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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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San Rafael police arrest 3 gang suspects in Canal attack (San Rafael, CA): Three men were arraigned Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang attack in San Rafael that involved knives and a beer bottle. The crimes occurred on May 26 at Pickleweed Park in the Canal area, said San Rafael police Lt. Raffaello Pata. He said the suspects went to the park to fight members of a rival gang and confronted a small group.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: June 19, 2018

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Jackson Heights gang member gets five years in prison for plotting to kill rivals (Jackson Heights, NY): The last of four Queens gang members who pleaded guilty to weapons charges last year in connection with a murder plot has been sentenced, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Source: QNS     Date: June 19, 2018

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Alleged Latin Kings Members and Associates Charged with Trafficking Narcotics in Hartford's South End (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief David Rosado today announced that an investigation into the gang-related trafficking of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine and associated violence in Hartford’s South End has resulted in federal charges against 13 alleged members and associates of the Almighty Latin Kings Nation (“Latin Kings”).
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 19, 2018

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Cherry Hill 'Up Da Hill' gang member convicted in federal court Tuesday (Baltimore, MD): A 25-year-old member of the Cherry Hill based gang “Up Da Hill” faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty of conspiracy involving three shootings and the killing of one rival gang member, the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 19, 2018

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Neighbors say abandoned homes breeding crime across Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN): Abandoned homes aren’t just an eyesore, people living near they say they’ve become a haven for crime in many areas across Indianapolis.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: June 19, 2018

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Crime in Little Rock rises 1.1% in '17 (Little Rock, AR): Though 2017 was a violent year for Little Rock, police data show crime in the city overall was still low compared with the past three decades.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 18, 2018

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Homeboy Industries Helps Los Angeles Youth Exit Gang Life With Jobs, Therapy (Los Angeles, CA): Garry Powers stands on Alameda Street near the North Vignes Street overpass, across from a smoke shop and a Vietnamese restaurant. He’s on the edge of Chinatown and a couple of miles north of Boyle Heights, a neighborhood once rife with gangs.
Source: Youth Today    Date: June 18, 2018

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Gang Member Sentenced (Nashville, TN) : A federal judge has sentenced a Tennessee gang member after he fired shots in public housing neighborhoods and at responding police officers. According to U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran’s office, 20-year-old Antonio L. Bender of Nashville received the sentence this week on federal firearms and obstruction of justice charges.
Source: WKSR News    Date: June 18, 2018

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Cobb gang member sentenced for luring man out of trailer, shooting him (Cobb County, GA): A 24-year-old Marietta man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man in the leg while trying to rob him. A jury on Friday convicted Jaylin Marquis Bell on charges of gang participation, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to a Cobb County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 18, 2018

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Murder Charges Filed Against Three Men in Cathedral City Gang Shooting (Cathedral City, CA): Murder and attempted murder charges were filed Monday against three men accused in a gang-related shooting outside a Cathedral City strip club that left one man dead and two others injured.
Source: KMIR News    Date: June 18, 2018

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Another bloody weekend in Chicago: 9 dead, 45 wounded in gun violence (Chicago, IL): At least nine people were killed and 45 others were wounded over the weekend in shootings, an ugly turn for the nation's third-largest city as it made progress stemming the murder rate in the first half of 2018.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: June 18, 2018

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Toronto man's boast of being in notorious MS-13 gang leads to deportation order (Toronto, ON): While he was in jail awaiting trial, René Pacheco was visited by a Canada border agent and, for whatever reason, bragged to him of his ties to MS-13, a notorious crime gang.
Source: National Post    Date: June 18, 2018

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Man pleads guilty to murder in 2012 gang slaying in Placentia (Fullerton, CA): A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the gang-related shooting of another 24-year-old man in Placentia two days before Christmas Day 2012. Daniel Nestor also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and participating in criminal street gang activity, according to court records. He was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 18, 2018

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Everett police: Get to high-risk kids before the gangs do (Everett, WA): By this fall, as many as 10 families at Explorer Middle School could be taking part in an intensive program meant to improve their relationships and to steer their kids away from gangs. The Everett Police Department’s new effort to prevent gang and youth violence is in the early phases.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: June 17, 2018

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Western Arkansas district attorney wants maximum sentence for gang members (Fort Smith, AR): The attorney for the Western District of Arkansas plans to use sentencing as a tool against MS-13 gang members in the district. Western District attorney Duane “DAK” Kees said he plans to hit arrested MS-13 gang members with the maximum possible sentence unless they cooperate with investigations within the jurisdiction.
Source: Times Record    Date: June 17, 2018

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Fatal Shooting of Man in Compton Believed to Be Gang Related: Investigators (Compton, CA): Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a man that took place Saturday night in Compton, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: June 17, 2018

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Trenton shooting: Suspected gunman killed at Art All Night was gang member with violent past (Trenton, NJ): Authorities have identified the 32-year-old man shot and killed by police during an outbreak of gunplay in Trenton at the Art All Night festival early Sunday morning.
Source:    Date: June 17, 2018

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Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22 (Trenton, NJ): A suspected gunman was shot dead and 22 people were injured on Sunday after a dispute among rival gangs erupted into gunfire at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, officials said.
Source: Reuters    Date: June 17, 2018

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MS-13 Members Indicted for 15 Murders on Long Island (Long Island, NY): Two dozen members of the violent MS-13 gang have been charged in a New York federal district court with three additional murders on top of 12 they’ve already been charged with, according to a report by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: June 17, 2018

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City of Fairmont holds work session on 'drug and gang house' ordinance (Fairmont, WV): In an attempt to combat the ever-growing opioid problem in Fairmont, City Council held a work session Tuesday night to discuss a potential “drug and gang house” ordinance.
Source: The Exponent Telegram    Date: June 17, 2018

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