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Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
Source: Memphis Daily News Date: March 26, 2017
Members of 3 separate gangs given prison terms (LaGrange, GA): Four gang members will each spend several years in state penitentiaries for their roles in various crimes around Troup County. The men, who are part of different gangs, were sentenced earlier this month in a Troup County Superior Courtroom by Judge Emory Palmer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: March 25, 2017
Four alleged gang members charged in New Bedford, one still on the run (New Bedford, MA): Four men with alleged ties to the Latin Kings street gang in New Bedford were charged with narcotics offenses Thursday, but one of them remains on the run, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 25, 2017
Police chief: Gangs cause for most Salisbury gun violence (Salisbury, NC): Crime problems in the city limits are homegrown and gang-related, Police Chief Jerry Stokes told City Council members this week. During a detailed presentation about the Police Department, Stokes talked about gangs in Salisbury, budget requests and a number of other topics.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: March 25, 2017
JPD to address gangs in school (Jacksonville, NC): For the second time in recent months the Jacksonville Police Department will address the issue of gangs in Onslow County schools.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 25, 2017
Dispute between gang members acquainted for decade leads to shooting (Chicago , IL): A Southeast Side man shot and seriously wounded a rival gang member who was on crutches during a quarrel about a block from the shooter's home last month, prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 25, 2017
Increased police presence, decreased crime in Carpentersville: chief (Carpentersville, IL): Carpentersville has seen a drop in index crime in the last decade. According to a presentation by Police Chief Michael Kilbourne at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, the number of those crimes, defined as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, theft, and arson, in 1998 totaled 1,391, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data.
Source: The Courier-News Date: March 25, 2017
Gang members allegedly caught with drugs and a gun while sleeping outside home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday, two for suspected possession of sales of marijuana and another for carrying a loaded firearm, after they were caught sleeping outside a southwest Fresno home.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: March 25, 2017
Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 24, 2017
Decade after gangland killing, man sentenced to 22 years (New York, NY): A judge has sentenced a member of the Bloods street gang to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a member of a competing gang faction during a drug feud in Paterson a decade ago, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 24, 2017
Former gang member sentenced to serve 22 years in prison as driver in deadly shooting (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced a former gang member to serve 22 years in prison for acting as the driver in a deadly shooting outside Chad Brown housing complex in 2014.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 24, 2017
Police: Man killed in gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man was killed in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Salinas Thursday night, according to Salinas Police Department.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: March 24, 2017
Shooting of teen outside Cleveland school gang-related, police reports say (Cleveland, OH): The grandparent of a 13-year-old boy shot Wednesday outside a Cleveland school told police that his grandson was in a gang, according to police report.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 24, 2017
Gang member found guilty in 2 of 3 killings (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man, branded one of Wilmington's "most dangerous individuals," has been found guilty in two of the three killings in which he was charged. A jury, which deliberated for 2½ days, on Friday found John Brisco guilty of killing 18-year-old William Rollins Jr. and 53-year-old Ioannis Kostikidis, but not guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Devon Lindsey.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 24, 2017
Couple sentenced in 2012 gang murder in Lake Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A man and a woman were sentenced March 16 for their role in the gang-motivated killing of Christian Bojorquez, 21, in Lake Los Angeles in 2012, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 24, 2017
2 gang members found guilty of Knoxville murder, carjacking (Knoxville, TN): Two men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Knoxville man as well as the carjacking of a pastor. Prosecutors say the two were both members of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang from Chattanooga.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: March 24, 2017
Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: March 24, 2017
Gang Members and Mexican Supplier Among Eleven Federal Defendants Charged with Selling Narcotics on Chicago’s West Side (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang and a Mexican supplier are among eleven individuals charged for their alleged roles in the distribution of heroin and cocaine on the city’s West Side. The joint federal and state investigation, dubbed “Operation Shut Travel Down,” spanned more than a year and resulted in the seizures of ten firearms, more than 3,500 grams of heroin, more than 550 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, and more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: March 24, 2017
Alleged shooter jailed in gang-related Gwinnett assaults (Gwinnett County, GA): A second suspect has been charged with gang activity and 10 counts of aggravated assault in connection with a February incident. Yan Mario Hernandez-Castillo is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 24, 2017
Police Chief Talks Gangs, Guns In Everett, WA (Everett, WA): With 19 “gun shots fired” calls between December 6th and March 15th in Everett, Police Chief Dan Templeman is expressing increasing concern over gang related crimes and gang involvement in shootings. On March 8th Templeman talked with the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee about what his department is doing in relation to gang activity.
Source: MyEverettNews.com Date: March 24, 2017
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