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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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Passaic opens Myrtle Avenue police substation to fight gang violence (Passaic, NJ): Gang activity in the city's Second Ward is behind the new police substation on Myrtle Avenue near Monroe Street. Gang activity and violence are the most "pressing" public safety problem, Mayor Hector Lora said. Opening a substation in the neighborhood will allow parents to let their children outside to play.
Source: North Jersey Record    Date: December 18, 2018

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Heartless Felons gang member gets life in prison for deadly shootout at Cleveland bar (Cleveland, OH): A Heartless Felons gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a man during a carjacking and an ensuing shootout outside a bar that left two of his accomplices dead.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 18, 2018

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City of Omaha on hook for $250,000 medical bill of gang member charged with shooting police officer (Omaha, NE): A gang member who allegedly shot an Omaha police officer at close range is set to get his own medical bills picked up by Omaha taxpayers.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 17, 2018

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First GBK Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Bryan Smith, age 24, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 17, 2018

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Tunica teen killing at party gang-related, family says (Tunica, MS): A Mississippi woman will have to bury the third of her five children after her 16-year-old son was shot and killed during a party in Tunica Saturday. She believes the killing was gang-related.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: December 17, 2018

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Police: Violent crime in the Quad Cities likely "retaliatory and gang related" (Quad Cities, IA) : It doesn’t matter where you live in the Quad Cities, your community has likely seen a recent violent crime. In just hours, Rock Island saw a deadly stabbing and four shots fired calls, one of them injuring a man and police in East Moline are investigating after a man was shot multiple times.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: December 17, 2018

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Suspect taken into custody for gang related shooting at 17th & Central in KCK (Kansas City, KS): A suspect in a shooting that left one person with serious injuries this past weekend has been taken into custody. Kansas City, Kansas police responded to the shooting just before 4 p.m. near 17th and Central Saturday afternoon.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: December 17, 2018

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Police: Gang member who helped man accused of Warfield Boulevard killing charged as accessory (Clarksville, TN): A Clarksville man, accused of being a gang member, has been charged with accessory after homicide in the shooting death of 22-year-old Antorius Gallion while police ramp up their search for two other men accused of shooting him as he drove on Warfield Boulevard on Nov. 19.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: December 17, 2018

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WC law enforcement keeping gang activity low (Wichita Falls, TX): The latest Texas DPS report showed gang activity in Wichita Falls is low compared to larger cities across the lone star state. Wichita Falls Police and Wichita County Sheriff’s Office credit the gang injunctions for disrupting criminal gangs.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: December 17, 2018

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Fresno gang member who fired at off-duty policeman gets 16 years in prison (Fresno, CA): A gang member in Fresno who fired a gun at an off-duty police officer but missed has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 17, 2018

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Barrio Azteca makes resurgence as top gang threat in Texas (El Paso, TX): They weren't exactly small time. But they also were not considered the worst of the worst. Broken relationships with the Juarez drug cartel, large-scale police investigations and infighting kept El Paso-based gang Barrio Azteca labeled as a "Tier 2" threat in Texas for a few years with the Bloods and the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 17, 2018

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Rock Hill Gang Member Sentenced to Federal Prison (Columbia, SC): United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Kenterius Dyshae Hinton, age 24, of Rock Hill, was sentenced to 36 months (3 years) imprisonment, which will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. This past September, Hinton plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 17, 2018

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‘I Ain’t From Nowhere – I Don’t Gangbang:’ South LA Grandmother Flips Script On Gang Members With Billboard Campaign (Los Angeles, CA): A South L.A. woman who lost her grandson to gang violence is fighting back by using billboards to help save other innocent lives. The billboards read: “I ain’t from nowhere – I don’t gangbang.” The saying is a reference to a cryptic expression used by gang members, often before they take someone’s life.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: December 17, 2018

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TRUCE program using love to stop violence (Baton Rouge, LA): It’s been six months since the TRUCE program launched in Baton Rouge, and leaders say it’s working as designed to reduce violence. Dozens of law enforcement officers and local leaders hit the streets of Scotlandville Monday afternoon.
Source: WAFB 9 News    Date: December 17, 2018

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Bad connections: Cellphones in Ohio prisons enable drug deals, gang activity, identity theft (Cleveland, OH): Craving drugs and cash, inmate Edward Bellman led a prison smuggling ring with the most versatile tool behind bars: an illegal cellphone. Bellman used the phone to call his drug dealer and arrange for methamphetamine to be delivered to him inside the Chillicothe Correctional Institution in July 2017.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 16, 2018

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Police: 2 members of Trinitarios gang arrested for fatal push of 17-year-old (Bronx, NY): Police say they've arrested two members of the Trinitarios gang Sunday in connection to a 17-year-old being fatally struck by an ambulette after being pushed. Angel Reyes-Godoy was in an argument with Obeb Adames, 18 and Mario Almonte, 20, when he was pushed in front of an ambulette on Bainbridge Avenue near 196th Street Monday around 6 p.m.
Source: News 12 Bronx    Date: December 16, 2018

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Teenager killed at Tunica party; family blames gangs (Tunica, MS): A mother says her 16-year-old son is dead after a fight turned into gunfire at a party in Tunica on Saturday night, and the family is blaming what they say is a gang problem in Tunica.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: December 16, 2018

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How one NJ county is stopping kids from joining gangs (Cumberland County, NJ): An effort is underway in South Jersey to combat gang and gun violence, an effort that could serve a model for other parts of the Garden State. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said authorities are teaming up with the state Juvenile Justice Commission, housing authorities in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland, school districts and faith-based groups to develop programs to help teach kids how to reject gangs.
Source: New Jersey 101.5     Date: December 16, 2018

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DPS study: High-profile gangs have local presence (Midland County, TX): Twelve of the 14 gangs listed as having the greatest threat to the state of Texas have a presence in Midland County, according to the Texas Gang Threat Assessment, a state intelligence estimate produced by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram    Date: December 16, 2018

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20 People Detained, 4 Arrested Related to Alleged Illegal Casino in Pomona (Pomona, CA): Three women and one man were arrested for allegedly operating an illegal casino in Pomona, authorities said Saturday. The Pomona Police Department's Major Crimes Task Force and SWAT team served a search warrant Friday at 1224 South Garey Ave., where they believed an illegal gambling casino was operating and that several Pomona gang members went there, Corporal J. Hernandez said.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 15, 2018

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