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April 13, 2016 
FEATURE ARTICLE

There is reason to be afraid. Hyper-violent gangs declared open-season on police in this Central American nation in response to a government crackdown that began last year. Killings of officers nearly doubled to more than 60 in 2015, and so far this year 15 officers have been slain, including two Tuesday. In some cases they are targeted while they're off duty and relaxing with family members, who also become victims.

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CHICAGO - For 19-year-old Gakirah Barnes, the so-called “teen queen” of Chicago’s gang world, social media was essential to crafting a reputation on the street. On Twitter, Barnes made threats against cops and rival gangs. On Instagram, she posted photos of herself holding a gun. “Gang members carry guns and Twitter accounts,” Patton wrote in a previous paper.

New York: NYPD using Facebook to take down its most dangerous gangs

NEW YORK CITY - On November 12, 2014, a man arrived in Canarsie, Brooklyn, expecting to meet a young woman for a date he had arranged online. Instead, he was shot in the face by Tyreek and Shaquille Hayes, two members of a rival gang who had lured him there, a recent indictment alleges. Two days earlier, the Hayes brothers had detailed the plan in a Facebook conversation, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Ohio - Gangs a growing problem in Montgomery County

DAYTON - Local gangs are behind several car thefts and violent crimes across the Miami Valley, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The four gangs identified as causing the most trouble are “2hunnid”, “4way”, Uptown” and “OffMain”. A recent crime believed to be linked to gang activity left a teenager dead. 17-year-old Devonta Hoskins was shot and killed at Residence Park in Dayton. Officials say Hoskins was a member of 2Hunnid.

INTERNATIONAL

There is reason to be afraid. Hyper-violent gangs declared open-season on police in this Central American nation in response to a government crackdown that began last year. Killings of officers nearly doubled to more than 60 in 2015, and so far this year 15 officers have been slain, including two Tuesday. In some cases they are targeted while they're off duty and relaxing with family members, who also become victims.
 

Gangs are transporting the weapons to the UK by splitting them up into parts and secretly delivering them by parcel couriers. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that underworld gang lords are taking advantage of firms delivering goods ordered online by posting firearms to criminals in the UK.

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