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Unusual new program seeks to cut urban crime by pushing gang members into college (Boston, MA): When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a 3-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.
Source: The Hechinger Report    Date: January 23, 2019
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Third and final MS-13 gang member convicted in gruesome murder of Klein Forest student (Houston, TX): The third and final MS-13 gang member has been convicted in the brutal 2013 murder of a 16-year-old boy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 19, 2019

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Authorities arrest several Omaha gang members linked to refugee community (Omaha, NE): Several Omaha gang members accused of violent crimes, drug sales and robberies were arrested Wednesday by federal and local law enforcement officers.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 18, 2019

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Kemp to sign trio of measures targeting sex traffickers (Atlanta, GA): Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a trio of bills into law on Thursday that aim to crack down on sex trafficking in Georgia. And the third, House Bill 424, broadens the definition of criminal gang activity to include sex trafficking, giving authorities new powers to seek penalties.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 18, 2019

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6 alleged MS-13 gang members indicted in Queens, Long Island murders (Long Island, NY): A 13-year-old girl was among six reputed MS-13 gang members who were indicted Wednesday in what prosecutors call a murder spree in Queens and Nassau County.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: April 18, 2019

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107 People Arrested In Maryland Fugitive Warrant Effort (Salisbury, MD): Maryland State Police reported they arrested 107 people as part of an effort to lower the amount of active fugitive warrants in the lower Eastern Shore.
Source: CBS Baltimore    Date: April 18, 2019

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Former Savannah gang member first to be sentenced in Operation Vanilla Gorilla (Savannah, GA): A former member of the Ghost Face Gangsters has become the first defendant to be sentenced as part of Operation Vanilla Gorilla. Daniel Fleming, aka “Baby Boy,” 32, of Ellabell, Ga., was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Stan Baker to 96 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Documented gang member arrested after firing gun in south Wichita (Wichita, KS): While Wichita police were making an arrest on a South Clifton shots fired call, another teen, a documented gang member, was caught firing a gun.
Source: KSN 3 News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Juvenile in Fall River shooting put in state custody until he turns 21 (Fall River, MA): A juvenile convicted of several charges connected with a non-fatal shooting into a building at the Father Diaferio villages last year will be in state custody until his 21st birthday, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Source: The Herald News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Federal, State and Local Authorities Arrest Seven San Antonio Eastside Bloods Gang Members and Associates on Drug Trafficking Charges (San Antonio, TX): In San Antonio and Austin this morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested seven members and associates of the Bloods gang on federal and state drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Houston Division; Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales; San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 18, 2019

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6 alleged gang members suspected in March Jurupa Valley shooting arrested (Riverside County, CA): Four of six alleged gang members who had been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a Jurupa Valley shooting that happened in March remained behind bars as of Wednesday, April 17, while two other suspects have since been released on bail.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 18, 2019

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Columbus man arrested in Wednesday drug bust also faces gang charges (Columbus, GA): One of three men arrested Wednesday at a suspected drug house on George Street in midtown Columbus pleaded not guilty to multiple drug and gang charges Thursday morning in Recorder's Court.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: April 18, 2019

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Gang Unit Investigator Creates Boxing Program for Youth (Dallas, TX): A Dallas investigator spends his days tracking down some of the county's most dangerous gang members, and his evenings mentoring youth to keep them from heading down that path.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: April 18, 2019

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A reputed gang member convicted in killing of 7-year-old girl outside West Side home in 2012 (Chicago, IL): Ashake Banks waited nearly seven years for justice in the killing of her 7-year-old daughter — almost as long as little Heaven Sutton was alive.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 18, 2019

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Two previously deported Honduran MS-13 gang members arrested entering U.S. (Tucson, AZ): In separate incidents, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two members of the Mara-Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang after they illegally entered the country this week.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Court docs: Suspect in teen’s Va. Beach murder case connected to MS-13 gang (Virginia Beach, VA): Court documents suggest a suspect arrested in connection to a teen’s murder is a possible member of the MS-13 criminal street gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Paterson police seize 8,900 heroin packets in drug bust (Paterson, NJ): City narcotics detectives seized 8,900 packets of heroin on Wednesday in an operation targeting an area of Paterson that authorities have described as being controlled by the “So Icy Boys” group of the Bloods street gang, officials said.
Source: NorthJersey.com    Date: April 18, 2019

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‘Operation Double Dippin’ results in seizure of 216 lbs worth of illegal drugs (Pueblo, CO): “Operation Double Dippin'” started two years ago after a small drug bust in Pueblo, named so because drug traffickers were stealing money from within their own organization. But it’s still not over.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Three charged in fatal shooting of Raleigh teen (Raleigh, NC): Three people have been charged in connection with the death of a Raleigh teenager, police said Thursday. Jamahri Lucas, 14, was found shot in the parking lot of Milburnie Road Apartments on March 21. He died the following morning at WakeMed.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 18, 2019

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Police investigating after fatal shooting in Germantown (Germantown, MD): Police are investigating after a shooting in Germantown, Md. left one person dead and three others injured. The Montgomery County Department of Police said one adult male died after the shooting, while another two adult males and one juvenile male were injured.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: April 17, 2019

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3 teens plead not guilty in alleged MS-13 gang slaying (Long Island, NY): Three teenagers have denied taking part in the alleged MS-13 gang slaying of a 17-year-old whose body police found behind a Nassau community center after a December shooting and machete attack that investigators linked to an earlier Queens killing.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 17, 2019

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