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HSI-led MS-13 takedown announced by White House: Gang members included national MS-13 leadership, indictments for firearms, drug distribution, "Kingpin" statute, other offenses (Washington, DC): An investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Las Vegas resulted in the criminal arrest of 11 members and associates of MS-13 Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California. Another six MS-13 members and associates were also arrested on administrative charges, with criminal charges pending in five of the six cases, for a total of 17 MS-13 arrests made Tuesday in the two cities.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: July 15, 2020
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Parents of victims, community leaders plead for end of violence in Portland (Portland, OR): Mothers of several men killed on Portland's streets joined community leaders Thursday in calling for a stop to recent violence, following a month that marked the deadliest month in Portland in more than 30 years.
Source: KOMO News    Date: August 7, 2020

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NYPD brass brings violence interrupters to 1 Police Plaza to find solutions to growing gun violence (New York, NY): City violence interrupters were brought into NYPD headquarters Thursday to help police hash out solutions to stem the growing wave of shootings crashing down across the five boroughs.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 7, 2020

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Police arrest alleged teen gang member for firearm violation (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested a 17-year-old alleged gang member Thursday evening for various firearm violations. The teen was pulled over for a traffic violation on South J Street at Linden Drive in Oxnard. Officers learned he was on probation for assault with a deadly weapon and proceeded to search his residence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: August 7, 2020

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Gun violence in Kalamazoo refuses to take a back seat to COVID-19, BLM or other issues (Kalamazoo, MI): The number of shooting incidents in the city of Kalamazoo have risen by 81 percent through the first seven months of the year, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. From Jan. 1 through Monday (Aug. 3), some 42 people have been shot in the city. The last was shot on Monday.
Source: Second Wave Southwest Michigan    Date: August 6, 2020

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Chicago rapper shot in Gold Coast likely killed by rival gang member: Lightfoot (Chicago, IL): A local musician who was fatally shot in broad daylight on Tuesday in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast neighborhood is believed to have been killed by a rival gang member who found him by tracking the victim’s Internet activity, officials said Wednesday.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: August 6, 2020

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City leaders, critics discuss what happens once Oxnard gang injunctions end (Oxnard, CA): In the absence of the Oxnard gang injunctions, city leaders and critics of the orders say community programs are needed to address issues that lead to gang involvement.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 6, 2020

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United Blood Gang Member Sentenced for Firearm Possession (Raleigh, NC): A Raleigh Blood Gang member was sentenced today to 66 months’ imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm in Raleigh. According to court documents, Emmanuel Brent Sanders, 25, was named in a one-count Indictment filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina on August 22, 2019. The Indictment charged Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. On January 7, 2020, the defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 6, 2020

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Province earmarks over $6M to fight gang violence, human trafficking (Toronto, ON): The Ontario government plans to spend more than $6 million over the next three years to help combat crime and build safer communities. The Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant will be made available to 16 police services across the province to implement 21 crime prevention and community safety initiatives that help fight gun and gang violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence and harassment.
Source: Kitchener Today    Date: August 6, 2020

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Raleigh Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years for Racketeering Conspiracy (Raleigh, NC): A Charlotte man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for Conspiracy to Participate in a Pattern of Racketeering (RICO conspiracy). On July 22, 2019, Demetrius Deshaun Toney, 28, pled guilty to RICO conspiracy.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 6, 2020

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Old-school surveillance key to tracking alleged Black Disciple gang members in Chicago (Chicago, IL): When alleged Black Disciple street gang leaders and operatives were scooped by federal agents in Chicago, the round-up was heralded as a new day for law enforcement and a new awakening for a crime group that has dominated drugs and guns in some parts of the city.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: August 6, 2020

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'An increase in the violent crime': OPD addresses spike in violent crime (Omaha, NE): Omaha police said homicides, shootings and shots fired calls are all up this year over last. Officers say gang activity is on the rise, too, with many retaliation shootings. "Just in July we've had five homicide incidents with six victims. And last year at this time we didn’t have any,” Omaha Police Deputy Chief Ken Kanger said.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 6, 2020

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Indictment Charges Five Men for Involvement in Bridgeport Courthouse Shooting (New Haven, CT): A federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging five Bridgeport men with multiple offenses stemming from their alleged involvement in an afternoon shooting in front of a state courthouse in Bridgeport in January.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 6, 2020

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Members and Associates of Violent Newark Street Gang Charged for Roles in Drug Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Three members and associates of a violent street gang operating in Newark made their initial court appearances today on charges of conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 6, 2020

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Palm Springs police serve search warrants, investigating if 3 homicides, shootings are linked (Palm Springs, CA): Palm Springs police have launched an investigation into whether there's a link between a series of shootings, including three recent homicides, over the past year.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 6, 2020

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Former Member of Boston Chapter of Latin Kings Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Charges (Boston, MA): A former member of the Boston-based Morton Street Bricks Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering charges.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 6, 2020

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Lawsuit Claims Prison Ignored Gang Threats to Inmate (Youngstown, OH): CoreCivic’s Northeast Ohio Correctional Center and its staff failed to protect an inmate who was severely beaten in his cell, despite previous pleas to officials that he was being threatened by members of an in-house prison gang, claims a civil complaint filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Source: The Business Journal    Date: August 6, 2020

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Shooting violence on the rise in Buffalo, nationwide (Buffalo, NY): Reflecting a trend in many cities across the United States, there's been an uptick in shootings in Buffalo in recent weeks, with 15 shootings the first five days of July, and four in the first four days of August. Buffalo leaders are concerned about how to stop this.
Source: WBEN 930am    Date: August 5, 2020

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Men Sentenced For Role In New Haven-Based Drug Ring: Feds (New Haven, CT): Two men have been sentenced for their role in a New Haven-based drug ring, authorities announced this week. Jamaine Jackson, also known as "Jack," 46, of Bridgeport, was sentenced to 77 months in prison and Theodore Smith, also known as "Ted," 38, of New Haven, was sentenced to 42 months in prison.
Source: Patch    Date: August 5, 2020

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Escaping the Grip of Chicago’s Gangs (Chicago, IL): Paris Brown was 18 when he was paralyzed by a bullet in the back. He was driving around Chicago’s violent Austin neighborhood with friends who were in a gang when they entered rival territory. Brown had always kept himself at arm’s length from the gang, never fully joining, though he spent a lot of time with them.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: August 5, 2020

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Former gang member starts business in Greensboro to give teens another option (Greensboro, NC): With ongoing gun violence across the Triad involving teenagers either pulling the triggers or becoming victims, a local business owner is trying to give them another option. After experiencing the lifestyle and studying it, Willie Pettiford considers himself a gang historian.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: August 5, 2020

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