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MS-13 gang member sentenced to 18 years for slaying (Richmond, VA): An 18-year-old member of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for what authorities say was a gang-initiation slaying two years ago in South Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 19, 2013

West Point team builds tool to analyze gang connections (West Point, VA): Violent street gangs are behind many crimes in cities and towns across the United States, and law enforcement agencies are constantly honing their intelligence gathering technologies to counter gang activity.
Source:    Date: July 19, 2013

Two Newport News residents accused in gang-related deaths of five people (Newport News, VA): A federal grand jury has indicted two Newport News men on charges related to five killings.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 19, 2013

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 20 years in Chesterfield teen rape (Chesterfield County, VA): A teenage MS-13 gang member from El Salvador will spend the next 20 years in prison for raping a Chesterfield County girl while another assailant held a machete over the victim before joining in the attack.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 18, 2013

Hampton City Council seeks stricter rules, more police funding to curb violence (Hampton, VA): The City Council will shift additional money toward police patrols and equipment and enact stricter laws in response to an uptick this year of violent and gun-related crimes.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 16, 2013

Va. man pleads guilty to assault charges in street fight that resulted in death (Prince William County, VA): An alleged member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Monday in Prince William County Circuit Court to two counts of assault and battery after beating a man he overheard "disrespecting" another gang member.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 8, 2013

Teen gets 34 years in Richmond gang-related killing of 18-year-old (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Circuit Court judge today sentenced a teenager to 34 years in prison for murdering another teen in what authorities have described as a gang-initiation slaying.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 24, 2013

Teen committed to juvenile detention in gang-related rape of girl in Chesterfield (Chesterfield County, VA) : A 17-year-old associate of an MS-13 gang member will spend the next 3½ years in juvenile detention for raping a Chesterfield County girl at the point of a machete after the gang member encouraged the attack, raping her first.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 19, 2013

Gang fight leads to child neglect case (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk Police found young children living in deplorable conditions while serving a search warrant Tuesday. Officers were called to the downtown area on June 5 for a report of a fight. That investigation led officers to Kimberly Shanqua Shelton, 20, who police say assaulted another woman as a gang initiation.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: June 19, 2013

"Gang Guru" hopes to find a new street to clean up (Portsmouth, VA): As Detective Kenny Gavin drove up and down the streets of Portsmouth, each turn of the wheel seemed to spark a memory of his 23 years on the force. He wound through Cradock, where not that long ago, members of the Bloods gang were prevalent.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 23, 2013

Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader convicted of ordering two teens to kill one man, attack another (Richmond, VA): A federal jury has convicted the leader of a Richmond-area MS-13 gang for ordering two teenagers to shot a man as part of a gang initiation and to attack another man.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 20, 2013

Man arrested in the Valley is facing aggravated murder charges in El Salvador (Harrisonburg, VA): Police say a man arrested in the Valley will go back to El Salvador to face aggravated murder charges.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: May 14, 2013

Federal jury selected in Richmond gang slaying trial (Richmond, VA): A jury was seated this afternoon in the federal trial for Jose A. Bran, a suspected local leader of the MS-13 street gang accused of ordering a teenager killed in Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: May 13, 2013

Police shed light on gangs (Hopewell, VA): It can be something as simple as the color of a hat, a backpack, beads around someone's neck or a tattoo. All these things can be used to identify a gang member.
Source: The Hopewell News    Date: May 8, 2013

Forum seeks to prevent gang violence (Hopewell, VA): The Prince George County and Hopewell Police departments are working together to ensure that gang violence is stopped in the place it usually begins, in the home. Both police forces are holding a gang prevention forum on Saturday at Hopewell High School, focusing on teaching parents how to recognize and prevent gang involvement.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: May 3, 2013

Teen subpoenaed after tip given anonymously (Richmond, VA): A 16-year-old boy was subpoenaed to testify in a racketeering and murder case involving the MS-13 street gang as a result of his grandmother’s call to an anonymous crime tip hotline in 2011.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 12, 2013

Police tap layman-friendly analytics to track gang activity (Alexandria, VA): Law enforcement and security teams increasingly want to track crime trends, patterns and correlations without having to manipulate the data itself. They also want tools to zero in more quickly on critical data, uncovering patterns within both structured fields and unstructured data embedded within documents, reports, e-mails, blogs and text messages.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2013

Gangs move between streets and social media (Newport News, VA): For monitoring gang activity, police have a free intelligence-gathering tool at their disposal: social media. "The graffiti of old is now Facebook," said Sgt. L.W. Spencer, who leads the gang enforcement unit at Newport News Police Department. "They're trying to portray a certain image in everything that they're doing on Facebook."
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 8, 2013

New gang violence plan to go before Newport News City Council (Newport News, VA): After more than two years of indecision, the City Council will consider a new plan to address gang violence that would start in the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 7, 2013

Gangs taking to the suburbs, including Albemarle (Albemarle County, VA) : Once seen as an inner-city problem relegated to lawless corners where boarded-up flop houses converge, criminal street gangs are extending their reach to suburbs and subdivisions, local investigators say.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: March 30, 2013

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