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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

Ypsilanti community 'Interrupters' seek volunteers to get ahead of youth violence (Ypsilanti, MI): Officials hope to stop potential youth violence in the Ypsilanti area before it starts this summer and are seeking help from the public. The Interrupters, a group working to curb youth violence, will walk door to door this weekend with packets of information on how to stop violence in area neighborhoods, according to a release from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
Source: MLive    Date: May 13, 2016

Gang rivals' Facebook taunts lead to shooting, ATF agent says (Grand Rapids, MI): Facebook taunts of a gang rival led to shots being fired at an apartment on Kalamazoo's East Side, a federal investigator said. No one was injured but a potential target had to rush her children from a playground and get them on the floor as bullets were fired through her front window.
Source: MLive    Date: May 12, 2016

Galesburg teen forced to remove bandana, school cites possible gang relation (Galesburg, MI): A local mother is upset after she says her daughter was forced to remove a harmless hair accessory, because it might be related to a gang. Renea Baird's 13-year-old daughter Jaleeah goes to Galesburg-Augusta Middle School.
Source: WWMT Channel 3 News    Date: May 10, 2016

'I didn't kill nobody' convicted gang murderer says at sentencing (Muskegon County, MI): Maintaining his innocence and vowing an appeal of his murder conviction, Isiah Amoz Spears was sentenced Tuesday for the gang-related shooting death of Kentae Jones.
Source: MLive    Date: April 26, 2016

Man authorities say led violent Detroit gang gets 30 years (Detroit, MI): A man who authorities say was the leader of a violent Detroit street gang has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 27-year-old Ramiah Jefferson, also known as "Nightmare," and who led the Bounty Hunter Bloods, learned his punishment on Tuesday. Jefferson was convicted in August of racketeering conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: April 20, 2016

Neighbors fear for own children after baby killed in suspected gang shooting (Detroit, MI): On Monday afternoon, children in shorts ran and smiled in the yard across from where 6-month-old Miracle Murray died after being shot in the back Saturday. Two bikes, one gray with training wheels, were propped on the sidewalk near chalk drawings.
Source: MLive    Date: April 19, 2016

2 suspects held in Detroit infant's killing (Detroit, MI): On Easter Sunday, a deadly shooting of a 3-year-old girl stunned a neighborhood in the city. Now police are investigating a link between the two deaths three weeks apart: a possible gang-related retaliation for the Easter death.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 18, 2016

Gang membership linked to depression (Lansing, MI): Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal -- and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist. Gang membership is associated with greater levels of depression, as well as a 67 percent increase in suicidal thoughts and a 104 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Source: ScienceDaily    Date: April 13, 2016

Former Detroit Gang Member Now a Gang Peacemaker (Detroit, MI): Ray Winans, once affectionately known as "Killer Ray," is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime and hand their guns over to officials.
Source: New America Media    Date: April 13, 2016

Historic gang-murder pleas restored, judge admits error; shooting triggered 3-year feud (Muskegon, MI): Isiah Amoz Spears' groundbreaking no-contest pleas in the gang-related fatal shooting of Kentae Jones are back on. On April 1, Muskegon County Chief Circuit Judge William C. Marietti reversed himself and restored Spears' gang murder convictions.
Source: MLive    Date: April 7, 2016

Gang guilty verdict doesn't bar 2nd murder trial, appeals court rules (Muskegon, MI): The Michigan Court of Appeals has refused to throw out a pending murder charge against a Muskegon man after a jury found him guilty of gang-related felony – the underlying felony being open murder – but deadlocked on the actual murder count.
Source: MLive    Date: March 19, 2016

Man sentenced to prison for gang-related murder that went unsolved 7 years (Grand Rapids, MI): Donning red in his honor, Khiry Walker's family flooded the Kent County Circuit courtroom Thursday as they anxiously awaited the sentencing of his killer.
Source: MLive    Date: March 3, 2016

Historic gang-murder pleas revoked in shooting that sparked blood feud (Muskegon, MI): Six months ago, Isiah Amoz Spears' no-contest pleas to the fatal shooting of Kentae Jones made history in two ways: They produced Muskegon County's first gang-murder conviction ever, in a homicide that launched years of bloody feuding.
Source: MLive    Date: March 2, 2016

12 Detroit street gang members indicted (Detroit, MI): Twelve additional members of Detroit’s Seven Mile Bloods street gang were indicted Tuesday and charges of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering and firearms violations were added to the case for all defendants, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: March 1, 2016

Witnesses describe scene of February gang-related shooting in Holland Township (Holland, MI): Several witnesses during a preliminary examination gave their accounts of what led up to a shooting in which police say Edwind Serrato shot several rounds at a 21-year-old man, striking him in the foot.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: February 29, 2016

Shooter charged with attempted murder was 'high up' in HLK gang (Holland, MI): Edwind Israel Serrato, who is charged with attempted murder following a gang-related shooting earlier this month, was a prominent member of the Latin Kings who fled to Texas to avoid federal indictment in 2013.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2016

No 'monster,' gang murder suspect says before 8-20 year sentence (Muskegon, MI): Maurtice Poole-Knight hasn't been convicted of murder, but a jury did convict him of belonging to a gang that gave him the motive, means or opportunity of committing murder – the driveby shooting of 17-year-old DaQuaries Love.
Source: MLive    Date: February 16, 2016

Gang member arraigned in Holland Township shooting (Holland, MI): A 27-year-old Zeeland Township man was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 16, on two felony charges stemming from a shooting two days earlier that injured a man.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: February 16, 2016

Man cleared in killing as teen now part of gang bust (Detroit, MI): A Detroit man indicted by federal authorities as being part of a violent street gang had been acquitted in a notorious killing eight years ago in Oakland County.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: February 14, 2016

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