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Second suspect arrested in gang-related homicide (San Jose, CA): A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly gang shooting last fall. Police on Tuesday took 24-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez into custody at The Woods Apartments in San Jose.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 10, 2018
Man convicted in gang-related kidnapping gets reduction in sentence (Vancouver, BC): A man convicted in a gang-related kidnapping in Vancouver has had his jail sentence reduced on appeal.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 10, 2018
Plea deal for 'the Squad' gang member falls apart (Manchester, NH): A plea bargain that would have put a suspected member of the Manchester street gang “the Squad” in state prison for at least nine years collapsed on Wednesday.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: January 10, 2018
Frederick teen pleads guilty to May machete assault (Frederick, MD): A Frederick teenager accused of attacking two other young men with a machete as they exited a school bus pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: January 10, 2018
Bugg a 'target' in Paterson gang war, state says (Hackensack, NJ): Nazerah Bugg was a 14-year-old kid looking to parlay a talent for basketball into a ticket out of Paterson, but "certain people" made sure she never got the chance, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul DeGroot told a jury as a third defendant went on trial for the girl's murder.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: January 10, 2018
Three Members and Associates of the Westside Crips Criminal Street Gang Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Sex Trafficking, Narcotics Trafficking, and Other Crimes (San Diego, CA): Two gang members of the Westside Crips and one hotel manager of two national brand hotels in Oceanside were sentenced last week for their participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 10, 2018
City Hall Update: Gang violence down for second year (Portland, OR): Gang violence continued to drop in Portland in 2017. By the end of the year, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team had investigated 122 incidents. That compares to 159 incidents, which was down from the official record high of 193 in 2015.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: January 9, 2018
Murder of couple that shocked Charlotte lands 6 ‘Bloods’ gang members in prison (Charlotte, NC) : The 2014 double murder of a couple at the front door of their Lake Wylie home has resulted in six members of the United Blood Nation gang, also known as UBN or Bloods, being sentenced to prison terms ranging from 13 years to life.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 9, 2018
'No rags, no colours': Regina's gang exit programs create 'safe zones' for youth seeking fresh start (Regina, SK): Jay didn't know how to drive when he was first ordered to steal a car for his gang. But he was 12, anxious to earn his stripes and naively believed he would be off the hook after the heist.
Source: CBC News Date: January 9, 2018
Men receive life in prison for murder of 26-year-old youth worker (Dorchester, MA): Keith Williams and Wesson Colas were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday, more than three years after a gang-related shooting left a young woman dead in Dorchester.
Source: The Republican Date: January 9, 2018
Video shows purported gang members descending on courthouse before drive-by shooting (Providence, RI): Surveillance video footage shows more than 10 purported Pawtucket gang members descending on the Licht Judicial Complex the morning of Jan. 9, 2017, less than an hour before authorities say they tried to gun down a rival just blocks away in downtown Providence.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 9, 2018
Columbus community group to spread anti-gang message across East Coast (Columbus, OH): A Columbus group that invited several ex-gang leaders to town last June to help stop the city's spike in killings, is about to take its anti-violence crusade on the road.
Source: WSYX 6 News Date: January 9, 2018
Possible gang activity at Cape Coral restaurant (Cape Coral, FL): Cape police were called to the Golden Corral restaurant on Andalusia Boulevard to investigate after a kitchen worker said a man flashed a gun to him. The restaurant worker admitted he was affiliated with the "Bloods," and the man who showed the gun was wearing that gang's common symbol -- a red bandana.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: January 9, 2018
He was the only man to fight the Coachella gang injunction in court. Now he is free of it (Coachella, CA): As Omar Mata explained it, he was a hard-working family man with a small catering business and an unfortunate tattoo. Years ago, back when he was addicted to drugs, he had made connections with the wrong people, but all that was behind him now.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: January 9, 2018
Stockton hopes to curb gun, gang violence through monetary incentives (Stockton, CA): Stockton is moving forward with a million-dollar effort to reduce shootings by training and paying suspected violent offenders to put down their weapons and make something of their lives.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: January 9, 2018
Gang-Related Beating with Sticks, Bottles, Leaves Man Injured Near San Ysidro School (San Diego, CA): A gang-related beating by a group of attackers armed with sticks and bottles left a man with a cut on his head and a possible broken arm near a San Ysidro elementary school, police said Tuesday.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: January 9, 2018
Prosecutor wants more gang data before jurors hear Topeka murder trial in Brian Miller killing (Topeka, KS): During his retrial, defendant De’Angelo Megle Martinez objected to a prosecutor’s motion that would allow more testimony about possible gang ties to the slaying of a man killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: January 9, 2018
Alleged gang member, an ex-con, indicted for murder in fatal shooting (Staten Island, NY): Carlos Perez smiled at two women and a young child on Tuesday as court officers led him into a St. George courtroom. But the criminal charges against the Mariners Harbor ex-convict and alleged gang member are no laughing matter.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: January 9, 2018
Guilty plea in MS-13 killing of girl, 15 (Washington, DC): A Fairfax County teenager has pleaded guilty in the gang-related killing of a Gaithersburg 15-year-old exactly a year ago. On Monday, Venus Iraheta, of Alexandria, Virginia, pleaded guilty, without a plea agreement, to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh said.
Source: WTOP News Date: January 8, 2018
Nine Charged with Committing Drug and Firearm Offenses in and Around Boston Housing Authority Property (Boston, MA): Nine men – eight of whom are alleged gang members and associates – have been charged in connection with committing drug and firearms violations around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Seven were arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 8, 2018
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