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ICE arrests of gang members dropped in 2018 (Washington, DC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday it arrested more than 10,000 known or suspected gang members in fiscal year 2018 but said that's a slight decrease from the prior year. In the fiscal year ending in September, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement Removal Operations teams arrested 10,250 people on gang charges. That's down slightly from the 10,935 arrested the year before.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: December 20, 2018
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Tattoos join a mound of evidence in Danville federal gang cases (Danville, VA): Evidence presented against accused members of the Rollin 60s Crips and MILLA Bloods street gangs in Danville comes from all over.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: January 16, 2019

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Arrest in “gang-motivated” Prince George’s killing is made in Georgia, police say (Prince George's County, MD): The third person sought in a gang-related homicide in Prince George’s County last year has been taken into custody in Georgia, the county police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 16, 2019

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Gang crimes down, and police want measures to stick (Everett, WA): Gang violence is down, and the Police Department and community groups hope to make inroads on steering kids clear. Comparing 2017 to 2018, gang-related cases in Everett were down 39 percent, from 136 in 2017 to 82 cases last year, of which 33 of those 82 cases were for graffiti.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune    Date: January 16, 2019

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Gov. Kemp Puts Dollar Amount on School Safety, Gang Plans (Atlanta, GA): Newly elected Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has unveiled plans to allocate money to each Georgia public school for safety measures and an anti-gang task force within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: January 16, 2019

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Vice Lords gang chief killed in Memphis, sparking statewide prison lockdown (Memphis, TN): The former local kingpin of the nationwide Vice Lords street gang was executed while he sat in a white Cadillac in Memphis last week, sparking fears among law enforcement officials that violence could break out across Tennessee and inside the state’s prisons.
Source: NBC News    Date: January 16, 2019

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Music videos help metro Atlanta cops link alleged Bloods gang members (Atlanta, GA): After a recent round-up of alleged Bloods gang members on charges including murder, Channel 2 Action News reports that investigators used music videos to link some of the suspects to each other and with gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 15, 2019

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What to do about gang-related shootings (Jersey City, NJ): The shooting of two people at Newport Mall on Jan. 11 happened at a bad time, in a bad place, law enforcement professionals say; concerns about the incident and its implications are reverberating throughout the community.
Source: Hudson Reporter    Date: January 15, 2019

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Judge turns down 'financial gain' argument raised by defense attorneys in gang racketeering case (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga judge's order Monday helped prosecutors clear a hurdle in their gang racketeering case against 55 alleged members of the Athens Park Bloods. But up next are more challenging legal issues that could dismiss a handful of people from the prosecution.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 15, 2019

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Police interview from 2014 raises questions about helping versus hurting gang members (Chattanooga, TN): Amid a deadly 2014 crossfire between two Chattanooga street gangs, a 40-year-old man sat down with three police investigators, told them what he knew about the recent homicide of a 13-year-old, outed a few drug dealers and offered to arrange a peacemaking meeting so officers could arrest anyone illegally carrying a firearm.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 14, 2019

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Harrisburg Police, school district announce community policing partnership (Harrisburg, PA): An influx of gang activity and traumatic experiences are some of the reasons the Harrisburg School District and city police department have formed a community policing partnership.
Source: WPMT FOX43 News     Date: January 14, 2019

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Gang member sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm (Rome, GA): Jermaine Courtney Brown, a member of the Gangster Disciples gang, has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 14, 2019

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2 arrested in Fashion Place shooting involving rival Utah gangs (Murray, UT): Sunday's shooting outside Fashion Place mall involved two groups of rival gang members, Murray police confirmed Monday. Investigators working through the night arrested two people believed to have been involved in the shooting, which prompted the evacuation of the mall.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 14, 2019

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Newlywed man, 2 gang suspects charged in bride’s death outside Popeyes (DeKalb County, GA): They had been married just two weeks when a late-night trip to a Popeyes restaurant changed everything. The newlyweds weren’t there for fried chicken, according to DeKalb County investigators.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 14, 2019

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Gang member held in wake of shooting of 16-year-old (Lawrence, MA): A local gang member who survived a Sept. 13 gas explosion at his Chickering Road home was held without bail Monday after his arraignment on illegal firearms charges, according to police and court records.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 14, 2019

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FBI thanks news media after gang member arrest (Atlanta, GA): The FBI and the Safe Streets Gang Task Force want to thank the news media and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia for helping with the arrest of Antariouse “Phat” Caldwell.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: January 14, 2019

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Two gang members sentenced to life in prison following fatal shooting (Sacramento, CA): Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after a series of shootings – one that left two dead – in Sacramento and Citrus Heights in 2013.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 14, 2019

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Gang violence, drugs, and romance that led to a triple homicide (Chambersburg, PA): A court document has been released with new information about a triple homicide that happened more than two and a half years ago in Montgomery Township, Franklin County. According to court documents, 47-year old Brandon Cole, 39-year old Wendy Chaney, and 36-year old Phillip Jackson were found in a barn with zip ties around their hands, and gun wounds before being set on fire. Police are pointing to gang violence involving a romantic relationship and a police informant.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: January 14, 2019

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Gang-related shooting wounds 3 in Wilmington (Los Angeles, CA): Three men were expected to recover after they were wounded in a gang-related shooting in Wilmington over the weekend, authorities said.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: January 14, 2019

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Federally charged Gangster Disciples member arrested after being fugitive for three months (Atlanta, GA): Federal agents arrested the last of seven, recently indicted members and associates of a national gang —the Gangster Disciples — on federal racketeering charges stemming from a superseding indictment returned on October 25, 2018 by a federal grand jury. The newly arrested defendant, Antarious Caldwell, had been on the run since October.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 14, 2019

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Judge allows presentation of gang evidence in Vallejo murder trial (Solano County, CA): After morning and afternoon testimony and presentation of evidence, a Solano County Superior Court judge ruled that the District Attorney would be permitted to introduce gang evidence in the murder trial of a Vallejo man charged with the 2017 fatal shooting of another Vallejo man.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: January 14, 2019

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