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Behind the rise in seemingly chaotic MS-13 violence: A structured hierarchy. (Montgomery County, MD): A 34-year-old was lured to woods in suburban Maryland, where assailants armed with knives had already dug his grave. A 22-year-old, also taken into a wooded area, was ordered to his knees and shot in the face. An 18-year-old, ambushed near a stream, was stabbed and stoned as he crawled into the water and died under a bridge of the Capital Beltway.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 19, 2017
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Northern Va. leaders detail plans to fight local gang activity (Annandale, VA): With the recent increase in gang-related crimes in the D.C. region, several local leaders mapped out their plans on how to combat that rise Wednesday night.
Source: WTOP News    Date: March 30, 2017

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Eight men indicted for Newnan Street murder (LaGrange, GA): A Troup County Grand Jury indicted nine alleged members of the “Lot Boys” criminal street gang (also known as the “4way” criminal street gang) earlier this month for two separate shootings in which one man was killed.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

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Gang members indicted for multiple crimes (LaGrange, GA): Three members of the alleged Bloods criminal street gang were indicted earlier this month by a Troup County Grand Jury for multiple crimes.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

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Murder suspect, alleged gang associate arrested in Bedford County (Bedford County, VA): A murder suspect with alleged ties to the MS-13 gang was arrested in Bedford County Tuesday. Jose Coreas-Ventura was arrested on a murder warrant from Montgomery County, Maryland.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: March 30, 2017

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Gang member already convicted of murder indicted in 2007 Providence slaying (Providence, RI): A 27-year-old gang member doing double life sentences in prison for gunning down rivals outside the Chad Brown housing complex in 2014 is now facing a charge that he fatally stabbed another rival seven years before that in a bloody gang feud.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 29, 2017

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KPD: Gang violence declining in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): More than a year after the Knoxville Police Department introduced its gang task force, the police chief says gang violence is declining. The program launched on Jan. 10, 2016, a few weeks after 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson died shielding his friends from gang-related gunfire.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: March 29, 2017

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Some violent crimes on the streets of Atlanta stem from gangs inside Fulton County Jail (Fulton County, GA): Authorities said store robberies, carjackings and shoot-outs have been tracked back to gangs. While investigators are working the streets making arrests, FOX 5 has learned the problem only moves from the streets to inside the jail.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: March 29, 2017

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Indictment charges suspects in 4 gang-related 2017 New Orleans murders (New Orleans, LA): Four previously unsolved 2017 New Orleans homicide cases now have one or more suspects in custody after a grand jury on Wednesday (March 29) indicted three men related to the January and February shooting deaths of two women and two men. The 17-count indictment indicates the murders were gang-related.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 29, 2017

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Colorado DOC ganging up against prisons problem (Canon City, CO): Former gang members who have turned their lives around are helping state prison officials curtail gang activity behind bars. The Colorado Department of Corrections has launched a Gang Disengagement Program with the help of former prison gang members who have gone on to shake their violent roots and become successful on the streets.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: March 29, 2017

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Man arrested in "ambush" of 2 undercover Miami detectives (Miami, FL): An arrest has been made in the shooting of two undercover detectives who came under fire Monday night in the parking lot of a Miami-Dade apartment complex, CBS Miami reports.
Source: WCTV News    Date: March 29, 2017

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Gang graffiti grows in east Anchorage, former APD officer weighs in on solutions (Anchorage, AK): An east Anchorage neighborhood near Russian Jack Springs Park is plagued with gang-related graffiti. Spray-painted symbols and words related to the Crips, Bloods and other gangs line a number of fences near the intersection of Reka Drive and Bragaw Street.
Source: KTVA 11 News    Date: March 29, 2017

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Puyallup Tribal Police officer’s gang prevention program puts students first (Puyallup, WA): Puyallup Tribal Police officer Allan Gerking has lived his life with one simple goal in mind: to serve his community. This goal manifested, in part, in the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program that Gerking brought to Chief Leschi Schools more than a decade ago.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 29, 2017

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DA announces grand jury indictment of 15 street gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced Wednesday that a Bernalillo County grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on counts including racketeering, auto and residential burglary, gun thefts and extreme cruelty to animals.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: March 29, 2017

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Members of the ‘Oviedo Soldiers’ gang sentenced to prison in drug case (Orange County, FL): Federal and local authorities have arrested five known gang members on drug charges during an investigation into heroin and cocaine trafficking in Orange County.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: March 29, 2017

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Mpls. Gang Member Found Guilty Of Shooting 2 Men, 1 In The Neck (Minneapolis, MN): A 44-year-old Minneapolis gang member has been found guilty of shooting two men who were sitting inside a parked car last March, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: March 29, 2017

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More Suspected Gang Members Attending Murder Trial (Wichita Falls, TX): In 89th District Court testimony in the murder trial of 24-year-old Willie Hervey, today focused on evidence authorities gathered at the crime scene and two homes where he may have stayed.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 29, 2017

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Street gang legislation introduced in response to killing of paramedic (Albany, NY): 44-year-old Yadira Arroyo was struck and killed, run over by her own ambulance, after it was stolen. Tuesday in Albany, a union representing New York paramedics gathered around Sen. Martin Golden R-Brooklyn, to support the bill he wrote up in response to Arroyo's tragic death in New York CIty. A crime he says should never have happened, because he says the 25-year-old suspect should've been in jail.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: March 28, 2017

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Gangster pimps ‘Spud,’ ‘Spank’ sentenced for child sex trafficking (Fort Worth, TX): Two more members of the street gang Polywood Crips are headed to federal prison for their roles in a child sex trafficking operation.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 28, 2017

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Columbia Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Attempted Gang Killing (Columbia, MD): A Columbia man pleaded guilty in federal court to offenses related to his membership in the street gang MS-13. Celvin Eulice Ramos-Mejia, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, prosecutors said.
Source: WBAL NewsRadio 1090     Date: March 28, 2017

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Pitt county DA wants harsher penalties for gang members who commit violent crimes (Greenville, NC): According to Pitt County’s District Attorney, 75 percent of violent crimes in the county are gang related. That’s why District Attorney Kimberly Robb is the main advocate for a new piece of legislation. “I think if we can eradicate the gang activity we can lessen the violent crime that occurs in the city.”
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: March 28, 2017

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