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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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Grand jury turbulence continuing to escalate in federal gang trial (Danville, VA): Judge and attorney discussions that took place away from the jury’s ears, at the start of court and in between witness testimony, in an ongoing federal gang trial revealed Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman’s multi-jurisdictional grand jury into violent activity throughout the region continued into this year.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: November 6, 2019

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CCPD spearheads multi-agency operation to arrest suspected gang members (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police department announced they were the tip of the spear in leading a multi-agency operation that lead to over several suspected gang members.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: November 6, 2019

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St. Louis prosecutor lobbies for $500k from state for gang intervention unit (St. Louis, MO): St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says her city has had 165 murders so far this year with most of those involving guns. FBI information makes St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield among the most dangerous cities in America on a per person average. During an interim Missouri Senate Committee hearing Monday about gun violence, Gardner asked for $500,000 from the state for a St. Louis gang intervention unit pilot program, which she said could lead to additional federal funding.
Source: Missourinet    Date: November 5, 2019

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Deputies arrest man wanted for teaching kids gang activity on social media (Macon, GA): A man accused of teaching kids how to shoot and attack rival street gangs is now in custody. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office confirms the arrest of 22-year-old Tyree Welch. An off-duty deputy spotted Welch at Prime Time 41 on Walnut Street around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Reputed gang member pleads guilty in 2017 case (Kankakee, IL): A reputed gang member agreed to plead guilty to a drive-by shooting in which two people were shot in August 2017. Before his attempted murder trial was set to begin Monday, Hernan Carmona accepted a deal to plead guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated battery in a public place.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: November 5, 2019

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17 arrested in Gwinnett County gang investigation (Gwinnett County, GA): A months-long investigation has led to the arrest of more than a dozen people associated with a dangerous criminal street gang in Gwinnett County.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: November 5, 2019

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Jury sees shell casing in murder case of Roxbury woman killed in 2013 drive-by shooting (Roxbury, MA): Jurors in the trial Tuesday of one of the alleged gang members charged with killing 23-year-old Briana Bigby and wounding her boyfriend in a 2013 drive-by shooting in Roxbury viewed a shell casing that detectives recovered from a rental vehicle linked to the two suspected assailants.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 5, 2019

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Macon gang members sentenced for armed robbery, carjacking (Macon, GA): Two Macon gang members were sentenced this week for a 2018 armed robbery. The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office says 20-year-old Twayne Jafar Rainey, Jr. and 26-year-old Terrell Obrian Everett pleaded guilty to their parts in the incident.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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City-county task force created to break dangerous cycle of gang violence (Winston-Salem, NC): The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with nearby police departments to reduce gang violence across the county. Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said they currently have more than 330 validated gang members within the area under the department’s jurisdiction and more than 1,650 in the entire county.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Little Village pastor works to reduce gang violence, girl shot trick-or-treating still improving (Chicago, IL): A pastor in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood has been working to reduce violence in the area, and now is helping the family of the 7-year-old girl shot while trick-or-treating on Halloween cope with what happened.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Man pleads guilty to carving Bloods gang name into teen’s chest (Flint, MI): A 37-year-old man has pleaded guilty to carving the name of a local Blood gang’s set into a teen boy’s chest. Doniel A. Heard, of Canton, pleaded guilty Oct. 29 in front of U.S. District Court Judge Linda V. Parker to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
Source: MLive    Date: November 5, 2019

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Man Sent to Prison for 10 years for Wheaton Gang Shooting (Wheaton, MD): A man who police said shot at a man last year at Westfield Wheaton mall, thinking he was a rival gang member, was ordered to serve 10 years in prison Tuesday.
Source: Bethesda Magazine    Date: November 5, 2019

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Two Alleged Gang Members To Stand Trial For Setting A Man On Fire (Bethlehem, PA): Two alleged gang members accused in the death of a man who was stabbed and set on fire while he was still alive will stand trial on numerous charges, including homicide and arson.
Source: KDKA 2 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Bronx Gang Member Charged With 2015 Murder (Bronx, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Peter C. Fitzhugh, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), Raymond Donovan, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging JOSE RODRIGUEZ, a/k/a “Hov,” a/k/a “Hov Goon,” with murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, and firearms offenses in connection with the murder of Daquan Cooper on June 25, 2015, in the Bronx.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 5, 2019

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DEA: 5 gang members arrested after trying to rob drug agent, prompting shootout (Atlanta, GA): Nearly a month after gunfire erupted in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood during an undercover drug operation, five arrests have been made.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 5, 2019

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Georgia looks for new ways to combat gangs in Middle Georgia (Eastman, GA): Early this year, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced a new director for the governor’s office. Former Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds was named GBI Director in February.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Two gang members found guilty of 2018 Delano shooting (Delano, CA): On Tuesday the Kern County District Attorney's office announced that a Kern County jury found Javier Carranco Jr. and Miguel Madrigal guilty of shooting at an "inhabited dwelling" in April of 2018.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Guilty verdict in 2017 Aurora gang murder (Kane County, IL): A Kane County jury deliberated about four hours Tuesday before finding Martin Garcia Jr. guilty of gunning down a 34-year-old man at a former gang home in June 2017.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 5, 2019

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Columbia shooting victim target of ‘rival gang,’ according to police (Columbia, MO): A Columbia man that survived a September shooting faces felony drug charges after officers say they found drugs on him while treating his wounds.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News    Date: November 5, 2019

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Waco to build multi-agency anti-gang hub with state funding (Waco, TX): Waco will be the latest Texas city to form a criminal justice hub dedicated to finding and stopping organized crime. The city received a $1.5 million Texas Anti-Gang grant to create the hub, where 10 to 15 Waco detectives who already participate in anti-gang work will coordinate with state and federal authorities tackling the issue from a regional perspective, Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt said.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: November 5, 2019

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