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Judge adds another 43 years to the prison sentences of West Side murderer (Manchester, NH): The one-time leader of a Manchester street gang will spend decades in state prison, following his sentencing Tuesday for his latest conviction — orchestrating the murder of a person who may have told police about his drug dealing.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: May 23, 2018
Two members of MS-13 gang given extended prison time in Eastie murders (Boston, MA): Two ruthless MS-13 gang members — one who called himself “Animal” and another who cut off his victim’s hand — have been sent to prison for helping orchestrate the murders of two teenagers in East Boston.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 23, 2018
One defendant left to be sentenced in gang slaying of Paterson teen Nazerah Bugg (Paterson, NJ): The long road to justice for one of the city's most shocking crimes — the 2014 gang revenge murder of Nazerah Bugg and the wounding of her friend, Nylijah Albert — is near the end.
Source: NorthJersey.com Date: May 23, 2018
FBI raids target Mexican Mafia gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents are making several arrests and executing search warrants targeting the violent Mexican Mafia street gang in Los Angeles County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 23, 2018
BCSO: Wanted Texas murder suspect, MS-13 gang member arrested in Ladson Tuesday night (Ladson, SC): A wanted MS-13 gang murder suspect was arrested Tuesday night in Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Cochran.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: May 23, 2018
New York gang member found guilty of Clark Atlanta student’s murder (Fulton County, GA): A New York gang member will serve a life sentence for the 2016 murder of a Clark Atlanta University student. A Fulton County jury convicted Devin Kingdom, 24, of murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Cierra Ford. Ford, a communications major at Clark Atlanta, was shot in the head when several accused gang members broke into her boyfriend’s Sandy Springs apartment in November 2016.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 23, 2018
Gang member arrested for graffitiing cop cars, property (Spanish Fork, UT): Fingerprints on a can of spray paint lead to the arrest of a gang member in a felony graffiti case. Spanish Fork Police Department received a number of reports of graffiti throughout the night on April 27.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: May 23, 2018
Undercover agent recounts mission to infiltrate, dismantle violent Detroit street gang (Detroit, MI): Police officers teamed up with state and federal authorities to take down a group of dangerous, armed drug dealers sharing the same streets as sports fans and high school students in Detroit.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: May 23, 2018
MS-13 apprehensions at the border skyrocket (Houston, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents have apprehended more than four times as many MS-13 members so far this fiscal year than last year. In April, Channel 2's Jacob Rascon traveled to El Salvador, where MS-13 rules the streets with brutal force.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: May 23, 2018
1 dead, 2 injured in possible gang-related shooting (Brooklyn, NY): A shootout in Williamsburg left a 19-year-old man dead and two other people injured Wednesday afternoon, and sources say gang violence may have played a role.
Source: News 12 Brooklyn Date: May 23, 2018
Tulsa man with gang ties charged after shooting man in the face (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa man with suspected gang ties is accused of shooting another man in the face. Eduardo Martinez Montoya Jr., 19, was charged Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court with shooting with intent to kill, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and a gang-related offense.
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 23, 2018
Teen shot for second time in two months in Cleveland gang-retaliation drive-by, police say (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland street gang targeted a 16-year-old boy who was shot for the second time Tuesday in as many months, according to police reports.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: May 23, 2018
Gang members plead guilty to running drugs in public housing (Boston, MA): Two members of the Heath Street gang have pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to distributing drugs in a public housing development.
Source: The Tribune Date: May 23, 2018
ICE says detained Bakersfield College student is gang member (Bakersfield, CA): A Bakersfield College student detained Tuesday by federal immigration authorities is a gang member, the government said.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: May 23, 2018
MS-13 member Joel 'Animal' Martinez gets 40 years in prison in slaying of Boston teen (Massachusetts): A member of MS-13 who earned full membership into the violent gang by killing a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Source: The Republican Date: May 22, 2018
Guns bought in Kentucky and resold in Chicago linked to three homicides: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): It was lunchtime outside an outlet mall east of Louisville, Ky., when the deal was made for a gun that within weeks would be used to kill a 15-year-old boy in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 22, 2018
Salinas police 'send message' to gang members, more to come (Salinas, CA): More than a dozen suspected criminals are off the streets of Salinas thanks to a multi-agency gang sweep on Monday. “We want to send a message that we’re utilizing every resource we have to suppress gang activity in Salinas and that includes working with our federal partners,” said Salinas Police Cmdr. John Murray.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: May 22, 2018
MS-13 in Utah? Gang investigators say potentially, but influence is low (Salt Lake City, UT): The White House this week doubled down on comments made by President Trump about a violent gang called Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13; but does this group have influence on gangs in Utah? Lt. Mike Schoenfeld says MS-13's influence is not substantial in Salt Lake County, although there are individuals in the area who claim to be members of the group, he said.
Source: News4Utah Date: May 22, 2018
Brentwood, Central Islip residents see progress in MS-13 crackdown (Brentwood, NY): Jesica Granados believes the police checkpoints by her home in Brentwood are working. She thinks they’re keeping the gangs at bay. Magaly Ramese is seeing fewer drug dealers and prostitutes along Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip, which she sees as offshoots of the MS-13 gang.
Source: Newsday Date: May 22, 2018
Police Act To Reduce Gang Violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas police followed up on the arrest of three shooting suspects with the arrest of 15 suspected gang members, the agency said today.
Source: SFGate Date: May 22, 2018
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