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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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Thousands freed from L.A. gang injunctions that controlled their movements, friendships, even dress choices (Los Angeles, CA): Thousands of Angelenos whose movements, clothing and even relationships were tightly restricted under gang injunctions were released from those court orders this year, marking a dramatic reduction in the use of a crime fighting tool once hailed as an innovative answer to the city’s violent street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 12, 2017

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Developing a new strategy for fighting gang violence (Rockville, MD): Two Montgomery County Council committees are asking for at least one proposal dealing with gang violence to be reworked, while County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett signaled he wants to wait until a current budget shortfall is sorted out before appropriating more money in this fiscal year.
Source: WTOP News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Hattiesburg High School brothers two of eight suspects in triple shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured. More arrests and charges are pending. One of the suspects arrested, D’Andre Humbles, is a star athlete on Hattiesburg High School's football team.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Alleged gang members accused of violating injunction (New Hanover County, NC): Nearly one month after the New Hanover County district attorney went to court and got a preliminary injunction against two dozen alleged gang members, two of them are now accused of violating that court order.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 11, 2017

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Rival gang members facing charges in woman's shooting death (Boston, MA): Two rival gang members accused in the murder of a beloved Boston city worker are headed to court Monday. Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old youth mentor, was killed three years ago in Dorchester.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: December 11, 2017

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Suspected gang member in custody following fatal shooting (Coweta County, GA): A dice game turned deadly Saturday when a suspected gang member shot a rival in the head, investigators said.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: December 11, 2017

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Five MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Abduction-Murder Attempt (Long Island, NY): Police on Long Island, New York, arrested five MS-13 gang members and associates at gunpoint on Dec. 6. The five are charged with conspiracy in the second degree after allegedly trying to abduct and murder a 16-year-old male.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: December 11, 2017

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How an informant named ‘Platinum’ anchored a federal takedown of a Va. gang (Alexandria, VA): In the pre-dawn Wednesday, hundreds of federal agents and police officers waited on alert outside 20 homes in the Washington area for the clock to hit 6 a.m.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 11, 2017

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Montgomery Co. can welcome immigrants, be tough on gangs: county council president (Rockville, MD): While Montgomery County welcomes immigrants, the newly elected president of the county council said Monday that shouldn’t be seen as being soft on gang activity.
Source: WTOP News    Date: December 11, 2017

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Sacramento’s Advance Peace Program Aims To Holster Gun Violence (Sacramento, CA): Black city leaders joined Sacramento city officials to call for peace. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Darrell Steinberg introduced a program called Advance Peace. The program aims to reduce gun violence, gun activity, and gun-related deaths.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 11, 2017

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Edmonton agencies await their share of anti-gang dollars (Edmonton, AB): While the federal government has announced $327.6 million in anti-gang funding, the amount Alberta will get and which agencies will be funded has yet to be determined.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 10, 2017

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Former gang member turns life around through Mentoring4Success (Wichita, KS): Dan Masterson still chuckles when he thinks about the time he and Luis Gutierrez went to a “really traditional church” in Wichita. Gutierrez, a stocky built Mexican with a shaved head and tattoos, was on work release and serving a life sentence for a 1991 murder, after a dispute with a friend turned ugly.
Source: The Hutchinson News    Date: December 9, 2017

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Gang-related evidence highlighted as Erie homicide case goes to jury (Erie County, PA): Deliberations resume on Friday in the case against Marquis Knight, who is arguing self-defense in the 2016 fatal shooting of Allen Basham on West 26th Street. Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri cited gang-related activity on Thursday in his closing argument, the latest example of prosecutors detailing gang activity in Erie in court.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: December 8, 2017

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Nassau justice tosses conspiracy charges against 21 alleged MS-13 members (Long Island, NY): A Nassau judge dismissed conspiracy charges Friday against 21 alleged MS-13 street gang members nabbed in a June arrest sweep that had nearly three-dozen defendants facing life in prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 8, 2017

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Immigration agents arrest 27 in West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI): Federal agents arrested 27 foreign nationals in West Michigan during a four-day operation targeting those in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said 21 of the 27 taken into custody had previous criminal convictions.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

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Man gunned down in Langley was tied to gang activity, police say (Langley, BC): Homicide detectives have identified the young man gunned down in Langley, B.C. Thursday night as a 21-year-old who had gang connections. Abbotsford resident Dai Duong Duong was found fatally wounded in the backyard of a townhouse complex around 10:30 p.m. after area residents reported hearing at least half a dozen gunshots.
Source: CTV News Vancouver    Date: December 8, 2017

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A 14-year-old told of a teen’s killing by MS-13. Then, he disappeared too. (Fairfax County, VA): The family of Edvin Mendez had been desperately searching for the missing teen for nearly a month when his brother reached out to an acquaintance of Mendez’s on Facebook looking for help, according to newly unsealed search warrants.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 8, 2017

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15-year-old boy fatally shot due to gang rivalry on Facebook, witness says (Saginaw, MI): A gang rivalry and online insults over a slain friend resulted in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy last September, according to witness testimony.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

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FBI: Detroit Gang Members Busted In St. Louis Jewelry Heist (Madison Heights, MI): Four jewel thieves and alleged gang members from Detroit have been caught by the FBI near St. Louis. Authorities say Tyran Gray, Xavier Grove, Darrell Lee and Robert Scott were taken into custody earlier this week after robbing a Jared Galleria of Jewelry store in Richmond Heights, Missouri. All four are alleged members of the Detroit Vice Lords street gang.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: December 8, 2017

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After seven-month manhunt, East Bay gang murder suspect nabbed in Mississippi (Martinez, CA): A Bay Area resident who was wanted in connection with a Pittsburg killing was arraigned on murder charges this week, after authorities caught up with him in Mississippi.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 8, 2017

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