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Immigration agents arrest 27 in West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI):
Federal agents arrested 27 foreign nationals in West Michigan during a four-day operation targeting those in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said 21 of the 27 taken into custody had previous criminal convictions.
Date: December 8, 2017
15-year-old boy fatally shot due to gang rivalry on Facebook, witness says (Saginaw, MI):
A gang rivalry and online insults over a slain friend resulted in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy last September, according to witness testimony.
Date: December 8, 2017
FBI: Detroit Gang Members Busted In St. Louis Jewelry Heist (Madison Heights, MI):
Four jewel thieves and alleged gang members from Detroit have been caught by the FBI near St. Louis. Authorities say Tyran Gray, Xavier Grove, Darrell Lee and Robert Scott were taken into custody earlier this week after robbing a Jared Galleria of Jewelry store in Richmond Heights, Missouri. All four are alleged members of the Detroit Vice Lords street gang.
Source: CBS Detroit
Date: December 8, 2017
Gang member 'Sniper' charged with two homicides (Saginaw, MI):
Paris Rueda's mother was seated on the wooden courtroom pew with hands clasped, listening as the judge read off charges of murder. On the day she would've celebrated her son's 26th birthday, she was instead watching the arraignment of his alleged killer.
Date: December 1, 2017
Final 2 members of Detroit's 'Smokecamp' street gang wanted on RICO charges turn themselves in (Detroit, MI):
The final two members of a violent Detroit street gang indicted on RICO charges have turned themselves in, according to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Date: November 9, 2017
13 members of Detroit's violent 'Smokecamp' street gang indicted on RICO charges (Detroit, MI):
Indictments were handed down Wednesday morning against 13 alleged members of a violent street gang on Detroit’s east side. The gang is known as “Smokecamp” and “Original Paid Bosses.” Previously the gang was known as the “Runyon Boys” and “Paid Bosses Inc.”
Date: November 8, 2017
Detroit gang police fire on suspected auto thief during foot chase (Detroit, MI):
Police from multiple agencies, two law enforcement helicopters and K9 units swarmed a section of east Detroit after shots were fired Tuesday night.
Date: November 1, 2017
Feds: 12 from Pontiac drug gangs busted for selling deadly heroin-fentanyl mix (Pontiac, MI):
Federal prosecutors charged 12 people Wednesday with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, an often deadly cocktail that's part of a deadly opioid epidemic in metro Detroit and across the country.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Date: October 18, 2017
Murder charges issued against two alleged Sunny Side Gang drug dealers (Saginaw, MI):
Murder charges were issued Wednesday against two men who recently pleaded guilty to being heroin and cocaine distributors with Saginaw's Sunny Side Gang.
Date: October 12, 2017
Federal jury convicts Saginaw gang member of being part of heroin distribution ring (Saginaw, MI):
When 18 Saginaw gang members charged with widescale distribution of heroin and cocaine opted to accept plea deals, only one holdout decided to take his chances with a jury. Unfortunately for him, he fared no better.
Date: October 11, 2017
Playboy Gangster Crips gang members face federal racketeering charges (Detroit, MI):
Fourteen members and associates of a Detroit gang called the Playboy Gangster Crips were indicted Thursday, Oct. 5, on allegations of racketeering activities involving murder, armed robbery, carjacking and drug trafficking.
Date: October 5, 2017
Saginaw gang leader pleads guilty to leading widespread heroin, cocaine distribution (Bay City, MI):
A ringleader of Saginaw's Sunny Side Gang responsible for large-scale heroin and cocaine distribution has followed several of his cohorts' leads in pleading guilty to a federal charge. Now, 17 of the 18 gang-connected men initially charged are in prison or awaiting sentencing.
Date: October 3, 2017
Feds: New drug ring echoes Young Boys gang (Detroit, MI):
A member of the notorious gang Young Boys Inc. has returned to drug dealing, reaping millions of dollars and building a cocaine empire involving his relatives, a grandmotherly drug mule and a soul food restaurant, according to court records.
Source: The Detroit News
Date: September 6, 2017
Detroit leader of Vice Lords gang sentenced to 12 years in prison (Detroit, MI):
A leader of Detroit's chapter of a nationwide gang known as the Vice Lords was sentenced to 12-plus years in prison Tuesday. He admitted to ordering the killings of two brothers who tried to end their affiliation with the gang, referred to as the Traveling Vice Lords in Detroit.
Date: August 29, 2017
Murder trial in alleged gang-related killing set for day 4 (Muskegon, MI):
Several Facebook and text messages from a phone allegedly belonging to Maurtice Poole-Knight were shown to jurors Friday. Those messages, according to the prosecution, connected him to the murder of a teen.
Date: July 31, 2017
Facebook video purported to lead to gang murder shown to jurors (Muskegon, MI):
Jurors on Friday viewed the video that allegedly got a teenager murdered because it showed him and others on a rival gang's turf.
Date: July 28, 2017
Murder retrial is underway in alleged gang-related slaying of teen (Muskegon County, MI):
After a detour to the Michigan Supreme Court, the homicide retrial for Maurtice Poole-Knight is finally getting underway in Muskegon County courtroom this week.
Date: July 26, 2017
Man, 20, pleads to murder charge in gang-related Grand Rapids shooting (Grand Rapids, MI):
The 20-year-old man charged in an October shooting that killed one and injured eight in Southeast Grand Rapids pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder.
Date: July 10, 2017
Judge reopens deportation case of man from El Salvador facing MS-13 gang threat (Ypsilanti Township, MI):
An immigration judge has reopened a case against a man detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in May.
Date: June 29, 2017
Latin Counts gangster gets 30 years; Vice Lord gets 20 for forcing minor into prostitution (Detroit, MI):
One forced a minor girl into prostitution, authorities say. The other ordered a hit on a man. Both terrorized Detroit neighborhoods for years, prosecutors say. But their gangster days are over.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Date: June 2, 2017