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First 4 of 10 convicted 39ers gang members get federal life sentences (New Orleans, LA): The first four of 10 convicted members of New Orleans' violent "39ers" street gang were sentenced to life in federal prison Monday (July 24) for their roles in a murderous drug-dealing enterprise that stretched from Central City to the 9th Ward.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: July 24, 2017
Man gets life for luring shooting victim to his death (Newark, NJ): A Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced Lamar Hunt to life in prison for the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Newark resident Tavaris Payne in what the judge described as a cold-blooded execution at a White Castle in Irvington.
Source: NJ.com Date: July 24, 2017
They had explosive devices, a gun and knife and beat a couple before their arrests (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia men kicked in the front door of a Corcoran home and beat a woman and man inside before police stopped them and found two explosive devices in their possession, according to Corcoran police reports.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 24, 2017
Myrtle Beach shooting that injured 7 in June tied to gang feud (Myrtle Beach, SC): A June shooting in Myrtle Beach that left seven people injured stemmed from a turf war between gang members in Montgomery County, North Carolina, according to a report by the Sun-News of Myrtle Beach.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: July 24, 2017
Prosecutors highlight gangs in Unified Erie push (Erie, PA): The anti-violence initiative has led prosecutors to present evidence of defendants’ gang affiliation, including social media posts and video, in court.
Source: Erie Times-News Date: July 23, 2017
How are Brockton gangs affecting city streets? (Brockton, MA): They are dressed in plainclothes, from cargo shorts to baseball jerseys, but the detectives’ presence is seen clearly through the words they wear on their backs – Brockton Police Gang Unit.
Source: The Enterprise Date: July 23, 2017
Gang member to spend life in prison for 2 killings (Wilmington, DE): A gang member convicted of killing two men in Delaware has been sentenced to life in prison. Officials say 19-year-old John Brisco was sentenced to two life terms on Friday for the shooting deaths of Ionnis Kostikidis in 2013 and William Rollins Jr. in 2015.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 23, 2017
Crime with gang ties (Grand Junction, CO): The home invaders who torched an elderly Grand Junction couple’s classic car and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to their property before making off with jewelry, guns and alcohol last month were no ordinary in-and-out burglars.
Source: The Daily Sentinel Date: July 23, 2017
Seven Latin King members busted for selling drugs to undercover detective in Queens (Queens, NY): Seven Latin King members and associates were arrested Friday for selling heroin and cocaine among other drugs to a detective during a two-month undercover operation in Queens.
Source: New York Daily News Date: July 22, 2017
Fairfield teen makes first appearance in adult court (Fairfield, CA): A 17-year-old Fairfield boy who faces murder and attempted murder charges for a suspected gang-related shooting in December made his first court appearance Friday in the adult court system.
Source: Daily Republic Date: July 22, 2017
Robbery and Witness Tampering Lands Gang Member from Pemberton 25 Years in State Prison (Mount Holly, NJ): Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced last week that a member of a criminal street gang was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for his role in the robbery of a Mount Holly man held at gunpoint two years ago.
Source: Pine Barrens Tribune Date: July 22, 2017
17-year-old boy charged as adult in suspected gang-related shooting in Springfield (Springfield, OR): A 17-year-old Springfield youth has been charged as an adult in a Wednesday night shooting outside the Bungalow Market that’s believed to be gang-related, according to Springfield police.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: July 21, 2017
Gang-Related Shooting During Funeral Procession (Indianapolis, IN): The unidentified gunman or gunmen who ambushed a funeral procession on the northeast side Thursday may have been aiming for members of the Grundy family – specifically Richard Grundy III, who reportedly had a $50,000 bounty on his head, according to multiple sources.
Source: WIBC News Date: July 21, 2017
Suing gang members has a history (Kankakee County, IL): In 2012, McHenry County and the city of Harvard took action against a half dozen members of a gang that had caused them headaches. They used the 1993 Illinois Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act to clean up the problem.
Source: Daily Journal Date: July 21, 2017
Police say 'violent and unpredictable' gangs are behind surge in shootings, home invasions (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say gang violence is to blame for at least 55 shootings dating back to 2012, a number of homicides over the last five years and at least 17 reported violent home invasions within the last year.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 21, 2017
Gang members to spend life in prison (DeKalb County, GA): Gang members Joseph Broxton and Daniel Pena were sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for terrorizing residents on a two-day killing spree in Stone Mountain in the summer of 2015.
Source: CrossRoadNews Date: July 21, 2017
Pottstown gang member re-sentenced for ‘reign of terror’ (Norristown, PA): While not backing off his finding that a Reading man engaged in a “reign of terror” during a war between rival gangs in Pottstown, a judge nonetheless reduced the man’s minimum sentence slightly as part of a new sentencing scheme.
Source: The Mercury Date: July 21, 2017
Santa Cruz drug smuggling operation halted after 8 arrests (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police uncovered what they're calling a "well orchestrated" street gang operation that smuggled drugs into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: July 21, 2017
Exclusive: U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members (Washington, DC): U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Source: Reuters Date: July 21, 2017
Gangs in Lane County? Police say dozens are active here (Springfield, OR): There are more than 30 gangs in Lane County with 10 or more members each. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee said gangs make their presence felt in the community with graffiti.
Source: KVAL News Date: July 21, 2017
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