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Taking Back the Community: Combating Gang Violence (Suffolk, VA): Police say a lot of the violence we hear about in Hampton Roads is at the hands of gangs. But what can communities and police do to stop them? In Suffolk, investigators think there are roughly 15 gangs operating in the city.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: July 12, 2017
The Gang Murders in the Suburbs (Central Islip, NY): Four young Latino men went to hang out in the woods on Long Island one night during spring break. They ended up victims of the brutal gang MS-13.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 12, 2017
2 men sentenced to prison for roles in 2015 Pasadena shooting (Pasadena, CA): Two men received lengthy prison terms for the gang-related shooting outside a Pasadena chicken restaurant in late 2015, officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 12, 2017
Two Sentenced in Pasadena Gang Shooting at Fast Food Chicken Restaurant (Pasadena, CA): Two men have been sentenced for their roles in the shooting of a man at a fried chicken restaurant in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Source: Pasadena Now Date: July 12, 2017
In six months, Fresno has had nearly as many murders as in all of 2016. Here’s why (Fresno, CA): Fresno has had nearly as many murders so far this year as it recorded in all of last year or in 2015, police Chief Jerry Dyer said, . explaining a surge in gang violence is a key reason.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 12, 2017
Postal carriers in Glassell Park afraid to deliver mail due to gang violence (Glasell Park, CA): At first glance Drew Street is like many others in this Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood, however a long history of gang violence including a shooting on June 27 at almost killed a letter carrier has led to a big change in this neighborhood.
Source: FOX 11 Los Angeles Date: July 12, 2017
New strategies aimed at dealing with the surge in killings in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Gang violence fueled by feuds, rivalries, and leadership struggles lead to a surge in homicides this year. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said his officers will intensify efforts to target gang leaders, but they will also be going after the other leading causes of homicide-- domestic violence, mental health, and homelessness.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 12, 2017
Witness in Topeka murder trial: Gunman fired 16 shots, two passing through apartment occupied by boy, 7 (Topeka, KS): Jurors saw photographs of a string of shell casings lying in a southeast Topeka street that marked the 14-shot barrage a gunman unleashed as he rode in a slow-moving van, mortally wounding a 20-year-old man.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: July 12, 2017
NYPD records show drop in serious crimes in first half of 2017 (New York, NY): With 2017 half over, New York City reported significant drops in all kinds of serious crimes, with a nearly 40 percent reduction in June, according to NYPD records reviewed by Newsday and law enforcement sources.
Source: Newsday Date: July 12, 2017
Nauti-Block leader gets 8-year prison term (Boston, MA): Sobs ripped through a federal courtroom Wednesday when a leader of a Hyannis-based street gang addressed his family and children before being sentenced to eight years in prison. The hearing was the first opportunity for the public to hear of Christian Chapman’s personal life, which his attorney said was riddled with tragedy from birth.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: July 12, 2017
Street gangs blamed for double shooting in Little Rock; teen suspect in custody (Little Rock, AR): Police believe a double shooting in Little Rock last month involved two rival street gangs, according to a department spokesman.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: July 11, 2017
Immigrant sues Chicago police alleging gang database error (Chicago, IL): A Mexican immigrant scheduled for deportation filed a lawsuit against Chicago police Tuesday, alleging he was wrongly listed in a gang database and that it cost him the chance to get protection through a federal program and remain in the U.S.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 11, 2017
Gang violence stats continue to drop for month, year (Portland, OR): Incidents of gang violence dropped slightly in June from the previous month, helping to keep the total investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team below last year's pace. According to the newest statistics, GET investigated 12 incidents in June, down two from the 14 investigated in May.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: July 11, 2017
Indictment charges 12 TTG gang members with murder, drug, gun offenses (Baltimore, MD): An unsealed 10-count superseding indictment charges 12 members of the Trained To Go, or TTG, gang in Baltimore as authorities continue to look for one gang member who remains at large.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: July 11, 2017
Woman surrenders to police in shooting death of Brooklyn gang member during dice game (Brooklyn, NY): A 27-year-old woman accused of slaying a gang member during a Brooklyn dice game attack surrendered to cops, police said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: July 11, 2017
Phoenix man faces manslaughter charge in 2016 shooting death of friend (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix a man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the shooting of a friend and fellow gang member in a Phoenix condominium last year, according to a court document.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 11, 2017
Phoenix Man Accused of Manslaughter in Gang Member Shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter for allegedly shooting a fellow gang member last year. Bond was set at $150,000 for 21-year-old Vicente Vega Perez at his initial court appearance Monday.
Source: US News and World Report Date: July 11, 2017
Suspected drugs found tied to a delicate spot after midstate men’s West Virginia arrests (Macon, GA): Three Macon men face drug charges after being arrested in a West Virginia investigation into a Georgia-based drug trafficking organization. One of them, 39-year-old Alphonso Clyde, is a founding member of Macon’s Mafia street gang.
Source: The Telegraph Date: July 11, 2017
Crips associate gets 20 years for home invasion killing (Newark, NJ): A city man who admitted taking part in a fatal home invasion robbery almost two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.
Source: NJ.com Date: July 11, 2017
Critical city anti-youth gang program in jeopardy as violence mounts (Hamilton, ON): In a time when youth crime is rising and teenagers are facing charges in connection with murders, home invasions and assaults, the city is in danger of losing one of its most important frontline services to combat youth gang involvement.
Source: CBC News Date: July 11, 2017
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