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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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3 gang members found guilty of using 'Plenty of Fish' app to lure brothers, killing 1 (DeKalb County, GA): A jury found three convicted gang members guilty, Thursday, for a deadly online dating scheme that left a man dead and his brother injured, the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: May 18, 2018

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Gang ‘godfathers' in United Blood Nation case found guilty (Charlotte, NC): Gang members accused of endangering families across the Carolinas have been found guilty. Last May, 600 federal agents spread out across the Carolinas rounding up 83 men and women accused of robbing, killing, and selling drugs across the area.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: May 18, 2018

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Louisiana State Police arrest 7 for gang activity involving reckless ATV riding (New Orleans, LA): Louisiana State Police arrested seven people in connection with a slew of gang activity involving reckless ATV riders and burglaries. Law enforcement officials have spent the last few months investigating gang activity related to reckless ATV riding that has caused fatal crashes and endangered "hundreds of motorists," according to a news release from state police.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 18, 2018

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Crips Gang Member Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Tyvon Bannister, also known as “Turtle,” a member of the Crips-affiliated Cypress Gangsta Crips (CGC) street gang, pleaded guilty to a firearms-related murder charge in connection with his July 2014 fatal shooting of Rayvon Henriques. The guilty plea was entered before United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: May 18, 2018

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Wade Park gang linked to spate of Hough shootings, including one that severely injured boy, 10 (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland street gang is linked to the spate of shootings in the Hough neighborhood, including one man who shot at four police officers and later shot a 10-year-old boy in the face as he slept inside his home, officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 18, 2018

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Scores of gang arrests made in Cook County (Adel, GA): More than 20 arrests were made Wednesday in a probation and gang sweep in Cook County, according to the district attorney. The operation, a joint effort with several area law-enforcement agencies, was meant to make contact with and search subjects who were on probation and were known gang members or affiliated with gangs, said Dick Perryman, district attorney for the Alapaha Judicial Circuit.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: May 18, 2018

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Police link Salt Lake City man to fatal shooting of rival gang member through conversations he had in jail (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake County jail inmate implicated himself in the death of a West Valley City man after he told another inmate he’d killed someone and asked a family member during a recorded jailhouse phone call to lie about his whereabouts on the night of the homicide.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 17, 2018

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MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy (Boston, MA): An MS-13 member pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Jose Vasquez, a/k/a “Little Crazy,” 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Aug. 30, 2018.
Source: STL News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force says taking down MS-13 gang is top priority (Virginia): Targeting and taking down the El Salvadorian-based gang is at the top of the agenda for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force, which formed by 16 different law enforcement agencies in Virginia.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Brockton man gets 10 years in prison for drug trafficking (Boston, MA): A Brockton man was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston on drug trafficking charges. Luis Rivera, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 10 years in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: May 17, 2018

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FBI: 'every major gang' operates in the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, TN): According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation there are approximately 9,000 gang members in a span of 46 East Tennessee counties, the Tri-Cities included. The top 10 gangs in East Tennessee, according to the TBI, include the Aryan Brotherhood, Aryan Nation, Bloods, Crazy White Boys, Crips, Gangster Disciples, Juggalos, Outlaws, Surenos 13 (Sur-13), and Vice Lords.
Source: WJHL News    Date: May 17, 2018

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San Jose gang member convicted of 3 drive-by shootings (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang member who “mocked” his rivals by using colored bullets in a series of deadly drive-by shootings will spend the rest of his life behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Essential city anti-gang youth program on the verge of closing (Hamilton, ON): The John Howard Society's YARD Program is making a last-ditch effort to secure federal funding, or else Hamilton's critical at-risk youth program will have to shut its doors as of Aug. 1.
Source: CBC News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Everett gang-related offenses down 60% as city puts together a gang unit (Everett, WA): It’s no secret our area has a growing gang problem. We’re seeing it from Snohomish to King to Pierce counties. To stop the violent crimes, the Everett Police Department is working on putting together a gang unit.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Guilford County Sheriff’s Office works to combat recent gang activity (Greensboro, NC): It was a chaotic scene outside of the Guilford County Courthouse Wednesday morning after reports that there were shots fired. “There were definitely four shots fired off that I heard that came from right in front of this building,” Sheriff BJ Barnes said.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: May 17, 2018

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Gill Group dismantled in gang crime crackdown, police say (Vancouver, BC): A police crackdown on gang violence in B.C.'s Lower Mainland has resulted in the arrests of seven suspects, including the head of the Gill Group.
Source: CTV News Vancouver    Date: May 17, 2018

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Gang member charged with robbery, other offenses after sheriff’s raid in Jurupa Valley (Riverside, CA): A 22-year-old documented gang member and ex-convict accused of robbing a Jurupa Valley business and arming himself with a high-capacity semiautomatic pistol was charged Wednesday with multiple felony offenses.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 17, 2018

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Vancouver police's anti-gang operation leads to seven arrests (Vancouver, BC): A violent Lower Mainland gang was contracting itself out to commit murders for larger, more-established organized crime groups, Vancouver Police Supt. Mike Porteous said Thursday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: May 17, 2018

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Prosecutor: Reputed gang member indicted in shooting of ATF agent was looking for rivals that day (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang member accused of shooting an undercover federal agent was captured on surveillance cameras minutes before the shooting driving a “slow loop” around the block, apparently looking for rivals, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 17, 2018

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New program aimed at keeping South Asian girls out of gangs (Abbotsford, BC): The provincial government has granted $75,000 to Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) to help South Asian female youth who are at high risk of becoming involved in criminal activity or those who are currently involved in crime or gang activity.
Source: The Abbotsford News    Date: May 17, 2018

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