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Why Kids Join Gangs: Ruben Saldaña was 12 when he joined a gang after moving to a part of Homestead, Florida, that he called a ghetto. By 13, he was leading his “junior gang.” “I became a gang member before I even hit puberty,” said Saldaña, who now runs a mixed martial arts diversion program for kids in high-crime areas in central Florida.
Source: Slate    Date: October 23, 2020
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Police: 26-year-old gang member stabbed to death in city (Haverhill, MA): Local and state police are investigating the stabbing death in Haverhill of a 26-year-old city man, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office and police Chief Alan DeNaro.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette    Date: November 26, 2020

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Several gang members arrested and guns seized in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Several gang members and firearms are now off the streets of Fresno following a day full of arrests Tuesday. Officers made one of those arrests after spending some time monitoring a gathering which had several gang members in attendance.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: November 26, 2020

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Murder suspects indicted on gang, home invasion charges (Grantville, GA): Five individuals arrested in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Coweta girl have been indicted with additional charges.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: November 25, 2020

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Students collect 865 pounds of food for pantry (Woodstock, IL): Woodstock Police Department officer Bill Lintner devoted many hours to G.R.E.A.T. training before teaching the program at Northwood Middle School. The acronym stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training. Thirteen 30 to 45 minute classes are part of the G.R.E.A.T. middle school curriculum. The classes were interrupted by the onset of COVID-19 last spring
Source: The Woodtsock Independent    Date: November 25, 2020

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Anne Arundel police arrest third person in connection to Glen Burnie homicide (Anne Arundel County, MD): Authorities have arrested a third person in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 23-year-old man at a Latin American restaurant in Glen Burnie, a homicide prosecutors have linked to the violent transnational gang MS-13.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: November 25, 2020

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Men Plead Not Guilty to Murder in 2019 Gang-Related Bay Terraces Shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men accused in a gang-related retaliation shooting in Bay Terraces pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 25, 2020

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SF homicides surpass 2019 total with month left in year (San Francisco, CA): Still a month out from the end of 2020, San Francisco has already seen more deadly violence so far this year than in all of 2019. Newly released data from the San Francisco Police Department shows there had been 45 killings reported as of Tuesday, compared to the 41 homicides recorded in the entirety of 2019.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: November 25, 2020

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Captain warns area of gang shootings (New York, NY): A 27-year-old man was shot to death while he sat in a cab in Elmhurst on Nov. 1. Capt. Jonathan Cermeli, commanding officer of the 110th Precinct, said an arrest has been made — and that the shooter was previously involved in a nonfatal shooting and a separate attempted murder.
Source: Queens Chronicle    Date: November 25, 2020

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Reputed Gang Members Accused in Cathedral City Armed Robbery Must Stand Trial (Cathedral City, CA): Two reputed gang members with felony convictions accused of robbing a pool cleaner at gunpoint at a Cathedral City home must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source:    Date: November 25, 2020

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Dallas Texas Man Sentenced to More than 17 Years in MS-13 Case (Dallas, TX): A leader of the G-Shine Bloods gang in Westchester with previous felony convictions received the maximum sentence for ordering a shooting witness be killed outside an area bar.
Source: News Break    Date: November 25, 2020

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Saskatchewan's gang prosecutor says position focuses on public safety (Saskatoon, SK): It’s been one year since Carla Dewar started working as Saskatchewan’s first gang prosecutor, a new position created under the provincial government’s Gang Violence Reduction Strategy. The StarPhoenix’s Bre McAdam spoke with Dewar, who has 20 years of experience, about what it means for gang enforcement in Saskatchewan.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: November 24, 2020

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Greeley Man Arrested With Gang Connections (Greeley, CO): A 24-year-old man is in jail after a standoff with police that went on for more than three hours this weekend at an apartment in Greeley.
Source: KFKA    Date: November 24, 2020

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Lompoc Unified, community groups to launch Lompoc Youth Prevention Task Force to reduce teen crime and violence (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc Unified School District is launching an anti-gang task force to reduce teen crime and violence in the city. The Lompoc Youth Prevention Task Force received two grants to study the increase of youth violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 24, 2020

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Known gang member arrested after leading officers on chase in Parlier (Parlier, CA): A 19-year-old self-admitted gang member has been rearrested after leading officers on a chase in Parlier, according to police. Early Sunday morning, Parlier Police officers tried to pull over a car for a couple of minor traffic violations.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: November 24, 2020

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Portsmouth Police update city council on rising crime within the city (Portsmouth, VA): The Portsmouth Police Department talked about the city's growing crime issues at a city council meeting Tuesday night. From the start of the year, until November 19, 29 people have been killed in Portsmouth, a 93 percent increase compared to the same time period last year.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: November 24, 2020

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Second suspect arrested in deadly Pueblo gang shooting (Pueblo, CO): A second man has been linked to a deadly gang-related shooting in Pueblo, and more arrests are expected, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Gazette    Date: November 24, 2020

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55-year sentence affirmed for 15-year-old MS-13 gang killer (New York, NY): An appeals court affirmed a 55-year prison term Tuesday for a member of the MS-13 gang who organized the killings of four teenagers in a Long Island park when he was 15 — but it also expressed regret that the end of parole for federal prisoners means he won’t have incentive to reform.
Source: Trib Total Media    Date: November 24, 2020

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MS-13 gang members face federal charges in 2018 machete death, authorities say (Houston, TX): Five MS-13 gang members appeared in court Tuesday morning on charges of conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, federal authorities said.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 24, 2020

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‘Whether it’s gang violence or social media beefs’: Hermitage precinct homicides have doubled since 2019 (Nashville, TN): What was once known as a “sleepy town”, is now gaining a reputation for crime. “It’s small. It’s kind of in the middle of town,” said Sarah Velez, a young mother who has lived in Hermitage for the last few years.
Source:    Date: November 24, 2020

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Sentence For Gang Leader Who Ordered Shooting (Mount Vernon, NY): The leader of the G-Shine Bloods gang, Jason Garcia of Mount Vernon, was sentenced to a maximum of 20 years to life in state prison for the shooting outside of the Garden Bar in Mount Vernon in 2016.
Source: Patch    Date: November 24, 2020

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