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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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Columbus MS-13 gang members -- including 1 from Dayton -- hit with new criminal charges (Columbus, OH): A new federal indictment accuses 23 Columbus MS-13 gang members -- a Dayton man is identified as one of them -- with conspiracy to commit racketeering, including five homicides in central Ohio.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 16, 2018

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MS 13 gang member sentenced in killing (Rockville, MD): A Montgomery County judge sentenced MS-13 gang member Juan Gutierrez-Vazquez, age 17, to 40 years in prison Feb. 8 for his role in a June 2016 murder that took place in a Gaithersburg park.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: February 16, 2018

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MS13 Gang Truce: Social vs. Criminal Capital: Dany Balmore Romero García was sitting in class at a vocational college in El Salvador when he got a message from a friend. On the news, they were saying the US Treasury Department had included him on its Kingpin List, calling him a leader of the MS13.
Source: InSight Crime    Date: February 15, 2018

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Judge dismisses federal lawsuit seeking to declare Lunada Bay Boys a street gang (Los Angeles County, CA): In a major blow to the most high-profile legal effort yet to take down a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes Estates, a judge has dismissed a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the city nearly two years ago.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: February 15, 2018

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Woodland, Yolo County center of 11 county, 3 state gang sweep (Woodland, CA): The FBI targeted Woodland and Yolo County along with 10 other counties in a massive raid against street gangs Wednesday morning.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: February 15, 2018

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Police have too much discretion over Restaurant Watch ban list, complainant says (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police have too much discretion in determining how long former gang associates remain barred from restaurants and bars, claims a man who says he severed all gang ties years ago.
Source: CBC News    Date: February 15, 2018

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Gang Bill Could Increase Prison Costs, Disparately Affect African Americans (Jackson, MS): Proposed legislation to crack down on gangs statewide could lead to increased prison costs, a move that would counteract the state's progress in decreasing the number of inmates—and taxpayer dollars used to incarcerate those inmates—since 2014.
Source: Jackson Free Press    Date: February 15, 2018

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Felony lane gang used wigs, stolen IDs and checks to fleece area banks, feds say (Grand Rapids, MI): Eight suspected criminals from Florida are behind bars, charged in a ‘felony lane gang’ operation that got money from western Michigan banks using driver’s licenses and checks stolen from metro Detroit.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: February 15, 2018

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Manchester woman pleads guilty to federal firearms charges (Concord, NH): A Manchester woman who law enforcement officials believe was supplying guns to gang members in Massachusetts pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to firearms charges.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: February 15, 2018

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'Don't nobody want to step up': Crime scene tape stripes Central City after recent gun violence (New Orleans, LA): Crime scene technicians had already taken their pictures by 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 15) at the Central City intersection where, about an hour and a half earlier, a man was shot in the head, according to police.
Source: The Times Picayune    Date: February 15, 2018

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Detectives say innocent man murdered in White Center a victim of Hispanic gang violence (Seattle, WA): Sunday will mark two years since 42-year-old James Nickerson was shot and killed in White Center. He was walking to take the bus to work at Safeway in West Seattle.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: February 15, 2018

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Joint task force cracks down on known gang members (Atlanta, GA): Only Channel 2 Action News was with a joint task force of federal, state and local authorities rounding up gang and drug suspects.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: February 15, 2018

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Three MS-13 Gang Members Sentenced to Lengthy Sentences in Brooklyn Federal Court For Murder Of 19-Year Old Man (Brooklyn, NY): Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, defendants Milton Contreras, Oscar Welman Espinoza-Merino and Jose Osmin Rubio were each sentenced by United States District Judge Margo K. Brodie following their convictions for the murder of a 19-year-old victim on Long Island in 2014.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 15, 2018

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44 arrested in “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent crimes, guns and drugs (Charlotte, NC): In what authorities are calling a “coordinated takedown” aimed at violent and repeat criminals, federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested 44 people in the Charlotte area over a two-day period that began early Monday.
Source: Qcitymetro    Date: February 14, 2018

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MS13 Case Studies: Hierarchy vs. Federation: On December 13, 2015, MS13 gang leader Edwin Mancía Flores, alias “Shugar,” made a phone call from a prison in El Salvador. On the other end of the line was José Martínez Castro, alias “Chucky,” the head of what the gang hierarchy refers to as the “East Coast Program.”
Source: InSight Crime    Date: February 14, 2018

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The Power of Social Network Analysis (San Bernardino, CA): One of the best uses of SNA for law enforcement would be to identify gang members and a gang structure, followed by legal and publicly palatable police actions. The desired outcome would be to eradicate a significant amount of violent crime associated with strong gangs, and perhaps transform some gang members by changing their life path in a positive direction.
Source: The Police Chief    Date: February 14, 2018

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Reputed Gang Member Sentenced To 13 1/2 Years In Prison For Murder (Queens, NY): Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on February 8 that a reputed member of the Sureño 13 street gang has been sentenced to prison for the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Elmhurst man following a verbal argument in May 2015, in Jackson Heights.
Source: The Queens Gazette    Date: February 14, 2018

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Unexplained cash, and other signs your kid may have joined a gang (British Columbia): How do you know whether your kid may have joined a gang? There are plenty of signs to suggest that they have, if you ask Sgt. Jag Khosa, gang intervention officer with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — British Columbia (CFSEU-BC).
Source: Global News    Date: February 14, 2018

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Gang member wanted for shooting arrested in Fort Collins after months on the lam (Fort Collins, CO): A known gang-member who law enforcement says has been on the run since shooting someone in the chest in November was arrested in Fort Collins Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

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Second person charged in Allentown gang-related stabbing (Allentown, PA): A second person has been charged in last week’s gang-related stabbing of two men in a Tilghman Street home, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 14, 2018

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