Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Alleged Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Selling Crack and Fentanyl (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENDALL FAIR, 21, of West Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack and fentanyl.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 17, 2020

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Hundreds arrested, 5 missing children found during U.S. Marshals’ operation targeting metro gang activities (Oklahoma City, OK): An operation led by the U.S. Marshals Service targeting gang activities in the Oklahoma City metro, resulted in 262 arrests, the discovery of five missing and endangered children and the seizure of firearms and narcotics.
Source: KOCO 5 News    Date: September 17, 2020

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'Gang feuds' tied to murders in Orange and Osceola counties, deputies say (Orange County, FL): 9 Investigates has been digging through court records since a deadly deputy-involved shooting at the Florida Mall in August. We uncovered more in-depth details about why deputies were there.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: September 17, 2020

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As Another Shooting Interrupts Meeting On Albany Park Gang Violence, City Says Help Is Coming To 17th Police District (Chicago, IL): A man was shot dead while neighbors, elected officials and police talked about the spike in shootings and murders in Albany Park and Ravenswood Manor. The mayor said the 17th District will get more support.
Source: Block Club Chicago    Date: September 17, 2020

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Gangs in El Paso work together to succeed unlike other major cities, FBI said (El Paso, TX): The FBI claims that there are more than 1,600 gang members in and around El Paso. The area attracts many gangs because of the proximity to Mexico according to the FBI. “A lot of the gang members are easily able to make connections and set up their own supply chain in Mexico because of our distance to the border. They do have connections to the cartel that are operating in Ciudad Juarez," Paul Davis, a member of the FBI Gang Street Task Force in El Paso said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: September 17, 2020

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FBI: Gang activity has decreased in West Texas: Since the downturn in oil activity, the FBI says West Texas isn't seeing as much gang activity compared to years past. However, gang activity and violence is still happening across the state. The FBI works with local, state, and federal agencies to investigate and bring the violence down.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: September 17, 2020

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Sixteen Alleged Members and Associates of Southwest Baltimore “NFL” Gang Facing Federal Indictment, Including Federal Charges for a Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Four Murders and Murder-For-Hire (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury has returned a fourth superseding indictment charging 16 defendants with participating in violent racketeering and drug conspiracies that allegedly resulted in four murders, one attempted murder, five overdose deaths, and nine overdose distributions resulting in serious bodily injury.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 17, 2020

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Attendees, employees, owner left reeling after deadly shooting at Basham Funeral Care (Bakersfield, CA): A deadly shooting outside Basham Funeral Care on Thursday left virtually everyone in attendance traumatized. “There’s so many feelings that you have that you can’t explain,” said John Basham, owner of the establishment located at 3312 Niles St. “We felt like we were being attacked.”
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: September 17, 2020

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Knoxville City Council meets Thursday to discuss new study on Knoxville shootings (Knoxville, TN): Most Knoxville shootings with victims happen in East and West Knoxville, according to data from the Knoxville Police Department released on Thursday. The Knoxville City Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the data, presented by KPD officials.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: September 17, 2020

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New Bedford Member of the Latin Kings Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession (Boston, MA): A member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm as a result of a federal investigation into a shooting on April 19, 2020, in New Bedford.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 17, 2020

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Carjacking suspect who sparked hours-long manhunt in Lynwood is charged (Lynwood, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against a carjacking suspect who was arrested after a nearly nine-hour standoff in Lynwood earlier this week. The charges include allegations of association with a criminal street gang, discharging a rifle inflicting great bodily injury, and personal use of an AR-15.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 17, 2020

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Gangs, Rap Music, and Social Media Are Behind Sharp Increase in Violence in Brownsville, Police Say (Brownsville, NY): Walking along the streets of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 73rd precinct officers Jeffrey Deshommes and Adaryll Stephens said they give respect and get respect. Sometimes they're on foot, other times in their patrol car.
Source: Spectrum News 1    Date: September 16, 2020

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AG: 15 gang members indicted in drug, sex trafficking case (Baltimore, MD): Fifteen gang members were indicted in connection with "Operation Too Close for Comfort," an investigation into drug distribution and sex trafficking, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Wednesday.
Source: WBAL 11 News    Date: September 16, 2020

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Former Enforcer of Boston Latin Kings Chapter Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Charges (Boston, MA): The former Enforcer of the Boston-based Devon Street Kings Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) pleaded guilty today to racketeering charges.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 16, 2020

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Pandemic Despair Blamed For Spike In Gun Violence Across LA (Los Angeles, CA): The COVID-19 pandemic is is driving a spike in gun violence and homicides across Los Angeles this year, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore. The outbreak and the shutdowns have spurred economic despair and interpersonal dramas while making it harder for people to get help, said Moore. The spike in fatal shootings comes despite a notable drop in gang shootings.
Source: Patch.com    Date: September 16, 2020

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State funding will allow Yakima to expand educational program aimed at gangs (Yakima, WA): New state funding will allow the Yakima School District to hire a fourth education advocate aimed at gang prevention. The Yakima City Council on Tuesday accepted $50,000 from Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Children, Youth and Families, which will pay for an additional middle school educational advocate for sixth graders through June 30, 2021.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 16, 2020

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Santa Maria City Council rejects grand jury suggestions for stronger youth gang response (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria City Council will not implement grand jury recommendations related to tracking and mitigating juvenile gang activity, citing budget constraints and burdensome requirements for data programs.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: September 16, 2020

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2 more gang, stabbing suspects arrested (Bismarck, ND): Two more men have been charged with felonies stemming from a Mandan stabbing incident in July. Both men are from Bismarck. They face murder conspiracy and criminal street gang charges, court documents show.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: September 16, 2020

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As Gang-Related Shootings Rattle Albany Park And Ravenswood Manor, Frustrated Neighbors Grill Police (Chicago, IL): Shootings linked to gang feuds in Albany Park and Ravenswood Manor have alarmed neighbors in recent months. And just hours after venting to police and the area’s alderman about the issue Tuesday night, yet another shooting wounded five people, including two teenagers.
Source: Block Club Chicago    Date: September 16, 2020

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Yakima police: 11-year-old girl shot in gang-related drive by (Yakima, WA): An 11-year-old girl was wounded in what police described as a gang-related shooting early Wednesday. Police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of South 12th Avenue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 16, 2020

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