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British Police to Auction Convicted Gang Member's High-Priced Sneakers

Sensitive - Gangs - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:25

According to BBC News, police in Gloucestershire, England are set to auction off dozens of pairs of custom-made sneakers once belonging to a 22-year-old gang member—identified as Isaiah Hanson-Frost—serving a six-year jail sentence for shooting at a car containing rival gang members.

The shoes—including brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Gucci—are valued at more than $23,000 (£18,500 Sterling).

The proceeds of the auction are intended to help fund crime-prevention programs. The auction is sanctioned under the Police Property Act.

 

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Prosecutor Says Officer Dragged by Alleged Gang Member Will Never Recover

Sensitive - Gangs - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:31

A prosecutor told a jury in Brooklyn on Wednesday that the NYPD officer who was struck and dragged by an alleged member of the Crips gang will never recover from his injuries.

Detective Dalsh Veve suffered catastrophic head and brain trauma when he was dragged from a stolen Honda Civic for three blocks in June 2017, according to the New York Post.

He still doesn’t know who his wife and little girl are, the prosecutor told a Brooklyn jury in opening statements on Wednesday.

Justin Murrell—the 15-year-old teen accused in the case—has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was ordered to remain in custody.

While being dragged, Veve fired two shots, one of them entered Murrell's mouth. Murrell reportedly walked to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

Meanwhile, colleagues transported Detective Veve to another hospital where he remained in critical condition in a coma.

Murrell reportedly had 11 prior arrests. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

 

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Boston's Top Cop Fires Back at ACLU "Paper Warriors"

Sensitive - Gangs - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:29

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross ripped into ACLU "paper warriors" for suing the city over a gang database, saying the civil rights advocates are turning a blind eye to "atrocities" committed by gang members.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is suing the Boston Police Department for access to its gang database. The ACLU argues police are too secretive about how they track believed gang members, according to the organization's lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court.

Gross is named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

"No ACLU present when we have to explain to a mother that her son or daughter was horribly murdered by gang violence," Gross wrote in his private Facebook post, which was obtained by the Boston Herald.

Gross referenced in the private post that the department has 22 youth programs working together to curb gang violence, and that the ACLU is conspicuously absent from those efforts.  

"I sure as hell didn't see the ACLU in El Salvador working to find a solution to our youth being inducted into the MS-13 gang ...," he wrote, saying he did travel to MS-13’s homeland and "took a hell of a risk while doing so."

The ACLU said in response to Gross' Facebook post that it was "an attempt to divert attention" from the lawsuit.

 

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