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Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay, ON): She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place where street gangs run drugs and women.
Source: APTN National News Date: November 14, 2017
Coachella gang 'senior member' shot his cousin in the back of the head, police say (Coachella, CA): A highly placed member of the Varrio Coachella Rifa street gang has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his cousin in the back of the head out of suspicion that he was working with law enforcement.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 14, 2017
Man Convicted of Brutal Gang Attack on 15-Year-Old Girl (Fairfax County, VA): An MS-13 gang member charged in the brutal killing of a 15-year-old girl has been found guilty. Wilmer Sanchez Serrano, 21, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder in the death of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: November 14, 2017
One arrested in violent gang attack in Merced County. Deputies seek public’s help (Merced County, CA) : One man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Santa Nella with suspected street-gang ties, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 14, 2017
Jury finds MS-13 gang member guilty for teen’s murder (Washington, DC): A Fairfax County jury returned the first conviction in the killing of a teenage girl on Tuesday against an MS-13 gang member. Investigators have charged 10 people in the killing of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas.
Source: Fairfax Cou Date: November 14, 2017
The Gangs Of Nantucket: The Partnership (Nantucket, MA): On the grounds of the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson took me on a tour of the immigration detention center built on his watch. “This building, it's got two wings that are basically sort of open-dorm settings and with two rec yards on the back of each one,” he explained.
Source: WGBH News Date: November 14, 2017
Sunday's double homicide was gang related, OKC police say (Oklahoma City, OK): A shooting Sunday that left two dead in southwest Oklahoma City was “the result of two gang sets having problems with each other,” police reported.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 14, 2017
MS-13 Gang Member Found Guilty Of Murder (Springfield, VA): The first of 10 suspects charged in the MS-13 gang related killing of a teenage girl in Springfield has been found guilty. The 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas' remains had been found near a Springfield industrial park in February.
Source: Kingstowne Patch Date: November 14, 2017
Trenton man admits he was part of drug-dealing gang (Trenton, NJ): A city man who was arrested as part of a massive crackdown on a dangerous, drug-dealing set of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute drugs in the capital city, authorities said.
Source: The Trentonian Date: November 14, 2017
Gang killers recorded a teen’s final moments. The video helped convict one of them. (Fairfax County, VA): Maria Reyes snapped her eyes shut as monitors in the Fairfax County courtroom lit up. Not only had the MS-13 attackers taken her daughter’s life, they had also filmed her final, agonizing minutes.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 14, 2017
Three people charged with murder in gang-related fight outside north Tulsa store (Tulsa, OK): Three people have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man outside a north Tulsa convenience store in September after a gang-related fight, which also left a woman critically wounded.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 14, 2017
GREAT program teaches local students about making good choices (Spokane, WA): Each year, about one out of every 20 kids, ages 10 to 17, is arrested in Washington state. Spokane Public Schools, the city and law enforcement have partnered together to make sure local students are not part of that statistic. One way they are doing that is through the Gang Resistance Education and Training program.
Source: KREM 2 News Date: November 14, 2017
Three people charged with murder in gang-related shooting outside north Tulsa store (Tulsa, OK): Three people have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man outside a north Tulsa convenience store in September during a gang-related fight, which also left a woman critically wounded. Two others also were charged Friday with less severe crimes related to the shootings.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 14, 2017
Vulnerable newcomers targeted by street gangs (Winnipeg, MB): After being hailed as a pioneer in successfully resettling newcomers, Winnipeg is trying to nip an old problem in the bud — street gangs that target refugee youth.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 13, 2017
Norfolk murder case falls apart in suspected gang killing after witness vanishes (Norfolk, VA): A key witness disappeared, so prosecutors dropped murder charges Monday in a suspected gang killing.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 13, 2017
Police say latest Pueblo homicide is gang related (Pueblo, CO): Early Sunday morning Francisco Alcon was shot and killed in a home on Pueblo's east side. Pueblo Police say they believe the shooting was gang related.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: November 13, 2017
Faith leaders meet with Cobb Police to talk gangs and teen crime (Marietta, GA): There are 129 gangs in Cobb County with an estimated 1,429 associates, according to the county’s Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: November 13, 2017
Investigators say heavily-tattooed MS-13 gang member responsible for girlfriend's murder (San Antonio, TX): State investigators hope a $10,000 reward will lead them to a suspected gang member accused of killing an estranged girlfriend and kidnapping the driver of a pickup truck.
Source: WOAI 4 News Date: November 13, 2017
Anne Arundel County given $738K to curb gang, youth violence (Annapolis, MD): Executives with Anne Arundel County are hoping a grant they received will help fight gang and youth violence. Steve Schuh announced Monday that the county was awarded a three-year Safe and Thriving Communities Grant for $738,000 given to them by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: November 13, 2017
Gang-related activity down in Cobb County (Cobb County, GA): Police Chief Mike Register told faith leaders that gang-related activity is down in Cobb County. Register revealed new numbers during a faith forum in Marietta. According to Cobb County police, 212 gang-related incidents have been reported in 2017.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: November 13, 2017
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