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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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Murder related to possible ‘Dirty Money Gang’ in Mercer County (Mercer County, WV): A possible gang affiliation may be why one man is now dead, and why four people are currently behind bars. "We've had several recent violent incidents with gunshots, attempted robberies for drugs. All of these have involved significant amounts of meth which is an extremely dangerous substance and it's over coming West Virginia, and taking it by storm," Prosecuting Attorney, George Sitler said.
Source: WVVA.com    Date: February 8, 2020

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Raid leads to ‘gang member’ arrest, drugs found (Fort Wayne, IN): A police raid at a home on Kinsmoor Avenue resulted in the arrest of man who Fort Wayne Police called a known gang member.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: February 8, 2020

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Gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder, conspiracy to kill witness (White Plains, NY): G-Shine Bloods gang member Matthew Brown of Delaware pled guilty in the double shooting outside the Garden Bar in Mount Vernon in 2016 and the subsequent conspiracy to kill a witness in the case.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: February 8, 2020

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Jury hears final witness testimonies for fourth day of Ardmore first degree murder trial (Carter County, OK): On Thursday, Feb. 6, a Carter County jury met for the fourth consecutive day in a first degree murder trial. Prior to Feb. 6, the jury heard several hours of testimony from eight state witnesses detailing the alleged events that led up to the shooting death of 59-year-old Ella Loftis and what is alleged to have happened afterwards.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite    Date: February 7, 2020

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Kemp: Georgia's Gang Database Now Operational (Atlanta, GA): Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Department of Community Supervision, (DCS), and Department of Corrections (GDC). The database will serve as a statewide information bank on criminal street gangs, members, associates, and activities.
Source: Georgia.gov    Date: February 7, 2020

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Bloods gang member admits Mount Vernon shooting, plan to kill witness (Westchester County, NY): A Bloods gang member admitted shooting two people outside a Mount Vernon bar in 2016, then planning to kill a witness in that case, officials said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 7, 2020

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MS-13 leader sentenced to 24 years to life in prison for teen's killing (Nassau County, NY): An MS-13 clique leader who prosecutors said ordered the hacking death of a 15-year-old whose body was partly encased in concrete in the woods of Roosevelt is going to prison for 24 years to life.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 7, 2020

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2 gang members convicted in teen’s 2016 murder in NW Atlanta (Fulton County, GA): Two men have been convicted of a botched 2016 robbery and shooting that left a 16-year-old dead and another man injured, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 7, 2020

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Gang members arrested after armed robbery at Marietta motel (Marietta, GA): A couple of gang members forced two women to perform sex acts in a Marietta Motel 6 room while waiting for a man, who they beat and robbed at gunpoint, police say.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 7, 2020

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Judge in Del Rio Sentences Latin King Gang Member to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy (Del Rio, TX): In Del Rio on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, a federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Bryan Torres, aka “Doughboy,” of Houston to 20 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 7, 2020

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Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Including a Murder in Riverhead (Central Islip, NY): Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Terrill Latney, an associate of the Red Stone Gorilla “set” of the Bloods street gang based in Riverhead, pleaded guilty before United States Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson to racketeering, including conspiring to distribute narcotics and participating in the murder of Thomas Lacolla on November 17, 2015.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 7, 2020

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11 people arrested in Delano-area gang sweep (Delano, CA): Nearly a dozen people were arrested this morning in Delano as part of a gang sweep. The Delano Police Department said at around 7 a.m., more than 70 officers from area departments were involved in a Multi-Agency Street Interdiction Team Operation focused on reducing gang violence within the Delano-McFarland communities.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 7, 2020

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How the Texas Anti-Gang Center works to arrest the areas most violent criminals (San Antonio, TX): We have an update on a task force dedicated to taking the most violent offenders off the streets. Members of the Texas Anti-Gang Center met with members of the media to share a progress report.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 7, 2020

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Durham said no more police last year. Will it say yes now to fight gang violence? (Durham, NC): Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis, who lost a bid for more police officers last year, may ask for more officers again — this time to fight the city’s gangs and gun violence. Davis updated the City Council this week on steps she’s taken since October when shootings within 36 hours killed two people and injured 10 others.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 7, 2020

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York DA, city cops, honored for teamwork, crippling Southside gang (YOrk, PA): York County's district attorney and a number of York City police officers are among the 32 crime-fighters honored this week for their work by U.S. Attorney David Freed. Longtime York County Detective Craig Fenstermacher received a Lifetime Service Award for his many years of service, according to Dawn Clark, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: February 7, 2020

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Another gang member convicted in 'most horrific death' in recent Atlanta history linked to other crimes (Atlanta, GA): Three separate crimes - two murders and an armed robbery - each have something in common: 23-year-old Shakur Wright. Wright will now spend the rest of his life behind bars. The Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Wright pleaded guilty to his involvement in each case.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 7, 2020

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Rapper OMB Bloodbath arrested on gang charges while in court (Houston, TX): A Houston rapper has been arrested on charges related to leading a street gang. Alexandra Nicks, 26, also known as OMB Bloodbath, was taken into custody Friday on charges of directing activities of certain criminal street gangs. She was taken into custody while appearing in court for another charge.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 7, 2020

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Jury finds Chester Bloods gang leader guilty in Christmas 2018 shooting. Now, prison. (Chester, SC): A jury found a Bloods gang member — who was involved in the 2014 murder of a Chester City Council member — guilty of attempted murder in an unrelated 2018 shooting, court officials said.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 7, 2020

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Multi-agency operation aimed at reducing gang violence results in 11 arrests (Bakersfield, CA): Delano Police Department hosted a multi-agency operation to help reduce gang violence resulting in 11 people getting arrested. Over 70 law enforcement officers participated in the operation with over 73 locations being targeted, according to the Delano Police Department.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: February 7, 2020

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New software could help curb criminal street gang activities (Pelham, GA): State and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on criminal street gang activities. A new statewide database issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation could help investigators identify and curb criminal gang activities.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 7, 2020

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