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NYPD takes down gang-related gun ring in Washington Heights (Manhattan, NY): 10 people have been indicted in what police are calling a “firearm ring” in Washington Heights after attempting to sell guns and ammunition to an undercover officer.
Source: PIX11 News    Date: July 19, 2019

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3 arrested for violent assault, robbery in Ellenville (Ellenville, NY): A man and two teenagers have been charged with gang assault and robbery for a violent incident that occurred earlier this month, according to village police.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: July 19, 2019

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GEORGIA GANGS: Seven alleged 'Bloods' indicted, GBI says statewide problem (Swainsboro, GA): Seven alleged members of the Bloods were indicted on murder, aggravated assault, and conspiracy charges along with gang violations. It's an example of a trend across Georgia as the GBI says gangs are the No. 1 issue for each county in the state.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: July 18, 2019

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MS-13 gang’s bloody reign of terror in San Fernando Valley leaves residents horrified (Los Angeles, CA): Brayan Andino wasn’t the type to go somewhere without telling his mother. So when the 16-year-old didn’t come home from school one day in October 2017, Doris Andino immediately searched her son’s computer. She found messages arranging a meeting with a girl at Lake Balboa Park, but by the time she drove there, her son was nowhere to be found.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 18, 2019

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Potential Holland Latin Kings gang resurgence marked by homicide (Ottawa County, MI): As she testified in a homicide case, a teen explained the allure of the Holland Latin Kings. For her, it felt like she had a home. She was lonely. Her boyfriend had just been deported. “I needed a friend and they were always there for me.”
Source: MLive    Date: July 18, 2019

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Criminal Street Gangs Invade Small Town Georgia (Valdosta, GA): The Georgia Gang Investigators Association recently estimated that there are 71,000 gang members in Georgia spread across approximately 1500 suspected gang networks.
Source: Valdosta Today    Date: July 18, 2019

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Key dates in history of Latin Kings in Holland (Holland, MI): The idea of street gangs in Holland, a town built by Dutch settlers along the Lake Michigan shoreline, famous for wooden shoes, tulips and clean streets, sounds odd. But Holland Latin Kings, affiliated with a Chicago Heights chapter, became the most dangerous, violent gang in the Western District of Michigan, a federal prosecutor once said.
Source: MLive    Date: July 18, 2019

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Albany gets grant to help combat violent crime (Albany, GA): The city of Albany is working to prevent gang and youth crime. The city received about $60,000 from a Department of Justice (DOJ) approved grant. The grant, also called Project Safe Neighborhoods, will fund three different programs geared toward young people. The Albany Police Department will run the programs.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: July 18, 2019

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Albany city official working to keep gang activity low (Albany, GA): Albany city officials say gang activity has been down in the Good Life City this summer. In comparison to the past two years, District Attorney Greg Edwards says gang activity has gone down significantly.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: July 18, 2019

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In unprecedented move, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ordered to provide private posts in gang trial (San Francisco, CA): In an unprecedented move, the California Supreme Court has allowed the defense in a gang-related murder trial in San Francisco to obtain private postings from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 18, 2019

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Alleged North Richmond gang member charged with human trafficking (Richmond, CA): Contra Costa County prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old man with seven felonies related to alleged sex trafficking, court records show. Mychal Duane Nelson, of Richmond, faces two counts of human trafficking and pandering, as well as charges of showing pornography to a minor, using a minor for sex acts and contact with a minor for a sex offense.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 18, 2019

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Feds: Convicted gangster dealt drugs from his Michigan prison cell (Detroit, MI): Prison inmate Keith Spann was already doing time for cocaine and marijuana crimes — but that didn't stop him from pursuing his drug business, the government says.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: July 18, 2019

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Savannah gang member sentenced to life plus 35 years in prison for 2017 murder, assault (Savannah, GA): Savannah gang member Ihrieon “Sugga” Brown on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole plus 35 years to serve consecutively for his convictions on murder and related charges in the 2017 slaying of a Savannah woman in what a prosecutor said was “a cold-hearted, cold-blooded revenge killing.”
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 18, 2019

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Police: MS-13 Gang Member Arrested For Murder While Applying For Citizenship (Mineola, NY): A sixth alleged MS-13 gang member wanted in the 2017 machete killing of a Long Island man has been arrested. Authorities had been looking for 21-year-old Luis Alejandro Varela, known as "Felon" by fellow MS-13 gang members, in the murder of 22-year-old Carlos Rivas Majano.
Source: WCBS 880     Date: July 18, 2019

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Gang member arrested in New Bedford with loaded gun, drugs (New Bedford, MA): A Brockton gang member, arrested on drug and gun charges, is being held without bail for a dangerousness hearing, according to court records.
Source: SouthCoastToday.com    Date: July 18, 2019

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East Chicago crusaders: Former gang members helping kids, victims of gun violence (East Chicago, IN): Without a proper parental figure in his life, Juan “J.R.” Ortiz turned to the streets of East Chicago for guidance. But the mentorship Ortiz found soon landed him behind bars. “I went searching for a family, but unfortunately, that ‘family’ turned out to be a gang,” the 38-year-old said. “It cost me a lot. I did a lot of time in a lot of different facilities. I had to be a man before I even hit puberty.”
Source: The Times    Date: July 17, 2019

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17 charged in tri-county drug sweep (Mecklenburg, VA): A drug sting operation across three counties has resulted in indictments against 17 suspects on drug and weapons charges and the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, pharmaceutical narcotics, and numerous firearms. The investigation also led to charges of child neglect and distribution of drugs near a school.
Source: SoVaNow.com    Date: July 17, 2019

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Police report: Drug raid in Meriden linked to Latin King gang activity (Meriden, CT): A drug raid early Monday morning was the result of a police investigation into Latin King gang activity at a home on South First Street, according to a police report. Officers found guns, drugs, cash and documents relating to the Latin Kings’ codes and “manifesto.”
Source: Record-Journal    Date: July 17, 2019

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Gang member who shot undercover FBI agent found guilty (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed gangbanger who cornered and then shot an undercover FBI agent has been found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 17, 2019

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Community On Edge Following ICE Presence During Parlier Gang Operation. ‘This Is Irresponsible' (Parlier, CA): Immigrant communities in Parlier were on high alert Tuesday after reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents knocking on doors.
Source: KVPR     Date: July 17, 2019

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