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Gang suspects face gun, drug charges (LaGrange, GA): Four men who police said have gang ties were arrested just after midnight Saturday during a traffic stop at Brown and Smoot streets. According to a police report, all the men inside the car were known members or associates of the Bloods criminal street gang.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: February 15, 2016
Man cleared in killing as teen now part of gang bust (Detroit, MI): A Detroit man indicted by federal authorities as being part of a violent street gang had been acquitted in a notorious killing eight years ago in Oakland County.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: February 14, 2016
Elk Grove residents voice concern about recent spate of violence, crime (Elk Grove, CA): Residents of Elk Grove’s East Franklin area gave city and police officials an earful last week during a community meeting at Toby Johnson Middle School, following a spate of violence that has unnerved many in this Sacramento suburb.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 14, 2016
Female gang member imprisoned for drug crimes (Hammond, IN): A female member of an East Chicago street gang is going to prison for her part in a 23-year-old drug trafficking conspiracy.
Source: The Times Date: February 13, 2016
The inside story of gang life (Yuma, AZ): Giving your life to a gang can lead to negative consequences in life such as: life behind bars, drug and alcohol addiction, and death. We spoke to four former gang members who have given us an exclusive interview on what life is inside a gang.
Source: KYMA 11 News Date: February 13, 2016
Officials vow to protect East Boston after gang slayings (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other officials pledged during a public meeting in East Boston on Thursday night to work to protect the neighborhood, which has been devastated by the recent killings of three teenagers and the involvement of a notorious international gang in the brutal violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 12, 2016
Victim's cousin unloads on Schenectady murderer (Schenectady, NY): A judge imposed a 25 years-to-life prison sentence Thursday on a Brooklyn gang member who executed a Schenectady man in 2012.
Source: Times Union Date: February 12, 2016
“Gangs In The Desert Southwest” Pt.1 (Yuma, AZ): There’s an ongoing battle on our streets, a war not fought for patriotism or liberty but for money and power. They use fear and terror as a weapon, sometimes resulting in death. “Gangs are to be feared they operate with a pack mentality and exhibit great violence”, says Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Craig Kleffman.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: February 12, 2016
Three charged in stabbing incident (Hattiesburg, MS): A husband and wife have become the second and third suspects in a stabbing that took place Tuesday on the 500 block of Columbia Street in Hattiesburg.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: February 12, 2016
Santa Maria residents gather to rally against gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police and residents are working to develop a better line of communication in hopes of putting a stop to gang violence. Locals voiced their questions to officers at a special meeting Thursday night.
Source: KSBY News Date: February 12, 2016
Mayor holds summit on curbing youth violence (Jacksonville, FL): Curbing Jacksonville’s youth violence is the goal of a large community conversation that happened Thursday night. The summit comes just days after police arrested three teens for the murder of a cab driver. Mayor Lenny Curry walked through that neighborhood with JEA officials and other city leaders and we were there with him.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com Date: February 12, 2016
Armed suspect arrested and released after mass shooting at Glitz nightclub (Orlando, FL): Moments after a mass shooting erupted Sunday inside the Glitz Ultra Lounge, police found an armed suspect who stuffed a loaded magazine into his pants and threw a gun onto the Orlando nightclub's roof.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 12, 2016
Police: Gang Initiation Attack Attempted in Arlington Park (Arlington, VA): A teenager in Northern Virginia says he escaped an assault after another teen tried to stab him -- and told the victim the attack was a gang initiation.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: February 12, 2016
Athens gang drive-by murder case ends with plea bargains (Athens, GA): The trial for two purported gang members accused of participating in a drive-by shooting that killed an Athens teenager ended this week before it ever began.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: February 12, 2016
Court rejects appeal in killing of gang member's girlfriend (Lancaster, PA): A state appeals court panel has rejected a Lancaster man's bid to void his 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the murder of a rival gang member's girlfriend.
Source: PennLive.com Date: February 12, 2016
Last of three brothers pleads guilty in March 2014 gang-related stabbing (Wilmington, NC) : The last of three brothers charged in a gang-related stabbing that injured a 25-year-old man in March 2014 has pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case and was sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Source: Port City Daily Date: February 12, 2016
32 charges filed following traffic stop and arrest of 2 (Murrieta, CA): A late-night traffic stop in Murrieta led to the arrest of two subjects for a variety of narcotics-related and other felony charges on Feb. 8, Officers conducted the traffic stop at 10:22 p.m., during routine patrol. In a press release from Murrieta Police, Lieutenant Tony Conrad explained officers made the traffic stop near Los Alamos Road and Monroe Avenue, in Murrieta.
Source: Valley News Date: February 12, 2016
Suspected BGF gang member convicted of 2nd degree murder, attempted murder (Baltimore, MD): A suspected member of the BGF street gang was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder and attempted murder for his role in a 2014 triple shooting that left a person dead.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: February 12, 2016
Two arrested in Merced gang investigation (Merced, CA): Two men were arrested Thursday after gang investigators seized cocaine and a gun from a home on West 23rd Street in Merced, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 12, 2016
Joining forces to combat gang crimes in South County (South Monterey County, CA): Local law enforcement agencies in Monterey County are seeing success in the fight against gang crimes. Last summer, Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal launched the South Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration after what he saw was a disconnect between the Sheriff’s Office and the four South County communities.
Source: KION 46 News Date: February 12, 2016
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