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Louisville, Ky., anti-violence program strikes chord with Rogero (Knoxville, TN): When victims of stabbings and shootings from high-crime ZIP codes in Louisville, Ky., arrive at local hospitals, a social worker usually shows up shortly afterward.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: May 23, 2016
El Monte man gets nearly 18 years for gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old El Monte man will be serving 17 years and six months in federal prison for crimes he committed as a member of an El Monte gang.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 23, 2016
After another violent weekend, Detroit chief promises crackdown (Detroit, MI): In total, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said there were a total of 21 non-fatal shootings, five fatal, and one fatal stabbing. He said several of them are gang-related. "We know that three to possibly four of the shooting incidents may be related to gang activity," Craig said. "It just brings it home that our work continues."
Source: FOX 2 Detroit Date: May 23, 2016
Gang members could face enhanced sentencing (Corinth, MS): Gang members who commit criminal activity could serve extra time. The Corinth Police Department plans to pursue the sentencing enhancement available for criminal activity that can be tied to gang members.
Source: Daily Corinthian Date: May 23, 2016
Hanover School Board considers gang policy (Cedar Lake, IN): Per new Indiana statute, the Hanover School Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a criminal gangs and criminal gang activity policy in June.
Source: The Times Date: May 23, 2016
Five charged in New Orleans heroin trafficking ring case (Baton Rouge, LA): Federal prosecutors announced a grand jury indictment against five members of an alleged heroin trafficking ring operating in the St. Roch neighborhood. The indictment charges the defendants with serious drug trafficking offenses.
Source: KSLA 12 News Date: May 23, 2016
Victoria police chief warns of tent city’s ‘street gang’ presence (Victoria, BC): A controversial tent city for the homeless not far from the B.C. Legislature in Victoria has been invaded by street gangs and become unsafe for many occupants and service providers – and challenging for police, says the city’s acting police chief.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 22, 2016
Police catch three suspected gang members in Winder during stakeout (Winder, GA): Four people, including three who had alleged ties to a gang called Bloods, were arrested in Winder last week as law enforcement officers targeted a house where they believed three people involved in a shooting in Gwinnett County were hiding out.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 22, 2016
Gangbanger who tried to kill informant praises ‘heroic’ cops (Chicago, IL): Toby Jones is a convicted drug trafficker who tried to gun down a federal informant. He grew up on the West Side, in a world ruled by gangs. He was once arrested by a corrupt Chicago cop who was ultimately imprisoned. And last week, the 38-year-old was ordered to spend 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 22, 2016
NYPD Commissioner Bratton says city gangs are turning to cyber crime (New York, NY): City gangs are going high tech — moving beyond their traditional criminal territory into cyber crime, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. “We’re seeing many of our gangs here in New York...turning away from dealing with drugs and other types of crime, and focusing on getting very adept at cyber-related crime — the false identification cards, credit cards,” Bratton said Sunday on the John Catsimatidis AM 970 radio show. “That’s a growing concern.”
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 22, 2016
Chattanooga youth take aim at local violence, paint over graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Three students are defying threats of violence and shootings by painting over gang graffiti in Chattanooga neighborhoods. The group, made up of three home-schooled students, spray-painted over the graffiti on buildings in Highland Park, Avondale, East Lake and East Chattanooga this month after the city experienced 14 homicides and more than 60 shootings this year. Police have said several shootings were gang related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 21, 2016
Three MS-13 Members Convicted in RICO Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal jury convicted three defendants today of multiple charges related to a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 21, 2016
Anti-gang program raises hopes at Lake Worth elementary school (Lake Worth, FL): Aura Espinosa’s two boys, Ricardo and Yair Gonzalez, love Legos. While Ricardo, now 14, was at South Grade Elementary school in Lake Worth, his art teacher noticed he had a knack for building things. But Legos can be expensive, Espinosa said. When he was selected to be part of a pilot program called Breaking the Cycle of Gang Recruitment that paired him up with Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies and Legos, it was a perfect fit.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 21, 2016
5 killed, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 21, 2016
Pretrial hearings approach for alleged 'Triple M' gang members (Alexandria, VA): Fourteen alleged members or associates of an Alexandria gang have been named in an eight-count indictment, but the document tells the tale of a much wider circle that used intimidation, violence and cash to try to keep its members free from the clutches of the legal system.
Source: The Town Talk Date: May 21, 2016
Fresno police capture gang member after anxious moments (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member apparently trying to get away from officers responding to a domestic violence report briefly put a 7-year-old in danger before he was arrested Friday night, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: May 21, 2016
Minneapolis Police using social media to track gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis Police are finding evidence in the very place where gang members are flaunting their crimes - social media. Often officers don't need a warrant because the videos are public. Last week, charges came down against four alleged gang members in Minneapolis and prosecutors using their own video against them.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: May 21, 2016
Combating gang activity in our schools and communities (Harrisburg, PA): It's an ongoing battle in so many areas, including Pennsylvania's capital city: gangs. Now, Harrisburg school administrators are urging parents and the community to get involved to combat the violence. Gangs are everywhere and being aware is the key for any parent. Administrators in Harrisburg say 70 percent of their students never have any type of infraction and for the most part, there is little to no gang activity inside the school walls.
Source: WHP 21 News Date: May 20, 2016
Special Report: Police are grappling with gangs all over Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN): 21Alive spent time with Fort Wayne's Gang and Violent Crime Unit, and they told us all about the groups on our streets right now. They're selling drugs, selling guns and recruiting our kids. The violence isn't confined to just one area of town.
Source: WPTA 21Alive Date: May 20, 2016
Working to end gang violence in Portland: 'Rescue kids before they need to be rescued' (Portland, OR): Officers have responded to dozens of gang-related shootings in Portland so far this year and police, community leaders, and former gang members are calling the increase in gun violence a citywide crisis. Twice a month, the concerned citizens pack the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct conference room to support and understand the problems that the city faces.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: May 20, 2016
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