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8 arrest warrants served in Canton operation aimed at combating gang violence & activity, drug traffickers (Canton, OH): Eight arrest warrants were served in Canton Friday as part of “Operation Parental Guidance” which focused on combating violence and illegal activity among local gang members and illegal drug traffickers.
Source: WJW FOX8 News    Date: October 11, 2019

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Shreveport gang activity: What's being done to stop it? (Shreveport, LA): The leader and the final two “Block Boyz” gang members were sentenced to federal prison in recent weeks, wrapping up the effort to dismantle a criminal enterprise known for years of armed robberies, drug distribution, shootings and witness intimidation.
Source: Shreveport Times    Date: October 11, 2019

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‘Mob 4 Life’ and ‘Ben Block’ gangs allegedly involved in spate of violence that left 6 injured in Fairfax County, according to search warrants (Fairfax County, VA): When six people were shot in Fairfax County in the span of three days over the summer, authorities touched off controversy when they linked the spate of violence to rival gangs they would not name and a recording studio popular with hip-hop acts.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 11, 2019

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Member of Baltimore’s Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies (Baltimore, MD): U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Shakeen Davis, a/k/a “Creams,” age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracies related to his participation in the gang activities of the Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), a subset of the Bloods gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 11, 2019

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Crips member sentenced to over 17 years for murder plot of two gang rivals (New York, NY): A member of the Outlaw Gangsta Crips was sentenced to over 17 years behind bars for plotting the murder of two gang rivals, officials said Friday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 11, 2019

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Pair sentenced to life in prison for 2011, 2013 gang-related murders in La Mesa (San Diego, CA): Two men convicted of murder in connection with two gang-related shootings in 2011 and 2013 in La Mesa were sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 11, 2019

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Guns, gangs among Valdosta panel topics (Valdosta, GA): Authorities and residents focused on gun violence and gangs Thursday during When Leaders Meet Summit 2.0. Adrian Rivers, Valdosta city council at-large candidate, partnered with Kathryn Grant, director of state affairs for Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, to host the event at Valdosta State University.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: October 11, 2019

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Portland man sentenced for his role in gang shooting that killed a pregnant woman (Portland, OR): A Portland man will spend more than six years in prison for his role in a 2014 gang shooting that killed a pregnant woman.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 11, 2019

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149 Arrested During Joint Law Enforcement Initiative in the Golden Triangle Area (Mississippi): A six-week joint federal, state, and local law enforcement initiative has resulted in the arrests of 149 individuals in North Mississippi on a variety of criminal charges, including violent crimes, drug crimes and gang related activities. “Operation Triple Beam,” a U.S. Marshals led initiative brought together federal, state, and local law enforcement partners in an effort to reduce crime in the Golden Triangle area by identifying and arresting violent fugitives, targeting violent gang activity, and collecting intelligence to allow for the systematic removal of individuals who are responsible for committing crimes in North Mississippi.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 10, 2019

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16-year-old girl shot in gang-related incident in southwest Houston, police say (Houston, TX): A 16-year-old teenager was shot early Thursday in what police believe was possibly a "gang-involved" incident, according to the Houston Police Department.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 10, 2019

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Contra Costa Norteños have jail security figured out; testimony on jail stabbing paints picture of coordinated assault (Martinez, CA): On May 4, several alleged Norteño gang members inside the Contra Costa County jail jumped on a fellow inmate, one using a homemade knife to slash at a gang tattoo on his neck, while others punched and kicked him as he cowered on the floor.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 10, 2019

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Chelsea Man Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy Involving Attempted Murder (Boston, MA): A Chelsea man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving attempted murder and drug trafficking. Brandon Baez, aka “Big Baby,” was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 10, 2019

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MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years’ Imprisonment for Murder on Long Island (Central Islip, NY): Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Marlon Guevara, also known as “Mosquito,” a member of the Sailors Locos Salvatruchas Westside clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 (MS-13), a transnational criminal organization, was sentenced by United States Circuit Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 25 years’ imprisonment for his participation in the October 13, 2016 murder of Dewann Stacks, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 10, 2019

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3 alleged gang members enter pleas in killing of Oceano man (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Three alleged members of the South County street gang Oceano 13 accused of shooting to death 41-year-old Daniel Fuentes Sr. in April entered pleas in their cases Thursday after more than a month of delays in the case.
Source: The Tribune    Date: October 10, 2019

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246 Arrested as Part of Combined Law Enforcement Operation “Invictus Civitas” – Undefeatable Community - in Yakima County (Yakima, WA): William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that a fifteen-week-long joint federal, state, local and Tribal law enforcement initiative has resulted in 246 arrests of fugitives and violent offenders in Yakima County. Fifty-four percent of the arrests were gang-related.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 10, 2019

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Chicago police say all gang funerals under surveillance (Chicago, IL): Chicago police routinely monitor the funerals of known gang members as part of an anti-violence effort following several high-profile eruptions of violence by "mourners," the ABC7 I-Team has learned.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 10, 2019

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New Lawsuit Focuses On Alleged LA County Deputy ‘Gangs’ (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was elected on the promise of reforming the scandal-plagued sheriff’s department. But eight deputies now accuse Sheriff Villanueva of allowing a violent group, the Banditos, to thrive in his department's ranks.
Source: The Appeal    Date: October 10, 2019

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Chelsea gang member sentenced for conspiracy involving Revere attempted murder (Boston, MA): A man from Chelsea was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston for conspiracy involving an attempted murder and drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Source: WFXT Boston 25 News    Date: October 10, 2019

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'Show us the money' to fight guns and gangs, says chair of Thunder Bay police board (Thunder Bay, ON): The chief of police in Thunder Bay and the head of the city's police services board are again appealing to the Ontario government for money to deal with the growing problem of guns and gangs.
Source: CBC News    Date: October 10, 2019

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Long Island Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Supplying Heroin to Queens-Based Bloods Gang (Long Island, NY): Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Stanley Fuller was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison following his guilty plea to two separate heroin distribution conspiracies. The sentencing was held before United States District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein. Fuller pleaded guilty to the charges in April 2019.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 10, 2019

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