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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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Gang threatens Rep. Espaillat (Bronx, NY): Last month, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat received a threat from the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 as its commonly known. He was the third threat on a New York elected official that week, according to published reports. Espaillat received a postcard which said “Love the 13th District.”
Source: The Riverdale Press    Date: May 26, 2017

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Attorney general warns gang members: 'We're targeting you' (Memphis, TN): U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: May 25, 2017

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DA proposes gang member 'adoptions' (Selma, AL): Fed up with accused killers and rapists who laugh for the cameras as they are being led away in handcuffs, District Attorney Michael Jackson had an unusual solution to combat juvenile crime Thursday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: May 25, 2017

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Unaccompanied minors led to jump in Boston-area gang violence, detective tells Congress (Chelsea, MA): An immigration influx of unaccompanied minors to the Boston area led to new levels of violence at the hands of violent gangs based in Central America, a Chelsea police detective told a U.S. Senate committee yesterday.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: May 25, 2017

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Admitted gang member indicted in fatal 'initiation' shooting, prosecutor says (Elizabeth, NJ): An admitted MS-13 gang member, who previously pleaded guilty to plotting the killing of witnesses, now has been indicted on charges of fatally shooting a man as an initiation into the gang six years ago.
Source: NJ.com    Date: May 25, 2017

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Second gang specialist testifies in double murder trial (Albany, GA): There's new testimony coming out of a double murder trial. A gang specialist told jurors Thursday he associates one of the men on trial with a gang.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 25, 2017

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Danville Police cracking down on homes used by gang members (Danville, VA): Danville Police say the national street gang "The Crips" has been in the city for years, since about 2003 to be exact. Recently, though, they have been able to track down homes these gang members use.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: May 25, 2017

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Suspected gang member found guilty of Mount Holly armed robbery (Burlington, NJ): A Burlington City man who authorities say is a gang member was convicted on multiple charges for an armed robbery in 2015 and for tampering with a witness for threats he made to the victim months after the incident.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: May 25, 2017

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Man arrested in connection with cold case, gang-related 2014 Sunnyvale homicide (Sunnyvale, CA): Police in Sunnyvale have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a cold case, fatal gang-related shooting in Sunnyvale in 2014, the Department of Public Safety said Thursday.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: May 25, 2017

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Gang-related Milton-Freewater drive-by shooting leads to attempted murder charges (Milton-Freewater, OR): Milton-Freewater Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer announced two men face attempted murder and other charges from a May 10 drive-by shooting.
Source: East Oregonian    Date: May 25, 2017

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North Plainfield Man Indicted in Connection with Gang-Related Homicide of Plainfield Man (North Plainfield, NJ): A four-count indictment has been returned against a North Plainfield man by a Union County grand jury in connection with a gang-related fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.
Source: TAPinto.net    Date: May 25, 2017

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This teenage gang member ‘just really wanted to go to jail,’ Atwater police say (Atwater, CA): A 17-year-old Orange County gang member asked to go to jail early Thursday. But he hadn’t committed a crime, so nobody would arrest him, according to Atwater police.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 25, 2017

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Suspected gang member killed, deputy wounded in Compton traffic stop (Compton, CA): A gunman believed to be a gang member was killed and a deputy was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting during a traffic stop in Compton, authorities said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 25, 2017

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Utah prosecutors want challenge to strict gang injunction tossed (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to toss out a lawsuit by two men who say they were falsely labeled as gang members under a now-defunct injunction that forbade members of a gang from being seen together in public.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 24, 2017

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Gang member once involved in Harbor Gateway truce charged with murder (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who once led an effort for a cease-fire to quell racial violence in the Harbor Gateway following the notorious slaying of a black teenage girl has been charged with killing a man, authorities said.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: May 24, 2017

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Grandview police consider shooting gang-related (Grandview, WA): A 45-year-old man was shot in the arm Tuesday evening in what police are calling a gang-related incident. The man was struck while in a vehicle that was fired on from another vehicle around 6 p.m. in the area of West Fifth Street and Puterbaugh Road, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 24, 2017

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Advocacy groups ramp up efforts to end gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): The latest homicide in the valley has catapulted gang violence back in the spotlight. A 23-year-old man was gunned down Tuesday night near Eastern and Sahara in what police say might be a graffiti war.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: May 24, 2017

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Multiple arrested in Baldwin County gang-related raid (Milledgeville, GA): After a nearly two year investigation, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office served twenty one people with arrest warrants Wednesday morning. Baldwin County Sherrif, Bill Massee says the arrests were connected to a string of gang related crimes.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: May 24, 2017

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Police: Spike in Seattle shootings driven by gang grudges (Seattle, WA): Seattle has seen an uptick in shootings through mid-May, driven in part by personal disputes between gang members that trigger a cycle of violence, a police official told the City Council’s public-safety committee Wednesday.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 24, 2017

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Security guards fill the gap for MPD in crime-ridden Binghampton neighborhood (Memphis, TN): Security guards at local apartment complexes are paid to protect their given location. It sounds simple enough, but there is often more than meets the eye. Guards told FOX13 the problem isn’t who lives in the apartments. It’s who is lurking outside.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 24, 2017

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