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Chicago’s Gang Database Can Have ‘Devastating’ Consequences, But There’s No Way To Be Removed From It. (Chicago, IL): Chicago may be moving toward a settlement in a class action lawsuit challenging its gang database. The suit was filed against the city, its police officers, and former Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on behalf of all current and future people in the database, four named plaintiffs who are in the database, and several community groups.
Source: The Appeal    Date: December 18, 2019
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MS-13 Members and Associates Arrested for Sex Trafficking a Minor (Alexandria, VA): Eleven members or close associates of the MS-13 gang were arrested this week relating to the sexual exploitation and physical abuse of a minor in northern Virginia and Maryland. “Sex traffickers often prey upon the most vulnerable victims in our society, and when combined with the horrific abuses of a gang like MS-13, the effects can be devastating,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 5, 2020

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4 men arrested in aggravated assault at El Paso YMCA; some suspects in separate assault (El Paso, TX): Four men were arrested after an investigation by the El Paso Police Department's Gang Unit. Three of the men arrested were also arrested at a party in July for allegedly beating someone up for wearing the wrong color.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: August 5, 2020

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Albany police seek public's help as fatal shootings soar (Albany, GA): Albany police are looking at a two-pronged approach to address a tide of violence that has seen the number of homicides match the 2019 total just a little over halfway through the year.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: August 5, 2020

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Some blame gangs for uptick in Louisville gun violence (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police Department says they are seeing a big uptick in gun violence again. So far this year, police have worked 407 shootings. That's compared to 208 at this time last year. "After a while, you think you're going to get immune to it, you'll get to the point where you can handle it," Dr. Eddie Woods, with No More Red Dots told WLKY.
Source: WLKY News    Date: August 5, 2020

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COVID-19 is a factor for increase in Akron’s gun violence, police say (Akron, OH): The Akron Police Department said shootings in the city have increased over the last several months, citing the coronavirus pandemic for one of the factors in the spike. In an open letter shared on the department’s Facebook page, Akron police said it is more challenging to get violent offenders off of the streets and into the Summit County Jail because of population restrictions due to COVID-19 enacted at the Summit County Jail.
Source: WOIO 19 News    Date: August 5, 2020

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Third Suspect Arrested in Alleged Gang-Related Murder in Indio Due in Court (Indio, CA): A convicted felon accused, with two others, in a gang- related shooting that left a man dead in Indio is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on murder and other charges .
Source: NBC Palm Springs    Date: August 5, 2020

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Former gang leader sentenced for bribing Chesapeake deputy (Chesapeake, VA): An inmate convicted in 2015 of helping to lead a street gang was sentenced to over two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to paying a Chesapeake sheriff’s deputy to smuggle contraband, including cocaine and heroin, into jail.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 5, 2020

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Two men, juvenile charged in connection with Yakima drive-by shooting (Yakima, WA): Two men and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with what authorities describe as a gang-related, drive-by shooting at an East E Street apartment this past week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 5, 2020

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Oxnard man sentenced to life in prison for 2009 murder (Ventura County, CA): An Oxnard man arrested in connection to a 2009 murder has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison. 30-year-old Alex Ramirez was sentenced Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: August 5, 2020

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Accused Gang Member Charged in Bicyclist’s Killing (Santa Ana, CA): An accused gang member was behind bars Wednesday for allegedly robbing and killing a man who was targeted for his bicycle last month in Santa Ana.
Source:    Date: August 5, 2020

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Nampa Police investigating shooting believed to be connected to gang activity (Nampa, ID): Nampa Police are investigating a shooting believed to be connected to a string of incidents between rival gangs.
Source: KIVI-TV 6 News    Date: August 4, 2020

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Three arrested during Tulare County gang suppression detail (Tulare County, CA): During a weekend gang suppression detail, Tulare County detectives arrested two men and a teenage boy. Detectives found stolen firearms and drugs. TAGNET (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) went out into the streets beginning Friday as a part of "ongoing efforts to reduce gang violence in Tulare County," sheriff's officials stated.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 4, 2020

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State police arrest four fugitives wanted for violent crimes in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): Four men wanted for violent crimes, including recent shootings, have been arrested by the New Jersey State Police. Warlin Castillo, 19; Rhajhson Hawkins, 19; Eugeonce Coleman, 28; and Larry Cox, 55, all of Paterson, were arrested during a sweep in Paterson on Friday, authorities said. Three of them are members of violent street gangs, authorities said.
Source: Paterson Times    Date: August 4, 2020

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Lorain police investigation results in arrest of multiple alleged gang members (Lorain, OH): Authorities made multiple arrests following an investigation by the Lorain Police Department into activities by an alleged local street gang. According to a news release from Lorain Police Chief James McCann, violent crimes, including drive-by shootings and drug related deaths involving fentanyl, occurred throughout 2019 and carried over into 2020 by gang members.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: August 4, 2020

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Brooklyn gang member released without bail in May attempted murder case participated in three drive-by shootings in July: feds (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn gang member released without bail on an attempted murder charge in May took part in three more shootings after he was sprung when a witness recanted, according to Brooklyn federal prosecutors.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 4, 2020

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Danville's Hoop Don't Shoot director authors book with insight in running anti-gang violence program (Danville, VA): Angienette Dixon has been putting on the Hoop Don’t Shoot program at Danville’s Doyle Thomas Park for four years now, and this summer, she authored a book about her experiences working with the city’s youth.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 4, 2020

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Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of violent gang (Compton, CA): A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who call themselves “The Executioners” control a patrol station in Compton through force, threats, work slowdowns and acts of revenge against those who speak out, a deputy alleges in a legal claim.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: August 4, 2020

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Conviction reversed for Bay Area man who allegedly asked gang to murder teen daughter’s pimp; judge says gang ties not sufficient (San Francisco, CA): In the latest shocking development surrounding the 2012 murder of a Los Angeles pimp at the hands of a San Francisco gang, a federal judge has thrown out the racketeering conviction for the man who arranged the killing, writing that although the crime was “horrendous” it was not enough to prove the defendant’s gang membership.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 4, 2020

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LAPD: Fatal Shooting At Rented Mansion Appears To Be Gang-Related (Los Angeles, CA): Three people were shot, one fatally, early Tuesday during a party attended by hundreds of people at a mansion in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, authorities said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: August 4, 2020

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Gun violence in Cedar Rapids surging so far this year (Cedar Rapids, IA): Even though the coronavirus pandemic has kept people close to home for months, the numbers of homicides and shots-fired incidents in Cedar Rapids already have exceeded last year’s totals, with April through July being some of the most violent on record.
Source: The Gazette    Date: August 3, 2020

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