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Thirteen-year-old boy accused of flashing gang signs and pointing realistic-looking BB gun at school bus (Bakersfield, CA): A report of a teen pointing a handgun at a school bus Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a 13-year-old male with a BB gun and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: May 15, 2018
Judge To Feds: Stop Saying Mexican Man Has Gang Ties Without Proof (Seattle, WA): The U.S. government must stop asserting without evidence that a Mexican man it’s trying to deport has gang ties, a federal judge in Seattle ruled Tuesday.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: May 15, 2018
Officials investigating 'DEAF 108' markings in Lee County (Lee County, FL): Graffiti and carvings have people in Lee County worried because some believe it could be gang-related. The vandalism reads "DEAF 108," and someone wrote them on many different locations throughout Lee County.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News Date: May 15, 2018
Anti-Gang Paintball Program Starts Battles, Confuses Law Enforcement (Detroit, MI): Police in several cities are trying to stop citizens from painting the town red (and blue and pink and yellow) with paintball guns after the anti gang-violence hashtag #PaintballsUpGunsDown, which asked gang members to fire paintball guns instead of actual guns, spread on social media.
Source: Fatherly Date: May 14, 2018
$5.5M for after-school, job training programs targets MS-13 (Long Island, NY): Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $5.5 million in new state funding for after-school and job training initiatives aimed at preventing the MS-13 gang from recruiting on Long Island.
Source: Newsday Date: May 14, 2018
Gang violence, getting more police officers among priorities for Yakima city leaders (Yakima, WA): The new YMCA aquatics center and downtown plaza have gotten most of the city's attention over the last few weeks. But Yakima city council members say they're still focused on bringing down gang-related violence in the area.
Source: KIMA News Date: May 14, 2018
3 Mid-City Killers gang members plead guilty in 5 fatal shootings (New Orleans, LA): Three members of the Mid-City Killers gang pleaded guilty Monday (May 14) in connection with five fatal shootings that took place across the city in 2012 and 2013.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 14, 2018
City to demolish 28 known drug and gang houses within weeks (Corpus Christi, TX): Dozens of Corpus Christi homes that have been linked to drug activity, prostitution and gang activity are being torn down. The Texas National Guard today began demolishing one house on the Westside today.
Source: KZTV 10 News Date: May 14, 2018
Search warrants: 17-year-old Nick Lee killed amid gang turmoil; Rollin' 30s probed in 2 Roanoke killings (Roanoke, VA): On a Thursday night last June, members of a violent street gang took 17-year-old Nickalas Lee to an apartment complex in northwest Roanoke so he could make amends for associating with an archrival gang.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: May 14, 2018
Last of 12 Bloods linked to killings of Lake Wylie couple get life in prison (Charlotte, NC): Three-and-a-half years after Doug and Debbie London were executed in their home, the last of the Charlotte gang members linked to the killings have been sent to federal prison for the rest of their lives.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 14, 2018
Police Gang Databases Under Fire In Statehouse Bill (Chicago, IL): Illinois legislators are taking up a measure to change the way police gather information for gang databases. It comes after more than a year of controversy surrounding the Chicago Police Department’s data collection practices.
Source: NPR Illinois Date: May 14, 2018
MS-13 gang member bragged about killing teen. He did it to stay alive, defense lawyer says (Boston, MA): Joel "Animal" Martinez, 23, gleefully described the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old rival gang member in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just across the river from Boston, according to audio and video from federal authorities.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: May 14, 2018
Local attorneys clash over evidence in Oxnard gang injunction hearings (Oxnard, CA): Ventura County prosecutors and their public defender counterparts are arguing over the format of a hearing for individuals challenging their inclusion to Oxnard's two gang injunctions.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: May 13, 2018
Cops: Gang activity rare in Cherokee communities (Cherokee County, GA): On Wednesday, the last of 13 people charged in a series of violent clashes between rival factions of the Bloods street gang in Canton last summer was jailed in Cherokee County after being arrested and extradited from Baltimore.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News Date: May 13, 2018
Gangs Behind Bars (Valdosta, GA): Carol Jensen is a worried mother. Her son has spent the last 27 years of his life in Georgia prisons and will never again see the outside world.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: May 13, 2018
Former Active Gang Member pleads for violence to stop (Chattanooga, TN): A group is hoping that the community steps up and helps out with the violence plaguing certain communities in Chattanooga. They are calling on gang members to put the guns down and not set that example for young people.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: May 13, 2018
From Gang to Graduate: Teen Forms a Future at Freestate (Baltimore, MD): At Aberdeen Proving Ground, 14 female cadets are working toward a better future. Each one has faced unique life challenges. One of them, 16-year-old Jordan Walters, has faced incredible challenges.
Source: WBFF FOX 45 News Date: May 12, 2018
Court Rejects Gang Member Appeal in Wilmington Killings (Dover, DE): Delaware's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a gang member serving life in prison for killing two men in separate incidents.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: May 12, 2018
Gang-related homicides on the rise in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): The number of gang-related homicides in Bakersfield is on the rise compared to the last couple years, according to the latest memo from Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: May 12, 2018
Santa Maria Has Presence at Gang Prevention Conference (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria was well-represented at the 7th Annual Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference held in Los Angeles May 7-8. Mayor Alice Patino and Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield were among a group of city staff who attended, as part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to learn collaborative approaches and comprehensive solutions to violence.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 12, 2018
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