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Gang rivalry motivated shooting that killed one, injured eight, judge says (Grand Rapids, MI): A rivalry between gangs may have been the motivation behind an October 2016 shooting that killed one and injured eight. On Monday, March 13, in a preliminary examination, witnesses testified against Jokari "Trouble" Lowery, who police identified as the shooter in the incident.
Source: MLive    Date: March 13, 2017

Man sentenced to 15-30 years in gang-related Ypsilanti shooting (Ann Arbor, MI): One of three men charged in connection with a gang-related Ypsilanti Township shooting will serve up to 30 years in prison, according to court records.
Source: MLive    Date: March 8, 2017

Wanted North Chicago gang member captured in Detroit (Detroit, MI): A gang member wanted for armed robbery and vehicular hijacking in the north suburbs was captured Friday in Detroit.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 28, 2017

Detroit gangs using social media to post hit lists that lead to murders, investigators say (Detroit, MI): A murder hit list posted on Instagram was the final straw for local law enforcement looking to put a stop to violence in one of the country's most dangerous neighborhoods. Detroit's Ninth Precinct on the east side has been home to a gang war that has taken the lives of numerous young gang members and innocent bystanders.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: February 1, 2017

Detroit police Chief James Craig reveals plan to curb gang violence (Detroit, MI): Detroit police Chief James Craig met with the City Council on Tuesday to talk about the improvement in crime statistics, the controversial core report on race within the Detroit Police Department and the ongoing efforts to curb gang violence.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: January 31, 2017

Former Sunny Side Gang member 'executed:' Gang never died with massive bust (Bay City, MI): Despite media claims that law enforcement had effectively dismantled the violent Sunny Side Gang nearly a decade ago, those reports now appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
Source: MLive    Date: January 26, 2017

5 More Detroit Gang Members Plead Guilty to Racketeering (Detroit, MI): Five more members of the Detroit Latin Counts street gang could go to prison for 30 years after they pleaded guilty Monday to federal felony charges for racketeering conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, the Justice Department said.
Source: Detroit Patch    Date: January 23, 2017

Feds: Metro Detroit gang tied to murder, trafficking (Detroit, MI): Five members of the Latin Counts street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced Monday.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 23, 2017

Five members of the Latin Counts plead guilty to multiple charges (Ann Arbor, MI): Five members of the Latin Counts gang pleaded guilty to multiple charges of racketeering, conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: News-Herald     Date: January 23, 2017

Vice Lords Gang Member Who Stole Patient Information Sentenced (Detroit, MI): An associate of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced in federal court in Detroit Wednesday to 48 months in prison for witness tampering and providing private health information of Vice Lords shooting victims and their families to another member of the notorious gang, the Justice Department said. Jamerio “Merio” Clark, 28, of Detroit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Source: Detroit Patch    Date: January 19, 2017

Authorities: Murder suspect thought victim was in rival gang (Cassoplis, MI): The man accused of stabbing and killing his co-worker last week thought the victim was in a rival gang, Cass County authorities say.
Source: WOODTV.com    Date: January 19, 2017

Gang member gets 25 years on murder, carjackings (Detroit, MI): A confessed member of Detroit's "Related Through Money" street gang was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in two carjackings and a homicide.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 12, 2017

Operation Ceasefire aims to end gun violence in Detroit (Detroit, MI): In Detroit, a partnership between law enforcement, church leaders, and community members is working to stop the gunfire between some of the city’s worst gangs.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: December 30, 2016

Holland man charged for gang-related house shooting (Holland, MI): A local gang leader was arraigned earlier this week on four felony charges connected to a retaliatory house shooting earlier this year.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: December 9, 2016

Feds: 9 members of Detroit's '6 Mile Chedda Grove' gang charged with racketeering, murder (Detroit, MI): Nine more members of the 6 Mile Chedda Grove street gang from Detroit's east side are facing racketeering and murder charges.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: December 6, 2016

Suspect arrested in Holland gang-related house shooting (Holland, MI): According to a news release from the West Michigan Enforcement Team, police recently arrested a suspect connected to a gang-related reprisal shooting in southeast Holland on Jan. 17. Fias did not initially release the suspect's name, although the suspect will be arraigned in open court on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: December 2, 2016

Special enforcement team disrupts Detroit gang’s efforts to set up heroin operation (Kalamazoo, MI): Acting on tips, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team have arrested several people in an apparent attempt by Detroit gang members to distribute heroin in Kalamazoo.
Source: WXMI FOX 17 News    Date: October 14, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court won't review Michigan cases of gang-murder, towing ball (Muskegon, MI): The gang-murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight is likely to proceed after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his lawyer's bid to have the case stopped. Poole-Knight's attorney, Shirley Burgoyne, had sought to have the country's highest court review her pretrial appeal, but her application was denied the week of Oct 10.
Source: MLive    Date: October 13, 2016

Police seize AK-47, 2 handguns while investigating suspected gang activity (Flint, MI): Police seized three guns, including an AK-47, and arrested a Flint man after an investigation at an eastside home for suspected in gang activity.
Source: MLive    Date: September 28, 2016

Gang member admits he used job at cancer center to scare witnesses (Detroit, MI): In a move that offered an inside look at the retaliatory world of gangs, a Detroit gang member pleaded guilty today to using his job at the prestigious Karmanos Cancer Institute to help others try to find and silence a mother and her two sons hospitalized with gunshot wounds suffered during an attack at their home.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: September 27, 2016

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