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Incarceration Prolongs Gang Careers, Researchers Say (Washington, DC): "Blood In, Blood Out." So goes a common saying about the inescapability of gang life, a reference to a 1993 movie that chronicled the bloody lives of three gangsters in East Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America    Date: June 1, 2018
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Alleged gang member charged with shooting at Lawrence home (Lawrence, MA): A suspected gang member charged with shooting at a house on Kingston Street where children were present last week was arrested Tuesday, state police said.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 15, 2018

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Witnesses are no-shows; hearing postponed for gang member charged with shooting two outside Lehigh Valley Mall (Allentown, PA): The prosecution’s key witnesses in the case of a 19-year-old gang member charged with shooting two rivals last month in the Lehigh Valley Mall parking lot failed to show up for court Wednesday, forcing a postponement.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: August 15, 2018

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Disrupting Gangs with a Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) (Montgomery County, OH): Over the last 25 years, research shows that the best—and most sustainable—approach to reducing gang homicides is a three-pronged initiative involving law enforcement, social services, and the community. Such an initiative is commonly referred to as a Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, or CIRV. CIRV started in Boston in 1996 and has been replicated throughout the country in agencies of all sizes and cities of various demographics.
Source: In Public Safety     Date: August 15, 2018

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3 Men Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Gang Interventionist in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Three men have been arrested in connection with the July fatal shooting of a gang interventionist and community advocate in South Los Angeles, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: August 15, 2018

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Police issue warning of Abbotsford man who poses danger to public, ‘involved in gang conflict’ (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford police are taking the unusual step of warning the public of a young man. Officer Judy Bird says Varinderpal Singh Gill poses a risk to the community of Abbotsford.
Source: Global News    Date: August 15, 2018

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Known gang member sought after jumping bail, HPD says (Houston, TX): Houston police said they are asking the public for help locating a fugitive. Jaydaniel Martinez is a documented gang member from the Rosewood neighborhood in northeast Houston, police said.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: August 14, 2018

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Reputed Gang Members Stand Trial In Death of Hadiya Pendleton (Chicago, IL): Opening statements in one of Chicago’s highest-profile murder cases started Tuesday. The trial started August 14—five years after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in a Chicago Park.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: August 14, 2018

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Mount Vernon gang member charged with attempted murder (Mount Vernon, NY): A Mount Vernon gang member is accused of ordering the shooting of two victims in December 2016. One of the victims was shot in the chest and neck and the other was shot in the head, prosecutors said. Both survived but face life-long medical difficulties.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 14, 2018

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MS-13 member should do 35 years for role in murder of teen in East Boston, prosecutors say (Boston, MA): A member of the feared MS-13 street gang who helped carry out the brutal murder of a teenager stabbed nearly 50 times in East Boston should spend 35 years in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 14, 2018

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Crips gang member sentenced to twenty years for robbing teens in Mechanicsville (Knoxville, TN): A Crips gang member who robbed four teenagers at gun-point in 2016 was sentenced to twenty years on Tuesday. Dashun Shackleford, 19, was convicted in June on four counts of aggravated robbery. The jury found that Shackleford was a member of the Crips street gang.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: August 14, 2018

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Gang Member Had 2 Loaded Guns In Car: Joliet Cops (Joliet, IL): Joliet Police officers say they apprehended a known gang member late Monday night following a traffic stop on Akin Avenue, on Joliet's east side.
Source: Joliet Patch    Date: August 14, 2018

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19-year-old enters plea to charges in gang-related gunfire incident (Danville, VA): A Danville man accused of driving gang members and aspirants to shoot someone in September pleaded to his role in the crime Tuesday.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 14, 2018

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Attorneys, prosecutors argue motions in Titanic Crip Society alleged gang case (Ogden, UT): A number of motions and arguments were ruled on Monday in the case of alleged members of the Titanic Crip Society, or TCS, an alleged Ogden street gang accused of being a criminal conspiracy.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 14, 2018

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17-year-old arrested in El Rio knife incidents (El Rio, CA): A 17-year-old male from Port Hueneme was recently arrested on suspicion of assault and brandishing incidents in the El Rio area last month, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 14, 2018

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Gangs are Using the Internet to Conduct illegal Criminal Enterprises (Orange County, CA): A couple hundred law enforcement agencies from around the world gathered in Orange County to share the latest in gang activity. LA County Sheriff McDonnell says that gangs are still making money off of drugs, robberies, and stolen property, but now also, "identity theft, credit card fraud, human trafficking, the coordinated knock-knock burglars are flocking, serial robberies and the use of Lyft and Uber to transport narcotics."
Source: KFI AM640    Date: August 14, 2018

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Gang member gets life in deadly 2016 drive-by shooting (Fulton County, GA): A 23-year-old gang member was sentenced to life in prison, more than two years after he sprayed a car with bullets, killed a teen and injured a man in southeast Atlanta.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 13, 2018

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Program attempts to curb youth gang violence (DeKalb County, GA): Arabia Mountain High School football player Joshua Cook, 17, from Stone Mountain, had a promising college career ahead of him. Cook was set to attend college but was arrested last year, along with two other teens, in the shooting death of Jacquorrius Madison. Cook, Terrance Thornton, and Corey Bryant were accused of trying to steal marijuana from Madison.
Source: The Champion Newspaper    Date: August 13, 2018

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Herndon Teen Gets 48 Years for Ashburn Gang Murder (Loudoun County, VA): The second of three suspects in a 2016 gang-related murder in Ashburn was sentenced Monday to spend 48 years in state prison. Oscar Fabricio Lopez Nieto, 17, in April entered pleas of no contest to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of wounding by mob, two counts of gang participation, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts of stabbing in the commission of a felony.
Source: Loudoun Now    Date: August 13, 2018

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2 alleged Bloods members plead not guilty to shooting Hempstead dad (Nassau County, NY): Two teenagers pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in the Christmas Day shooting authorities said killed a Hempstead father who was walking to pick up his 11-year-old daughter at a nearby train station.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 13, 2018

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Rival Chicago-area gangs unite to build playground for kids after calling for a cease-fire (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago made alarming headlines last weekend when more than 70 people were shot and at least 12 killed during the bloodiest weekend of the year.
Source: The Blaze    Date: August 13, 2018

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