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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

Woman pleads guilty to gun charge related to MS-13 gang slaying (Richmond, VA): A Richmond woman pleaded guilty to a firearms charge in federal court Friday in connection with the slaying of a suspected gang informant at Richmond’s Pony Pasture in 2011.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: March 16, 2013

Man accused of gang attacks turns himself in to police (Newport News, VA): A suspect accused of violent gang attacks is behind bars thanks to NewsChannel 3. Newport News police say a man suspected of several robberies and assaults turned himself in after seeing his picture on NewsChannel 3.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: March 15, 2013

End gang violence: Changing a violent community? Start with a barber chair (Newport News, VA): Right now in the crime-ridden, gang-infested section of Newport News, Va. someone who perpetuates that violence is getting a free haircut. Terry Riddick is giving the haircut, but his goal is to cut down on gun and street violence by building relationships to draw offenders to the Unity March where they will hand in their guns, get counseling, and rejoin their community.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: March 15, 2013

Alleged gang members in major cocaine bust appear in court (Richmond, VA): Alleged members and close associates of the Nine Trey Gangsters organization arrested in a major crack cocaine investigation appeared in federal court Wednesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: March 14, 2013

Gang member sentenced to 25 years for enlisting gang initiate for robberies (Richmond, VA): A member of the Rolling 60's sect of the Crips street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for enlisting a gang initiate to commit two armed robberies.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: March 13, 2013

Pair of Bedford investigators keep tabs on gangland (Bedford County, VA): If Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown gets his way, a pair of gang investigators will become permanent fixtures in his agency.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: March 5, 2013

Area gangs not bangin' as loudly (Staunton, VA): Several years ago, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see local gangs flying their colors, be it on a street corner or a city park. But these days, gang bangers are keeping a lower profile.
Source: The News Leader    Date: March 2, 2013

MS-13 gang member gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case (Virginia): Federal prosecutors in Virginia continue to target the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, the latest focus of a gang task force being a 21-year-old Maryland man who pleaded guilty Friday to sex-trafficking charges.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: March 1, 2013

Newport News City Council tackles gang problem (Newport News, VA): The City Council is poised to take action on gang and violence issues, but exactly how they would do so remains to be determined. After a 90-minute discussion on Tuesday at a workshop session, the council told City Manager Neil Morgan to devise a proposal on how the city would coordinate its myriad of social service, community and police programs that aim to deal with gangs and violence.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 13, 2013

Richmond Bloods member pleads no contest to racketeering charges (Richmond, VA): A Richmond-area leader of the Bloods street gang facing up to life in prison pleaded no contest Monday to two state racketeering charges and netted 13 years in prison.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 12, 2013

Newport News 8th graders learning about gangs (Newport News, VA): Middle school students in Newport News are getting a lesson on the dangers of gangs. "Kids are nervous at school, even intimidated by gangs," says Sgt. George Evans. He says youth gang activity is a big problem so police are stepping in.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: February 6, 2013

Renewed focus on gang violence after recent conviction (Richmond, VA): A known MS-13 gang member now faces years in prison for a murder near Richmond's Pony Pasture. Just days ago the killer in a 2011 summertime shooting that left one person dead was convicted.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: January 28, 2013

Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA) : Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 25, 2013

Guilty verdict in Richmond gang-related murder trial (Richmond, VA): A verdict has been reached in a Richmond gang-related murder trial. After a three-day trial, a jury found Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello guilty of first degree murder, gang participation, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the 2011 killing of Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales near Pony Pasture.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: January 25, 2013

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