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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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Chicago Police Arrests Dozens in Pre-Memorial Day Raids (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say dozens of people suspected of participating in gang-related crimes have been arrested as part of anti-violence efforts ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: May 25, 2018

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Salem woman pleads guilty to trafficking in gang activity probe (Columbianna County, OH): Susan Jones, a member of a multi-person indictment regarding gang activity in Salem, pleaded guilty to nine charges Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.
Source: Salem News    Date: May 25, 2018

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Gang members sentenced in killing of man, 55 (Fort Wayne, IN): Two admitted gangmembers were sentenced Friday for their roles in the shooting death of a 55-year-old man they reportedly mistook for a rival gang.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: May 25, 2018

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Man Sentenced for Brutal Gang Killing of 15-Year-Old Girl (Fairfax County, VA): An MS-13 gang member who prosecutors say plunged a stick into the neck of a dying 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 25, 2018

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“Stackz Squad” Street Gang Member Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison (Memphis, TN): A member of the “Stackz Squad” street gang has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for being a drug user in possession of firearms. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence today.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: May 25, 2018

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Alleged Jamaica gang members indicted in February’s MS-13 related murder in Flushing (New York City, NY): Four alleged members of a Jamaica-based gang have been indicted by the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn on charges of murdering an MS-13 gang member in Flushing back in February, the authorities said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: May 24, 2018

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Queens gang sting leads to 15 gun and drug arrests (Queens, NY): Fifteen people — most of them known gang members — were busted for guns and drugs in a Queens takedown, police said Thursday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 24, 2018

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Boston gang expert called to testify in Lawrence beheading case (Boston, MA): A Boston gang expert said he’s being called to testify this fall in the trial of a Lawrence teen accused of beheading his high school classmate — the first hint at a possible motive in the gruesome slaying.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 24, 2018

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Defense attorneys move to dismiss Cortez Sims from RICO case (Hamilton County, TN): Cortez Sims may have shot and killed a 14-year-old boy during a gang feud in 2014, but unless prosecutors can prove he gained financially from the alleged crime, Sims' defense attorneys say he shouldn't be tried for it under Tennessee's racketeering law.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 24, 2018

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Gang sweep leads to gunfire in Azusa; no injuries, officials say (Azusa, CA): A Pomona police SWAT team exchanged gunfire with occupants of a house Thursday morning while serving a search warrant on a suspected gang member during a multiagency sweep in Azusa on Thursday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 24, 2018

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Mexican Mafia sweep may not help fight gangs, decrease crime (Los Angeles County, CA): Wednesday morning, 500 law enforcement officers took to the streets of Los Angeles County in search of Mexican Mafia gang members. The ripple effect could reach communities struggling to combat gangs, such as Salinas and the Central Valley.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 24, 2018

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Salinas police get federal help for gang crackdown (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department made 32 arrests as a result of an ongoing crime sweep in conjunction with federal law enforcement agents.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 24, 2018

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The extent of gang activity in Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln Police say there are up to 37 gangs and 1,250 gang members and affiliates in the capital city. Even though programs have been put into place to combat more gang activity, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said there are two reasons why gang activity seems like it's growing.
Source: 1011 News    Date: May 24, 2018

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Gang Task Force finds hope in local churches (Lee County, GA): The Gang Task Force met on Thursday to continue to come up with ways to fight gang activity in the area. One idea was using the local churches to reach out to gang members.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: May 24, 2018

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Queens-Based Gang Members Busted in Early Morning Raid; Drugs, Guns and $80K Seized (Queens, NY): Nine gang members, who live in Jackson Heights and surrounding neighborhoods, were among 18 people arrested on drugs and weapons charges yesterday–following an early morning raid Wednesday, according to the Queens District Attorney.
Source: Jackson Heights Post    Date: May 24, 2018

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Fresno police announce major crackdown on Fresneck gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno police announced a large crackdown on the Fresneck gang. Chief Jerry Dyer says there is a grand jury indictment on nine of the members. He says they committed crimes like rape, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and much more.
Source:    Date: May 24, 2018

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Richmond Heights juvenile gang member facing adult prison for armed Lake County robberies (Lake County, OH): A 17-year-old member of a notorious Cleveland gang has admitted holding up two Lake County businesses at gunpoint.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: May 24, 2018

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Former gang members in Danville set sights on military service (Danville, VA): Danville teens Kurtyus Hairston and Jimel Southern said they know about gang life first hand. "It was just interesting. It made me feel good," Hairston said, adding it was like a family. Now they've both started over, saying they have their share of regrets.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: May 24, 2018

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'Gangs, guns and drugs' declared top budget priority (Haverhill, MA): Gang violence and the recent city murders were major topics of discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting, where Mayor James Fiorentini introduced his budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: May 23, 2018

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On Long Island, Trump to speak on immigration, gang violence (Washington, DC): President Donald Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a "national call to action for legislative policy changes."
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: May 23, 2018

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