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Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths (Champaign, IL): Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Source: EurekAlert!    Date: May 23, 2017
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Omaha gang member is sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering conspiracy (Omaha, NE): Greg Bahati once attempted to shoot in the head a person he believed provided information about him to rival Omaha gang members, federal law enforcement authorities have alleged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 23, 2017

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Why do teens keep getting murdered in Richmond? Inside the gang violence in the city's public housing communities (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Police cruiser bounces down a rutted alley toward a dozen teenagers hanging out behind one of the low, red-brick buildings that make up Mosby Court.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 23, 2017

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DA: DeKalb gang members went looking for ‘people to kill’ and found 3 (DeKalb County, GA): The bosses said to find “violators” — people who didn’t follow rules of the Gangster Disciples, or were pretending to be members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 23, 2017

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MS-13 Gang Member from Freeport Gets 40 Years for 2 Murders (Long Island, NY): An admitted MS-13 street gang member from Freeport was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison for killing two other gang members in a two-week span five years ago.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: June 22, 2017

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Maryland gang member gets more than 13 years for attack (Greenbelt, MD): A Maryland MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for conspiring and attempting to murder on behalf of the gang.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: June 22, 2017

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Athens gang members indicted for Facebook Live assault (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted three Athens street gang members for an alleged brutal attack on a teen broadcast live on social media.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 22, 2017

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Prosecutors say Hudson directed gang members to kill witness (Jacksonville, FL): Several associates of a man on trial for murder, criminal conspiracy and several counts of tampering with a witness in what prosecutors said was an arranged killing of a witness to a previous crime testified Thursday under conditions that their faces, voices and names could not be made public.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 22, 2017

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Law enforcement looks to curb gang violence through new program (Dougherty County, GA): Dougherty County will soon be the newest member of a program that could help crack down on gang crime. District Attorney Greg Edwards said law enforcement investigators and prosecutors will have access to the comprehensive computer platform, where they can compile and share information on known gang members.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: June 22, 2017

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KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the “Bloods” gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.
Source: Chronicle-Independent    Date: June 22, 2017

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Trial begins for brutal gang-related stabbing at Vacaville warehouse (Vacaville, CA): A trial began Thursday in Solano County Superior Court in the case of a Vacaville man accused of nearly stabbing to death a co-worker in 2014 over gang affiliations.
Source: The Reporter    Date: June 22, 2017

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17 held in gang bust after year-long probe (Suffolk County, MA): Police on Wednesday arrested 17 rival gang members and confiscated 22 guns as part of a year-long, multi-agency task effort dubbed Operation Hanover and focused on Dorchester and Roxbury.
Source: Dorchester Reporter    Date: June 22, 2017

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Harris County sheriff's deputies searching for MS-13 gang member in girlfriend's shooting death (Harris County, TX): A man who used to brag about killing people as a member of the MS-13 street gang is now the prime suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 22, 2017

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Franklin man pleads not guilty to heroin distribution (Franklin Borough, NJ): A Franklin Borough man who advised police he was a Latin King gang member, and who was released from prison on parole in 2016 after serving over four years for burglary and armed robbery, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a list of new indictable charges.
Source: New Jersey Herald    Date: June 22, 2017

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Local authorities discuss efforts to combat shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Police tape blocked off Sanfiel Street Wednesday. That was the area where a man was shot. On Tuesday, police were at a cemetery investigating a double homicide believed to be gang motivated.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: June 22, 2017

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Gang presence growing, detectives say (Snohomish County, WA): Law enforcers are looking to step up their presence within the community to keep innocent bystanders safe as gang violence is becoming more visible.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune    Date: June 21, 2017

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Unaccompanied Minor Program a ‘Recruiting Pipeline for Violent Gangs’ (Mineola, NY): The arrest of 41 alleged MS-13 gang members in Nassau County last week highlighted a gaping hole in the immigration system.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: June 21, 2017

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Shooting in Myrtle Beach streamed live on social media gang-related, police say (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Interim Police Chief Amy Prock released several more details about the shooting that wounded seven people, including the shooting suspect, at a special called city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 21, 2017

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Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town (Brentwood, NY): One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying “war taxes” to street gangs in Honduras. Another told how he finally left that country after he was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a police gunfight. And yet another described his harrowing trip from El Salvador with a smuggler who kept a pistol on his car’s dashboard, just in case.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: June 21, 2017

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Athens man indicted for shooting Athens gang member (Athens, GA): A grand jury this week indicted an Athens man on charges he shot a purported street gang member who allegedly tried to rob him.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 21, 2017

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Bloods street gang members sentenced in violent conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Two high-ranking members of an Essex County-based Bloods street gang set were sentenced to 30 years in prison for their roles in a conspiracy that included several shootings and the killing of a rival gang member, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: June 21, 2017

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