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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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Slanga 96 gang members charged with murder in Fort Smith slaying (Fort Smith, AR): The Sebastian County Prosecutor filed first-degree murder charges Tuesday on three adults and a juvenile involved in a gang-related shooting death late Saturday in Fort Smith.
Source: Times Record    Date: January 18, 2017

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Two Walterboro gang members plead guilty to attempted murder, other charges (Washington, DC): Two members of the Cowboys street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering for their roles in gang-related shootings in South Carolina.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: January 18, 2017

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Gang bill back on the table (Jackson, MS): In 2016, 42 members of the Aryan Brotherhood went to prison after a 2½-year investigation into a RICO case involving drugs, conspiracy and murder. Josh Vallum, 28, a Latin King, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 beating death of transgender 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, of Theodore, Alabama, who once considered him a boyfriend.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: January 18, 2017

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Sheriff: Teen's death in Landing double shooting likely gang related (Jacksonville, FL): Monday's double shooting at the Jacksonville Landing that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy was connected to a double shooting of two teenagers at the downtown Art Walk 10 days earlier, and Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday the shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 17, 2017

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Gang activity on the rise (Thunder Bay, ON): Fueled by the drug trade, gang activity in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area has increased in the past year and has started attracting more outside criminal organizations into the city.
Source:    Date: January 17, 2017

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MLK Day shootings of 8 people in park sparked by rival gangs, police say (Miami, FL) : The gunfire that caused chaos at a Brownsville park and left eight people shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was an exchange between rival gangs, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 17, 2017

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Gang activity steadily decreasing in Lodi (Lodi, CA): Despite a reduced police force in recent years, Lodi has continued to see a decline in gang-related incidents. According to a recent update from City Manager Steve Schwabauer, Lodi had 49 reported incidents in 2016, down from 82 in 2015. The 2016 numbers are drastically lower than the 253 incidents reported in 2011, representing more than an 80-percent drop in a five-year period.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: January 17, 2017

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Two members of Walterboro-based Cowboys gang plead guilty in racketeering case (Charleston, SC): Two members of the Walterboro-based Cowboys gang admitted Tuesday to federal racketeering charges in a series of shootings designed to boost their standing.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 17, 2017

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Lynn takes stand against violence (Lynn, MA): After six weekend shootings left five people shot, one fatally, and one woman caught in the crossfire who narrowly avoided being hit by a bullet that went through the driver’s side window of her car, about 40 residents and elected officials gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to try to come up with ways to stop the violence.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: January 17, 2017

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Mayor, police make strides to increase city's public safety (Fort Wayne, IN): Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed want Fort Wayne to be the safest city by addressing an increase in violence, guns, gang activity and drug trade that has rocked this city the last few years.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: January 17, 2017

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Man Identified in Anaheim Gang Related Homicide, Police Say (Anaheim, CA): A man who was found dead in an Anaheim industrial park in what police believe was a gang-related homicide was identified on Tuesday as Brian Mendez, a 26-year-old resident of Santa Ana.
Source: Fountain Valley Patch    Date: January 17, 2017

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Fontana police say teens were throwing gang signs before fatal stabbing (Fontana, CA): Police say an argument between rival gang factions is what sparked a fight that led to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old outside a Fontana movie theater Saturday night.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 16, 2017

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New data shows drop in serious crime in St. Paul during 2016 (St. Paul, MN): Preliminary crime data from the St. Paul Police Department for 2016 shows a drop in most serious crimes citywide. According to the data, serious crimes fell by 2.4 percent and violent crimes against people fell by 8.2 percent. Police believe there is connection between gang activity and the increase in the number of shots fired. St. Paul police say cracking down on gang related activity will be a top priority in 2017.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: January 15, 2017

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Denver man offers Greeley residents chance to remove gang tattoos from his mobile shop (Greeley, CO): Jesus Bujanda and his wife, Gayedine, got the idea to open up a tattoo removal business thanks to their nephew. He’d been incarcerated and had a big neck tattoo. He’d had his girlfriend’s name covered up with a big dog bone. When he got out, he knew he had to get the tattoo removed if he wanted to get a job.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: January 15, 2017

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'D.I.M.' gang tags? Or bored kids? Graffiti on buildings unnerves Eureka Springs (Eureka Springs, AR): People in this Victorian tourist town are taking a dim view of graffiti that has recently appeared in a few spots. Many of the stylized, bloated initials read "D.I.M." In Los Angeles, that could stand for Down Insane Malditos, a Hispanic street gang known for tagging things with "D.I.M." graffiti.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: January 15, 2017

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Complicated case against Block Boyz gang dwindles amid funding issues; racketeering counts dropped (Baton Rouge, LA): City, parish and state law enforcement officials made a big splash 33 months ago when they announced the indictment and arrest of 19 alleged members and associates of the Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang on racketeering and other charges.
Source: The Advocate    Date: January 15, 2017

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Boy, 15, stabbed to death outside Fontana theater; 14-year-old arrested (Fontana, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death Saturday night outside a Fontana movie theater, and a 14-year-old was arrested in what police are calling a gang-related crime.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 15, 2017

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Bail set for suspect in gang-related shooting (Yakima, WA): Bail was set at $125,000 Thursday for a Yakima man accused of being the driver in a gang-related shooting that wounded a man. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a Washington Avenue home, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 14, 2017

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Barrio Azteca leader pleads in consulate case (El Paso, TX): A leader in the Barrio Azteca gang pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in El Paso for his role in the killings of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate in Juárez in 2010.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 14, 2017

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Police go door-to-door in northeast Oklahoma City in targeted approach (Oklahoma City, OK): Instead of just fielding complaints and responding to crimes in progress, Oklahoma City police officers in the Springlake division are pounding the pavement and knocking on some 9,000 doors to speak with residents about their issues with the northeast side.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 13, 2017

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