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Insane Clown Posse defends fans, with F.B.I. lawsuit (Detroit, MI): The Michigan rap group Insane Clown Posse filed suit on Wednesday against the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying that the United States government had made the "unwarranted and unlawful decision" to classify fans of the band as criminal gang members, leading to their harassment by law enforcement and causing them "significant harm."
Source: The New York Times Date: January 8, 2014
SD gangs indicted in sex trafficking ring (San Diego, CA): Two North Park gangs have been indicted in what federal authorities called a “massive criminal enterprise” that focused primarily on the sex trafficking of teenage girls and young women across the nation.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 8, 2014
Teen suspects from gang drive-by shooting charged as adults (Orlando, FL): Three 16-year-old boys are being charged as adults in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Dec. 8 in Pine Hills, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: January 8, 2014
Gang member sentenced for domestic battery, attempted strangulation (Caldwell, ID): A 22-year-old gang member has been ordered to serve up to 15 years in prison for domestic battery and attempted strangulation.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: January 8, 2014
Police attribute increase in homicides to gang-related activity (Cincinnati, OH): Heads of the Cincinnati Police Department testified in front of City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee on Jan. 6 to address the local increase in homicides. The key driver of the increases, according to police, is gang-related activity, particularly activity involving the Mexican drug cartel that controls the heroin trade.
Source: Cincinnati CityBeat Date: January 8, 2014
SCV gang banger gets 32 months for criminal threats (Santa Clarita, CA): A Santa Clarita man who evaded an hours-long search by law enforcement officials in Newhall back in July, and then caught months later by Sheriff's Station deputies, was sentenced Wednesday.
Source: SCVNews.com Date: January 8, 2014
Two alleged gang members accept plea agreements (Hammond, IN): Two defendants of the sweeping federal racketeering case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang have accepted plea agreements, according to court records.
Source: The Times Date: January 8, 2014
Three arrested, two sought in drug operation with Murda Mobb gang ties (Milwaukee, WI): A months-long investigation into a drug trafficking operation affiliated with the notorious Milwaukee street gang Murda Mobb has led to arrest warrants and criminal charges against key players in the network.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: January 8, 2014
Man gets 10 years for killing inside Milner Ridge jail (Winnipeg, MB): A former Most Organized Brothers street gang member has been handed 10 years in prison for his role in the killing of a fellow inmate at a provincial jail.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 8, 2014
Alleged gang member arrested in Salinas (Salinas, CA) : A 23-year-old alleged Sureño gang member wanted on numerous drug and weapons charges was arrested in Salinas today after a police officer spotted his car near East Alisal street.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: January 8, 2014
Gang-related crimes spike in Dec. (Madera, CA): The Madera Police Department saw a massive spike in gang-related crime throughout the month of December, and though additional officers have been assigned to combat the problem, officials said the public’s help will prove crucial in making progress against a rising tide of violence and drugs.
Source: The Madera Tribune Date: January 8, 2014
Detrick Orrell, Springfield man with reported ties to Sycamore Street Posse, busted in Pennsylvania after police allegedly find him with $260K worth of cocaine (Springfield, MA): A Springfield man with alleged gang ties was charged with multiple drug offenses after a police traffic stop in Pennsylvania led to the discovery of about $260,000 worth of cocaine, according to reports.
Source: The Republican Date: January 7, 2014
Mothers and Men Against Gangs Coalition kicks off peace campaign with vigil, remembers Martin Alberto Garza (Brawley, CA): In an effort to eliminate gang violence and promote harmony in others, the Mothers and Men Against Gangs Coalition held a vigil to kick off its unity in the community campaign and remember the life of Martin Alberto Garza.
Source: Imperial Valley Press Date: January 7, 2014
Gevirtz School of Education evaluates effectiveness of gang reduction programs (Santa Barbara, CA): Researchers from the Gevirtz School of Education recently helped evaluate a $1.5 million grant of state funds awarded to three cities in Santa Barbara County, with these funds intended to reduce youth gang activity.
Source: Daily Nexus Date: January 7, 2014
Seeking clues to gangs and crime, detectives monitor Internet rap videos (Brooklyn, NY): In the streets of Brownsville, Brooklyn, a local rap artist named Cuame Nelson was recording a new music video when someone called out his stage name. The rapper, fresh out of a stint at Rikers Island, turned toward the voice, expecting to see a fan or friend. Instead, he saw several plainclothes police officers, one of them wearing a shirt bearing the name of Mr. Nelson's group.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 7, 2014
Trial begins in 2009 gang arson that killed a mother and daughter (Chicago, IL): Alexis Burgos was 12 when her brother woke her as smoke filled their third-floor apartment in the Albany Park neighborhood. The two siblings and their dad tried to escape by running out the back of the three-flat, but a a wall of heat and flames appeared to block their path, Burgos recalled this week in a Cook County courtroom.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 7, 2014
Tracking gang crime in Richland (Richland, WA): The KEPR Crime Tracker is taking a look at gang crime in Richland. Turns out most of the trouble is concentrated in one pocket of town. Gangs are in every community in the Tri-Cities, including Richland. Sherryl Robinson happens to live in the part of Richland where gang trouble is at the highest.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: January 7, 2014
Man hurt in Hillsboro gang shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Police believe a Monday evening shooting in Hillsboro is gang-related. A 24-year-old man walking down the 200 block of Northwest Adams Street about 8 p.m. got into an argument with two other men. One pulled a gun and shot him in the chest, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 7, 2014
Southeast Texan gets life term over 2011 gang-related, drugs slaying (Beaumont, TX): A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2011 gang-related slaying linked to a drug ring.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: January 7, 2014
Albany police see surge of graffiti (Albany, OR): Buildings, dumpsters, community mailboxes and bridge pillars were tagged with graffiti on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Albany Police Department.
Source: Albany Democrat-Herald Date: January 7, 2014
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