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High Desert gang sting yields 70 arrests, drugs and guns Friday (San Bernardino County, CA): Authorities capped a 16-month, multi-agency investigation into gang and drug activity in the High Desert by making 70 arrests Friday from Hesperia to Barstow.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 3, 2017
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Worcester Gang Member Arrested for Possession of Loaded Gun (Worcester, MA): A Worcester gang member was arrested for gun possession in the area of Grafton Street.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: March 16, 2018

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Wilmington gang murder trial begins Monday (Wilmington, DE): The first of what might be multiple murder trials in the death of Howard High School of Technology student Brandon Wingo will begin Monday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 16, 2018

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Community leaders unveil new plans for keeping teens out of gangs (San Diego, CA): Concerned community leaders met on Thursday night to brainstorm ways of preventing young people from getting involved with gangs. There are currently 33 identified juvenile gang members in the city.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: March 16, 2018

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Los Angeles barred from enforcing nearly all gang injunctions, federal judge rules (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, the latest blow to one of the city's oldest and most controversial law enforcement initiatives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 15, 2018

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Yakima man, 37, in critical condition after Wednesday night shooting (Yakima, WA): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after police said he was shot as he walked in the 1300 block of South 11th Avenue Wednesday evening.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 15, 2018

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Family Feud Prompts 11 Arrests In Modesto Gang Sweep (Modesto, CA): Two feuding families with gang affiliations were targeted in a sweep by Modesto Police that lead to 11 arrests and the discovery of nearly a dozen guns, drugs and a stripped stolen car.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: March 15, 2018

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MS-13 members convicted in Virginia court of murder, kidnapping and extortion (Alexandria, VA): A federal jury convicted six members of the gang MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, for their roles in a kidnapping, murder and an extortion conspiracy in Northern Virginia.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: March 15, 2018

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Alleged MS-13 member in Maryland accused of ordering gang hits in Houston (Houston, TX): An alleged MS-13 member accused of ordering gang hits in Houston - and listening over the phone as underlings carried them out - was indicted Wednesday in Maryland as part of a sweeping case against at least a dozen members of the bloody street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2018

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Gang recruitment through social media a growing concern (Vancouver Island, BC): Technology has revolutionized many things. We can now communicate with friends around the world using apps and social media. But as Luisa Alvarez reports technology has also revolutionized how gangs recruit and it’s a growing concern.
Source: CHEK     Date: March 15, 2018

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Battlement Mesa raid next to school leads to six gang-related arrests (Battlement Mesa, CO): An approximate three-month investigation by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office ended this week with two more arrests at a residence located near a school in Battlement Mesa that was searched and identified as a source of narcotics and gang activity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Post Independent    Date: March 15, 2018

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Mount Vernon gang leader sentenced to 40 years in federal prison (Mount Vernon, NY): The leader of a Mount Vernon gang who committed several shootings, including two murders, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: March 15, 2018

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Man accused in dismemberment murder for gang initiation arrested in Rochester (Rochester, NY): Rochester-area authorities this week nabbed a New York City man suspected of a grisly 2010 homicide there in which the victim was dismembered and the corpse set afire.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2018

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Cleveland man convicted in deadly gang shooting near East 4th Street (Cleveland, OH): A judge on Thursday convicted a Cleveland man of taking part in a gang-related shooting on Euclid Avenue near East 4th Street in 2015.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 15, 2018

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Three Suspects Sought for Gang-Related Indio Shooting (Indio, CA): Indio police are seeking the public's help in locating three suspects in a gang-related shooting in the parking lot of an area business.
Source: KMIR News    Date: March 15, 2018

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Border Patrol agents arrest gang member (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member belonging to the Mara Salvatrucha-503 Gang at approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: March 15, 2018

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Gang Members Indicted For Creating “War Zone” (Queens County, NY): A Queens County grand jury has indicted nine purported members of a violent Far Rockaway street gang, the Wildmeda Crips, on a variety of charges, including attempted murder.
Source: The Wave    Date: March 15, 2018

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Gang member in U.S. illegally nabbed during bus immigration inspection (Fort Lauderdale, FL): A routine inspection at a Fort Lauderdale bus station led them to a gang suspect who was in the U.S. illegally, immigration officials said.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: March 15, 2018

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Gang member tied to man who tried to run down Bismarck officer denied release to halfway house (Bismarck, ND): A drug conspiracy co-defendant, tied to the attempted running over of a Bismarck police officer earlier this year, was denied release to a halfway house by a federal judge on Wednesday, March 14.
Source: West Fargo Pioneer    Date: March 15, 2018

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He opened fire on gang rivals at Fresno car rental (Fresno, CA): A gang member pulled out a gun and began firing at rivals after an exchange of words at a Fresno car rental agency in a video released this week by police.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 15, 2018

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Vernon gang members lose appeals (Vernon, BC): Three Vernon members of a notorious criminal organization have lost appeals of their convictions. Leslie Podolski, Sheldon Richard O’Donnell and Pete Manolakos – members of a gang referred to by police as The Greeks – are three of five men convicted by a jury of various counts in the homicides of three men in or around Vernon between July 2004 and May 31, 2005.
Source: Vernon Morning Star    Date: March 15, 2018

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