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U.S. Attorney: Gang member sentenced for racketeering & firearms offenses (New Haven, CT): Roy Isiah Jackson, a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brim Gang, was sentenced in New Haven to over 9 years in prison for racketeering and firearms offenses, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirde Daly.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: May 31, 2017
Murderer in gang feud gets 18 years in prison (Buffalo, NY): Nearly eight years have passed since Shawn Kozma's burned body was found in a field on Smith Street. On Wednesday, the Buffalo street gang member who killed him was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 31, 2017
12 Gang Members Busted on Federal Firearms, Narcotics Charges in the Bronx: Sources (Bronx, NY): More than 12 alleged members of a violent street gang based in the Bronx's Hunts Point were arrested on federal firearms and narcotics charges early Wednesday, law enforcement officials tell NBC 4 New York.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: May 31, 2017
Athens gang member suspected of raking occupied home with gunfire (Athens, GA): A local street gang member is suspected of firing at least nine bullets into a house on Sena Drive early Wednesday morning, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 31, 2017
Surge Of Violence Connected To Notorious MS-13 Gang (Baltimore, MD): A teenager was stabbed more than 100 times by MS-13 gang members, who mistakenly believed he was a rival. MS-13 is known for beheading people, dismembering people with machetes and now a young mother of two will serve decades in prison for bringing Christian Morales, 18, to a Montgomery County park to face his death.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: May 31, 2017
Louisville think tank unveils new strategy to reduce violence (Louisville, KY): A new think tank based in Louisville says the city needs a better strategy to target gangs and violent repeat offenders, and it turns out the Louisville Metro Police Department is already working on one.
Source: WLKY News Date: May 31, 2017
Gang leader charged in fatal stabbing in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): The leader of a gang who allegedly orchestrated the fatal stabbing of a Tacoma man last year is now charged in the murder along with three others.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 31, 2017
Multiple Yakima law enforcement agencies make 15 gang related arrests (Yakima, WA): Yakima SWAT Officers, Washington State Department of Corrections Officers and the Violent Offender Task Force conducted an emphasis patrol focusing on gang members with outstanding warrants on May 25, 2017. The officers checked residences and contacted several persons in the City of Yakima and Yakima County during the emphasis patrol.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 31, 2017
Gang member shot deputy with a handgun, but he had an assault rifle in a duffel bag, officials say (Riverside, County, CA): A suspected gang member was carrying a short-barreled assault rifle when he opened fire with a handgun and struck a Riverside County sheriff's deputy several times last week in Coachella, court documents show.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 31, 2017
Police: Gang member caught with Glock during Brockton traffic stop (Brockton, MA): Brockton police said they found a car with a New Jersey license plate, parked facing the wrong way, and began to investigate. Inside, they found a Dorchester man they said is gang affiliated with a previous firearms conviction. In the back seat, Brockton police said they found a loaded Glock.
Source: Enterprise News Date: May 31, 2017
This NC prison manager is accused of helping inmates attack other prisoners (Polkton, NC): Two federal lawsuits accuse a former prison manager of helping inmates carry out attacks on other prisoners at Lanesboro Correctional Institution.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 31, 2017
Fresno police gearing up against gang retaliation for deadly shootings (Fresno, CA): After a bloody weekend of three shooting deaths that appear to be gang-related, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer says the entire police department – including auto theft and narcotics officers – will focus on preventing further gang violence with high-visibility patrols that target armed individuals.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: May 30, 2017
Crip gang member gets 40 years for crime spree that terrorized victims in Denver, Aurora (Arapahoe County, CO): An Arapahoe County judge sentenced a Crip gang member who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder to 40 years in prison for a crime spree last year in Denver, and Aurora.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 30, 2017
Reputed Springfield gang member tells judge laws do not apply to him (Springfield, MA): Akwon Salaam, reputed gang member and professed sovereign citizen, is being held on $5,000 bail after being ruled competent to stand trial in a motor vehicle theft case.
Source: The Republican Date: May 30, 2017
40-years for alleged MS-13 gang member for role in murder of teen she lured into woods for sex (Gaithersburg, MD): An alleged member of the violent MS-13 gang has been sentenced to 40-years in prison after she pleaded guilty in the murder case of a man who investigators say was stabbed over 150 times.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: May 30, 2017
Police: Memorial Day shooting at Waterfront Park a gang-related 'anomaly' (Louisville, KY): Expressing frustration with a lack of witness cooperation in Monday's brazen homicide at Waterfront Park – as well as a number of other high-profile slayings – police described the city's latest killing as a gang-related "anomaly."
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: May 30, 2017
Safety Bulletin Issued To Southland Law Enforcement Officers After Gang-Related Threat (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a safety bulletin to its deputies and other area agencies and their personnel after learning of a gang-related threat against Southland law enforcement officers, the department revealed Tuesday.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: May 30, 2017
Don’t want youths joining gangs? Give them hope and opportunity, civic leaders say (Wichita, KS): When Beni Santibanez hears about the latest drive-by shooting or clashes between gangs, he shakes his head. That used to be him. “We were the one causing all the wreckage in the ’90s,” Santibanez said. Gangs arrived in Wichita in force then, sending homicide numbers soaring to unseen heights. Drive-by shootings became a nightly occurrence.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 30, 2017
Alleged gang members taken into custody following probation raids (Atlanta, GA): Only Channel 2 Action News was there as officers checked on gang members out of jail on probation parole. Officers say they arrested a gang leader in the middle of an interview with Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne. Are you a Ghostface Gangster?” Winne asked William Ackley.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: May 30, 2017
Vicious member of Brooklyn gang slapped with 30-year prison sentence (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn federal judge hit a violent street gang's enforcer with a 30-year prison sentence on Tuesday. Shondell Walker, 31, got the stiff term for drug trafficking and being muscle as a member of the Murderous Maddawg Bloods in Brooklyn.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 30, 2017
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