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Crime prevention agency shifts focus from gangs (Ottawa, ON): Crime Prevention Ottawa is changing its focus from hardened gangsters to low-level drug dealers in its ongoing effort to deter violence on the city's streets
Source: CBC News Date: December 5, 2017
Nashville gang member pleads guilty to federal crimes after shooting at metro police (Nashville, TN): Antonio L. Bender, 19, of Nashville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to federal firearms charges and obstruction of justice. The charges came from a March 27 incident, where Bender shot at two Metro Nashville Police Department officers who responded to a report of shots fired.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat Date: December 5, 2017
Novato gang attack survivor testifies about teen’s slaying (Marin County, CA): A former Novato High School student who survived an alleged gang ambush last year recalled how he was knifed, shot and left for dead while listening to his friend suffer an agonizing death.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: December 5, 2017
Visalia security video helps nab Bulldog gang members (Visalia, CA): Two suspected Bulldog gang members are behind bars after home surveillance video helped Visalia police link them to stolen guns.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 5, 2017
Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents stops murderers, sexual predators, and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: December 4, 2017
Chicago Gang Database Targets Black and Latino Men, New Research Shows (Chicago, IL): In a recent analysis of the Chicago Police Department's Strategic Subject List ( SSL ), a tool used by the Chicago Police Department to predict who will be involved in gun violence, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) found that amongst those labeled as potential gang members 75% are Black and 21% are Latinos.
Source: Windy City Times Date: December 4, 2017
‘Inflated’ allegations of gang affiliation used to detain immigrants, advocacy group charges (New York, NY): Federal and state agencies allegedly detain immigrants on “inflated” and “loose” associations to gang membership, immigrant advocates claimed after submitting a recent Freedom of Request Information request to multiple federal agencies last week.
Source: Think Progress Date: December 4, 2017
Gang members found guilty in 2014 murder (Jonesboro, GA): Three local gang members have been found guilty in the 2014 death of Quincy Suggs. Suggs, 24, was shot Sept. 16, 2014, as the result of an apparent robbery gone bad at a Redland Drive home in Jonesboro. According to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Suggs had gone to the home the night before his murder to pay for sex and returned the next day, where he fell victim to a set up.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: December 4, 2017
2017 is Knox County's deadliest year since 1998 (Knox County, TN): Across the county, 37 people have been killed so far. That number including seven cases handled by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and 30 by the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: December 4, 2017
Two victims with no gang ties killed in Santa Ana gang shootings (Santa Ana, CA): Gang violence in Santa Ana claimed the lives of two men who had no known ties to gangs, a police spokesman said Monday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: December 4, 2017
Santa Maria youth discuss ways to curb youth violence in the community (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria youth want to make sure their voices are heard. After months of conversation and research, a report released on Monday narrows down the issues young people want to work on in the near future.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: December 4, 2017
How former gang members, experts say KC can keep youth away from crime (Kansas City, MO): Monday's announcement of the arrest of three alleged gang members, who may be involved in more than 10 homicides, shined a light on the issue of gangs in the metro. According to a former KCPD gang squad member who spoke to 41 Action News on Monday, the number of total gang members in the city was estimated to be more than 3,000 back in 2014.
Source: KSHB 41 News Date: December 4, 2017
Wichita Police Shifting Staffing To Address Uptick In Violent Crime (Wichita, KS): The Wichita Police Department will be shifting nearly 40 officers to special investigation teams in January to address the increasing number of violent crimes.
Source: KMUW 89.1 Wichita Public Radio Date: December 4, 2017
A gang member pulled over by an officer said he had a rifle on the back seat (Fresno, CA): A gang member driving in central Fresno was arrested after he told an officer he had a rifle on the back seat.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 4, 2017
No. 3 Defendant in RICO Indictment Targeting Northeast L.A. Gang Coalition Overseen by Mexican Mafia Admits Guilt to Federal Charges (Los Angeles, CA): A Northeast Los Angeles gang member who was one of the top figures in a conspiracy that united three rival gangs under the authority of a Mexican Mafia member pleaded guilty today to federal charges and admitted being an active narcotics trafficker who worked to further the goals of the criminal enterprise.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 4, 2017
Man known as ‘Homicide’ charged in Oakland killing (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member whose street name is “Homicide” has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another man Nov. 3 in East Oakland that was motivated by a stolen gun, according to authorities and court records.
Source: East Bay Times Date: December 4, 2017
'Every kid is at risk': Local group tries to deter kids from gangs (Vancouver, BC): After a summer of gang and drug-related violence in Metro Vancouver, local groups are joining forces with school districts to try and tackle gang culture where it starts—with youth. The Yo Boy Yo Girl Youth Initiative was started by a former Hells Angel who says kids need to be aware gang life never ends well. It may seem glamorous at first, says Joe Calendino, but it only has three endings: death, addiction or jail.
Source: CTV News Vancouver Date: December 3, 2017
Driver is denied bail in fatal gang-related shooting, authorities say (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man the day after Thanksgiving on the Far South Side, officials said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2017
Appeal rejected in Novato gang-linked murder attempt (Novato, CA): A state appeals court has upheld the life sentences for two men convicted of a gang-related murder attempt in the Hamilton neighborhood.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: December 3, 2017
Police: Chicago man dead, woman injured after man shoots into car stopped on North Avenue in River Forest (Chicago, IL): A 23-year-old man was killed and a 35-year-old female was injured Saturday night after they were shot while stopped at a red light at the intersection of North and Harlem avenues in River Forest, according to a news release issued by the River Forest Police Department.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2017
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