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'Investigating gang crimes is like digging a hole in a mud puddle,' says Oklahoma City police gang unit investigator (Oklahoma City, OK): Detective Tim Hock has pursued drive-by shooters, homicide suspects and robbery suspects in every corner of Oklahoma City for nearly two decades. He hunts down "the worst of the worst."
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 21, 2013

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Motorcycle, street gangs present in Sussex County (Sparta, NJ): The Bloods, the Crips, the Latin Kings — these infamous street gangs have all had a presence in Sussex County, if only in minor ways. But one local detective said that the real threat in the county in recent years has been motorcycle gangs.
Source: New Jersey Herald    Date: April 21, 2013

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Sonoman charged with selling gun to gang suspect (Sonoma, CA): A Sonoma man was arrested Saturday and charged with selling a firearm to one of the gang members who were arrested on April 13 on Millerick Road.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: April 21, 2013

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SJ task force looks to trauma centers to deter gang members from crime (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang task force is trying to reach out to young gang members in an unlikely place to deter them from a life of crime before it's too late.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: April 21, 2013

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Court closure expected to mean trouble for at-risk youths (Los Angeles, CA): Marcus Bell knows how important Los Angeles County courts are for at-risk youths. Bell, a gang intervention and prevention worker in South Los Angeles, has worked hard with young people, trying to get them not to run from police.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 21, 2013

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Female accomplice admits her role in gang-related stabbing (North Coast, CA): A woman who allegedly was involved in the hate crime assault of two black men last summer has reached a plea agreement. Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said defendant Vanessa Michaels, 25, of Novato, pleaded to a felony count of preventing a witness from reporting a crime and admitted an allegation that her act benefited the criminal conduct of Barbarian Brotherhood street gang members.
Source: Lake County News    Date: April 20, 2013

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Gang problem lessens, but issues continue (Mount Pleasant, WI): In 2005, 15 people were murdered in the city of Racine. Most were gang-related deaths, said Daniel Langendorf, an investigator with the Racine Police Department’s Gang Unit.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: April 20, 2013

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Four arrested in Watsonville after challenging victims to fight (Watsonville, CA): Four suspects were arrested after challenging victims to a fight over gang-related reasons in Watsonville Friday night, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: April 20, 2013

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Two arrested in shooting of Lompoc teen (Lompoc, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that critically injured a 15-year-old in December.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: April 20, 2013

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Yuba City Police Department's gang units beefed up to fight crime (Yuba City, CA) : Police continue to make significant strides against criminal street gangs in Yuba City, a recent department analysis shows.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 20, 2013

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Accused gang member, 17, wanted for robbery, busted with meth and coke (Pomona, CA) : A 17-year-old boy police said is a known gang member already wanted in connection with a robbery was facing a new charge Saturday of possessing narcotics for sale after officers found him with packaged methamphetamine and cocaine.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: April 20, 2013

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Imperial police seeks gang injunction (Imperial, CA): The city of Imperial is pursuing a civil gang injunction against a local gang, the first for the area. "We've been working on that for months," said Imperial Police Chief Miguel Colon, confirming that "ImpXIII" is the group in question.
Source: Imperial Valley Press    Date: April 20, 2013

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Teenager on trial for alleged gang shooting in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Trial began last week for a 17-year-old boy accused of shooting another teenager in the belly with a shotgun. Prosecutors claim that it was one year ago when Samuel went into rival gang territory with a group of homies after midnight on a Sunday morning.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: April 20, 2013

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Gangster with B.C.'s UN gang sentenced to 12 years for murder plot against rivals (Vancouver, BC): A senior Vancouver-area gang member, who pleaded guilty to a murder plot and killing amid a bloody gang war that tragically underscored how easily innocent victims could be caught in the violence, was sentenced Friday to 12 years.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: April 19, 2013

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Three suspects charged in Operation Street Sweep (Round Lake Park, IL): Round Lake Park police and federal authorities have made three arrests in a neighboring village in what they say is a continuing investigation of local drug dealers and street gang members.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 19, 2013

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Gang member convicted of attempted murder in July shooting (Kern County, CA): A jury convicted a gang member Thursday of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a July shooting. Javier Garcia Lopez, 25, faces life in prison at his May 16 sentencing, according to a Kern County District Attorney's office news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: April 19, 2013

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Two gang members arrested for shooting 15-year-old boy (Lompoc, CA): Gang Detectives with the Lompoc Police Department have arrested two gang members in connection with a shooting that happened back in December.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: April 19, 2013

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Man hurt in Merced machete attack (Merced, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured this week in a gang-related machete attack near 13th and R streets, Merced police reported. Police arrested Uriel Soto, 19, of Merced on suspicion of participating in the attack.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2013

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Man arrested in Burbank for vandalism, alleged gang tags (Burbank, CA): A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: April 19, 2013

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Yudichak addresses conference on new gang law (Pittsburgh, PA): State Sens. John Yudichak and John Rafferty addressed dozens of criminal justice professionals from across the state Thursday about the dangers of gangs and new state laws designed to help communities put a stop to gang violence at the Pennsylvania Gang Conference in Pittsburgh.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: April 19, 2013

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