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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Roanoke leaders invoke public health model to contain 'epidemic' of gun violence (Roanoke, VA): When a shooting happens in Roanoke, a trained civilian team will go into action: heading to the scene of bloodshed, comforting family members at the hospital, coaxing a victim’s ally not to retaliate.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: October 30, 2019

Another bombshell drops in Danville gang case as new grand jury testimony found (Danville, VA): Danville Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Newman sat in U.S. District Court clutching a manila envelope when a trial resumed Tuesday morning against the last remaining defendant in the city's ongoing federal case involving the Rollin' 60s Crips.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 29, 2019

After a year on the job, Danville's gang violence prevention coordinator says he's seeing an impact — and officials agree (Danville, VA): Robert David has captured statewide attention since he stepped into the role of Danville’s youth and gang violence prevention coordinator slightly more than a year ago. A program he created to provide a future off the streets for youth involved with gangs won the President’s Award from the Virginia Municipal League earlier this month.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 27, 2019

It was another case that sparked drama in Danville's federal gang trial (Roanoke, VA): In a case with hundreds of exhibits and more than a thousand court filings, it was a filing in a different court drama that turned the trial on its head.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 26, 2019

Cutting down on violent and gang-related crime is goal of Roanoke initiative (Roanoke, VA): Leaders from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Virginia State Police, City of Roanoke Police Department, and Roanoke City Public Schools, joined United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen Thursday in announcing the formation of Roanoke C.A.R.E.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: October 24, 2019

Local law enforcement, leaders announce effort to reduce gang participation, gun violence (Roanoke, VA): Officials say Roanoke is ranked #4 in the Commonwealth for violent crimes and that's something they want to change.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: October 24, 2019

Police working to prevent gang activity, identify nearly 700 members in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): Lynchburg is also working to fight gang activity, numbers are showing gang participation is on the rise. Around this time last year we reported there were 630 identified gang members in Lynchburg.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: October 24, 2019

Down to one lone defendant, federal gang trial moving to Danville (Roanoke, VA): When jurors return to their box in a gang-related trial Monday, their surroundings will have changed dramatically. Last time they took their seats, it was in the Ted Dalton Ceremonial Courthouse in Roanoke. The Danville-area jurors were seated across from eight co-defendants and Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman was alongside federal attorneys at the prosecution table.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 24, 2019

Two more accept deals in gang case; Lawyer: no coincidence pleas come after grand jury transcript issue 'sort of blew up' (Roanoke, VA): A year and a half ago, there was a question of whether the death penalty would even be on the table for Deshaun Trent. After accepting a plea deal in federal court Wednesday, Trent is now facing a sentence of 13 to 15 years. In court, Trent’s attorney Chris Kowalczuk called the plea deal “extremely well-advised” for his client.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 23, 2019

5th suspect to appear in court in connection to federal gang trial (Danville, VA): A fifth defendant is expected in court on Wednesday, October 23 for a federal gang trial in Roanoke, that originated in Danville. According to court documents, Teniqua Fuller verbally committed to a plea agreement.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: October 23, 2019

Gang murder trial opens in federal court with attorney statements (Newport News, VA): It’s a good thing the jurors have pens and pads with them in the jury box to take notes. They might need them. A massive gang conspiracy jury trial got underway in U.S. District Court in Norfolk this week with seven defendants, a case that involves three Newport News killings and at least seven other shootings in Newport News and Hampton.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 23, 2019

Four of eight defendants in federal gang trial strike plea deals, court documents suggest (Roanoke, VA): At least four defendants in the Danville gang case have reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors in Roanoke, court filings suggest.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: October 22, 2019

8 gang members sentenced on drug, firearms charges (Richmond, VA): A total of eight members of the criminal street gang High Society Hit Squad (H$2X) have been sentenced in connection to drug and firearms charges.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 22, 2019

‘High Society’ gang member sentenced (Petersburg, VA): Petersburg Bureau of Police announced today the sentencing of a Petersburg gang member for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Miles “Buc J” Johnson was handed 12 and a half years in prison. Seven other members from the gang known as H$HS, or High Society Hit Squad, have been sentenced, totalling more than 64 years of jail time.
Source: Petersburg Progress-Index     Date: October 22, 2019

Judge calls missing grand jury transcripts ‘extraordinary development’ as federal gang trial hangs in limbo (Roanoke, VA): Federal prosecutors have cited Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman for missing witness transcripts that have disrupted a trial of alleged gang members.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: October 18, 2019

Gang trial grinds to halt after emotional opening statements; beginning of evidence delayed until Monday (Roanoke, VA): When the sound on the police body camera footage came on in the courtroom, the first words were haunting. “Killed my cousin,” an anguished voice said. “Killed him, dawg.” The video, which was being shown to jurors in a federal trial about alleged gang activity in Danville, then showed a young man lying on the steps of an apartment building.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 16, 2019

Peninsula gang members on trial for revenge murders, plots (Newport News, VA): A major federal trial involving violence between rival gangs on the Peninsula is getting underway in federal court in Norfolk. Seven members of the 36th Street Bang Squad face various charges involving revenge against the Walker Village Murder Gang.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: October 16, 2019

Danville gang prevention program earns state recognition (Danville, VA): A program to help reduce gang activity in Danville is being recognized. Project Imagine has won the Virginia Municipal League's top award for innovative solutions by a local government.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: October 15, 2019

Virginia Gov. Northam announces local law enforcement grants (Virginia): Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced nearly $8.8 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies and community-based criminal justice programs.
Source: The Center Square    Date: October 14, 2019

‘Mob 4 Life’ and ‘Ben Block’ gangs allegedly involved in spate of violence that left 6 injured in Fairfax County, according to search warrants (Fairfax County, VA): When six people were shot in Fairfax County in the span of three days over the summer, authorities touched off controversy when they linked the spate of violence to rival gangs they would not name and a recording studio popular with hip-hop acts.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 11, 2019

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