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Schuele Boys gang member sentenced to time served on drug conviction (Buffalo, NY): A member of the Schuele Boys street gang was sentenced to time served on his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 5, 2017
Known gang member arrested in Landers (Landers, CA): A man was arrested Monday following an arrest warrant executed by the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: December 5, 2017
Young gang member pleads guilty to charges after shooting at Nashville police officers (Nashville, TN): A 19-year-old gang member has pleaded guilty on charges related to a shot being fired at two Metro Nashville Police Officers. Antonio Bender plead guilty on Tuesday to federal firearms charges and obstruction of justice.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: December 5, 2017
17-year-old named Tulsa police most wanted after September gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police named their most wanted as a 17-year-old accused of participating in a gang-related shooting that killed one person and injured another.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 5, 2017
Two Bellingham men sentenced to prison, jail for 2016 drive-by shooting (Bellingham, WA): Two Bellingham men with gang ties pleaded guilty and were sentenced late last week for a 2016 drive-by shooting on Lummi Reservation.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: December 5, 2017
Crip gang member convicted in 2015 murder at Denver house party (Denver, CO): A Denver District Court jury on Monday decided a Crip gang member committed murder when he opened fire killing one person and wounding three others during a 2015 house party in the Baker neighborhood.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 5, 2017
Chicago Crime Commission Applauds Cook County State's Attorney for state RICO prosecution (Chicago, IL): Today, the Chicago Crime Commission recognized Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox and the men and women in her office for the successful prosecution of six Black Souls gang leaders. The conviction marked Cook County's first test of the Illinois Street Gang RICO Act, passed by the Illinois Legislature in 2012.
Source: PRNewswire Date: December 5, 2017
Maryland Governor Rolls Out Violent Crime Reduction Plan (Baltimore, MD): Gov. Larry Hogan announced a multi-pronged plan to combat criminal enterprises he said were "terrorizing" Maryland residents. The measures ranged from bolstering police presence in high-crime areas to legislation that would prevent some gun-toting criminals from having their sentences suspended.
Source: Baltimore Patch Date: December 5, 2017
KRIS 6 rides along: CCPD gang unit responds to uptick in gang violence (Corpus Christi, TX): There are seven officers in the gang unit at the Corpus Christi Police Department. Their job: to keep tabs on more than 4,000 suspected gang members in the city. For those seven officers, the key is to know the enemy.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: December 5, 2017
Zaevion Dobson trial: Prosecutors cite gang rivalry, defense points to dispute over woman (Knox County, TN): Was it a battle over gang territory or a beef over a woman that led to the fatal shooting of an innocent 15-year-old boy later hailed as a hero, and does motive even matter?
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: December 5, 2017
Justice Department won’t pursue death penalty for three N.Y. men tied to MS-13 gang (Central Islip, NY): The feds won’t be seeking the death penalty for three Long Island men linked to the MS-13 gang, court papers reveal.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 5, 2017
Crime prevention agency shifts focus from gangs (Ottawa, ON): Crime Prevention Ottawa is changing its focus from hardened gangsters to low-level drug dealers in its ongoing effort to deter violence on the city's streets
Source: CBC News Date: December 5, 2017
Nashville gang member pleads guilty to federal crimes after shooting at metro police (Nashville, TN): Antonio L. Bender, 19, of Nashville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to federal firearms charges and obstruction of justice. The charges came from a March 27 incident, where Bender shot at two Metro Nashville Police Department officers who responded to a report of shots fired.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat Date: December 5, 2017
Novato gang attack survivor testifies about teen’s slaying (Marin County, CA): A former Novato High School student who survived an alleged gang ambush last year recalled how he was knifed, shot and left for dead while listening to his friend suffer an agonizing death.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: December 5, 2017
Visalia security video helps nab Bulldog gang members (Visalia, CA): Two suspected Bulldog gang members are behind bars after home surveillance video helped Visalia police link them to stolen guns.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 5, 2017
Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents stops murderers, sexual predators, and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: December 4, 2017
Chicago Gang Database Targets Black and Latino Men, New Research Shows (Chicago, IL): In a recent analysis of the Chicago Police Department's Strategic Subject List ( SSL ), a tool used by the Chicago Police Department to predict who will be involved in gun violence, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) found that amongst those labeled as potential gang members 75% are Black and 21% are Latinos.
Source: Windy City Times Date: December 4, 2017
‘Inflated’ allegations of gang affiliation used to detain immigrants, advocacy group charges (New York, NY): Federal and state agencies allegedly detain immigrants on “inflated” and “loose” associations to gang membership, immigrant advocates claimed after submitting a recent Freedom of Request Information request to multiple federal agencies last week.
Source: Think Progress Date: December 4, 2017
Gang members found guilty in 2014 murder (Jonesboro, GA): Three local gang members have been found guilty in the 2014 death of Quincy Suggs. Suggs, 24, was shot Sept. 16, 2014, as the result of an apparent robbery gone bad at a Redland Drive home in Jonesboro. According to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Suggs had gone to the home the night before his murder to pay for sex and returned the next day, where he fell victim to a set up.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: December 4, 2017
2017 is Knox County's deadliest year since 1998 (Knox County, TN): Across the county, 37 people have been killed so far. That number including seven cases handled by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and 30 by the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: December 4, 2017
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