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700 MS-13 members lurking in New Jersey as state targets gang (New Jersey): "You can run across the earth, but we will always find you." That was the warning a suspected MS-13 member received when he tried to flee the gang, he told an investigator in a New Jersey jail. A stranger approached him with a cell phone and he recognized the voice on the line from El Salvador, where the gang is headquartered.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: December 5, 2018
Cop dragged by teen gang member ‘will never recover’: prosecutor (Brooklyn, NY): The cop who was struck and dragged by a heartless teenaged Crips member last year “will never recover,” a prosecutor said at the gangbanger’s attempted murder trial.
Source: New York Post Date: December 5, 2018
Alleged gang member killed by police in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting Wednesday that killed a man being described as a felon and active gang member with a long criminal history.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: December 5, 2018
Teen violence topic of meeting between Houston mayor and high school students (Houston, TX): The students didn’t hold back. A group of about 20 Jack Yates High School students wearing jeans and sneakers sat on either side of Mayor Sylvester Turner in the school’s TV room Wednesday afternoon. Alongside suited-up school and public officials, the Yates campus was one of the Houston schools Turner has visited in response to a letter a Lamar High School student - worried about recent school violence - had written him in November.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: December 5, 2018
Coronado High School student shooting deaths: Man avoids death-penalty trial after plea deal (Colorado Springs, CO): A 20-year-old man will avoid a death-penalty trial under a plea bargain Monday in a gang plot that led to the killings of two Coronado High School students.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 4, 2018
Police investigate gang-related shooting near TCU in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Police were investigating a gang-related shooting in Fort Worth on Tuesday night. After being called to the 2000 block of Frazier Avenue at 6:57 p.m., multiple police officers set up cones and blocked off a section of the street.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: December 4, 2018
Jury selection underway for Greeley man charged in 2016 gang-related murder (Greeley, CO): Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Greeley man accused of killing another man in an apparent 2016 gang-related shooting.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 4, 2018
Man, teen boy detained in connection with apparent gang-related shooting in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Police arrested a 22-year-old man and 14-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with an apparent gang-related shooting in a Logan Heights parking lot, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 4, 2018
Shooting Has Gang Ties, According To Prosecutors (Sioux Falls, SD): That shooting Monday night near Washington High School appears to be gang related. Authorities say it was to 'settle a beef' with a group of teenage girls. Prosecutors say the five suspects involved are members of the Eastside or Kunama Group, including 19-year-old Yona Sama and 18-year-old Jessepe Etta.
Source: KELOLAND News Date: December 4, 2018
Eighteen “Bird Gang” Members And Associates Indicted For Drug Trafficking And Firearms Violations In Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL): United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the culmination of a long-term investigation of a violent and drug trafficking organization known as the “Bird Gang,” operating primarily in Tampa. As a result, 18 individuals have been charged with various federal firearms and drug offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 4, 2018
Three Charged in Shooting Deaths of Two 15-Year-Old Boys (Los Angeles County, CA): Three people are facing capital murder charges stemming from a May 13 gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles, in which two 15-year-old boys were killed and two other teens were wounded, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles Date: December 4, 2018
18 ‘Bird Gang' members, associates indicted in Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL): US Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the indictments of 18 members and associated of a violent and drug trafficking organization known as the “Bird Gang.”
Source: WFLA 8 News Date: December 4, 2018
Gang shooting suspects near trial date (Santa Cruz, CA): The alleged triggermen in the 2014 gang shooting that left a 4-year-old girl dead made an appearance in court Tuesday morning, where a Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge set a Jan. 22 date for jury selection.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: December 4, 2018
Court date set for one federal gang case (Danville, VA): The federal racketeering case against suspected members of the Danville’s Rollin 60s Crips will go to trial on Oct. 7 according to recent court filings.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: December 4, 2018
Violent Grape Street Crips Member Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder And Attempted Murder As Part Of Rico Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): A high-ranking member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced today to two concurrent terms of life – plus 35 years – in federal prison for committing a murder, participating in a separate attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute heroin, all as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 4, 2018
Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership wants to get bigger, better (Bakersfield, CA): The discussion was energized, the ideas careening across the squared circle of 30 participants, each intent on cutting the body count and reducing the incidence of violence in the world of criminal street gangs.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: December 4, 2018
Border Patrol Arrest Gang Members (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members in separate incidents. Monday, McAllen agents working near Los Ebanos, Texas, apprehended a Honduran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that the man is an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with an extensive criminal history.
Source: KVEO.com Date: December 4, 2018
Woodland man convicted of multiple felonies (Yolo County, CA): A Woodland man faces more than 35 years in state prison after being convicted last week of weapon, gang and drug charges, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Davis Enterprise Date: December 4, 2018
New charges filed in Mother's Day shooting that left two teens dead in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against two additional suspects — including the alleged gunman — in a shooting that left two 15-year-old boys dead and two other teens wounded on Mother’s Day in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 4, 2018
Homicide down 42 percent in East St. Louis, officials say (East St. Louis, IL): Homicides are down in this troubled Metro East city by 42 percent this year, officials said Tuesday, crediting a partnership between law enforcement and the community. From Dec. 4, 2016, to Dec. 4, 2017, there were 36 homicides, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft said in a news conference, compared to 21 in the 12 months just ended.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: December 4, 2018
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