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2017 Canton double murder linked to street gang dispute (Canton, GA): It was a late-night shootout between rival factions of the Bloods street gang that left 23-year-old William Kendrick Randall and 26-year-old Tony Samples dead on June 25 last year in a Canton neighborhood, according to indictments filed in Cherokee County this week.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News Date: April 12, 2018
Convicted felon, gang member gets 30 years after KPD finds drugs, gun (Knoxville, TN): A convicted felon and gang member is back behind bars for 30 years after a traffic stop led to the discovery of crack cocaine, molly and a handgun, the district attorney's office said.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: April 12, 2018
Fresno Police taking an average of 100 guns off the streets each month (Fresno, CA): Neighborhoods infamous for gang violence, filled with Fresno Police officers and gang units, spreading out in South Fresno. It's a daily routine of looking for gang members, and guns, a big contributor to a drop in violent crimes.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 12, 2018
Pomona police find drugs, guns in gang member’s home (Pomona, CA): A Pomona gang member with a long criminal history was arrested Thursday following a search of his home that yielded narcotics and a firearm, police said.
Source: Daily Bulletin Date: April 12, 2018
How Police in One City Are Using Tech to Fight Gangs (High Point, NC): The High Point, N.C., Police Department is nationally known as a leader in innovative policing, particularly on issues of domestic violence. Over the past decade, High Point's dedicated strategy of "focused deterrence" has led to a three-fold drop in domestic abuser homicides.
Source: Governing Date: April 11, 2018
Police: Three charged in shooting after teen wouldn't join gang (Lexington, KY): Three men are facing nearly two dozen charges each after a pair of February shootings in Lexington. Davontae Cobb, Jacque Jones and John Harris are facing charges including wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: April 11, 2018
He Grew Up a Crip. His Goal Today: Keep Kids from Making His Same Mistakes (St. Louis, MO): Shawn always wanted to be in a gang, but when he got shot at sixteen — the bullet careening up his wrist, tearing the tendons and exploding through his elbow — he thought seriously about abandoning the life.
Source: Riverfront Times Date: April 11, 2018
Richmond teen killed in 2009 identified as Sureno gang murder victim (San Francisco, CA): A nearly decade-old fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Richmond boy was among the seven homicides federal investigators tied to a notorious Sureño gang last week.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 11, 2018
Critics concerned proposed gang violence bill could encourage racial profiling (Louisville, KY): Community leaders are speaking out against a proposed bill that would crack down on gang activity. House Bill 169 aims to tackle gang-related violence in Kentucky, but some say it encourages racial profiling in the criminal justice system.
Source: WDRB News Date: April 11, 2018
Police: Suspects shoot up neighborhood after teen refuses to join gang (Lexington, KY): Police arrest a third man they say was involved in a pair of shootings in February that damaged homes, ruptured a gas line and forced the evacuation of a building.
Source: WTVQ 36 News Date: April 11, 2018
Gov. Cuomo announces $18.5M to combat MS-13 recruitment (Brentwood, NY): Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Brentwood Wednesday to announce that $18.5 million will be going toward cutting off MS-13 recruitment and providing youth programs to prevent gang involvement on Long Island.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: April 11, 2018
Stamford gang member gets 8 years for shooting up wrong apartment (Stamford, CT): A city man has pleaded guilty to mistakenly shooting up a Cove apartment where a father was grazed by a bullet while in bed with his sleeping child.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: April 11, 2018
West Sacramento gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting (West Sacramento, CA): West Sacramento resident Stephon Ramirez, 24, was sentenced to 13 years and eight months in state prison Monday for shooting at an occupied vehicle, plus eight additional months for a probation violation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 11, 2018
Trio Charged In Feb. Shooting After Teen Refused To Join Gang (Lexington, KY): Three men face nearly two dozen charges, including first-degree criminal gang recruitment, after police say they were involved in two shootings on February 28 on Hedgewood Court in Lexington's Woodhill neighborhood. They believe it was in retaliation for a teen not joining a street gang.
Source: LEX18.com Date: April 11, 2018
Lakeside Gang Member Indicted in Fentanyl Overdose Death (Lakeside, CA): A federal grand jury indicted a documented Lakeside gang member for allegedly selling fentanyl that led to the death of a La Mesa woman in January.
Source: NBC 7 San Diego Date: April 11, 2018
Randall Park will be ready for park-goers by summer (Yakima, WA): Deputies say two suspects have been arrested after a man was hurt when his vehicle was shot at in Terrace Heights. The person who allegedly pulled the trigger was identified as 20-year-old Lindsey Dominique Albright, of Wapato, according to a report from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KIMA TV Date: April 11, 2018
Plan to fight gang crime defeated in small Richmond County town (Hamlet, NC): A plan to fight growing concerns about gangs in one small, local town was voted down by city council. Hamlet police say gangs have been tied to more than 500 crimes just in the last three years; from murders to drugs.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: April 11, 2018
Rival gang members attempt to square off, MAGEC detectives jump in making arrests (Fresno, CA): Two gang members are off the streets of Fresno after an undercover operation between MAGEC detectives and Homeland Security agents. Officials made the arrests this afternoon at the intersection of Cedar and Kings Canyon Blvd.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: April 11, 2018
Burien’s at-risk teens: Two teenagers credit Youth Violence Program with turning their lives around (Burien, WA): It's been two weeks since two teenage girls were killed in Burien in a shooting that police said was probably related to gang violence. Police say detectives are making progress in the double-murder case, but so far there have been no arrests.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 11, 2018
MS-13 Member Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder (Boston, MA): An MS-13 member was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy, including his involvement in a shooting that led to the death of an innocent bystander, as well as his involvement in an attempted murder of a rival gang member and armed robbery.
Source: United States Department of Justice Date: April 11, 2018
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