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L.A. saw a big drop in homicides this summer, falling to levels seen in 1966 (Los Angeles, CA): Two years ago, a particularly brutal August — the deadliest the city had seen in years — alarmed Los Angeles police. Hoping to slow the bloodshed, top officials at the Los Angeles Police Department retooled their crime-fighting strategies. They sent extra officers to the neighborhoods hit hardest, looking for guns and focusing on gang-inspired violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 12, 2017
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Gang Member Sold Heroin In Northport, Suffolk County: Police (Suffolk County, NY): A gang member who sold drugs in Northport and across Suffolk County was arrested last week after authorities seized heroin, fentanyl and other items from his Central Islip home, police say.
Source: Northport Patch    Date: October 19, 2017

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Anne Arundel, Annapolis outreach efforts grow with the Hispanic community (Annapolis, MD): Walking along Forest Drive in Annapolis, a woman casually balanced a large object over her head, attracting the attention of Maria Casasco.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: October 19, 2017

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Police say Las Vegas safer after operation cripples area gang (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: October 19, 2017

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Mount Vernon 'Goonies' gang charged with racketeering, weapons, drug sales (Mount Vernon, NY): Eight members of the Mount Vernon-based gang known as the "Goonies" were indicted and charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Source: The Journal News    Date: October 19, 2017

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Feds arrest 30 alleged gang members and associates (Atlanta, GA): A total of 30 members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods gang and their associates were indicted last week. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a news release Thursday that the charges stem from drug distribution and violent acts, mostly against the gang’s own members.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: October 19, 2017

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Feds charge 13 in alleged W. Philly drug gang war (Philadelphia, PA): Thirteen people were charged Thursday with participating in a 2013 shooting war between two West Philadelphia drug gangs that left one man dead, another critically wounded, and a bystander shot and wounded.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 19, 2017

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NYPD's Secret Gang Database Filled With 'Garbage,' Advocates Say (Manhattan, NY): A coalition of activists and legal advocates is calling on the NYPD to scrap its database of alleged gang members and people affiliated with gangs, denouncing the secret list as unaccountable and accusing police of using it to target communities of color.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 19, 2017

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Meridian's youth curfew: Is it effective? (Meridian, MS): As aldermen in Philadelphia consider adopting a curfew for youth, Newscenter 11 is examining a similar ordinance that is already in place in Meridian. Adopted as a way to curb youth crime, the question now is, "Is it working?" In search for the answer we are getting the perspective from one official who works closely with this issue.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: October 19, 2017

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Cathedral City police arrested 5 and seized 13 illegal weapons during a raid on a street gang (Cathedral City, CA): Five suspects were arrested early Thursday during a raid on a Cathedral City street gang. Operation Desert Wolf II targeted members of the Barrio Dream Homes gang, which is based in the Dream Homes neighborhood on the west side of the city. The operation, which kicked off 5:30 a.m., targeted members believed to be involved in violent crimes over the past two years, police said.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 19, 2017

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“Rival Impact” Gang Member Charged In Brooklyn Federal Court With Double Homicide (Brooklyn, NY): Nabiu Mansaray, a member of a Coney Island-based gang known variously as “Mermaid Boys,” “Mermaids,” “Rival Impact,” “R.I.,” and “33rd Street Crew,” will be arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on a superseding indictment charging him with crimes including racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking and unlawful use of firearms.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 19, 2017

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Today’s gangs are more violent than in the past, says Orange DA (Goshen, NY): Gangs, gang violence and drug dealing varies from city to city in Orange County, said District Attorney David Hoovler. The worst of the gang activities is in Newburgh with it to a lesser degree in Middletown and even less in Port Jervis, he said.
Source:    Date: October 19, 2017

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Gang Members Charged with Infant’s Shooting Death (Los Angeles County, CA): Four alleged gang members have been charged in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Compton last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: October 19, 2017

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New County Effort Aims To Keep Students from Joining Gangs (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County wrestles with a rise in gang violence, officials are looking to do more to stop young teens from joining gangs.
Source: Bethesda Magazine    Date: October 18, 2017

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Deported gang member arrested in Stuarts Draft (Waynesboro, VA): Three years after being deported to Mexico following a conviction on a drug charge, an admitted gang member is back behind bars after being arrested in the Stuarts Draft area, Waynesboro Police said.
Source: The News Leader    Date: October 18, 2017

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‘Operation Desert Guardian’ nets over 800 arrests; illegal firearms, drugs and cash seized over summer (Hesperia, CA): Fresh off the heels of a successful crime sweep that netted hundreds of felony arrests, illegal firearms, and drugs throughout the High Desert, Sheriff John McMahon re-emphasized his commitment to curbing violent crime in the region.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 18, 2017

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Suspected gang member shot in Pomona, refuses to talk to police (Pomona, CA): A 26-year-old suspected gang member was shot and wounded early this morning in Pomona but refused to talk to police about it.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: October 18, 2017

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Leadership Series: Keeping today’s kids from becoming tomorrow’s gangsters (Surrey, BC): Steering kids away from gangs in our schools takes leadership and that’s what the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) of B.C., the province’s integrated anti-gang unit, is doing.
Source: Global News    Date: October 18, 2017

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Grand Jury: Triple slaying was gang-related home invasion (Brunswick, GA): An older Brunswick couple and their adult grandson were shot dead allegedly by a 22-year-old member of the Gangster Disciples gang during a home invasion on June 17, although the intended target may have been a rival gang member next door, according to a Glynn County Grand Jury indictment.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 18, 2017

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Gang informant built case against Black Souls, did crimes on the side (Chicago, IL): Alex Williams picked up his first drug conviction at age 13. Wednesday, he finished up with the only honest job he’s had in the nearly 30 years since.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 18, 2017

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Arrest made in fatal July 4th shooting of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): Investigators allege a member of the Bloods street gang fatally shot a teenager in the back this summer after a fight concerning the victim’s girlfriend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: October 18, 2017

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