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Trump signs bill giving cities, states $50M to combat gang activity (Washington, DC): Local and state governments and law enforcement agencies will see a boost in funding to fight gang activity after President Donald Trump signed into law a bill creating a $50 million grant program.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: June 19, 2018
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Woman charged with attempted murder in gang-related shooting (Cook County, IL): A 28-year-old Palatine woman was charged with attempted murder and ordered held on $1.25 million bail Monday in what authorities say was a gang-related shooting outside a Palatine motel this weekend.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 25, 2018

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Man pleads guilty to capital murder in Lynchburg teen's death (Bedford, VA): A man who authorities allege is a member of MS-13 pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to what prosecutors called an "unusual and horrendous crime for Bedford County" -- the gang-related abduction, robbery and slaying of a Lynchburg teen last year.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: September 25, 2018

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Cop reveals how many have died in 2-decade Syracuse gang war (Syracuse, NY): Onondaga Creek. That's the dividing line between warring gang alliances on the city's South Side that have led to two decades' worth of homicides, a former police gang expert who works for the District Attorney's office testified today. The total number dead: More than 50.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 25, 2018

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Impacted by Guns: South Bend program gives gang members chance to change (South Bend, IN): Cities all across the country are impacted by guns. South Bend is not immune, but there are some signs that the problem may be getting better.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: September 24, 2018

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Authorities nab suspected leader of Columbiana County drug ring (Lisbon, OH): A man identified as one of four alleged leaders of a major Columbiana County drug trafficking ring is in jail and is scheduled to appear before a judge today.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: September 24, 2018

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Shop owner targets gang tattoos (Goshen, IN): Jake Kinsey, co-owner of Goshen Ink Therapy, is partnering with Jail Ministries of Elkhart to provide free gang tattoo coverings for recently released inmates. Kinsey, who aspires to help former gang members, said tattoo coverings will be done at the shop every Tuesday.
Source: The Elkhart Truth    Date: September 24, 2018

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More than 70 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested in Anne Arundel over 3 years, Schuh says (Anne Arundel County, MD): More than 70 members of the transnational gang MS-13 have been arrested in Anne Arundel County over a three-year period, with officials saying there are as many as 200 in the region.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: September 24, 2018

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Waterbury Police pursuit of alleged gang members results in crash (Waterbury, CT): A police pursuit led to an Acura crashing into the living room of a home on North Main Street on Monday morning. Police arrested three suspected gang members after the crash, which heavily damaged a home at 2179 N. Main St.
Source: Republican-American    Date: September 24, 2018

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DA to Syracuse gang members: Come forward if you know anything (Syracuse, NY): Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick is calling on the nearly 1,000 gang members of Syracuse to come forward with any information they may have on the shooting on Midland Avenue.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: September 24, 2018

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Days after shooting death in Burien, King County sheriff says she will steer funding to create gang unit (Seattle, WA): The King County Sheriff’s Office is no longer just talking about creating a gang unit; it is now proposing to spend nearly $900,000 to make it happen.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: September 24, 2018

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Hagerstown man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 gang-related shooting (Hagerstown, MD): Jason Scott Carter II was found not guilty of first- and second-degree murder of Eddie Ragland, but a jury on Monday convicted him of involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 drive-by shooting.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: September 24, 2018

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Gang-related shootings down in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department reports a decrease in gang-related crime in Bakersfield. At the end of August 2016, there were more than 60 gang-related shootings that year.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: September 24, 2018

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After violent incident, is there a gang problem in Framingham? (Framingham, MA): City and school officials say there are no organized gangs in Framingham. Mayor Yvonne Spicer says community-wide efforts to prevent gang activity must continue.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: September 23, 2018

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Despite violent week in South Bend, city says shootings are down compared to last year (South Bend, IN): Last week was a violent one for the city with multiple shootings and one homicide. After the Tuesday death of a 33-year-old father who was gunned down in front of his two young children, Tim Corbett, commander of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit, said enough isn’t being done by city officials to address crime, specifically gangs.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: September 23, 2018

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Burien crime numbers show persistent youth and gang violence (Burien, WA): Youth violence has been an ongoing struggle in Burien. The city's mayor says gangs and gunfire are big concerns, too. While crime statistics don't show a spike in the numbers, they do highlight the problems that persist.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: September 22, 2018

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Violent Yonkers Gang Member Admits To Attempted Murders, Conspiracy (Yonkers, NY): A member of a prominent gang in Westchester has admitted to his roles in several attempted murders and violent incidents in an effort to assert his control in a Yonkers neighborhood.
Source: Yonkers Daily Voice    Date: September 22, 2018

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One dead after gang-related shooting at Escondido bar, police say (Escondido, CA): One person is dead after an apparent gang-related shooting at a North County bar early Saturday. Police received calls about a shooting just before 1 a.m. Two people had been shot at a bar in the 100 block of W. Grand Ave.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 22, 2018

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Sparks police: 2 teens hurt in possible gang-related shooting (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left two teenagers with life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning. Investigators said they believe the shooting stemmed from a fight in a parking lot near a bar in west Sparks.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: September 22, 2018

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Violence Prevention Partnership Keeps Kids out of Gangs (Santa Rosa, CA): Gang violence has been reduced in Santa Rosa over the last twenty years — that’s according to police crime statistics and the city’s violence prevention partnership. The reduction in violence is partly due to the formation of this partnership — which pairs youth with services to keep them out of trouble.
Source: Northern California Public Media    Date: September 22, 2018

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Youth-run gang reportedly ‘terrorizing’ Brockville community (Brockville, ON): Many residents of Brockville, Ont., are staying indoors and avoiding any activity when the sun goes down after multiple incidents were related to youth gang activity.
Source: Global News    Date: September 21, 2018

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