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There's a link between poverty and gang participation, but other factors, too (Pueblo, CO): Poverty in Pueblo isn't necessarily the cause of gangs and there is no direct correlation, but there is a relation because gangs do tend to be based in lower-income neighborhoods, according to a Pueblo Police Department detective.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: August 20, 2018
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Nampa PD cites suspected gang-related murder as sign of overall rise in gang activity (Boise, ID): Nampa Police Department say they're seeing an uptick in gang activity and gang related crimes. Eight people are behind bars in Canyon County, accused in a gang related murder. They were arrested just the other day but, looking ahead, Nampa Police say it's a sign of a growing problem.
Source: KBOI 2News    Date: December 11, 2018

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Rollin' 90s gang case from Oklahoma City won't be heard by U.S. Supreme Court (Oklahoma City, OK): The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not consider the case of a convicted Oklahoma City drug trafficker who claimed a federal agent falsely speculated about his membership in the Rollin' 90s gang.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: December 11, 2018

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CMSD combats 'gang' activity on school campuses (Columbus, MS): Gang-related activity in the city is spilling into Columbus Municipal School District hallways and classrooms, Superintendent Cherie Labat told school board members Monday evening.
Source: The Dispatch    Date: December 11, 2018

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'Momentum returning to Fresno Police', says Chief Dyer after gang sweep (Fresno, CA): More than 100 people were arrested for suspected connections to gang activity in Fresno County. A week-long operation between federal, state and local authorities.
Source:    Date: December 10, 2018

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Three men arrested after suspected gang-related shooting (Lemoore, CA): Three men have been arrested in what Lemoore Police Department officials said was a gang-related shooting that injured two people.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2018

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70,000+ gang members across state include corrections officers, officials say (Atlanta, GA): Channel 2 Action News has learned that investigators say there are currently more than 70,000 gang members across the state of Georgia. Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne was on hand Monday for the second meeting of the Georgia Anti-Gang Network.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: December 10, 2018

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6 accused in spree appear in court (Stockton, CA): If all goes as scheduled, the preliminary hearing for six suspects in a gang-related crime spree that included three homicides will begin in less than a month.
Source: The Record    Date: December 10, 2018

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Crips Gang Member Shot F.B.I. Agent, Officials Say (Brooklyn, NY): The federal authorities announced on Monday that they had arrested an alleged member of the Crips street gang on charges of shooting an F.B.I. agent over the weekend as he staked out a house in the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Source: The New York Times    Date: December 10, 2018

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Shootings are contagious: Prosecutors study King County gun violence from a public-health angle (King County, WA): Since early 2017, the three-member Criminal Strategies Unit in the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has collected data on shootings investigated by eight police departments and hopes to expand the project to include data from all police departments in the county next year.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 10, 2018

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District homicides up more than 40 percent over past year (Washington, DC): Homicides in the District have increased fourfold over the past year. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 9, there have been 152 reported homicides in D.C., up 42 percent from the 107 homicides that occurred during the same time period last year, according to Metropolitan Police Department data. Experts in criminology and crime trends said the District is one of the only cities that has seen an increase in homicides this year, likely indicating an uptick in “localized” issues like gang violence.
Source: The GW Hatchet    Date: December 10, 2018

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First Coast Juvenile Arrests Drop By 35 Percent Over 5 Years (Jacksonville, FL): Fewer teens and kids are being arrested in Florida than at any point in the past 43 years, according to state data released Monday by the Department of Juvenile Justice. In Northeast Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, the number of juvenile arrests has dropped by 35 percent in the last five years alone.
Source: WJCT News    Date: December 10, 2018

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Indy murder suspect with possible gang ties arrested in Mexico City (Indianapolis, IN): Police on Sunday announced the arrest in Mexico City of an Indianapolis murder suspect with possible ties to a Central American gang.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: December 9, 2018

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Ford Motor Company rewards OC kids for staying out of gangs (Orange County, CA): The Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP) and their partners, Ford Motor Company (Ford) and Taco Bell, rewarded over 130 local elementary and middle school students with an exclusive visit to Ford’s regional headquarters today for making positive life choices and staying out of gangs.
Source: Orange County Breeze    Date: December 9, 2018

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Police worried as gangs increasingly target girls for recruitment (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police Detectives Sandy Avelar and Anisha Parhar spend their week working in the Gang Crime Unit. But even on their days off, they visit schools to speak to girls and young women about how to avoid getting caught up in the gang lifestyle.
Source: Global News    Date: December 8, 2018

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From Kevlar vest to sweater vest: a former gangster's story of redemption (Abbotsford, BC): As Shenan Charania describes his work as a life coach in a soft but confident voice, it's hard to believe he's ever seen a grade lower than an A+ in his life. It's quite a jolt when the articulate young man reveals he's a high school dropout.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 8, 2018

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Notorious gang leader now preaches Jesus: ‘I’m a radical soldier for God’ (Miami, FL): Rene Martinez spent the majority of his life in and out of jail, breaking into homes, stealing guns, dealing drugs, and getting into fights. But today, the former gang leader, 44, better known as "Level" found a new calling preaching, praying, and baptizing others in the name of Jesus as he seeks to save them from the life he once knew all too well.
Source: FOX News    Date: December 8, 2018

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A Lone Private Eye’s Quest to Take Down the Trinitarios (Bronx, NY): At first glance, Manuel Gomez, a private detective, comes across as a modern-day James Bond. His pen doubles as a recorder, reading glasses serve as a video recorder, and he carries a knife and DNA collector. Gomez also carries a 40-pound black briefcase with him at all times that contains handcuffs and a laptop.
Source: Norwood News    Date: December 7, 2018

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Greenville gang leader found guilty in federal court for conspiring to kill witness in state case against him (Greenville, SC): The US Attorney’s Office said Friday a Greenville gang leader was convicted for conspiracy to commit murder. According to the news release, Brian Lewis, 24, of Greenville, was convicted of conspiracy to murder a trial witness of the State of South Carolina, conspiracy to assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to possess firearms during the commission of a violent crime.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina    Date: December 7, 2018

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Yakima police link four gang members to 2017 convenience store robbery (Yakima, WA): Three men, including one facing multiple murder charges, are accused of robbing a South Third Avenue convenience store in May 2017, while a warrant has been issued for another suspect.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: December 7, 2018

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Three of top 10 most wanted gang fugitives in Lubbock arrested by Texas Anti-Gang Center (Lubbock, TX): In just more than 24 hours, Texas Anti-Gang Center investigators arrested three men on the ‘TAG Top 10 Wanted Gang Fugitives’ list. The list is comprised of documented gang members known to be violent who have outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 7, 2018

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