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Wilmington teen gets 12 years for shooting 5 people--with 55 more years on the table if he violates probation (Wilmington, DE): A 17-year-old gang member from Wilmington is headed to prison for 12 years for shooting five people, including four kids, while a member of the city's Shoot To Kill gang.
Source: WDEL News    Date: December 1, 2017

Another gang arrest made in Edgemoor drug sales (New Castle County, DE): New Castle County police have made another arrest in a gang investigation that last month sent 11 people to jail for the sale of cocaine and marijuana in the Edgemoor area.
Source: The News Journal    Date: November 17, 2017

Dover Police Gang Investigation Leads to 55 Arrests (Dover, DE): The Dover Police Department has wrapped up a 7-week gang investigation with assistance from the Delaware State Police, Department of Correction, Delaware Probation and Parole and the ATF.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: November 2, 2017

Delaware police make 11 arrests in gang investigation (Edgemoor, DE): Delaware police have made nearly a dozen arrests in a months-long gang investigation. New Castle County Police say the investigation targeted the Exit 4/Mag Boys gang and other gangs in Edgemoor, adjacent to Wilmington.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 25, 2017

Dover Shooting Frequency Drops After Near-Historic Pace Earlier in Year (Dover, DE): Dover police said there has been a significant downturn in the frequency of shootings this year, a trend officers attributed to a saturation of officers in high-crime areas and a zero tolerance behavior toward nuisance crimes.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: October 9, 2017

Touch Money Gang murderer Tymere Righter sentenced to 25 years (Wilmington, DE): A member of Wilmington's Touch Money Gang on Friday was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a May 2014 fatal shooting in Wilmington.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 29, 2017

Wilmington suspects get younger, but their guns are more powerful (Wilmington, DE): Teenagers in Wilmington are displaying an alarming familiarity with sophisticated and expensive guns, a stark turn from the cheap weapons police pulled off the streets a decade ago.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 9, 2017

Hundreds attend event in search of answer to end Wilmington violence (Wilmington, DE): More than 400 people gathered in church Saturday seeking solutions to the violence plaguing the streets of Wilmington — the most likely place for a youth to be shot in America.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 9, 2017

Delaware gang statute employed mostly against blacks (Wilmington, DE): The gang participation statute Delaware prosecutors are aggressively using in Wilmington was first created in the 1980s when Los Angeles was exploding with crack cocaine and gang violence, both of which were being glorified by pop culture.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 8, 2017

Formerly active Wilmington Blood describes lure of gangs (Wilmington, DE): Michael Harris sat on the steps of a Wilmington home last spring watching life unfold at nearby Prices Run park. As a young man rode an all-terrain vehicle in and out of the park and children playfully screamed in the distance, Harris realized many of the city's youths needed a sense of belonging.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 8, 2017

Wilmington police detective's arrest could have muddied gang indictment (Wilmington, DE): A sweeping indictment against the Only My Brothers street gang hit a bump last year when the lead detective on the case was arrested.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 8, 2017

Wilmington: most dangerous place in America for youth (Wilmington, DE): Kids are more likely to be shot in Wilmington than any other U.S. city. Arguments start on Facebook and Twitter between young people age 12 to 17 and are frequently settled with guns. They are targeted for seemingly innocuous insults on social media about a girl, a family member or a pair of sneakers. One shooting often begets another and another.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 8, 2017

Brawl at New Castle County courthouse postpones gang sentencings (Wilmington, DE): A brawl at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center courthouse Friday morning involving a Touch Money Gang member, who’d been sentenced minutes before for the killing of two men, caused officials to postpone the sentencings of three other gang members.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 18, 2017

Gang member to spend life in prison for 2 killings (Wilmington, DE): A gang member convicted of killing two men in Delaware has been sentenced to life in prison. Officials say 19-year-old John Brisco was sentenced to two life terms on Friday for the shooting deaths of Ionnis Kostikidis in 2013 and William Rollins Jr. in 2015.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 23, 2017

Final guilty plea from OMB street gang indictment (Wilmington, DE): A 20-year-old New Castle man, who was indicted last year as a member of the Only My Brothers street gang, pleaded guilty to a weapons charge Thursday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 7, 2017

4 arrested, 2 wanted following 2-month investigation into Dover gang activity (Dover, DE): At the culmination of a two-month investigation into activities and affiliations of a local gang, Dover Police announced Wednesday four individuals had been charged, and two were still being sought.
Source: WDEL News    Date: May 24, 2017

Gang member found guilty in 2 of 3 killings (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man, branded one of Wilmington's "most dangerous individuals," has been found guilty in two of the three killings in which he was charged. A jury, which deliberated for 2½ days, on Friday found John Brisco guilty of killing 18-year-old William Rollins Jr. and 53-year-old Ioannis Kostikidis, but not guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Devon Lindsey.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2017

Four guilty pleas in two Wilmington gang cases (Wilmington, DE): Several members of two Wilmington street gangs – Only My Brothers and Touch Money Gang – have recently pleaded guilty to various violent crimes, according to the Delaware Department of Justice.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 10, 2017

Accused gang member to go to trial Tuesday (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man accused of being a member of the Touch Money Gang has rejected a plea deal that would have put him behind bars for at least 41 years.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 6, 2017

Gang-Related Charges Against Teen to Stay in Superior Court (Dover, DE): A Delaware judge has refused to transfer charges against an alleged Wilmington gang member from Superior Court to Family Court. The 16-year-old is among several defendants in a 109-count indictment against alleged members of the Only My Brothers gang.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: March 3, 2017

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