Milwaukee gang charged with multiple violent crimes

In Milwaukee County, 15 men are being charged with gang-related crimes of violence and theft. 10 are from Milwaukee, two from Sheboygan, one from Eau Claire, one from Bulter, and one from Princeton, Minnesota.

The gang calls themselves the Menace of Destruction gang, and are allegedly responsible for a series of shootings, stabbings, and burglaries that have occurred over the past six years. Officially, after a 67-page complaint was filed against them, the gang was charged with 18 counts of racketeering, conspiracy to harbor a felon, perjury, aggravated battery while armed, burglary, and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

The two Sheboygan men were charged in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred in 2008 in Milwaukee, as well as a fight that later broke out at a gas station. One faces up to 12 and a half years in prison, while the other is looking at a 5-year prison sentence.

Following a report of two rival gang members being stabbed, the police apprehended four Menace of Destruction gang members, pressing charges after the gang members were found with a sawed-off shotgun and two handguns

The gang originated in California, and has spread out to include five chapters.

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