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The relationship between gang activity and oil production (Midland, TX): In the Permian Basin, one thing stands out above most everything else. Oil production has a direct impact on so much in this area. This even includes gang activity. According to the FBI, if you want to know how much gang activity there is in Midland and Odessa, take a look at the price of oil to get an estimate.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: April 16, 2021
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SDPD investigating suspected gang-related stabbing near Chicano Park (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was stabbed twice Wednesday night during what police believe was a gang-related fight near Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, an officer said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 6, 2021

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SJC reviewing case involving New Bedford police and department's use of gang list (Boston, MA): The state's Supreme Judicial Court on Monday heard its first arguments in a case concerning a New Bedford man and the New Bedford Police Department's use of a gang list.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 6, 2021

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder and Attempted Murder (Baltimore, MD): A Maryland man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise by murdering a suspected rival gang member and attempting to murder two other victims, in connection with his MS-13 gang activities.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 6, 2021

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Seven Members Of Violent Gang Charged With Racketeering And Firearms Offenses (New York, NY): U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As alleged in today’s indictment, members and associates of a violent street gang wreaked havoc in the Bronx for many years, committing numerous acts of violence against rival gang members. Thanks to the hard work of our law enforcement partners, the defendants now face federal charges for these serious crimes.”
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 6, 2021

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Arraignment Set for Three Men Accused in Palm Springs Gang-Related Assault (Palm Springs, CA): Three men accused in a gang-related assault in Palm Springs late last year are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Friday. Angel Valtierra, 22, Anthony Jose Lopez, 21, and Nathan Roldan Ramirez, 21, are each charged with felony assault and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source:    Date: May 6, 2021

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Lompoc Unified’s Youth Prevention Task Force continues to be in the works, community groups help in the process (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc Unified School District continues to work on the anti-gang task force to reduce teen gang violence in the city. According to head of the task force Brian Jaramillo, community groups like Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the YMCA in Lompoc are part of the task force.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 6, 2021

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Suspected ‘Hoolie’ Gang Member Charged in Relation to Toddler’s Fatal Shooting in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Authorities in New York City charged a suspect on Wednesday believed to be connected to the fatal shooting of a toddler boy who was struck by a stray bullet while attending a cookout party with his family in Brooklyn last summer, police announced Thursday.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: May 6, 2021

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36th Street Bang Squad Member Sentenced for Gang-Related Murders and Shootings (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced today to multiple life sentences for his role in a gang-related racketeering conspiracy that engaged in multiple murders, attempted murders, and drug trafficking. “As the evidence demonstrated during a seven-week trial, the defendant’s actions displayed a chilling neglect for human life, safety, and the rule of law,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 6, 2021

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Superseding Indictment Charges 8 Bridgeport Gang Members with Drug Trafficking, Committing 6 Murders (New Haven, CT): As part of an ongoing investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and related violence in Bridgeport, a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a superseding indictment charging an additional four Bridgeport men with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, including drug trafficking, murder and attempted murder.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 6, 2021

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder (Boston, MA): A member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to racketeering charges and admitted to participating in a 2018 murder in Lynn. Jonathan Tercero Yanes, a/k/a “Desalmado,” 24, a national of El Salvador, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Sept. 15, 2021.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 6, 2021

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Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force (San Francisco, CA): Police Chief Bill Scott is bringing changes to the unit tasked with investigating gang-related crimes to focus more on building trust with the community as gun violence soars in San Francisco.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: May 6, 2021

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Police arrest gang member following local brawl (Winters, CA): The Winters Police Department called in for backup assistance when they arrived on scene at a large brawl on the 100 block of Grant Avenue on Wednesday, April 28.
Source: Winters Express    Date: May 6, 2021

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Pueblo man pleads not guilty in federal murder conspiracy case (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo man accused of murdering a fellow member of a violent gang has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder. Emilio Hall, purported to be an Ace gang member, entered his plea Tuesday in Denver at the U.S. District Court for Colorado.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: May 5, 2021

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Ringleader of South Side Pittsburgh Drug Gang Sentenced to 15 Years (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Pittsburgh has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years’ imprisonment and 10 years’ supervised release on his conviction of drug trafficking charges related to a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 5, 2021

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Amid gang war, Surrey RCMP hiring freeze doesn’t concern incoming SPS chief (Surrey, BC): Chief Norm Lipinski of the incoming Surrey Police Service says he’s not concerned about taking over for a police force that has been subject to a hiring freeze for the past three years, as gang violence escalates in the region.
Source: BIV    Date: May 5, 2021

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Attorney for alleged killer contests ‘gang’ specification (Lima, OH): A man charged with murder and gang activity in connection with a triple homicide that took place in downtown Lima more than 15 months ago appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.
Source: The Lima News    Date: May 5, 2021

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Jury finds Vallejo gang member guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 (Vallejo, CA): Ending a nearly 6-year-old murder case and after less than a full day of deliberations, a Solano County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found a Vallejo criminal street gang member guilty of a 2015 first-degree murder.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 5, 2021

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"Get Dat Money" Gang Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison (Macon, GA): The leader of Macon’s “Get Dat Money” (GDM) methamphetamine drug trafficking organization was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison as the result of a lengthy investigation into the network’s illegal activities throughout Middle Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 5, 2021

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Gang member convicted of killing witness in Missouri City (Missouri City, TX): The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said May 1 that a member of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha 13, gang has been convicted of capital murder for killing a teenage witness in a Missouri City park in 2016.
Source: Fort Bend Star    Date: May 5, 2021

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Fort Worth man wrongly sentenced as teen to be released on bond after 24 years in prison (Fort Worth, TX) : A Fort Worth man who has spent 24 years in prison after being wrongfully charged and over-sentenced will soon return home. James Aaron Dyson, 41, was sentenced to 50 years in prison when he was 17 for shooting a man who had killed his best friend.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 5, 2021

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