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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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Two more MS-13 members plead guilty in plot to kill 16-year-old in Lawrence (Boston, MA): The federal government’s relentless assault on the feared MS-13 street gang in Greater Boston continued this week, with two members of the violent outfit admitting to their roles in the 2015 slaying of a 16-year-old boy in Lawrence, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 22, 2018

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Members and Associates of 18th Street Gang Indicted for Murder of Fellow Gang Member They Suspected of Being an Informant (New York, NY): Earlier today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned a four-count indictment charging 18th Street gang members and associates Yanki Misael Cruz-Mateo, Israel Mendiola Flores and Sergio Gerardo Herrera-Hidalgo with murder conspiracy and the October 25, 2017 murder of a fellow 18th Street gang member who was suspected of being an informant for law enforcement.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: March 22, 2018

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Former gang member shares his story living under a gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A former gang member is sharing his story about why he believes gang injunctions can keep those on the list from turning their life around. Monday police and an attorney shared their views on gang injunctions in Wichita Falls following news of a judge ordering Los Angeles to remove nearly all its injunctions.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 21, 2018

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Pittsburgh gun violence drops to 12-year low; mayor credits police anti-gang efforts (Pittsburgh, PA): Gun violence in Pittsburgh dropped to a 12-year low in 2017, with police recording fewer than 150 shootings in the city for the first time in more than a decade.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: March 21, 2018

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Man gets 20 years for gang-related shooting (Pensacola, FL): A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that left one of his friends dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 23-year-old Demetric Milhouse was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to third-degree murder.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 21, 2018

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Long Beach Gang Injunctions Will Get Review (Long Beach, CA): In light of a U.S. District judge’s squashing of Los Angeles gang injunction enforcement, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert has ordered a top-down review of the city’s own gang injunction program.
Source: The Grunion    Date: March 21, 2018

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Former gang leader tells his story to students (Hamilton County, TN): A former Memphis gang leader who is now a motivational speaker shared his message to Tennessee Valley students. Students at Boyd Buchanan School were able to get motivated Wednesday morning by a special guest speaker.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: March 21, 2018

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Former gang members give teen criminals a second chance (Nashville, TN): From charges of assault to attempted murder, possession of guns and drugs - at a time when youth violence in Metro is at an all-time high - teens are getting a second chance.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: March 21, 2018

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Gang allegedly used Columbia airport to traffic 100-plus pounds of drugs in Midlands (Columbia, SC): Fifteen people were indicted on drug and gang-related offenses, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. They are accused of bringing more than 100 pounds of marijuana into Lexington County, primarily through the Columbia Airport.
Source: The State    Date: March 21, 2018

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Alleged gang member tied to Worcester slaying is charged with armed robbery, sex trafficking, witness intimidation (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member who spent more than 2 years in jail in connection with a 2015 homicide is back behind bars, court records show, after he allegedly held a gun to the head of a man who had testified about being shot in 2012.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 21, 2018

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Man is set free after 2017 gang gunfight (Mesa County, CO): The man prosecutors believe fired the shot that killed 38-year-old Dion Nixon in a March 2017 gang-related incident has served his last day in custody in connection with the death, after a plea deal to a count of reckless manslaughter was accepted by a judge Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: March 21, 2018

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Downtown Portland homicide has led to multiple gang shootings (Portland, OR): One person was injured in a shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunfire found a wounded man near Northeast 79th Avenue and Glisan Street. Medics took the man to a hospital. Police expect him to survive.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 21, 2018

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Holyoke man with ties to Latin Kings gang sentenced on gun charge (Springfield, MA): A 33-year-old Holyoke man whit reputed ties to the Latin Kings gang was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 21, 2018

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Gang member stabbed teen for wearing red sweater (Victoria, BC): A Victoria gang member has been sentenced to two years in prison for stabbing a teenage stranger who wore the wrong coloured sweater to a party.
Source: Times Colonist    Date: March 21, 2018

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Former gang member featured in 'The Blind Side' speaks to Tennessee Valley students (Chattanooga, TN): A former high ranking gang member visited local schools Wednesday with a message of hope and new beginnings. His story is most famously depicted in the movie 'The Blind Side' as the main drug dealer named Alton.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 21, 2018

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Dunavant Says Gangs ‘Prime Problem’ In West Tennessee (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant says street gangs in various forms and coalitions are “the prime problem and concern here in West Tennessee and Memphis.”
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 20, 2018

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Trial opens in 2014 slaying of teacher caught in South Side gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Clashing attorneys on the first day of a murder trial Monday both described Betty Howard, a special education teacher fatally shot four years ago in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, as “a pillar of the community.”
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 20, 2018

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Police, former gang members fight to keep kids from joining gangs (Burke County, GA): Police and former gang members are fighting the same fight, keeping their kids away from gangs. "Seventy percent of all crimes are possibly gang-related, they have some sort of connection to it. If it's to make money or bring glory to the group, it's most likely gang-related," said Devon Harris of Full Circle Refuge.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: March 20, 2018

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Seattle police launch middle school mentorship program (Seattle, WA): In some of Seattle's neighborhoods that see a high rate of crime, police are deploying a prevention strategy that they hope will build better relationships in the community. The 12-month mentorship is part of the Seattle Police Activities League, also known as SEAPAL.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: March 20, 2018

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Suspect in Valley Gang-Related Shooting in Custody, 2 Outstanding (Indio, CA): One of three suspects to be taken into custody in connection with an Indio gang-related shooting was being held Tuesday on $1 million bail, but two others remain at large.
Source: Palm Desert Patch    Date: March 20, 2018

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