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Death of a witness: A man saw his nephew killed but was murdered before he could testify (Memphis, TN): Robert Pollard Jr. was recently shot to death in South Memphis, and his grieving parents said it happened after an argument over stolen lawncare equipment escalated out of control.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: November 5, 2017
One student’s story highlights Clark County schools’ struggle with violence (Las Vegas, NV): This is the first installment in a series, Year in the Life, which will follow one CCSD senior through to graduation — highlighting districtwide issues along the way.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: November 4, 2017
Tacoma crime story not as dire as you might think (Tacoma, WA): Crime is down in Tacoma. In the last decade, per-capita violent crime has gone down 9 percent, burglaries are down 14 percent and auto theft is down 26 percent.
Source: The News Tribune Date: November 4, 2017
U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive MS-13 gang member in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): The United States Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) arrested fugitive, Milton Misael Zambrano-Gonzalez, a member of the MS-13 criminal street gang, in Southeast Baltimore on Saturday.
Source: WBFF FOX 45 News Date: November 4, 2017
Closing arguments expected in trial of 2 gang members accused of ambushing officer (Balcones Heights, TX): Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of two Texas Mexican Mafia members accused of gunning down Balcones Heights police officer Julian Pesina.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 4, 2017
Feds: ‘Hundreds of hours’ of wiretaps in Four Corner Hustlers case (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors have “hundreds” of hours of wiretap recordings collected during the investigation of 11 men identified as members of the brutal Four Corner Hustlers street gang who were indicted in a sweeping racketeering and murder conspiracy in September.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 4, 2017
Gang unit caseload doubles (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related cases in El Paso has more than doubled in a year. KFOX14 Investigates obtained data from the El Paso Police Department showing the gang unit’s caseload has seen a dramatic increase.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: November 3, 2017
Gang-Related Robbery Trial Testimony Continues (Yolo County, CA): Thursday morning, November 2, 2017, the trial for defendants Joshua Cadenaz-Lopez and Ricky Gomez Hernandez reconvened in Department 14. The witness testimony of Detective Matthew Boudinot, a member of the West Sacramento Police Department, continued throughout the morning.
Source: The Davis Vanguard Date: November 3, 2017
23-year-old gang member convicted of first-degree murder in April 2016 death of bystander (Omaha, NE): A jury on Friday convicted an Omaha gang member of first-degree murder in the April 2016 death of a bystander on a porch.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: November 3, 2017
Police arrest 2 suspects in gang-related Wilmington slayings (Los Angeles, CA): A teenage gang member has been arrested in the slaying of a 19-year-old Banning High School graduate killed outside a weekend Halloween party in Wilmington, police announced Friday.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: November 3, 2017
Retrial Begins For Lompoc Men Charged With Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing In 2015 (Lompoc, CA): Jurors in the second trial for two Lompoc men charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in 2015 heard the prosecuting attorney claim the crime occurred due to a gang-related dispute, while the defendants’ attorneys contend the pair acted in self defense.
Source: Noozhawk Date: November 3, 2017
Wilmington teen gets prison time for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related shooting from last year.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: November 3, 2017
Driver in 1995 Gang Shooting That Killed Young Mother Gets 8 Years (San Diego, CA): The driver in a gang-related car-to-car shooting in Encanto in 1995 that killed a young mother in front of her boyfriend and 10- month-old daughter was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: November 3, 2017
Fourth gang member in 2013 East Knoxville homicide sentenced to life in prison (Knoxville, TN): A gang member involved in a 2013 East Knoxville homicide was sentenced to life in prison Friday. Quantavious Williams, a member of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang, was convicted for the first-degree murder of 52-year-old Jack Hutchins Jr., a father of eight and a local handyman.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: November 3, 2017
16-year-old leader of ‘Shmitty Street Gang’ is charged in series of carjackings, thefts (Jackson County, MO): A Kansas City teen has been charged with several car thefts and armed robberies involving vehicles that happened this summer in KC.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: November 3, 2017
Sacramento-area gang members sentenced for 2016 attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): Three Sacramento-area gang members have been sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of two people in a Lemon Hill apartment parking lot.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 3, 2017
Latin King sentenced in New Bedford drug case (Boston, MA): A member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in New Bedford.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: November 3, 2017
Reputed gang member sentenced for 2012 Oakland shootout (Oakland, CA): An alleged gang member was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for his role in an East Oakland shootout five years ago between two Asian gangs that left one man dead.
Source: East Bay Times Date: November 3, 2017
Fairfax County working to make up ground in ongoing gang problem (Fairfax County, VA): All eyes are on Virginia's race for governor and the topic dominating the debate is who can better handle the growing MS-13 gang problem in the commonwealth.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: November 3, 2017
Faith saves local man from thug life in gangs (Edgewood, NM): At first look, Daniel Muñoz, 37, seems quite average — he’s the manager of the Subway sandwich shop in Edgewood and is a proud husband and father. Beneath that veneer is a past involving gang activity and drugs that sent him to prison and eventually to redemption.
Source: Mountain View Telegraph Date: November 3, 2017
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