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Money helps city fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): A yearly state grant is helping police departments in Haverhill and neighboring communities partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette    Date: January 19, 2017

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Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina : If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 19, 2017

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Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina: If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 19, 2017

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'Stop the Violence' group works to improve high-crime neighborhoods (Valdosta, GA): Dressed in bright blue shirts marked with “Stop the Violence,” members of Citizens Against Violence went into neighborhoods Monday to talk to residents about crime and what they can do to stop it.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: January 19, 2017

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Slanga 96 gang members charged with murder in Fort Smith slaying (Fort Smith, AR): The Sebastian County Prosecutor filed first-degree murder charges Tuesday on three adults and a juvenile involved in a gang-related shooting death late Saturday in Fort Smith.
Source: Times Record    Date: January 18, 2017

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Two Walterboro gang members plead guilty to attempted murder, other charges (Washington, DC): Two members of the Cowboys street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering for their roles in gang-related shootings in South Carolina.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: January 18, 2017

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Gang bill back on the table (Jackson, MS): In 2016, 42 members of the Aryan Brotherhood went to prison after a 2½-year investigation into a RICO case involving drugs, conspiracy and murder. Josh Vallum, 28, a Latin King, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 beating death of transgender 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, of Theodore, Alabama, who once considered him a boyfriend.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: January 18, 2017

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Visalia gang members get prison (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia gang members are heading to prison after a Tulare County judge sentenced them for trying to kill rival gang members.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 18, 2017

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RCSO announces indictment of 17 LOE gang members, 2 remain at large (Augusta, GA): The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced the indictments of 17 members of a gang on Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Richard Roundtree said after a nearly two year investigation the sheriff's office and Richmond County District Attorney's Office were able to connect the gang, identified as LOE or Loyalty Over Everything, to multiple robberies, homicides, drug distribution, firearms violations, witness tampering and bribery.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 18, 2017

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2 recent deaths gang related (Columbus, GA): We are only 18 days into the New Year and there have already been two suspected gang-related shootings that have taken the lives of two Columbus residents. On January 7th, 22 -year -old Dominique Horton was shot and killed and on Monday 17-year-old Destiny Nelson was shot and killed.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: January 18, 2017

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2 arrested in connection with gang-related Wapato shooting (Yakima, WA): Two men identified by police as gang members have been arrested in connection with a Wapato shooting that sent another man to the hospital. The 18- and 19-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday as police continued an investigation into the weekend shooting, police say. The suspects are each being held on a $1 million bond.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 18, 2017

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Gang member is convicted in shooting death of Pomona youth pastor (Pomona, CA): A 29-year-old man whom prosecutors said has gang ties was convicted Tuesday of shooting a youth pastor to death in Pomona and was sentenced to 34 years and four months in prison, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2017

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Two Visalia gang members get prison in 2015 shooting (Visalia, CA): Two young gang members are headed to prison for their role in a 2015 shooting in front of a Visalia home that wounded two men, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 18, 2017

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Sheriff: Teen's death in Landing double shooting likely gang related (Jacksonville, FL): Monday's double shooting at the Jacksonville Landing that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy was connected to a double shooting of two teenagers at the downtown Art Walk 10 days earlier, and Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday the shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 17, 2017

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Gang activity on the rise (Thunder Bay, ON): Fueled by the drug trade, gang activity in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area has increased in the past year and has started attracting more outside criminal organizations into the city.
Source:    Date: January 17, 2017

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MLK Day shootings of 8 people in park sparked by rival gangs, police say (Miami, FL) : The gunfire that caused chaos at a Brownsville park and left eight people shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was an exchange between rival gangs, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 17, 2017

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Gang activity steadily decreasing in Lodi (Lodi, CA): Despite a reduced police force in recent years, Lodi has continued to see a decline in gang-related incidents. According to a recent update from City Manager Steve Schwabauer, Lodi had 49 reported incidents in 2016, down from 82 in 2015. The 2016 numbers are drastically lower than the 253 incidents reported in 2011, representing more than an 80-percent drop in a five-year period.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: January 17, 2017

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Two members of Walterboro-based Cowboys gang plead guilty in racketeering case (Charleston, SC): Two members of the Walterboro-based Cowboys gang admitted Tuesday to federal racketeering charges in a series of shootings designed to boost their standing.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 17, 2017

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Lynn takes stand against violence (Lynn, MA): After six weekend shootings left five people shot, one fatally, and one woman caught in the crossfire who narrowly avoided being hit by a bullet that went through the driver’s side window of her car, about 40 residents and elected officials gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to try to come up with ways to stop the violence.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: January 17, 2017

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Mayor, police make strides to increase city's public safety (Fort Wayne, IN): Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed want Fort Wayne to be the safest city by addressing an increase in violence, guns, gang activity and drug trade that has rocked this city the last few years.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: January 17, 2017

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