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Salisbury sees uptick in gang-related crimes (Salisbury, NC): A special law enforcement team is on the streets gathering intelligence on gangs in Salisbury after police reported earlier this week there was an uptick in gang related violent crimes. “There's random shooting all the time,” said William Peoples, who helps lead Salisbury’s NAACP and has lived in Salisbury for decades.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: September 23, 2015
Police work with community members to eliminate gang threats (Columbus, OH): Recent talk of gangs and retaliation surrounding the Champion Avenue murder scene from a few weeks ago raises questions on gang activity. Sgt. Rich Weiner of Columbus Police tells NBC4 Columbus deals with several issues common to big cities.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News Date: September 23, 2015
City awarded grant to add 4 police officers (Lumberton, NC): The Lumberton Police Department plans to use a $455,449 grant to hire four new officers who will focus on cracking down on crime in public housing.
Source: The Robesonian Date: September 23, 2015
LCSO Responds to Issues Raised at Sterling Community Meeting (Loudoun County, VA): A well-attended meeting held by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at Park View High School Tuesday night allowed residents to ask questions and raise concerns regarding public safety after recent incidents in the Sterling, Virginia area.
Source: VivaLoudoun Date: September 23, 2015
Calgary boy told by school principal his haircut represents a ‘gang or violence’ (Calgary, AB): One Calgary mom said she's “irate” after her 8-year-old son was told at school he’d have to cut his new do. Gabriel Carrie, who attends École Terre des Jeunes a FrancoSUD elementary school in the city’s northwest, was told by the school’s principal, Sylvie Monette, that his new haircut, a faux hawk, had to be changed. He was told it symbolized “gangs and violence,” according to Paula Carrie, Gabriel’s mom.
Source: Metro Calgary Date: September 23, 2015
Calgary cops worried retaliation will be sought in two recent gang-related shootings (Calgary, AB): Cops fear retaliatory attacks following the latest shootings of two men linked to criminal gangs, an officer tracking the problem said Wednesday.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: September 23, 2015
Dozens of shots fired at car lead to murder charge in gang-related homicide (Grand Rapids, MI): In the course of two crimes perpetrated during one week last February, Joshua Beckford fired more than 30 rounds at occupied vehicles, according to Grand Rapids police.
Source: MLive Date: September 23, 2015
More than two years into BRAVE, Baton Rouge officials still 'calling in' young gang members (Baton Rouge, LA): Two-and-a-half years after Baton Rouge launched a crime-fighting experiment aimed at convincing young gang members to walk away from their groups, 33 people have put down their weapons and embraced social services offered by law enforcement and community members, officials said.
Source: The Advocate Date: September 23, 2015
Convicted murderer hears verdict, lashes out in courtroom (Jackson, TN): A man is found guilty of 16 counts in first trial to use gang enhancement statutes in Jackson. Christopher Minor's two-day murder trial ended with guilty charges on all 16 counts. The counts ranged from, first degree murder to aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
Source: WBBJ 7 News Date: September 23, 2015
Eight Savannahians indicted on street gang charges (Savannah, GA): Eight Savannahians were indicted Wednesday for violation of street gang terrorism and and prevention stemming from their arrests in a drug scheme.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: September 23, 2015
DPD, ATF crack down with sweep on Detroit gang 'A1 Killers' (Detroit, MI): Authorities rounded up several gang members who call themselves the "A1 Killers" Wednesday. Numerous law enforcement agencies including the ATF and Detroit police served numerous warrants downtown and on the city's west side.
Source: FOX 2 Detroit Date: September 23, 2015
Harvey Hustlers members plead guilty to murder, drug distribution (New Orleans, LA): Two members of the West Bank gang known as the Harvey Hustlers pleaded guilty to murder and drug distribution, raising to eight the number of members of the violent gang who have admitted guilt, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced Tuesday (Sept. 22). At least four other accused gang members are scheduled for trial in coming months.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: September 23, 2015
Police say latest outbreak of Chattanooga shootings are gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): Monday night's shooting on Third Avenue happened on the street where 9-year-old Shariff Benford lives. "I was right out here playing when I heard a pop like a gun or firecrackers," Benford said Monday night while standing in her front yard. "I heard that sound and ran inside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 22, 2015
Mayor launching task force to address youth gun violence (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton's mayor is launching a task force to address the city's recent rash of youth gun violence. Fred Eisenberger is inviting local groups to meet with him on Sept. 29 to talk about putting together a formal effort. The goal is to develop a youth strategy after a number of high-profile shootings in Hamilton this year.
Source: CBC News Date: September 22, 2015
Corrections officials confirm gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Sept. 12 was a bloody day at Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison in Cushing. Three prisoners were killed and another prisoner was hospitalized and died later from injuries suffered during a riot in two units of the prison.
Source: Stillwater News Press Date: September 22, 2015
Feds bust northwest Detroit street gang ‘Band Crew’ (Detroit, MI): A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges eight members of a northwest Detroit gang terrorized a neighborhood near Seven Mile and Southfield Freeway and were involved in attempted murders, shootings and drug deals and robbed area gas stations.
Source: The Detroit News Date: September 22, 2015
3 indicted in Clinch Co. gang murder (Nashville, GA): A grand jury handed down murder indictments against three men in a gang-related death at a night club. Trevor Dennard Posley, Dexter Jamal Freeney, and Steven Maurice Monroe were indicted on 48 counts related to the death of Clay Cross, including malice murder and felony murder.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: September 22, 2015
Three indicted in death of Morehouse College student (Homerville, GA): A Clinch County grand jury has indicted three men on 48 charges, including 30 gang related charges, related to the May 2014 shooting death of a Morehouse College student at a Homerville nightclub.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: September 22, 2015
Detective Says Man Charged In "Execution" Of Rival Gang Member Had Strong Smell Of Bleach On His Hands (Chattanooga, TN): A detective testified Tuesday that a man charged in the "execution" slaying of a rival gang member had a strong smell of bleach on his hands a short time after the Aug. 25 murder of 20-year-old Jordan Clark in East Chattanooga.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: September 22, 2015
Paramount gang member sentenced to death for 2007 double homicide (Paramount, CA): A documented Paramount Barrio gang member convicted of killing two men from a rival gang was sentenced to death Monday. A jury convicted Luis Jesus Rodriguez, 32, of two founts of first-degree murder in February 2014, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: September 22, 2015
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