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MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed (Brentwood, NY): The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 9, 2018
Wilmington Bloods member sentenced in plot to hit rival gang (Raleigh, NC): A Wilmington man was the last of 11 members of a local Bloods street gang subset to be sentenced to federal prison in a plot to carry out a hit on a rival gang in Goldsboro, according to a news release.
Source: StarNews Date: March 9, 2018
Alleged gang member sentenced to 35 years in teen’s shooting death in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 23-year-old alleged gang member was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison on Friday for the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in Santa Ana.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 9, 2018
A Coachella gang suspect, a bag of drugs, a footrace in the desert and a cop shot five times (Coachella, CA): Deputy David Solis jumped out of his patrol car and ran after the fleeing suspect, sprinting between the houses of a small Coachella neighborhood and into the empty desert beyond. The suspect was running as fast as he could, desperate to escape, but Solis was faster, gaining on the man as they raced through the fading light.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 9, 2018
Man arrested on gun, gang charges (Porterville, CA): A 20-year-old Porterville man was on gun and gang charges Saturday morning, the Porterville Police Department reported.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: March 9, 2018
Featured Story: Worcester’s Kilby Street shedding its stigma (Worcester, MA): In a national climate teeming with violence, one of Worcester’s most notorious crime-ridden neighborhoods is creating a new identity for itself. Residents, past and present, are feeling a great deal of ownership.
Source: Worcester Magazine Date: March 8, 2018
Bloods gangster, accomplice admit firing shots into occupied SUV (Monmouth County, NJ): Two men, including a member of the Bloods street gang, are facing up to life in prison for firing multiple gunshots at a sport utility vehicle occupied by two men outside a West Long Branch motel in 2017.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 8, 2018
Feds tinker with firearm laws as Winnipeg gang numbers rise (Ottawa, ON): The federal Liberals say they’re treading cautiously as they shape new rules around which Canadians can access firearms, while groups are urging Ottawa to help beat down a rise in Winnipeg’s gang population.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 8, 2018
DA’s Office moves to dismiss gang injunctions aimed at rival Placentia crews (Orange County, CA): The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is moving to dismiss gang injunctions aimed at suspected members of rival crews in two of Placentia’s oldest neighborhoods, saying the court orders are no longer needed.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 8, 2018
The most dangerous gang in Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Police Department has files on 145 gangs operating in the city. The activity is concerning to the chief who said there are two types gangs in operations currently. There are juvenile gangs with members as young as 12-years-old and there are also adult gangs whose core members are between the ages of 22 and 26.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: March 8, 2018
M.L. RCMP speak to locals about crime, rural responses and gang activity (Meadow Lake, SK): Gang activity in the city remains a primary concern for Mounties at the Meadow Lake detachment. Officers addressed gangs and other topics at a local town hall meeting held last night. Around 50 community members attended at the Catholic Church Hall to hear Staff Sgt. Tim Sartison and Sgt. Ryan How speak about the ins and outs of the detachment along with the number and types of calls officers handle.
Source: meadowlakeNOW Date: March 8, 2018
Utah man sentenced to prison for gang-related fatal shooting (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for a fatal gang-related shooting in Ogden in 2016. Devin Brock Smith, 20, of Ogden, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life at the Utah State Prison for the May 6, 2016, slaying of 29-year-old Miguel Angel Rios.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 8, 2018
Six MS-13 gang members convicted of murder in federal court (Alexandria, VA): Six members of the MS-13 street gang were convicted this week for their roles in the slaying of a Northern Virginia teenager they believed was a rival gang member.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin Date: March 8, 2018
Gang member charged with trying to kill CPD officer 2 weeks after parole (Chicago, IL): A member of the Black P-Stones street gang appeared in court Thursday to face a litany of charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, just 16 days after being released on parole.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News Date: March 8, 2018
Motive hinted in July shootout at Little Rock nightclub; testimony cites gang dispute (Little Rock, AR): Testimony by a Pulaski County sheriff's investigator this week in federal court identified several people involved in the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge last year, including the "rival gang member" targeted by the 19-year-old man accused of firing the first shot at the Little Rock nightclub.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: March 8, 2018
Gang Guidance: Wright State researchers develop computer tool designed to reduce street-gang violence (Dayton, OH): A team of researchers at Wright State University has developed a computer tool they hope will enable social workers to step in before violence occurs and keep potential offenders from committing crimes.
Source: Wright State University Date: March 7, 2018
Former gang member speaks to Jeanerette High students (Jeanerette, LA): Rev. Charles Banks offered up some straight talk laced with biblical truth and common sense knowledge on Tuesday morning. Banks is on a mission to bring his message, about avoiding gang life and serving God, to high school students across Louisiana. That is what led him to speak to a classroom full of students at Jeanerette High Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Iberian Date: March 7, 2018
Taylorsville cemetery shooting ‘another flare up’ in ongoing gang violence problem, officials say (Taylorsville, UT): A shooting at a Taylorsville cemetery Saturday appears to be the latest flare up in an ongoing gang violence problem in Utah.
Source: Gephardt Daily Date: March 7, 2018
Block Boyz member describes gang-related shooting (Shreveport, LA): A member of Shreveport's Block Boyz street gang has offered a glimpse of how the group protected its turf with gunfire. During a guilty plea hearing in federal court earlier this year, Rodrick Hicks – one of nine people indicted last July – described how he and another gang member shot up a vehicle occupied by members of the rival Rolling 60s Crips back in 2016.
Source: KTBS 3 News Date: March 7, 2018
MAGEC officers arrest four gang members and associates at University Inn (Fresno, CA): Four gang members and associates are now in jail after being busted at the University Inn. The hotel on East Shaw near Woodrow Avenue has been hit with recent gang activity according to police. Police say Tuesday afternoon's arrests are not connected to last week's shooting.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: March 7, 2018
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