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 Suspect denied bond in Quick slaying case (Charlottesville, VA):: Halisi Uhuru, one of several suspects arrested in connection with the abduction and slaying of an off-duty Waynesboro reserve police officer, told a federal judge Thursday that he wanted bond so he could care for his ailing mother and brother in Danville.
Source: The News Leader   Date: 9/9/2014
  
 Recent Virginia Graffiti Incidents Cause Trouble and Expense for Community (Alexandria, VA):: In the last month, two Virginia towns have been vandalized by graffiti. According to Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, Inc., graffiti is such a common sight, that
Source: Digital Journal   Date: 9/9/2014
  
 Gang member, inmate sentenced in plot to abduct and kill Va. warden: ABINGDON, Va. — A gang member and his associate, an inmate at a different prison, were both sentenced this week for their roles in a plot to abduct and murder the warden of Keen Mountain state prison.
Source: Correctionsone.com  Date: 9/9/2014
  
 Police investigate murder in Falls Church; neighbors fear crime is gang related (Falls Church, VA): Fairfax County Police say the man whose body was found in a Falls Church parking lot early Monday was murdered, and that the incident may be a random
Source: WJLA 7 News   Date: 9/9/2014
  
 Judge imposes remaining sentence on gang member (Loudoun County, VA): : A 22-year-old gang member was was found to have violated the good behavior of his sentence, resulting in 30 more years of incarceration.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror  Date: 9/19/2013
  
 Formalizing partnerships with corrections for gang investigators (Fairfax County, VA): : About three years ago, the Virginia Gang Investigators Association spearheaded the passage of a law requiring mandatory reporting of information regarding juvenile gang activity to local law enforcement. Formalizing this partnership was a critical step in addressing and reducing gang activity in the region, particularly in juveniles
Source: policeone.com  Date: 9/19/2013
  
 Va. gang leader gets 30 years on drug, gun counts (Richmond, VA): : A Richmond gang leader has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug and gun convictions.
Source: The News Leader  Date: 9/19/2013
  
 Indictment-charges-24-bloods-gang-affiliates: Twenty-four members and associates of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a subgroup, or “set” of the Bloods street gang, were named in an indictment, which was unsealed today. The indictment includes charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, violence in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, and multiple counts related to the possession and use of
Source: Fairfax News  Date: 9/5/2013
  
 Alleged MS-13 member agrees to 'gang probation' in Pr. William to avoid felony count (Prince William County, VA): : A Manassas area woman charged with felony gang participation and destruction of property agreed Monday in Prince William County court to complete a program designed to ensure she no longer supports gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post  Date: 9/4/2013
  
 Gang leader convicted in slaying, maiming appeals (Richmond, VA): :  Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader who ordered two teenagers to shoot one man and attack another is appealing his convictions and life sentences
Source: San Francisco Chronicle  Date: 9/4/2013
  
 FBI raids in Northern Va. focus on gangs, drugs: ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Several people in Northern Virginia reported seeing police raids on Wednesday. We talked to Lindsay Godwin with the Washington Field Office of the FBI, who confirms there were a series of raids and arrests Wednesday focused, in general, on gangs and drugs.
Source: WUSA9  Date: 9/4/2013
  
 Possible gang violence highlights growing problem for neighborhood (Charlottesville, VA): :  Albemarle County police found one man unconscious in the Southwood Mobile Home Park last week, following what police are calling a "possible gang-related assault". Two arrests have been made as police continue investigating, but it's not doing much to ease neighbors growing fears of violence
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex  Date: 9/21/2012
  
 How they did it: Crips lured high school girls into prostitution (Fairfax, VA): The story of how a violent street gang lured vulnerable Fairfax-area girls into prostitution is a chilling one for any parent, and is another reason why parents need to keep a close eye on their kids'
Source: FairfaxNews   Date: 9/21/2012
  
 Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): : The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch   Date: 9/21/2012
  
 Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA: Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 9/21/2012
  
 Anti-gang initiative brings training to western Virginia : No corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
Source: WDBJ 7 News   Date: 9/21/2012
  
 Newport News releases road map to fighting gangs: NEWPORT NEWS— Mayor McKinley Price hopes the release of a 42-page report on gang violence is the beginning of a successful strategy to combat gangs.
Source: Dailypress.com  Date: 9/27/2011
  
 Last of Bounty Hunter Bloods convicted: NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gangs pled guilty in Norfolk federal court, bringing the total number of members of the gang pleading guilty to 11.
Source: Wavy.com  Date: 9/19/2011
  
 Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center: Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mostly illegal gambling.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 9/15/2011
  
 7 Indicted In Virginia Cocaine Ring: Washington, DC, United States (AHN) - Seven men in northern Virginia have been indicted on federal drug and firearm charges and are accused of peddling drugs supplied by Mexican organized crime gangs.
Source: AHN News   Date: 9/28/2010
  
 RVA Shoe-Tossing: Fear not, gentle readers and citizens of Richmond. Those shoes often seen suspended high from power lines do not mark gang territory or availability of crack-cocaine.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch  Date: 9/11/2010
  
 Va. father, daughter charged with gang recruiting: FAIRFAX, Va. - Fairfax City police have charged a Prince William County father and his 17-year-old daughter with recruiting students to a gang. A police affidavit alleges that 43-year-old Theodore Olds directed the local Elm Street Piru set of the Bloods. It states that an informant and two Fairfax High School students told police that Olds and his daughter were recruiting across Northern Virginia and that the gang commits larcenies and robberies at Theodore's direction to make money. Sgt. Pam Nevlud says Olds and his daughter were arrested Friday. Olds was charged with two counts of gang recruitment on school property, three counts of gang participation and one count each of robbery and use of a gun in a robbery. His daughter was charged with four gang counts. Both are being held in Fairfax.
Source: By the Associated Press  Date: 9/30/2009
  
 Meeting tonight to focus on gangs in Virginia beach: Gang-related crime is a growing problem in the Beach and throughout Hampton Roads, said Alex J. Turner, special agent in charge of the FBI's Norfolk office. Roughly 116 gangs claim 6,700 members in the seven cities, he said. In an effort to stem that growth, law enforcement agencies, churches and community organizations are hosting a town-hall meeting aimed at finding solutions to gang activity in Virginia Beach. The "Not In Our Town" event is at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. It's open to the public, and organizers are hoping to draw about 1,000 people. "The community already knows that a gang problem exists," said Vanessa Torres, community outreach specialist for the Norfolk FBI. "But we want to come together and find solutions."
Source: hamptonroads.com  Date: 9/27/2009
  
 Men sentenced in gang crime conspiracy (Newport News, VA:  Two men were sentenced to 30 years in prison, and another was sentenced to 25 years, for their participation in a Newport News street gang that allegedly engaged in a series of murders, robberies, arsons, witness intimidation and other crimes.
Source: Daily Press  Date: 9/2/2009
  
 Members of "Dump Squad" sentenced: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Three members of the "Dump Squad," a gang which operated in the Ridley Circle, Harbor Homes and Dickerson Court areas of Newport News were sentenced Wednesday.
Source: US Dept. of Justice/WAVY.com  Date: 9/2/2009
  
 Candidates for Virginia Attorney General address gang issue: Officials within the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force say that Northern Virginia’s strong economy was partly responsible for keeping gang problems to a minimum in Fairfax County over the last few years. But the economy has since taken a downturn, and its natural, positive effect on gang suppression may be deteriorating.
Source: Fairfax Times  Date: 9/1/2009
  
  
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