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Murder suspect, 14, has a slim criminal record but a documented history of defiance (Omaha, NE): Glance at 14-year-old Tyon Wells and you see a skinny teen with an even skimpier juvenile record. Wells’ only official criminal blemish was a juvenile diversion case over a meltdown on a school bus.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: May 4, 2018
Harris County DA will seek death penalty against MS-13 gang member (Harris County, TX): Omar Torres was already behind bars when he ordered the hit, police say. The suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested in June 2016 after the brutal slaying of Noe Mendez four months earlier. He could have been facing life in prison —but only if the teen slated to testify against him lived to tell the tale.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 4, 2018
Cuyahoga County corrections officer favored Heartless Felons, gave them porn and pop, records say (Cleveland, OH): A former Cuyahoga County jail guard favored inmates affiliated with the Heartless Felons street gang, including bringing the gang members pornography and tobacco products, according to an investigative file in the case.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: May 4, 2018
Gang member who lured Dallas man to Plano, then robbed and shot him, gets 40 years in prison (Dallas, TX): A gang member who lured a Dallas man to Plano two years ago, robbed him and then shot him, was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: May 4, 2018
Savannah Seniors Group Look for Insight on Gang Violence (Savannah, GA): Sandwiched between two schools in a small, lush Savannah neighborhood, Cann Park residents feared going outside. Until federal agents and Savannah Metro Police swept through the streets in March 2016 — the culmination of a six-month undercover operation — this quarter-of-a-square-mile neighborhood was plagued with gun fire, drug deals, and two feuding neighborhood gangs.
Source: Courthouse News Service Date: May 4, 2018
Merced officers searched inside Auto Zone for this gang member with a gun, police say (Merced, CA): Two Merced gang members were arrested Thursday after officers found them in possession of firearms, according to Merced Police.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: May 4, 2018
Deadly shooting of gang member in November by police officer is ruled justified (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department's Critical Incident Review Board has ruled an officer involved shooting from last November is justified involving BPD Chief Lyle Martin's son.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: May 4, 2018
Corruption alleged with hiring, resignation of Savannah anti-gang program manager (Savannah, GA): When advised by the arresting officer that the DUI suspect, George Lee III, claimed to be a district attorney, Savannah Police Cpl. Steven Bland was unimpressed. “So?” was Bland’s response during the downtown stop on March 2. Lee was then arrested after refusing Bland’s request to submit to a Breathalyzer test, thus prompting the end of the local pastor’s nine-month stint as program manager of Savannah’s End Gun Violence anti-gang initiative.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: May 4, 2018
Meet The Former Gang Leader Who Wants A Safer Chicago (Chicago, IL): We hear a lot about gang violence. But, what are gangs? Where are they a problem? Why do people join? And what inspires people to get out? It's tough to pin down one all-encompassing definition of a gang because they come in different forms with different agendas and motives.
Source: WTMJ 4 News Date: May 4, 2018
A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid (Denver, CO): Last winter, on the outskirts of a large U.S.city, an FBI Hostage Rescue Team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in a series of “high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them,” the head of the agency’s operational technology law unit told attendees of the AUVSIXponential conference here.
Source: Nextgov Date: May 4, 2018
Man sentenced in gang-related shooting (Stevens Point, WI): A 22-year-old Stevens Point man will spend six years behind bars after being found guilty of three felonies in a gang-related incident that left a son shot and his father beaten. Tanner Tork will also serve five years on extended supervision upon his release. He was ordered to pay more than $3,300 in restitution.
Source: WSAU News Date: May 4, 2018
Gangster convicted, two others acquitted in plot to murder rival gang member (Calgary, AB): FOB gang member Trong Nguyen conspired to murder a rival gangster and tried to coax a police agent into carrying out the killing, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: May 4, 2018
Bradenton drug trafficking gang marked their territory with blood, cops say (Bradenton, FL): As the opioid epidemic was spiking in Manatee County in 2015-16, a gang of local drug dealers was grabbing territory for their enterprise, protecting it with armed patrols and when needed, according to an indictment handed up last month, resorting even to murder.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: May 4, 2018
MS-13 Members Sentenced for Gangland Killing of an 18 -year old in Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): A state Superior Court Judge has sentenced three young defendants to a combined total of 67 years in state prison for their roles in the “savage brutality” of a meticulously planned, gang-related, execution-style murder, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.
Source: TAPinto.net Date: May 4, 2018
Austin gang member gets 20 years in federal prison for teen's death (Austin, TX): An Austin gang member has been sentenced to prison by a federal judge for his involvement in the shooting death of a teen in South Austin over two years ago.
Source: CBS Austin Date: May 4, 2018
Federal judge orders release of LI teen from immigration custody (Manhattan, NY): A Manhattan federal judge on Friday ordered the release from immigration custody of an undocumented 16-year-old Honduran boy after a year separated from his Brentwood mother, calling his detention for suspected gang affiliation in Suffolk County a “pretext.”
Source: Newsday Date: May 4, 2018
Unified Erie's "Call Ins" making strides to reduce gang violence (Erie, PA): Young gang members were offered a chance to steer themselves away from a life of violence and crime. "There’s a better life for you, a safer life for you, and that's what we're trying to get through to these gentleman." Mayor of Erie, Joe Schember said.
Source: Erie News Now Date: May 3, 2018
Mad Stone Bloods gang members sentenced for smuggling drugs into Virginia prisons (Roanoke, VA): Five members of the Mad Stone Bloods gang will spend time behind bars for smuggling drugs into Virginia prisons.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: May 3, 2018
U.S. Marshals, OCPD combine to arrest 83 during operation targeting gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): A joint operation between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Oklahoma City Police Department led to the arrest of 83 suspects they say are related to gang activity.
Source: KOKH FOX 25 News Date: May 3, 2018
Felon faces nearly 50 charges. Columbus police say he is a member of Ghostface Gangsters. (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man facing gang, forgery, weapons and drug charges was identified in court Thursday morning by a Columbus police detective as a member of the Ghostface Gangsters, a whites-only gang that has been on the local law enforcement radar for nearly a month.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: May 3, 2018
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