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Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016 (Chicago, IL): In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 1, 2016
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Despite Historically Low Crime Across New York, East Flatbush Still Plagued By Violence (East Flatbush, NY): “Safest Big City in America,” read the sign in front of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill as they announced the city’s per capita murder rate is the lowest in nearly 70 years and violent crimes are declining.
Source: BKLYNER    Date: February 22, 2018

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‘What happened to Austin?’ This one-handed barber has a story to tell (Austin, TX): On the door of Austin’s Most Wanted, a no-frills barbershop in an industrial strip off Burleson Road in Southeast Austin, a muscular character with an impeccable fade smirks through prison bars he bends like rubber bands. Inside, Lawrence “Lench” Martinez efficiently wields his clippers to help his clients achieve similar swag.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: February 22, 2018

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Gang bill's authors urge House to open it up for debate (Jackson, MS): Just put the bill up for debate, say crafters of the Anti-Gang Act, or Senate Bill 2868.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 22, 2018

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Trump accuses California police of being soft on street gangs, and cops fire back (Los Angeles, CA): President Trump on Thursday accused California law enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state, prompting a strong rebuke from local officials who said the president doesn't understand their war on gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2018

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Springfield Police warn of 'Felony Lane Gang' (Springfield, TN): The Springfield Police Department is warning residents of a Florida-based gang whose influence has reached the mid-state.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: February 22, 2018

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Amid juvenile crime spike, South Bay officials work to meld compassion and deterrence (San Jose, CA): A spike in juvenile crime in the South Bay last year spurred some local officials, led by the San Jose police chief, to wonder aloud whether Juvenile Hall was being seen as a revolving door by young people committing serious and violent crimes, contributing to higher numbers in assaults, carjackings, and home burglaries.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 22, 2018

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Six more indicted after gang raids in Woodland (Woodland, CA): Six more defendants have been indicting following “Operation Silent Night,” a multi-agency raid that swept up 31 gang members.
Source: The Reporter    Date: February 22, 2018

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Sheriff: 8 gang members arrested in Edgecombe drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): A multi-agency operation has yielded the arrests of eight documented gang members in a drug bust in North Carolina
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 22, 2018

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Crips Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy in Nebraska (Omaha, NE): A violent member of the Omaha, Nebraska area Crips Gang was found guilty today of participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving acts of violence, including attempted murder and assaults, witness tampering and drug distribution.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 22, 2018

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He was flashing gang signs on Facebook. It got him killed by MS-13. (Alexandria, VA): Carlos Otero Henriquez told a friend he was a member of the 18th Street gang. On Facebook, he posted photos of himself flashing his gang’s signs. When members of the rival MS-13 gang noticed, the 18-year-old from Leesburg, Va., was targeted for murder.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 21, 2018

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Gang member gets life in prison for gunning down two men during East Harlem dice game (Manhattan, NY): A Bloods gang member will spend a long time behind bars for the murder of a short man. Abraham Cucuta was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for killing a drug dealing dwarf and another man during a dice game in East Harlem.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 21, 2018

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8 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Blood gang members arrested in Rocky Mount drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): Eight documented gang members were arrested in a Rocky Mount drug bust that led to the seizure of more than 500 bags of heroin, nearly $14,000 in cash, and guns, the Edgecombe County sheriff announced Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News    Date: February 21, 2018

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Giving gang members a future off the streets (Wilmington, NC): Before Lamar Wheeler spent one day at his new construction job, he spent three weeks working out at the gym, doing yoga and taking classes on financial management and team building. Each event was part of TRU Colors Brewing’s new apprentice program preparing gang members for life after the streets.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 21, 2018

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Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret (New York): It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 21, 2018

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Gang sweeps aim to reduce gang and gun violence in the city (Bakersfield, CA): Two gang sweeps in the last the last two months have landed 46 gang members behind bars. Police said the goal is to reduce gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: February 21, 2018

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'You deserve all of this.' Man sentenced to 9 years for gang-related shooting of teenager in Hammond. (Crown Point, IN): A man sentenced to nine years in prison for the gang-related shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Hammond said Wednesday he wanted to be a counselor for young people after he finished his prison term.
Source: The Times    Date: February 21, 2018

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Waterbury lawmaker fights for more money to combat youth violence (Hartford, CT): Wednesday was a day at the State Capitol to salute Boys & Girls Clubs across Connecticut for the jobs they do caring for kids. Workers here give kids positive programs to be involved with instead of being out on the streets, susceptible to negative influences like gangs, which could lead kids down a path of violence.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: February 21, 2018

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Resolution to rally cities against gangs gets nod from Senate committee (Salt Lake City, UT): Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne's resolution SCR12, which encourages local governments and community groups to work together to reduce gang violence, received a favorable nod from the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee Wednesday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 21, 2018

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MDOC, DPS commissioners explain gang number discrepancy (Jackson, MS): Confusing wording led to a discrepancy in the release of gang numbers in Mississippi's correctional system, according to a joint statement from state officials. That discrepancy between a report by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's Analysis and Information Center in its Gang Threat Assessment earlier this month and the response last week to an open records request from two lawmakers has added fuel to the debate over a bill now pending in the House that's designed to crack down on gang-related crime.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: February 21, 2018

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Woodland council lauds law enforcement for taking down street gang (Woodland, CA): Woodland’s City Council praised law enforcement for last week’s take down of the Varrio Bosque Nortenos, a locally based street gang in what was called “Operation Silent Night.”
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: February 21, 2018

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