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To curb gang violence, Fairfax Co. police want parents to monitor kids’ social media (Fairfax County, VA): After three gang-related shootings over three days in Fairfax County, Virginia, last week, the police chief said parents can help with their investigations by monitoring their children’s texting and social media accounts.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 12, 2019

Fairfax County police have linked a shooting spree to gangs and a recording studio. That has angered some black residents. (Fairfax County, VA): Two masked men leaped from a black car and unleashed a barrage of bullets at another vehicle in broad daylight at a strip mall in Fairfax County’s Rose Hill on July 2 , surveillance video shows. The targets fired back, before both cars sped off.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 12, 2019

NAACP criticizes Fairfax Co. Police over 'gang' label for recent shootings (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County chapter of the NAACP is criticizing the Fairfax County Police department's handling of recent shootings which left five people injured. They happened at a playground and a business parking lot.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: July 12, 2019

Portsmouth gang member pleads guilty to violent racketeering conspiracy (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in a violent racketeering conspiracy and other related firearm charges. Court documents claim 28-year-old Timothy Sawyer-House, aka “Trouble,” was part of a Portsmouth-based “line” of the Nine Trey Gangsters (NTG), a gang affiliated with the United Blood Nation.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: July 11, 2019

Years of Norfolk-Portsmouth gang feuding led to MacArthur Center shooting, police say (Norfolk, VA): The shooting at MacArthur Center mall on Valentine’s Day stemmed from a yearslong beef — one that’s still going — between rival gangs in Norfolk and Portsmouth, detectives said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 10, 2019

Fairfax County Police continue search for gunmen who injured 6 people in gang-related shootings (Fairfax County, VA): Police in Fairfax County are still searching for the gunmen who injured six people in three different gang shootings. They all happened in the Alexandria section of the county last week and people there remain on edge.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: July 9, 2019

Detectives Continue to Investigate Gang-Related Shootings; Community Meetings this Week (Fairfax County, VA): Mount Vernon and Franconia District Stations – Detectives continue to investigate several recent gang-related shootings in Fairfax County. Our officers are also proactively engaging with area residents and working hard to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: July 9, 2019

Gang violence in Rose Hill, Gum Springs prompts police outreach (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) has begun reaching out to the South County community following multiple gang-related shootings in the greater Alexandria area.
Source: Fort Hunt Herald    Date: July 7, 2019

Gang warfare | A December 2015 drive-by shooting set off gang violence the likes of which Danville police had not seen before (Danville, VA) : The wave of gang violence that swept over Danville in 2016 and 2017 began with a single shooting. It was a drive-by attack along Berryman Avenue by members of a gang named the Billys Bloods, federal and local court documents show.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: July 6, 2019

Gang related shootings prompt Fairfax County Police to have community meetings (Alexandria, VA): After numerous gang related shootings in the Alexandria, Virginia areas, Fairfax County police officers are going into the community to discuss the uptick in gun violence.
Source: WDVM-TV    Date: July 6, 2019

Latest shooting in Gum Springs area of Fairfax is believed to be gang-related (Fairfax County, VA): A man was injured early Thursday in what authorities said was the latest gang-related shooting in Fairfax County. Fairfax County police said the man suffered minor injuries in the shooting, which happened about midnight in the 3000 block of Fordson Court, in the Gum Springs area — the same block where two teenagers were shot Monday night in what police said was gang related.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 4, 2019

Crime Insider: Suspect in deadly hit-and-run has ties to Bloods gang, lengthy criminal history (Richmond, VA): The suspect in a deadly hit-and-run in Richmond is a gang affiliate with a lengthy criminal history, and will without a doubt do time behind bars, according to Crime Insider sources.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: June 28, 2019

He cooperated with prosecutors. Now he's going to prison for a crime a jury said never happened. (Norfolk, VA): Hasin "EZ" Hubbert cut a deal with prosecutors last year in the hopes of netting a shorter prison sentence than his co-defendants. In exchange for the court's consideration, he would testify against his fellow Mad Stone Blood members.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 19, 2019

MS-13 recruitment on the rise in DC region, according to gang task force (Alexandria, VA): The violent MS-13 gang continues to plant roots in the D.C. area and across the country and recruitment is apparently on the rise. This new information comes amid President Donald Trump's new plan to deport millions of illegal immigrants starting next week.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News    Date: June 19, 2019

U.S. seeks to drop violent felony charges in gang cases (Danville, VA): Federal prosecutors in the cases against accused members of Danville’s Milla Bloods and Rollin 60s Crips have motioned to drop multiple use of a firearm charges against defendants. That could mean as many as 24 dropped charges across the two cases.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2019

Initiative to combat gangs in Danville celebrates graduates (Danville, VA): Four young Danville residents stepped up to the podium one-by-one to mark their graduation from a nine-week job program targeting gang associates and other at-risk youth for intervention. But beyond placing youth in temporary jobs, Project Imagine has loftier, abstract goals that nevertheless could affect the city.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: June 14, 2019

Many Danville 2016 shootings have been gang-related, police say (Danville, VA): Police say a murder Danville has now unveiled new evidence that many shootings in 2016 in the area have been gang-related. WSET has new court documents about a case involving 20 suspected gang members.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: June 13, 2019

8 suspected Mad Stone Blood gang members were acquitted of racketeering. 2 jurors regret their votes. (Norfolk, VA): The jury deliberated for three days before reaching its unanimous verdicts. The eight defendants — whom prosecutors had spent more than three weeks portraying as dangerous members of the Mad Stone Bloods street gang — were not guilty of the racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, they said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 12, 2019

Two charged in gang-related assault (Prince William County, VA): Two people have been charged in a suspected gang-related assault in the Manassas area, Prince William County police said. On April 26 detectives with the Prince William Gang Unit began an investigation into an assault that occurred in the Manassas area of Prince William County in September 2018, Prince William County police spokeswoman Renee Carr said in a news release.
Source: Prince William Times    Date: June 11, 2019

As ninth defendant pleads guilty in federal court, more details emerge in Danville gang warfare (Danville, VA): Jermay Antonio Smith Jr. ran with a pistol in his hand through the copse of trees, away from an ambush at the Southwyck Hills Apartments, close to three years ago.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: June 11, 2019

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