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Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police (Chicago, IL): Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over about the last two decades have been labeled by Chicago police as gang members, according to police data. The records, released as a result of an open records fight by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first look at gang data kept by the Police Department for those 17 or younger, most of whom were African-Americans and Hispanics from historically violent neighborhoods such as Lawndale and Back of the Yards.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 9, 2018
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Atlanta Gang Member charged with Numerous Burglaries Around Rome (Atlanta, GA): An Atlanta man, Gary Javon Stephens, 32, was jailed in Rome this week after reports said he committed numerous smash and grab burglaries around Floyd County.
Source: Coosa Valley News    Date: June 5, 2020

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Latin Dragon Nation Member Sentenced to 420 Months Imprisonment Following Conviction for Racketeering Conspiracy Including Hammond Murder (Hammond, IN): Manuel Diaz, 29, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Philip P. Simon to 420 months imprisonment following his guilty plea to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity as a member of the Latin Dragon Nation street gang, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 5, 2020

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Two convicted of murder in 2014 Pittsburg shooting (Pittsburg, CA): A Contra Costa jury took a day of deliberations to convict two men of murder, attempted murder, and other charges related to the December 2014 shooting death of a 19-year-old man.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 5, 2020

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Man charged with attempted murder for shooting NYPD SUV (Queens, NY): A Bloods gang member in Queens has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting up a marked NYPD SUV — while two cops sat inside, authorities said on Wednesday.
Source: News Brig    Date: June 4, 2020

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7 Arrests In Gang Sweep Through Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar (Riverside County, CA): A multi-agency police sweep targeting gang members within the cities of Murrieta, Menifee and Wildomar netted seven arrests, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Patch    Date: June 4, 2020

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17-year-old wanted on Canada-wide warrant in connection with gang-related Winnipeg homicide (Winnipeg, MB): A 17-year-old from Winnipeg is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a gang-related killing in the William Whyte neighbourhood two weeks ago.
Source: CBC News    Date: June 4, 2020

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Man charged in Hattiesburg shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police charged a man in a shooting investigation after he turned himself in Thursday. Marcus Harris, 36, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and criminal street gang activity.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: June 4, 2020

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MLPD steps up arrests of people with suspected gang ties (Moses Lake, WA): In response to a number of gang-related drive-by shootings in recent months, in which no known victims were injured but property damage occurred, the Moses Lake Police Department has stepped up arrests of suspected gang members.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: June 3, 2020

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Search for Madill fugitive leads to alleged gang-related drug arrests in Johnston County (Johnston County, OK): After a female was assaulted with a firearm at a gas station in Madill last week, police began searching for the suspect, and the incident soon became a part of something much larger.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite    Date: June 3, 2020

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Man Charged with Murder in Aid of Racketeering (Hammond, IN): Gustavo Mata, 28, has been charged with murder in aid of racketeering in a criminal complaint, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. According to the criminal complaint, on July 1, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois, Gustavo Mata shot and killed Kelly Vann, age 49, who was mistakenly believed to be a rival gang member, in order to increase his position in the Latin Dragon street gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 3, 2020

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B.C. gang enforcement team seizes drugs and weapons in Prince George (Prince George, BC): Last week, members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEUBC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were deployed to Prince George. While the team was here, they seized a variety of drugs and weapons and witnessed a stabbing.
Source:    Date: June 3, 2020

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Gang member wanted in Gwinnett grandfather’s shooting death, cops say (Gwinnett County, GA): Authorities are searching for a man described as a gang member by police after Gwinnett County investigators accused him of shooting and killing a 70-year-old grandfather last month.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 3, 2020

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Garcetti Halting LAPD Budget Increase, Prohibiting Adding Names to Gang Database (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday he will not authorize an increase of the Los Angeles Police Department's budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and is temporarily prohibiting officers from entering names into a statewide gang database.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 3, 2020

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Police arrest gang leader, find 95 grams of meth, guns (Marietta, GA): A suspected leader of the Ghost Face Gangsters has been arrested on drug trafficking and other charges, according to Marietta Police Department.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: June 3, 2020

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Salinas gang member arrested for trying to incite a riot during peace rally (Salinas, CA): A gang member was arrested after allegedly trying to start a riot during a peace rally held in Salinas with Chief of Police Adele Frese on Monday. According to investigators, Samuel Morelos, 25, was heard trying to incite the crowd at the rally hosted at the Salinas Sports Complex into acts of violence. Morelos is a Norteno gang member.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: June 3, 2020

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Recent shootings in San Joaquin leaving community on edge and hoping for change (Fresno, CA): Two shootings, one that ended with a 19-year-old dead, has left the San Joaquin community on edge. "At this point, I know the community has more questions than we have answers for," says San Joaquin Mayor Amarpreet Dhaliwal. On Monday, residents like Cecil Viramontes came together while sitting six feet apart in hopes of coming up with a solution to the spike in gang crime.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 2, 2020

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Steed convicted on gang charges, shootings (McDuffie County, GA): Last week, Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Thomas B. Hammond sentenced Tyquerion Steed, 19, to 20 years on a myriad of charges which included violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Jury trials have yet to resume so the case was presented as a bench trial before the judge.
Source: The McDuffie Progress    Date: June 2, 2020

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Lubbock Anti-Gang Center arrests 3 gang members after chase Tuesday (Lubbock, TX): On 06-02-2020 at approximately 4:25pm the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center arrested three known gang members (Abraham Akendeu 21 years of age, Seadron Salazar 18 years of age, and Izaya Lozano 20 years of age) after they evaded Investigators in a motor vehicle.
Source:    Date: June 2, 2020

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Gang Task Force Arrests Convicted-Felon Gang Member Crashing with a Loaded Firearm (Cathedral City, CA): A single-vehicle traffic collision at the Eastbound I-10 Date Palm Drive offramp on Thursday, May 22nd, 2020, at 10:25 P.M. brought in the California Highway Patrol. The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force was enlisted for an assist. During the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of serious firepower – a loaded 9mm Glock semi-auto handgun with a threaded barrel, as well as suspected cocaine.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: June 2, 2020

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With Dozens Being Shot Every Day, Anti-Violence Groups Continue Working Amid Looting And COVID-19 (Chicago, IL): As Chicago is reeling from ongoing unrest over the killing of George Floyd, the city is also suffering from a surge in gun violence. More than a hundred people have been shot since Friday evening, according to Chicago police.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: June 2, 2020

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