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Governor Cuomo Launches Anti-Gang Initiative to Crack Down on MS-13 Violence on Long Island (Albany, NY): Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a new anti-gang initiative on Long Island in order crack down on the violence being perpetrated by the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly referred to as MS-13.
Source: governor.ny.gov    Date: April 26, 2017
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Suburban teen pleads not guilty in South LA gang killing (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to his alleged role in a gang-related killing in South Los Angeles last year when he was a senior at a suburban high school.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 25, 2018

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Leader Of Bronx Gang “18 Park” Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Participation In Gang-Related Murders (New York City, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that one of the leaders of the violent Bronx gang known as “18 Park,” MARQUIS WRIGHT was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer to 35 years in prison for firearms offenses in connection with two murders that he helped to commit on behalf of the gang.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 25, 2018

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San Antonio Crime Rate Dropping Sharply in 2018 (San Antonio, TX): Even though it may be hard to realize if you listen to the local news, crime is down sharply in San Antonio in the first three months of 2018, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio    Date: April 25, 2018

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Man sentenced to 30 years for drive-by killing of Little Rock toddler (Little Rock, AR): Deshaun Malik Rushing was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for the slaying of a 2-year-old Little Rock girl in a drive-by shooting that shocked Little Rock with a deadly reminder of its gang culture.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: April 24, 2018

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Chuco Tango gang member pleads guilty in drive-by shooting murder of Barrio Azteca rival (El Paso, TX): A Chuco Tango gang member pleaded guilty Monday in state court to killing a rival Barrio Azteca member in a drive-by shooting in the Lower Valley in 2014.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 24, 2018

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Gang Member Gets Nearly 12 Years in Racketeering Case (Baltimore, MD): A judge has sentenced a member of the Black Guerilla Family gang to nearly 12 years in prison for conspiring to participating in racketeering.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: April 24, 2018

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Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother (Huntsville, TX): Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 24, 2018

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Midlands 60-day gun sting will target gang violence (Columbia, SC): A new sting from Midlands law enforcement aims to beat back a recent spate of gang shootings that officials said falls disproportionately on young African American men and communities of color.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: April 24, 2018

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Turner murder trial opens (Steubenville, OH): The jury in the aggravated murder trial of Donnell I. “Rida” Turner, 24, of Steubenville will hear about gang life in the city.
Source: The Herald-Star    Date: April 24, 2018

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SF City Attorney seeks to remove 80 percent of people from gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera wants to remove 80 percent of people from the city’s Western Addition gang injunction as city leaders have called for a review of the controversial effort to stem street violence, officials said Tuesday.
Source: SFGate    Date: April 24, 2018

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Appellate court upholds conviction of Aurora street gang member (Kane County, IL): The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld the 2015 conviction of an Aurora street gang member for unlawfully making contact with fellow gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 24, 2018

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Create Gun Violence Task Force (Columbia, SC): A new task force will be patrolling the Midlands targeting, who law enforcement call, the top ten gang members. The Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are joining forces to get guns off the streets.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia    Date: April 24, 2018

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West Side residents plead for stronger anti-gang loitering ordinance (Chicago, IL): West Side residents packed the City Council chambers on Tuesday to plead for a stronger anti-gang loitering ordinance action to “take back” neighborhood streets overrun with gangbangers, drug dealers and prostitutes.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 24, 2018

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Marin judge orders trial in Novato gang homicide case (Novato, CA): Two alleged gangsters accused of luring a Novato High School student to a torturous murder were ordered to stand trial after a seven-week preliminary hearing that ended Tuesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: April 24, 2018

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Study: California gun deaths in decline (San Francisco, CA): Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: April 24, 2018

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'Murder after murder.' After nine killed, Terrorist Boyz gang case finally goes to trial (North Miami, FL): At first, they were just North Miami middle school kids who liked to brawl. But as they grew up, a prosecutor told jurors, the teens also wanted to "come up" — get guns, hit the streets and exact revenge for every petty slight and disrespect they got from rivals on North Miami's west side.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 24, 2018

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‘Gang’ fashion prompts armed confrontation with Pullman teens; man sentenced to 31 months in prison (Spokane, WA): A 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison after he pointed a gun at some teenagers in a Pullman apartment complex, thinking they were part of a gang.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: April 24, 2018

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Erie County DA calls on the public to come forward to help solve gang-related homicides (Erie County, NY): A Buffalo man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for shooting and killing a 22-year-old man. Tuesday, 19-year-old Jaylin Wiggins was convicted of second degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: April 24, 2018

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Cranston Police Arrest 'Bloods' Street Gang Member, Seize Weapons (Cranston, RI): Police describe Travone Green, 22, of Providence, as a "known member of the Bloods street gang" with a long rap sheet. On Tuesday, he faced a judge in District Court where he was charged with possession of a stolen car, a 2006 Toyota Highlander car jacked in Boston on April 20.
Source: Cranston Patch    Date: April 24, 2018

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Columbus police cracking down on 'squad' violence (Columbus, OH): You've heard about the efforts to stop gang violence in the city, but police are also cracking down on another group. They're called Squads and police said they are very similar to gangs. Just like gangs, authorities said these Squads have various names. They are also violent.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: April 24, 2018

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