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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 Shootout in Will County Leads to Four Arrests (Will County, IL): WJOL has learned of a gang shooting involving two vehicles in Will County. The Will County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:20 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Arthur Avenue in Unincorporated Lockport Township in reference to gunshots fired in the area.
Source: WJOL News    Date: September 11, 2020

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Teen indicted for J’Ouvert shooting that injured 6-year-old boy (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old alleged Crips gang member on attempted murder charges for shooting into a crowd during a Labor Day J’Ouvert party and injuring six people, including a 6-year-old boy.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 11, 2020

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D.C. judge orders 4 charged in fatal shooting of 13-year-old to remain in jail until trial (Washington, DC): A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday determined there was enough evidence to link four men to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old youth in March and ordered the men to remain in jail until trial.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 11, 2020

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Tru Colors looks to start community conversation, open brewery in 2021 (Wilmington, NC): Tru Colors Brewing Company is on a mission to inspire change in the community in whatever way necessary. “We are a brewery that hires active gang members from rival gangs and unites them together to help stop violence across the city,” said Chandler Hatch. The company developed in 2017, with plans to employ active gang members from rival groups as a way to bring them together to unite against gun violence while offering jobs and the chance for a different life.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 11, 2020

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Officer's killer gets life, plus 835 years (Crittenden County, AR): A man who killed an off-duty police officer in 2018 received two life sentences plus 835 years, authorities announced Wednesday. A Crittenden County jury found Demarcus Donnell Parker, 27, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oliver Johnson, 25, 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said in a news release.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 10, 2020

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2 men, juvenile arrested in Oakwood suspicious activity call (Oakwood, GA): Oakwood Police think the three young men they arrested Wednesday after a suspicious activity call at The Peaks of Gainesville may be members of a gang.
Source: AccessWDUN.com     Date: September 10, 2020

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Twin brothers arrested after gang-related stabbing in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Twin brothers were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a gang-related stabbing. Victor and Angel Sanchez, 27, are accused of stabbing two men on the 100 block of Grant Avenue on Aug. 30. The victims have since been released from the hospital. The Sanchez brothers were identified as suspects early on in the investigation.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 10, 2020

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Gang Member Involved in Vehicle Shoot-Out Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Possession (Norfolk, VA): A Suffolk man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. “This case shows the horrific violence that organized criminal gangs threaten our communities with,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Depravity and violence follow gang activity.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 10, 2020

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“I just wanted to teach them something that I knew.” Danville’s Project Imagine graduate hosts workshop (Danville, VA): Taking his passion for shoes and passing it on, Chaquan Wilson is hosting his first event at the Danville Library. It’s a workshop on customizing sneakers. “I just wanted to teach them something that I knew, something like if they want to start their own business doing it, they can make some money doing that too,” said Wilson.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: September 10, 2020

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Rocky Mount Crips Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge following Gang-Related Shooting (Raleigh, NC): A Rocky Mount man pleaded guilty yesterday to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Darius Lamark Richardson, 22, a validated member of the Crips street gang, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and faces a maximum penalty of 120 months in prison.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 10, 2020

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Update: Turlock homicide on Monday was the result of a gang shootout, police say (Turlock, CA): A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shootout that left a Modesto man dead at a Turlock motel on Monday, police said Thursday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: September 10, 2020

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‘She Was Only 8': Mother of Dajore Wilson Demands Justice for Daughter Killed in Labor Day Shooting (Chicago, IL): The mother of 8-year-old Dajore Wilson is demanding justice after her daughter was shot to death earlier this week in Chicago’s Canaryville neighborhood. Police believe that the shooting was gang-related, but said that Wilson was not the intended target.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: September 10, 2020

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Last suspect from gang shoot out in Reno arrested, authorities say (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit on Tuesday arrested the last outstanding suspect after rival gangs began shooting at each other at Miguel Ribera Park on Feb. 22. Antonio “Trouble” Loredo, 19, was arrested for attempted homicide and other outstanding charges, the RGU said Thursday.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: September 10, 2020

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8 indicted on murder charges in ‘Rye Day’ shooting; murder charges reduced for 2 others (Syracuse, NY): Eight people have been indicted on murder charges in connection to a mass shooting at a large party in Syracuse on June 20 that left a 17-year-old dead. The eight were all indicted on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the death of 17-year-old Chariel Osorio.
Source: Syracuse.com    Date: September 10, 2020

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Member of New Bedford Chapter of Latin Kings Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Charges (Boston, MA): A former member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) pleaded guilty today to racketeering charges. The defendant admitted to his role in a May 28, 2019 incident in New Bedford, where a rival gang member was shot at.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 10, 2020

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San Rafael police accuse gang suspect of knife attack (San Rafael, CA): A suspected gang member is accused of cutting a man with a knife during a fight in the Canal neighborhood. The fight was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday on Fairfax Street, police Sgt. Justin Graham said. Two suspected gang members allegedly confronted the victim and a friend on the street, and one attacker allegedly cut the victim’s finger. The victims are not affiliated with a gang, Graham said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: September 10, 2020

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Worcester gangster faces 15 charges in connection to Harding Street apartment search (Worcester, MA): The Harding Street apartment police called a bomb squad to search Wednesday belonged to an Almighty Vice Lords gang member who’d affixed a fake grenade and pipe bomb to a door and stashed explosives and assault rifles inside, authorities alleged Thursday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 10, 2020

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Three suspected gang members arrested on gun, drug charges (Watsonville, CA): Three Watsonville men were arrested Tuesday after they were found with a backpack full of illegal drugs, Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said.
Source: The Pajaronian     Date: September 10, 2020

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Toronto police lay nearly 100 charges against 'extremely violent' group after months-long investigation (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say an eight-month investigation into the alleged criminal activities of a 19-year-old gang leader and his associates has led to nearly 100 charges and the arrest of a “group of extremely violent individuals.”
Source: CTV Toronto    Date: September 9, 2020

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Graffiti tagging is a local gang’s mark (La Conner, WA): A recent rash of graffiti vandalism in La Conner, where targets have included community hub Maple Hall and a venerable large oak tree, is not so much disturbing for its appearance as it is for who might be responsible.
Source: La Conner Weekly News    Date: September 9, 2020

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