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Using maps and networks to reduce gun violence (Chicago, IL): “The average age of a gunshot victim in Chicago is about 27 years old. Everybody thinks it’s younger, and that means that gun violence prevention efforts are not nearly as targeted and effective as they could be.” Sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has been interested in criminal justice ever since childhood, when his Greek immigrant parents were the victims of gang violence on Chicago’s North Side.
Source: Northwestern Now    Date: March 19, 2019
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Victims identified in possible gang-related shooting in Smith County; suspect still at large (Smith County, TX): The victims of an early Monday morning shooting that left two dead and another injured in Smith County, have been identified, along with a suspect in the case.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 29, 2020

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Gang leader sentenced to 27 years for racketeering, role in 2016 shooting in Danville (Danville, VA): The leader of the Milla Bloods street gang teared up Friday as he apologized to the court and family members of Christopher Lamont Motley, who was shot to death in 2016 during an ambush meant for a rival gang leader.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 28, 2020

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Man convicted in 2013 Chattanooga slaying to get new trial (Chattanooga, TN): A man convicted in 2016 of first-degree murder will get a new trial, this time for second-degree murder, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled last week. In a four-day trial, Jeremy Reynolds, 34, was convicted in the 2013 shooting death of Wendell Washington.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 28, 2020

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Authorities in Coalinga are investigating multiple gang-related shootings within the last week (Coalinga, CA): Authorities in Coalinga are investigating multiple gang-related shootings that occurred within the last week. Officers responded to the area of Warthan and Sacramento Street for reports being fired in the area on Sunday, June 21 at about 9:53 p.m.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: June 28, 2020

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Young gangbanger: 'If you could only see inside me' (Los Angeles, CA): Eric, 18, wears baggy pants and shuffles as he walks, hands in his pockets. His eyes — narrowed, challenging — are dark brown, almost black. He shaves his head and wears a goatee. His arms, legs, back and chest are decorated with more than a dozen tattoos.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 28, 2020

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Alleged gang member arrested with loaded gun and drugs, Merced police say (Merced, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested with a loaded gun and drugs in Merced, according to authorities. The arrest occurred when an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of G Street and Cone Avenue at bout 4:58 p.m. in Merced on Saturday, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 28, 2020

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Gun violence soars amid crises of health, public trust, officer reluctance (Minneapolis, MN): The wail of sirens starts long before nightfall. Gunfire erupted in broad daylight next to a north Minneapolis park as dozens of kids played last Monday, injuring four people. Barely 90 minutes later, bullets tore through four more victims at a notorious intersection along West Broadway, apparently in retaliation for the earlier shooting. All told, 10 were wounded in four separate shootings that day — all before the sun went down.
Source: StarTribune    Date: June 27, 2020

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Woodland man granted clemency for 2007 gang shooting (Woodland, CA): A Woodland man who has spent nearly half his life in custody for his role in a 2007 gang-related shooting gained a swifter opportunity for parole Friday after Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his state prison sentence.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: June 27, 2020

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Man shot by 2 men at Long Beach park dies at hospital, suspects sought (Long Beach, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man died at a hospital Friday, June 26, two days after he was shot at a park in Long Beach, authorities said Saturday. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 27, 2020

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How do we bring an end to the gang violence sweeping across the Greater Toronto Area? (Toronto, ON): As Greater Toronto Area neighbourhoods struggle with escalating guns and gangs, the solution to the alarming trends varies greatly depending on who is weighing in. Over the past week we have shared stories from experts, victims and former gang members from across the GTA.
Source: NorthumberlandNews.com    Date: June 26, 2020

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Preliminary Hearing on Gang-Related Murder Charge Moves Forward (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento man’s preliminary hearing for a gang-related murder charge concluded last week, and it didn’t go well. On September 28, 2017 the defendant, Lakquan Solomon drove up and shot and killed another Sacramento man as part of a series of gang-related shootings, alleged the Sacramento District Attorney’s office.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: June 26, 2020

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Elmhurst Man Charged In Gang Investigation (Elmhurst, IL): An Elmhurst man is among two dozen people charged in connection with an investigation targeting two street gangs responsible for firearms offenses, narcotics trafficking and violence on Chicago's West Side, authorities announced Friday. Daniel Cerpa, 41, faces charges in a fentanyl and heroin trafficking conspiracy.
Source: Patch    Date: June 26, 2020

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Two Alleged Boston Gang Members Arrested for Drug Conspiracy (Boston, MA): Two alleged members of the Franklin Hill street gang in Boston were arrested on federal drug charges. Trevel Brewster, 25, and Timmy Hunt, 29, of Boston, were each charged in an indictment with two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute over 28 grams of cocaine base.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 26, 2020

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Juvenile charged with armed robbery, battery, gang activity (Thomasville, GA): A juvenile who police said robbed two women and struck a man coming to their rescue Thursday has been charged with a long list of crimes.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise    Date: June 26, 2020

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24 Defendants Charged In Joint Federal And State Investigation Of Two Violent Street Gangs On The West Side Of Chicago (Chicago, IL): Twenty-four individuals are facing federal charges following an investigation targeting two street gangs responsible for firearms offenses, narcotics trafficking, and violence on the West Side of Chicago.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 26, 2020

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Nampa man with gang ties sentenced to 5 years for distributing meth (Nampa, ID): A Nampa man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for distributing meth. Alfredo Esparza, Jr., 49, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Esparza's arrest and charges stemmed from an investigation into the West Side Loma gang that spanned from October of 2018 to October of 2019.
Source: KBOI 2News    Date: June 26, 2020

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Fresno gives $300,000 to program targeting gang members to reduce gun violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno City Councilmembers voted 5-1 to give $300,000 from the city’s budget to fund the Advance Peace program. The program is designed to reduce gun violence and identify gang members in the community. It will pay for education or life-skills training to encourage members to stay out of trouble.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: June 26, 2020

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Partridge leaves his painful gang past behind, gives back to Saskatoon (Saskatoon, SK): During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shane Partridge volunteered to serve on the front line. Partridge spent three weeks in March and April screening Saskatoon’s homeless and vulnerable people at the White Buffalo Youth Lodgefor hours a day, sometimes in bitter cold.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: June 26, 2020

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Illegal possession of ammunition results in maximum federal prison sentence for previously convicted felon (Brunswick, GA): A gang member and convicted felon will spend the next decade in federal prison after sentencing in U.S. District Court. Wilbert Lee Stephens Jr., a/k/a “Lil Bill,” a/k/a “Wild Bill,” 28, of Morrow, Ga., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 120 months in prison – the maximum for the offense, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 26, 2020

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With 12 gun murders and 54 shootings last year, how do we stop the violence? (Peel, ON): When Jason Ramkishun was driving home from work and shot dead in what police have called a “case of mistaken identity,” he became a shocking warning of how the innocent can get caught in the crosshairs of rising gun and gang violence.
Source: Brampton Guardian    Date: June 25, 2020

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