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Who are the Nine Trey Gangsters? Here's how the Virginia-based gang works. (Portsmouth, VA): The Nine Trey Gangsters are a gang, or “set,” affiliated with the United Bloods Nation, according to court documents. Both were founded in 1993 in New York, with the Nation starting at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 28, 2016
Gang member with crack and firearms charges pleads in federal case (Brunswick, GA): A highly connected member of the Glynn- and McIntosh-area Bloods street gang accepted a plea deal Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.
Source: The News Date: September 28, 2016
Gang Member Convicted in Waffle House Shooting (Douglasville, GA): A Douglasville gang member has been convicted of attempted murder in a shooting last year at a local Waffle House. Lafayette Napolean Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of attempted murder and one count of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act.
Source: Douglasville Patch Date: September 28, 2016
Joliet police: Gang member had gun, ecstasy in car (Joliet, IL): Two men, including a known gang member on parole, were charged Sunday after police found a loaded gun in their car.
Source: The Herald-News Date: September 28, 2016
Chicago Heights agrees to $15 million settlement for man in prison for 20 years (Chicago Heights, IL): Six months after Chicago Heights police arrested Rodell Sanders for a 1993 slaying, his girlfriend received a letter that was purportedly a confession from the real killer.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 28, 2016
Aurora man going to prison for gang-motivated shooting (Aurora, IL): A second Aurora man has admitted to his role in a 2014 gang-motivated shooting on North Fourth Street in the city which wounded a woman.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: September 28, 2016
Kennewick police name man wanted for questioning in gang-related homicide (Kennweick, WA): A Kennewick man is wanted for questioning in an August gang-related shooting that left a man dead. Oscar Ernesto Hernandez, 23, was identified Wednesday as a “person of interest” in the death of Jorge Antonio Jimenez. Kennewick police stopped short of calling Hernandez a suspect in the Aug. 16 incident at Heatherstone Apartments.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 28, 2016
Interstates help human trafficking flourish in Miss. (Pearl, MS): In an early 2016 interview with The Clarion-Ledger, Gov. Phil Bryant addressed the gang connection to human trafficking as well. "I hope people will recognize the horrors that go on inside these gangs when a young girl that may be a runaway is all but kidnapped and used in the sex slave, human trafficking world. Now gangs say it’s easier and better than drugs because selling a young girl lasts a lifetime," Bryant said.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: September 28, 2016
21-year-old bystander fatally shot during apparent Bronx gang dispute (Bronx, NY): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a Bronx playground Tuesday evening, apparently when he became caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: September 28, 2016
Victory! Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Overhaul California's Broken Gang Databases (Sacramento, CA): Over the last few weeks, a broad coalition of civil liberties and social justice organizations rained down letters, tweets, and op-eds on Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign A.B. 2298, a bill to begin the process of overhauling the state's CalGang gang affiliation database. Gov. Brown signed the legislation, creating a requirement that law enforcement inform a person before they add them to a shared gang database such as CalGang.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation Date: September 28, 2016
As gang killings persist, feds grant $500k to help DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): The U.S. Department of Justice is granting nearly $500,000 to combat gang violence in DeKalb County, the agency announced Wednesday. The funds are headed for the DeKalb Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, which is coordinated by the Atlanta U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: September 28, 2016
Court documents: Person of interest in Jajuan Latham case is gang member (Knoxville, TN): Court documents allege a person of interest in the shooting death of a Knoxville 12-year-old has a gang connection. Jajuan Latham was shot while sitting in his dad’s car in a Mechanicsville park earlier this year during what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: September 28, 2016
Plan for Chattanooga neighborhood 'safety zone' draws criticism (Chattanooga, TN): Thirty-one gang members may soon be prohibited from partaking in a number of activities with other known gang members within a roughly two-mile "safety zone" in Chattanooga. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the idea is reminiscent of a controversial strategy called "broken windows policing."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 27, 2016
Ottawa's police chief says Carlington restaurant is a hotbed of criminal gang activity (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says that while he wants to see the Suya Spot on Shillington Avenue closed for good, he doesn't have the power to do it. "We don't have the authority to shut a place down. We can lay charges but we don't have the legal authority," Bordeleau said Monday after a violent weekend in which two men were fatally shot — one of them behind the restaurant.
Source: CBC News Date: September 27, 2016
24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): Two dozen alleged gang members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges after an investigation determined they oversaw a violent drug operation in Baltimore City and County that was associated with murder, extortion, witness intimidation, money laundering and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 27, 2016
Sheriff says Hamilton County jail overcrowding causes more gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Could the size of the Hamilton County Jail contribute to the city's gang violence? That's a question some county leaders are asking on the heels of a petition filed to declare two groups public nuisances and an entire neighborhood safe from gang violence.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: September 27, 2016
Vermilion grand jury indicts 14 accused gang members (Abbeville, LA): A Vermilion grand jury handed up an indictment last month, accusing 14 local men of being in a street gang that allegedly has operated in Abbeville for the past 14 years.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: September 27, 2016
Stats Show Violent Crime On the Rise in San Antonio Over the Past Decade (San Antonio, TX): On a national level, crime is at historic lows in this country. Sure, the annual stats released by the FBI Monday might seem alarming at first glance – a 4 percent increase in violent crime from 2014 to 2015. But last year, violent crime was still 17 percent below what it was in 2006.
Source: San Antonio Current Date: September 27, 2016
7 suspected gang members indicted in St. Martin kidnapping, beating (Jackson County, MS): Seven alleged Simon City Royals street gang members accused of holding a woman at a drug house and beating her will face stiffer penalties if convicted of committing the crimes at the direction of or to benefit a criminal street gang organization.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 27, 2016
Belvidere man found guilty in gang-related murder (Belvidere, IL): A 23-year-old Belvidere man faces 35 to 60 years in prison after a Boone County Jury found him guilty today of first-degree murder and mob action.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 27, 2016
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