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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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Big MS-13 Gang Bust In NJ: 6 Charged With Murder In Sweep (New Jersey): Six members of the violent street gang MS-13 were indicted in a big New Jersey bust this week and face murder charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Hoboken Patch    Date: April 26, 2018

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POLICE: Bloods gang member nabbed on multiple drug charges (Greenville, NC): Police say a validated gang member is off the streets of one Eastern Carolina city after his drug arrest on Wednesday. Raheem Harris, who police say is a known member of the Bloods gang, was found with eight bags of crack cocaine that were packaged for sale, according to a news release.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 26, 2018

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Malden receives funding to combat gang violence (Malden, MA): The Baker-Polito Administration has announced $5.65 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: April 26, 2018

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U.S. Marshals, Houston police net hundreds of suspected gang members in joint operation (Houston, TX): U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies arrested more than 220 people in the Houston area, seizing dozens of firearms, nearly $60,000 in currency and more than $1 million in illegal drugs during a federal operation that concluded Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 26, 2018

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Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Distributing Drugs in and Around Public Housing Development (Boston, MA): A Boston gang member pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to distributing crack cocaine in a Jamaica Plain housing development.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: April 26, 2018

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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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Gang activity in N.J. to be discussed at May 8 workshop (Somerset County, NJ): Somerset County Deputy Director Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites parents, guardians and professionals who work with children and families to a Youth Services workshop, which will focus on local and state-wide gang activity, on Tuesday, May 8.
Source: NJ.com    Date: April 25, 2018

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Police: Salt Lake gang members are getting younger and younger (Salt Lake City, UT): Officials with the Salt Lake Area Gang Project say gang members in the greater Salt Lake area are getting younger and younger. Changing how they recruit members for their gangs, Utah officers are changing their tactics on prevention and enforcement.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: April 25, 2018

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Unorganized crime: Defense lawyers fight back against racketeering allegations (Detroit, MI): The shootings had nothing to do with the Seven Mile Bloods, defense lawyer Michael Rataj told jurors during opening statements in the first wave of trials.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

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Executing Aaron: Fresh bloodshed as The Seven Mile Bloods trials get underway in downtown Detroit (Detroit, MI): A recent shooting appears to have rekindled the war between the Seven Mile Bloods and rival gangs. On Sept. 24, prosecutors say alleged Seven Mile Bloods member Aaron Hayes was sitting on a porch outside an east side home. Hayes, 27, was a free man after spending almost a decade in a Michigan state prison for manslaughter.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

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'This Ain't Normal' Tells Stories Of Gang Violence, Guns In Boston (Boston, MA): "This Ain't Normal" is a new documentary about the young men and their families who struggle every day with gang violence in Boston and street workers who are trying to mitigate the violence in their communities.
Source: WBUR News    Date: April 25, 2018

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Suburban teen pleads not guilty in California gang killing (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty to his alleged role in a gang-related killing in southern Los Angeles last year when he was a senior at a suburban high school.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: April 25, 2018

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4 arrested in connection with likely gang-related shootout in Joliet (Joliet, IL): A likely gang-related shootout Tuesday night in Joliet ended with a 2-year-old boy in the hospital, fighting to keep his leg, police said.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: April 25, 2018

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Illinois State Appellate Court Upholds 2015 Gang Conviction Against Aurora Man (Aurora, IL): The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the 2015 conviction of an Aurora street gang member for unlawfully making contact with fellow gang members. The court affirmed the Kane County trial court’s guilty verdict against 28-year-old Gabriel Berrios for misdemeanor Unlawful Contact with Street-Gang Members; the court also rejected Berrios’ claim that the law is unconstitutional.
Source: WSPYNews.com    Date: April 25, 2018

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Forges Bipartisan Partnerships to Combat Gang Violence and Create Safer Communities (Sacramento, CA): Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has reached across the aisle to engage in several bipartisan policy efforts to prevent gang violence and enhance the overall safety of families and neighborhoods throughout our state.
Source: Imperial Valley News    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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