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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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Leader Of “2Fly” Street Gang Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison On Racketeering And Firearms Charges (Bronx, NY): Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LAQUAN PARRISH, a/k/a “MadDog,” a/k/a “Quanzaa,” a leader of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “2Fly YGz” (“2Fly”), was sentenced today to 195 months in prison on racketeering and firearms charges. PARRISH was sentenced by United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 11, 2017

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Valley pharmacy owners under siege, gang members stealing prescription cough medicine (Fresno, CA): The pharmacist-- who did not want her name used says thieves seeking cough medicine with codeine are making her life miserable. She is not alone, 13 Fresno pharmacies have been burglarized in the past four weeks. Most were after the cough medicine which contains codeine, a narcotic opiate.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 11, 2017

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Body found in Richmond identified as Surrey gang member (Richmond, BC): Homicide investigators have identified the body found in Richmond on Tuesday as a known Surrey gang member. The body has been identified as 30-year-old Ibrahim Amjad Ibrahim, who was known to police for years due to his gang ties.
Source: Global News    Date: October 11, 2017

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Gang Member Gets 35 Years for Sterling Murder (Sterling, VA): The man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Park View High School student near a Sterling bus stop in 2015 will serve 35 years in prison.
Source: Loudoun Now    Date: October 11, 2017

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Teenager charged with shooting two people while on probation for involvement in shootings of former UFC fighter, his son (Tulsa, OK): A teenager was charged and arrested Monday on allegations that he attempted to fatally shoot two people in August, four months after he received a deferred sentence in the 2016 shootings of a former UFC fighter and his son.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: October 10, 2017

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Four suspected teenage gang members from Atwater arrested in weapons case (Atwater, CA): Four teenagers dressed in blue pointed a black air soft handgun at two men they thought were rival gang members late Monday, the Atwater Police Department reported. The teenagers were stopped and arrested a short time later in a white Mercedes Benz loaded with Halloween masks, “gang paraphernalia” and two weapons, including a loaded sawed-off shotgun, Chief Samuel Joseph said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 10, 2017

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Nashville gang member sentenced for lying to grand jury (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member was sentenced last week to five years in prison for lying to a grand jury. Keno Deandre Lane, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this year to lying to a grand jury, obstructing justice and being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: October 10, 2017

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Boy, 13, charged with murder in shooting of teen (Everett, WA): A 13-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful gun possession in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 10, 2017

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5 charged in gang killing of Annapolis woman missing since June (Annapolis, MD): Five people are facing murder charges in what Anne Arundel County police describe as a plot to kill an Annapolis woman later found buried in a secret grave last month in Crownsville.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: October 10, 2017

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Sheriff says Saturday's drive-by shooting was gang-related, more charges coming (Greene County, MO): Sheriff Jim Arnott said the drive-by shooting at a Greene County mobile home park Saturday afternoon is gang-related and appears to involve meth.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 10, 2017

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Bates brothers to face trial in deadly Mission Street rolling gun battle (Santa Cruz, CA): A woman riding in one of three cars linked with a deadly Mission Street gang shooting four years ago has pleaded guilty to two felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to court documents.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 10, 2017

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Waterloo police nab street gang member following shooting (Waterloo, IA): A Waterloo teen has been arrested on gang and other charges following a Monday evening shooting. No injuries were reported, but police said a passing vehicle with three people inside was struck by gunfire in the 200 block of Oaklawn Avenue.
Source: The Courier    Date: October 10, 2017

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Man gets 9 years in prison for 'use of gang resources' in fatal nightclub shooting (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a fatal nightclub shooting. The 23-year-old previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the May 2014 killing of Rustom Paclipan.
Source: CBC News    Date: October 10, 2017

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Two Manassas men convicted in 2015 gang murder (Prince William County, VA): Two Manassas men were recently convicted in the killing of a man whose bones were found in a wooded area near a known gang meeting spot in January 2016.
Source: Prince William Times    Date: October 9, 2017

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End Gun Violence, Youth Intercept make strides to curb violence (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police continues to implement their End Gun Violence strategy as they continue to target group and gang violence, offering a way out for those involved or potentially involved in criminal activity.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: October 9, 2017

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Dover Shooting Frequency Drops After Near-Historic Pace Earlier in Year (Dover, DE): Dover police said there has been a significant downturn in the frequency of shootings this year, a trend officers attributed to a saturation of officers in high-crime areas and a zero tolerance behavior toward nuisance crimes.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: October 9, 2017

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New Orleans East experiencing downtick in homicides, armed robberies this year (New Orleans, LA): A blitz of murders and convenience-store robberies that has frightened New Orleans East residents for years has slowed. Crime is down in the Police Department’s Seventh District. At 133 square miles, bordered by the Industrial Canal on its west, the district is the biggest in the parish and faces its own challenges.
Source: The Louisiana Weekly    Date: October 9, 2017

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Body Cam Shows Reputed Gang Member Shooting At Chicago Police (Chicago, IL): Police body cameras show a man firing at officers at a home in the 7600 block of South Lowe Avenue. Police said the shooting happened after officers tried to question the reputed Chicago gang member Friday afternoon.
Source: South Side Patch    Date: October 9, 2017

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Convicted in Galloway Boys shooting, Jason Wisdom is released from prison after murder charge stayed (Toronto, ON): Wisdom, who spent 13 years in custody for a 2004 drive-by shooting, says he believes the jury found him guilty not because the Crown proved its case, but based on evidence that he was in a gang, sold drugs and kept “bad company.”
Source: Toronto Star    Date: October 9, 2017

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Subway slashing victim believes attack was 'gang initiation' (Queens, NY): A man was slashed in the face while on a subway in Queens. The victim, Anthony Durden, said he believes the attack was part of some sort of gang initiation.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: October 9, 2017

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