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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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Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 24, 2017

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Decade after gangland killing, man sentenced to 22 years (New York, NY): A judge has sentenced a member of the Bloods street gang to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a member of a competing gang faction during a drug feud in Paterson a decade ago, authorities announced Thursday.
Source:    Date: March 24, 2017

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6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly (Philadelphia, PA): Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted in the hair of one teenager being set on fire and six teens being arrested.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 23, 2017

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Alleged gang members arrested, weapons found (LaGrange, GA): A routine traffic stop at the intersection of Boulevard and Green Streets led to the arrests of two alleged gang members Tuesday afternoon. A LaGrange police officer smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana in the vehicle while it was pulled over, a police report stated.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 23, 2017

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Aurora Man Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in Gang Related Killing (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police say murder, kidnapping and other charges have been filed against an Aurora man who is accused of beating to death 18 year-old Clarence King of Aurora last July.
Source:    Date: March 23, 2017

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Santa Cruz Bus Stabbing Believed To Be Gang-Related: Police (Santa Cruz, CA): A man was stabbed in Santa Cruz Wednesday morning in what police are investigating as a gang-related incident. The 25-year-old Santa Cruz resident was stabbed while exiting a city bus at Soquel Avenue and Darwin Street, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Patch    Date: March 23, 2017

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Partial rewrite of N Carolina criminal gang law clears House (Raleigh, NC): The state House has agreed to a partial rewrite of North Carolina's criminal gang law that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute gang members and those who are directing violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 23, 2017

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Syracuse Police Department gets new technology to combat gang activity (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Department is updating the way they keep track of gangs and gang violence in Syracuse. At the city’s common council meeting this week, the council approved the department’s request to purchase a new software system called Gangscope.
Source: WRVO News    Date: March 23, 2017

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APD works with community to prevent gang violence, involvement (Albany, GA): Albany Police Department is working with the community to prevent gang violence and involvement. According to authorities, giving kids tips on gang behaviors and the consequences of being in a gang could help prevent them from joining.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: March 23, 2017

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Cambridge awarded $32K to combat gang violence, support at-risk youth (Cambridge, MA): Cambridge has received more than $32,000 from the Baker Administration to combat gang violence and support at-risk youth. The grants, totaling $5.7 million statewide, were awarded to communities with a plan to coordinate prevention in the face of high levels of youth violence and gang activity.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 23, 2017

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Woman Shot in Gang Violence Shares Her Story (Coachella, CA): A local woman is sharing her powerful story to discourage kids from joining gangs. When she was a teenager, a gang shooting left her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Now she's turned her story into a message for young people.
Source: KMIR News    Date: March 23, 2017

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Janesville crime continues downward trend (Janesville, WI): Janesville crime is down again. Police Chief Dave Moore released the city's 2016 crime statistics Thursday, calling a news conference and beginning his remarks with one troubling number: 12 people died from heroin overdoses last year.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: March 23, 2017

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Officials: Man in Georgia human trafficking case forced tattoos on victims (Atlanta, GA): A Georgia man forced women he held at a million-dollar mansion to get gang-related tattoos, collected all the money they made at a strip club and threatened them if they wanted to leave, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: March 23, 2017

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MS-13 gang member deported 4 times sexually abused 2-year-old girl, police say (Hempstead, NY): A MS-13 street gang member who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.
Source: CBS News    Date: March 23, 2017

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Were gang connections to The Bloods factor in Brockton murder? (Brockton, MA): A Brockton police detective took the stand on Thursday as the final witness in a trial for a 2014 murder, testifying that the victim previously admitted his affiliation with The Bloods street gang, as an attorney for the defendant sought to demonstrate that others may have been motivated to commit the fatal shooting.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: March 23, 2017

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Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s fed probe (Chicago, IL): More than 50 people, most alleged to be members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 23, 2017

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Wanted Yakima gang member caught trying to re-enter country (Yakima, WA): Police say a Yakima man suspected of assaulting of a 13-year-old girl was arrested while re-entering the country from Mexico earlier this month.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 23, 2017

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Major Gangs Increasingly Active in West San Fernando Valley, Police Commission Finds (Los Angeles, CA): Although the west San Fernando Valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area with a low crime rate, a new report approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission found it is home to 16 major gangs and has seen increases in gang-related crimes over the last three years.
Source: Northridge Patch    Date: March 22, 2017

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Police credit 'Gary for Life' initiative for reduction in gang-related violent crimes (Gary, IN): While the city of Gary accounted for more than 60 percent — or 46 — of Lake County’s 71 homicides in 2016, local law enforcement are focused on the changes they see within the city’s limits: Gary saw four fewer homicides last year than the year before.
Source: The Times    Date: March 22, 2017

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Number of shootings down, but gun violence more spread out in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Gun violence has spread to areas of Aurora unaccustomed to hearing shots fired, although the number of shootings within the city shrank last year, according to police department officials and statistics obtained by the Beacon-News.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 22, 2017

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