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Murders Rise in U.S. Cities, but Crime Rate Hovers Near Historic Lows (Washington, DC): Chicago's murder rate soared by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, driving a nationwide increase in homicides in the nation's 30 largest cities, even as the rate of property crimes and violent crimes remained near historic lows.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 28, 2016
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Local filmmakers produce docuseries on fighting gang violence in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): On Thursday night, '916 Hollywood Initiative' hosted a special screening at the Guild Theatre of HBO's 'Baltimore Rising,' the story of Freddie Gray and the protests that went on in the city following his death.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 19, 2018

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Suffolk DA Sini: Jury Convicts MS-13 Gang Member Of Assault (Riverhead, NY): Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the trial conviction of MS-13 gang member Willy Hernandez, 31, of Copiague, for assaulting a man in a Copiague deli on July 27, 2017 by striking him over the head with a glass bottle, causing the bottle to break and resulting in severe lacerations to the man’s face.
Source:    Date: January 19, 2018

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Witnesses in Little Rock nightclub shooting report shouts of 'Crip,' 'Bloods' before gunfire (Little Rock, AR): Court records released Thursday show that witnesses at the Power Ultra Lounge shooting in July heard an argument and people yelling "Crip" and "Bloods" before gunfire plunged the crowded Little Rock nightclub into chaos.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: January 19, 2018

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Randolph Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking (Boston, MA): A Randolph man who supplied narcotics to members of the Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD) was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 19, 2018

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Police arrest suspect in Annapolis gang homicide (Annapolis, MD): Police said Friday they have arrested a suspect in the gang-related murder of 22-year-old Jose Hernandez-Portillo — more than 22 months after the Annapolis man was reported missing.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: January 19, 2018

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TN Supreme Court: It's the number of crimes, not the number of guns used, that counts (Knox County, TN): The Tennessee Supreme Court is shooting down a legally groundbreaking ruling by a lower court that armed criminals should only pay a single price for using a single gun, no matter how many crimes were committed with that weapon. The ruling comes in the case of admitted Bloods gang member Lajuan Harbison in the shooting of an innocent Vine Middle School student.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 18, 2018

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Police say a Worcester student and gang member used Facebook to make threats against Central MA Academy (Worcester, MA): A Worcester student who police say is a known gang member is facing charges for posting threatening messages against his school on Facebook.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 18, 2018

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Police: Gang member arrested in Millcreek after stolen car chase (Millcreek, UT): A known gang member is in custody after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car. Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua William Moore overnight.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Police: Gangster Disciplines members arrested after 'chaotic' situation near Circle K (Marietta, GA): Police say two members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested after a violent scene outside of a convenience store in Marietta.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Emotions run high as Syracuse man sentenced for 2016 murder on city's South Side (Syracuse, NY): Emotions ran high in the courtroom this morning as a self-admitted gang member was sentenced to 47 years to life in prison for a 2016 drive-by shooting in the city of Syracuse.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: January 18, 2018

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Man convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings gets life in prison (Long Beach, CA): After a trial that included jailhouse recordings of two Watts gang members bragging about gunning down five people, one of the men was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for what remains one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 18, 2018

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US Officials: MS-13 Gang Is Sending 'Younger, More Violent' Members to America (Washington, DC): Leaders of the Central American street gang MS-13 have a new problem on their hands: their U.S.-based members are not violent enough.
Source: Voice of America    Date: January 18, 2018

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Final defendant sentenced in 2015 gang-related shooting that killed 16-year-old girl (Tulsa, OK): The final person charged with murder in a 2015 gang-related shooting that killed a 16-year-old bystander in north Tulsa was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: January 18, 2018

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Dramatic testimony from alleged fellow gang member in Ezeka murder trial (Minneapolis, MN): The murder trial of Joshua Ezeka, who is accused of shooting and killing Birdell Beeks in 2016, resumed with dramatic testimony Thursday.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Gang members arrested in connection with attack during gathering for shooting victim (Thousand Oaks, CA): Four purported gang members have been arrested in connection with a fight that broke out last month during an informal memorial service for a young man killed in a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: January 18, 2018

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San Jose gang members killed young dad in cold blood, jury finds (San Jose, CA): Four years after a young dad made the fatal mistake of trusting he could look for a parking spot in East San Jose without risking his life, the two Norteño gang members accused of gunning him down in cold blood were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Salem man gets life in prison for fatal drive-by shooting (Salem, OR): A Salem man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Thursday for murdering a 25-year-old and firing at two teenagers during a 2016 drive-by shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 18, 2018

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Police: Drug deal gone bad leads to three arrests (Marietta, GA): Two men were arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault with attempt to murder and armed robbery, after Marietta Police investigated several calls about gunfire the night of Jan. 10.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: January 18, 2018

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Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative aims to add youth services (Chattanooga, TN): "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." That verse from Proverbs describes how Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative hopes to expand its services to young people at risk of losing their futures to gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 17, 2018

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MS-13 gang member should serve 13 years in prison for brutal attack, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): A member of the feared MS-13 street gang who repeatedly stabbed a rival in Chelsea and bragged that “his intestines were dangling” after the attack should spend 13 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday in a court filing.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 17, 2018

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