*** Street gang dubs itself the Obama Boyz in St. Louis, MO.
*** Crips leader gets 40 years for running the "largest underage sex trafficking ring" ever peddled in Washington, D.C.: "the girls had been recruited through social media sites," and the defendant "used fake accounts to approach hundreds of potential victims on Facebook and MySpace."
*** MS-13 member pleads guilty to pimping out a child in Northern Virginia:
"This is the 11th gang member convicted with child sex trafficking since 2011," said U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride. "Prostituting young girls is a growing threat in our area."
*** Three MS-13 members agree to cooperate with the feds to break the gang in Atlanta, GA.
*** The feds bring racketeering indictment against 11 suspected MS-13 members, and some of the defendants face the death penalty for their alleged roles in a murder in Long Island, NY.
*** A gang roundup in Chattanooga, TN:
U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said, "Chattanooga gang activity is a serious problem. Gang members commit violent felonies, involving weapons, drugs, shootings and other illegal activity. The focus of the gang task force initiative has been and will continue to be on the individuals involved in this illegal activity." Of the gang members charged, he said, "They come from gangs like the Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples and the Aryan Nation. Four others are accused of being drug suppliers whose customers are gang members.
*** Three suspected members from Rollin' 40s Crips charged with bank robbery and "then leading sheriff's deputies on a wild chase while throwing the stolen money out onto the streets of South Los Angeles."