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Detroit's Most Wanted: Gang leader turns himself in after seeing himself on 7 Action News (Detroit, MI): Last night we introduced you to a man the US Marshals called their top priority- a notorious gang leader.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: February 2, 2016

'We own Brown street:' Gang member who claims neighborhood goes to prison (Grand Rapids, MI): A man who allegedly declared that his gang, the Madison Avenue Boys, owned a Southeast Side neighborhood has been sent to prison for eight years and two months for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: MLive    Date: February 1, 2016

Detroit's Most Wanted: Gang leader Kenneth Smith cut his tether, now on the run (Detroit, MI): A Detroit gang leader cuts his tether and flees after his former cohorts turn on him in federal court.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: February 1, 2016

4 gang members plead guilty in family attack; 1 sought (Detroit, MI): Four members of the Vice Lords Detroit street gang pleaded guilty to charges in the shootings of four members of a local family, federal officials said Thursday. Last year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit indicted Antonio Clark, Aramis Wilson, Tyrone Price, Jonathan Kinchen, Kojuan Lee, Kirshean Nelson, Dion Robinson and Kenneth Smith on federal racketeering, or RICO, and firearm charges for the gang-related shooting.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 28, 2016

'This was an ambush,' prosecutor says of 2008 gang killing (Grand Rapids, MI): In 2008, Grishondra Farmer moved her family out of a Southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood for fears it was becoming too violent.
Source: MLive    Date: January 26, 2016

Gang murder suspect admits perjury but keeps fighting murder retrial (Muskegon, MI): Maurtice Poole-Knight has pleaded guilty to lying under oath during the investigation of an alleged gang-related murder he denies committing.
Source: MLive    Date: January 25, 2016

Gang murder convict shakes head as judge calls for 'reordering our moral fiber' (Muskegon, MI): "How did we get to this place?" Muskegon County Chief Circuit Judge William C. Marietti, appalled at a Muskegon Heights gang murder case, was somber as he sentenced Jalon Ladrick Merriweather to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Source: MLive    Date: January 19, 2016

Feds: We will dismantle the Seven Mile Bloods gang (Detroit, MI): For months, the federal government has vowed to dismantle the Seven Mile Bloods — a violent street gang that refers to its territory as "4-8-2-0-Die" and has been at the center of a lengthy shooting war on Detroit's east side.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: January 14, 2016

Gang murder convict says he's innocent, didn't grasp plea deal due to low I.Q. (Muskegon, MI): Isiah Amoz Spears, whose no-contest pleas produced Muskegon County's first gang-murder conviction in history, now says he's innocent.
Source: MLive    Date: January 4, 2016

Murder charge stands for man convicted only of gang felony, judge rules (Muskegon, MI): Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks has denied a defense motion to dismiss a charge of open murder against Maurtice Poole-Knight after a jury deadlocked on that count but convicted Poole-Knight of gang-related felony.
Source: MLive    Date: December 21, 2015

Tears, screams follow guilty verdicts in gang murder case (Muskego, MI): Reactions were emotional to the gang murder verdict against Jalon Ladrick Merriweather – from both sides of the courtroom. A Muskegon County jury found Merriweather guilty as charged of the top count, first-degree premeditated murder, and carrying a concealed weapon, gang-related felony and felony firearm.
Source: MLive    Date: December 11, 2015

Defendant asks to withdraw gang murder pleas in 1st Muskegon vs. Heights feud case (Muskegon, MI): With Muskegon County's second alleged gang murder case awaiting a judge's decision, the first one – seemingly settled in September – is back in that spot too.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2015

Trial opens in Muskegon County's third gang murder case (Muskegon, MI): Rayshun Day was walking to work one fine afternoon in June 2014 when someone shot him through the head. Prosecutors say Jalon Ladrick Merriweather killed him because Day was on enemy gang turf.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2015

Does 'guilty' on gang count ban murder retrial? Judge may decide new issue (Muskegon, MI): Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks may have to do what judges are traditionally reluctant to do: make new law.
Source: MLive    Date: December 7, 2015

Flint police break down city's 47 homicides in 2015 (Flint, MI): The number of homicides are on the rise in Flint, far surpassing the total number for 2014. During a public safety committee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3 Flint Police Capt. Leigh Golden told city council members there have been 47 homicides so far this year. In 2014 there were 29 criminal homicides.
Source: MLive    Date: December 4, 2015

ATF report on Michigan leader of notorious Chicago gang hits Facebook against judge's order (Grand Rapids, MI): An ATF agent's report on the Michigan leader of a notorious Chicago-based street gang – a gang linked to a 9-year-old boy's killing – has turned up on Facebook, in violation of a judge's order.
Source: MLive    Date: December 2, 2015

Lansing gang leader convicted on drug charges (Grand Rapids, MI): A Lansing man who officials say was the top-ranking member in Michigan for a Chicago-based gang was convicted on drug charges last week in federal court.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: November 23, 2015

Murder dismissal sought because jury said 'guilty' on gang count (Muskegon, MI): Maurtice Poole-Knight's attorney has moved to dismiss the pending murder case against him, arguing a second trial would be double jeopardy because a jury already convicted him of gang-related felony.
Source: MLive    Date: November 20, 2015

Gang murder trial ends in hung jury on murder, guilty of gang-related felony (Muskegon, MI): After deliberating almost a full day, a jury came back with a startling split verdict -- and lack of verdict – in the gang murder case of Maurtice Poole-Knight: guilty on the gang count, no decision on the murder count.
Source: MLive    Date: November 13, 2015

Dead at 17 for talking smack on Facebook? Gang murder case goes to jury (Muskegon, MI): Jurors late Thursday began considering the gang murder case against Maurtice Poole-Knight, accused of the drive-by shooting of 17-year-old DeQuarius "DeeDee" Love in August 2014.
Source: MLive    Date: November 12, 2015

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