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Controversial Court Order Against Broderick Boys Gang Expires (West Sacramento, CA): The court-ordered enforcement against the city’s infamous Broderick Boys has officially ended after nearly a decade. The mayor said the controversial injunction to help stop gang violence is no longer necessary.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: July 12, 2018
TV reporter under fire after linking homicide to gangs (Columbia, MO): A Columbia television reporter is under fire after linking a recent homicide to gang activity based on an apparently misread Facebook post. The mother of recently deceased Rovon Blocker says the station’s coverage has devastated her family.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: July 12, 2018
Gang member charged in Lehigh Valley Mall shooting of two rivals, DA announces (Lehigh County, PA): Rival gang members collided last month in a rumble in the Lehigh Valley Mall that ended in the parking lot with gunshots that left two men hospitalized, authorities said Thursday as they announced the arrest of the alleged shooter.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 12, 2018
Gang Member Gets Prison Time For Waving Gun At Man (Elgin, IL): An Elgin street gang member is headed to prison for unlawfully possessing a loaded .38-caliber pistol. Kane County Circuit Judge Clint Hull on Tuesday sentenced 35-year-old Oswaldo Garcia to 5 years in prison. Garcia on May 24, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 3 felony, according to a news release.
Source: Elgin Patch Date: July 12, 2018
2 Athens men indicted for alleged gang shooting at Bethel Midtown Village (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted two men for a gang-related shooting three months ago at an apartment north of downtown Athens in which a car occupied by two innocent bystanders was struck by gunfire.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 12, 2018
Inside MS-13 gang's mafia-like structure (Houston, TX): MS-13, a violent gang with more than 1,000 members in the Houston area, is responsible for the ambush of two high school students last year and the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Missouri City, according to investigators.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: July 12, 2018
Salinas gangster 'Cowboy' sentenced (Salinas, CA): The FBI announced that a Salinas gangster who goes by the nickname "Cowboy" was sentenced Thursday for robbing several banks in Pacific Grove, Salinas, Seaside, and San Jose.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: July 12, 2018
Court proceedings in deadly gang spree put off until August (Stockton, CA): In a courtroom crowded with their family members and friends on Thursday, six people accused of taking part in a gang-related crime spree, which authorities said included three homicides, had their arraignment continued until the end of August.
Source: The Record Date: July 12, 2018
Pastor Billy Brock says violence reduction strategy helping street gang members leave that lifestyle (Jacksonville, FL): The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has identified more than 30 street gangs, many embedded in working-class neighborhoods. Over the past 24 months the sheriff's office has ramped up its violence reduction strategy; it means working one gang member at a time.
Source: First Coast News Date: July 12, 2018
3 charged in series of gang-involved shootings in Layton (Layton, UT): Three people were charged Tuesday in connection with a series of shootings between rival gang members in Layton. Talia Chalise Aguinaga, 18, was charged in 2nd District Court with four counts of illegal discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony, and obstructing justice, a class A misdemeanor.
Source: KSL News Date: July 11, 2018
Ex-gang member testifies he waited in car while defendants committed gang-related murder (Crown Point, IN): A former gang member testified Wednesday he waited in a getaway vehicle while two other men committed an early morning murder on behalf of an East Chicago street gang.
Source: The Times Date: July 11, 2018
Police say 'Money Rules Everything' gang member suspected in robbery (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police said the 20-year-old man suspected in a robbery and assault near Yosko Park last week that left the victim unconscious is a member of the Money Rules Everything street gang.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: July 11, 2018
Gang activity across Georgia is at crisis levels, top prosecutors say (Atlanta, GA): Top prosecutors say Georgia has a gang crisis and those gangs are behind most violent crimes in metro Atlanta. Prosecutors told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne they are fighting more than 70,000 documented gang members in Georgia.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: July 11, 2018
Validated gang member arrested in June shooting (wilmington, NC): A validated gang member has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a Wilmington woman last month.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: July 11, 2018
SA crips ringleader, two other gang members face additional federal charges (San Antonio, TX): A San Antonio crips ringleader and two other gang members are facing additional federal charges stemming from their November arrest on a federal crack cocaine distribution conspiracy charge.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: July 11, 2018
Hampton Police Chief talks increase in gang and youth violence (Hampton, VA): At a city council meeting Wednesday, the Hampton Police Division said there have been 176 violent crime incidents in the city this year. Citing the latest annual crime report, Police Chief Terry Sult identified gang and youth violence as the driving force behind these offenses.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: July 11, 2018
Here’s how you can help prevent youth and gang violence in Newport News (Newport News, VA): Building Better Futures, the city’s youth and gang violence prevention initiative, will be holding two community engagement sessions on a strategic plan to prevent youth and gang violence.
Source: Hampton Newport News Daily Date: July 11, 2018
Province expands program to keep youth away from gang life (British Columbia): The Government of British Columbia is providing $1.12 million in additional funding to expand the Expect Respect and a Safe Education (ERASE) anti-bullying program, to ensure that youth are being educated on how to fight lure of gangs and gang violence in British Columbia’s communities.
Source: Vanderhoof Omineca Express Date: July 11, 2018
Nashville youth pledge to futures without violence (Nashville, TN): It's been nearly five months since Metro Police launched a task force to fight crimes committed kids and teens.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: July 11, 2018
Schuele Boys Gang Member Sentenced For Racketeering And Cocaine Conspiracies (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Schuele Boys Gang member Letorrance Travis, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: July 11, 2018
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