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New Police Chief plans to stamp out Lake City gang activity (Lake City, SC): Lake City’s new police chief took the post just over a week ago and is already outlining strategies to prevent crime, beginning with tackling the city’s gang problem. Chief Kipp Coker, who is originally from the Pee Dee area, replaced Interim Police Chief John Kelly on Jan. 23.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: February 2, 2017
Riverside police make 6 arrests in gang enforcement operation (Riverside, CA): Riverside police officers arrested six suspected gang members on felony counts as part of an operation targeting gang activity in a Riverside neighborhood, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 2, 2017
10 arrests made in Danville criminal street gang probe (Danville, VA): Danville police announced Thursday morning that 10 people have been arrested since November, when they started serving search warrants for criminal street gang participation.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: February 2, 2017
Gang members arrested during Cleveland County break-in (Cleveland County, NC): Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested two gang members from Gastonia during a break-in at a building in Lawndale this week. The gang members are accused of firing a 12 gauge shotgun to blast open a window to enter the building in the 4700 block of Fallston Road (N.C. 18) on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: February 2, 2017
High school gunfire wounds two: Teens nabbed in gang-related shooting outside Anaheim campus (Anaheim, CA): Four teenagers are in custody in connection with a gang-related shooting outside Gilbert High School in Anaheim which two men were wounded, police reported Thursday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: February 2, 2017
Woman claims Henrico police got it wrong, she doesn't 'gang bang' (Henrico County, VA): A Henrico woman facing gang-related charges says she is not involved in any type of gang. Nyasia Thillet has been indicted along with her brother Dennis Thillet and a third man named Christopher Briggs. The charges include gang participation, recruiting for a gang and hazing.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: February 2, 2017
As gang task force begins in Danville, youth task force still being planned (Danville, VA): With the first gang task force meeting in the books in Danville, the focus now turns to getting the youth task force established and making sure the two task forces are working together.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: February 2, 2017
6 alleged gang members arrested in George County (George County, MS): Six people accused of being members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciple street gang were arrested on federal drug charges in Mississippi, and one in Washington early Thursday morning.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: February 2, 2017
Gang Members Arrested On Multiple Charges (Lawndale, NC): Deputies arrested two gang members Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a business on Fallston Road. Deputies say they responded to a breaking and entering call around 1:20pm and located the suspects still on scene. Jaylan Ross and Javees Camp, who were determined to be ‘validated’ gang members by investigators, had used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot out a door window to gain entry, according to reports.
Source: WCCB Charlotte Date: February 2, 2017
Sale of drugs leads to evolution in how gangs operate (Nashville, TN): The opioid epidemic is creating a demand for painkillers and heroin that street gangs are working to supply. Charles Consiglio is a narcotics detective in Springfield and also spent years working as a gang detective.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: February 2, 2017
Pottsgrove gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Norristown, PA): A Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gunfight with a rival gang member.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: February 2, 2017
Fort Smith police chief has plan for gang activity (Fort Smith, AR): While the recent string of gang-related violence is troubling, Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark already has a plan in place to deal with it. "What we're doing here, they're now doing around the country," said Clark. "In order to suppress and denegrate the gangs, we're collecting all available information, sharing that information with surrounding law enforcement agencies, we're educating the community, and we're being proactive instead of reactive."
Source: The Sun Times Date: February 1, 2017
Members of ‘Ghostface Gangsters’ arrested with drugs, guns (LaGrange, GA): Three people who allegedly align themselves with the Ghostface Gangsters’ criminal street gang remain behind bars in the Troup County jail.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: February 1, 2017
Gang bill, deemed 'overly broad,' dies in committee again (Mississippi): A bill taking aim at criminal gangs and gang crime was tabled to death in a Mississippi Senate committee Tuesday. In spite of generally agreeing that the issue of gang violence needs to be addressed, the committee said they felt the bill was overly broad and needs to be made much more narrow in order to keep overzealous police and prosecutors from rounding up groups of people for arbitrary reasons.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: February 1, 2017
Gangs, guns and rap videos helped make 2016 Norfolk's deadliest year in a decade (Norfolk, VA): Don Brown Jr.’s funeral was as much about the young black men seething in the pews as it was the one lying in the casket. Five days after Brown was shot to death in June, his cousin, coach, pastor and grandma eulogized him at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: February 1, 2017
Gang-Related Human Trafficking: 2 Plead Out in Sonoma County (Sonoma County, CA): Two men have pleaded no contest in Sonoma County Superior Court to gang-related human trafficking charges, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said Feb. 1.
Source: Rohnert Park Patch Date: February 1, 2017
Detroit gangs using social media to post hit lists that lead to murders, investigators say (Detroit, MI): A murder hit list posted on Instagram was the final straw for local law enforcement looking to put a stop to violence in one of the country's most dangerous neighborhoods. Detroit's Ninth Precinct on the east side has been home to a gang war that has taken the lives of numerous young gang members and innocent bystanders.
Source: Click On Detroit Date: February 1, 2017
Providence man, 18, accused of pistol-whipping rival gang member (Providence, RI): An 18-year-old Providence man was charged Tuesday night with beating up a 17-year-old boy, who is a member of a rival gang, according to Commander Thomas A. Verdi.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 1, 2017
Law and order: East Chicago gang member sentenced (East Chicago, IN): A street gang member will spend the next 23 years in federal prison, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: February 1, 2017
Federal gang case produces fifth guilty plea (Charleston, SC): A third member of the Wildboys street gang pled guilty to a federal racketeering charge Monday.
Source: The Press and Standard Date: February 1, 2017
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