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Swasey Field shootings gang related, arrests expected, police say (Haverhill, MA): Police said Saturday's shooting near Swasey Field was gang related and arrests are expected. The shooting happened after a brief altercation between rival gang members, police Chief Alan DeNaro said late Monday afternoon. Based on footage from a surveillance camera on a utility pole near the Swasey Field basketball court, DeNaro said some of the suspects are known members of gangs in the city.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: May 16, 2016

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Portland Police say crime is down, but gang-related incidents continue to increase (Portland, OR): Portland Police say they're seeing an overall decrease in crime so far this year compared to the previous 5-year average. Overall crime is down 2 percent from January 2016 to April 2016 compared to years past, and homicides are down a "remarkable" 74 percent. The average is 8 homicides during that time period -- this year, we've only seen 2.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: May 16, 2016

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ICE arrests 87 foreign nationals in Nevada enforcement operation (Las Vegas, NV): Federal immigration officers apprehended 65 foreign nationals in and around Las Vegas last week, including convicted drug traffickers and known street gang members. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation yielded an additional 22 arrests in Reno, the agency said Monday.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: May 16, 2016

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Merced County seeking state funding to target crime, gangs (Merced County, CA): The Merced County District Attorney’s Office is working with Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, to seek $4.5 million in state funding for a program to combat gang violence in Merced County. The program, called Merced Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, would be implemented in three phases, with information from the many local law enforcement agencies gathered in one “fusion center.”
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 16, 2016

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Death sentenced for man convicted of ordering victim's death (Riverside County, CA): A 41-year-old Moreno Valley man, described in court as a gang shot caller, was sentenced to death Monday, May 16, for ordering the shooting of a Moreno Valley man after a home-invasion robbery five years ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 16, 2016

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Gang expert: String of shootings related to personal matters (Bakersfield, CA): The statistics for shootings in the last week and a half are staggering to officials and residents in Kern County. In 2016, there have been 75 shootings and 18 homicides so far in Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Sergeant Gary Carruesco. In 2015, there were 21 homicides total.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 16, 2016

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Man sentenced for shoot-out with rival gang in Columbia (Columbia, MO): A U.S. District Judge sentenced a man Monday who was injured during a shoot-out with a rival gang in Columbia for illegally possessing a firearm.
Source: ABC 17 News    Date: May 16, 2016

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Compton gang member sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting (Compton, CA): A Compton gang member was sentenced May 10 to 80 years to life in prison for killing a man and shooting at a rival gang member in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 16, 2016

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District judge tells four charged in stabbing they have time to change their lives (Easton, PA): A district judge Friday offered a stern warning to four people charged in what authorities labeled a gang-related stabbing during a drug deal. All four defendants charged — who range in age from 17 to 22 — gave up their rights to preliminary hearings, opting to enter guilty pleas when their cases reach Northampton County Court.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: May 15, 2016

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Tagging suspects caught on camera amid growing graffiti problem in South LA (South Los Angeles, CA): Gang members going around South Los Angeles and tagging buildings is becoming a major problem. The most recent incident was caught on camera, and residents said they are frustrated.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 15, 2016

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‘We have a problem.’ Homicides are up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities. (Washington, DC): The number of homicides increased in the first months of 2016 in more than two dozen major U.S. cities, going up in places that also saw spiking violence last year, according to statistics released Friday. The increases were small in some areas, and many big cities also had declines. But the numbers were particularly grim for a handful of places — Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas — where the number of homicides increased in the first three months of 2016 after killings and other violent crimes also went up in 2015.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 14, 2016

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Suspected gang shooting leaves Bridgeport teen dead (Bridgeport, CT): Three months after he was acquitted by a jury of charges in connection with a gangland shooting on a downtown street, 18-year-old Kahlil Sloan-Diaz was shot to death Friday in a car in the Hollow section of the city.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: May 14, 2016

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Police name suspected gang member charged in car-to-car shooting Tulsa's Most Wanted fugitive (Tulsa, OK): A teenager who allegedly pursued a vehicle and opened fire at it in an apparent gang-related dispute has been named the city’s Most Wanted fugitive by the Tulsa Police Department.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 14, 2016

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Hammond men with gang ties sentenced in S'ville burglary (Crown Point, IN): Two men with ties to the Aztec Souls street gang were sentenced Friday after admitting to breaking into a Schererville home.
Source: The Times    Date: May 14, 2016

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Gang leader given life in prison for ordering rival killed (Chicago, IL): The reputed "king" of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for racketeering conspiracy that included soliciting the murder of a rival gang member in a war for control of a lucrative open-air drug market on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 13, 2016

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Judge nixes gang talk at triple homicide trial (Monroe County, NY): Prosecutors think a gang dispute may have been at the core of the triple killing on Genesee Street in August, but the evidence of the connection was so thin that a judge refused Thursday to allow it in trial testimony.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: May 13, 2016

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Why one Chattanooga woman decided against joining a gang (Chattanooga, TN): Whether to join a gang is a decision many Chattanooga teens must make at an early age. Many choose their colors before graduating middle school. Some will be shot before leaving high school. Others will be murdered before starting a family. Sherry Parker, 26, grew up in the Harriet Tubman neighborhood in East Chattanooga. She had the option to become a gang member but she chose otherwise.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: May 13, 2016

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County Attorney Defends Southlawn Gang Injunction, Compares Neighborhood to "Physically Abused Woman" (Houston, TX): In a letter that County Attorney Vince Ryan penned to the Houston American Civil Liberties Union this week, he swears that banning people for up to four years from their community is not a punishment for whatever they did in the past.
Source: Houston Press    Date: May 13, 2016

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Pilsen Mother Shares Her Tragic Story in Aim to Stop Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): On a hot August night in 2003, a single, stray 9 mm bullet changed Maria Mateo's life forever. A mother of five, Mateo was watching her children play with neighbors down the block when a loud popping noise filled the air.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 13, 2016

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Man found guilty of 2013 gang-related shooting death (Decatur, AL): The man charged in a 2013 gang-related shooting was found guilty of murder Friday morning. Investigators said after an August 2013 dispute between rival gang members, Elias Nava shot and killed Jim Uriostegui.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: May 13, 2016

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