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Gang member out of federal prison charged in Rock Hill armed robbery, officials say (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill gang member out of federal prison for almost a year for illegal guns is back behind bars after police charged again. Robert Da’Quan Johnson, 23, was arrested Thursday for an attack on a man on Lucky Court, said Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger.
Source: The Herald Date: January 11, 2019
Clayton County Police special teams bust 2 alleged Bloods (Clayton County, GA): The Clayton County Police Department has busted two alleged Bloods gang members in a sweep with Cobb County Police and several other agencies that netted 20 “dangerous gang members.”
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: January 11, 2019
Twenty-two incarcerated offenders graduate from Project Safe Neighborhoods prevention and reentry program (Atlanta, GA): On January 9, 2019, the first group of participants graduated from the U.S. Department of Justice’s new Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) prevention and reentry program (known as “A.C.E.S.”) at the Metro Reentry Facility.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 11, 2019
2 in critical condition, 2 in custody after possible gang-related New Jersey mall shooting (Jersey City, NJ): Two people were shot at Newport Centre mall on Friday night and two more were in custody in a possible act of gang-related violence, officials said.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: January 11, 2019
2 Men Accused In Valley Gang Related Shooting In Custody (Indio, CA): Two men accused of taking part in a gang-related shooting in Indio last year must stand trial on attempted murder charges, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: Palm Desert Patch Date: January 11, 2019
Two Suspected Gang Members Arrested In I.V. Following Police Chase (Santa Barbara, CA): UC Police Department deputies arrested two “suspected criminal street gang members” in Isla Vista just after midnight on Friday following a vehicle chase and a confrontation with I.V. residents, police reported.
Source: Daily Nexus Date: January 11, 2019
Trial begins for alleged gang members accused of conspiring to kill rival gang member (Long Beach, CA): A small party spilled into gang violence in a 2017 shooting in North Long Beach that left one man dead and his cousin severely injured, prosecutors said as trial began Friday for two of the men accused of pulling the trigger.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: January 11, 2019
Pair arrested on drug charges; one an alleged gang member (Mooresville, NC): Two men, one of them reportedly a member of the Bloods gang, were arrested Jan. 6 in Mooresville on felony drug charges.
Source: Mooresville Citizen Date: January 10, 2019
Search warrants reveal new details about possible Danville gang-related shooting (Danville, VA): We're learning more about what Danville police believe was a gang-related shooting last month. Search warrants say cellphones, a pager, drink bottles and cups were collected from the suspects' car.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: January 10, 2019
Raw Data Shows Gun And Gang Crime Trending Down (Everett, WA): “The data is raw and subject to change but these are the best numbers I’ve seen since I’ve been police chief.” That was the message from Dan Templeman, Everett Police Chief in a presentation to the Public Safety Committee of the Everett City Council Wednesday evening.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: January 10, 2019
Officials: Suspects in stabbing involving Huntington High students tied to MS-13 (Long Island, NY): Suffolk law enforcement officials said the three males charged in connection with the stabbing of a Huntington High School student outside a fast-food restaurant Wednesday afternoon are members of the MS-13 street gang — though it is not clear if the attack was gang-related.
Source: Newsday Date: January 10, 2019
Renowned gang interventionist wants to retire, but there's no one to replace him (Denver, CO): For 36 years, Reverend Leon Kelly has been monumental in the fight against gang violence. He started one of the oldest anti-gang programs based in Denver: Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. Kelly has been a member of the California Gang Investigator’s Association and developed a program with the Colorado Department of Corrections called “Flippin’ the Script.”
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: January 10, 2019
Search for armed robbery suspect leads to arrest of armed gang member, police report (Fresno, CA): An armed gang member was arrested Wednesday by police investigating an armed robbery in southeast Fresno, Sgt. Adrian Alvarez reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 10, 2019
Judge rules Hamilton County DA's office can continue prosecuting gang racketeering case (Hamilton County, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston's office can continue prosecuting the gang racketeering case, a judge ruled Thursday, despite a push by defense attorneys to disqualify it.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 10, 2019
Suspect in deadly Central City gun attack now accused of killing accomplice to silence him (New Orleans, LA): A 23-year-old man whose body turned up inside a burning vehicle in New Orleans East more than two years ago had been killed by an associate days after the two men joined in a Central City gun assault that left a 63-year-old man dead and five others wounded, according to police.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: January 10, 2019
Solicitor's Office: Gang member sentenced to 25 years for fatal North Charleston shooting (Charleston, SC): A 41-year-old man from Puerto Rico who is affiliated with the Latin Kings gang plead guilty in Charleston County to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, the solicitor’s office announced.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: January 10, 2019
Police: Guns, drugs, gang paraphernalia found in home with children (Bay Shore, NY): Loaded guns, drugs and gang paraphernalia were found during a raid on a Bay Shore home, according to Suffolk police. Kevin Cuevas, 29, and Jaysha Pastrana, 36, were arrested after the raid on Atlantic Avenue that happened just before 6 a.m. Thursday.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: January 10, 2019
Man who lost his son to gang violence in Houston speaks out (Houston, TX): Talk of gang violence in the Houston area has resurfaced after Texas Governor Greg Abbott posted on Twitter about the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. One man who lost his child in a gang-related shooting agrees with the Governor and spoke with FOX 26 News about his plans to curb the violence.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: January 10, 2019
‘Jails To Jobs’ Helps Former Inmates Secure Employment (San Francisco, CA): Eric Muñoz is job hunting. But the formerly incarcerated San Francisco resident has had a big barrier to getting work: his tattoos, a 20-year-old reminder of a past he left behind long ago. Now Muñoz is getting his ink removed, with the help of Mark Drevno. “These tattoos themselves are the biggest impediment to getting a job,” said Drevno. “If you’ve got a visual, anti-social, or gang related tattoo, they are real job stoppers.”
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: January 10, 2019
Suspects in Jazmine Barnes' murder allegedly have gang ties (Houston, TX): As Jazmine Barnes was laid to rest Tuesday, a second suspect was charged with her murder. Larry Woodruffe, 24, now faces a capital murder charge along with Eric Black Jr., 20, who was charged over the weekend.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: January 9, 2019
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