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Province expands program to keep youth away from gang life (British Columbia): The Government of British Columbia is providing $1.12 million in additional funding to expand the Expect Respect and a Safe Education (ERASE) anti-bullying program, to ensure that youth are being educated on how to fight lure of gangs and gang violence in British Columbia’s communities.
Source: Vanderhoof Omineca Express Date: July 11, 2018
Nashville youth pledge to futures without violence (Nashville, TN): It's been nearly five months since Metro Police launched a task force to fight crimes committed kids and teens.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: July 11, 2018
Schuele Boys Gang Member Sentenced For Racketeering And Cocaine Conspiracies (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Schuele Boys Gang member Letorrance Travis, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: July 11, 2018
Prison gang member went undercover for FBI sting (Albuquerque, NM): An FBI team sent a Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang member to work undercover as a prospective hit man in the race to foil the gang’s plot to kill top state Corrections Department officials in 2015, according to federal court testimony Wednesday.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: July 11, 2018
Prosecutor: Man's murder in 2016 was ordered by East Chicago street gang (Crown Point, IN): A murder trial began Monday in the shooting death of Thaddeus Rodriguez Jr., a 25-year-old man allegedly gunned down by two other men on orders from an East Chicago street gang.
Source: The Times Date: July 10, 2018
Border Patrol arrests 3 gang members and 2 men charged with sex-related offenses against children (Rio Grande Valley, TX): Border Patrol agents all across South Texas have been cracking down on immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally. Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley area recently arrested three gang members and two men who were charged with sex-related offenses against children.
Source: KGNS-TV News Date: July 10, 2018
Woman injured in a gang-related shooting in Pilsen among 5 shot (Chicago, IL): A woman was seriously injured when she was the wrong target in a gang-related shooting in Pilsen on Monday night, according to Chicago police. Four other people were shot between Monday and Tuesday mornings in Chicago, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 10, 2018
NYC’s murder rate rises due to gang violence (New York City, NY): Warring gangs have driven New York’s murder rate to an 8 percent spike through the first half of the year, authorities said Tuesday. The city saw 147 murders through the end of June, an increase of 11 from the 136 notched to the same point in 2017.
Source: New York Post Date: July 10, 2018
Officials: Murder Victim Was Involved in Boston Gang Feud (Providence, RI): Investigators say a 25-year-old man who was shot and killed in Providence last month was a member of a Boston gang involved in a feud with another group.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: July 10, 2018
After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department (Los Angeles, CA): For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 10, 2018
Two Houston men indicted for Walker County gang-related murder (Huntsville, TX): Two men have been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning vehicle in Walker County.
Source: KBTX-TV3 Date: July 10, 2018
News 5 Investigates: Gang violence in Mobile (Mobile, AL): We've recently learned the shooting that killed 15-year-old Anesa Baker at the Grand Hall was gang-related. As we learned who the players at the Grand Hall were, we've uncovered several shootings in the last year have involved gang members.
Source: WKRG News 5 Date: July 10, 2018
Death penalty a possibility in cases against indicted suspected gang members (Danville, VA): Half of the 18 suspected gang members and associates facing federal charges in connection with a 2016 homicide in Danville could potentially face the death penalty if convicted, Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: July 10, 2018
NYC Courthouse Brawl Turns Deadly When Men Run Down Rival Crew Member: Official (Staten Island, NY): An alleged gunman is dead after a brawl between gang members outside a courthouse on Staten Island ended with members of a rival crew using a minivan to ram him into the side of a bed and breakfast, according to a law enforcement official.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: July 10, 2018
Border Patrol agents apprehend gang members, convicted sex offenders over 4-day span (Weslaco, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested four gang members and two sexual predators trying to cross the border over a four-day span, according to a news release from the agency.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: July 10, 2018
Wichita Falls PD: Gang member on parole for selling drugs caught dealing methamphetamine (Wichita Falls, TX): A Wichita Falls man who was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2013 is back behind bars in the Wichita County Jail on new drug charges and a parole violation.
Source: Times Record News Date: July 9, 2018
First-of-its-kind program aims to stop youth, gang violence in Tennessee (Nashville, TN): A first-of-its-kind program in Tennessee is offering at-risk youth that are in the court system a chance to leave the gang life. Efforts from law enforcement across the state continue to target young people prone to entering the gang life. These efforts come as an alleged gang member pleads guilty to second-degree murder for the 2015 killing of 13-year-old C'Asia Patton.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: July 9, 2018
16-count indictment handed up against DuPage teen accused in fatal shooting that officials say was gang-related (DuPage County, IL): A teenager is facing 16 felony counts, including murder charges that carry a possible life sentence, in the shooting death of a Carol Stream man, DuPage County prosecutors said Monday at the youth’s arraignment.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 9, 2018
Blood gang member, army specialist receives shorter sentence due to military service (Charlotte, NC): An army specialist served his nation overseas, and the United Blood Nation Gang in Charlotte. Monday morning, the soldier received a shorter prison sentence because of his military history. Army Speciaist Latif Johnson was able to reduce his sentence by up to a year because of his service in the military.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: July 9, 2018
SPD chosen to manage $159k Project Safe Neighborhood Grant (Shreveport, LA): Soon the city council is deciding if they should consider allowing the mayor to apply for a grant that could make Shreveport safer. The U.S Department of Justice has invited the United States Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Louisiana to apply for grant funding under the Project Safe Neighborhood Grant.
Source: KTBS 3 News Date: July 9, 2018
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