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Gang members indicted for spree of car break-ins (Forsyth County, GA): The Forsyth County Superior Court indicted two alleged gang members of the Gangster Disciples this week for a spree of break-ins which targeted dozens of vehicles in three northeast Forsyth County neighborhoods in September.
Source: Forsyth County News Date: January 18, 2020
Gang Members Crash Party, Shoot 19-Year-Old Man in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday morning with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound he suffered in a shooting outside a party in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: January 18, 2020
Anti-violence conference brings hope to Sumter's youth (Sumter, SC): From gang shootings to homicides, Sumter's violent crime became more than the community could bear, and local churches couldn't stand by and watch any longer.
Source: The Sumter Item Date: January 17, 2020
Hundreds of officers take down Tulare County gang in massive operation (Tulare County, CA): Law enforcement officials say they've taken a northern Tulare County street gang out of commission. Hundreds of officers teamed up to take dozens of suspects into custody early on Thursday morning.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 17, 2020
Trial Starts For Westchester Gang Member Who Allegedly Ordered Shooting Witness Be Killed (Westchester County, NY): The trial for a high-ranking gang member connected to a 2016 shooting who attempted to have an eye witness killed is beginning.
Source: Armonk Daily Voice Date: January 17, 2020
Gang member sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally shooting mother of three: Solicitor (Lexington, SC): A Lexington County jury found a 25-year-old “validated gang member” guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime on Thursday, officials say.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia Date: January 17, 2020
Baltimore prosecutors are struggling to prove witness intimidation. Marilyn Mosby pushes bill she says will change that (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore has been called a haven for witness intimidation, and city leaders blame the rampant gun violence in part on a street culture of “stop snitching.”
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 17, 2020
Woodland PD announces formation of gang task force, reward money for tips (Woodland, CA): With three unsolved murders in the last four months, Woodland police announced the launch of a gang task force on Friday afternoon. In a video statement posted to the department’s Facebook page, Sgt. Francisco DeLeon explained that the unit would begin its work “effective immediately.”
Source: Daily Democrat Date: January 17, 2020
Operation Dodgeball Dismantle Gang that was Terrorizing Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that over the course of the last several months in federal court fourteen defendants have been sentenced in a large-scale heroin trafficking organization. The investigation was part of an Organized Crime Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation entitled Operation Dodgeball, which was named in part because of the organizations ability to dodge lengthy prisons sentences and sustained ability to wreak havoc in Wilmington.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 17, 2020
17 arrested in sweep targeting Riverside gang, including suspects in September shooting death (Riverside, CA): Arrests were made in the killing of a man found shot in his car in September, Riverside police announced on Friday, Jan. 17. The arrests were among 17 Thursday as part of a gang operation that’s been in the works for months, targeting the Casa Blanca Gangster Crips.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 17, 2020
Gang activity on the rise in Mercer County (Brushfork, WV): A young woman faces first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit a felony. Andrea Fry was arraigned Wednesday, January 17, 2020 in Mercer County for her alleged involvement in the death of Edward Duck III. Investigators believe the evidence in Fry’s case points to gang activity.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: January 17, 2020
Modesto police: 5 arrested on suspicion of robbery, gang activity (Modesto, CA): The Modesto Police Department said detectives arrested five people connected to the Norteno street gang on suspicion of robbery.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: January 17, 2020
Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto (Toronto, ON): Gun violence is a growing problem in Canada's biggest city — and last year was Toronto's worst, with more shootings than any year to date, according to Toronto police statistics.
Source: NPR Date: January 17, 2020
2nd gang member convicted in death of 9-year-old girl in Anaheim sentenced to prison (Orange County, CA): More than five years after a confrontation between rival gang members led to a 9-year-old girl getting shot to death while playing in front of her family’s Anaheim home, the second of two men convicted of her killing was sentenced Friday to prison.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 17, 2020
Man sentenced in 2012 killing of 7-year-old Chicago girl (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 killing of a 7-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison.
Source: WGIL 93.7 FM Date: January 17, 2020
FBI: Convicted gang member might be in North Carolina (Westchester, NY): The FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, Yonkers Police Department, and U.S. Marshals Service are asking the public for help finding a convicted gang member.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: January 17, 2020
Attorney General Becerra Announces Takedown of Riverside Street Gang (Riverside, CA): California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez today announced the arrest of 15 individuals; the seizure of 14 firearms, including 2 assault weapons, and the seizure of illegal drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine, as part of a takedown of gang members in Riverside, California.
Source: State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General Date: January 17, 2020
More than two dozen defendants charged in major gang-related drug trafficking indictment (Statesboro, GA): A major investigation targeting an expansive, gang-related drug trafficking ring operating in Georgia has resulted in a 61-count indictment naming 26 defendants on federal charges. Indictments in Operation Ace in the Hole were returned under seal in U.S. District Court in Statesboro, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 16, 2020
Gangbanger charged with slaying ex-girlfriend’s new lover in Brooklyn bloodbath: sources (Brooklyn, NY): A gangbanger accused of attempted murder — and bailed out by by his ex-girlfriend — was charged Wednesday with killing her new lover, police sources said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 16, 2020
Body cams contradict LAPD’s gang designations. It’s another milestone in their use (Los Angeles, CA): Few issues have generated more controversy in California law enforcement circles than how police determine whether someone is a gang member.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 16, 2020
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