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Another gang fight reported at southwestern Idaho prison (Boise, ID): Five prisons south of Boise have been placed on secure status indefinitely following the second altercation in two days between gangs that involved multiple inmates, officials said Saturday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 6, 2018
MS-13 gang brutality grabs headlines while its influence in Houston and U.S. may be waning (Houston, TX): Estuar Quinonez's bullet-riddled body and 25 bullet casings were found in Missouri City's Buffalo Run Park on June 16, 2016. The 16-year-old, a member of the MS-13 street gang, had been cooperating with Houston police after witnessing six homicides by the gang, police say. Five alleged MS-13 members were charged with capital murder in Quinonez's slaying.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 5, 2018
Feds: New prosecutors will focus on Long Island gang violence (Long Island, NY): The Eastern District of New York will receive two additional assistant U.S. attorneys tasked with prosecuting violent MS-13 and other gang crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
Source: Newsday Date: January 5, 2018
After his arrest, Latin Kings gang member has mom deal his drugs, guns, police say (Allentown, PA): After he was locked up on gun and drug charges last month, a Latin Kings gang member gave his mother instructions on how to distribute the remaining drugs and guns he had kept hidden in their Allentown home, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call Date: January 5, 2018
Gang member shot to death in Bell Gardens (Bell Gardens, CA): A gang member was shot to death this morning in Bell Gardens in what authorities say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 5, 2018
Two men convicted of 2013 Santa Paula gang-related murder (Santa Paula, CA): A jury on Wednesday found two men guilty of second-degree murder in a 2013 Santa Paula gang-related shooting, prosecutors said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 5, 2018
Local Garza Family Story Shines Light on Gang Violence Prevention and Makes Waves Across the State (Sacramento, CA): Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 134 before his fellow lawmakers for a unanimous vote declaring January 2018 as Gang Awareness and Prevention Month in California.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: January 5, 2018
2017 homicide rate reaches highest number in more than 25 years (Killen, TX): It was a deadly year in Killeen, as police reported 22 homicides for 2017. Killeen police said 18 of the homicides are being investigated as murders, while four deaths were determined to be committed in self-defense.
Source: KWTX 10 News Date: January 5, 2018
FBI agent dragged by truck before shooting alleged gang member, agency says (North Fulton County, GA): An FBI agent was forced to open fire early Friday after a wanted man ran from a Sandy Springs hotel, hopped in a pickup truck and dragged the agent for a quarter-mile, officials told Channel 2 Action News.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: January 5, 2018
Gang member was ordered to shoot at police. He’ll be in prison for 37 years to life (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was sentenced Friday to 37 years to life in prison for shooting at police four years ago on the orders of a older gang member.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 5, 2018
Final Defendants in Gang-Affiliated Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Decades in Prison; Sentencings Bring an End to the Successful Conviction of all 25 Charged Defendants (San Diego, CA): Deandre Cook today became the last of 25 gang members and associates to be sentenced as part of a prolific gun and drug trafficking operation that sold large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in southeast San Diego neighborhoods. Cook was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Houston to 84 months in prison.
Source: United States Department of Justice Date: January 5, 2018
McManus says anti-gang focus helped lower 2017 homicides (San Antonio, TX): Crediting intense multi-agency work in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, Police Chief William McManus applauded a 15 percent reduction in homicides last year over 2016, but cautioned Thursday against complacency and simple answers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 4, 2018
Utah gang prevention services aim to help youth stay busy (Salt Lake City, UT): Gang crime is on the rise in Utah, and investigators say they're in our high schools and even our elementary schools. Damian Trujillo is the co-owner of Inspiro Recovery. But growing up, Trujillo didn’t have such aspirations.
Source: ABC4 Utah Date: January 4, 2018
New Providence Police gang database policy violates Community Safety Act, maintains PrYSM (Providence, RI): The newly created Intelligence Assessment Database “blatantly and unequivocally” violates the Community Safety Act (CSA) maintains attorney Shannah Kurland in a letter to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana. Kurland is the legal director of the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)’s Community Defense Project.
Source: Uprise RI Date: January 4, 2018
Feds announce new charges against alleged Ohio MS-13 members (Columbus, OH): The federal government says four more alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been charged in Ohio. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury charged the four on Dec. 14 on counts including extortion, money laundering and drug dealing. The indictment was announced Tuesday.
Source: The News-Herald Date: January 4, 2018
Details in gang-related shooting revealed in preliminary hearing (Solano County, CA): The alleged gunman in a 2016 gang-related Fairfield homicide appeared Thursday in Solano County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing. Jesus Camarillo, 17, a reported member of the Sureños street gang, allegedly gunned down an alleged member of the rival street gang, the Norteños, Sulpicio Rios, 19, of Fairfield, the night of Dec. 10, 2016.
Source: The Reporter Date: January 4, 2018
Three gang members arrested in Merced with gun, drugs and cash, police say (Merced, CA): Three gang members were arrested in Merced on Wednesday for illegally possessing guns and drugs, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 4, 2018
He gunned down two people at a bar near Waterford. Now, he faces 166 years in prison (Modesto, CA): A 24-year-old Modesto man could spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two people near Waterford after carrying out a gang-related execution and trying to carjack a woman who refused to give up her vehicle.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 4, 2018
Drug dealer tied to notorious Columbia Point Dawgs gang sentenced to five years in prison (Boston, MA): A drug supplier to the feared Columbia Point Dawgs street gang who joked about coaching gangsters how to shoot one another was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for trafficking heroin and cocaine, legal filings show.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 4, 2018
Man to serve three years for involvement in string of Uptown armed robberies in 2015 (New Orleans, LA): A man who pleaded guilty on December to conspiring to commit armed robbery in connection to a string of Uptown bar and restaurant robberies in 2015 will serve a total of three years in prison for his involvement in the high-profile crimes.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 4, 2018
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