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5 Times the MS13 Tried — and Failed — to Become Drug Traffickers : The US indictment of an MS13 leader in El Salvador chronicles the latest failure of the infamous street gang to transform itself into a more sophisticated, transnational drug trafficking organization. US authorities allege Armando Eliu Melgar Díaz, alias “Blue” or “Clipper,” was the head of the MS13’s East Coast Program, according to an indictment unsealed on July 14.
Source: InSight Crime    Date: August 11, 2020
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San Antonio gang member on Texas' Most Wanted list captured in Irving (Irving, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety has arrested a San Antonio man who was on its 10 Most Wanted List, the department said Tuesday. Tyrell Ezeekiel Darden, 20, was arrested Thursday in Irving and charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 23, 2020

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26 people charged with gang-related gun purchases in Scranton (Scranton, PA): Charges have been filed against more than two dozen people involved in an investigation dubbed "Operation Grabbing Straws." The district attorney says 26 people were charged in connection with the purchase of guns used in, or intended to be used in, gang-related violence in Scranton.
Source: WNEP 16 News    Date: September 22, 2020

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P.A.C.E Building Relationships Between Youth and Police (Omaha, NE): President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-26 as National Gang Violence Prevention Week. In Omaha, an organization has been working to reduce gang violence and promote police-community relations through sports for 15 years. “The philosophy we have is that if children play together at the age of 11, it is much more difficult to kill each other at 16,” says Gang Squad Officer Tony Espejo.
Source: News Channel Nebraska    Date: September 22, 2020

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As surge in violence continues in Durham, mom recounts close call with stray bullet into son’s bedroom (Durham, NC): So far this year, 226 people have been shot in Durham and 25 people have died from gunshot wounds, according to Durham Police. The number of people shot this year is up from 2019. Police said 132 people had been shot between Jan. 1, 2019 and Sept. 19, 2019.
Source: WNCN News    Date: September 22, 2020

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Fresno police seeing increase in gang-related shootings (Fresno, CA): It was a busy night for Fresno police as they're now investigating two homicides that happened just hours apart. One involved a 17-year-old teen identified as Lance San, who was shot near Barton and Washington on Monday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: September 22, 2020

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Drug war triggers gun violence in Prince George, B.C. (Prince George, BC): Officials are blaming a drug war for a spate of gun violence in Prince George. Over just 7 days, there have been four drive-by shootings, an arson attack and the shooting of a woman who police later found in a driveway. Another crime, in which a man on a bicycle shot a stranger with a handgun last week does not appear to be connected to the others, according to RCMP.
Source: CBC News    Date: September 22, 2020

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Security Cameras Are Being Destroyed In Brighton Park, Gang Members Blamed (Chicago, IL): Neighbors in Brighton Park are working hard to protect their homes, only to find their security cameras getting smashed. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Tuesday night, it is believed the vandalism targeting the security cameras is the work of known gang members.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 22, 2020

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Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison for fatal 2016 shooting of 1-year-old Compton girl: DA (Los Angeles County, CA): A Hawthorne man who pleaded no contest to charges related to the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Compton more than four years ago has been sentenced to 19 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: September 22, 2020

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Border Patrol Apprehends Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member (Ocotillo, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Monday evening. The incident occurred at around 9 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station apprehended a man in the Jacumba Wilderness approximately 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The man was transported to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: September 22, 2020

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‘Our kids aren’t growing up’: Epidemic of gun violence scars, kills Tallahassee’s Black children (Tallahassee, FL): When she’s alone, Koquisha Cook talks with her daughter as if she were still alive. She hums the tunes her Jamirica “Noonie” danced to on the bare front porch of their home, a pale-yellow apartment tucked in the Joe Louis Street public housing complex.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: September 21, 2020

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How Effective Are Predictive Policing Programs?: Public safety and the justice system are two growing areas of interest for citizens and police in the United States. Between political and racial tensions, unrest has been on the rise in drastic ways this year. Specifically, government officials and civil rights activists have turned a spotlight on police violence. More than ever, people are questioning how helpful or hurtful predictive policing is in today’s society.
Source: Innovation & Tech Today    Date: September 21, 2020

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Third claim filed against Pasadena after police shooting, alleges racism (Pasadena, CA): Lawyers representing one of Anthony McClain’s three children have filed a claim against Pasadena — the third such claim — after a city police officer shot and killed McClain as he fled from a traffic stop. That traffic stop was improper and racially motivated, the claim alleges, and it’s part of a larger pattern of racially-motivated behaviors from the Pasadena Police Department, purportedly stemming from its gang enforcement unit.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: September 21, 2020

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Victim in shooting outside internet casino was gang member targeted for failing to carry out orders, reports say (Bakersfield, CA): A man shot and killed outside an internet casino last month was a “prominent” gang member who a witness believed was targeted because he failed to meet deadline in carrying out orders issued by the gang, according to court documents.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: September 21, 2020

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Gang members: Fear can keep people from speaking out on violence (Albany, NY): Several current gang members tell us that the phrase "if you see something say something," is easier said than done, But they're telling us that when children get hurt or killed. There's no reason to keep information from police.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: September 21, 2020

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3 alleged Avenal gang members arrested for assault (Avenal, CA): Three Avenal gang members were arrested after they followed a victim to his house and attempted to shoot him, Avenal Police Department officials said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: September 21, 2020

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Deputy sues LA County, claims LASD failed to protect him from alleged Compton Station gang (Compton, CA): A deputy at the Compton Sheriff's Station is suing Los Angeles County, alleging the department put his life in danger when he reported the activities of an alleged deputy gang known as "The Executioners."
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: September 21, 2020

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Trial Date Set For Coachella Valley Gang Member Accused of Shooting Cousin (Riverside County, CA): Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a reputed high-ranking Coachella Valley gang member accused of shooting his cousin because he believed the man was working with law enforcement.
Source:    Date: September 21, 2020

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Greeley police: 2 arrested for pointing loaded gun at people after suspect thought he heard gang whistles (Greeley, CO): A man and a woman were arrested early Sunday morning after they were reported pointing a gun at three victims outside an apartment in Greeley, police said Monday in a news release.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: September 21, 2020

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Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence Episode 7 with Kern County Probation Supervisor Ahmed Baameur (Bakersfield, CA): This week on Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence, we're speaking to Kern County Probation Department Supervisor Ahmed Baameur. With nearly 20 years on the job, he discusses the patterns he's seen with juveniles on probation and adults on probation.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: September 21, 2020

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Anne Arundel judge sentences two prison gang members to 30 years for murder behind bars (Anne Arundel County, MD): An Anne Arundel County judge handed down the maximum sentence to two members of a white supremacist prison gang Monday after they killed a rival inmate by stabbing him more than 50 times at a state prison in Jessup.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: September 21, 2020

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