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Fort Myers Police Department Gang Suppression Unit wins awards (Fort Myers, FL): After years of denying the city of Fort Myers' gang problem, the police department has been awarded for going after them. The Florida Gang Investigator's Association named the Fort Myers Police Department's Gang Unit the Florida Gang Unit of the Year.
Source: The News-Press Date: August 11, 2017
12 gang members indicted for string of pharmacy robberies (Memphis, TN): Twelve gang members were indicted on Friday for breaking into multiple pharmacies across the Mid-South. It was a crime encouraged by "The Concrete Cartel," which is one of the gangs believed to be involved.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: August 11, 2017
Gang Member Arrested In Killing Of Victorville Girl; Victim’s Mother Accused Of Threatening Suspect (Victorville, CA): A 26-year-old gang member has been arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of 12-year-old Makiya Walls in Victorville.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: August 11, 2017
Three members of violent Hobos gang sent to prison for life (Chicago, IL): Three members of the violent Hobos super gang were sentenced to life in prison on Friday for their role in multiple slayings that were part of a vast drug trafficking conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 11, 2017
UCF grad: From street gang to law school (Orlando, FL): When UCF graduate Angel Sanchez starts law school in Miami this week, it will be a strange sort of homecoming. After all, the last time he lived there, he was a 16-year-old gang member being sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 11, 2017
3 alleged Savannah gang members plead not guilty in Tatemville slaying (Savannah, GA): A defiant Savannah man charged with directing the September gang-related slaying of Dominique Powell in Tatemville refused on Friday to enter a written plea to charges against him, prompting the judge to direct a not guilty plea.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 11, 2017
2 gang members who testified in murder case sentenced in Chester councilman’s killing (Chester, SC): Two men whom prosecutors say are gang members, who both testified against a gang member convicted of murder in the 2014 death of a Chester councilman, have received probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges.
Source: The Herald Date: August 11, 2017
Providence police arrest suspected gang member after a violent struggle (Providence, RI): A gang member who was shot and wounded by a rival in July ended up in a violent struggle with police Wednesday night as they fought to wrest a stolen handgun from him.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: August 11, 2017
Broken Silence nets fifth MS-13 life sentence in Maryland (Greenbelt, MD): An MS-13 gang member convicted of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in the aid of racketeering was sentenced Aug. 8 to life in prison by a federal judge.
Source: ICE.gov Date: August 11, 2017
23-Month-Old Baby Gunned Down: Gang Members Plead Guilty (Oakland, CA): Two men affiliated with a West Oakland gang have pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to conducting a gunfire attack that killed a 23-month-old boy in 2011.
Source: Alameda Patch Date: August 11, 2017
Jury deliberations begin in Fulton County gang trial (Atlanta, GA): A jury will begin deliberations Thursday in a Fulton County gang trial. Closing arguments lasted nearly five hours Wednesday in the murder trial of an Atlanta City Council woman's nephew. Darius Bottoms, 18, was shot and killed June 2014.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: August 10, 2017
Gang member arrested in deadly Reseda sidewalk shooting (Reseda, CA): A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man on a sidewalk in Reseda early Monday, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: August 10, 2017
Hobos leader given 40 years in prison for running gang that ruled with violence (Chicago, IL): As the reputed boss of the Hobos super gang, Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester ran a narcotics empire that peddled massive quantities of cocaine, crack and heroin, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 10, 2017
115 arrest warrants issued in ATF operation in Bay Area (San Francisco, CA): In what was billed as the largest operation, as counted by arrest warrants, in the history of the federal agency that oversees the nation’s gun laws, more than 75 people were arrested around the Bay Area, authorities said Thursday
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 10, 2017
Associate of Walterboro's Wildboys gang sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempted murder (Walterboro, SC): An associate of Colleton County's Wildboys gang was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2015 gang-related shooting.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: August 10, 2017
Gangs gain traction in Miss. cities, experts say (Mississippi): A man was shot in the face in Pearl last year as he drove down I-20. Police initially thought the shooting might have been a road rage incident, but they later determined it was a hit called down by the Aryan Brotherhood, according to the Pearl Police Department.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: August 10, 2017
Norfolk police chief talks crime, gangs with 10 On Your Side (Norfolk, VA): A lot of people are in agreement that crime is a problem in Hampton Roads. There seems to be no perfect solution to end gun violence, but that doesn’t stop Norfolk’s police chief from making a plea to the public.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: August 10, 2017
Suspect wanted in apparent gang shooting at San Miguel house (San Luis Obispo, CA): A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge Thursday issued a $960,000 warrant for a man suspected of being involved in a June 5 gang-related shooting in San Miguel.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 10, 2017
Walla Walla City Council OK’s jail pact with Sunnyside (Walla Walla, WA): Some inmates convicted of Walla Walla crimes could soon be taking the long ride to Sunnyside’s jail to serve their sentences.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: August 10, 2017
Charges dropped against 2 alleged members of Grundy Crew (Indianapolis, IN): A judge in Indianapolis on Thursday granted a motion by the state to dismiss charges against two co-defendants accused of conspiracy to commit murder, among other charges.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: August 10, 2017
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