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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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GBK Gang Member Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin (Pittsburgh, PA): A member of the Greenway Boy Killas (GBK) gang has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 17, 2019

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Santa Monica Pier Shooting Was Gang Related, Police Say (Santa Monica, CA): Wednesday's night's shooting in a Santa Monica Pier parking lot that injured one man was triggered by an encounter between two gangs, police said. The suspects in the shooting that took place shortly before 10 p.m., have been identified as a group of male Hispanics, possibly gang members in their early 20s, police said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: October 17, 2019

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Lompoc Police nab shooting suspect, explain how gang culture possibly played a role in homicide (Lompoc, CA): A tearful plea from a Lompoc mother as police make an arrest in connection to a deadly weekend shooting that left a teenager dead and two others hurt. Lompoc Police confirm that this is a gang-related homicide and that is the motivation behind the killing.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 17, 2019

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Troy and Albany Police working together to combat rival gang violence (Troy, NY): The chiefs from both Albany and Troy Police Departments say they’re committed to trying to cut down on the violence between the two cities. Police are investigating several recent shootings and shots fired calls where rival gangs are likely to blame.
Source: WTEN News 10    Date: October 17, 2019

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Gang-run brewery announces plans for Wilmington facility (Wilmington, NC): They say it’s more than just a brewery. Plans submitted to the City of Wilmington reveal a daycare, a gym, a studio, and much more could be coming at the future site of TRU Colors Brewery.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 17, 2019

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Leader Of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Sentenced To More Than 11 Years In Prison (New York, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that JAMEL JONES, a/k/a “Mel Murda,” was sentenced to 135 months in prison in connection with his participation in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (“Nine Trey”) and the distribution of narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl. JONES pled guilty on April 3, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who imposed today’s sentence.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 17, 2019

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Man, 20, arrested in NYC shooting that killed 1, wounded 11 (New York, NY): New York City police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting over the summer at a Brooklyn community festival that left one person dead and 11 wounded.
Source: Newser    Date: October 17, 2019

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Teen charged in Middletown homicide once posted about ‘murder spree’ on social media (Middletown, OH): Middletown police were dispatched to Michael Stewart II’s residence Saturday night after a female caller told dispatchers the 35-year-old man was dead.
Source: Journal-News    Date: October 16, 2019

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Teen charged with murder in Minneapolis gang shooting (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old man has been charged with a gang-related fatal shooting in Minneapolis last week. Mahad Ali, has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the killing of 25-year-old Mustafa Ali after a shootout at 23rd and Aldrich Avenues on Friday evening.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: October 16, 2019

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United Way grant helps Erie re-entry program stay open (Erie, PA): A major part of Erie’s anti-crime initiative will continue to operate through at least the end of the year. The Erie County Re-entry Services and Support Alliance, which had been at risk for running out of money by Oct. 25, will receive $39,047 from the United Way of Erie County to help fund the program through Dec. 31.
Source: GoErie.com    Date: October 16, 2019

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Suspect killed after opening fire on NYPD was just-released Bloods gang member (Brooklyn, NY): The suspect who opened fire on police in Brooklyn Tuesday night was a known Bloods gang member who was released on parole less than a week ago, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Source: New York Post    Date: October 16, 2019

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Gang members arrested in 'murder conspiracy,' Vancouver police allege (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police say they've arrested three people in connection to an alleged "murder conspiracy" as part of ongoing gang violence investigations in the Downtown Eastside. In a news release Wednesday, police say they learned about a plot to target a known drug trafficker by rival gang members.
Source: CTV News Vancouver    Date: October 16, 2019

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Gang trial grinds to halt after emotional opening statements; beginning of evidence delayed until Monday (Roanoke, VA): When the sound on the police body camera footage came on in the courtroom, the first words were haunting. “Killed my cousin,” an anguished voice said. “Killed him, dawg.” The video, which was being shown to jurors in a federal trial about alleged gang activity in Danville, then showed a young man lying on the steps of an apartment building.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: October 16, 2019

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Spree of gang-related shootings earns 20-year-old guilty verdict (Modesto, CA): Stephen Patrick Tisdale, 20, of Modesto, was convicted on Sept. 26, after pleading guilty to two counts of murder using a firearm, four counts of attempted murder using a firearm, two counts of participating in a criminal street gang, child endangerment, auto theft and home invasion.
Source: The Ceres Courier    Date: October 16, 2019

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Judge scolds gang member for cursing out prosecutor in court (Brooklyn, NY): The reputed gang member who cursed out a Brooklyn prosecutor in court got scolded on Wednesday for his vulgar tantrum. Tony Johnson, 17, nodded as acting state Supreme Court Justice Craig Walker told him that the outrageous behavior “will not be repeated.”
Source: New York Post    Date: October 16, 2019

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Police on hunt for gang member suspected in Bronx shooting (Bronx, NY): Police are looking for a gang member they say shot and killed a man in the Bronx. Dane Richardson, 36, allegedly shot and killed an innocent bystander multiple times in the chest in the area of Commonwealth Avenue in Clason Point just before 4 a.m. Aug. 18, police said.
Source: New York Post    Date: October 16, 2019

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Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting death of 15-year-old in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): A 25-year-old was arrested Wednesday night in the gang-related shooting death of 15-year-old Erik Villa Vargas in northern Lompoc late Saturday.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 16, 2019

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Six suspected MS-13 gangbangers busted by feds in drug conspiracy (Manhattan, NY): Federal authorities in Manhattan busted six suspected MS-13 gangbangers on racketeering, weapons and drug charges, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. The suspects — with gang nicknames such as “Smiley,” “Tricky” and “Enigma” — allegedly conspired together to sell methamphetamine in New York City as part of their membership in the vicious Latin American street gang, prosecutors for the Southern District of New York said.
Source: New York Post    Date: October 16, 2019

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Local MS-13 gang leader gets life without parole (Columbus, OH): A Columbus man who admitted involvement in five gang-related killings was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole. The outcome for Martin Neftali Aguilar-Rivera, 34, of North Linden, was expected after he pleaded guilty this year to felony counts of conspiracy to commit racketeering and murder in the aid of racketeering as part of the MS-13 gang in Columbus.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: October 16, 2019

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Downtown Eastside gangsters arrested in murder plot (Vancouver, BC): Three Metro Vancouver men linked to the Downtown Eastside drug trade have been charged with conspiracy to murder a rival, Vancouver police announced Wednesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 16, 2019

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