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Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: December 7, 2016
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Man guilty in Arkansas gang killing gets 118 years in prison (Fort Smith, AR): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday after a Sebastian County Circuit Court jury convicted him in the death of a rival gang member.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2017

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Gang Member Gets 16-Year Sentence on Drug, Weapon Charges (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man identified as a gang member by authorities has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison in a drug and gun conspiracy case.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 16, 2017

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Woman accused of stealing car used in September homicide arrested (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police arrested a woman Wednesday afternoon accused of stealing a vehicle that was shared among a group of people and eventually used in a mid September homicide.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 16, 2017

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New Testimony Paints A Picture Of Alleged MS-13 Violence, Organization In Greater Boston (Boston, MA): New details are emerging in Boston federal court about the scope of a Central American gang's infrastructure here in Greater Boston.
Source: WBUR News    Date: November 16, 2017

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Rich, White Murder Suspect's South L.A. Gang Has a Violent Past (Los Angeles, CA): In a September hip-hop video that touts the violent exploits of the Rollin’ 90s Neighborhood Crips and its gangland allies, an MC warns, "Shoot a n—— then stand by and watch his body shake."
Source: LA Weekly    Date: November 16, 2017

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Police continue to monitor increasing gang activity (Thunder Bay, ON): Police are continuing to monitor increasing gang activity on city streets, while also warning those most likely to become victims that the level and type of violence is also increasing.
Source:    Date: November 16, 2017

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Witness in murder trial says he saw two men in his gang spray Arkansas trailer with bullets (Fort Smith, AR): A 17-year-old testified Tuesday that he saw two fellow gang members spray bullets from assault-style rifles into a trailer that killed an 18-year-old member of a rival gang.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 15, 2017

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The new gang threat: Hybrid Gangs (Columbus, OH): Forget the typical gang colors and gang graffiti. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says traditional gangs are now becoming hybrid gangs. “So it's really not the Bloods and Crips no more,” says Deputy Tyler McDowell who works Community Relations in the sheriff’s office.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: November 15, 2017

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Gang member sentenced to 30 years in arson threat (Accomack County, VA): A judge followed a jury’s recommendation and sentenced a Parksley man to 30 years in prison for soliciting perjury, participation in a criminal street gang and soliciting arson.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: November 15, 2017

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I-TEAM: Gang arrests include 3 connected to murders (Jacksonville, FL): An undercover investigation of gang members involved in Jacksonville murder cases has netted at least 10 arrests for racketeering, including men being charged in connection with high-profile murders, including the 2016 drive-by killing of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon and July's shooting death of Glen McNeil Jr.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: November 15, 2017

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Walterboro gang member 'Deno Badazz' gets 20 years in federal prison for 2015 shooting (Colleton County, SC): A Colleton County gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison for taking part in the attempted murder of a rival gang member in 2015.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: November 15, 2017

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The symbols and meanings behind gang-related tattoos (Houston, TX): A few generations ago, tattoos largely had a negative connotation. A lot of the stereotypes tied to tattoos had to do with gang members and criminals being some of the most visible people with tattoos.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 15, 2017

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Miami-Dade's Violent Gang Culture Targets Youth (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade's police officers are working to clean up the streets from gang violence. One gang member spoke to NBC 6 about his experience.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: November 15, 2017

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Man charged in Toano shooting allegedly connected to Bloods, drug trafficking scheme (James City County, VA): A Williamsburg man who police believe was involved in the shooting death of a James City County 20-year-old was indicted Wednesday in connection with a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy on the Virginia Peninsula.
Source: Willamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: November 15, 2017

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West Sac gang members convicted of multiple armed robberies (Yolo County, CA): A Yolo County jury convicted two West Sacramento men on charges related to a string of armed robberies in the area, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: November 15, 2017

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Border Patrol agents arrest 2 members of MS-13 gang in two, unrelated incidents (Rio Grande City, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two members of the deadly street gang MS-13 last weekend, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 15, 2017

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Drug gang leader headed to prison (St. Joseph, MO): A man identified by local and federal authorities as a drug kingpin is headed to prison for a long time. A federal judge sentenced Mario Alberto Yepez, whom federal authorities identified as the gang leader, to 300 months or 25 years in prison.
Source: News-Press Now    Date: November 15, 2017

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Operation Blue Thunder helps law enforcement take 48 illegal firearms off street, make 102 felony arrests (Tulsa, OK): Officers Danny Bean and Brent Barnhart noticed several people loitering suspiciously in the parking lot of a north Tulsa convenience store during a recent night on duty.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 15, 2017

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Thanksgiving reward delivered to at-risk kids in OC gang prevention program (Anaheim, CA): At-risk kids who achieved success in a gang-prevention program in Orange County received a special Thanksgiving reward. Anaheim police officers made a series of special deliveries Tuesday night. Officers, volunteers, teachers and administrators took a full Thanksgiving meal to kids between fourth and eighth grade, who earned it through the Gang Reduction Intervention Program (GRIP).
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 15, 2017

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Gang leader sentenced in 2015 murder (Fort Walton Beach, FL): The former head of a local gang and marijuana distribution operation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a Crestview teenager, State Attorney William Eddins announced Monday.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: November 14, 2017

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