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With 13,000 gang members in Orange County, the push is on to curb crime and recruitment (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police Cpl. Rick Velasquez asked the room of about 60 parents how many knew a gang member. More than half of the hands shot up. Many of the parents said they don’t let their children play outside because they live in neighborhoods dominated by gangs and drugs.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 7, 2017
Cops: Man gravely hurt in gang shootout (Boston, MA): Two vehicles raced down Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay last night before shots were fired from an SUV at a white car, leaving the car’s driver fighting for his life, police said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 7, 2017
DeKalb officials update Annie Glidden North residents on gunfire incidents (DeKalb, IL): Police Chief Gene Lowery had good news for the 50-plus community members attending Monday evening’s public safety forum inside the DeKalb Police Department.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: November 7, 2017
Teens charged with attempted murder in Richland County gang crime (Richland County, SC): Two teenagers arrested by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department have been charged with attempted murder from an October shooting incident, while a third suspect also wanted for attempted murder remains at large.
Source: The State Date: November 7, 2017
U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Gang Member Near Orlando (Harmony, FL): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Orlando Station arrested a subject affiliated with both the Sureños and the California-based Barrio Lazaro Cardenas street gang last week for being in the United States after previously deported.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: November 7, 2017
Gang Member Admits To Killing Witness (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a witness in a case against a Black Guerilla Family member. Wesley Jamal Brown, a member of the Black Guerilla Family’s Greenmount Avenue Regime, pleaded guilty to conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: November 7, 2017
Evidence shows that 16-year-old handled gun used in deadly Columbus shooting, police say (Columbus, GA): Evidence shows that the 16-year-old charged as an adult in the deadly Aug. 31 shooting on Henson Avenue handled the gun used during the incident, according to testimony Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: November 7, 2017
Man drove 3 underage gang members to River Road to break into car, police say (Columbus, GA): A man was charged early Monday after he allegedly drove three alleged gang members between the ages of 14 and 16 to River Road to break into a vehicle, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: November 7, 2017
Expert witness describes gang activity in Lara murder retrial (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc Police corporal whose expertise lies in gang culture and activity, kicked off testimony Tuesday it the trial of two alleged gang members who are being retried for the murder of a rival gang member in 2015.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 7, 2017
Part 2: Gang Prevention (Yakima, WA): Police, city council and school leaders say the key to combating gangs in Yakima is keeping kids from joining in the first place. Federal data shows two out five gang members are under the age of 18 and that number increases in rural areas like Yakima.
Source: KIMA News Date: November 7, 2017
2 Texas Mexican Mafia Members Guilty in 2014 Officer Death (San Antonio, TX): Two more Texas Mexican Mafia gang members face life in prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer outside a San Antonio tattoo shop he co-owned.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: November 7, 2017
Police: Sixth person arrested in gang killing of Annapolis woman (Anne Arundel County, MD): An Annapolis man was arrested in North Carolina by U.S. marshals and will be charged with first-degree murder as police say he assisted in the gang killing of a 21-year-old woman.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: November 7, 2017
Two alleged MS-13 gang members charged with capital murder of Raymond Wood (Bedford County, VA): A Bedford County grand jury has returned true bills against two alleged MS-13 gang members who are accused of being involved in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: November 7, 2017
FBI identifies latest victims of suspected MS-13 violence (Farmingdale, NY): The remains of three young Hispanic men found in recent weeks in wooded areas of suburban New York are likely the latest victims of MS-13 gang violence, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 7, 2017
FBI identifies 2 victims of suspected MS-13 gang violence (Freeport, NY): The FBI confirmed to News 12 Tuesday that it identified two men who were victims of suspected MS-13 gang violence on Long Island.
Source: News12 Date: November 7, 2017
2 Merced teens were killed in 2013. One of the suspects has changed his plea. (Merced, CA): Jury selection was underway Tuesday for an alleged Atwater gang member charged with killing two teenagers at house party on Westside Boulevard over Easter weekend in 2013.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 7, 2017
Part 1: Yakima's Gang Problem (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say their efforts against gangs are working but many people say it doesn't feel like that in their neighborhoods. Out of the 12 homicides in the city this year, police said four of them were gang related and community members think gang activity is getting worse.
Source: KIMA News Date: November 6, 2017
Jackson Terrace gang member tried to kidnap man at gunpoint, police say (Riverside County, CA): Police have arrested a Jackson Terrace gang member who allegedly tried to kidnap a man at gunpoint at a Cathedral City convenience store two weeks ago.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 6, 2017
Gang members are in custody after being found with a stolen vehicle (Fresno, CA): Three gang members are in police custody after Fresno Police found them in possession of a stolen car from Hanford.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: November 5, 2017
Teen allegedly abducted by MS-13 gang member disappears again (Woodbridge, VA): Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 16-year-old girl who is believed to be endangered.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: November 5, 2017
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