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Gang member, ex-Euless Trinity lineman, on trial in Hurst woman's killing (Fort Worth, TX): In 2005, George E. Folau basked in the glory of a state football championship as a lineman for Euless Trinity High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 19, 2018
Feds cracking down as identity theft triggers violence between gangs in Metro Detroit (Detroit, MI): Experts say $50 billion is stolen through identity theft every year in the United States, a criminal revenue stream that has caught the attention of violent street gang members who are willing to kill to get in on the massive illicit profits.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: March 18, 2018
MS-13 boss pleads guilty to OKing teen slay in ’15 (Boston, MA): A MS-13 leader operating a national arm of the dreaded gang from Eastie has pleaded guilty to signing off on the 2015 killing of a teenager on Constitution Beach in Revere.
Source: Boston Herald Date: March 18, 2018
Numbers are down, but gangs remain in G.I. (Grand Island, NE): The gang presence in Grand Island is much less than it was before Operation Peer Pressure and other programs carried out by the Grand Island Police Department in 2009 and 2010.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: March 17, 2018
Meridian gangs sign peace treaty (Meridian, MS): Fifth Street Baptist Church in Meridian is creating ways for teens to get out and make a positive impact in the community. One church leader has done just that by getting Meridian gangs to sign a peace treaty.
Source: WTOK 11 News Date: March 17, 2018
Worcester Gang Member Arrested for Possession of Loaded Gun (Worcester, MA): A Worcester gang member was arrested for gun possession in the area of Grafton Street.
Source: GoLocalWorcester Date: March 16, 2018
Wilmington gang murder trial begins Monday (Wilmington, DE): The first of what might be multiple murder trials in the death of Howard High School of Technology student Brandon Wingo will begin Monday.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 16, 2018
Community leaders unveil new plans for keeping teens out of gangs (San Diego, CA): Concerned community leaders met on Thursday night to brainstorm ways of preventing young people from getting involved with gangs. There are currently 33 identified juvenile gang members in the city.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego Date: March 16, 2018
Comstock bill proposing federal anti-gang grant program proceeds to Senate (Washington, DC): The U.S. House of Representatives on March 14 approved a proposal offered by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) that would set up a federal grant program for state and local efforts aimed at reducing gangs and violence.
Source: The Ripon Advance Date: March 16, 2018
Santa Ana gang member sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after murder retrial (Orange County, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after three trials for the same murder.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 16, 2018
Lompoc man sentenced to 16 years in state prison for gang-related murder (Santa Maria, CA): The man convicted of second-degree murder in connection to the 2015 slaying of a rival gang member in Lompoc was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison, after a judge blamed the killing on the decision by both men to join a gang.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: March 16, 2018
115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation (San Diego, CA): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 115 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted enforcement operation that ended Thursday.
Source: KUSI News Date: March 16, 2018
WSU researchers aim to decrease gang violence (Dayton, OH): The Bloods and the Crips. The Black Dragons and Asian Boyz. These and other street gangs can be very dangerous to each other, but their geographic separation helps reduce the potential for shootings, stabbings and beatings.
Source: Sidney Daily News Date: March 16, 2018
Los Angeles barred from enforcing nearly all gang injunctions, federal judge rules (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, the latest blow to one of the city's oldest and most controversial law enforcement initiatives.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 15, 2018
Yakima man, 37, in critical condition after Wednesday night shooting (Yakima, WA): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after police said he was shot as he walked in the 1300 block of South 11th Avenue Wednesday evening.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 15, 2018
Family Feud Prompts 11 Arrests In Modesto Gang Sweep (Modesto, CA): Two feuding families with gang affiliations were targeted in a sweep by Modesto Police that lead to 11 arrests and the discovery of nearly a dozen guns, drugs and a stripped stolen car.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: March 15, 2018
MS-13 members convicted in Virginia court of murder, kidnapping and extortion (Alexandria, VA): A federal jury convicted six members of the gang MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, for their roles in a kidnapping, murder and an extortion conspiracy in Northern Virginia.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: March 15, 2018
Alleged MS-13 member in Maryland accused of ordering gang hits in Houston (Houston, TX): An alleged MS-13 member accused of ordering gang hits in Houston - and listening over the phone as underlings carried them out - was indicted Wednesday in Maryland as part of a sweeping case against at least a dozen members of the bloody street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 15, 2018
Gang recruitment through social media a growing concern (Vancouver Island, BC): Technology has revolutionized many things. We can now communicate with friends around the world using apps and social media. But as Luisa Alvarez reports technology has also revolutionized how gangs recruit and it’s a growing concern.
Source: CHEK Date: March 15, 2018
Battlement Mesa raid next to school leads to six gang-related arrests (Battlement Mesa, CO): An approximate three-month investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office ended this week with two more arrests at a residence located near a school in Battlement Mesa that was searched and identified as a source of narcotics and gang activity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Post Independent Date: March 15, 2018
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