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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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18 Brooklyn gang members who treated shootings like a sports 'scoreboard' arrested (Brooklyn, NY): A murderous band of Bloods gang members who treated shootings like a sports “scoreboard” were brought low in a sweeping, two-year investigation, Brooklyn prosecutors said. Eighteen members of the Martense-Beverly Bosses were rounded up on a string of charges that linked gang members to two murders and six nonfatal shootings targeting their rivals in the Folk Nation.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 21, 2018

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Local carjackings in Philly and New Jersey possibly linked to gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): What started as a probe into a few carjackings and robberies in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia has expanded into a full-blown investigation involving Philly police, Camden County police, the New Jersey attorney general's office, and the US attorney's office, just to name four.
Source: WPVI 6 News    Date: June 21, 2018

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Will judge close court to protect gang witnesses in toddler's murder trial? (Jacksonville, FL): Two 19-year-olds accused in the 2016 shooting death of a Jacksonville toddler are set to go on trial for murder on Monday. Before the trial begins, a judge must decide Wednesday whether to grant a request from prosecutors to close the court during the testimony of two state witnesses.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 20, 2018

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Crips gang member with Nacogdoches ties put on DPS Texas Most Wanted List (Austin, TX): A member of the Crips gang with ties to Nacogdoches County and a violent criminal history has been placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: June 20, 2018

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Gang member bails out witness in human trafficking case to intimidate her not to testify against him, authorities say (Worcester, MA): A Worcester gang member accused with several of his cohorts of running a prostitution ring is now accused of arranging bail for a witness prepared to testify against him, court records show.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 20, 2018

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Haverhill, Methuen to Benefit from State Youth Summer Jobs Grant (Haverhill, MA): Merrimack Valley youth in the cities of Haverhill and Methuen are among those being put to work this summer through Attorney General Maura Healey’s seasonal jobs initiative, the AG’s office said this week.
Source: WHAV 97.9 News    Date: June 20, 2018

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Federal authorities round up 29 suspects on drug distribution charges centered on Pittsburgh's West End neighborhoods (Pittsburgh, PA): Federal agents on Wednesday morning began hauling 29 accused gang members and their associates into U.S. District Court on charges of cocaine distribution that authorities say was long fueling violence in the West End of the city and nearby communities.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: June 20, 2018

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Alleged MS-13 gang member charged in teen's death set to plead guilty in September (Bedford, VA): One of five accused MS-13 gang members charged in the death of a Lynchburg teen last year is set to plead guilty to his charges in September.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: June 20, 2018

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Gang member, another man jailed on charges of stealing vehicle (Salisbury, NC): A gang member and another man remain remain behind bars after they were charged with stealing a vehicle at a swimming area, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: June 20, 2018

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Stockton police arrest gang members in homicides, other crimes (Stockton, CA): A nine-month investigation into a new subset of the Norteno gang resulted in the arrests of nearly a dozen people in connection with multiple homicides, several shootings and other crimes in Stockton and San Joaquin County, police said.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: June 20, 2018

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City police increasing raids to seize guns (Fort Wayne, IN): The Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit has conducted more raids this year than all of last year, according to statistics supplied to The Journal Gazette. The unit completed 17 raids and netted 130 guns in 2017. This year, the unit had executed 19 raids as of Sunday, Sgt. Gary J. Hensler Jr. said.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: June 20, 2018

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Anne Arundel sheriff's employee charged with leaking indictments to criminal gang (Anne Arundel County, MD): A civilian employee at the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office was charged Wednesday with leaking sealed indictments to 10 alleged members of a gang who were about to be arrested.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: June 20, 2018

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Toledo's gang task force arrests central city man (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police Gang Task Force Unit arrested a central city man after officers located items in his home consistent with drug trafficking. Members of the task force were in the area Tuesday when they were requested to assist with a weapons call at a residence in the 3200 block of Glenwood Avenue, Toledo police Lt. Kevan Toney said.
Source: The Blade    Date: June 20, 2018

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Judge to close courtroom as gang witnesses testify in murder trial (Jacksonville, FL): Two 19-year-olds accused in the 2016 shooting death of a Jacksonville toddler are set to go on trial Monday on charges including murder, attempted murder and shooting into a vehicle.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 20, 2018

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Trump signs bill giving cities, states $50M to combat gang activity (Washington, DC): Local and state governments and law enforcement agencies will see a boost in funding to fight gang activity after President Donald Trump signed into law a bill creating a $50 million grant program.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: June 19, 2018

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Maryland man convicted of gang related crimes (Baltimore, MD): A Maryland man has been convicted of conspiring to take part in a racketeering enterprise as part of a gang.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: June 19, 2018

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Government of Canada taking steps to prevent and reduce gun and gang violence (Ottawa, ON): The Government of Canada is committed to preventing and reducing crime, especially gun and gang violence. A new federal initiative of $327.6 million over five years to tackle the increase of gun related violence and gang activities in Canada, along with the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), are critical to this work.
Source: Canada NewsWire    Date: June 19, 2018

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Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett aims to get youth away from guns and into jobs (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday announced a new effort to fight crime by targeting youth who might be at risk of becoming violent criminals and giving them help to land a job instead.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: June 19, 2018

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Man Nicknamed ‘Butt Juice’ Convicted Of Gang Violence, Selling Drugs (Baltimore, MD): A man nicknamed “Butt Juice” has been convicted of taking part in gang violence and drug dealing with the Up Da Hill gang. Lamont Jones, a.k.a “Butt Juice,” was found guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics.
Source: CBS Baltimore    Date: June 19, 2018

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Class Action Lawsuit Targets Chicago Police's Gang Database (Chicago, IL): The Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community organizations, gathered in City Hall on Tuesday to announce a new federal class action against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department ( CPD ), targeting CPD's unconstitutional Gang Database, and urging City Council to take action.
Source: Windy City Times    Date: June 19, 2018

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