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Member of 'most violent' Newark street gang headed to prison (Newark, NJ): A member of what authorities called the "most violent" street gang in Newark was sentenced Wednesday to more than 26 years in federal prison for his role in crimes that included a murder, armed carjacking and drug distribution.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 17, 2017
New North Carolina law imposes harsher penalties for gang-related crimes (North Carolina): A new North Carolina law designed to crack down on gang activity will take effect Dec. 1. The primary sponsors of House Bill 138 (HB138)—Representatives Allen McNeill, John Faircloth, Pat Hurley and Rena Turner—sought to standardize how gang membership is determined, enhance sentencing for gang-related crimes and impose harsher penalties for crimes that aren’t already class A, B1 or B2 felonies.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: August 17, 2017
Feds press murder and other charges against 31 Poughkeepsie gangs members (White Plains, NY): Federal authorities have charged 31 members and associates of two rival street gangs in the City of Poughkeepsie with murder, narcotics and firearms offenses.
Source: MidHudsonNews.com Date: August 17, 2017
3 life sentences imposed on last of 10 39ers gang members convicted in federal court (New Orleans, LA): Evans "Eazy" Lewis, the last of 10 convicted members of New Orleans' notorious 39ers street gang, had three life prison terms imposed Wednesday (Aug. 16) when he was sentenced in the city's federal courthouse.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: August 16, 2017
Alleged MS-13 gang members charged in murder of teen found in Massapequa nature preserve (Long Island, NY): Two reputed members of the MS-13 gang are under arrest on Long Island on Wednesday for the murder of a teenager earlier this year.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: August 16, 2017
3 Gang Members Get 20 Years For Burglarizing Marietta Gun Shop (Marietta, GA): Three gang members caught burglarizing a gun store in Marietta have been sentenced to 20 years each, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced Wednesday.
Source: Marietta Patch Date: August 16, 2017
Trial opens in fatal gang-related shooting outside Pasco store in 2015 (Franklin County, WA): A fatal shooting outside a Pasco grocery store in early 2015 came down to the difference in colors — red and blue — between two people, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 16, 2017
Alleged Savannah gang member indicted for murder in City Market deaths (Savannah, GA): A 17-year-old alleged Savannah gang member on Wednesday was indicted on multiple murder and vehicular homicide charges in the post-July 4 crime spree in and near City Market that killed Scott Waldrup and two others.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 16, 2017
Authorities: MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain stature (Nassau County, NY): A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: August 16, 2017
New charges in crackdown on violent Long Island gangs (Central Islip, NY): Federal authorities have unsealed a new indictment in the continuing crackdown against violent gangs on Long Island.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: August 15, 2017
Gang gathering spots targeted (Kankakee County, IL): It's not only gang members the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office is targeting as being nuisances in the city of Kankakee. While two civil lawsuits have been filed against 67 members of two local gangs, prosecutors have targeted two Kankakee houses the respective gangs allegedly are using as hangouts: 354 N. Rosewood Ave. and 456 S. Lincoln Ave.
Source: Daily Journal Date: August 15, 2017
Several members of MS-13 gang arrested in central Ohio (Columbus, OH): Multiple members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in central Ohio, according to federal authorities. According to a release by the Department of Justice, federal and local law enforcement agencies in central Ohio and Indiana arrested 11 people Tuesday morning associated with the MS-13 gang.
Source: WSYX 6 News Date: August 15, 2017
New anti-gang initiatives due ‘fairly shortly’ (Surrey, BC): A Surrey MLA is hinting initiatives are on the way to help tackle escalating gun violence across the region.
Source: Global News Date: August 15, 2017
Reputed Bloods gang member, taxi rider arrested in drug probe, sheriff says (Newark, NJ): Essex County Sheriff's detectives seized heroin, crack cocaine and arrested two men -- including a reputed Bloods street gang member -- in Newark's North Ward, officials said Tuesday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 15, 2017
Running to his mother: Two gang members found guilty of murdering Atlanta man (Atlanta, GA): Officials said a mother watched her son's final breaths as he collapsed and died on her living room floor. Now two men have been found guilty in his death.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: August 15, 2017
2 Indy men charged as feds bust Ohio branch of MS-13 transnational gang (Indianapolis, IN): Two men with Indianapolis ties were among 10 charged Tuesday in connection with a host of crimes that authorities say were committed by an Ohio branch of a transnational gang with Central American ties.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: August 15, 2017
Alleged MS-13 member wanted for NJ murder arrested in VA (Newark, NJ): An alleged MS-13 gang member wanted for a 2011 murder in New Jersey was arrested by the FBI Friday in Virginia. Walter Yovany Gomez was indicted for the murder of a rival gang member in Plainfield in 2011.
Source: News 12 New Jersey Date: August 15, 2017
NJ gang with ties to El Salvador called ‘clear and present danger’ to cops, community (New Jersey): The FBI in New Jersey is stepping up efforts to stamp out a ruthless, menacing gang. And it’s not the Bloods or the Crips. “MS-13 is a very dangerous gang, not only for New Jersey but all over the United States. They conduct very violent acts,” said FBI special agent Daniel Brunner.
Source: New Jersey 101.5 Date: August 14, 2017
'90s drug gang members facing new drug charges (Youngstown, OH): As members of the street gang that pioneered the sale of crack cocaine in the early 1990s in the city, Aaron Rogers and Brian Hunter weren’t just taking part in The Game – they were all-stars.
Source: The Vindicator Date: August 14, 2017
Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program (Denver, CO): When Walter Roberts entered the Mental Health Center of Denver’s campus in Park Hill Friday afternoon, he hardly expected to leave with a job. Recently out of prison for drug dealing, Roberts faced an uphill battle seeking employment due to his criminal record. So when his wife suggested he join her for a community meeting on employment, he decided to tag along.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 14, 2017
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