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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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Former Alton gang leader sentenced to life in prison for second murder (Edwardsville, IL): Former Alton gang leader Jeffrey A. Ewing showed no remorse Tuesday, just before a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 21, 2017

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With gang recruitment increasing, Fairfax police say crime is up in every district (Fairfax County, VA): With gang recruitment increasing inside Fairfax County Public Schools, assaults and other types of violent crimes have also been on the rise in every police district in the county, police officials told the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 21, 2017

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Gustavo Marquez possible gang ties examined (Colorado Springs, CO): We're learning more about the jailed 19-year-old man, accused of murdering two Colorado Springs teenagers. Gustavo Marquez faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: March 21, 2017

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Horgan says Surrey youth anti-gang program would get $500K annually from NDP government (Surrey, BC): A New Democratic provincial government would provide $500,000 annually to help fund Surrey's anti-gang Wraparound program, opposition leader John Horgan announced today. He staged a pre-election presser outside Fleetwood Park Secondary on Monday.
Source: North Delta Reporter    Date: March 20, 2017

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Two on trial in East Knoxville gang-initiation slaying (Knoxville, TN): Defense attorneys for two men charged in the November 2013 fatal shooting of a respected Knoxville handyman and father of eight don't want a jury to hear any mention of the pair's alleged gang ties.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 20, 2017

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Gang Injunction Zones Credited with a Continued Drop in Gang Activity (Wichita Falls, TX): In the last decade police and city officials say gang violence in Wichita Falls has declined dramatically almost 50 percent. That time period coincides with the time span of the gang injunction program, pioneered in many aspects right here an initiative that has been copied elsewhere and has withstood court challenges.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Hearing for teenager in deadly gang shooting of Escondido woman (Escondido, CA): A 16-year-old boy accused of being an accomplice in a gang shooting in Escondido that killed a female motorist driving home from church pleaded not guilty in Juvenile Court today to murder and other charges.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Four ‘Sunny Day’ defendants plead guilty to murder charges (Redwood City, CA): Four men indicted in March 2014 for crimes related to their alleged involvement in East Palo Alto gangs have pleaded guilty to charges including murder and attempted murder, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Suspect sought after gang-related shooting in Dallas (Dallas, TX): Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a Sunday night shooting that left two teenagers injured in South Dallas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Oxnard man sentenced to 21 years in prison for robbery, gang ties (Ventura, CA): An Oxnard man will spend 21 years in prison for his role in a robbery that occurred in Oxnard in 2013. Efren Parra, 29, received the sentence after he was found guilty of of one count of second-degree robbery, one count of attempted second-degree robbery and one count of street terrorism back in October, 2016.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Raid shuts down gang drug house in Memphis (Memphis, TN): A southwest Memphis home was closed Monday as a public nuisance and its occupant arrested. Charlie “Loddie” Miller, 36, was arrested on drug charges following an investigation by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit. His home was also closed and sealed by court order.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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Police forum focuses on local drug network, gangs (Winnipeg, MB): Children, parents and curious community members flooded into a West End community centre Monday night to hear Winnipeg police speak about drugs and gangs. In the service’s first public forum of 2017, officers and community-based organizations advised on gang brands, how to tell if a young person has become involved in a gang and how to help safely extricate them.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: March 20, 2017

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Behind the rise in seemingly chaotic MS-13 violence: A structured hierarchy. (Montgomery County, MD): A 34-year-old was lured to woods in suburban Maryland, where assailants armed with knives had already dug his grave. A 22-year-old, also taken into a wooded area, was ordered to his knees and shot in the face. An 18-year-old, ambushed near a stream, was stabbed and stoned as he crawled into the water and died under a bridge of the Capital Beltway.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 19, 2017

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Residents Learn About Gang Violence Prevention (Westbury, NY): The Hispanic United Association of Westbury held an educational forum last week to inform community members on how they could help keep their kids from getting involved with gangs and violence.
Source: The Westbury Times    Date: March 18, 2017

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Gang leader pleads guilty to multiple charges, admits role in four murders (Bangor, ME): A leader of a gang that brought crack cocaine from Connecticut to the Bangor area to be sold and transported guns purchased illegally in Maine back to Connecticut pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Connecticut to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: March 18, 2017

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Hundreds attend gang forum (Suffolk, VA): More than 200 people came out to a community forum on gangs and violence Saturday at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. The family of Quantez Russell, who has been missing under suspicious circumstances for 16 months, sponsored the event.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: March 18, 2017

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NYPD retakes Travers Park from alleged drug gang (Jackson Heights, NY): The NYPD has smashed a notorious street gang that has terrorized a Jackson Heights park for years following a long-term investigation. Last week Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced a Queens County grand jury had indicted six purported members of the Always Bangin’ Kings gang for allegedly plotting to kill two rival gang members in December 2016 and that 11 individuals affiliated with the gang had been indicted or summarily arrested on charges of selling drugs in Elmhurst and Maspeth.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: March 17, 2017

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Gang member charged with killing traffic guard at Venice construction site (Los Angeles, CA): A 29-year-old gang member has been arrested and charged with killing a traffic guard at a Venice construction site last summer, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 17, 2017

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Police: Second gang member arrested for possessing gun (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police have arrested a second known gang member in as many days as he purchased a handgun at Academy Sports. On Thursday, officers received information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was running a background check on 23-year-old Stefon Craig Jackson, who was trying to purchase a handgun.
Source: Times Record News    Date: March 17, 2017

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Rival gangs exchange gunfire, injuring 3 outside West End mall (Atlanta, GA): Investigators believe an argument inside The Mall West End spilled outside Friday afternoon and ended with shots exchanged between rival gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 17, 2017

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