*** Alleged gang member Jerrell Dorsey charged with murder of 7-year-old girl at a candy stand in Chicago, IL: "the prosecutor said Dorsey was a member of the 4 Corner Hustlers street gang and had shot into a crowd that included members of the rival Mafia Insane Vice Lords gang."
*** Crips leader pleads guilty to pimping out children in Fairfax County, VA: "Justin Strom is the fifth member or associate of the Underground Gangster Crips to enter a guilty plea in the case, which federal authorities said was unusual because the gang skillfully used Facebook and other social media to lure girls, including some from stable homes."
*** Prosecutors plan to charge a suspected 15-year-old Crips member as an adult with the murder of a 1-year-old boy in Los Angeles, CA.
*** Prosecutors in Los Angeles County, CA announce "four suspected MS-13 gang members have been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Whittier girl in 2001," and one of the defendants "is also charged with one count of lewdness on a child."
*** A grand jury in Elizabeth, NJ has "indicted three alleged members of the MS-13 street gang on charges they hacked a city resident to death with a machete in 2010."
*** The feds hit the Strip Boyz with drug and weapons charges in Yonkers, NY: the gang "created and distributed rap music that celebrated their illegal organization according to the federal indictment" which "was shared on social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube."
*** Suspected cop killer in Denver, CO claims to be a Bloods member.
*** Street gangs on the rise in New Hampshire: "according to the FBI, there are 25 documented gangs in New Hampshire, and in recent years, there has been a growth in national criminal street gangs, such as the Latin Kings, starting chapters in the state."