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Hinesville man gets life plus 45 years in gang ordered killing in Jesup (Wayne County, GA): A Hinesville man was found guilty of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in Jesup and sentenced to life plus 45 years in prison.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: January 27, 2017
SAPD makes arrest in July gang-related drive-by murder (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police have made an arrest in a drive-by murder that took place in July 2015. Police said they believe the suspected killers are all members of a prison formed gang that is under investigation by DPS and FBI agents.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 27, 2017
Two Canton men get prison time in home invasion (Canton, OH): A city man will serve 35 years in prison for his role in a home invasion that ended with the victim crawling to police for help after gunshots were fired.
Source: Canton Repository Date: January 27, 2017
Pasadena Police: Escalated gang feud responsible for deaths, violence throughout San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena, CA): Investigators in Pasadena and Pomona believe double homicides committed in each community earlier this month are the result of an escalated gang feud in the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: January 27, 2017
Raleigh mom fears gang responsible for daughter's disappearance (Raleigh, NC): A Raleigh teen has been missing since Monday, and her mother said she worries that gang members are responsible for her disappearance.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: January 27, 2017
Two defendants indicted in MS-13 case appear in court (Santa Maria, CA): Two defendants charged with conspiracy to commit murder as part of the multidefendant Operation Matador MS-13 case briefly appeared at the Santa Maria Superior Court on Friday to be arraigned on the indictment handed down last July by a grand jury.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: January 27, 2017
Chicago police announce expanded technology to curb shootings (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department commanders on Friday touted advances in technology that could help officers pinpoint gunfire instantly, part of their newest efforts to combat gun violence plaguing the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 27, 2017
Pastor speaks on reversing negative stereotypes of former gang members (Los Angeles, CA): The founder of a gang rehabilitation organization spoke to hundreds of students Tuesday night about his experiences working with former gang members.
Source: The Daily Bruin Date: January 26, 2017
Coachella gang injunction is working, prosecutors say, so they want to make it permanent (Coachella, CA): Cosme Diaz, 33, was carrying a duffel bag down a neighborhood street in Coachella when he spotted two cops and started to run. He hopped a fence and fled through the backyard of a house before two sheriff’s deputies cornered him in a dead end.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: January 26, 2017
Gang violence rising in Gainesville (Gainesville, FL): Gang-related violence has been on the rise in Gainesville over the past two years, police officials said on Thursday. At a monthly Police Advisory Council meeting, Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones said there are at least two known national gangs in the city, True Bloods and Gangster Disciples, and that GPD has seen a rise in both rumors and official reports of gang violence.
Source: The Independent Florida Alligator Date: January 26, 2017
Danville police working to combat spike in gang activity (Danville, VA): Danville police are putting in extra work to try to crack down on gang activity in the city. The city is currently experiencing a spike in gang activity, but the reason for the spike is unclear, according to the department.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: January 26, 2017
Detectives believe vacant parking lot shooting was targeted gang violence (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are still investigating a fatal shooting from Monday evening in the first block of French Street. Detectives say a 16-year-old boy was shot in a vacant lot and died at the scene.
Source: WKBW 7 News Date: January 26, 2017
‘Gang hit-up’ shooter charged in murder try of dad and son: GPS ankle monitor helps nab parolee (Santa Ana, CA): Attempted premeditated murder and other charges were filed Thursday against a parolee accused in a gang-related shooting in which a father and his teenage son were targeted while sitting in their car in Santa Ana.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: January 26, 2017
Third person charged in gang related killing in Chesterfield County (Chesterfield County, SC): The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jamarcus Lavar Sellers, 27, of Bennettsville with accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: January 26, 2017
Former Sunny Side Gang member 'executed:' Gang never died with massive bust (Bay City, MI): Despite media claims that law enforcement had effectively dismantled the violent Sunny Side Gang nearly a decade ago, those reports now appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
Source: MLive Date: January 26, 2017
Short North Posse member connected to four murders gets 38 years (Columbus, OH): Short North Posse defendant Robert L. Wilson III had pleaded guilty to a lone racketeering charge. But standing before a judge Thursday, four murders came back to haunt him.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: January 26, 2017
State asks judge to keep 9 alleged N.J. gang members jailed without bail (Newark, NJ): State prosecutors have asked a judge to keep nine alleged members of a violent city street gang, arrested during State Police raids last week, jailed pending trial.
Source: NJ.com Date: January 25, 2017
Lower Mainland police share intelligence after rash of gang shootings (Vancouver, BC): Police agencies across the Lower Mainland are sharing intelligence after a rash of suspected gang and drug-related shootings and murders in January.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 25, 2017
Lowcountry men face prison time after social media posts show gang activity (Georgetown County, SC): Two gang members who carried out crimes throughout the Lowcountry while boasting about ill-gotten gains on social media and issuing threats on YouTube pleaded guilty this week to a racketeering charge, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: January 25, 2017
12 teens charged in school fights; some face felonies (Moultrie, GA): To paraphrase the late Rodney Dangerfield, in recent days it seems Colquitt County kids have been going to a fight and seeing a school day break out.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: January 25, 2017
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