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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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Street gang legislation introduced in response to killing of paramedic (Albany, NY): 44-year-old Yadira Arroyo was struck and killed, run over by her own ambulance, after it was stolen. Tuesday in Albany, a union representing New York paramedics gathered around Sen. Martin Golden R-Brooklyn, to support the bill he wrote up in response to Arroyo's tragic death in New York CIty. A crime he says should never have happened, because he says the 25-year-old suspect should've been in jail.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: March 28, 2017

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Gangster pimps ‘Spud,’ ‘Spank’ sentenced for child sex trafficking (Fort Worth, TX): Two more members of the street gang Polywood Crips are headed to federal prison for their roles in a child sex trafficking operation.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 28, 2017

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Columbia Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Attempted Gang Killing (Columbia, MD): A Columbia man pleaded guilty in federal court to offenses related to his membership in the street gang MS-13. Celvin Eulice Ramos-Mejia, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, prosecutors said.
Source: WBAL NewsRadio 1090     Date: March 28, 2017

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Pitt county DA wants harsher penalties for gang members who commit violent crimes (Greenville, NC): According to Pitt County’s District Attorney, 75 percent of violent crimes in the county are gang related. That’s why District Attorney Kimberly Robb is the main advocate for a new piece of legislation. “I think if we can eradicate the gang activity we can lessen the violent crime that occurs in the city.”
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: March 28, 2017

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Rep. Piluso advocates for funding for gang enforcement (Gresham, OR): Rep. Carla Piluso (D-Gresham) testified before the Senate Committee on Human Services Wednesday, March 22, in support of Senate Bill 140, which would secure funding for the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: March 28, 2017

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Gang member in murder, racketeering case sentenced in Ohio (Columbus, OH): Federal prosecutors who pursued cases against 20 members of a central Ohio gang have wrapped up that work with the remaining defendant’s sentencing.
Source: WDTN 2 News    Date: March 28, 2017

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Programs Help to Deter Gang Activity in Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): The two detectives who were shot in northwest Miami-Dade Monday night were staking out gang activity, a problem that some local programs are trying to stop by deterring kids from joining gangs.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: March 28, 2017

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Eight Shootings Near RiNo in Two Weeks, Gang Violence Rising? (Denver, CO): As many as eight shootings have taken place near the booming RiNo area over the past two weeks or so, according to Mark Ungar, president of the Whittier Neighborhood Association, including a thus-far-unsolved broad-daylight gun-down near 31st and Gilpin on March 18 that resulted in serious injuries for two men.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: March 27, 2017

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Deputies arrest four Orosi gang members (Tulare County, CA): Four Orosi men are behind bars on gang-related charges, Tulare County deputies said. The victims told deputies three suspects drove by the house in the 41700 block of Ione Road near East Orosi. The suspects were yelling gang slurs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 27, 2017

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Lonsdale on edge after fatal gang-related shooting (Knoxville, TN): One man is dead after a firefight erupted on Saturday evening in Lonsdale Homes between members of the same gang, police said Monday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 27, 2017

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Salinas: four homicides, four days (Salinas, CA): Four homicides over the course of four days have left bullet holes in fences, blood stains on a driveway, a heart-breaking memorial and shaken neighbors in Salinas.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 27, 2017

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Rockland Gang Member Admits Role In NJ Cab, Bar Robberies (Suffern, NY): A Suffern man on Monday admitted his role in the carjacking, kidnapping and robbing a local cab driver in New Jersey after he and a group of fellow purported gang members held up a bar there.
Source: Orangetown Daily Voice    Date: March 27, 2017

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Man with Texas Tango Blast gang ties gets 15 years in assault on pregnant girlfriend (Lubbock, TX): Jacob Pauda, who gained national attention for his heavily-tattooed mugshot, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison at the end of a weeklong bench trial before Judge John McClendon in the 137th District Court.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: March 27, 2017

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15-year-old boy shot in suspected gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy was shot in a suspected gang-related shooting while walking across a street in Santa Ana Saturday night.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: March 26, 2017

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Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: March 26, 2017

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Members of 3 separate gangs given prison terms (LaGrange, GA): Four gang members will each spend several years in state penitentiaries for their roles in various crimes around Troup County. The men, who are part of different gangs, were sentenced earlier this month in a Troup County Superior Courtroom by Judge Emory Palmer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

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Four alleged gang members charged in New Bedford, one still on the run (New Bedford, MA): Four men with alleged ties to the Latin Kings street gang in New Bedford were charged with narcotics offenses Thursday, but one of them remains on the run, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 25, 2017

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Police chief: Gangs cause for most Salisbury gun violence (Salisbury, NC): Crime problems in the city limits are homegrown and gang-related, Police Chief Jerry Stokes told City Council members this week. During a detailed presentation about the Police Department, Stokes talked about gangs in Salisbury, budget requests and a number of other topics.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: March 25, 2017

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JPD to address gangs in school (Jacksonville, NC): For the second time in recent months the Jacksonville Police Department will address the issue of gangs in Onslow County schools.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

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Dispute between gang members acquainted for decade leads to shooting (Chicago , IL): A Southeast Side man shot and seriously wounded a rival gang member who was on crutches during a quarrel about a block from the shooter's home last month, prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 25, 2017

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