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Can you change how criminals think? Chicago hopes behavioral therapy can cut gun violence (Chicago, IL): The day's group therapy session for the young detainees at the county jail started with their behavioral health specialist testing them with a hypothetical scenario: They’ve cheated on a girlfriend and the other woman is pregnant.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 2, 2018
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Fresno Police say 5-year-old in ICU after gang-related shooting in SE Fresno on Monday (Fresno, CA): Today Police Chief Jerry Dyer held a press conference detailing the gang-related shooting that sent 5-year-old William to the hospital. He said a woman was picking up her 2-year-old son from the father Tim Cook when a group of men started shooting at him. One of the bullets hit the woman’s 5-year-old son, who was sitting in the back seat of the car.
Source:    Date: July 9, 2019

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Man, 21, indicted for gang-related murder in Alachua (Alachua County, FL): An Alachua County grand jury on Monday indicted a Boynton Beach man for murder in what authorities believe was gang-related violence in Alachua last year.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: July 9, 2019

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Fairfax County Police continue search for gunmen who injured 6 people in gang-related shootings (Fairfax County, VA): Police in Fairfax County are still searching for the gunmen who injured six people in three different gang shootings. They all happened in the Alexandria section of the county last week and people there remain on edge.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: July 9, 2019

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Detectives Continue to Investigate Gang-Related Shootings; Community Meetings this Week (Fairfax County, VA): Mount Vernon and Franconia District Stations – Detectives continue to investigate several recent gang-related shootings in Fairfax County. Our officers are also proactively engaging with area residents and working hard to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: July 9, 2019

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Crime Continues to Decline As Shootings Increase in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): As citywide crime declines, shootings are up so far this year compared to 2018, particularly in Brooklyn North’s precincts, the NYPD said Monday. As crime fell by 5.4 percent compared to the first half of last year, shootings rose by 7 percent year-to-date, and by 28 percent in the Brooklyn North jurisdictions.
Source: BKLYNER    Date: July 9, 2019

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Georgia Gang Investigators Association draws hundreds for Summer Conference (Savannah, GA): There were more than 500 members of law enforcement from across the Southeastern United States that gathered for the 2019 Gang Summer Conference sponsored by the Georgia Gang Investigator’s Association (GGIA).
Source: WTGS FOX 28    Date: July 9, 2019

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Oxnard police arrest gang member in possession of concealed weapon (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested a documented gang member Monday afternoon in Oxnard. Officers from the Special Enforcement Unity were in the area of the 2800 block of Rose Avenue due to a report of gang activity.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: July 9, 2019

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Twenty-One Alleged Members of Violent Folk Nation Street Gang Indicted in Connection with Conspiracy to Possess Weapons, Commit Murder of Rivals (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, today announced that 21 alleged members of two subsets of the violent Folk Nation street gang have been variously charged in a 65-count indictment with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery, weapons possession and other charges in connection with multiple shootings throughout Brooklyn that left two young men dead and four others injured.
Source: The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office    Date: July 9, 2019

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GBK Gang Member Sentenced to 16+ Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine in Greenway Projects (Pittsburgh, PA): A Pittsburgh-area gang member has been sentenced in federal court to 16 years and eight months (200 months) in prison on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 9, 2019

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Reluctant Savannah witness told police defendant was gunman in 2015 murder (Savannah, GA): A reluctant eyewitness on Tuesday identified the man on trial for murder as the gunman in the 2015 slaying of a Savannnah man in what prosecutors said was a gang-motivated slaying.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 9, 2019

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Federal Indictment Charges 16 in Violent Baltimore Drug Distribution Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging 16 individuals in a violent drug distribution conspiracy operating in the Edmondson Village neighborhood in southwest Baltimore.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 9, 2019

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GANG SIGNS: Valley teens' growing involvement in violent crime (Coachella Valley, CA): Police say across the valley, there's been a recent spike in teen's involvement in gang activity and violent crimes. "It's the truth," said Deputy Mike Vasquez with the Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. "We've had to address issues related to gangs, stabbings, vehicle thefts."
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 9, 2019

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Latin King Gang Member Convicted at Trial of Conspiracy to Participate in Racketeering Activity, Including Two Murders (Hammond, IN): Jeremiah Farmer, 38, of Hammond, Indiana, and a member of the Chicago-based Latin Kings street gang, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute illegal drugs ( cocaine, marijuana, and alprazolam) , announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 9, 2019

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Gaithersburg Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Kidnapping Conspiracy (Greenbelt, MD): U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Reynaldo Alexis Granados-Vasquez, a/k/a “Fuego,” age 23, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, today to 20 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for a kidnapping conspiracy.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 9, 2019

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Asheville police: 1,100 gang members in and around city, number of gangs has increased (Asheville, NC): Street gangs, hate groups, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and other groups categorized as gangs by their actions have grown in and around the city to approximately 65 identifiable organizations, police have said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: July 8, 2019

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Brand vetoes controversial gang stipend, Immigrant Affairs funding proposals (Fresno, CA): Fresno Mayor Lee Brand vetoed two spending proposals that would fund the controversial anti-gang outreach program Advance Peace and the city’s newly-founded Immigrant Affairs Committee.
Source: The San Joaquin Valley Sun    Date: July 8, 2019

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Law enforcement crackdown leads to drop in gang members in Horry County (Myrtle Beach, SC): Law enforcement has seen a decrease in gang members across the Grand Strand. Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said Horry County hit an all-time high the last two years, with over 1,500 gang members. That number has decreased to 1,400 gang members with 60 gangs in Horry County.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 8, 2019

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Report: MS-13 Moving To Abandoned Homes After Being Chased Out Of Woods (Central Islip, NY): Members of MS-13 on Long Island are moving out of wooded areas where they often plotted murders and buried bodies and into abandoned buildings to evade law enforcement, police say.
Source: WCBS 880     Date: July 8, 2019

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Los Angeles street gang member gets 15 years for 'meth burritos' (Los Angeles, CA): A member of a downtown Los Angeles street gang caught with thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine packaged to resemble 14 foil-wrapped burritos was sentenced Monday to 15 years behind bars for federal drug and gun crimes.
Source: 10News    Date: July 8, 2019

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Duarte gang member sentenced to life without parole for 3 Pasadena killings (Los Angeles, CA): One of four Duarte gang members convicted of murder in connection with three homicides in Pasadena that sprung out of a gang feud was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 8, 2019

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