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What happened when this prison couldn't hire enough guards? It put gangs in charge (Wilkinson County, MS): It was a prison brimming with violence, awash in weapons—and severely short on guards to patrol its cell blocks. But security-camera footage caught the action when Brad Fitch arrived in unit F at Mississippi’s Wilkinson County Correctional Facility on Jan. 31, 2018.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 25, 2019
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Linden man loses appeal in 2011 gang murder (New Jersey): A state appellate court has rejected the appeal of a Linden man convicted of a gang-related murder in 2011. Eugene Cady, 29, argued his conviction should be reconsidered because prosecutors during trial showed a video of him speaking to a witness at the Union County Jail.
Source: myCentralJersey.com    Date: February 14, 2020

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Governor Kemp proposes seven new GBI positions to fight gangs in Georgia (Atlanta, GA): The Georgia Bureau of Investigation — or the GBI hopes to get more state funds to tackle a growing problem in Georgia — gangs. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wants to create 7 new GBI positions to eliminate gangs — at a budget of $2 million dollars.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: February 14, 2020

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Crips Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Death Of Child (Columbus, OH): Federal prosecutors say a member of a Columbus crips gang has pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in March of 2016.
Source: WCBE 90.5 FM News    Date: February 14, 2020

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Fugitive gang member's run ends with Pocomoke City arrest: Marshals Service (Pocomoke City, MD): A fugitive Accomack gang member’s run from the authorities ended with his arrest in Pocomoke City, the U.S. Marshals Service says. Tyvon “Teddy” Lyncurtis Smith, a Bloods gang leader from Parksley, was arrested Feb. 7 following a multi-agency investigation spanning several states, according to a news release from the Marshals Service.
Source: Delmarva Daily Times    Date: February 14, 2020

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Alleged gang member sentenced in drug for guns plot (Burlington, VT): A Boston man who said he was a member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for bringing cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: February 14, 2020

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Des Moines man believed to be shooter for C-Block street gang sentenced to 10 years in prison (Des Moines, IA): A Des Moines man believed to be a primary shooter for an influential gang in the city has been sentenced 10 years in federal prison.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: February 14, 2020

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Sheriff hopeful for East Texas anti-gang center in Smith County (Smith County, TX): Smith County will soon be home to one of Texas’ newest anti-gang centers. The task force will be made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together under one roof, accord to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: February 14, 2020

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Part 2: Mother’s flight from MS-13 exemplifies problem of gang violence in Guatemala (El Paso, TX): A Salvadoran gang often reviled by U.S. authorities has pulled out a bloody courthouse “rescue” of one of its leaders in Central America, news media outlets in Honduras report.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: February 14, 2020

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Police raid dozens of locations in response to suspected gang murders (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police on Friday morning announced sweeping raids targeted at suspected gang members believed to be connected to a string of recent shootings and murders.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: February 14, 2020

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The LAPD branded them as gang associates. But they fought back and got removed from CalGang database (Los Angeles, CA): Larry Sanders was chatting with friends in South L.A.’s Green Meadows Recreation Center in April when two police officers approached. They said they had received a call about people drinking in the park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 13, 2020

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Authorities: Connecticut gang member pleads guilty to role in shootings (Bridgeport, CT): A member of what authorities call a violent Connecticut street gang has pleaded guilty to his role in several public shootings that resulted in death or injury to innocent bystanders, federal prosecutors said.
Source: WHDH 7 News    Date: February 13, 2020

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Durham police expands gang unit, creates task force to combat gun violence (Durham, NC): The Durham Police Department has expanded its gang unit to create a 13-member task force geared toward better fighting crime. Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis announced she would expand the department’s gang unit after there were multiple shootings in the city over the course of a 36-hour-period back in October 2019.
Source: WNCN News    Date: February 13, 2020

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ICE arrests Sterling Heights resident in sweep that nets 75 (Sterling Heights, MI): A Sterling Heights resident was among 75 foreign nationals arrested recently in Michigan and Ohio by U.S. Customs and Enforcement for violation of immigration laws.
Source: Macomb Daily    Date: February 13, 2020

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Prosecutor: Man who shot LCC student mistook him for rival gang member (Portland, OR): A Portland couple pleaded guilty Wednesday to the shooting death of a 21-year-old Lane Community College student, gunned down last spring near Taylor’s Bar and Grill.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: February 13, 2020

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Local MS-13 gang members sentenced to 27 years in prison for violent crimes (Washington, DC): Two MS-13 gang members from Silver Spring were sentenced to 27 years in federal prison today, plus five years supervised release, for violent crimes committed in Montgomery and Frederick Counties in Maryland.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: February 13, 2020

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Regina gang member faces first-degree murder charges in three city homicides (Regina, SK): A 25-year-old man who police say is connected to a Saskatchewan-based street gang has been charged in three separate killings in Regina.
Source: Carlyle Observer    Date: February 13, 2020

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A ‘Serial Killer’ Gang’s Shooting Spree Has San Bernardino Cops Asking the Public for Help (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino police believe that a string of seemingly random murders on the west side of San Bernardino that began last summer are the work of one group of men who stalk their victims at night in a light-colored sedan.
Source: Los Angeles Magazine    Date: February 13, 2020

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Alleged Nine Trey Bloods Gang Member Indicted for Drug-Related Murder (Newport News, VA): A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging an alleged Bloods gang member with January 2017 murder. According to the indictment, Dawhan Terrell Archible, 26, formerly of Newport News, and two unnamed co-conspirators, allegedly murdered Luke Patterson Dudley in January 2017, after Archible learned Dudley had cheated him during a previous drug transaction.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 13, 2020

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Rapper and alleged 'Ghost Gang' member found guilty of double homicide in 2017 drive-by shooting (New Orleans, LA): In the middle of a busy New Orleans intersection on a summer night in 2017, someone in a gold sedan pointed an assault rifle at another car and opened fire. Two men were killed and two more wounded.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 13, 2020

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Members Of Newark’s ‘Famous Boyz’ Street Gang Sentenced To Prison (Newark, NJ): Five Newark men who were members of a street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 13, 2020

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