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Suspect arrested in gang killing (Hempstead, NY): A Long Island boy who vanished last summer was attacked by a group of people and hacked to death with a machete, according to a court complaint charging a 26-year-old man with murder in the suspected MS-13 gang killing.
Source: Times Union Date: November 10, 2017
Man and woman, believed to be in the same gang, arrested separately for crimes in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): A man and a woman, believed to be in the same gang, were arrested separately Thursday night in connection with various crimes including a gun, drugs and driving a stolen truck in Van Nuys, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: November 10, 2017
Community briefings part of NYPD's gang takedown effort (New York, NY): More than 2,000 people have been arrested in a continuing NYPD crackdown on violent street gangs. In the past, police did not care much about the reaction mass arrests can cause in neighborhoods. That's not the case any more. NY1 criminal justice reporter Dean Memminger has more in the third and final part of his series.
Source: Spectrum News NY1 Date: November 10, 2017
An inside look at gangs in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Last year, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it investigated 166 homicides, and by the year’s end law enforcement said, enough is enough.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News Date: November 9, 2017
Riverside County law enforcement officers involved in statewide sweep targeting Mexican Mafia gang members (Riverside County, CA) : Riverside County law enforcement officers joined state agents today in carrying out a sweep targeting Mexican Mafia gang members and their associates throughout Southern California, netting 47 arrests and sizable drug seizures.
Source: Valley News Date: November 9, 2017
MPD gang unit attends state gang investigation conference (Biloxi, MS): Investigators with the Meridian Police Department's Gang Unit went to the Gulf Coast last weekend to learn more about gang activity in Mississippi.
Source: The Meridian Star Date: November 9, 2017
Palos Verdes High senior charged in South LA gang killing (South Los Angeles, CA): A Palos Verdes High School senior from an affluent family that enjoyed trips to Mexican resorts and played board games together has been charged with murder for allegedly driving the getaway car in a fatal gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles, police said Thursday.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: November 9, 2017
Final 2 members of Detroit's 'Smokecamp' street gang wanted on RICO charges turn themselves in (Detroit, MI): The final two members of a violent Detroit street gang indicted on RICO charges have turned themselves in, according to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: November 9, 2017
Nine Bloods street gang members indicted in connection with violent robberies in DFW (Dallas, TX): Nine members of a prolific armed robbery crew in Dallas-Fort Worth were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 9, 2017
FF12: Wichita gangs turning to human trafficking (Wichita, KS): From selling drugs to selling girls, police say Wichita gangs are turning to human trafficking. It's a trend they started seeing within the past three years, likely motivated by money.
Source: KWCH 12 News Date: November 9, 2017
Non-Profit Organization, SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, Gives Individuals a Second Chance with Astanza Duality Laser Tattoo Removal (San Antonio, TX): SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, a non-profit organization located in San Antonio, Texas, is providing free to low cost laser tattoo removal to help previously incarcerated individuals and victims of trafficking.
Source: PRNewswire Date: November 9, 2017
Boston Program Pays Ex-Gang Members To Finish School (Dorchester, MA): Thirty-one-year-old Alex Diaz never thought he would graduate from high school. Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Dorchester, he joined a gang.
Source: CBS Boston Date: November 9, 2017
Boy, 14, arrested in gang territory shooting death of college student not in gang (Wilmington, CA): A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a Cal State Fullerton student in Wilmington.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: November 9, 2017
Washington McCaskill, 3NG gang hitman who admitted role in at least 8 killings, gets 40-year sentence (New Orleans, LA): A feared gang enforcer from Central City received a 40-year sentence in state court on Thursday, a month after a federal judge gave him an identical prison term.
Source: The Advocate Date: November 9, 2017
9 'well-known' organized crime figures arrested in GTA and Ontario, police say (Toronto, ON): Nine people were arrested early Thursday morning and charged with multiple drug-related offences following an investigation conducted by the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Toronto, Peel and York police services.
Source: CBC News Date: November 9, 2017
Cleveland street gang found fertile ground for opioid operation in rural Ohio (Cleveland, OH): Ninety miles separate Cleveland from Columbiana County but insatiable appetites for opioids and cash forged a connection between the two places - a pipeline that funneled more than 1.3 million doses of heroin, fentanyl and other lethal drugs into the rural community.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: November 9, 2017
Officials: 5 gang members charged with drug trafficking (Central Islip, NY): Authorities say five gang members have been charged with drug trafficking in connection with an ongoing investigation on Long Island.
Source: The Telegraph Date: November 9, 2017
FBI searching for alleged gang member who trafficked drugs in Montana (Billings, MT): A search warrant was recently issued for a man wanted for the past five years for allegedly trafficking large amounts of illegal drugs to Montana.
Source: KTVQ Q2 News Date: November 9, 2017
Long Beach Gang Member Assaults Police, Carjacks Woman's Vehicle, More (Long Beach, CA): A Long Beach man assaulted a police officer, carjacked a woman's vehicle, and barricaded himself on the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where he was shot at by police Wednesday night.
Source: The Grunion Date: November 9, 2017
NYPD credits reduction in NYC murders to gang takedowns (New York, NY): More than 2,000 alleged members of violent street gangs have been arrested in the city in just the last year and a half. Officials say the takedowns are a big reason New York is the safest it has been in more than 50 years.
Source: Spectrum News NY1 Date: November 8, 2017
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