Little Rock drive-by shootings up in 2017, data show (Little Rock, AR): The bullet came through their daughter's window early on a still morning in a quiet west Little Rock neighborhood. Tawana Shelton woke her husband, Robert, suddenly realizing that the loud noise was gunshots.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: November 11, 2018
Pomona Police Arrest 3 Gang Members with Loaded Weapons (Pomona, CA): Pomona police officers working a gang suppression detail with the California Highway Patrol arrested three known local gang members armed with four loaded handguns, authorities said Sunday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: November 11, 2018
Police: Gang member arrested, 2 others on run after spraying graffiti in Canton (Canton, GA): An alleged gang member is in custody and two others are on the run from police and the FBI after authorities said they sprayed gang-related graffiti in Canton.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 9, 2018
Maryland gang member pleads guilty to racketeering for MS-13 (Washington, DC): Federal prosecutors say a Maryland gang member has pleaded guilty to racketeering to help a violent street gang. The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday 22-year-old Kevin Alexis Hernandez-Guevara pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram Date: November 9, 2018
Sealing federal court case a rare move, experts say (Danville, VA): A federal judge unexpectedly sealed large swathes of a racketeering case against suspected members of a Danville street gang, barring the public from viewing documents related to nine of the 10 defendants in the sweeping case.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: November 9, 2018
Police: Long Island Drug Ring Broken Up, Gang Member Arrested (Mineola, NY): Authorities in Nassau County say they have broken up a drug trafficking ring in Long Beach. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Friday that five men, including an alleged member of the Latin Kings gang, have been taken into custody as part of a 14-month investigation.
Source: CBS New York Date: November 9, 2018
Alleged 'Uptown' gang member arrested after guilty plea (Poughkeepsie, NY): An alleged Poughkeepsie gang member awaiting sentencing on federal racketeering charges stemming from a sweep of two rival factions last year is back in jail, accused of a state drug-possession charge.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: November 9, 2018
Organizations try to save youth gang members before they enter system (Las Vegas, NV): Angelina Erives, the young North Las Vegas girl who died last week when suspected gang members sprayed her home with bullets, will be laid to rest Saturday. Currently, three suspects are in custody, but police are still looking for one more suspect in the 11-year-old's murder.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 9, 2018
St. Joseph man pleads to charges involving gang (St. Joseph, MO): A member of a violent St. Joseph gang pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to his role in a conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: November 9, 2018
Woman Sentenced to 40 Years for MS-13 Murder of 15-Year-Old Maryland Girl (Fairfax County, VA): A woman who confessed to the brutal revenge killing of a 15-year-old girl from Maryland was sentenced Friday to serve 40 years in prison. Venus Romero Iraheta is the second-to-last of the 10 young defendants convicted in the MS-13 murder of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas to learn their fate.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: November 9, 2018
Reputed gang associate sentenced for murder of muralist (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang associate who started a life of crime at the age of 13 was sentenced at an emotional hearing today to 25 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a mural artist in Oakland three years ago.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: November 9, 2018
Ottawa rolling out $86M to combat guns and gang activity in Canada (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa will spend $86 million to stop illegal guns from entering the country and to combat the rise of gun violence in Canada.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: November 8, 2018
Operation Moneygram busts 19 accused in drug trafficking ring (Smithtown, NY): Nassau and Suffolk police say 19 people have been arrested in a multimillion-dollar drug distribution ring on Long Island that led to deadly overdoses.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: November 8, 2018
FBI: Mad Stone Bloods street gang leader nabbed in New York (New York City, NY): A Brooklyn man accused of overseeing the Mad Stone Bloods, a violent street and prison gang, was arrested last week on charges of racketeering and interstate drug trafficking, according to newly unsealed court records.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 8, 2018
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