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Lansing gang leader convicted on drug charges (Grand Rapids, MI): A Lansing man who officials say was the top-ranking member in Michigan for a Chicago-based gang was convicted on drug charges last week in federal court.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: November 23, 2015

Murder dismissal sought because jury said 'guilty' on gang count (Muskegon, MI): Maurtice Poole-Knight's attorney has moved to dismiss the pending murder case against him, arguing a second trial would be double jeopardy because a jury already convicted him of gang-related felony.
Source: MLive    Date: November 20, 2015

Gang murder trial ends in hung jury on murder, guilty of gang-related felony (Muskegon, MI): After deliberating almost a full day, a jury came back with a startling split verdict -- and lack of verdict – in the gang murder case of Maurtice Poole-Knight: guilty on the gang count, no decision on the murder count.
Source: MLive    Date: November 13, 2015

Dead at 17 for talking smack on Facebook? Gang murder case goes to jury (Muskegon, MI): Jurors late Thursday began considering the gang murder case against Maurtice Poole-Knight, accused of the drive-by shooting of 17-year-old DeQuarius "DeeDee" Love in August 2014.
Source: MLive    Date: November 12, 2015

Muskegon vs. Heights gang murder defendant will take the stand (Muskegon, MI): After losing someone she hoped would be an important defense witness at the gang murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight, defense attorney Shirley Burgoyne geared up for the main event: the defendant's own testimony.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle    Date: November 10, 2015

Mocking Facebook video that allegedly provoked gang murder played for jury (Muskegon, MI): Jurors at the gang murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight on Friday watched the cell-phone video that prosecutors say led to the death of DeQuarius Love.
Source: MLive    Date: November 6, 2015

Crash course in street gangs for jurors at Muskegon murder trial (Muskegon, MI): Testimony Friday morning focused on the "gang" part of the gang murder case against Maurtice Poole-Knight. Jurors at Poole-Knight's trial Nov. 6 watched and heard YouTube videos of what the prosecutor said was Poole-Knight and others rapping about "Sendin' Shots" (in the title of one song), among other violent and disrespectful acts, against alleged gang enemies and snitches.
Source: MLive    Date: November 6, 2015

Innocent woman caught in crosshairs of Detroit gang shooting (Detroit, MI): Sandra Bradford's family said she should be here today. But Bradford was gunned down in the front of her home in late August. She was talking to a man named Eric Carter when men drove up and opened fire. Carter was hit 10 times and survived. Sources say he was the ringleader of the Ravendale gang which was busted by Detroit police for dealing heroin, cocaine, guns and for dogfighting.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: November 5, 2015

Witness at gang murder trial says he drove killer; defense says he's the killer (Muskegon, MI): Jurors at the Muskegon gang murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight heard Wednesday morning from a crucial witness – for both the prosecution and the defense.
Source: MLive    Date: November 4, 2015

Today's gangs are less organized than violent street gangs of the past, police say (Grand Rapids, MI): The most shocking killings orchestrated by notorious Grand Rapids street gangs in the 1990s carried a clear message: Don't mess with us. Those who disrespected the gang or its members – whether it was a threat to a business or their turf – found the punishment to be swift and brutal, police say.
Source: MLive    Date: November 3, 2015

2nd Muskegon gang murder defendant rejects deal, jury selection begins (Muskegon, MI): As jury selection for Maurtice Poole-Knight's murder and gang felony trial was about to start Tuesday, he had a chance to halt it by agreeing to a prosecutor's deal.
Source: MLive    Date: November 3, 2015

Facebook video blamed for slaying as gang murder trial starts (Muskegon, MI): DeQuarius Love, 17, died because he went into the wrong store, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. "Now, most of us walking into a store ... is not an action that gets you killed. But that's what got DeQuarius Love killed," Matt Roberts, chief trial attorney for the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office, said in his opening statement at a murder trial Tuesday.
Source: MLive    Date: November 3, 2015

Social media fuels gang tension, fights in Grand Rapids, police say (Grand Rapids, MI): An insulting tweet about someone's girlfriend can be all it takes to incite real violence on the street between rival gang members in Grand Rapids.
Source: MLive    Date: November 1, 2015

Like father, like son: Gang violence sends man back to prison, prosecutors say (Grand Rapids, MI): Jermaine Allen II, 21, has pleaded no contest to the attempted murder of Jalen Christopher Braswell-Thompson a year ago. The Kent County prosecutor's Office contends that gang rivalries led to the shooting of the 20-year-old near Eastern Avenue and Sherman Street SE on Oct. 21, 2014.
Source: MLive    Date: October 28, 2015

Pulaski police working to stop Detroit gang from selling drugs (Detroit, MI): Pulaski police say a Detroit-based gang is raking in cash selling drugs in the area and they are working to stop it. Investigators say the issue started in 2013. Now, they’re talking with the commonwealth’s attorney to push for harsher penalties on anyone arrested in connection to the gang activity.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: October 22, 2015

Muskegon students learn to say 'no' to gangs (Muskegon, MI): New curriculum to help kids say no to gangs will be taught to 5th graders in Muskegon Public Schools. It's the result of a collaboration between city police, the school district and community foundation.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: October 14, 2015

Muskegon schools, police officials to partner for 'gang resistance' program (Muskegon, MI): Fifth graders at Muskegon Public Schools will begin a new curriculum that will involve the Muskegon Police Department and its authority on gang issues in the community. Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) will be brought to 5th graders starting in November.
Source: MLive    Date: October 4, 2015

SVSU responds to gang activity rumors (University Center, MI): One day after a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, killing 10 people and injuring seven others, SVSU police officers were on heightened alert after rumors on various social media platforms threatened gang violence Friday, Oct. 2.
Source: The Valley Vanguard    Date: October 4, 2015

Pleas mean 1st 'gang murder' conviction ever in Muskegon-Muskegon Heights feud (Muskegon, MI): It was history of a sort, in two ways. The shooting death of Kentae Jones on Jan. 24, 2013, outside his Muskegon Heights home was the first in what's become a nearly three-year-long string of homicides allegedly motivated by a Muskegon vs. Muskegon Heights gang rivalry.
Source: MLive    Date: September 29, 2015

'Juggalos,' including a soldier, win round in court (Detroit, MI): A lawsuit filed against the Justice Department by the men who make up the rap group Insane Clown Posse and four of their fans, including an active-duty soldier, will continue after an appeals court ruling overturned its dismissal.
Source: Army Times    Date: September 29, 2015

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