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CeaseFire boss: Accused gang leader did what was needed to prevent more bloodshed (Chicago, IL): The head of the anti-violence group CeaseFire on Monday defended a former employee accused of leading a double life as leader of the Gangster Two-Six Nation, saying the ex-convict “prevented gang wars” by any means necessary.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 10, 2018
Tweets from gang members express grief over violence — but then turn to anger, researchers find (Chicago, IL): Four years ago, after learning a friend had been slain, a Chicago street gang member posted a praying hands emoji on her Twitter account lamenting the death.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 10, 2018
MS-13 gang leader sentenced to 19 years in prison (Boston, MA): A MS-13 leader was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 10, 2018
LA gang member arrested for trafficking minor through Fresno and across state (Fresno, CA): A gang member from LA is arrested for trafficking a minor through Fresno and across the state. On Sunday, Fresno Police pulled over 34-year-old Gerrey Brown on Parkway Drive near Olive Avenue. Police say he has an extensive criminal history, including charges for firearms and robbery.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: April 10, 2018
Second defendant in brutal gang assault sentenced to 15 years (Genesee County, NY): A city man found guilty after trial of bashing another man in the head with a cooking pan during a gang assault last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison.
Source: The Daily News Date: April 10, 2018
Cops: Graffiti tags at Wildwood Lake park are marks of 18th Street gang (Northampton, NY): Graffiti markings that recently appeared at Wildwood Lake town park appear to include tags associated with the 18th Street gang, a violent street gang known to be “aligned with the Mexican mafia,” Southampton Town Police Lt. Susan Ralph told members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association at last night’s monthly meeting.
Source: Riverhead Local Date: April 10, 2018
Santa Rosa gang members plead 'no contest' in attempted murder case (Santa Rosa, CA): Two Santa Rosa street gang members are pleading “no contest” to attempted murder for a 2016 shooting of a rival who’d cooperated with police on a gang‑related stabbing, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 10, 2018
Gang member sentenced to 300 years to life in prison for innocent bystander's murder (Los Angeles County, CA): A 25-year-old gang member from Canoga Park was sentenced last month to 300 years to life in state prison for the murder of an innocent bystander struck by a stray bullet during a shooting in 2015, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 10, 2018
‘Broderick Boy’ gang member sentenced to prison (Yolo County, CA): Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Judge Janene Beronio has sentenced 24-year-old Stephon Ramirez of West Sacramento to 13 years and 8 months in state prison. She also sentenced him to an additional 8 months state prison on a case for which he had been on probation.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: April 10, 2018
Huntington Station MS-13 gang member found guilty of forced recruitment (Suffolk County, NY): A Huntington Station man has been found guilty of being an MS-13 gang member who used the threat of violence in attempt to recruit new members.
Source: Times Beacon Record Date: April 10, 2018
Gang member sentenced for multi-state trafficking ring (New Haven, CT): A New Haven gang member has been sentenced for 12 years in federal prison for taking part in a drug and gun trafficking ring.
Source: The Tribune Date: April 10, 2018
MS-13 Gang Member Embedded in Hoard of Surrendering Migrants (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a gang member belonging to the Mara Salvatrucha-13 Gang, along with 60 other subjects, after they illegally crossed into the United States Monday.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: April 10, 2018
Final Detroit's Latin Counts street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Detroit, MI): The 12th and final member of a Latin Counts street gang member charged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder and attempted robbery has pleaded guilty.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: April 10, 2018
Man charged for allegedly stabbing victim outside Va. 7-Eleven in gang-related attack (Woodbridge, VA): A 22-year-old man has been charged for allegedly stabbing another man outside of a 7-Eleven in a gang-related assault in Nov. 2017 in Woodbridge.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: April 10, 2018
Top Cop Eddie Johnson Vows Changes to Chicago Gang Database (Chicago, IL): It’s a list of more than 100,000 people and one that most would rather avoid. The Chicago gang database is coming under legal scrutiny as many are saying they have been wrongly listed and are being targeted. Now, Chicago’s top cop is vowing to change it.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight Date: April 10, 2018
Chattanooga gang racketeering indictment raises questions of legal overreach (Chattanooga, TN): Most of the 54 people charged in last month's racketeering indictment against a Chattanooga street gang don't know what they're specifically accused of doing, but legal experts say it's designed that way to pressure them into testifying.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 9, 2018
A Sacramento gang member waved a gun in a music video. He now faces life in prison (Sacramento, CA): Deandre Marquis Rogers, 25, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for a third-strike felony stemming from a rap music video posted in December 2016.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 9, 2018
Deputies say suspect in drive-by Tampa shooting is Bloods gang member (Tampa, FL): A Tampa man arrested in a drive-by shooting in Town ‘N’ Country is a known member of the Bloods gang, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: April 9, 2018
R.I. judge upholds double-life sentence for gang member (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge has struck down a constitutional challenge to a double consecutive life sentence he meted out to a teenage gang member who ambushed a rival on Christmas Eve in 2013.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: April 9, 2018
Burien grapples with stopping gang violence (Burien, WA): People in Burien still searching for answers to the problem of gang violence and how to engage youth and prevent future violence.
Source: KING 5 News Date: April 9, 2018
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