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San Marcos Sheriff's Dept. Operation Leads to 60 Arrests (San Diego, CA): Operation Frequent Flyer, a project launched by the San Marcos Street Narcotics and Gang Detail has led to 39 felony arrests and 21 misdemeanor arrests over the past three months.
Source: NBC San Diego Date: November 7, 2015
Drug briefing ‘shocking,’ says newly elected Bangor city councilor (Bangor, ME): Newly elected Bangor City Council members were briefed by department heads on the city’s doings Wednesday night, and they learned from Police Chief Mark Hathaway that there is a drug and gun pipeline connecting their city to New Haven, Connecticut.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: November 7, 2015
Violent rivalries spur shootings in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT): Gang violence has escalated in the city in recent weeks leading to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old youth, the wounding of several others, and bullet holes in store fronts up and down Stratford Avenue.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: November 6, 2015
Federal trial winding down for 12 alleged York City gang members (York City, PA): You don't have to call York City's Southside a gang or crew, federal prosecutor Michael Consiglio told jurors — you could alternately call the group a "mutual protection society" or "mutual benefit society."
Source: The York Dispatch Date: November 6, 2015
Anti-cop violence spreads as illegal immigrant gang member slugs deputy sitting in car (Frederick County, MD): An illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member the Obama administration had released on bond committed an unprovoked attack on a sheriff’s deputy, slugging the deputy as he worked on a traffic report while sitting in his car, the Frederick County, Maryland, sheriff’s department said Friday.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 6, 2015
Mocking Facebook video that allegedly provoked gang murder played for jury (Muskegon, MI): Jurors at the gang murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight on Friday watched the cell-phone video that prosecutors say led to the death of DeQuarius Love.
Source: MLive Date: November 6, 2015
Crash course in street gangs for jurors at Muskegon murder trial (Muskegon, MI): Testimony Friday morning focused on the "gang" part of the gang murder case against Maurtice Poole-Knight. Jurors at Poole-Knight's trial Nov. 6 watched and heard YouTube videos of what the prosecutor said was Poole-Knight and others rapping about "Sendin' Shots" (in the title of one song), among other violent and disrespectful acts, against alleged gang enemies and snitches.
Source: MLive Date: November 6, 2015
Freeport police teach new gang-resistance program with 5th graders (Freeport, IL): Freeport Police Department's Brandae Hilby has become a fixture at Carl Sandburg Middle School this fall. As a juvenile detective, Hilby interacts with children and teens alike in a variety of capacities. She often is involved after a crime has been committed, either by or against a minor. However, this fall Hilby and the police department's school resource officer, JoLynn Sanders, have added a new dimension to their work with local youth: teacher.
Source: Journal Standard Date: November 6, 2015
Police: 159 Gang Members Have Heard VRI's Message (Chattanooga, TN): Witnessing a Violence Reduction Initiative call-in provides a unique perspective of Chattanooga's effort to stop gang violence. Every three months, the Chattanooga Police Department and Hope For The Inner City partnership hosts several local and state agencies to speak to the community, including dozens of gang members, at an undisclosed location.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: November 6, 2015
Gang Officers Arrest 4, Seize Assault Rifles in San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, CA): San Fernando Valley gang and SWAT officers Friday arrested four people and seized six guns, including assault rifles, following an investigation into a near-fatal shooting.
Source: KTLA News Date: November 6, 2015
Marshals arrest fugitive LA gang member in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): A documented gang member wanted in California in an attempted-murder case has been arrested in Phoenix, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 6, 2015
Pawtucket man accused of trafficking crack cocaine (Providenec, RI): Jaheem Benton, 26, of Pawtucket, an alleged member of the YNIC street gang, has been ordered detained in federal custody for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine. Benton was arrested Wednesday by members of an ATF Task Force consisting of federal and local law enforcement agents and officers who have been investigating for the past several months Benton’s alleged gang and drug trafficking activities.
Source: The Valley Breeze Date: November 6, 2015
Understanding Monterey County's youth homicide rate (Salinas, CA): Recent data from Washington, D.C. based Violence Policy Center shows Monterey County has the highest homicide rate for young people aged 10 to 24. In Salinas, 11 of the city's 34 homicides fell into that category. Four of those shooting victims were under 18 years old, and at least three of those shootings were somehow gang related. The Violence Policy Center says although Monterey County has been at the top of the list four out of the last five years, the county's per capita homicide victimization rate dropped 25% between 2009 to 2013.
Source: KION 46 News Date: November 6, 2015
Santa Maria police chief says homicide rate may be due to gang war (Santa Maria, CA): To date, the City of Santa Maria has experienced nine homicides this year, a spike from previous years. The city's police chief says the increase in killings may be the result of a war between two rival street gangs. FBI statistics show an average of 4.5 homicides per 100,000 people. Santa Maria's rate is currently double that.
Source: KSBY News Date: November 6, 2015
Calgary Police frustrated over recent gang violence (Calgary, AB): The escalating gang violence continues to be a persistent thorn in the side of law enforcement in the city. The frustration for officers has been trying to stay ahead of organized crime, forcing police to take the all-hands-on-deck approach.
Source: CHQR News Talk 770 Date: November 6, 2015
Alleged leader of a Memphis gang convicted by a federal jury (Memphis, TN): The alleged leader of a violent Memphis street gang was found guilty of felony firearm possession and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: November 6, 2015
Gang member arrested after threat, linked to shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Kadarius Johnson, 19, really wanted to fight on Monday. Johnson, who police say is a known Rollin 20s Crips gang member, pulled up to a home on Sholar Avenue around 5 p.m. and told a woman to send out her son so the pair could fight.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 5, 2015
Person of interest in 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee's slaying released (Chicago, IL): Chicago police detectives released a person of interest they questioned Wednesday night in the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 5, 2015
4 plead guilty to murder in drug, gun case in central Ohio (Columbus, OH): The government says four men have pleaded guilty to murder as an investigation continues into gang-related violence in central Ohio. The four are accused of being members of the Short North Posse, a gang with 2-decade-old roots in and around Columbus.
Source: WOWK 13 News Date: November 5, 2015
Suspected gang member arrested on suspicion of possession of loaded gun in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A traffic stop early Tuesday in Santa Rosa led to the arrest of a suspected gang member on suspicion of possession of a loaded gun, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: November 5, 2015
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