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Presidential Proclamation on National Gang Violence Prevention Week, 2019 (Washington, DC): My Administration has successfully indicted, convicted, imprisoned, and removed from our country ruthless members of gangs and cartels who inflict horrendous acts of violence upon Americans. During National Gang Violence Prevention Week, my Administration renews its dedication to identifying and dismantling the criminal networks that seek to wreak havoc on our communities and to bringing the individuals who participate in them to justice. We also reaffirm our support for the heroes of law enforcement who have taken a sacred pledge to defend the Nation and its people.
Source: WhiteHouse.gov    Date: September 13, 2019
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Gov. Inslee Visits Yakima, Talks Curbing Gang Violence (Yakima, WA): Gov. Jay Inslee listened to law enforcement and other non-profit groups discuss how they can reduce kids from joining gangs. Inslee said the groups all agreed the issue can't be solved with only one approach and was amazed at how law enforcement understood the need for more than just additional officers to fight the problem.
Source: KIMA TV    Date: November 14, 2019

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Man shot in face in Anaheim during apparent gang-related shooting (Anaheim, CA): A man was expected to recover after getting shot in the face early Wednesday in what police believe to be a gang-related crime.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 13, 2019

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SPECIAL REPORT: Preventive measures for youth at risk of joining a gang (Tri-Cities, WA): Community leaders who focus on preventative efforts want parents to know that intervening into their child's life to keep them from joining a gang, doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Sgt. Chris Littrell, with Kennewick Police, has been in law enforcement for 14 year, he says he understand the draw of joining a gang, "the correlation of things that are important to me that are also important to someone who is at risk to be involved in a gang."
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: November 13, 2019

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Federal Prosecutor Targets Chicago Violence (Chicago, IL): U.S. Attorney John Lausch Jr. has made waves with some pretty high-profile prosecutions, including that of the City Council’s longest-serving alderman, Ed Burke. But he’s done his job with little fanfare and no press conferences announcing such public corruption cases.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight    Date: November 13, 2019

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Activists want public hearings on Chicago Police gang database (Chicago, IL): A group of activists on Wednesday called for the City Council to hold public hearings about how the Chicago Police Department collects and stores information about gang affiliations. Hearings, they hope, would spur changes to the so-called “gang database” to ensure it does not include the names of people who have no gang ties and allow people who’ve been wrongly labeled the chance to clear their names.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 13, 2019

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Police Beat: Gang Violence Task Force (Syracuse, NY): “That could have been my head. They need to stop, they really do,” said Shamara Thomas after a trip to the corner store ended with a bullet ricocheting off the front windshield of her vehicle.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: November 13, 2019

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Fulton deputy district attorney talks gang activity, social media (John Creek, GA): North Fulton residents typically associate gang violence with Atlanta, when the reality is that gangs already work and move throughout the city’s northern suburbs, according to Fulton County Deputy District Attorney Cara Convery. Convery, who supervises the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office’s Gang Unit, spoke at the Oct. 30 Women Who Walk the Walk luncheon at the Country Club of the South.
Source: John Creek Herald    Date: November 13, 2019

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Judge grants modifications to Oxnard gang ruling (Oxnard, CA): A Ventura judge made changes to an order to enforce harder restrictions on active gang leaders in Oxnard on Wednesday. The Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Judge Kent Kellegrew granted a motion to amend two Oxnard gang injunctions.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 13, 2019

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Portland gang member challenges feds’ description of his book as Hoover ‘code of conduct’ (Portland, OR): Robert Rean, a longtime member of the Hoover street gang in Portland, paid close attention to the recent racketeering conspiracy indictment issued in federal court last week against three alleged members of the gang.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 13, 2019

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Legal proceedings advance for Vallejo gang member charged in 2015 murder (Fairfield, CA): Legal proceedings continued Wednesday morning in Fairfield for a Vallejo gang member charged with the fatal shooting of another man four years ago underneath a railroad bridge in Vallejo.
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 13, 2019

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Police to discuss gun violence, gangs Tuesday (Haverhill, MA): Senior police officials along with a representative from the mayor's office will discuss public safety initiatives intended to combat violence and gang activity at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune    Date: November 12, 2019

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Former gang member shares his journey to find change (Tri-Cities, WA): Not many associate gangs with ideas of support, purpose, or attention. However, for many who join a gang, that's exactly what they're looking for. Action News sat down with a former 8-Street Sureño gang member, sharing why he joined a gang so others don’t follow his troubled footsteps.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: November 12, 2019

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Men punished Monterey County Jail inmates for not following Nuestra Familia gang rules (Monterey County, CA): Two Norteños punished other gang members at the Monterey County Jail who broke the rules of the Nuestra Familia prison gang, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 12, 2019

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Gang member given 24 years in string of armed robberies at grocery stores (Norfolk, VA): A member of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for acting as the gunman in several armed robberies at Hampton Roads grocery stores.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: November 12, 2019

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High-ranking gang member orchestrated smuggling scheme at jail, deputies say (Polk County, FL): A high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood orchestrated a contraband smuggling scheme at the Polk County jail, deputies said. Investigators told Channel 2's Chris Jose they uncovered the plot after they poured through more than 100 hours of recorded phone call conversations from the jail.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: November 12, 2019

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Convicted Danville gang member faces two life sentences (Danville, VA): A Danville gang member faces two life sentences after being convicted by a grand jury. Marcus Davis was found guilty of Rico conspiracy, the attempted murder of Christopher Montley from 2016 and two other counts of firearm use by a grand jury on Tuesday, November 12.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: November 12, 2019

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Haverhill Neighbor Asks City to Resolve Issues Behind Gang Gun Violence; Police Cite New Challenges (Haverhill, MA): Councilors last night endorsed a resident’s plan to create an anti-gun violence task force and learned of the police department’s latest challenges, including gangs’ recruitment of juveniles.
Source: WHAV 97.9 News    Date: November 12, 2019

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Dallas Police Create Program In Attempt To Reduce Gang Violence (Dallas, TX): A new program called "ceasefire" will try and reduce gang violence in the city of Dallas. Stats show 50-75% of the murders in the city have been committed by less than 1% of the population. Those doing the killing are often gang members.
Source: KRLD 1080 News    Date: November 12, 2019

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Alleged Gang Members Arrested During Watsonville Warrant Searches (Watsonville, CA): Two alleged gang members were arrested last week on possession of illegal firearms, the Watsonville Police Department reported. On Thursday morning, officers with the department's Special Investigations Unit served a warrant at the home of a 16-year-old suspected gang member in the 100 block of Marin Street.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: November 11, 2019

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Houston Tries to Banish Sex Workers (Houston, TX): In August 2018, the mayor of Houston—flanked by the Houston Police Department chief, county attorneys, city council members, and several blown-up photos mounted on easels—announced an “unprecedented step” to combat prostitution in a small area well-known for it: They would sue.
Source: Slate    Date: November 11, 2019

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