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Dozens of Barrio Azteca gang members in El Paso area arrested, facing numerous state and federal charges (El Paso, TX): At a press conference on Wednesday, state and federal authorities announced they indicted a total of 55 Barrio Azteca gang members and their associates from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, on both state and federal charges, including their alleged involvement in a heroin drug ring.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: September 18, 2014

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A data analysis project at MIIS hopes to reduce gang violence in Salinas (Salinas, CA) : The map looks like a network of neurons. Circles and triangles are connected by lines, indicating who’s trading information with whom. The hope is, the map can fight crime.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: September 18, 2014

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Santa Monica Gang-related Shooting Suspect Convicted (Santa Monica, CA): A Santa Monica gang member responsible for a 2013 shooting that broke a three-and-a half-year lull in gang violence will serve 11 years in state prison for attempted murder, police officials said Tuesday.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: September 18, 2014

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Memphis’ Gang Problem (Memphis, TN): On the night of September 6th, a crowd of teenagers randomly targeted and beat three people in the Poplar Plaza Kroger parking lot. A portion of the assault was captured on a smartphone.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: September 18, 2014

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Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: September 18, 2014

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Duarte gang member accused of Lousiana killing, arrested in Alabama (Mobile, AL): A Duarte gang member suspected of fatally shooting a man during a robbery in Louisiana was caught at a bus station in Alabama, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

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Police: Reputed gang member arrested on drug, gun charges (Zion, IL): A reputed gang member was arrested last week for allegedly having heroin and a gun with filed off serial numbers in his car after he was pulled over on Galilee Avenue in Zion, police said.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 17, 2014

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FBI director to honor New Orleans and Baton Rouge anti-gang task forces (Washington, DC): The anti-gang task force work in Louisiana's two largest cities has produced a prominent national award for Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, East Baton Rouge DA Hillar Moore and a handful of other top Louisiana prosecutors and FBI officials.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: September 17, 2014

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Hartford gang leader to be retried after hung jury (Hartford, CT): A hung jury in a murder case has dealt a blow to Connecticut prosecutors targeting a Hartford man who police say led an unusually violent street gang with a “hit squad” that was involved in numerous shootings and drug dealing in the city’s North End in 2007 and 2008.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 17, 2014

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Alleged gang ties, on tether: Muskegon High School student with loaded gun charged with felonies (Muskegon, MI): A hearing in Muskegon's family court Wednesday, Sept. 17, revealed that a 15-year-old student at Muskegon High School was on tether for a previous gun-related incident when he brought a loaded, stolen gun to school on Tuesday.
Source: MLive    Date: September 17, 2014

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Greenacres councilman concerned about gang activity near community center’s basketball courts (Greenacres, FL): While the city council Monday night was discussing where it should build an extension to the community center at 501 Swain Boulevard, a sensitive issue came up. If the center’s basketball courts were going to be moved, Councilman Jonathan Pearce didn’t want them placed along the road because he said he was concerned about potential drive-by shootings and gang activity.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 17, 2014

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Prosecutors form coalition to combat gun violence (Washington, DC): As concerns mount over shootings and mass killings, prosecutors from 23 jurisdictions have formed a coalition to combat gun violence by sharing information on programs that work and copying effective state laws.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 17, 2014

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Toledo, national gangs shy away from color displays (Toledo, OH): There was a time when gangs had an easily identifiable color — or specific dress code — red for Bloods, blue for Crips, or black for Folks. But gangs in Toledo and elsewhere are less likely than they once were to publicly identify themselves with head-to-toe colors associated with any particular organization.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 17, 2014

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ESD seeks means to track gang crime, progress fighting it (Yakima, WA): Officials with Educational Service District 105 want to devise a countywide data system that would provide the public with information about gang crime and progress in combating the problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 17, 2014

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Man pleads not guilty to selling heroin supplies to violent Pittsburgh-area street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded not guilty to selling materials used to dilute and package heroin while awaiting trial on charges that he helped two alleged members of a violent street gang traffic the drug.
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

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Authorities: 31 Alleged Queens Street Gang Members Rounded Up In Murder, Robbery Conspiracy (New York, NY): Thirty one members of three violent Queens street gangs were rounded up as part of an investigation into an alleged murder plot, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: CBS New York    Date: September 17, 2014

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Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence (Chicago, IL): After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. "I felt like, every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are," she said. "I can't get comfortable sitting on the porch."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

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Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Murder in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A purported gang member involved in a deadly shooting at a Belvidere gas station is sentenced to 60 years in prison. During testimony, the family of the victim, 33-year-old Richard Herman, crying as his mother told the court how much pain the murder of her son has caused her and her family.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Kids need healing, belonging to avoid gang life, report says (Winnipeg, MB): Jamil Mahmood has been saying for years that Winnipeg needs to help people leave gangs but he's hit nothing but brick walls. So now, the executive director of the Spence Neighbourhood Association is releasing a report that he hopes will get people and government agencies to pay attention.
Source: CBC News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Police arrest seven in case of kidnapping and assault (Orem, UT): Seven people are behind bars after a bizarre case of gang violence in Utah County. It involved a 16-year-old girl being kidnapped and one man stabbed several times.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: September 17, 2014

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