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4th arrest in 2011 Cordell King gang-shooting (San Diego, CA): A fourth suspect was booked Friday in the 2011 fatal shooting of Cordell King in City Heights, San Diego homicide investigators said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 21, 2015
Newport News battles violence with youth job training (Newport News, VA): There’s a success story out of Newport News: hundreds of young adults successfully completed an enrichment program Friday. Newport News’ Summer Training and Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.) is designed to help shape the minds and futures of young people, ages 16 to 24. It’s also helping a few of them earn a steady paycheck.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: August 21, 2015
Evolving gang activity challenges Fort Collins police (Fort Collins, CO): Rival gang members pulled knives and squared off at City Park as families flooded the streets after Fort Collins’ Fourth of July fireworks display. The scrum left three people with stab wounds as Fort Collins police scrambled to set up a perimeter and track down suspects amid the wave of passersby. An investigation is ongoing.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: August 20, 2015
Gang activity suspected in mass shooting (Rochester, NY): Community leaders and gang interdiction specialists suspect that gang activity and a massive escalation of a dispute were the cause of the brazen triple-fatal shooting Wednesday evening that also wounded four others.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: August 20, 2015
East Chicago man receives 210-month prison term for gang activity (Hammond, IN): U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on Thursday sentenced Imperial Gangster member Ace Cortez to more than 17 years in federal prison. In December 2013, the East Chicago resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering activity and homicide in aid of racketeering activity, Simon noted during the sentencing hearing.
Source: The Times Date: August 20, 2015
Man testifies that he drove accused gunmen to Garner duplex (Raleigh, NC): When two masked gunmen entered the home of Jose Samual Flores Mendoza and his wife, Maria Saravia Mendoza, early one January morning in 2013, their intention was to scare two people from testifying in a pending Wake County assault case, a key witness for the prosecution testified Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 20, 2015
Men arrested in relation to gang activity in Lynchburg have long criminal histories (Lynchburg, VA): Police made four arrests related to gang activity in Lynchburg, but aren’t saying the arrests were directly related to the shooting death of 16-year-old Jessie Paige.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: August 20, 2015
Bullying, gang activity continues decline in Gwinnett Schools (Suwanee, GA): Ninth-graders were part of a positive change this time. For the first time in recent memory, Gwinnett County Public Schools saw about a five percent drop in the number of in-school suspensions by ninth-graders, down to 26 percent from 31 percent of the total incidents in that category. Overall last school year, there were 33,067 in-school suspensions in the district.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: August 20, 2015
Duval County Schools develops plan to fight gangs in schools (Duval County, FL): Some parents are concerned about the gang problem in the community, which is spilling into schools. Police believe that gang activity led to the deaths of two students at First Coast High School last school year.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com Date: August 20, 2015
Police: Number of new gang members identified in Dubuque on the decline (Dubuque, IA): While confirmed shots-fired incidents are on the rise in Dubuque, statistics show there has been a downward trend in new gang members identified in the city. "We're hopeful that it's not because we're not doing our job, but because there is a reputation that they're not welcome here," Dubuque Police Lt. Scott Baxter said.
Source: The Telegraph Herald Date: August 20, 2015
Heartless Felons member gets 6 years for shooting witness (Cleveland, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for shooting a witness who testified in a gang-related hearing.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 20, 2015
Council reviews ideas for reducing Salinas violence (Salinas, CA): The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is evaluating strategies for reducing violence in Salinas, as explained in a report published this month.
Source: The Californian Date: August 20, 2015
Teen who received sentencing break arrested again (Yuba County, CA): A 17-year-old boy who was placed on probation Monday in an assault case was arrested the next day and now faces more than 50 years in prison, according to a Yuba County prosecutor.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: August 20, 2015
SJ Works celebrates its first graduating class (San Jose, CA): San Jose teenagers and young adults traded in their late morning sleep-in and chilled out demeanor this summer in exchange for a work schedule and some well-earned cash to go along with it.
Source: The Spartan Daily Date: August 20, 2015
Two arrested in NYC's biggest gang bust in history found guilty of conspiracy charges (New York, NY): Two defendants who were ensnared in the largest gang takedown in city history were convicted of conspiracy counts Thursday after a lengthy trial. Davon Pinkston and Keith Goodman, members of the Make it Happen Boys, of the Manhattanville Houses, now face up to life behind bars.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 20, 2015
More than a dozen arrested in Dallas Co. gang raids (Dallas County, AL): Residents there say they're seeing the results of police activity in and around Selma as an ongoing crackdown on gang violence continues. After a slew of arrests, the operation is getting the attention of the national law enforcement community. Dallas County hopes their efforts can be an example for other cities across the nation when it comes to combating gangs.
Source: WSFA 12 News Date: August 19, 2015
Reputed gang leader who won $25M court verdict charged in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader who won a whopping $25 million award just three years ago for a wrongful murder conviction from his youth was charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 19, 2015
Marietta gang member convicted of murder in drug killing (Marietta, GA): A Cobb jury convicted a Marietta man on Monday for killing a drug dealer last year, the Cobb District Attorney’s Office reports. Nehemiah “Miami” Anglin, 21, was convicted of felony murder and felony drug possession in the death of Damion Wright, 26.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: August 19, 2015
Three of five suspects arrested for gang beating (South San Francisco, FL): Three people were arrested and police are seeking two outstanding suspects for their involvement in beating a 24-year-old South San Francisco resident Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: August 19, 2015
Reputed Park Ridge Gang Leader Charged in Albany Park Shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed Park Ridge gang leader man has been charged in connection to a shooting in North Center that occurred Monday morning.
Source: Lake View Patch Date: August 19, 2015
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