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Chicago's Homicide Rate Plummeted in 2017, but Gang Violence Remains High (Chicago, IL): Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade.
Source: TIME Date: January 2, 2018
Wiretapped calls lead to four alleged gang members possibly facing the death penalty (Bakersfield, CA): Last month's massive gang sweep of the West Side Crips criminal street gang in Bakersfield was prompted by the murder of five-year-old Kason Guyton. While no charges have yet been filed in the child's homicide, investigators say another homicide *was* solved as a result of the multi agency investigation.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: January 2, 2018
Roxbury gang member once told officer, “I’m going to your funeral.” Now he faces prison time for selling crack (Boston, MA): A Roxbury gang member who brought a gun to school as a juvenile, made an ominous threat to a police officer in 2015, and fought with rival gang members in jail should spend 14 months in prison for selling crack cocaine, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 2, 2018
Md. man charged with MS-13 gang-related murder of teenager in 2015 (Woodbridge, VA): A Maryland man was arrested Sunday in connection with the gang-related murder of a teenager in Virginia in 2015, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 2, 2018
7-year-old girl, 2 adults injured in South Los Angeles gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): Three people, including a little girl, were shot in a gang-related incident in South Los Angeles. All three victims were wounded shortly after 6 p.m. Monday near 105th Street and Denker Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 2, 2018
Chicago Must Pay $5.6 Million to Ex-Gang Member's Lawyers (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago has been ordered to pay nearly $5.6 million in legal fees for a former street gang member who alleged police framed him in a 1984 double murder. Nathson Fields was awarded $22 million in 2016 after he alleged in a lawsuit that police violated his civil rights by withholding evidence from defense attorneys that could have pointed away from him as the killer of two rival gang members.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: January 2, 2018
Man gets 13 years for role in New Haven fatal shooting (New Haven, CT): Tevin Williams, who last year testified against Jermaine Harris in Harris’ murder trial, has been sentenced to serve 13 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
Source: New Haven Register Date: January 2, 2018
Tulare County teens arrested in New Year's Eve gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's detectives spent New Year's Eve taking guns off the streets and arresting suspected gang members. On New Year's Eve, the Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team held a gang suppression detail throughout the county, focusing their efforts on the communities of Woodville and Seville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 1, 2018
Without witness cooperation, Buffalo police still struggle to solve homicides (Buffalo, NY): The majority of Buffalo's homicides last year, as in previous years, remain unsolved. Police solved nine of the year's 42 homicides, plus 10 others from previous years. Most of the unsolved homicides are classified as gang- and drug-related. "Unfortunately, the gang subculture is against cooperation with the police," said Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 1, 2018
Utah gang-related homicides and violent crimes increased in 2017 — and gang members are getting younger (Salt Lake City, UT): While more deaths in Utah in 2017 are attributable to gang violence than last year, the director of the Salt Lake Area Gang Project said that’s not his biggest end-of-the-year takeaway.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 31, 2017
Gang members shoot at rivals in South Salt Lake, hit a bystander instead (South Salt Lake, UT): A bystander was hit when two teenagers allegedly opened fire during an apparent gang confrontation Saturday in South Salt Lake.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 30, 2017
Prosecutors Say Two Hilltop Homicides Were Gang-Related (Franklin County, OH): A Franklin County grand jury has indicted two men for allegedly committing multiple gang-related murders.
Source: WCBE 90.5 FM News Date: December 29, 2017
Gang victims: A program aimed at helping and healing (Orange County, CA): Shortly before sunrise, in the small, dimly lit chapel of a central Orange County hospital, the parents sat numb and motionless – hands clasped, staring down at the floor.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 29, 2017
Homicide numbers 31 percent higher than last year (Fresno, CA): Homicides are among the most personal. This year four involve sons who killed their mothers. These types of crimes are hard to prevent but next year a plan is in the works to lower domestic murders.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 29, 2017
Two suspected gang members arrested at Montgomery High in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa officers arrested two young men with suspected gang ties — one of them in possession of a loaded gun and packaged cocaine — early Thursday morning at the Montgomery High School campus, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: December 29, 2017
2 known gang members arrested during stop in Ventura County (Ventura County, CA): The Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested two known gang members during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in El Rio. Sheriff's investigators attempted to stop 20-year-old Gerald Silva at around 2 p.m. on the 300 block of Stroube Street. Silva is a known gang member and is currently on parole.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: December 29, 2017
New York City on pace to record lowest murder tally in decades (New York, NY): Despite enduring its deadliest terror attack since 9/11, New York City is on pace to record its lowest murder total in decades. The homicide drop mirrors an across-the-board reduction in major crimes over 2016, statistics released by the police department show.
Source: CNN Date: December 28, 2017
Gang sweep targeting Arvin, Lamont area leads to 21 arrests (Bakersfield, CA): 21 alleged gang members were arrested Thursday as part of another major gang sweep in Kern County. Over the last several months, there was a rising trend of violent crimes in the areas of Lamont, Weedpatch and the City of Arvin, many of them gang related, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: 23ABC News Date: December 28, 2017
Crime is down in L.A. County sheriff's territory (Los Angeles County, CA): Crime fell this year in areas patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including a 20% decline in homicides driven largely by fewer gang-related deaths.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 28, 2017
6 Members of St. Paul Street Gang Indicted on Firearms Charges (St. Paul, MN): Six members of the St. Paul street gang HAM Crazy were indicted Thursday for conspiring to illegally posses firearms, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: December 28, 2017
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