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Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US (Washington, DC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world's most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 15, 2018
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Violent Hudson Valley Gang Leader Admits To Conspiracy, Violence (Westchester County, NY): The 40-year-old leader of a prominent Westchester street gang has admitted to his role in recruiting new members, giving out orders to commit violence and dishing out punishment to his own underlings.
Source: Orangetown Daily Voice    Date: November 15, 2018

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Fairfax police arrest 4 for mob assault near Seven Corners (Fairfax County, VA): Four known gang associates are behind bars after a man was assaulted in mid-October near Seven Corners, Fairfax County police said Nov. 9.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: November 15, 2018

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ACLU Sues Boston Police For Access To Gang Database (Boston, MA): The ACLU of Massachusetts wants access to the Boston Police Department's gang database and it's suing the department to get it. The civil rights group says increasingly, allegations of gang involvement are being used against Central American youth in immigration court, and there's no way to gauge the accuracy of the gang database without getting a look inside the system.
Source: WBUR News    Date: November 15, 2018

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Part 1: The View From Inside San Bernardino's Culture Of Gang Violence (San Bernardino, CA): In Part 1 of our occasional series on the long-established culture of gang violence in the city of San Bernardino, KVCR's Trisha Ahmed speaks with a couple of locals who live amid the violence - and have some spot-on insight into how it's perpetuated.
Source: KVCR News    Date: November 15, 2018

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Tackling North Las Vegas' gang issues, recent shootings (North Las Vegas, NV): Getting local youth out of gangs is on the mind of the North Las Vegas community. Police have come out and said gangs are a big concern. But what are police doing to address the issue? And how are community organizations responding?
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: November 15, 2018

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Inside the MS-13 war room and the battle to defeat the gang that hides among your neighbors (Nassau County, NY): Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is perched in her office in the county seat of Mineola. It’s been turned into a de-facto war room. She’s working the issue of gang entrenchment with some two dozen law-enforcement agencies from Maine to Texas.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: November 15, 2018

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BPD gives gang intel to ICE. A lawsuit wants to know how much (Boston, MA): The Salvadoran teenager had the numbers “503” — the international telephone code of El Salvador — tattooed on his body and wore a blue and white bandana.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 15, 2018

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'It was senseless': Community talks gang violence after young mother killed in Knox shooting (Knoxville, TN): The 22-year-old woman killed by gunfire in East Knoxville on Sunday night was an innocent victim of possibly gang-related violence, Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Kenny Miller said Thursday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: November 15, 2018

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WREG takes a look at plan aimed to reduce violent crime in Memphis (Memphis, TN): Memphis is home and there's a lot to like about it. But at times, it can be violent and dangerous. That reality not only makes us uneasy and occasionally fearful - but it could jeopardize our future.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 15, 2018

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East End Bloods' Gang-Related Drug Ring Dismantled: U.S. Attorney (East End, NY): The takedown of an East End crack cocaine ring that included members of the Bloods street gang in Riverhead led to the arrest of 15 individuals, according to the United States Dept. of Justice.
Source: Riverhead Patch    Date: November 15, 2018

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Cobb focuses on gang prevention (Cobb County, GA): Gang-related, first-time male offenders and youths considered high risk for gang affiliation recently attended the “Where Do We Go From Here” Teen Summit in Powder Springs.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 15, 2018

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Former MS-13 member claims: "MS-13 is not the most violent gang in the world" (San Antonio, TX): They are one of the most notorious drug gangs, but as one former member of MS-13 tells Fox San Antonio -- they're not the most violent. It was initially a way to be protected. Young Salvadorian boys, immigrants to the U.S. looking for a family out on the violent streets of Los Angeles.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: November 14, 2018

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DeKalb Sex Money Murder gang leader sentenced in baby’s killing (DeKalb County, GA): KenDarious Edwards would’ve been a preschooler this year. Instead, an ordered gang hit killed the 9-month-old four years ago as his mother, Tanyika Smith, cradled him in her arms while hiding in a bathtub.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 14, 2018

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New indictments emerge in federal gang case tied to 2016 homicide (Danville, VA): Two new names were added to the list of suspected gang members indicted on federal racketeering charges tied to a 2016 homicide on Tuesday.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: November 14, 2018

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Plea deal possible for 1 of 2 suspected triggermen in gang killings of two Coronado students (El Paso County, CO): A judge Wednesday revealed that prosecutors are in plea talks with one of the two alleged shooters charged in the execution-style killings of two Coronado High School teens, potentially averting a death-penalty trial.
Source: The Gazette    Date: November 14, 2018

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Report ordered to determine whether Santa Maria teen charged with murder should be tried as an adult (Santa Maria, CA): A report was ordered Wednesday for the Santa Maria teen accused of murdering a man Nov. 2 in order to determine whether or not his case should be tried in adult court, where he could be facing much more serious consequences.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 14, 2018

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Murrieta Police Seize 21 Weapons, Drugs, Cash In Warrant Sweep (Murrieta, CA): A total of six people — five men and one woman — were recently arrested in a gang task force warrant sweep in Southwest Riverside County that netted nearly two dozen weapons, the Murrieta Police Department announced this week.
Source: MurrietaPatch    Date: November 14, 2018

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Recent shootings has North Las Vegas residents worried about gang activity (Las Vegas, NV): The rash of shootings in North Las Vegas over the last few weeks has a lot of people in the city on edge. Residents 8 News NOW spoke with said they believe gang activity is the reason these young people are losing their lives.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: November 14, 2018

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Experts Ask For Proactive Attitude To Curb Youth Gun Violence In Houston (Houston, TX): An 18 year-old high school student was violently killed with a firearm this week in Houston and experts in gun violence told Houston Matters Wednesday that providing more safety for youths will take a proactive involvement of all Houstonians.
Source: Houston Public Media    Date: November 14, 2018

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Gang and drug-related crimes in Acadia Parish (Acadia Parish, LA): Sheriff K.P. Gibson says his office has seen gang violence in Acadia Parish for years. He says drug-related issues have also been increasing, adding the two go hand-in-hand.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: November 14, 2018

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