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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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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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Gang member pleads guilty to criminal acts in Salem (Lisbon, OH): Marvin W. Harsch, 29, Warren, who was a part of the gang found to be engaged in criminal activity including trafficking drugs in Salem starting in 2013 and continuing into 2016, pleaded guilty to five charges in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning.
Source: Salem News    Date: June 16, 2018

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Guap Gang Empire? Here are the gangs caught up in Coast-wide operation to catch violent offenders (Jackson, MS): In a little more than two weeks, gang members across the Mississippi Coast landed behind bars in an investigation targeting street gangs and violent offenders. Members of the Gangster Disciples, Bloods, Simon City Royals, Guap Gang Empire and All Can Get It street gangs also were arrested locally in a crime sweep of what the U.S. Justice Department called "hot spot" areas from Jackson to the Mississippi Coast.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 16, 2018

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3 Purported Gang Members Plead Guilty to Sexual Assault (Chicago, IL): Three purported street-gang members from suburban Chicago have pleaded guilty to a 2014 sexual assault on a woman who was barely conscious.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: June 16, 2018

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Eight suspected Columbus gang members among 31 indicted in multi-state drug ring (Columbus, OH): Eight known or suspected members of a Columbus street gang are among more than 30 people indicted by two federal grand juries out of West Virginia in connection with operating a multi-state drug-distribution ring.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 16, 2018

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Federal grand jury indicts eight central Ohioans in connection with W. Va drug trafficking ring (Wheeling, WV): A federal grand jury indicted eight central Ohioans on felony charges in connection with a multi-state drug distribution operation in West Virginia. According to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, the suspects from central Ohio are suspected members or associates of a street gang known as the “Elaine Crip Family.”
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: June 16, 2018

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12-year sentence after Tennessee gang member shot at officer (Nashville, TN): A federal judge has sentenced a Tennessee gang member after he fired shots in public housing neighborhoods and at responding police officers.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 15, 2018

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Four gang members arrested in raid (Fort Wayne, IN): Four members of the violent street gang MLG/300 are behind bars after a raid on two apartments in the 7700 block of Aboite Center Road.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: June 15, 2018

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Alleged MS-13 Member Charged After Buried Body Found In Nassau County (Hempstead, NY): Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection to a body found two weeks ago in a Nassau County wooded area in an incident being linked to MS-13 gang violence.
Source: CBS New York    Date: June 15, 2018

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Wave of intimidation and violence spooks witnesses in Heartless Felon's murder trial, prosecutors say (Cleveland, OH): The suspected member of the Heartless Felons street gang on trial in five gang-related killings has orchestrated a campaign of intimidation and violence to sow fear in the people expected to testify against him, according to prosecutors.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 15, 2018

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First Defendant Gets 43-Year Sentence In 2016 Gang Killing (Loudoun County, VA): Circuit Court Judge Benjamin N. A. Kendrick this week sentenced Jordy Jose Bonilla, 18, to serve 43 years in state prison for the November 2016 murder of an Ashburn man. Bonilla is one of three suspects who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case and is the first to be sentenced.
Source: Loudoun Now    Date: June 15, 2018

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Toronto playground shooting stuns community (Toronto, ON): A close-knit Toronto community was questioning the safety they once took for granted as police searched Friday for a man who sprayed bullets into a local park, injuring two young sisters as they played among other children.
Source:    Date: June 15, 2018

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From prisoner to paralegal: Former Aurora gang member now crusades against gangs (Aurora, IL): In 1996, Leonardo Lechuga shot an Aurora police officer — just like his father did 22 years earlier. Lechuga was 24, with a long rap sheet, when he wounded a cop during a car chase. He and his family were in the Insane Deuces, a street gang with a reputation for violence. Now, he tours the country, speaking about the ills of being a gang member.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 15, 2018

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4 MLG/300 gang members face marijuana-related charges after Aboite Center Road raid, according to Fort Wayne Police (Fort Wayne, IN): Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang & Violent Crimes Unit confiscated guns, marijuana and over $11,000 in cash during a raid Thursday night at two apartments on Aboite Center Road, according to police.
Source: News-Sentinel    Date: June 15, 2018

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Bullets flew through a cop's house before two other shootings in small Georgia town (Sandersville, GA): Two days after a Sandersville police officer's house was shot up, investigators had two more shootings on their hands. Late Monday afternoon, officers were looking for spent rounds in officer Corey Haynes' attic when they were called to a shooting at 700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Capt. Ken Parker said. Haynes said the Washington County seat of nearly 6,000 people is dealing with "non-traditional, hybrid street gangs."
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 15, 2018

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DPD Targeting Gangs, Guns and Drugs with Operation Disruption (Dallas, TX): The Dallas Police Department is using an old strategy to fight violent crime. The department is putting a team together that will target gangs, guns and drug enforcement called Operation Disruption.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: June 15, 2018

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