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Two men, including Denver gang member, charged in Montbello drive-by shooting (Denver, CO): Two men — one of them a purported Denver gang member — have been charged in an August drive-by shooting in the city’s Montbello neighborhood that left two people wounded.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 14, 2016
Violent Gang Leader in Buffalo Sentenced for Role in Murders (Buffalo, NY): The 7th Street Gang in Buffalo, New York was once considered one of the most violent criminal organizations in the city.
Source: American Security Today Date: November 13, 2016
Police: Three Killed, 22 Wounded In Chicago Gun Violence (Chicago, IL): Three people have been killed and 22 others wounded in shootings since Friday night across the city, according to Chicago Police.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: November 13, 2016
2 Adults, 1 Teen Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Fences: Police (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two men and a 16-year-old boy identified by police as active gang members were arrested in Watsonville on Saturday night after a resident reported seeing them spray-painting graffiti on fences.
Source: Norcal Patch Date: November 13, 2016
Four gang members arrested for possession of firearms, officers say (Merced, CA): After a traffic stop, four gang members were arrested and charged Friday in Merced, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 13, 2016
ATF documents from Fresno raid: How a toy became a machine pistol (Fresno, CA): A mass arrest of Fresno street gang members by federal, state authorities and Fresno police in early November pulled back a curtain on the illegal arms trade in the city, and also revealed that a weapon used by terrorists in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was being offered for sale on local streets.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 13, 2016
Violence ends 15-day streak with no shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): A Thursday night shooting ended a two-week stretch of no gun violence in Chattanooga and interrupted a rare calm ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a traditionally violent week in the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 12, 2016
"Stop the Violence": Community comes together against drugs and guns (Johnstown, PA): A vigil was held Saturday afternoon for 16-year-old Angelo Toliver, who was found dead last Sunday morning in an apparent drug overdose. Community members stood together against the drugs and violence they've been seeing too often.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: November 12, 2016
Chicago Police, Feds Continue weekend Crime Crackdown (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are taking aim at gun violence across the city by beefing up patrols and working to break-up gangs in the neighborhoods.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago Date: November 12, 2016
Victims, suspects in recent gang activity juveniles (Atlanta, GA): Police confirmed the shooting and killing of three young people in Clayton County in less than three weeks are gang-related killings.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: November 12, 2016
Teen gets 30-year sentence for MS-13-related assassination (Alexandria, VA): A 19-year-old from Fairfax will spend 30 years in prison for helping murder a fellow member of the street gang MS-13.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 11, 2016
Metro Atlanta's gang problem larger than ever before (Atlanta, GA): Gang members are involved in more than 50 percent of the violent crime in Atlanta, according to Jim Hurley, the supervisor for the Atlanta safe street gang task force.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: November 11, 2016
Milwaukee Police Department's Anti-Gang Unit Makes Several Arrests (Milwaukee, WI): Six felons were arrested that had guns and drugs on them by Milwaukee Police Department’s Anti-gang unit.
Source: WDJT CBS 58 Date: November 11, 2016
Multiple indictments stem from 'Money Over Everything' gang crackdown (Elyria, OH): About 50 people have been indicted in connection with a sweeping crackdown on a drug gang police have said calls itself “Money Over Everything.”
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram Date: November 11, 2016
Gang violence in 2016 unlikely to break record (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continuing to fall below last year’s record pace — although 2016 already is the second most violent year since such records were kept.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: November 10, 2016
2 plead guilty in rape, killing of 16-year-old Baltimore girl (Baltimore, MD): Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday in the rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl in Northeast Baltimore, while a third juvenile defendant charged as an adult was headed for trial.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 10, 2016
'I just wish he would have showed ... remorse': Omaha teen sentenced to 90-140 years in prison for murder of rival gang members (Omaha, NE): Sentenced to 50 to 95 years in prison for the murders of two rival gang members, Charles Trotter turned around to his mom and family. “I’m good, I’m good, I’m good,” he said as he left court for prison. The 18-year-old was trying to reassure family members, including his mother Barbara Robinson, an anti-gang activist in Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: November 10, 2016
MS13 gang members rounded up, charged in murder of Edwin Chicas (Prince William County, VA): Police today announced the arrest of five people in the October 29 shooting death of Edwin Chicas, 22, who was killed outside a home near Manassas.
Source: Potomac Local News Date: November 10, 2016
Gang leader gets life sentence for kidnapping Wake prosecutor's father (Raleigh, NC): A gang leader who masterminded the kidnapping of a Wake County prosecutor's father two years ago as payback for putting him behind bars was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison. Kelvin Melton, 51, was convicted in June of conspiracy, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and using a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: November 10, 2016
Gang Leader Gets Life in Kidnapping of Prosecutor's Father (Raleigh, NC): A violent gang leader will spend his remaining years in the country's highest-security prison after directing a botched kidnapping in which his underlings mistakenly grabbed the father of the North Carolina prosecutor who helped convict him, a federal judge said Thursday.
Source: ABC News Date: November 10, 2016
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