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Jessica Chambers: Anonymous Goes After Gang Money; Gas Station Employee Cleared (Panola County, MS): When someone set Jessica Chambers on fire in Panola County, Mississippi, they couldn’t have known how much would get scorched before it was all over. A country cries out for justice for the teen who was burning alive when paramedics found her, but died later before identifying her attacker.
Source: WebProNews    Date: December 18, 2014

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Warrant: Alleged Wings Cafe shooter arrested; 3 men charged with murder (Macon, GA): Three men have been charged with murder, and other arrests are expected as authorities continue to investigate the deadly shootout between rival gangs early Friday morning at Wings Cafe in Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 17, 2014

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Gang members get lengthy sentences for killing teen rival (Winnipeg, MB): Two Winnipeg gang members have been handed lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a deadly attack on a teen rival. Warner Flett, 26, and Michael Guimond, 35, pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter the September 2012 killing of 16-year-old Paris Bruce. They returned to court Wednesday to learn their fate.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: December 17, 2014

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Police make sixth arrest in Watsonville shooting deaths of 33-year-old man, 4-year-old girl (Watsonville, CA): Police early Tuesday arrested the sixth of eight suspects implicated in a Watsonville gang-related double homicide that left a 33-year-old man and 4-year-old girl dead in October.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 17, 2014

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Anti-Violence Group Preparing Move Into Freeport To Lower Crime (Freeport, IL): Recently, the streets of Freeport have been plagued with violence and residents believe the shootings, stabbings, and shots-fired calls are connected to gang activity. “There is no accountability for the young people today,” says Scott Lewis of the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.
Source: WQRF FOX 39 News    Date: December 17, 2014

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Four members of Mexican gang La Familia face a combined total of 40 charges (Edmonton, AB): Four members of the notorious Mexican gang La Familia are facing a combined total of 40 drug and weapons related charges after an investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team in Edmonton.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 17, 2014

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Phila. gang member makes U.S. Marshal's Top 15 most wanted (Philadelphia, PA): A Vietnamese gang member charged this summer with the double slaying and abduction of two men found stabbed, bound, and beaten in the Schuylkill was added Wednesday to the U.S. Marshals Service's Top 15 Most Wanted list.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 17, 2014

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Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online (Cleveland, OH): The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.
Source: ideastream    Date: December 17, 2014

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Reward offered for 'dangerous' reputed gang member (Yonkers, NY): City police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspected gang member considered to be dangerous. Christopher Ryan Grebinger, aka "Brisco," was charged Dec. 9 with federal crimes related to his alleged involvement in the the "GMF" gang, a violent, criminal street gang accused of drug trafficking, assault, shootings, stabbings and murder.
Source: The Journal News    Date: December 17, 2014

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Racketeering indictment seeks to pin 6 murders on 6 members of 6th Ward gang (New Orleans, LA): Six accused members of the 6th Ward Wild Side Gang, described by prosecutors as a thuggish criminal enterprise intent on selling drugs and violently eliminating rivals on New Orleans' streets, were named Wednesday (Dec. 17) in a state grand jury racketeering indictment involving six murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 17, 2014

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Cleveland Heartless Felons gang issues orders to kill white police officers (Cleveland, OH): The Heartless Felons gang gave its members orders to kill white police officers to avenge black lives taken by white police officers, including the Nov. 21 Tamir Rice shooting, officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 17, 2014

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Local man convicted of gang-related murder (Woodlake, CA): Bobby Baker, 18, of Woodlake, was convicted Friday on one count of second degree murder, and one count of criminal gang conspiracy, in the fatal shooting of Richard Zepeda, 21, of Woodlake. The jury also found true the special allegations that a principal in the crime of murder discharged a firearm causing death, and that the crime was for the benefit of, or in association with, a criminal street gang.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: December 16, 2014

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Men Facing Life in Gang Related Oceanside Murders (Oceanside, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced today.
Source: Oceanside-CampPendletonPatch    Date: December 16, 2014

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Defendants held for trial for April shooting at Chico trailer park (Chico, CA): A trial date will be set for two of three males charged for an April 6 shooting at a Chico trailer park. Butte County Superior Court Judge Stephen Benson ruled Tuesday there was probable cause to hold defendants Jasper Frank Sandoval III and Zachary Martin Winstead, both of Chico, for trial on felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and shooting at an occupied dwelling. They also face the special allegation that their acts were gang related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 16, 2014

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27 charged, guns seized in Ottawa gangs, drugs investigations (Ottawa, ON): Residents heightened their call for police to do more to curb violence in their west-side neighbourhoods on the heels of a police announcement Monday publicizing results of a six-month gang and drug operation, one day ahead of an emergency meeting about gang shootings.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 16, 2014

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Assault kills 220 region youths in 12 years, eclipsing state, national trends (East Chicago, IN): It's a region social disease that has claimed at least 220 youth lives within 12 years, a Times review of federal mortality data shows. But this illness spreads through Northwest Indiana communities via bullets and beatings rather than contagions and genetic mutations.
Source: The Times    Date: December 16, 2014

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Alleged Sandro Lisi extortion victim pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Toronto, ON): One of the two alleged gang members Rob Ford friend Sandro Lisi is accused of extorting has pleaded guilty to three of several criminal charges he was facing. Liban Siyad pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Dec. 12 to participating in a criminal organization (the Dixon City Bloods) for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine, and conspiracy to traffic guns.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: December 16, 2014

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Hudson County leader of street gang MS-13 admits plotting to kill rival (Hudson County, NJ): The leader of Hudson County’s set of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang admitted yesterday in federal court that he planned to kill a rival gang member, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source:    Date: December 16, 2014

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Trial, testimony underway for accused Nuestra Familia leader (Salinas, CA): A Norteño gang member who once ran Nuestra Familia's street regime in Santa Clara County testified Monday against the man alleged to be the highest-ranking gang member outside of the Nuestra Familia's headquarters in Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 16, 2014

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Life terms sought against men who shot into Oceanside rival gang territory, killing 2 (Vista, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: December 16, 2014

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