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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Unorganized crime: Defense lawyers fight back against racketeering allegations (Detroit, MI): The shootings had nothing to do with the Seven Mile Bloods, defense lawyer Michael Rataj told jurors during opening statements in the first wave of trials.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

Executing Aaron: Fresh bloodshed as The Seven Mile Bloods trials get underway in downtown Detroit (Detroit, MI): A recent shooting appears to have rekindled the war between the Seven Mile Bloods and rival gangs. On Sept. 24, prosecutors say alleged Seven Mile Bloods member Aaron Hayes was sitting on a porch outside an east side home. Hayes, 27, was a free man after spending almost a decade in a Michigan state prison for manslaughter.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

'Got 'em': Laughing emojis mark another victim as feds search Detroit for an AR-15-style rifle (Detroit, MI): Accused Seven Mile Bloods leader Billy Arnold had help hunting rivals during the gang war, according to trial testimony. Prosecutors say the girlfriend of slain gang leader Devon McClure helped search the east side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 24, 2018

Stripped bare: A strip bar, a car chase and a hidden clue leads to a sweeping indictment (Detroit, MI): Three months after the baby shower shooting, in September 2015, federal agents made a breakthrough in the Seven Mile Bloods investigation at the Crazy Horse strip club on Detroit's southwest side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 24, 2018

Unlikely alliance: Smaller east-side gangs team up as hit lists appear on Instagram (Detroit, MI): The promise that Michael Davis would sit on the witness stand and identify Seven Mile Bloods members in a fatal shooting was broken quickly March 8. Davis, 27, defied U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh’s order to testify about the shooting. “No, your honor,” Davis said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 23, 2018

Rapid vengeance: A friend of rapper "Team Eastside Peezy" races for home amid a hail of bullets (Detroit, MI): After Devon McClure died, best friend and alleged Seven Mile Bloods leader Billy Arnold issued a threat, according to trial testimony. “He was like, ‘I’m killing everybody,’” McClure’s girlfriend Matleah Scott, 24, testified. The Seven Mile Bloods waited six hours for vengeance, prosecutors allege.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 23, 2018

The Red Zone: Inside Detroit's deadly gang wars (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors are piecing together a rare death penalty prosecution against members of the Seven Mile Bloods, a notorious east-side Detroit gang blamed for terrorizing neighbors, fueling the opioid epidemic and assassinating rivals targeted on Instagram hit lists.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

A deadly rivalry: The Seven Mile Bloods hunt for rivals after a chance meeting on Detroit’s west side (Detroit, MI): Back in Detroit, the Seven Mile Bloods battled with gangs spread across the east side, including the Hustle Boys, Gutta Boys and 6 Mile Chedda Grove. Hit lists started popping up on Instagram after a chance encounter in summer 2014 between rival gang members at a state parole office on Detroit’s west side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

2 alleged gang members arrested on gun charges (Kankakee, MI): Two Kankakee men with alleged ties to a local gang were arrested by Kankakee police on weapons charges on April 16.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 18, 2018

Mid-Michigan prison locked down after three days of gang-related fighting (St. Louis, MI): A high-security state prison in St. Louis in mid-Michigan was on lockdown Tuesday after three days of gang-related fighting involving dozens of prisoners, a spokesman confirmed.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 17, 2018

Final Detroit's Latin Counts street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Detroit, MI): The 12th and final member of a Latin Counts street gang member charged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder and attempted robbery has pleaded guilty.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2018

Detroit police, feds work to rid area near Cass Tech of 'A1 Killers' gang activity (Detroit, MI): The A1 Killers are widely known as one of Detroit's most ruthless street gangs. The group is made up of drug dealers and violent criminals. Now residents are worried their activity is getting too close to Cass Technical High School.
Source:    Date: April 2, 2018

Feds cracking down as identity theft triggers violence between gangs in Metro Detroit (Detroit, MI): Experts say $50 billion is stolen through identity theft every year in the United States, a criminal revenue stream that has caught the attention of violent street gang members who are willing to kill to get in on the massive illicit profits.
Source:    Date: March 18, 2018

Undercover agent shares story of taking down vicious Band Crew street gang in Detroit (Detroit, MI): An undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is speaking out for the first time about the takedown of a vicious street gang in northwest Detroit known as the Band Crew.
Source:    Date: March 14, 2018

Michigan's newest U.S. Attorney on gang violence, opioid epidemic (Bay City, MI): As the newly appointed U.S. attorney for Michigan's Eastern District, Saginaw County native Matthew J. Schneider has four priorities -- violent crime, gang activity, political corruption and terrorism.
Source: MLive    Date: March 4, 2018

Felony lane gang used wigs, stolen IDs and checks to fleece area banks, feds say (Grand Rapids, MI): Eight suspected criminals from Florida are behind bars, charged in a ‘felony lane gang’ operation that got money from western Michigan banks using driver’s licenses and checks stolen from metro Detroit.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: February 15, 2018

More Sunny Side Gang members now in prison for heroin distribution (Bay City, MI): Three years ago, FBI agents began investigating Saginaw's infamous Sunny Side Gang for running a widescale heroin and cocaine distribution. The probe led to federal indictments of 18 men.
Source: MLive    Date: February 13, 2018

Birthday party ends in rival gang shootout on Saginaw's East Side (Saginaw, MI): A birthday party at a residence on Saginaw's East Side ended in a rival gang shootout late Thursday, according to police.
Source: MLive    Date: February 9, 2018

Additional Members of Detroit-Based Gang “YNS” Charged with Racketeering, Kidnapping, and Trafficking Crack Cocaine (Detroit, MI): New charges were filed yesterday in the prosecution of the northwest Detroit street gang Young and Scantless (YNS).
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2018

Notorious Gang's Members Indicted On RICO Charges (Detroit, MI): Two more members of the Young and Scantless street gang, considered by police as one of the most dangerous in the city, have been charged with racketeering, kidnapping and trafficking cocaine, according to federal authorities.
Source: Detroit Patch    Date: January 25, 2018

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