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A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college (Chicago, IL): At Benito Juarez Community Academy, students begin each day by scanning their ID cards, sliding their backpacks through an X-ray machine and walking through an airport-security-style metal detector.
Source: The Hechinger Report    Date: November 21, 2017
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TN Supreme Court: It's the number of crimes, not the number of guns used, that counts (Knox County, TN): The Tennessee Supreme Court is shooting down a legally groundbreaking ruling by a lower court that armed criminals should only pay a single price for using a single gun, no matter how many crimes were committed with that weapon. The ruling comes in the case of admitted Bloods gang member Lajuan Harbison in the shooting of an innocent Vine Middle School student.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 18, 2018

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Police say a Worcester student and gang member used Facebook to make threats against Central MA Academy (Worcester, MA): A Worcester student who police say is a known gang member is facing charges for posting threatening messages against his school on Facebook.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 18, 2018

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Police: Gang member arrested in Millcreek after stolen car chase (Millcreek, UT): A known gang member is in custody after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car. Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua William Moore overnight.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Police: Gangster Disciplines members arrested after 'chaotic' situation near Circle K (Marietta, GA): Police say two members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested after a violent scene outside of a convenience store in Marietta.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: January 18, 2018

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Emotions run high as Syracuse man sentenced for 2016 murder on city's South Side (Syracuse, NY): Emotions ran high in the courtroom this morning as a self-admitted gang member was sentenced to 47 years to life in prison for a 2016 drive-by shooting in the city of Syracuse.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: January 18, 2018

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Man convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings gets life in prison (Long Beach, CA): After a trial that included jailhouse recordings of two Watts gang members bragging about gunning down five people, one of the men was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for what remains one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 18, 2018

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Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative aims to add youth services (Chattanooga, TN): "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." That verse from Proverbs describes how Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative hopes to expand its services to young people at risk of losing their futures to gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 17, 2018

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MS-13 gang member should serve 13 years in prison for brutal attack, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): A member of the feared MS-13 street gang who repeatedly stabbed a rival in Chelsea and bragged that “his intestines were dangling” after the attack should spend 13 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday in a court filing.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 17, 2018

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Where were the shootings in Bridgeport? We mapped 231 of them (Bridgeport, CT): By the time the homicide rate doubled in September, violence in the Park City showed a clear trend: a spike in gun violence and an increased rate of gang-related deaths. Data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media detail the trend, and map each injurious shooting across the city, including fatal and non-fatal shootings.
Source: The News-Times    Date: January 17, 2018

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New Haven homicides hit new low (New Haven, CT): New Haven saw just seven homicides in 2017, the city’s lowest total in half a century. According to New Haven Police Department reports, last year’s number, down from 13 in 2016, represents a steep drop from the peak of 34 homicides in 2011, when the Elm City was plagued by gang violence.
Source: Yale Daily News    Date: January 17, 2018

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Man gets probation for 2015 gang shooting (Medford, OR): A man caught with a stolen gun in November during a homicide investigation was sentenced to probation Wednesday for his role in a 2015 west Medford gang shooting in which no one was injured.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 17, 2018

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Gang fight escalates; shot fired at Yakima police officer (Yakima, WA): What began as a gang fight outside a juvenile court escalated into a series of disturbances across town that saw a shot fired at police before ending in a two-hour standoff at an east Yakima home.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2018

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Two girls arrested following gang fight outside Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center (Yakima, WA): Yakima County sheriff’s Chief Civil deputy Ed Levesque said a fight broke out after a hearing to appoint an attorney a 15-year-old accused of killing 17-year-old Napoleon Prado in Yakima in October.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2018

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Alleged Worcester gang member arrested in threat to school (Worcester, MA): A teenage gang member who attends a Rockdale Street school was arrested Wednesday for allegedly posting threatening messages Tuesday targeting teh school, police said.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 17, 2018

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Cleveland man gets 6-year prison sentence for threatening witness in murder case (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland man who used his social media account to deal drugs, broadcast his gun collection and gang affiliation and threaten a witness in a murder trial was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: January 17, 2018

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Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes (San Jose, CA): A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating back to last spring, and is being treated as a gang despite having no conventional gang ties, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2018

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Providence Place Mall Shooting Linked to Gang Activity (Providence, RI): Monday afternoon's shooting at Providence Place Mall that triggered an active shooting warning was tied to gang activity according to multiple Police sources.
Source: GoLocalProv    Date: January 16, 2018

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Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution (Boston, MA): An individual identified as a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 16, 2018

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Innocent teen bystander dies following gang shootout in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): More than 50 Vancouver police officers are hunting for a suspect after a teenage bystander was killed in a gang shootout that also left one of the suspects dead.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 16, 2018

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Two charged with marijuana distribution, gang crimes (Glynn County, GA): A Glynn County grand jury indicted two men last week on multiple counts for gang-related drug crimes. According to the indictment, Alonza Antonio Duncan and Victor Lamar Pinkney are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug- related objects and violation of the state gang act for actions committed on July 19, 2016. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: January 15, 2018

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