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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2019
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Joint law enforcement crackdown nets 6 alleged gang members operating in Jersey City (Jersey City, NJ): Dozens of local, county, state and federal law enforcement officers fanned out Wednesday to execute warrants in a crackdown on a street gang operating in Jersey City, authorities said.
Source: NJ.com    Date: June 14, 2019

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Member Of Maryland MS-13 Extortion Operation In DC Suburbs Is Convicted After Federal Trial (Greenbelt, MD): A federal jury has convicted Gerdandino Delgado-Escobar, a/k/a “Pumba,” age 24, of Hyattsville, a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by extortion. The verdict was returned late on June 13, 2019.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 14, 2019

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LAPD Report Says Gun Violence Spiked in Early 2019 (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee Wednesday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 13, 2019

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Filmmaker Steven Sneed hits the streets of Pasadena to find those most affected by gang violence (Pasadena, CA): To some, Pasadena represents wealth, mansions, galas, financial and educational opportunity, annual parades and nationally televised football games. In this world of “old money,” fine dining is a nightly affair and trips to a local live theater of choice in the family Jaguar are regular events.
Source: Pasadena Weekly    Date: June 13, 2019

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Facebook brags, cocaine lingo and betrayal: Peek inside New Rochelle gang Eight Trey Crips (New Rochelle, NY): Much of the Eight Trey Crips' gang activity was clandestinely coordinated within Facebook messages and inside a New Rochelle home, where its members plotted to kill rivals and police informants, according to court records.
Source: The Journal News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Wanted Rockford gang member arrested, found hiding in closet with loaded gun (Rockford, IL): 25-year-old known gang member James Sims was arrested on an outstanding domestic battery warrant on Wednesday, and officers found a loaded handgun in his possession.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Latin King Gang Member Sentenced To Life in Prison (Hammond, IN): Robert Nieto, also known as “Cowboy,” 45, of Gary, Indiana, and a member of the Chicago-based Latin Kings, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Phillip Simon following his conviction at trial last May of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 13, 2019

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Police make arrest in homicide cold case (Hanford, CA): Hanford Police have arrested a suspect in the three-year-old homicide case of Eric Parker. Officials said 26-year-old James Vargas of Hanford was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: June 13, 2019

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Law enforcement cracking down on violent gangs in Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, FL): Local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on violent gangs in Palm Beach County with the formation of a multi-agency violent crimes task force. Operation First 48, announced in a joint press conference Thursday, will target ten gangs in the county in order to make the community safer for residents in cities throughout Palm Beach County.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Teen MS-13 gang member and undocumented immigrant sentenced to 55 years for his role in Long Island massacre (Long Island, NY): An MS-13 gang member was hit with a 55-year prison sentence on Wednesday for his role in the massacre of four young men on Long Island.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Man with alleged ties to Norristown gang faces prison on gun charges (Norristown, PA): A Philadelphia man who authorities alleged had connections to a Norristown gang faces prison time after he admitted to illegally possessing two firearms, offenses uncovered when detectives retrieved photos of the guns he had stored on his cellphone.
Source: The Mercury    Date: June 13, 2019

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Seaside man arrested in shooting believed to be gang related (Seaside, CA): A man has been arrested in Seaside for a shooting believed to be gang-related that occurred on a city street in May.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: June 13, 2019

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Many Danville 2016 shootings have been gang-related, police say (Danville, VA): Police say a murder Danville has now unveiled new evidence that many shootings in 2016 in the area have been gang-related. WSET has new court documents about a case involving 20 suspected gang members.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Teen accused of shooting 2 rival gang members in Fashion Place shootout will be tried as an adult (Salt Lake County, UT): The teenager accused of shooting and wounding two members of a rival gang in an exchange of gunfire at the Fashion Place mall in January has been certified to stand trial in adult court.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 13, 2019

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DPS: Gangster Disciples have called for deaths of police officers (Jackson, MS): The Mississippi Department of Public Safety released a bulletin to law enforcement on Thursday evening warning of a threat against all law enforcement by the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Source: WLBT 3 News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Border officials see an increase in gang member apprehensions (Alredo, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents report an uptick in the number of gang members trying to make it across our border. This year alone, the number of apprehensions is more than forty. Agents say the gang members are usually found along the riverbanks trying to make their way into the country.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: June 13, 2019

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Murder suspect takes stand, denies pulling trigger in Canton street killing of bartender (Baltimore, MD): Malik Mungo took the stand Thursday and admitted to making trouble that June night. He admitted to prowling Canton for unlocked cars to steal. He even admitted to ditching the weapon and later lying to FBI agents.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 13, 2019

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Gang graffiti at Hollister elementary school (Hollister, CA): Two adults and a juvenile were arrested earlier this week for spray-painting gang-related graffiti on the walls of a local elementary school, according to Hollister Police.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: June 13, 2019

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Santa Ana police react to spate of gang-related shootings with a probation sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Hours after police swarmed the city Tuesday to conduct probation checks as a direct action to a recent spate of gang-related shootings, a man in his 20s lay wounded on West 10th Street after he was shot in the upper body during a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 13, 2019

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MS-13 member gets 55 years in prison for quadruple machete murder (Central Islip, NY): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison for his role in a quadruple machete murder. Josue Portillo, of Central Islip, pleaded guilty last year.
Source: News 12 Long Island    Date: June 12, 2019

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