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East Hartford gang member rejects plea deal in fatal shooting (Hartford, CT): A reputed member of a Hartford street gang who has lived in East Hartford and is accused of murdering a member of a rival gang in 2008 rejected a plea bargain Friday in which he would have been convicted of a reduced charge and received an 18-year prison sentence.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: February 27, 2021

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‘More Than Just the Imposition of Laws’: Anti-Violence Leaders on Public Safety (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore’s young mayor vows to do violence prevention differently. Just 36 years old, Brandon Scott was elected last November on a platform that includes making outreach workers and social services as important as the police in reducing the city’s persistently high levels of violence.
Source: The Trace    Date: February 26, 2021

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The Violence Interrupter in the Mayor’s Office (Baltimore, MD): Dante Barksdale was a Safe Street violence interrupter. Like the other “credible messengers” whom the program relies on, the 46-year-old Barksdale knew the streets of Baltimore. He was raised in Lafayette Courts in East Baltimore, in the shadow of Johns Hopkins University. As a young man, he scratched out a living as a corner boy, selling drugs during the era when heroin and crack struck a double blow to the city.
Source: The Trace    Date: February 26, 2021

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Recent Report on LAPD Covers the Department’s Troubling History with Deputy Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Since last June, when a whistleblower leaked accusations of a supposed “deputy gang” within Compton’s police station, a report by Loyola Marymount Universities’ Center for Juvenile Law and Policy has released an in-depth report on the history of the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and the LA Police Department (LAPD) with deputy gangs.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: February 26, 2021

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Mass. gang member ordered held pending trial (Burlington, VT): A self-admitted street gang member from Springfield, Mass., who authorities say traveled to Vermont to illegally buy two handguns, was ordered detained Thursday pending trial in federal court on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: February 26, 2021

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DCS directs multi-agency gang deterrent operation (Atlanta, GA): In an ongoing effort to deter criminal activity and to protect the citizens of the State of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS), alongside the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Lyons Police Dept, Vidalia Police Dept and the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office conducted warrant service, 4th Amendment searches, and field interviews with gang offenders, primarily those associated with the known Street Gangs in the Middle Judicial Circuit, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Source: Valdosta Today    Date: February 26, 2021

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Orangeburg County leaders working to prevent gang activity (Orangeburg County, SC): Speaking out and standing up! That's the motto Orangeburg County leaders are using this year to prevent gang involvement. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," said Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Chief Michael A. Adams. "I'm a firm believer in that."
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: February 26, 2021

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Davenport Police Chief: 14-year-old boy found shot to death Thursday was believed involved in the previous day's shooting (Davenport, IA): Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said the 14-year-old boy found dead near Farnam Street in Davenport Thursday was believed to be involved in the shooting nearby the day before, and gangs may have been involved.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: February 26, 2021

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UN gang associate arrested in B.C. on drug charges after 9 years on the run (Surrey, BC): For nine years, B.C.’s anti-gang cops have been hunting for fugitive Khamla Wong, alleged to be an international drug smuggler with ties to the United Nations gang.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: February 26, 2021

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Dorchester Youth Collaborative to close after 40 years (Dorchester, MA): The Dorchester Youth Collaborative is shutting its doors after 40 years as the longtime Boston youth center and anti-violence organization becomes another casualty of the pandemic.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 26, 2021

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Former Member of Boston Latin Kings Chapter Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy Charges (Boston, MA): A former member of the Boston-based Devon Street Kings Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) was sentenced yesterday on racketeering charges. Angel Ortiz, a/k/a “King Ortiz,” 26, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 26, 2021

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Fort Valley uses state law to cut down on gang activity (Fort Valley, GA): A February 25 shooting in Fort Valley ended with one man dead and another charged with violating the Georgia Street Gang and Terrorism Act.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: February 26, 2021

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U.S. District Judge In Columbus Hands Down Lengthy Prison Sentences To Gang Member, Criminals With Past Violent Convictions (Columbus, GA): Three Columbus residents with lengthy criminal histories, one a known member of the Black Disciples street gang, were sentenced to federal prison without parole this week for a variety of firearm convictions, said Peter D. Leary, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 26, 2021

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Trial date for youngest suspect in random 2018 MS-13 gang murder (Prince William County, VA): A trial is set for one of the men police say is part of the MS-13 street gang and randomly killed a Woodbridge man in 2018 before putting the body in a trunk and setting the vehicle on fire.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: February 26, 2021

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Meridian police announce 6 arrests through ‘Project EJECT’ (Meridian, MS): The Meridian Police Department has been hard at work taking shooters, drug dealers and others conducting criminal activity off the streets of Meridian. “These individuals have been high value targets for the last two and a half to three years. They have been constantly involved with gang affiliations, drugs, shootings and anything of that nature,” Sgt. Brandon Fireplace said.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: February 26, 2021

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Rival Gang Members Sentenced for Gunfight That Killed Boy, 3 (Compton, CA): Two rival gang members who got into a gunfight that killed a 3-year-old boy in Compton were sentenced to life in prison Friday. Kevaughn Harris, 30, was sentenced to 103 years to life and 32-year-old Dwayne Ward was sentenced to 89 years to life.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: February 26, 2021

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Nassau Woman Accused Of Conspiring With MS-13 To Have Boyfriend Murder (Nassau County, NY): A woman on Long Island is facing a murder charge after allegedly conspiring with her new boyfriend, an MS-13 gang member, to kill her teenage ex-boyfriend, who was purportedly in a rival gang, several years ago.
Source: Nassau Daily Voice    Date: February 26, 2021

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Monroe County Man Sentenced To 17 ½ Years’ Imprisonment For Role In Sex Trafficking Conspiracy (Scranton, PA): The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Battle, age 29, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment today by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for participating in a conspiracy that forced or coerced women to engage in prostitution in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 26, 2021

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Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies say gangs targeting "young Latinos" operate within department (Los Angeles, CA): A CBS News investigation has uncovered allegations of gangs existing within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, possibly for decades. Current deputies out of the East Los Angeles station say the existence of gangs within law enforcement has been a problem in the area.
Source: CBS News    Date: February 25, 2021

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11 Members and Associates of the “Bully Gang” Charged with Racketeering Offenses (Brooklyn, NY): A third superseding indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging 11 members and associates of the violent New York City-based street gang known as the “Bully Gang” with racketeering for their role in multiple crimes, including attempted murder, armed robbery, narcotics trafficking, bribery, extortion and money laundering.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 25, 2021

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