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U.S. to Continue Support to Fight Gangs in the Northern Triangle (Washington, DC): The United States reaffirmed its commitment to continue strengthening efforts from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to counter transnational organized criminal organizations. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the decision during the Third Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General, held May 16, in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Source: Diálogo Americas    Date: July 29, 2019
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Edgewood shooting victim claimed gang membership, police say, investigation into incident ongoing (Harford County, MD): The 22-year-old Edgewood man who died of gunshot wounds Saturday self-identified as a gang member, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, but it is unclear whether the shooting was gang motivated.
Source: Capital Gazette    Date: June 1, 2020

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3 gang members arrested on charges of attempted murder for drive-by shooting in San Joaquin (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men for the attempted murder of a 22-year-old man in San Joaquin on Thursday. Detectives say at about 8:45 pm, the three suspects - 20-year-old Kevin Rosales of Huron, 19-year-old Luis Bravo-Edwardo of Huron and 19-year-old Esekuiel Ochoa-Felix of Coalinga - carried out a drive-by shooting in the area of Nevada and 6th Street.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 31, 2020

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Shootings continue to surge in Paterson, which is already hit hard by the pandemic (Paterson, NJ): A fatal shooting Sunday night was the latest in a surge of gun violence in Paterson that saw more shootings in May than in the previous four months combined.
Source: NorthJersey.com    Date: May 31, 2020

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Bellevue declares civil emergency, police chief says gang members responsible for looting (Bellevue, WA): Mayor Lynne Robinson has declared a civil emergency in Bellevue after looters shattered storefronts, assaulted police officers and bystanders and stole from stores in Bellevue Square mall.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 31, 2020

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Two wounded in Highland Park gang shooting (Highland Park, CA): A man and a woman were shot early this morning in what police say is a gang related shooting. Both victims were struck by gunfire and were transported to a hospital in stable condition, Cervantes said.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: May 31, 2020

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17-year-old boy arrested, charged with murder of 19-year-old in San Joaquin (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with the murder of a 19-year-old man in San Joaquin on Tuesday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 30, 2020

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Woodland police arrest teen suspected of gang activity, robbery after high-speed chase (Woodland, CA): The Woodland Police Department arrested two people Thursday, including a minor suspected of belonging to a street gang, after attempting a traffic stop in connection with a robbery investigation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 30, 2020

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'We build trusting relationships with them' | Stockton Peackeeper program thriving during pandemic (Stockton, CA): Everyday Heroes are all around us and they’re making a difference in our communities, even through these difficult times. Every week, ABC10 highlights people and their heroic acts. This week, we would like to tell you about the Stockton Peacekeepers, a group of mentors who reduce gang violence by creating relationships with young adults.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: May 30, 2020

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Police seek suspect after gang-related drive-by shooting in downtown Kennewick (Kennewick, WA) : Police are looking for the person who opened fire on a man in downtown Kennewick late Saturday morning. Police believe the shooting was gang-related, but added there’s no known threat to the general public.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: May 30, 2020

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Ruling upheld to cut 15 years off drug term (Little Rock, AR): Bobby Banks, a former gang leader in Little Rock who was convicted in 2006 of running a large drug-trafficking organization, was entitled last year to have his 55-year sentence reduced by 15 years, a federal appeals court said Thursday in affirming the reduction.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: May 29, 2020

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Richmond County Sheriff announces end of 2-year multi-agency operation, 23 arrests related to Old Savannah Gang (Richmond County, GA): Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree held a press conference Friday in reference to recent gun violence and gang activity in the area. Sheriff Roundtree announced the conclusion of a 2-year multi-agency operation to take down the OS or Old Savannah Gang with the issuing of 34 search warrants and the arrest of 23 people who were targeted as members of this gang and responsible for trafficking drugs, guns and money.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: May 29, 2020

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Mendota MS-13 gang member gets 2 years, 3 months for assaulting juvenile (Fresno, CA): A 22-year-old Mendota man was sentenced to two years and three months in prison for assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: May 29, 2020

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After 2 weeks of gang violence, MBPD releases Ocean Blvd safety plan (Myrtle Beach, SC): After two weeks of gang-related violence on Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach police are releasing public safety plans for the boulevard. "The City of Myrtle Beach Police Department strives to protect our citizens, visitors and workers. We will use intelligence gathering, information sharing and our experience to effectively and efficiently protect this City and those in it. We will deploy an enhanced number of human and electronic resources to accomplish this goal while maintaining a fulfilling vacationing experience," the city said in a release.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: May 29, 2020

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'This is gang-related': Two charged with first-degree murder following Selkirk Avenue homicide (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police said a homicide earlier in the month on Selkirk Avenue was premeditated and gang-related. On the morning of May 21, officers went to the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue following a report a man was shot. Upon arrival at the scene, police found the man with gunshot wounds on the front steps of a house. He was taken to hospital in critical condition where he died.
Source: CTV Winnipeg    Date: May 29, 2020

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3 Gang Members Arrested in Murder Of Young Mother At South LA Intersection (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members have been arrested on murder charges in the drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old single mother in South Los Angeles last month.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: May 28, 2020

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3 Aurora Gang Members Arrested With Illegal Guns: Police (Aurora, IL): Three Aurora gang members were arrested on gun charges Tuesday night after a caller reported a gathering on the city's east side, according to police. Leotray Davis and Wesley Harmon, both 23, were arrested alongside a 16-year-old male in the 400 block of Melrose Avenue, police said.
Source: Patch    Date: May 28, 2020

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Antioch murder trial puts Hunters Point gang in the spotlight (Martinez, CA): At the start of a trial that will center on two Bay Area killings, a Hunters Point gang, rap lyrics, and a series of betrayals, prosecuting and defense attorneys gave their opening statements to jurors Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 28, 2020

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GBI arrests three people in connection with graduation shooting in Wheeler County (Alamo, GA): On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the GBI announced the following individuals were arrested in connection with a shooting in Wheeler County.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: May 28, 2020

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Killing of beloved transit activist linked to rise in gang violence (San Francisco, CA): On Tuesday, the SFPD arrested executed search warrants in seven Northern California cities and arrested five suspects in connection with various shootings in San Francisco, including the one along Ocean Avenue.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: May 28, 2020

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Four Alachua County Residents Arrested For Federal Drug-Trafficking Crimes (Gainesville, FL): Four residents of Alachua, Florida, have been arrested on federal criminal complaints alleging an armed, drug-trafficking conspiracy. The criminal complaints were announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 28, 2020

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