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Experts say they've seen human trafficking at "every high school in Northern Va." (Fairfax, VA): “During my tenure as a detective working human trafficking we've identified a victim from at least every high school and several middle schools the Northern Virginia area,” explained Detective Woolf who has been working to combat human trafficking and gang activity in the region for years. Experts say average age of entry for a human trafficking victim in Northern Virginia is 15, however Det. Woolf has worked with victims as young as 9.
Source: WHAG-TV Date: June 6, 2017
Gang violence threatened at Bethel (Bethel, GA) : A gang-related shooting may have been averted Monday night at Bethel Midtown Village, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: June 6, 2017
Video of 'callous' gang-related shooting released by Toronto police (Toronto, ON): Toronto police have released surveillance video of what’s been described as a “brazen” and “callous” gang-related shooting six weeks ago in north Etobicoke.
Source: InsideToronto.com Date: June 6, 2017
Yakima City Council addresses gang prevention, license tab fees, pot zoning (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council took a step toward establishing a new program for gang prevention and intervention Tuesday. The council voted 6-1, with Councilman Bill Lover voting no, to begin the process of hosting a public forum to hear from the community on several questions, including an honest look at Yakima’s needs, what’s most important to the community, what challenges residents face and what they want to change.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: June 6, 2017
At least 4 of 7 homicides in Danville this year are gang related, police chief says (Danville, VA): Authorities believe at least four of this year’s seven homicides are linked to gang activity, according to a presentation by Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: June 6, 2017
Attorneys rest in case of gang assassin charged with killing guard (Scranton, PA): The capital murder case against gang assassin Jessie Con-ui was years in the making. But testimony that will decide his guilt took less than two days to deliver to the jury.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: June 6, 2017
Gangs, drugs pose challenges in Hagerstown (Hagerstown, MD): Challenges facing Police Chief Victor Brito and the Hagerstown Police Department in his first year have included gang violence, along with a persistent heroin epidemic and abuse of “spice.”
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: June 6, 2017
Man wounded in alleged gang gun battle no stranger to violence (Toronto, ON): Suspected members of a menacing street gang were allegedly involved in a recent close-quarters gun battle in a Rexdale parking lot that left one man injured.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: June 6, 2017
Gang culture is changing with leadership, social media and spike in youth violence (Las Vegas, NV): It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: June 5, 2017
Police: Man injured in gang-related shooting shows up at SE Portland store (Portland, OR): A man was shot Sunday night in a gang-related incident in Southeast Portland, East Precinct officers said.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: June 5, 2017
Community-based anti-gang strategy launches in Winnipeg amid funding cuts (Winnipeg, MB): Dozens of community groups have banded together to stop gang activity in Winnipeg, but organizers say they'll have to carry out their new strategy without the help they were relying on from the Manitoba government.
Source: CBC News Date: June 5, 2017
Grandview Police investigating fight involving gang members (Grandview, WA): Grandview Police are still investigating a gang fight from Saturday night. Officers responded to reports of a fight and shots fired outside the Westside Market on the 500 Block of Euclid St. just before 8:30 Saturday night.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: June 5, 2017
Street gang member allegedly hid loaded gun under bush, Madison police say (Madison, WI): A 16-year-old Madison boy who's in a street gang was being chased by police Friday before he allegedly hid a loaded handgun under a bush, telling police he carried the gun because there's a lot of shooting going on.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: June 5, 2017
Gang Member Gunned Down While Sitting in Car on Bushwick Street, Police Say (Brooklyn, NY): A Bloods gang member was shot to death while sitting in his car at Broadway and Hart Street Friday evening, police said.
Source: DNAinfo Date: June 5, 2017
Trial begins for Fort Worth Bandido gang leader accused in rival’s death (Fort Worth, TX): Under heavy security, the trial started Monday for a Fort Worth motorcycle gang leader who authorities say in 2014 ordered the killing of a member of another gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 5, 2017
Witness recants testimony about Nauti-Block gang leader (Boston, MA): The eyes of several members of a federal court jury widened when the first witness called to testify Monday against the leader of a Hyannis-based street gang denied that the man in the courtroom was the large-scale dealer who had sold him heroin.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: June 5, 2017
B.C. trial for 3 men accused of killing gang leader ordered to proceed (Kelowna, BC): The trial for three men accused of killing a gang leader in Kelowna, B.C., six years ago will continue. Defence lawyers for Jason McBride, Michael Jones and Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun had applied for a stay of proceedings based on long delays in getting the trial to court.
Source: Times Colonist Date: June 5, 2017
Defense attorney admits gang assassin is guilty ‘beyond all doubt’ in guard’s killing (Scranton, PA): In the face of “overwhelming” evidence of guilt, gang assassin Jessie Con-ui’s defense team started his murder trial Monday with a seldom-used tactic — saying he is responsible for murdering a correctional officer.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: June 5, 2017
Beasley sentenced to 25 years (Troup County, GA): Frederick Evan Beasley, 37, will spend the next 25 years locked up in a state prison. The man was sentenced in late May for his role in a shooting that was also an alleged gang “hit.”
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: June 4, 2017
Flipping burgers, outreach groups put focus on youth violence in hopes of preventing summer spike (Denver, CO): Pastors, street-outreach teams and family members of victims tend to gather in the aftermath of a new killing to call for an end to youth violence.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 3, 2017
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