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Gang Members Charged with Conspiring to Murder Rivals (Queens, NY): Seven reputed members and associates of a notorious South Queens street gang last week were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two men believed to be associated with a rival gang on the same day in January, 2013, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Source: The Forum Date: April 2, 2015
Norteño gets 32 years in Salinas party slaying (Salinas, CA): Despite witnesses refusing to cooperate with the investigation, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced a 32-year sentence for a Norteño gang member who admitted ordering the 2011 murder of a 24-year-old Salinas man.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: April 2, 2015
FBI: Bloods Gang Leader Ronald Herron Sentenced to Life (New York, NY): Ronald Herron was sentenced Thursday to 12 terms of life in prison plus 105 years. The leader of the Bloods street gang, he was convicted in June 2014 on charges of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking, robbery and firearms offenses.
Source: Newsweek Date: April 2, 2015
32 gang-related arrests made in Houston 'safety zone' (Houston, TX): Thirty-two suspected gang members have been arrested as part of a multi-agency crackdown in the city's so-called "safety zone."
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 2, 2015
MS-13 gang member wanted locally and in El Salvador apprehended in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): A federal fugitive task force apprehended an MS-13 gang member in Trenton Wednesday who was wanted in the city and in El Salvador, an official said.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: April 2, 2015
Gang member gets life without parole in Arlington double murder (Fort Worth, TX): An Arlington gang member and drug dealer was sentenced to life without parole Thursday for killing a man who he said disrespected him and a woman who witnessed the shooting.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 2, 2015
New Savannah-Chatham drug squad makes 13 arrests, finds grenade launcher ammunition (Savannah, GA): A few months after assuring the City Council that a metro police drug squad would focus on small-time dealing on Savannah’s streets, metro police Chief Joseph Lumpkin says the effort is well underway.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: April 2, 2015
Aurora man sentenced to 25 years in fatal stabbing (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man who admitted stabbing another man to death with his own knife at a West Chicago party was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison..
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 2, 2015
Westmorland gang activity cause for concern (Westmorland, CA): Assaults, armed robberies, burglaries, narcotics activity and attempted murders over the past year have caused police and some residents to become concerned about growing gang activity in the area.
Source: Imperial Valley Press Date: April 1, 2015
Student told not to wear hoodie because it resembles gang clothing (Vancouver, WA): Howard Clark’s new hooded sweatshirt has a pretty significant meaning. Clark, a developmentally disabled 10th-grader at Fort Vancouver High School, said he got it as a reward for getting his grade point average up to a 3.0.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: April 1, 2015
Fresno gang member sentenced to life for 2013 killing (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a rival two years ago for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 1, 2015
Chicago gang leader pleads guilty in Miami (Chicago, IL): Piero "Bam Bam" Benitez, 28, was a rising star in a ruthless Chicago street gang; but he will be behind bars for 25 years under a plea deal cut with federal prosecutors, who say Benitez' gang is responsible for a dozen killings going back to 1985.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: April 1, 2015
KidsPeace hoping to impact gang activity in Lehigh Valley (Lehigh Valley, PA): Gang activity in the Lehigh Valley is a growing problem according to officials but one organization is working to change that. Allentown Police Detective and Director of Gang Intelligence, Glenn Grantiz, spoke with KidsPeace staff, community members and school officials Wednesday as part of a training session at KidsPeace that focused on gang awareness.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: April 1, 2015
Man shot to death while exiting bus in apparent gang-related attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his late 30s was fatally shot while getting off a bus in the southwest part of Los Angeles city early Wednesday, in what’s believed to be a gang-related attack, police reported.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: April 1, 2015
Grant Integrated Services seek funding for anti-gang program (Moses Lake, WA): A proposed Grant County program is aimed at steering children away from gangs. Grant Integrated Services is looking for money to start a new program, called “A New Road.” The organization is in charge of Grant Mental Health, New Hope, the Prevention and Recovery Center and Directions in Community Living.
Source: iFIBER One News Date: April 1, 2015
Officials: Little gang activity here (Mount Pleasant, TX): Titus County is not one of the counties that will be served by a new North Texas Anti-Gang Center, announced this week by Gov. Gregg Abbott to receive $1.2 million in state funding. But local and county law enforcement officials say they don’t see evidence of a gang culture here.
Source: The Daily Tribune Date: April 1, 2015
Police and community leaders work to curb gang activity in Columbus (Columbus, GA): Xavier McCaskey was engrained in the gang culture when he grew up in South Columbus. When he turned 18 -- he joined the Navy and left that lifestyle. Now, he wants to let young people know that no matter where they're raised -- there's always a way out.
Source: WRBL News 3 Date: April 1, 2015
Tattoo removal helps gang members turn life around (Phoenix, AZ): At only 12 years old, Juan Contreras joined a Phoenix street gang. After that it wasn't long before he found himself trapped in a cycle of crime and prison time. Then as his rap sheet grew, so did his tattoos. "A lot on my face and the majority of my neck was done," said Contreras as he talked about his old life. "I liked the way tattoos looked. I liked the respect I got."
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 1, 2015
Border Patrol agents find missing child, arrest gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector located a missing child and arrested a gang member along with two other people suspected of human smuggling in three separate incidents.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: April 1, 2015
Felon turned life coach speaks at high school (Denham Springs, LA): Ashanti Witherspoon, a former gang member and drug dealer who spent more than 27 years in prison, recently talked to Denham Spring High School students about the dangers of drugs and gangs and the importance of graduating from high school.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 1, 2015
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