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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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During Allentown gang fight, man plunged knife into rival's chest, police say (Allentown, PA): During a fight last week in a Tilghman Street home, a 21-year-old man allegedly plunged a knife into the chest of rival gang member, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 13, 2018

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Surge in gang graffiti alarms people in KCK (Kansas City, KS): An increase in gang graffiti has some frustrated citizens calling for a crackdown. Volunteers with Wyandotte Countians Against Crime have been busy near North 22nd Street and Grandview Boulevard documenting evidence for police.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: February 13, 2018

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Fourth York-based gang member sentenced to life in prison (Harrisburg, PA): The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane sentenced Maurice Atkinson, a/k/a “Mo,” age 30, a member of a gang that has operated for a decade or more in the City of York, to life imprisonment on February 12, 2018, for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.
Source: WPMT FOX43 News     Date: February 13, 2018

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16 charged in Newburgh drug sweep (Goshen, NY): Sixteen defendants were charged Tuesday morning in a sweep that prosecutors say targeted a street gang called “the 600” and heroin, cocaine and crack sales in Newburgh and elsewhere.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: February 13, 2018

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Four Alleged MS-13 Members Charged In Deadly Racketeering Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): Federal prosecutors have indicted four alleged members of the MS-13 street gang on racketeering charges that include murder allegations.
Source: CBS Baltimore    Date: February 13, 2018

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More Sunny Side Gang members now in prison for heroin distribution (Bay City, MI): Three years ago, FBI agents began investigating Saginaw's infamous Sunny Side Gang for running a widescale heroin and cocaine distribution. The probe led to federal indictments of 18 men.
Source: MLive    Date: February 13, 2018

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Despite a deadly year, overall crime drops in Allentown; other Valley commuities see decrease in 2017 (Allentown, PA): For a three-month stretch late last year, Allentown and Lehigh County detectives were running from crime scene to crime scene as the city’s deadliest year in a decade unfolded.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 13, 2018

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Teen charged in fatal gang-related shooting in Magna ordered to stand trial (Salt Lake County, UT): An 18-year-old Woods Cross man accused of murder was bound over for trial following a day-long preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 13, 2018

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Gang unit sets sights on cutting into street violence and homicides (Fort Wayne, IN): Police commanders all over the country will tell you if you can cut down on the influence of drugs, guns and gangs, you can make a real dent in a city's crime problems. In a special report, "To Protect and Serve", we profiled a Fort Wayne police department unit with a clear focus to try and knock out violent crimes, especially murders committed by gangs.
Source: WPTA 21Alive     Date: February 13, 2018

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Judge puts blame on parents at teen gang member sentencing (Brooklyn, NY): In sentencing a teenage gang member to 15 years in prison for a shootout that killed a 16-year-old, a Brooklyn judge on Tuesday pointed his finger to parents for not preventing gang violence.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: February 13, 2018

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Police suspect gangs in club shooting incident (Ashley, PA): Gang members are suspected to be behind the gunfight that concluded a high-profile weekend for Bentley’s Nightclub 1.0, a long-dormant venue that has now found itself in the sights of police agencies and borough officials.
Source: Standard-Speaker    Date: February 13, 2018

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Zeldin Calls For Crackdown On Gang Violence; Police Chief Applauds Effort, Cites Evidence Of Activity (Suffolk County, NY): After President Donald Trump singled out the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 on Long Island in his State of the Union speech on January 30, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin last week sounded a clarion call, and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini stepped up measures to crack down on gang-related violence.
Source: The Southampton Press    Date: February 13, 2018

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Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs (Portland, OR): Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied to the city’s history of murder and mayhem on the streets is now a half hour long documentary, “The Nicole Taylor Story, ” released last month on Amazon Prime.
Source: The Portland Observer    Date: February 13, 2018

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MAGEC officers found this loaded handgun on a 16-year-old gang member (Fresno, CA): A 16-year-old Bulldog gang member on probation was detained after police say they found him with a gun on Tuesday in southeast Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 13, 2018

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Suffolk County DA announces initiative to take on gangs (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced an initiative last week to focus on investigating and prosecuting crimes committed by gang members, such as members of MS-13.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: February 12, 2018

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Gov. Kate Brown pardons former Portland gang member turned mentor (Salem, OR): Gov. Kate Brown on Monday pardoned a former Portland gang member for a crime he committed 25 years ago, marking only the third time she has granted clemency in office.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 12, 2018

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MSP: Guns found during Wicomico Co. investigation; gang member charged (Willards, MD): A gang member is in custody, after authorities say he was involved in the illegal sale of guns, in Wicomico County.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: February 12, 2018

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Alleged Gang Member Arrested; Accused Of Trafficking Guns In Maryland (Baltimore, MD): A man who police say is a member of the Dead Man Incorporated gang is now behind bars after he was arrested for trafficking guns in Maryland.
Source: CBS Baltimore    Date: February 12, 2018

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PART 2: A look at law enforcement’s approach to Cobb’s gangs (Marietta, GA): Some of the 129 gangs found in Cobb County have familiar names: Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, Gangster Disciples and MS-13. Spend some time behind stores and gas stations in the right part of town and you’ll see their calling cards: graffiti tags meant to glorify their gang and intimidate others.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 12, 2018

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PART 3: Filling the void: Cobb tackles criminal street gangs (Cobb County, GA): Common wisdom says criminal street gang members need mentors, father figures to direct their energy in positive ways. “When you peel back off the layers, the reason they join is they're looking for something that they're not getting, something that most of us get at home or in church or in the community,” said Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 12, 2018

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