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 Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader convicted of ordering two teens to kill one man, attack another (Richmond, VA): A federal jury has convicted the leader of a Richmond-area MS-13 gang for ordering two teenagers to shot a man as part of a gang initiation and to attack another man.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 5/31/2013
  
 Federal jury selected in Richmond gang slaying trial (Richmond, VA): :  jury was seated this afternoon in the federal trial for Jose A. Bran, a suspected local leader of the MS-13 street gang accused of ordering a teenager killed in Richmond
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 5/17/2013
  
 Police shed light on gangs (Hopewell, VA): : It can be something as simple as the color of a hat, a backpack, beads around someone's neck or a tattoo. All these things can be used to identify a gang member
Source: The Hopewell News   Date: 5/17/2013
  
 Man arrested in the Valley is facing aggravated murder charges in El Salvador (Harrisonburg, VA): : Police say a man arrested in the Valley will go back to El Salvador to face aggravated murder charges.
Source: WHSV 3 News   Date: 5/17/2013
  
 Teen subpoenaed after tip given anonymously (Richmond, VA): A 16-year-old boy was subpoenaed to testify in a racketeering and murder case involving the MS-13 street gang as a result of his grandmother’s call to an anonymous crime tip hotline in 2011
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 5/1/2013
  
 Investigators still looking for more "Goonz Gang' members: Investigators say they're still looking for "several" members of the infamous "Goonz Gang."Police believe the gang was responsible for dozens of home invasions between 2008 and 2010, targeting mostly drug dealers.
Source: WSLS 10  Date: 5/1/2013
  
 W.Va. police receive criminal gang training (Wheeling, WV): Authorities from Virginia traveled to the Friendly City to help train officers about criminal gang activity. Wheeling police said the problem isn't bad now and they want to keep it that way.
Source: WTOV 9 News   Date: 5/1/2013
  
 2007 beating death leaves scars on East Ocean View:  A trail of petty theft and violence lay scattered on the pavement of the hidden parking lot.
Source: pilotonine.com  Date: 5/15/2012
  
 GMU students design anti-gang video games for kids: For those who see no upside to offering a Computer Game Design major at George Mason University, Thursday brought a pleasant response: The rollout of three intelligent, immersive video games for kids that show them how people start in gangs, how they can work their way out, and what happens when you stay in.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 5/8/2012
  
 'Sovereign citizen' charged in combative traffic stop:  Hanover man associated with the sovereign citizen movement has been charged with five misdemeanors during a traffic stop in Staunton on Friday.
Source: The News Virginian  Date: 5/18/2011
  
 Combating gangs with education: Informational session details local groups: WAYNESBORO — Lewis Coles, 16, of Waynesboro admits he has been asked to join gangs
Source: News Leader.com  Date: 5/20/2010
  
 MS-13 gang member sentenced to death in N.C.: A federal jury in North Carolina has handed down the first death sentence against a member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang, another milestone in the national and Washington area crackdown targeting the gang known as MS-13, Justice Department officials said Thursday.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 5/3/2010
  
 Gang graffiti spray-painted on town building: Gang graffiti, also known as “tags” that mark territory, is appearing in Floyd County, but area law enforcement officials and national gang experts disagree on the origin of spray-painted signs.
Source: SWVAToday.com   Date: 5/3/2010
  
  
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