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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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Gang operation: Over 60 people arrested, 40 guns recovered in Fresno (Fresno, CA): There were two more shootings on Tuesday night after Fresno’s Police Chief made comments about low morale among officers at the City Hall budget meeting. “I believe that a lot of officers are finding it difficult to risk the lives and the lives of their families when they go out when they could go to jail for that very thing,” said Hall.
Source:    Date: October 14, 2020

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LA's 2020 Murder Rate 25% Above Last Year (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD said a spike in street violence that was elevated by a gang feud in South Los Angeles in late September has continued to simmer into October, with scores of shooting reports and at least a dozen murders in the last week.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: October 14, 2020

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Omaha gang member sentenced to 10 years in federal prison (Omaha, NE): A 21-year-old man who authorities say is a member of a gang has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Kuiny W. Gach, a member of the Trip Set gang, pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana and possession of firearms during drug trafficking. He also was sentenced to three years’ probation.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 14, 2020

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Manhattan Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Racketeering, Arson, Robbery, And Firearms Offenses (Manhattan, NY): Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LARRY WHITE, a/k/a “L.O.,” pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to participating in a racketeering enterprise known as Bully Gang, setting two cars on fire in Manhattan on January 14, 2019, committing multiple armed robberies, and committing a shooting on June 3, 2017, in Manhattan. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff accepted the defendant’s guilty plea.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 13, 2020

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Prince William police charge 12 alleged MS-13 gang members in the 2019 shooting deaths of 4 men in Woodbridge (Prince William County, VA): Four Prince William County men killed by gunfire in 2019 were the random victims of a local “clique” of the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, who carried out the fatal shootings “to further their standing” within the gang, according to police.
Source: Prince William Times    Date: October 13, 2020

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First LAPD Officers Charged in Falsified Gang Report Case Appear in Court (Los Angeles, CA): The first three LAPD officers accused of filing falsified interview cards that allegedly labeled some innocent pedestrians and motorists as gang members made an initial appearance in court Tuesday but postponed entering pleas to dozens of felony charges.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: October 13, 2020

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Chicago violence prompts calls for street gang truce on 28th anniversary in shooting death of 7-year-old boy at Cabrini-Green (Chicago, IL): In 1992, the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Near North Side boy resulted in a Chicago street gang truce. Now 28 years later, the family of Dantrell Davis is calling for another truce in hopes of stopping the violence in the city. Davis was shot to death at Cabrini-Green as he walked to school with his mother. A stray bullet fired by a gang member from the public housing high rise led to a truce that lasted a few years.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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GBI and HSI Atlanta investigation leads to 5 arrests, seizes over 100 kg in meth (Cobb and Cherokee Counties, GA): After a joint investigation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Atlanta, five people have been arrested on trafficking methamphetamine charges.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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'It's kind of like the wild, wild west in a sense': Spokane task force officer describes local gang scene (Spokane, WA): Authorities in Spokane County have been dealing with a recent uptick in gang activity, according to a regional task force aimed at curbing gang violence, and in at least one local instance, gang violence has turned deadly.
Source: KREM 2 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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3 accused gang members slashed while waiting for food outside Queens deli (New York, NY): Officials are investigating after three men were slashed while waiting for their food on a street in Queens on Monday night. At around 10 p.m., police said the victims, who are accused gang members, were standing on Broadway near Pettit Avenue in Elmhurst and had just placed an order for food at a deli when they were approached by another man who then began to slash the group.
Source: 1010 Wins     Date: October 13, 2020

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To fight gang and gun violence, Hamilton community comes together to change culture of silence (Hamilton, OH): Hamilton Police said they have faced issues with gang and gun violence going back for decades, so they’re trying to stop the trend by creating a community-wide effort.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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Aurora lawmakers support new programs addressing rising youth violence, campaign reform (Aurora, CO): Aurora lawmakers on Monday signaled support for creating a new program to address and prevent rising youth violence in the city and the region. During the special study session, the Aurora City Council also gave tentative approval to one of two dueling campaign finance reform plans, limiting donations and spending.
Source: Sentinel Colorado    Date: October 13, 2020

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Decade in federal prison handed down to last member of murderous West Baltimore street gang (Baltimore, MD): A federal judge sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday the last member of the notorious Trained To Go street gang, a West Baltimore crew that dealt drugs and served as guns for hire.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: October 13, 2020

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Cincinnati Police pursuit related to gang, drug investigation ends in Evanston (Cincinnati, OH): A suspect in a drug and gang investigation surrendered without incident after a pursuit that led police across state lines into Kentucky, Cincinnati Police spokesperson Lt. Stephen Saunders said.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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Aurora gang member sentenced to 18 years for shooting boy at Nome Park last summer (Aurora, CO): Arapahoe County prosecutors last month quietly settled a case against an Aurora teenager who shot and severely wounded a boy in Nome Park last summer. The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office brokered a plea agreement with attorneys for 19-year-old Dangelo Domena on Sept. 3, according to a spokesperson for the DA’s office.
Source: Sentinel Colorado    Date: October 13, 2020

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North Park gang member pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking charge (San Diego, CA): A member of a North Park-based gang who was previously convicted in a racketeering enterprise involving the sex trafficking of minors and adults pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal sex trafficking charge.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: October 13, 2020

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Final Member Of ‘Trained To Go’ Gang Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Federal Prison (Baltimore, MD): The 12th and final member of the “Trained To Go” (TTG) gang in Baltimore was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in federal prison for racketeering and drug conspiracies.
Source: WJZ | CBS Baltimore    Date: October 13, 2020

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Repeat federal felon and Mexican Mafia member handed significant sentence for illegally being in US (Laredo, TX): A 47-year-old resident of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been ordered to federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. David Villarreal-Leal, identified as a member of the Mexican Mafia, pleaded guilty Feb. 5 for re-entering the United States after having been previously removed.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 13, 2020

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South Wenatchee sees increase in gang related graffiti (Wenatchee, WA): Wenatchee Police officers received nine reports of graffiti on Monday in South Wenatchee, an area that has seen an uptick in gang-related graffiti. There has been a rash of new graffiti in the last two days, said Wenatchee Police Sgt. Nathan Hahn.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: October 13, 2020

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Fresno Police continuing operation to crack down on growing shootings, murders (Fresno, CA): Sirens and sadness have plagued Fresno in recent months. In just one week, a 16-year-old was killed in a car and a 28-year old woman and a 47-year-old man were found dead in cars.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 13, 2020

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