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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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Correctional Officers in Baltimore Charged With Using Excessive Force on Inmates (Baltimore, MD): More than two dozen correctional officers in Baltimore were charged Tuesday with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in a city plagued by decades of institutional corruption, inside and outside jailhouse walls.
Source: TIME    Date: December 3, 2019

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WCCO Gets Exclusive Ride-Along Look At St. Paul Police Force Fighting Gun Violence (St. Paul, MN): Late afternoon in the city. School has just let out. Police officer Isaac Palmer, sitting in an unmarked black SUV with his partner, must carefully and quickly get across town during rush hour. With lights on and sirens blaring, they speed down neighborhood streets to avoid traffic but keep a close eye out as school buses are nearby.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: December 3, 2019

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Four Gangster Disciples Sentenced Following Seven-Week Jury Trial (Clarksville, TN): Following a seven-week jury trial in U.S. District Court earlier this year, a federal jury convicted five members of the Gangster Disciples of multiple counts relating to a racketeering conspiracy and a drug distribution conspiracy, which plagued the Clarksville, Tennessee, area with violence and murders for more than a decade, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 3, 2019

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City to escalate fight against gangs (Haverhill, MA): Mayor James Fiorentini and police will host a meeting this week with the public to discuss Haverhill's gang problem — and the mayor will ask residents to help combat the problem.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune    Date: December 3, 2019

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Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership hopes to continue making impact in community (Bakersfield, CA): Efforts to make the streets in Bakersfield safer rely heavily on community outreach and constant collaboration. Members of the community met Tuesday night as part of the Bakersfield Safe Streets partnership in efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: December 3, 2019

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Police think Santa Rosa shooting that injured 2 men was gang-related (Santa Rosa, CA): The shooting that seriously injured two men Monday night in Santa Rosa’s South Park neighborhood was gang-related, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 3, 2019

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WPD: 5 gang-related shootings in less than two weeks (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police are investigating a number of shootings that happened during the Thanksgiving holiday. Investigators believe five of the six shootings were gang related and have occurred in the Shotspotter area.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 3, 2019

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Getaway Driver in 2016 Gang Shooting in Mira Mesa Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison (San Diego, CA): The getaway driver in a Mira Mesa gang-related shooting that resulted in the death of an associate was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: December 3, 2019

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Two Associates Of Nuestra Familia Prison Gang Plead Guilty To Federal Rico Conspiracy (San Jose, CA): Juan Alvarez, a/k/a Chucky, and Ramon Montoya, a/k/a Little Ray, pleaded guilty today to racketeering conspiracy charges for their respective roles as associates of the Nuestra Familia prison gang, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The guilty pleas were accepted by the Honorable Beth L. Freeman, United States District Judge.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 3, 2019

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FBI investigating gang hit on Chicago rapper who taunted rivals with his music (Chicago, IL): Cedron Doles was a controversial South Side rapper with reputed ties to a Black P Stone gang faction called Black Mobb who earned a following in Chicago’s drill music scene by taunting gang rivals, some of them slain, with his lyrics.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2019

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Dutchtown Awaits Cure Violence With Caution And Optimism (St. Louis, MO): The Dutchtown neighborhood, in southeast St. Louis, has seen anti-violence initiatives come and go over the years. Now it’s one of three neighborhoods selected for a nationally known program called Cure Violence. As its name suggests, Cure Violence treats violent crime such as shootings and homicides as a disease that can be cured with the right intervention.
Source: St. Louis Public Radio    Date: December 2, 2019

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Gang member sentenced to prison (Augusta, GA): An Augusta teen investigators believe has been a gang member since age 12 pleaded guilty Monday to charges in connection with a shooting that left another man blind in one eye.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: December 2, 2019

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Gang members arrested, guns and drugs seized in Operation Market Crash (South Mississippi): Forty-five people, including 15 known gang members, were recently arrested as part of a crackdown on gang activity in South Mississippi. Operation Market Crash was led by the U.S. Marshals Service and focused on destabilizing gang drug operations in Covington, Marion and Jefferson Davis counties.
Source: WLOX News    Date: December 2, 2019

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Two Murders (Baltimore, MD): MS-13 gang member Carlos Alas Brizuela, a/k/a “Truco” and “Stewie,” age 29, pleaded guilty today to a federal racketeering charge related to his participation in a violent racketeering conspiracy, specifically MS-13, including two murders, two attempted murders, and a kidnapping.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 2, 2019

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Gang member arrested after pursuit in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): A documented gang member is in custody after police say he was found with a loaded, unregistered firearm. On Sunday, police responded to the 3100 block of Merced Place for a report of gang activity.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: December 2, 2019

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DA: Gang members are to blame for Black Friday fight, stabbing, and shooting at Destiny USA (Syracuse, NY): The three men directly involved in the fight, stabbing, and shooting incident at Destiny USA on Black Friday are known gang members in the City of Syracuse, the Onondaga County District Attorney tells NewsChannel 9’s Andrew Donovan.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: December 2, 2019

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Gang member behind Marietta assault, police say (Marietta, GA): An Acworth teen police call a member of a Bloods-affiliated gang is behind bars, accused of pistol whipping and attempting to rob a man outside a Marietta gas station.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: December 2, 2019

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Multi-department task force results in 6 arrests (Kanawha County, WV): Charleston Police and South Charleston Police created a joint task force around Nov. 4 to help arrest violent criminals. A multi-agency task force resulted in six arrests, including two Charleston Police named as 'most dangerous offenders.' That task force was focused on arresting six suspects wanted for violent crimes in Kanawha County.
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: December 2, 2019

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Alleged MS-13 gang member on trial for capital murder in death of Lynchburg teen (Bedford County, VA): A trial is underway for one of the suspects charged in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager in 2017. Kevin Soto-Bonilla is one of six people charged in Raymond Wood's murder.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: December 2, 2019

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Feds: Albany gang member had 2 kilos of cocaine, loaded pistol (Albany, NY): A reputed gang member whose conviction in a 2013 murder for hire was tossed by an appellate court last year is facing federal charges after allegedly possessing two kilograms of cocaine and a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol.
Source: Times Union    Date: December 2, 2019

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