12 Indicted in Clarksville-to-Chicago Gun-Running Conspiracy

Justice Department Announces Superseding Indictment Charging 12 in Gun-Running Conspiracy to Supply

A dozen individuals have been charged in a gun-running conspiracy that funneled firearms from Tennessee and Kentucky to Chicago, according to a release from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In total, the 12 individuals are facing a 21-count indictment with charges for dealing in firearms without a license, transporting and receiving firearms into another state, making false statements to a federally licensed firearm dealer, and multiple other offenses.

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Retired Sergeant Richard Valdemar of LA’s Sheriff’s Department Discusses How Things Will Get Worse with Biden in Charge

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed retired LA Sheriff Department Sergeant Richard Valdemar to the microphones to discuss the effects of illegal immigration and their involvement with cartels and gangs.

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Nine Suspected Members of Salvadoran Gang Indicted in Nashville

Nine suspected members of the Mara Salvatrucha (or MS-13) Salavadoran criminal gang received a 60-count indictment from a federal grand jury in Nashville, TN, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. 

The alleged gangsters face charges of seven murders and other racketeering-related offenses, including kidnappings, thefts, assaults and drug purveyance.

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Police Departments in Multiple Major Cities Won’t Say If Gang Violence Is Increasing

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Police departments in several major cities would not say if gang violence in the region has increased in the last year, despite an overall increase in reports of violent crime.

Some police departments said the motive behind crimes isn’t always known while multiple others said they would not be able to provide any information unless a formal records request was submitted.

Over 1,600 violent crimes were recorded in 2021 and reported homicides were up 13% from last year in Washington, D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The MPD does not publicly report instances of gang-related activity or offenses.

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Portland Police Department Says It Doesn’t Track Gang Activity as Gang Violence Rises

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A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday that the department doesn’t track gang activity despite reports detailing an increase in gang violence in the city.

Police officials estimate half of the 470 shootings that have injured more than 140 people in Portland, Oregon, this year were gang-related, the Associated Press reported June 10. Law enforcement officials have been investigating multiple shooting incidents a week where between 50 and 70 shots were fired as gang attacks increase.

“In Portland, ‘gang violence’ is not a category of crime,” a department spokesperson told the DCNF Wednesday.

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24 MS-13 Gang Members Facing Federal Indictment For Several Crimes And Conspiracies

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by Neetu Chandak   Twenty-four alleged MS-13 gang members are facing federal indictment for several crimes, according to a press release by the Department of Justice on Friday. The gang members and their apprentices were allegedly involved with five murders, drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, and also allegedly planned to murder eight…

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DHS: Dozens Of MS-13, Other Gang Members Released By Sanctuary Cities

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by Will Racke   More than 100 suspected members of MS-13 and other gangs were released last year by sanctuary jurisdictions even though federal authorities had formally requested that they be held, according to newly released data from the Department of Homeland Security. Between October 2016 and June 2017, local law enforcement agencies…

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July Fourth Fireworks Canceled in North Carolina Town Because of Threats of Gang Violence

  Threats of gang violence led to the cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks in Hamlet, North Carolina. Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton said officials did not rush into their decision, calling it “very devastating,” WSOC-TV Channel 9 reports. People normally crowd the streets of downtown Hamlet, 80 miles southeast of…

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