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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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Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.
Source: SF Gate    Date: February 20, 2017

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Bloods gang member found guilty of killing rival gang member in Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): Jurors found a Greensboro man affiliated with the Bloods gang guilty on Thursday in the 2015 shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: News & Record    Date: February 20, 2017

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KPD: Gang violence down (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said his team is working to put an end to gang violence, citing that activity is down more than 25 percent from this time last year. "I won't rest until we don't have gangs in our community," said Chief Rausch.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: February 20, 2017

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Loris leaders, residents serious about combating drug activity (Loris, SC): If the size of the crowd on hand for a recent meeting is any indication, a lot of people are concerned about the drug problem in and around the Loris area.
Source:    Date: February 20, 2017

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Local Lawmaker Talks Candidly About Gang Problem in Savannah, Statewide (Savannah, GA): Three people shot, two dead in Yamacraw Village this weekend. Part of a four days violence spree which has everyone anxious and worried. District 162 State Representative Carl Gilliard says this weekend’s shooting was gang related.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: February 20, 2017

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Teenager shot twice in Santa Cruz gang incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old from Santa Cruz County was shot twice in his “lower extremities” in a gang-related incident Monday morning on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 20, 2017

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Gang graffiti hits Tri-Cities and rural areas with new drug trends (Tri-Cities, WA): A never-ending cycle of criminal behavior still an issue in our area. Police say gangs and drugs are tied together as they deal with a whole new threat. The Benton County Gang Team gave KEPR an inside look to exclusive evidence of a drug trend new to authorities.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: February 20, 2017

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Sheriff’s investigators seize weapons from gang members (Elizabethtown, NJ): Sheriff James A. McVicker announced Monday the seizure of 10 weapons from known gang members in both Bladen and Robeson counties. “The Bladen County Narcotics Unit has worked several weeks now with the Wilmington office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to recover weapons from known gang members,” said McVicker.
Source: Bladen Journal    Date: February 20, 2017

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Los Banos gang member arrested with firearms, Merced police report (Merced, CA): A 26-year-old Los Banos gang member was arrested Friday after investigators found two firearms in his Meadowlark Avenue home, according to a statement from the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 19, 2017

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16-year-old convicted of murder in 2015 shooting of girl in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): After listening to a 16-year-old testify in his own defense during his trial over a fatal gang-related shooting in 2015, a Tulsa County jury took less than an hour to return guilty verdicts on three felony counts.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 18, 2017

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4 sentenced in McGregor Street murder (LaGrange, GA): Almost two years after Tony Kennedy, 21, was gunned down in an east LaGrange neighborhood, his killers pleaded guilty to the charges against them in a Troup County Superior Courtroom early this week.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 18, 2017

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Chicago Police charge man for gang hit that killed 2-year-old boy (Chicago, IL): Police announced Saturday that they have charged a man with a long criminal history with the murders of a 2- year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle who were brutally gunned down in what authorities say was a gang-related retribution killing.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 18, 2017

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Gang recruiting seen as early as elementary school (Gaithersburg, MD): It starts early. WUSA9 learned Thursday, gang leaders are recruiting new members in a disturbing place: Elementary Schools. “Oh grade-school. They're recruiting in grade-school but generally 5th grade and on,” said Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Concord: Police focus on gangs pays off (Concord, CA): Four of Concord’s five homicides in 2015 were gang-related, coinciding with a surge in gang activity across Contra Costa County that year. In an effort to curtail gang violence, Concord police are employing a three-pronged approach of education, suppression and intervention.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: February 17, 2017

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Cutting back on gang violence in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): The city of Tulsa saw a violent year in 2016 with record breaking homicides, armed robberies and assaults. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s office told FOX23 most of those crimes involved a person who was affiliated with a gang.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Richmond schools works with students and parents on gang issues (Richmond, VA): Richmond Public Schools said it’s “Family and Community Engagement” (FACE) office works with students on gang issues. Over the past two years, they have presented assemblies and parent workshops. When gang activity is suspected, “FACE” works with Richmond Police to make parents aware.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Researcher on social media and teen violence speaking in Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, AL): A Columbia University researcher is spending some time in Tuscaloosa, talking about the relationship between social media and teen violence. Dr. Desmond Patton is in Tuscaloosa for the annual African American history colloquium, hosted by The University of Alabama School of Social Work.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Another teen pleads to gang participation (Wilmington, DE): Another teen admitted to membership in a street gang that prosecutors blame for violence in Wilmington, the Delaware Attorney General's Office said on Friday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 17, 2017

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Local man offering free gang tattoo removal in exchange for community service (Richmond, VA): Tattoos are a major part of gang identification, which can be an issue for someone trying to break free from the gang lifestyle. One local man is offering those getting out of jail a free tattoo removal in exchange for community service.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Richmond Sheriff says gang activity is reaching dangerous levels (Richmond, VA): Richmond’s sheriff, C.T. Woody, has spent his career fighting the war against gangs. He says after decades of falling gang activity in our area, it’s reaching dangerous levels again.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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