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Does Georgia Have A Gang Problem? (Georgia): As the primary race for Georgia governor heats up, candidates are laying out their platforms for the next steps in criminal justice. One approach claims criminal gangs are on the rise. “We have a gang problem in Georgia. In fact, as has been noted, it’s a crisis,” Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said in Marietta Square on Tuesday.
Source: WABE 90.1 FM Date: April 13, 2018
Bill to toughen penalties for gang activities moves to House after passing Senate (Frankfort, KY): The Kentucky Senate approved a bill Friday meant to fight criminal gang activity in the state, despite concerns that the measure unfairly targets minorities and isn’t supported by research.
Source: WDRB News Date: April 13, 2018
Gang member convicted in Lonsdale shooting (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County District Attorney's office has obtained multiple felony convictions for a gang member guilty of robbing and shooting a man in Lonsdale.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: April 13, 2018
LMPD says shooting at Waterfront Park was 'gang-involved' (Louisville, KY): The Louisville Metro Police Department says a shooting at Waterfront Park Thursday night was related to gang activity. "We did discover that this was gang-involved," Mitchell said. "Certainly, we have not found the individuals responsible for this shooting."
Source: WDRB News Date: April 13, 2018
Police gang units: What are they and do we need them? (Everett, WA): From Snohomish to Pierce counties, we’ve seen an increase in gang violence. Just months after Everett elected a new mayor, police say a 13-year-old with gang affiliation shot and killed a 14-year-old. “My focus is on public safety and gang violence. We’re seeing a real uptick and it's frightening, the age of the kids we’re seeing,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: April 13, 2018
Chicago gang database under review by oversight agency (Chicago, IL): The controversial gang database of the Chicago Police Department, containing the personal information of more than 128,000 individuals, is under scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 13, 2018
Fugitive accused of being pimp for Houston gang brothels in federal custody (Houston, TX): After months of evading arrest, an alleged leader in an international gang-run brothel operation was arraigned in Houston federal court Thursday following a dramatic arrest this week in Mexico.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 13, 2018
No arrests two weeks after Santa Rosa’s first homicide of 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA): An investigation into Santa Rosa’s first homicide of 2018 — a gunfight between rival gang members that killed one and wounded another — remains hampered by limited cooperation from people involved in the confrontation, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 13, 2018
In wake of teen suicides last month, former gang member founds suicide-prevention group (Greeley, CO): The morning after Shannon Hawley tried to commit suicide by cop, he woke up angry in the Weld County Jail. His chest hurt because when he'd charged the Greeley police officers who responded to his home that night, they fired a non-lethal beanbag round at him instead of using their guns. The night might have ended as he wanted it to — he was a drunk gang member and they believed he had a gun that night — but the officers were able to subdue and arrest him instead of kill him.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: April 13, 2018
Police chief orders team to halt use of active gang list (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has directed her Gang Enforcement Team to stop maintaining a so-called secret list of active gang members. However, Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristen Snowden and other law enforcement officials say the list is essential for reducing gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 12, 2018
2017 Canton double murder linked to street gang dispute (Canton, GA): It was a late-night shootout between rival factions of the Bloods street gang that left 23-year-old William Kendrick Randall and 26-year-old Tony Samples dead on June 25 last year in a Canton neighborhood, according to indictments filed in Cherokee County this week.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News Date: April 12, 2018
Convicted felon, gang member gets 30 years after KPD finds drugs, gun (Knoxville, TN): A convicted felon and gang member is back behind bars for 30 years after a traffic stop led to the discovery of crack cocaine, molly and a handgun, the district attorney's office said.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: April 12, 2018
Fresno Police taking an average of 100 guns off the streets each month (Fresno, CA): Neighborhoods infamous for gang violence, filled with Fresno Police officers and gang units, spreading out in South Fresno. It's a daily routine of looking for gang members, and guns, a big contributor to a drop in violent crimes.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 12, 2018
Pomona police find drugs, guns in gang member’s home (Pomona, CA): A Pomona gang member with a long criminal history was arrested Thursday following a search of his home that yielded narcotics and a firearm, police said.
Source: Daily Bulletin Date: April 12, 2018
How Police in One City Are Using Tech to Fight Gangs (High Point, NC): The High Point, N.C., Police Department is nationally known as a leader in innovative policing, particularly on issues of domestic violence. Over the past decade, High Point's dedicated strategy of "focused deterrence" has led to a three-fold drop in domestic abuser homicides.
Source: Governing Date: April 11, 2018
Police: Three charged in shooting after teen wouldn't join gang (Lexington, KY): Three men are facing nearly two dozen charges each after a pair of February shootings in Lexington. Davontae Cobb, Jacque Jones and John Harris are facing charges including wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: April 11, 2018
He Grew Up a Crip. His Goal Today: Keep Kids from Making His Same Mistakes (St. Louis, MO): Shawn always wanted to be in a gang, but when he got shot at sixteen — the bullet careening up his wrist, tearing the tendons and exploding through his elbow — he thought seriously about abandoning the life.
Source: Riverfront Times Date: April 11, 2018
Richmond teen killed in 2009 identified as Sureno gang murder victim (San Francisco, CA): A nearly decade-old fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Richmond boy was among the seven homicides federal investigators tied to a notorious Sureño gang last week.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 11, 2018
Critics concerned proposed gang violence bill could encourage racial profiling (Louisville, KY): Community leaders are speaking out against a proposed bill that would crack down on gang activity. House Bill 169 aims to tackle gang-related violence in Kentucky, but some say it encourages racial profiling in the criminal justice system.
Source: WDRB News Date: April 11, 2018
Police: Suspects shoot up neighborhood after teen refuses to join gang (Lexington, KY): Police arrest a third man they say was involved in a pair of shootings in February that damaged homes, ruptured a gas line and forced the evacuation of a building.
Source: WTVQ 36 News Date: April 11, 2018
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