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Jury convicts Black Guerrilla Family member in gang murder (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore prosecutors won a murder conviction Thursday evening against an alleged Black Guerrilla Family member, in a four-year-old case which had previously ended in a mistrial.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 6, 2015
Teen muralists cover-up Minneapolis graffiti, despite gang intimidation (Minneapolis, MN): Painting a mural in crime-plagued neighborhoods can be risky. One group of teen artists in south Minneapolis found that out the hard way after an intimidating encounter with gang members.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: August 6, 2015
Man accused of mass gang shooting to walk free after 7 years (Miami-Dade, FL): Up until Thursday, Morris Sales faced the death penalty for the wild 2007 mass shooting at a Little River block party that killed a bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 6, 2015
New Duval Schools Code of Conduct Cracks Down On Student Violence (Duval County, FL): In three weeks, Duval County students will start a new school year, and they’ll also have new consequences if they misbehave at school. On Tuesday evening, the Duval County School Board approved changes to the district’s Code of Conduct. Also included in the revised Code of Conduct are a definition of gang activity;
Source: WJCT News Date: August 5, 2015
Nonprofit: Unifour One helps those at risk of delinquency (Greensboro, NC): Unifour One is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy and education organization headquartered in Greensboro. The idea behind Unifour One is that if we empower our youth, we empower our community. A primary goal of the organization is to provide alternatives to gang behavior.
Source: News & Record Date: August 5, 2015
Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail (Brooklyn, NY): The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty of gunning down rival Bloods member Duane “Bundy” Smith, 24, execution-style in Flatbush in 2007.
Source: New York Post Date: August 5, 2015
Worcester’s Confidence in Police Response to Gang Violence Wavering (Worcester, MA): The public’s response to the increase of gun violence in the city of Worcester has arrived at its boiling point. Unfortunately, it took a stray bullet to hit a 2-year-old boy in the shoulder to do it.
Source: GoLocalWorcester Date: August 5, 2015
Arrests targeted Troy drug-dealing gang (Troy, NY): The basketball courts at Old Sixth Avenue were the territory of the Young Gunnerz. Drug dealing and gun violence were the target of overt and covert police operations. Operation Trojan Horse led to the arrests of eight Young Gunnerz gang members and 12 associates.
Source: Times Union Date: August 5, 2015
Neighbors, Police Celebrate 'Reclaiming' Uptown's Weiss Plaza from Gangs (Chicago, IL): When officers were choosing the neighborhood location for their "National Night Out" event Tuesday, they knew the perfect place to celebrate with the community — Weiss Plaza.
Source: DNAinfo Date: August 5, 2015
Only On 11: Gang members caught on camera, residents worry of violence (Toledo, OH): There have been three shootings in three months in what used to be a prized South Toledo neighborhood. People living on the 600 block of Nicholas Street say a gang moved in, and they fear things will only get worse. They spoke exclusively to WTOL about the problem.
Source: Toledo News Now Date: August 5, 2015
Play Shares Stories Of Local Gang Violence In Community (Omaha, NE): Inside the Rose theater, Director Tyrone Beasley gives guidance to a cast of new actors. "If you are going to move, you need to move with a purpose," said Beasley. The group of people is rehearsing for an upcoming show called I Dream of An Omaha Where. The cast is not who most people coming to the theater would expect.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: August 5, 2015
Pueblo Police's response to high gang-related shooting numbers (Pueblo, CO): Twenty-one shootings reported in the first 7 months of 2015. At this time last year, that number was 12. Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez says there's a reason for this spike in violence.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: August 5, 2015
Lucedale residents get prison terms in gang-related drug trafficking conspiracy (George County, MS): Two Lucedale residents arrested in an investigation into drug trafficking by Black Gangsta Disciples and their associates have been sentenced for their role in the conspiracy to distribute meth in George County and across southeast Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald Date: August 5, 2015
Pasadena man sentenced for 2008 gang hit targeting 20-year-old woman (Pasadena, CA): A judge sentenced a Pasadena gang member to prison Wednesday for his role in luring a 20-year-old woman to a Pasadena market, where she was ambushed and fatally shot in 2008, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 5, 2015
Uber driver hit in Venice gang shooting (Venice, CA): The driver of an Uber car was hospitalized in stable condition after the vehicle was fired upon in a gang-related shooting in Venice, police said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: August 5, 2015
Prosecutor: 5th person pleads guilty in gang-related drug sales; 4 more slated for Oct trial (New Orleans, LA): U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (puh-LEET) says a fifth person has pleaded guilty to charges in gang-related drug sales, with four more scheduled for trial in October.
Source: The Republic Date: August 5, 2015
Police: St. Paul robbery victim had permit to carry when he killed armed suspect (St. Paul, MN): Only months before Lavauntai Broadbent, 16, was shot and killed on a St. Paul river bluff in a botched robbery, authorities say he was part of a violent mob of teens that led a rumble inside a downtown St. Paul hotel.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 4, 2015
Last two members of E Block gang enter guilty pleas (Youngstown, OH): The last of 12 members of a West Side street gang who had yet to plead guilty to gang and other charges entered guilty pleas Monday, the day their trials were to begin.
Source: The Vindicator Date: August 4, 2015
44 arrested in East Orange gang-related drug bust, officials say (East Orange, NJ): Authorities have arrested dozens of suspects in connection to an ongoing investigation of multiple drug trafficking rings officials say were operated by local members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 4, 2015
7 indicted in what authorities call Minneapolis gang war (Minneapolis, MN): Seven members of two south Minneapolis gangs accused of carrying out a bloody gang war have been charged with drug trafficking and illegal gun possession in a series of conspiracy counts laid out in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 4, 2015
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