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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

Dozens of shots fired at car lead to murder charge in gang-related homicide (Grand Rapids, MI): In the course of two crimes perpetrated during one week last February, Joshua Beckford fired more than 30 rounds at occupied vehicles, according to Grand Rapids police.
Source: MLive    Date: September 23, 2015

DPD, ATF crack down with sweep on Detroit gang 'A1 Killers' (Detroit, MI): Authorities rounded up several gang members who call themselves the "A1 Killers" Wednesday. Numerous law enforcement agencies including the ATF and Detroit police served numerous warrants downtown and on the city's west side.
Source: FOX 2 Detroit    Date: September 23, 2015

Feds bust northwest Detroit street gang ‘Band Crew’ (Detroit, MI): A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges eight members of a northwest Detroit gang terrorized a neighborhood near Seven Mile and Southfield Freeway and were involved in attempted murders, shootings and drug deals and robbed area gas stations.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: September 22, 2015

Court reinstates Insane Clown Posse suit against FBI (Detroit, MI): The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit Thursday that the Insane Clown Posse and four fans filed against the FBI. The Farmington Hills-based rap duo is known for its elaborate performances and painting their faces to look like clowns. Their fans are known as Juggalos.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: September 17, 2015

Man gets 6 years for killing friend during Saginaw gang shootout (Saginaw, MI): A 22-year-old man is headed to prison for killing his friend during a Saginaw gang shootout in 2012.
Source: MLive    Date: September 16, 2015

Detroit gang leader gets 35 years for racketeering (Detroit, MI): A high-profile local gang leader, who is both the national president of the Phantom Outlaw Motorcycle Club and “Three Star General” of the Vice Lords street gang, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday by a federal judge for violent racketeering-related crimes.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: September 8, 2015

Bounty Hunter Bloods gang members convicted in Detroit RICO case (Detroit, MI): A jury convicted three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang on Monday. The gang is accused of operating in northwest Detroit, selling narcotics, trafficking firearms and committing armed robberies, home invasions and carjackings.
Source: MLive    Date: August 25, 2015

Three Detroit gang members convicted of racketeering (Detroit, MI): Three high-ranking members of a west-side Detroit gang were convicted Monday of racketeering and related offenses, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. A federal jury convicted the three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang after a four-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 24, 2015

Can science predict gang killings? (East Lansing, MI): Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University criminologists and public health researchers.
Source: MSU Today    Date: August 13, 2015

Two dozen Ravendale gang members indicted for drug ring (Detroit, MI): Two dozen members of an east side Detroit gang have been indicted for a large-scale drug ring, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced Friday.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 7, 2015

Detroit Vice Lords gang members charged in shooting (Detroit, MI): Seven alleged members of the Vice Lords gang face multiple charges after members of a family were shot in May for attempting to leave the group, officials said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 4, 2015

Supreme Court overturns conviction in Flint gang slaying (Flint, MI): The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction for a man alleged to be part of the Pierson Hood street gang after it ruled prosecutors allowed a witness to lie and used his fraudulent testimony to their advantage.
Source: MLive    Date: July 31, 2015

Prosecutor aims to padlock house on allegations of violence, gang activity (Flint, MI): Authorities are attempting to padlock a house where they claim residents with links to a neighborhood gang were involved in more than a half-dozen shootings in the past three years. But those living in the house say they are being victimized by others in the neighborhood and the police have refused to help them.
Source: MLive    Date: July 30, 2015

'We will put you in jail,' sheriff tells Ypsilanti-area gangs (Ypsilanti, MI): As a team of community volunteers known as the Interrupters went door to door this past weekend in Ypsilanti, one of the fliers handed out to residents at their doorsteps was a letter from Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton.
Source: MLive    Date: July 27, 2015

Residents, police reflect on safety alliance success ahead of gang-targeted expansion (Ypsilanti, MI): Community leaders plan to temporarily expand the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance's coverage area in an attempt to stomp out the gang violence that has erupted across the city in recent weeks.
Source: MLive    Date: July 26, 2015

Muskegon street gang 'chief executive officer' heading back to prison (Muskegon, MI): A parolee identified as the "chief executive officer" of an allegedly violent Muskegon street gang was recently sentenced to state prison for trying to persuade a woman to commit perjury for him.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2015

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