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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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Teen Accused of Stabbing Will Be Tried As an Adult (Benton County, AR): A teenager accused of stabbing a man in a gang-related fight will be charged as an adult. 17-year-old, Jorge Castaneda was arrested last week after a fight between several members that police say are members of two rival gangs.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 23, 2018

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Chattanooga Police arrest two with RICO indictments over the weekend (Hamilton County, TN): Chattanooga Police say they've arrested two more individuals on RICO charges. On March 28th, Chattanooga police served 54 indictments. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said he is using the state racketeering law to go after a Chattanooga gang for the first time.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 22, 2018

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The Red Zone: Inside Detroit's deadly gang wars (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors are piecing together a rare death penalty prosecution against members of the Seven Mile Bloods, a notorious east-side Detroit gang blamed for terrorizing neighbors, fueling the opioid epidemic and assassinating rivals targeted on Instagram hit lists.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

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A deadly rivalry: The Seven Mile Bloods hunt for rivals after a chance meeting on Detroit’s west side (Detroit, MI): Back in Detroit, the Seven Mile Bloods battled with gangs spread across the east side, including the Hustle Boys, Gutta Boys and 6 Mile Chedda Grove. Hit lists started popping up on Instagram after a chance encounter in summer 2014 between rival gang members at a state parole office on Detroit’s west side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

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Oneida man sentenced to 10 years for role in drug trafficking ring (Syracuse, NY): An Oneida man who officials say provided drugs for a drug trafficking ring operating throughout Central New York was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, the state Attorney General’s Office said.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: April 22, 2018

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Teens' killings, deputy's death: Could Colorado Springs gang unit have made a difference? (Colorado Springs, CO): In the weeks before the Colorado Springs Police Department would disband its gang unit, members of the specialized team sat talking with known gang member Diego Chacon as part of a disturbance call.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 22, 2018

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Death, violence in SC prisons: How Lee Correctional Institution puts gangs before safety (Lee County, SC): The cellphone images and recordings by inmates themselves show the visceral brutality of it all — the day when South Carolina’s most-dangerous prison, for seven hours and without intervention, became a slaughterhouse.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: April 21, 2018

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Two plead to gang, marijuana charges (Glynn County, GA): Two men pleaded guilty Monday in Glynn County Superior Court to two counts stemming from a 10-count indictment regarding felony possession of marijuana and gang associations.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: April 21, 2018

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MS-13 Told Gang Members To 'Take Out' A Long Island Police Officer (New York City, NY): Police in New York confirmed Wednesday that MS-13 — an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and later spread to other parts of the United States — issued a new directive to members of its gang, ordering them to “take out a cop.”
Source: International Business Times    Date: April 20, 2018

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Records Suggest Chicago’s Gang Database Is Full of Errors (Chicago, IL): During January 1984, the Chicago Police Department labeled more than 700 people as suspected gang members following arrests for various crimes. One was in his early 30s and identified as a member of the Black P Stones.
Source: Chicago Magazine    Date: April 20, 2018

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Gang activity up slightly in recent months; police bolstering unit that addresses related crimes (Pueblo, CO): The Pueblo Police Department is doubling down on its efforts to prevent gang-related criminal activities by adding new members to the unit that identifies criminal patterns of gangs and investigates gang-related crimes.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 20, 2018

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Hearing held on use of Chicago gang database (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say its gang database has been an effective tool to stop violence. A hearing was held Friday calling for more transparency in its use.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: April 20, 2018

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Two gang members convicted in July 2017 murder in southeast Atlanta (Fulton County, GA): A Fulton County Superior Court jury convicted two gang members – 26-year-old Jaquavious Johnson and 21-year-old Scean Mitchell – in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Atlanta man.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: April 20, 2018

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Gang member infiltrates Metro Police Department (Nashville, TN): Jiyayi Suleyman became Nashville's first Kurdish police officer in 2012. It was a source of pride for both the community and the department. "He was the first Kurdish cop, so he made all of us proud," said Hamid Hasan, the owner of House of Kabab in Nashville.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: April 20, 2018

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Teen Arrested in Gang Related Rogers Stabbing (Rogers, AR): A teenager has been arrested for a Monday stabbing that police say is gang-related. The 17-year-old, who is not identified because he is a minor, is being held at the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree battery and second-degree battery and engaging in a continuing criminal gang, organization or enterprise, according to a news release issued by Keith Foster of the Rogers Police Department.
Source: OzarksFirst.com    Date: April 20, 2018

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Two men facing conspiracy, criminal street gang charges in Operation Matador case will go to trial July (Santa Maria, CA): Two men who pleaded not guilty in the multidefendant Operation Matador case will go to trial July 30 at the Santa Maria Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: April 20, 2018

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Hard for gang members to openly change while in prison: social worker (Ottawa, ON): Hundreds of prisoners with gang affiliations are incarcerated at federal institutions across the Prairies. But Correctional Service Canada (CSC) and Winnipeg gang-diversion specialists say they’re trying to help offenders leave the gang lifestyle before they leave prison.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: April 20, 2018

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Norfolk gang member, wanted on murder charge, caught after six weeks on the run (Norfolk, VA): A Crips gang member accused of murdering a 25-year-old man last month has been caught after a six-week manhunt, authorities said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 20, 2018

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Suspects in high-speed U-Haul chase reportedly involved with a gang (Columbus, GA): Suspects involved in a high-speed U-Haul chase in Columbus are reportedly part of a gang known as the Ghostface Gangsters. The gang reportedly originated in a Cobb County jail, according to Columbus police.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: April 20, 2018

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Bibb Co. Gang Unit works with kids to keep guns from gangs (Macon, GA): Deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit are working to keep guns away from gangs. Lt. Cedric Penson serves on the Gang Unit and said that whole communities contribute to gangs getting their hands on weapons.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: April 20, 2018

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