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4 Men Involved in Minneapolis Gang War Sent to Federal Prison (Minneapolis, MN): Four members of a violent Twin Cities street gang have been sent to federal prison to engaging in drug trafficking and deadly gang war in North Minneapolis.
Source: KROC-AM News    Date: November 2, 2019

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Reputed gang member gunned down outside Brooklyn public housing building (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed member of the Latin Kings with a long and winding rap sheet was shot to death early Saturday outside a Brooklyn public housing building just one block from home, police said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 2, 2019

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Homeboy to Harvard: former gang member motivates Madera Unified students (Madera, CA): For the first time, Madera Unified hosted the Migrant Youth Leadership Conference to motivate its students to pursue higher education. Pushing the message further with the keynote speaker, who was a Fresno gang member that ended up going to Harvard University.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: November 2, 2019

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3rd Teen Arrested For Brutal Gang Attack That Left 79-Year-Old Man With Broken Ribs (New York, NY): Another underaged teen has been arrested in connection with the brutal assault of a 79-year-old man in Queens. The NYPD says a 14-year-old boy is now facing gang assault and disorderly conduct charges for the violent attack on Oct. 10.
Source: CBS New York    Date: November 1, 2019

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7-year-old girl seriously wounded in Halloween shooting is latest victim of gang war that has divided Little Village for decades (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old girl seriously wounded while trick-or-treating in Chicago’s Little Village appears to be the latest victim of a gang war that has been raging in the neighborhood since the 1960s.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 1, 2019

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Leader of street gang given 30 years (Pearl River County, MS): A Pearl River County man has been sentenced to 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a guilty plea he entered concerning charges of distributing a controlled substance and operating a street gang.
Source: Picayune Item    Date: November 1, 2019

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Gang life, leadership focus of testimony in federal case (Roanoke, VA): Stevie Johnson only was in 10th grade when he became involved with the Rollin 60s Crips. He was told by his cousin, a Blood, not to get involved in the gang lifestyle.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: November 1, 2019

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KCPD gang unit creates new guide for parents (Kansas City, MO): The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department’s Gang Intelligence Squad works to identify and eliminate groups involved in gang activity and violent crime. Now, the unit has created a special guide for parents.
Source: KSHB 41 News    Date: November 1, 2019

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Augusta man denied bond in suspected gang shooting case (Augusta, GA): An Augusta man facing aggravated assault and weapon charges in the shooting of a suspected gang rival was denied bond Friday.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: November 1, 2019

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Founder of “Closed Mouth Gang” Sentenced to Prison (Richmond, VA): A Richmond man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for possession of a firearm while being a convicted felon. According to court documents, in February, Richmond Police encountered Gary Garrison, 25, trespassing in the Creighton Court area of Richmond. Officers were aware that Garrison was a felon and member of the “Closed Mouth Gang” (CMG), a gang based in Creighton Court.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 1, 2019

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How You Can Help Fight Gang Activity In Your Neighborhood (Greensboro, NC): Police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection to the death of another teen in High Point. Back in early October, police say a car pulled up on the corner of Triangle Lake and Hickory Chapel roads and fired about 30 shots killing 17-year-old.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: November 1, 2019

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Annapolis MS-13 Member Convicted After Trial of Federal Charges, Including Murder In Aid Of Racketeering (Baltimore, MD): A federal jury convicted Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez, a/k/a “Picaro,” “El Pastor,” and “Gasper,” age 21, of Annapolis, Maryland, of murder in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, in connection with his participation in the activities of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The verdict was returned late on October 31, 2019.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 1, 2019

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Chicago police tout declining crime numbers amid spasms of gun violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago police on Friday touted the lowest number of shootings and homicides of any October over the last four years even as spasms of gun violence continue to plague some communities. The city saw a 20% drop in homicides last month compared to October of last year, along with a 10% decline in overall crime throughout the city, police said. Overall, homicides were down 11% and shootings 10% during the first 10 months of 2019.
Source: CNN    Date: November 1, 2019

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Poughkeepsie aims to establish 'Safe Passage Home' for city students, reduce violence (Poughkeepsie, NY): As last spring began, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department began receiving an increase of reports involving students and violence during their walks home from school.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: November 1, 2019

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Associate of Whittier street-gang sentenced to 15 years (Whittier, CA): An associate of a Whittier street gang was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for committing a series of drug-related and violent acts, including the attempted murder of a local police officer during a narcotics transaction, prosecutors said on Friday.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: November 1, 2019

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Police Arrest Known Haverhill Gang Member for Washington Street Shooting (Haverhill, MA): Haverhill Police Friday arrested a 23-year-old known gang member they say is allegedly responsible for the Wednesday afternoon shooting in the city’s Mount Washington neighborhood.
Source: WHAV 97.9 News    Date: November 1, 2019

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Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Series of Murders and Attempted Murders in Baldwin Park (Los Angeles County, CA): A judge sentenced a 26-year-old gang member to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for orchestrating a series of two deadly shootings, two other shootings and a stabbing in Baldwin Park in 2013, authorities said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: November 1, 2019

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Prosecutors look to raise past of so-called leader of Trinitarios group at trial (Bronx, NY): Prosecutors are looking to bring up the past of the so-called leader of a Trinitarios group in the trial against gang members accused in the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.
Source: News 12 Bronx    Date: November 1, 2019

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Minneapolis Gang Member Sentenced To 220 Months In Prison For Violent Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of HAKEEM MALIK DONTAE FLAX, a/k/a “Keem,” 33, to 220 months in prison for crimes related to violent gang activity, including conspiracy, distribution of heroin, and firearms violations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 1, 2019

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Weber County attorney wants judge removed from Ogden Trece gang case for calling him a ‘liar’ (Salt Lake City, UT): The Weber County attorney is firing back after a federal judge recently questioned whether he told the truth in a lawsuit over a now-defunct gang injunction.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 31, 2019

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