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Newark-based violence prevention group seeks to bridge gap between police, social services (Newark, NJ): Community-based violence prevention groups want their work to be taken just as seriously as police work — and want the funds to match. That’s why a new national organization called the Community Based Public Safety Association was launched Thursday in a virtual press conference with support from mayors in Newark and Los Angeles.
Source: NJ.com    Date: March 28, 2021
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Jury trial on track for Vallejo gang member accused of 2015 murder (Vallejo, CA): The spring jury trial is on track for a 23-year-old man, who is believed to be a member of a Vallejo criminal street gang and accused of first-degree murder in 2015.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: April 13, 2021

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Yakima police arrest suspected gang member related to drive-by murder (Yakima, WA): Police arrested a man they believe is responsible for the shooting and killing of a man at a Motel 6 from Monday. The 37 year old suspected gang member was arrested shortly before noon after a short foot chase with police near the Red Apple motel.
Source: KIMA TV    Date: April 12, 2021

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Judge Reduces Killer’s Life Sentence Again (New Haven, CT): For the second time in two years, a federal judge ruled that a former Latin King who was sentenced to life in prison for murders committed at 18 years old shouldn’t have to spend the rest of his days behind bars.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: April 12, 2021

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South LA mom wants DA to seek gang enhancement in daughter's death (El Segundo, CA): She’s no longer here, but the memory of Leah Evan’s daughter is never out of her mind. “I did get to hug her 10 hours before she died, which was a blessing,” Evans said of her last interaction with Chloe, before she was gunned down in a car-to-car shooting in 2019.
Source: Spectrum News 1    Date: April 12, 2021

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19-Year-Old North Crowley HS Graduate Was Victim of Friday Night's Shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A 2020 graduate of North Crowley High School was killed in a gang-related shooting Friday night that left five others wounded on Southwest Loop 820, police say. Dominick Primes, 19, of Watauga, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: April 12, 2021

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ICE arrests 29-year-old 18th Street gang member in Aurora (Aurora, CO): An 18th Street gang member was arrested in Aurora on April 9 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 12, 2021

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Border Patrol Apprehends Previously Deported Felon Paisas Gang Member (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Sunday evening. The incident occurred at around 10:54 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a man approximately 18 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry. The man was transported to the El Centro Processing Center for immigration and criminal history screening.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: April 12, 2021

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Border Patrol Arrests Dangerous MS-13 Gang Member (Salton City, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an MS-13 gang member Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m., when an agent assigned to the Indio Station performed a vehicle stop on a 2005 Honda Odyssey near the intersection of Spa Road and Hot Mineral Spa Road.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: April 12, 2021

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USBP Arrests Convicted Sex Offenders and a MS-13 Gang Member in RGV (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three sexual predators and a gang member within 72 hours. Friday morning, Fort Brown Border Patrol agents arrested a male Salvadoran national near Brownsville, Texas. Record Checks revealed the subject, later identified as Guzman-Gomez, Nelson, was convicted in Harris County, Texas, for aggravated sexual assault with a child under 14 years old.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: April 12, 2021

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Verona Teen Sentenced to Prison for Role in DS44 Gang’s Drug Trafficking (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Verona, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 months of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised released on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl and heroin, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 12, 2021

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Dallas PD working on 'violence interruption program' targeting at-risk youth (Dallas, TX): Dallas police will be starting a new program this month to crack down on violent crime at the source. The city is looking to work with youth advocate programs to create a violence interruption program and target youth at risk for crime and gang activity.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: April 12, 2021

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Street gang member who acted as getaway driver in St-Léonard Mob hit denied parole (Montreal, QC): A street gang member who acted as the getaway driver when a close friend of organized crime leader Raynald Desjardins was murdered in St-Léonard in 2013 has been denied parole as he continues to serve time behind bars for his role in the homicide.
Source: Montreal Gazette    Date: April 11, 2021

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Trial of man accused in 2017 Cathedral City bar shooting begins Monday (Murrieta, CA): Opening statements are set for Monday for the trial of a reputed gang member accused in a 2017 shooting at a Cathedral City bar that left a man severely injured.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: April 11, 2021

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5 People Shot, 1 Killed After Possible Gang-Related Shootout Between Cars On Texas Highway (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police are searching for several possible gang members who shot at each other from their cars, injuring five people, including a man in his home near the service road of the freeway.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: April 10, 2021

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Members of Cleveland’s ‘Grimy Lost Boys’ gang tied to fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy, carjacking, court records say (Cleveland, OH): Seven men are accused of being members of the Grimy Lost Boys street gang linked to a deadly shooting of a 13-year-old boy and a carjacking, according to court records. All seven are charged with participating in a criminal gang and various gun possession charges. One is charged in a carjacking and several are accused of trafficking PCP and fentanyl.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 10, 2021

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Project on gang violence led to 831 charges, $1.8 million in drugs seized, Hamilton police say (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton Police Services' project focused on retaliation between gangs has led to 112 people charged and has taken roughly $1.8 million in drugs off the streets, police say.
Source: CBC News    Date: April 9, 2021

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Church at 38th and Chicago reaches out to gang members nearby (Minneapolis, MN): Halfway through Pastor Curtis Farrar's Sunday service in the parking lot of his church at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, he quit talking to the congregation and spoke directly to the men who stand at the intersection's northeast corner day after day.
Source: StarTribune    Date: April 9, 2021

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Two Fruit Belt Gang Members Plead Guilty To Gun Charge (Buffalo, NY): U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Antwaine Parker, 28, and Michael Woods, 32, both of Buffalo, NY, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Each faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 9, 2021

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7th member of MS-13 criminal enterprise indicted for murder (Houston, TX): Another member of the violent international street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is set to appear in federal court for his alleged role in a 2018 murder, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 9, 2021

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Gascon Pushes To Eliminate Juvenile Strikes, Reorganizes Gang Unit (Los Angeles, CA): District Attorney George Gascón Friday outlined plans to reorganize his office’s gang unit and co-locate prosecutors in police stations in hopes of creating closer community ties.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: April 9, 2021

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