Gang member sentenced to life.. - RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An MS-13 gang member will serve life in prison for his role in a murder at Pony Pasture.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Michael Arevalo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kill Osbin Hernandez-Gonzalez. Hernandez-Gonazles was found dead with several gunshots to the head at Pony Pasture back in 2011.
Police say Arevalo helped trick the murder victim to going to Pony Pasture. Two other gang members involved in this case were already sentenced
Discussing Violence Acts as 'a Stronger Bond Than Blood Ties' for Gang Members - Gang members trust one another more than their own family members if they have shared incriminating information about a violent act they are planning, says a new Oxford University study.
Researchers analysed phone conversations between gangs wiretapped by the police in the 1990s. They found that the more contact two members had over the phone, the higher the level of cooperation they had on future tasks.
Baltimore City Detention Center Making Improvements - Administrators promise improvements are underway at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the facility where 25 guards and alleged gang members are accused of peddling drugs and laundering money.
The alleged crime ring was discovered three months ago. On Thursday, 12 members of a commission charged with overseeing the facility took a tour of the Detention Center, led by Secretary Gary Maynard. Some lawmakers suggest the state should replace the century-old institution, a move that could cost $400 million.
But in the meantime some of the improvements which are already taking place include a new system of surveillance cameras, replacing a system where just half the cameras were found to be operational. In addition to this, all employees of the facility are now subject to daily, computerized, random searches.