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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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Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence Episode 6: Judge Robert Tafoya (Bakersfield, CA): Judge Robert Tafoya has been on the bench since 2002. Prior to that, he had his own law firm for more than two decades where he practiced family law. In this episode, he discusses what he has seen over the years serving as a judge, how he evaluates those who are in the courtroom in front of him, and how he believes we can break the cycle of gang violence.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: September 14, 2020

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Pasadena police increase patrols, citing weekend violence (Pasadena, CA): After a weekend of increased violence, Pasadena Police Department officials say they will be sending more uniformed officers in the city’s most impacted areas, predominately in areas north of the 210 Freeway.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: September 14, 2020

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Renton, Washington, woman pleads guilty admitting she was ‘straw buyer’ for scheme that trafficked guns to violent street gangs (Seattle, WA): A 41-year-old Renton, Washington, woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three federal felonies related to a scheme to purchase firearms and illegally provide them to other people, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. Shannon McCall pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Gun Control Act, making a false statement to a government agent, and making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge James L. Robart is scheduled for December 7, 2020.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 14, 2020

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4 warrants issued for street dance stabbing in Mandan (Mandan, ND): Arrest warrants have been issued for four people suspected in a stabbing at a street dance in Mandan in July, police said Monday. Each are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang, according to police.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: September 14, 2020

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Defense Attorney Objects to Cop’s ‘Broderick Boys’ Story as ‘Irrelevant’ (Woodland, CA): When the prosecution’s prospective expert during a pretrial conference started going into the history of Sacramento’s Broderick Boys street gang, the defense objected, calling the testimony a “speech” and “irrelevant.” The case here in Yolo County Superior Court involves two alleged Broderick Boys gang members, Eric Lovetts and Juan Leal.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: September 13, 2020

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24-Year-Old Man Hit in Drive-By Gang Shooting in Mountain View (San Diego, CA): The victim was at the party in the 200 block of Southlook Avenue when a car, driven by a female suspect with a male suspect in the passenger seat, pulled up out front just before 9:40 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: September 13, 2020

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Stepping out against violence: Group hopes to keep Louisville youth off the streets (Louisville, KY): Stepping out against violence. That was the goal of a gathering held Sunday afternoon at Shawnee Park. A group of people held the gathering to help young people get away from a life of gangs and violence through empowerment, mentorship and entrepreneurship.
Source: WDRB News    Date: September 13, 2020

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Alleged Tampa Gang Leader Sentenced To More Than 23 Years In Prison (Tampa, FL): A Tampa gang leader will be spending the next 23 years in prison following a sentencing announcement on Friday. United States District Judge Virginia M. Covington has sentenced Craigory Reeves (29, Tampa) to 23 years and 4 months in federal prison for possessing approximately 13 grams of eutylone, a synthetic stimulant designer drug, with the intent to distribute it and possessing a loaded 9-millimeter handgun. Reeves, a career offender and leader of the Money Power Respect (MPR) gang, had pleaded guilty on June 16, 2020.
Source: CBS Tampa Bay    Date: September 12, 2020

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Chicago anti-violence group offers reward in girl’s killing (Chicago, IL): A Chicago anti-violence group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of an 8-year-old girl shot in the back during Labor Day weekend. Early Walker, the founder of I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot, told reporters Friday that the cash reward would be “immediately dispersed if we get the correct information and we can get correct charges.”
Source: AP News    Date: September 12, 2020

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Group plans mock wake at Haverhill funeral home to raise gang, drug overdose awareness (Haverhill, MA): Six months ago, the founder of Leaving the Streets Ministries in Haverhill had an idea: Sick of losing people he knew to gang violence and addiction, he started planning a mock wake to bring awareness to the issues.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 11, 2020

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ICE officers deport MS-13 Gang member (Laredo, TX): Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed a man wanted in El Salvador for being a member of a criminal organization. Thirty-two-year-old Nelson Arturo Avalos, known for being affiliated with the street gang MS-13 was caught by immigration officers in San Ysidro, California for illegally crossing into the U.S. He was issued an expedited removal and was deported back to his native country.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: September 11, 2020

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Roanoke Gun Violence Task Force discusses Danville’s work to reduce gangs (Roanoke, VA): The Roanoke Gun Violence Prevention Task Force is working to reduce gang violence in the city by limiting the number of teens who get involved in gangs at a young age. The task force met Friday morning and discussed a previous meeting with Danville Youth Gang Prevention Coordinator Robert David.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: September 11, 2020

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Man arrested in retaliatory drive-by shooting shot wrong house, police say (Kearns, UT): An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and accused of firing several rounds into a Kearns house occupied by children and an elderly adult.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 11, 2020

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Riverside County Sheriff’s Department makes 16 gang-related arrests in “Operation Urgent Fury” (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced today the arrests of 16 men and women stemming from a widespread operation geared at combating gang-related crime in the Coachella Valley.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: September 11, 2020

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South Pittsburgh gang member sentenced for drug dealing (Pittsburgh, PA): A former Pittsburgh man was sentenced Friday to 70 months in federal prison for his role in a large-scale narcotics ring distributing heroin and fentanyl in Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods and dismantled by an FBI-led wiretap investigation.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: September 11, 2020

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South Pittsburgh gang member sentenced for drug dealing (Pittsburgh, PA): A former Pittsburgh man was sentenced Friday to 70 months in federal prison for his role in a large-scale narcotics ring distributing heroin and fentanyl in Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods and dismantled by an FBI-led wiretap investigation.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: September 11, 2020

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Gang member sentenced to 35 years in prison for aggravated robbery, stolen guns (Bryan, TX): Cody Briscoe pled guilty to his part in an Aggravated Robbery that took place last year in the parking lot of a local Taco Bell, and a second Aggravated Robbery of a rival gang member. He also plead guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in Prison for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity-Gun Smuggling, 10 years in prison for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity-Theft of a Firearm, 12 months in State Jail for Theft of a Firearm, and 365 days in the Brazos County Jail for Evading Arrest.
Source: KBTX-TV3    Date: September 11, 2020

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Gang leader Jamie Bacon sentenced to 18 years less time served in Surrey Six case (Vancouver, BC): A gang leader whose orders led to one of the bloodiest murders in British Columbia’s ongoing gang wars was given an 18-year sentence Friday for the deaths of six people, including two innocent bystanders.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: September 11, 2020

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15-Year-Old Reputed Gang Member Indicted for July Shooting Outside Troublesome Kew Gardens Hotel (Queens, NY): A reputed teenage gang member has been indicted on attempted murder charges for a July shooting outside a troublesome hotel in Kew Gardens.
Source: Forest Hills Post    Date: September 11, 2020

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Suspect in series of Nacogdoches County drive-by shootings arrested by sheriff's office (Nacogdoches County, TX: The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 17-year-old suspect believed to be involved in a number of possibly gang-related drive-by shootings in the area.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: September 11, 2020

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