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House backs bill targeting gang members for deportation (Washington, DC): The House on Thursday backed legislation that would make membership in a criminal gang grounds for deportation as Republicans warned of the dangers of the violent street gang MS-13.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 14, 2017
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Teen beaten, fatally shot in gang-related attack (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn teen was beaten and fatally shot on Sunday during a vicious gang-related attack near his home, according to police sources.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 16, 2018

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Police: 15-year-old charged with murder in Lubbock 18-year-old’s shooting death (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock police detectives arrested a 15-year-old male early Sunday in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man late Friday in Southeast Lubbock.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: July 15, 2018

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Behind Erie’s falling violent crime, signs of an initiative’s success (Erie, PA): For Unified Erie, the anti-crime initiative built on data, numbers have always been important. At this point, the numbers are looking extremely good. The number of homicides, shootings, robberies and other violent crimes have dropped significantly in the city of Erie over the past five years, or since all three elements, or prongs, of Unified Erie — enforcement, prevention, and re-entry — have been in place.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: July 15, 2018

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5 things to know about the Money Rules Everything gang (Bethlehem, PA): Police say members of the Money Rules Everything gang are connected to a gruesome Bethlehem murder in which a man was stabbed and set on fire, and a scary shoot out in the Lehigh Valley Mall parking lot last month. What else do we know about this gang?
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 14, 2018

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Known Gang Member With History In Denver Arrested At The Border (Denver, CO): U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped an MS13 gang member with a long criminal history in Denver from re-entering the United States. Agents say they first noticed a group trying to bypass the Ysleta Border Patrol Station east of El Paso, Texas.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: July 14, 2018

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2 arrested in Nyeland Acres by Oxnard gang unit (Oxnard, CA): A gang member and one other person were arrested on suspected gun offenses in Nyeland Acres, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 14, 2018

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3 reported gang members present at club shooting among 4 charged in killing of teen in west Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): Three reported gang members who were in the Power Ultra Lounge during a mass shooting last year -- including the 19-year-old who told authorities that he fired the first shot -- were charged Wednesday in the 2017 death of a Little Rock teenager.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: July 13, 2018

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Dallas feds say they busted violent MS-13 gang members who attacked rivals with machetes and shotguns (Dallas, TX): It was a right of passage for the young men: maim or kill a rival gang member, according to prosecutors. In the case of one North Texas MS-13 cell, that meant using shotguns, sledgehammers and even machetes - their weapon of choice, prosecutors said. On Friday, federal authorities in Dallas announced the arrests of seven local MS-13 gang members and associates on charges that include racketeering, attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 13, 2018

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Brockton gang member sentenced to 78 months on firearms charge (Brockton, CA): Having previously served time in prison for distributing crack cocaine, a Brockton man who belonged to the Green Street gang is headed back to the federal penitentiary for 78 months on a firearms charge, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: July 13, 2018

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Street gang Money Rules Everything's alleged violent profile drawing attention (Bethlehem, PA): Never heard of a street gang called Money Rules Everything? Until recently, even area experts weren't clued in. A clash June 1 with another gang led to an argument inside and then a shooting outside the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, authorities say.
Source: Lehighvalleylive.com    Date: July 13, 2018

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40-Year-Old Gang Member Convicted of Fatally Shooting Huntington Beach Teen, Hiding Body in Cooler (Huntington Beach, CA): A 40-year-old gang member was convicted of fatally shooting a 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman and hiding her body in a cooler, authorities announced on Friday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: July 13, 2018

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WTOC Investigates: Gang activity on the rise in Georgia (Savannah, GA): The Georgia Gang Investigators Association's recent survey found criminal street gangs are on the rise, and the state of Georgia has hit a crisis. The 2017-2018 survey claims 155 of 159 counties in Georgia experience gang activity. It states Chatham County is in the top 10 to 20 percent with 34 active gangs and 876 active gang members reported.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: July 13, 2018

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Police: Fourth suspect arrested in Ringwood car theft spree is a gang member (Ringwood, NJ): A fourth suspect in an early July string of car thefts near Cupsaw Lake was arrested Wednesday in his hometown of Irvington, local police said.
Source: NorthJersey.com    Date: July 13, 2018

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Man Says He Was Wrongly Targeted as Claims of Deputy 'Gangs' Emerge (Los Angeles, CA): Sheldon Lockett spent eight months in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit, claiming Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Compton station set him up and made false accusations of resisting arrest and two counts of attempted murder.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 13, 2018

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Long-Time Leader of Violent Grape Street Crips Street Gang and Two Members Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” – including its long-time leader – were convicted by a federal jury today of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings, and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie and DEA Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson announced.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 13, 2018

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Jury reaches verdict in trial of notorious Newark Crips kingpin (Newark, NJ): The head of one of Newark's most violent street gangs, whose previous trial ended with a deadlocked jury, was convicted Friday on charges of murder and racketeering.
Source: NJ.com    Date: July 13, 2018

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No longer in the gang database, yet forever marked a gangster (Boston, MA): Calvin Feliciano was looking forward to attending a spiritual retreat on an island in British Columbia when he picked his luggage off a carousel at Vancouver International Airport. He wasn’t expecting to be detained and questioned about his gang record.
Source: The Bay State Banner    Date: July 12, 2018

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In wake of Junior’s death, state invests $18 million toward gang prevention in the Bronx (Bronx, NY): New York State will invest $18 million in gang prevention in the wake of the killing of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz by a group of reputed gang members, state and local officials announced Thursday.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: July 12, 2018

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Cuomo unveils initiative to halt gang recruitment in the Bronx (Bronx, NY): Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a new plan to fund a host of local organizations to help prevent gang recruitment. The multimillion-dollar initiative will provide up to $1 million for the Police Athletic League and the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. Funds will also be allocated to Roberto Clemente State Park.
Source: News 12 Bronx    Date: July 12, 2018

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Abbeville PD arrests alleged Gremlin gang members (Abbeville, LA): Abbeville police officers said they have arrested members of a gang operating here in Acadiana. On Wednesday night, a special street crimes unit created by the police department stopped a vehicle driven by a suspect identified as Travis Cooper, a "known member of the Gremlins Gang", police said.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: July 12, 2018

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