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Jury deliberating in killing prosecutors blamed on reputed gang member's joke (Colorado Springs, CO): A reputed gang member who pulled a gun in jest later killed a man for being angry about it, prosecutors told a jury Thursday as his murder trial neared its conclusion.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 16, 2019
Purported members of Milwaukee Kings gang charged (Chicago, IL): Chicago’s U.S. attorney’s office says four members of the city’s Milwaukee Kings street gang have been charged with committing murder in aid of racketeering.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 15, 2019
Yonkers gang member sentenced for shooting man (Yonkers, NY): A Yonkers gang member will spend years behind bars for shooting a man in the city in 2018, officials said. Douglas Smith, a member of the "150 Clan" that operated in the area around Elm Street, shot a man near 149 Linden St. on June 9, 2018 as part of gang efforts to hurt people who had cooperated with police investigations, according to court records.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 15, 2019
Gang member with fully automatic pistol arrested in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A man identified as an Asian Crip gang member was arrested Tuesday night near downtown Fresno with a fully automatic Glock pistol, Fresno police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: May 15, 2019
State gang task force leader reflects on first month on the job (Atlanta, GA): The head of the new state gang task force is talking to CBS46 about her first month on the job and her plans to help dismantle gangs in Georgia. Jaret Usher was named the GBI prosecutorial liaison.
Source: WGCL CBS46 Date: May 15, 2019
4 Described as Gang Members Arrested For Alleged Witness Intimidation (San Gabriel, CA): Four people were in custody today after being arrested for alleged witness intimidation in a case involving a San Gabriel Valley street gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: May 15, 2019
San Rafael foursome charged in alleged gang attack (San Rafael, CA): Four San Rafael men have been charged in a suspected gang attack that involved pounding on an occupied car with bats and tools. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday on Francisco Boulevard East in the Canal area. The clash involved sets of rival gang associates in two vehicles, said San Rafael police Lt. Scott Eberle.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 15, 2019
Government witness, ex-MS-13 gang member, recounts why he became a 'snitch' (Central Islip, NY): An MS-13 gang associate, who is cooperating with the government, testified Wednesday that almost immediately after the killing of a rival gang member, he confessed to Suffolk authorities his role in the murder and identified the other gang members involved.
Source: Newsday Date: May 15, 2019
Woman pleads guilty to sharing police secrets with gang in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA): A North Carolina woman who was found during FBI wiretaps of the Greenway Boys Killas street gang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.
Source: TribLIVE.com Date: May 15, 2019
Cops Promise Attention To Gang Violence In Uptown (Chicago, IL): As gun violence increases in the Uptown neighborhood, hundreds of residents met with police and aldermen Wednesday evening to talk about ways to curb it.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: May 15, 2019
Six shootings in three days kill two in Richmond, several more injured (Richmond, CA): A rash of shootings in Richmond the past three days have left multiple people injured, one man paralyzed and two people dead in what the city’s police chief called a “cluster of gun violence” that appears to be part of an escalating cycle of gang violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 15, 2019
Saskatoon mother and daughter gang duo key characters in Terror Squad torture trial (Saskatoon, SK): The mother and daughter Terror Squad gang duo is known on the street as Baby Sis and Baby Doll. In court, they're known as Lindsay Okemow and Kenisha Ahenakew.
Source: CBC News Date: May 15, 2019
MPD officers and Kingsbury Middle students team up to cover gang graffiti (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police and sixth grade students at Kingsbury Middle are picking up paint brushes to combat gang graffiti outside of the school.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: May 15, 2019
2 Men Get Prison in Drive-by Shooting (Atkinson County, GA): Humberto Ocampo and Omar Venegas, both age 21, pleaded guilty to their part in an Atkinson County drive-by shooting from 2017.
Source: Valdosta Today Date: May 14, 2019
Gang member behind bars after leading Merkel & Tye police on multi-city chase (Merkel, TX): A known gang member is behind bars after leading Merkel police on a chase through several cities. According to Chief Phillip Conklin, Officer Brett Siegfried attempted a traffic stop at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday.
Source: KTXS 12 News Date: May 14, 2019
Operation Safe Streets: KPD arrests 15 during regional gang sweep (Kennewick, WA): Five drive-by shootings since April 23, and one gang-related homicide in Kennewick. The rise in gang activity has officers working to put those responsible behind bars. Those crimes put 10 people in jail. But there are more people in the community who Kennewick Police say have a tendency to engage in violent crime. That's why Kennewick Chief of Police Ken Hohenberg created "Operation Safe Streets."
Source: KVEW News Date: May 14, 2019
Suffolk DA: 3 18th Street Gang Members Conspired To Kill 2 MS-13 Members (Suffolk, NY): Three gang members have been indicted in Suffolk County for conspiring to murder two rival gang members. Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini says the three 18th Street gang members had machetes and planned to use them to kill two MS-13 gang members.
Source: WCBS 880 Date: May 14, 2019
Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges 4 Men with Committing Murders to Increase Positions in Violent Chicago Street Gang (Chicago, IL): Four men sought to maintain and increase their positions in a violent Chicago street gang when they committed fatal shootings on the city’s Northwest Side, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: May 14, 2019
Selma receives $1 million emergency grant to combat gang violence (Selma, AL): The consequence of the unfettered violence that has plagued Selma in recent years could be seen Tuesday in the corner of a YMCA conference room, where Esther Lee sat holding a poster of her son who was found dead a month ago.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: May 14, 2019
Gang ties, witness intimidation spark arrest (Rogers County, OK): Gang-related offenses and intimidation of a witness, both felony charges, were filed against a Rogers County man this week. Rogers County District Court records show charges were field against Kaleb Devan Dry.
Source: The Claremore Daily Progress Date: May 14, 2019
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