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Denver’s homicides hit a 10-year high in 2016 after domestic violence killings spiked (Denver, CO): The number of homicides rose in Denver for the second year in a row in 2016, reaching a 10-year high of 56 people amid a sharp rise in domestic-violence deaths. While the homicide numbers were higher, Denver police did see some success. The number of gang-related killings dropped significantly, and officers were able to solve more cases than the previous year.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 15, 2017
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Gang member's murder conviction upheld in JC shooting (Binghamton, NY): The shooting of Eric Dantzler while he sat behind the wheel of an SUV on a Johnson City street in December 2010 was later described by a judge as a "cold-blooded" murder. For the convicted gunman, Maurice Anthony, came the maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: July 27, 2017

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Area MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced For Attempted Murder (Chelsea, MA): A member of an MS-13 sect in Chelsea was sentenced Wednesday in federal court after pleading guilty earlier this year to racketeering and attempted murder, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Angel "Bravo" Pineda, 21, of Revere, was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison.
Source: Somerville Patch    Date: July 27, 2017

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Report highlights most active gangs in Central Texas: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released its 2017 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, a collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across Texas and the U.S.
Source: KVUE News    Date: July 26, 2017

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5 Investigates looks at Boston's sharp increase in violence (Boston, MA): Within hours of the slaying of a Mission Hill hardware store owner last week, three people were in custody and soon charged with murder. But not every case is so easy to solve, especially if gang violence is involved.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: July 26, 2017

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Teen member of Dominican gang charged in shooting of Bronx mother killed by stray bullet (Bronx, NY): A teenage member of the gang "Dominicans Don't Play" was charged Wednesday with firing the bullet that killed a Bronx mother of three who was sitting on a park bench.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 26, 2017

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Murder retrial is underway in alleged gang-related slaying of teen (Muskegon County, MI): After a detour to the Michigan Supreme Court, the homicide retrial for Maurtice Poole-Knight is finally getting underway in Muskegon County courtroom this week.
Source: MLive    Date: July 26, 2017

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Toledo gang member sentenced to 11 years for assault, discharging firearm (Toledo, OH): A Toledo gang member involved in a shooting at a house where children were playing was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 26, 2017

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Another alleged 'Grundy Crew' member agrees to probation term (Indianapolis, IN): A week after alleged gang leader Richard Grundy III was shot and injured at a funeral procession, an alleged associate of the gang pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 26, 2017

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Killeen detectives work to combat gangs in Bell County (Killeen, TX): Killeen announced Wednesday it had offered conditional employment to Charles Kimble, who officials plan to appoint as the city's next police chief -- pending approval from city council. One major issue Kimble will be forced to address is high rates of gang activity, something made clear in a new Department of Public Safety report released in July.
Source: KCEN 6 News    Date: July 26, 2017

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Wichita Falls Gang Unit helped decrease gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety's "Gang Assessment Report" ranked Wichita County as one of the areas where gangs are pretty active just below major cities.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: July 26, 2017

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Pair of MS-13 gang members sought in Houston-area slayings, officials say (Houston, TX): A pair of MS-13 gang members are being sought in connection with several homicides across the Houston region, according to authorities.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 26, 2017

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Jury convicts man in gang shooting that killed 7-year-old boy (Franklin County, OH): A 19-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of a gang-related shooting that killed a 7-year-old boy and injured his two younger siblings last year as they sat in a parked car outside a Near East Side convenience store.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: July 26, 2017

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NY authorities arrest 6 gang members who used drug proceeds to buy $3,000 stroller, luxury cars (New York, NY): A drug gang went on a conspicuous spending spree that included buying a $3,000 Versace baby stroller and luxury cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: July 26, 2017

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Man seriously injured in gang-related shooting (Jackson, TN): Police believe a man shot early Tuesday morning on Mitchell Street was targeted due to his gang affiliation.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 25, 2017

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After tracking him on Facebook, ATF raids home of Oakland man suspected in series of gang-related robberies (Oakland, CA): A series of Facebook posts showing a man posing with guns, flashing gang signs, and bragging about criminal activity allowed federal agents to secure a search warrant against him and raid his home, leading to a grand jury indictment.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 25, 2017

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Home associated with gang activity condemned after warrant served (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne police served a warrant Tuesday morning at what was described in a press release as a “problem house associated with gang activity.”
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: July 25, 2017

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Gang's 'five-star' general gets 12 years in prison (Newark, NJ): A so-called 'five-star" general in the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for his role in a host of crimes.
Source: NJ.com    Date: July 25, 2017

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Child Sex Trafficking, a Pervasive but Hidden Crime (New York, NY): The “silent crime” of human trafficking, and especially child sex trafficking, is getting a tiny bit louder. Three bills aimed at curbing human trafficking quietly passed the House in mid-July.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: July 25, 2017

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Sunset Park gang member gets five years’ probation after cooperating with feds (Brooklyn, NY): Members of a Chinese street gang huddled in an illegal Sunset Park gambling parlor and threw around thousands of dollars, until the feds busted the gang’s leader and seven others in 2015.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: July 25, 2017

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Omaha gang member sentenced to 20 years for trying to hire hitman to kill woman (Omaha, NE): A man who wanted a woman he blamed for his legal entanglements to be shot to death was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years in prison.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 25, 2017

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