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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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Suspect arrested in 2015 Hearne murder, allegedly involved with KWA gang (Hearne, TX): It's a big break in a nearly five-year-old homicide case out of Hearne. Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the 2015 shooting death of 18-year-old Jaterryion "JT" Davis.
Source: KAGS News    Date: October 21, 2020

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CCPD: Possible connection between shootings in Chatham County and Savannah (Savannah, GA): Two shootings, two young victims in two separate but close by Chatham County subdivisions. Capt. Gene Harley, Commander of CCPD’S Criminal Investigations unit says “the two incidents are believed to be connected.”
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: October 21, 2020

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Fresno police see shift in where shootings are happening (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department has responded to 564 shootings so far in 2020, more than twice the total of 275 at this same time last year. They've also investigated 50 murders compared to 34 this time last year. Authorities say most of the violence is gang-related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Five Alleged MS-13 Members Charged Federally for Their Participation in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Eight Murders and Four Attempted Murders (Greenbelt, MD): A federal grand jury returned an eleventh superseding indictment yesterday, charging five men in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The eleventh superseding indictment adds a new defendant charged with a racketeering conspiracy related to his membership in MS-13, including a double homicide and drug trafficking.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 20, 2020

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Appeals court upholds conviction in jail smuggling case (Middleton, MA): The Appeals Court has upheld the convictions of three people found guilty in a plot to smuggle drugs and other items into the Middleton Jail six years ago. The scheme involved posting bail for a Haverhill man, stuffing him full of contraband, then surrendering him back to custody two days later. But the plan unraveled when correctional officers became suspicious of the man's claim that he was a member of the "Crips" street gang, and when another inmate began asking when the man would be moved to the gang unit.
Source: The Salem News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Final defendant sentenced in coastal Georgia investigation that shut down gang-related methamphetamine traffickers (Savannah, GA): An admitted gang member who was a major supplier for a methamphetamine-trafficking operation in the coastal Georgia area has been sentenced to federal prison.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 20, 2020

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Manhattan DA candidates differ on gang conspiracy cases (Manhattan, NY): Criminal justice reform will likely play a large role in next year’s race for New York City mayor, and even more so in the race for Manhattan district attorney. The race has already attracted nine candidates competing to replace Cyrus Vance Jr., who has not yet said whether he will seek reelection. And in that wide field, everyone is trying to prove that they have the progressive chops to reform criminal justice and policing in Manhattan.
Source: City and State NY    Date: October 20, 2020

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Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum (San Diego, CA): The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to obtain.
Source: AP News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Gun, gang crimes exempted from $0 bail in Fresno County (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County courts will no longer allow those arrested for most gun- and gang-related crimes to be eligible for $0 bail, Fresno police and the District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 20, 2020

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Indictment: Three more MS-13 members linked to arranging for Lynchburg teen's killing (Lynchburg, VA): Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday three more MS-13 gang members charged in a gang conspiracy case played a role in ordering the death of Lynchburg teen Raymond Wood back in March 2017.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: October 20, 2020

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DEA operation intensifies efforts to combat drug-related violence (Louisville, KY): Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea announced the agency has launched an intensified effort to help reduce violent crime. Under this initiative, called Project Safeguard, DEA will identify and prioritize ongoing drug trafficking investigations with a nexus to violent crime.
Source: WTVQ 36 News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Richmond Police Department works to halt gun violence between groups of youth (Richmond, IN): Two groups of teenagers and young adults have fueled recent violence in the city. The back-and-forth between the two groups, which has included multiple incidents of shots being fired, apparently stems from a previous killing, said Richmond Police Chief Mike Britt. "They want to get the proper attention and respect from their peers in town," Britt said.
Source: Richmond Palladium-Item    Date: October 20, 2020

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Memphis police have seized more than 3,000 illegal guns this year (Memphis, TN): Memphis police say more needs to be done to help save children and teens from violence. The Memphis Police Department addressed the record 247 homicides so far in 2020 in a meeting with City Council Tuesday. Police noted that gang activity accounts for 58% of the violence in Memphis.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Los Angeles could see more than 300 homicides this year, police chief says (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens more people have been killed and more have been shot in Los Angeles this year than in the same time the year before, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. He said city workers in gang intervention programs are also struggling to stem the violence, even though they’ve increased the number of hours spent with affected community members.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 20, 2020

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New violence prevention initiative in Columbus to focus on the perpetrators (Columbus, OH): A new initiative to tackle the record levels of violence within the city will identify some of the key players and bring them together in a re-imagined way of freezing the gunfire.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: October 20, 2020

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Sidewalk project makes walk to school safer for Canton students (Canton, MS): A new sidewalk in a Canton neighborhood will make the walk to school safer for students. A Canton Safe Route to School Sidewalk Project held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.
Source: WAPT 16 News    Date: October 20, 2020

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Gang Member, 44, Arrested on Drug, Gun Violations in Pomona (Pomona, CA): A 44-year-old gang member was jailed Tuesday morning on drug and gun violations in Pomona following a traffic stop.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: October 20, 2020

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Gangsters using CERB to buy guns, protect turf: Sources (Toronto, ON): Gang members are cashing taxpayer-funded CERB cheques to buy illegal handguns to protect their turf, property and drugs in the ongoing wars waged on our city streets, according to sources. Dozens of gang members have been exploiting the $500 weekly government cheques to obtain illegal handguns smuggled into the country from the U.S., sources told the Toronto Sun.
Source: Toronto Sun    Date: October 19, 2020

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96-count indictment accuses 7 men of gang participation, other charges (New Castle County, DE): A 96-count indictment accuses local men and teenagers of participating in a gang with some also charged with murder, money laundering, gun running and half-a-dozen non-fatal shootings.
Source: The News Journal    Date: October 19, 2020

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Neighbors hope to see less gang violence after shootout in Quincy (Quincy, IL): There's a push to keep gangs off the streets in Quincy after police responded to a shooting on Quincy's northside Sunday night. Neighbors said they don't want it in their neighborhood and hope it doesns't happen again. "I had just retired to go to bed and laid down and it sounded like firecrackers going off," Quincy resident Greg Fletcher said.
Source: WGEM News    Date: October 19, 2020

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