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Wilmington: most dangerous place in America for youth (Wilmington, DE): Kids are more likely to be shot in Wilmington than any other U.S. city. Arguments start on Facebook and Twitter between young people age 12 to 17 and are frequently settled with guns. They are targeted for seemingly innocuous insults on social media about a girl, a family member or a pair of sneakers. One shooting often begets another and another.
Source: The News Journal Date: September 8, 2017
Red Sol brothers sentenced to life (Tulare County, CA) : Brothers Cervando Avalos, and Emanuel Avalos, age 27, were sentenced to 28 years to life and 110 years and 8 months to life, respectively, for numerous gang crimes including conspiracy to commit murder Thursday by Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Joseph Kalashian.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: September 8, 2017
No easy solution to gang strife: Abbotsford Mayor (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says that while there’s no easy fix for the spate of gang-related killings that has rocked Abbotsford this year, more engagement with at-risk teens is needed before they turn to lives of crime.
Source: The Abbotsford News Date: September 8, 2017
Bulldog Gang leaders arrested in probe of sex trafficking, gun and drug sales (Fresno, CA): Fresno police and multiple federal agencies Friday announced the arrest of Bulldog Gang leaders allegedly involved in human trafficking and sales of firearms and narcotics in an operation dubbed “Alpha Dog” that involved extensive use of wiretaps on gang shot callers since 2016.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: September 8, 2017
Gang hangouts targeted by Richmond RCMP (Richmond, BC): Richmond RCMP officers from the Organized Crime Unit will be partnering with general duty Mounties to conduct proactive gang patrols throughout the city.
Source: Richmond News Date: September 8, 2017
Gang Bust: JP Man Gets 14 Years For Distributing Heroin (Boston, MA): A cocaine and heroin distributor for the Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston, the US Attorney's Office announced today.
Source: Milton Patch Date: September 8, 2017
2 Hyannis men sentenced in Nauti-Block case (Boston, MA): Two Cape Cod men affiliated with the Nauti-Block street gang were sentenced to 30 months in prison during a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: September 8, 2017
Raid continues police targeting of violent West Baltimore neighborhood where 15-year-old boy was killed (Baltimore, MD): Police this week raided the West Baltimore home of an alleged Crip gang member as part of a broader effort to stem violence in the neighborhood where a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot last month, according to police and court records.
Source: Carrolll County Times Date: September 8, 2017
Violent crime in Denver reaches new high (Denver, CO): Violent crime in Denver has reached a new high, according to the Denver Police Department. Violent crime reported in the City and County of Denver is up more than 7 percent this year, with July marking the most violent month the city has seen in half a decade.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: September 8, 2017
U.S. charges accuse Arkansan of selling guns to Chicago gangs (Chicago, IL): An Arkansas man is scheduled to appear in federal court today in Illinois after authorities accused him of taking hundreds of guns to Chicago and illegally selling them to street gangs over the past five years.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: September 7, 2017
Judge halts L.A. gang injunction against an Echo Park man who denies being in a gang (Los Angeles, CA): A federal judge on Thursday temporarily barred Los Angeles police and prosecutors from enforcing a gang injunction against an Echo Park man, saying she believed he would likely prove his rights were violated when he was swept up in the order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 7, 2017
Utah judge finds probable cause for case targeting ‘Titanic Crip Society’ gang to move forward (Ogden, UT): An Ogden judge this week ruled that six criminal cases targeting alleged members of a small northern Utah gang can move forward to trial.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 7, 2017
Gangster Disciples is largest street gang in Columbus, according to police, sheriff (Columbus, GA): To understand the extent of the gang problem in Columbus, the first place to look is the Muscogee County Jail. On Wednesday, about 400 of the 1,066 inmates in the facility were validated members of one street gang or another, Sheriff Donna Tompkins said this week.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: September 7, 2017
Police in Edmonton and Calgary still investigating gang-related shootings in 2016 (Edmonton, AB): Investigators in Calgary and Edmonton are asking for the public’s help as they investigate three shootings, two in Calgary and one in Edmonton, in late 2016.
Source: CTV News Edmonton Date: September 7, 2017
Gang violence drops in Portland so far this year (Portland, OR): Portland police have handled 81 gang shootings so far this year -- and that's actually a hopeful number for the officers who work on a team dedicated to trying to keep the violence at bay, their boss says.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 7, 2017
Three MS-13 gang members sentenced in brutal killing of Mendota woman (Fresno County, CA): Three admitted members of the violent street gang MS-13 accepted a plea agreement in Fresno County Superior Court for the slaying of a Mendota woman last year.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: September 7, 2017
Alleged San Pablo gang member executed Richmond man as he begged for his life, DA says (Martinez, CA): In February 2014, an alleged San Pablo gang member ignored his victim’s pleas for mercy, and executed him at point-blank range outside of a Pinole bar, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of a murder trial Wednesday.
Source: East Bay Times Date: September 7, 2017
Newport News gang member sentenced in 2012 homicide (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member who shot and killed the father of a young child was sentenced to more than 20 years in the state penitentiary, court officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 7, 2017
Deputies arrest known gang member for drugs and firearm possession in Bloomington (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known gang member for possession of suspected methamphetamine while armed with a loaded firearm early Thursday, Sept. 7, when they stopped to check several men in Bloomington known to be involved in narcotics activity, according to a sheriff’s news release.
Source: The Sun Date: September 7, 2017
Parents blame gang conflict for enrolment drop at Abbotsford, B.C. high school (Abbotsford, BC): An Abbotsford, B.C. high school has seen a large drop in enrolment over the last 10 years and parents are blaming the ongoing gang conflict in the area. Some are choosing not to send their children to Rick Hansen Secondary School because they're afraid their kids could go down the wrong path.
Source: CBC News Date: September 7, 2017
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