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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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2 Indy men charged as feds bust Ohio branch of MS-13 transnational gang (Indianapolis, IN): Two men with Indianapolis ties were among 10 charged Tuesday in connection with a host of crimes that authorities say were committed by an Ohio branch of a transnational gang with Central American ties.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: August 15, 2017

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Alleged MS-13 member wanted for NJ murder arrested in VA (Newark, NJ): An alleged MS-13 gang member wanted for a 2011 murder in New Jersey was arrested by the FBI Friday in Virginia. Walter Yovany Gomez was indicted for the murder of a rival gang member in Plainfield in 2011.
Source: News 12 New Jersey    Date: August 15, 2017

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NJ gang with ties to El Salvador called ‘clear and present danger’ to cops, community (New Jersey): The FBI in New Jersey is stepping up efforts to stamp out a ruthless, menacing gang. And it’s not the Bloods or the Crips. “MS-13 is a very dangerous gang, not only for New Jersey but all over the United States. They conduct very violent acts,” said FBI special agent Daniel Brunner.
Source: New Jersey 101.5    Date: August 14, 2017

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'90s drug gang members facing new drug charges (Youngstown, OH): As members of the street gang that pioneered the sale of crack cocaine in the early 1990s in the city, Aaron Rogers and Brian Hunter weren’t just taking part in The Game – they were all-stars.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 14, 2017

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Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program (Denver, CO): When Walter Roberts entered the Mental Health Center of Denver’s campus in Park Hill Friday afternoon, he hardly expected to leave with a job. Recently out of prison for drug dealing, Roberts faced an uphill battle seeking employment due to his criminal record. So when his wife suggested he join her for a community meeting on employment, he decided to tag along.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 14, 2017

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Cops: Three shot dead during drag racing event were gang members (Union Grove, WI): Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member, but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff's officials said Monday.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 14, 2017

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Richmond gang leader sentenced in 2012 murder case (Martinez, CA): A man convicted of ordering a gang-related shooting death received a prison sentence of 45 years to life Friday, authorities said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: August 14, 2017

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Members of Roosevelt’s Bloods street gang charged, Feds say (Long Island, NY): Three members of the Roosevelt chapter of the Bloods street gang have been arrested by the FBI, according to officials.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 14, 2017

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DeWine addresses gang violence in prison visit (Orient, OH): Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine addressed gang violence in Ohio's prisons Monday.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: August 14, 2017

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Sheriff David Beth: 3 killed at Great Lakes Dragaway were known gang members (Union Grove, IL): Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
Source: FOX6 News    Date: August 14, 2017

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Chattanooga councilwoman shares info about private meeting with gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police have used gang call-ins for years as a way to convince participants to turn away from violence. For the sake of safety, and to encourage gang members to show up, police have insisted that access is restricted.
Source: FOX Chattanooga    Date: August 14, 2017

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Report: Numerous gangs present in West Texas (West Texas): A new report shows that gangs are active in West Texas. The Texas Gang Assessment, released by the DPS in July, is a collaboration between several law enforcement agencies to track gang activity within the state. Along with cataloging specific crimes and arrests of gangs, the report includes maps of Texas counties where Tier 1 and 2 gangs have a presence and are the most active.
Source: KOSA-TV CBS 7    Date: August 14, 2017

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3 arrested in connection to gang-related abduction of missing Fairfax County teen (Fairfax, VA): Fairfax County police said they have arrested three people connected to the disappearance of a missing 18-year-old that appears to be associated to gang activity.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: August 14, 2017

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Increase in tips from public about gangs, illegal guns in Increase in tips from public about gangs, illegal guns (Vancouver, BC): Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers reports an 18 per cent increase in the number of tips it has received from the public so far in 2017, with a large proportion of them related to suspicious gang activity.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice    Date: August 14, 2017

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Gang Allegations Added To Murder Charge In Canyon Country Shooting (Canyon County, CA): Prosecutors filed murder charges in court Monday against two suspects accused in the shooting death of Ivan Solis in Canyon Country.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: August 14, 2017

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Nassau Gang Members Arrested, Charged With Multiple Crimes: Feds (Roosevelt, NY): Seven members of the Bloods street gang based in Roosevelt were indicted in federal court Monday on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to murder rival gang members, conspiracy to sell drugs, attempted murder and robbery and related firearms crimes.
Source: Merrick Patch    Date: August 14, 2017

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Three arrested during Oxnard gang enforcement operation (Oxnard, CA): Three people were arrested Sunday evening during a gang enforcement operation in Oxnard in which police officers said they found a weapon and illegal drugs.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 14, 2017

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Killing outside Manassas bar was related to MS-13 gang, search warrant says (Fairfax County, VA): The killing of a man who was shot and stabbed to death outside a Manassas bar in April is related to the MS-13 street gang, according to a newly unsealed search warrant in Fairfax County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 14, 2017

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Judge declares mistrial in alleged Fulton County gang trial (Atlanta, GA): On a day when many expected a verdict in the Darius Bottoms murder trial, a Fulton county judge declared a mistrial against three alleged Fulton County alleged gang members charged with his murder.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: August 14, 2017

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Little Rock’s 42nd homicide already matches last year’s mark (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock matched its homicide total from all of last year Monday when the body of a man was found near an interstate highway hours after shots were reported nearby.
Source: Log Cabin Democrat    Date: August 14, 2017

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