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Pasadena's YES Begins a Conversation on Gang Prevention (Pasadena, CA): An organization known as Pasadena’s Youth Empowerment and Strength, or YES, screened the Netflix documentary “They Call Us Monsters,” and then held a panel discussion about combatting gang violence and promoting positive role models for youth last week.
Source: Pasadena Now Date: October 5, 2017
Murder trial: 'You don't disrespect MS-13 and make it out alive' (Washoe County, NV): Opening statements in the murder trial of an MS-13 gang member who was extradited from El Salvador was off to a rocky start on Wednesday. Public defenders Linda Nordvig and Richard Viloria told Washoe County District Judge Connie Steinheimer, who was substituting for Judge Patrick Flanagan, that they were concerned she did not know enough about the case and called for a mistrial.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: October 5, 2017
City asks unions to help fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): In an age of automation and continued legislative efforts to stymie their rights, labor unions are down but not out. As Haverhill battles a growing problem of gang violence, city leaders are enlisting the help of local unions to provide mentors and guidance to at-risk youth, to keep them on a path to the middle class instead of jail — or worse.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette Date: October 5, 2017
Second gang member on ‘security’ duty charged with 2015 murder (Cook County, IL): The second alleged gang member behind the fatal shooting of a rival gang member in 2015 in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood has been charged.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 5, 2017
Suffolk County cops win $500G from feds to fight MS-13 gang, gun scourge (Suffolk County, NY): The Suffolk County Police Department is getting $500,000 from the Justice Department for its fight against gangs and guns. The federal funding will go toward law enforcement strategies that target specific troublemakers responsible for a large volume of violent crime, according to Thursday's announcement.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 5, 2017
Cops arrest 13-year-old boy in shooting death of Everett teen (Everett, WA): Police arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing another teenager Wednesday afternoon in Everett. He’s charged with second-degree murder. Because the suspect is a minor, Q13 News is not naming him at this time.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: October 5, 2017
Longwood School Board meets amid gang label controversy (Middle Island, NY): Parents sounded off Thursday night about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use state troopers to battle gang violence in the Longwood Central School District.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: October 5, 2017
Cops nab 3 youths in suspected gang-related holdup, fourth suspect on run (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police arrested three of four juvenile convenience store armed robbery suspects late Wednesday night, and are investigating any links to other recent holdups.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 5, 2017
MS-13 gang member sentenced in fatal 2015 Sterling shooting (Loudoun County, VA): Jose Miguel Espinosa de Dios, a 19-year-old MS-13 gang member, was sentenced to prison and fined for the 2015 shooting death of a 17-year-old in Sterling.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror Date: October 5, 2017
Playboy Gangster Crips gang members face federal racketeering charges (Detroit, MI): Fourteen members and associates of a Detroit gang called the Playboy Gangster Crips were indicted Thursday, Oct. 5, on allegations of racketeering activities involving murder, armed robbery, carjacking and drug trafficking.
Source: MLive Date: October 5, 2017
Threats to kick woman in stomach until unborn baby dies follow gang prostitution charges (Pierce County, WA): The death threats started as soon as word got around that seven Lakewood gang members were charged in a prostitution ring that victimized at least 15 girls and women.
Source: The News Tribune Date: October 5, 2017
Three 18th Street Gang Members/Associates Plead Guilty to Gun Trafficking Charges (Boston, MA): Three members/associates of the 18th Street Gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with illegal, street-level gun trafficking.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: October 5, 2017
Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution (Boston, MA): A member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: October 5, 2017
Gangbanger Sentencing: A Tale Of Betrayals (New Haven, CT): Robert Short fired a single bullet into his childhood best friend’s head and left the body in a darkened stairwell. Short then walked out of the building with the victim’s baseball cap on his head and called up two mutual friends, asking help to find their buddy who’d gone “missing.”
Source: New Haven Independent Date: October 5, 2017
Gang member gets life for shooting at Waco police officer (Waco, TX): A Waco gang member with an extensive criminal record who shot at a Waco police officer in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald Date: October 5, 2017
Brooklyn man who shot two, including teen in the eye, sentenced to 24 years in prison (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 24 years behind bars for opening fire on a busy street — injuring a rival gang member and an innocent teenager.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 4, 2017
Two men who worked security for towing company charged with gang-related killing (Chicago, IL): Bail has been denied for two men accused of a gang-related fatal shooting on the Southwest Side in August 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 4, 2017
Learning about Street Gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Criminal street gangs crave nothing more than attention, notoriety and power. They want other gangs to fear them and, often, they leave public graffiti as their calling card, to mark their territory or to send a message to rival gangs.
Source: Virginia Connection Newspapers Date: October 4, 2017
New Haven gang members who ‘terrorized’ city get long prison terms (New Haven, CT): Tears and cracked voices reverberated through the court room Wednesday as family members of victims gave their impact statements in federal court during the sentencing of a local gang leader.
Source: New Haven Register Date: October 4, 2017
Alleged Indiana gang member accused of shooting man in head from moving vehicle (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man, who is an alleged member of the Latin Dragons street gang, was charged in federal court this week in connection with a Hammond homicide over the weekend, according to court records.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: October 4, 2017
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