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Gang culture is changing with leadership, social media and spike in youth violence (Las Vegas, NV): It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: June 5, 2017
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Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses (Raleigh, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER DARNELL EVANS, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 13, 2017

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Police: Teen with gang ties arrested with gun in Stamford park (Stamford, TX): Police say a 17-year-old with gang ties who recently moved here from El Salvador was arrested this week with a gun at Scalzi Park.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: December 13, 2017

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Thousands freed from L.A. gang injunctions that controlled their movements, friendships, even dress choices (Los Angeles, CA): Thousands of Angelenos whose movements, clothing and even relationships were tightly restricted under gang injunctions were released from those court orders this year, marking a dramatic reduction in the use of a crime fighting tool once hailed as an innovative answer to the city’s violent street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 12, 2017

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Developing a new strategy for fighting gang violence (Rockville, MD): Two Montgomery County Council committees are asking for at least one proposal dealing with gang violence to be reworked, while County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett signaled he wants to wait until a current budget shortfall is sorted out before appropriating more money in this fiscal year.
Source: WTOP News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Hattiesburg High School brothers two of eight suspects in triple shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured. More arrests and charges are pending. One of the suspects arrested, D’Andre Humbles, is a star athlete on Hattiesburg High School's football team.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Mother of alleged MS-13 victim sues Brentwood school officials (Central Islip, NY): The mother of slain Brentwood High School teen Kayla Cuevas has filed a $110 million federal suit against the Brentwood schools saying the district failed to protect her daughter against MS-13 gang members and ignored warnings about repeated threats to the girl.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 12, 2017

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Gang Suppression Operation Underway (Fresno, CA): A recent increase in shootings in the Southwest and Southeast districts of Fresno stirred police to launch a gang suppression operation on December 4th. Officer work hours were changed and extra resources were allocated to more effectively address the increase in violence.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: December 12, 2017

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Operation 'Blind Mice': 40 arrested in anti-gang crackdown by BPD, DOJ, FBI (Bakersfield, CA): At least 40 people associated with the West Side Crips gang were arrested on Tuesday in a multi-agency law enforcement operation that the Bakersfield Police Department said provided leads in at least two especially troubling homicides.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: December 12, 2017

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Gang-related crimes in El Paso see sharp increase in 2017, police say (El Paso, TX): Gangs continue to be an issue in the El Paso community as gang-related cases have more than doubled this year. The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit has responded to 668 gang-related incidents so far this year, compared with 330 reported at the same time in 2016, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2017

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2nd juvenile arrested after shot fired on High Point Central High campus; incident was gang-related (High Point, NC): A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shot fired on the campus of High Point Central High School Monday, according to High Point police.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Police make arrest in deadly March gang shooting (Tulsa, OK): Almost nine months after a man was shot and killed parking his car in north Tulsa, police have made an arrest. Norman Johnson was arrested Tuesday for first-degree murder and a host of other crimes.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: December 12, 2017

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Federal judge sentences York gang member to life in prison (York, PA): One of the originators of the "Southside" gang in York was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: December 12, 2017

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Another statewide smash-and-grab RICO suspect brought to Floyd County (Floyd County, GA): Another of the 20 men charged with being part of a smash-and-grab burglary ring operating throughout Georgia was in the Floyd County Jail awaiting trial Tuesday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: December 12, 2017

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Reformed gang member warns kids about life of crime, drug (Albuquerque, NM): A Mexican mafia founder, former gang member and prisoner of 40 years had a simple but serious message for a group of middle schoolers Tuesday. Kilroy Roybal grew up in East Los Angeles but said he was state-raised in the California corrections system. He said he’s sharing his story to make sure kids in New Mexico don’t go through what he did.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: December 12, 2017

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Gang member sentenced to life behind bars (DeKalb County, GA): A 26-year-old man was convicted of murder in DeKalb County and will spend life behind bars. A jury found Kerri Redding, a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, guilty on charges of murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault in connection with the death of 19-year-old Christopher Kenyatta.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: December 12, 2017

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Alleged gang members accused of violating injunction (New Hanover County, NC): Nearly one month after the New Hanover County district attorney went to court and got a preliminary injunction against two dozen alleged gang members, two of them are now accused of violating that court order.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 11, 2017

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Rival gang members facing charges in woman's shooting death (Boston, MA): Two rival gang members accused in the murder of a beloved Boston city worker are headed to court Monday. Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old youth mentor, was killed three years ago in Dorchester.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: December 11, 2017

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Suspected gang member in custody following fatal shooting (Coweta County, GA): A dice game turned deadly Saturday when a suspected gang member shot a rival in the head, investigators said.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: December 11, 2017

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Five MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Abduction-Murder Attempt (Long Island, NY): Police on Long Island, New York, arrested five MS-13 gang members and associates at gunpoint on Dec. 6. The five are charged with conspiracy in the second degree after allegedly trying to abduct and murder a 16-year-old male.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: December 11, 2017

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How an informant named ‘Platinum’ anchored a federal takedown of a Va. gang (Alexandria, VA): In the pre-dawn Wednesday, hundreds of federal agents and police officers waited on alert outside 20 homes in the Washington area for the clock to hit 6 a.m.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 11, 2017

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