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What to know about MS-13's history of violence in N.J : Following a wave of violence attributed to the gang on Long Island, the U.S. Department of Justice in April vowed to crack down on Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, a transnational criminal organization with roots in both the United States and El Salvador that officials say has more than 30,000 members worldwide.
Source: NJ.com Date: June 11, 2017
OKC jurors find gang member guilty of fatally shooting 17-year-old girl (Oklahoma City, OK): Jurors have found a gang member guilty of firing a gun into a crowd at the close of an Oklahoma City New Year's Eve party, leaving a 17-year-old girl dead.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: June 10, 2017
Aurora gang member pleads guilty to selling drugs, gun to informant (Aurora, IL): An Aurora gang member pleaded guilty Friday to selling drugs and a gun to a confidential police informant.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 10, 2017
Seven Arrested in Gang Related Riot (DeFuniak Springs, FL): A group of teenagers have been arrested, after a suspected gang related riot broke out at a Walton County Department of Juvenile Justice Facility. On Wednesday afternoon, members of opposing gangs began a fight, here at the Department of Juvenile Justice in DeFuniak Springs, causing a riot. Guards and deputies were immediately called in, to disrupt the fight in progress.
Source: WMBB News 13 Date: June 9, 2017
Reputed gang boss pleads guilty to sharing gun range trip on Instagram (Chicago, IL): A former reputed West Side gang leader pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges after shooting a gun at a west suburban firing range and then bragging about it on Instagram.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 9, 2017
Man charged with murder in back porch gang killing in Englewood (Chicago, IL): A self-admitted Chicago gang member approached a rival on a South Side porch last month and shot 11 times, killing the 19-year-old man, prosecutors said in Cook County court Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2017
Mystery van crash in Panorama City: Driver shot, killed, passenger wounded in apparent gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): A man behind the wheel of a van was shot and killed early Friday in an apparent gang-related shooting and crash in the Panorama City area that also left two passengers critically injured.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: June 9, 2017
March in downtown Yakima is a response to gang violence (Yakima, WA): About 50 people marched in downtown Yakima during Friday’s lunch hour in a response to recent gang violence in the city. “This is a once-a-year event done in other cities to reach out to prostitutes. We’re doing it in Yakima in response to gang violence in the city,” said Pastor James Negron of Victory Outreach Church in Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: June 9, 2017
Reputed gang leader pleads guilty to gun charge (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang leader is facing up to 6 ½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to taking target practice at a suburban gun range and then persuading a friend to lie about the incident to a grand jury.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2017
Bay Shore School Kids Complete Gang-Resistance Education Program (Brentwood, NY): An effort is underway on Long Island to get the next generation to resist the gang life that has been terrorizing so many of their communities. On Friday, hundreds of elementary school students graduated from an anti-gang program with a pledge never to join a gang.
Source: CBS New York Date: June 9, 2017
Violent gang members arrested in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Officials with the Milwaukee Division of the FBI say an eight-month long investigation has resulted in 11 federal indictments of suspected gang members.
Source: WEEK TV News Date: June 9, 2017
Aurora gang member pleads guilty to gun charges (Aurora, IL): An Aurora street gang member has pleaded guilty to unlawfully firing and selling a handgun.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: June 9, 2017
Gang member charged in gunfire that wounded 4-year-old boy in backseat of car in Compton (Compton, CA): An alleged gang member suspected in a Compton shooting that wounded a 4-year-old boy Wednesday was charged Friday with eight felony counts, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: June 9, 2017
Bloods member pleads to superior court charges (Glynn County, GA): Leviticus Martin Butler did not end up as part of the extensive federal indictment that targeted the Rolling 20s Bloods street gang, but on May 31 he pleaded guilty to two counts brought against him in Glynn County Superior Court.
Source: The Brunswick News Date: June 8, 2017
Gangs and rising Western Washington gun violence (King County, WA): While gangs are certainly a factor in the rise of gun violence across Western Washington, King County Sheriff John Urquhart says not all shootings can be blamed on gang activity.
Source: MyNorthwest.com Date: June 8, 2017
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno calls for 'full frontal attack' on gang violence following 2 homicides (Springfield, MA): Following two back-to-back homicides this past weekend in Springfield, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has called for a "full frontal attack" on street gangs.
Source: The Republican Date: June 8, 2017
12 alleged gang members arrested in Brooklyn turf war (Brooklyn, NY): Twelve alleged gang members are under arrest in what authorities call a Brooklyn turf war that left seven people injured in 10 separate shootings. The 59-count indictment includes conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, weapons possession and other charges.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: June 8, 2017
Rod's House is serving youth and keeping them off the streets (Yakima, WA): Recent gang violence has brought the community together to try and figure out ways to stop it. During city council forums the idea of having more resources like after school programs has been brought up.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 8, 2017
Jury told cop worked with gang as shootings riddled Asbury (Freehold, NJ): On a day when gang members were planning to kill a rival in Asbury Park during a period when the city was marred by shootings, an Asbury Park police officer talked with the gang's alleged leader throughout the day, directing him to hang disparaging posters of a woman he was pursuing in local businesses, according to trial testimony.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 8, 2017
Gang member targeted by barbershop shooter gets life in prison in downtown stabbing (Cleveland, OH): A member of the street gang Loyal Always who was shot in 2015 by convicted Warrensville Heights barbershop triple murderer Douglas Shine was sentenced to life in prison in a deadly downtown stabbing.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: June 8, 2017
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