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Questions about disorderly conduct law impact on gang funerals (Chicago, IL): Chicago aldermen on Thursday advanced a plan to change the city's disorderly conduct ordinance in a way they argued could help police disperse crowds at gang funerals as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's get-tough stance on the gatherings.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 7, 2012

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Hayward police awarded $500,000 anti-gang grant (Hayward, CA): Hayward police have been awarded a state $500,000 grant to continue their anti-gang program.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 7, 2012

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Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a junior MMA tournament (Culver City, CA) : Derrick likes to teach and work with the younger upcoming generation where gangs and unforeseen circumstances prey on the inner city children. Derrick Jones provides mentoring and a basic belief in the possibility of children. Children learn to lead by example.
Source: Send2Press    Date: December 7, 2012

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Arrests deal staggering blow to South LA street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local law enforcement personnel arrested 18 suspects connected to South Los Angeles' Harpys Street Gang during a racketeering sting Thursday morning.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 7, 2012

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Charges dropped against Hyattsville man sought in connection with teen's slaying (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County police have dropped the charges against one man and issued an arrest warrant for another while investigating a the slaying of a 14-year-old in Lewisdale last week that is believed to be gang related.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 7, 2012

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MS-13 gang member gets 76 years (Washington, DC): A leader of the violent MS-13 gang in the Middle Atlantic region pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a conspiracy responsible for a long list of crimes, including murders, federal authorities announced Friday.
Source: CNN    Date: December 7, 2012

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Walla Walla man, 20, stabbed, police say (Walla Walla, WA) : A 20-year-old Walla Walla man was stabbed early Wednesday after being confronted by two men who asked if he had any gang affiliations, police said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: December 7, 2012

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Playboy Bloods gang members plead guilty in federal court (Las Vegas, NV): Two more members of the Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty this week in a racketeering conspiracy that included murder and drug trafficking.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: December 7, 2012

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Long Beach police arrest 11 in gang bust (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police say they've arrested 11 members and associates of a violent street gang that is accused of operating a large-scale fraud ring.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 6, 2012

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29 charged in Calif gang indictment (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen people have been charged with racketeering conspiracy stemming from an investigation that targeted South Los Angeles gangs controlled by a Mexican Mafia member serving a life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: December 6, 2012

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Daughter helped jailed father run street gang, prosecutors say (Los Angeles, CA): When her father was convicted of the murder of a rival gang member and sentenced to life in prison without parole almost three decades ago, Vianna Roman was a 9-year-old girl.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 6, 2012

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Street gang member pleads guilty to acts of violence, drug possession (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street-gang member today admitted his involvement in multiple acts of violence, including firing 21 shots from an assault rifle into the home of a rival gang member.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: December 6, 2012

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Guilty: Ringleader, six members of Philly gang (Philadelphia, PA): Seven West Philadelphia men - principals in a violent drug gang that terrorized the Bartram Village neighborhood - were found guilty this afternoon of racketeering, drug conspiracy and gun charges by a federal jury.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 6, 2012

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Men charged in shooting and gun theft now charged in street gang warrants (Brunswick, GA): Two Brunswick brothers and a juvenile already charged with aggravated assault and two other charges in a gun theft were charged Thursday with three counts of participating in a criminal street gang activity.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: December 6, 2012

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Raleigh teens can be tried as adults in gang-related shooting death (Raleigh, NC): A Wake County District Court judge on Thursday ruled that two teenage brothers charged in the August shooting death of another teen can be tried as adults.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: December 6, 2012

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Baez-Garcia guilty of shooting teen to death, paralyzing younger boy (Bartow, FL): Jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday afternoon before deciding that Alejandro Baez-Garcia was guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2011 shooting death of Juan Castillo in Lakeland
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 6, 2012

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14-year-old shot on North Side in apparent gang conflict (Chicago, IL): A 14-year-old boy walked into the emergency room of a Northwest Side hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder Wednesday night after being shot in an apparent gang conflict, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 6, 2012

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Edison man gets 12 year prison sentence for role in New Brunswick gang-related murder (Edison, NJ): An Edison man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for his role in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: December 6, 2012

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Former gang members, law enforcement warn students of gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Two former gang members and local law enforcement officials spoke to students at Godby High School this morning about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: December 6, 2012

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Gangs' "community guns" make it harder to catch shooters, police say (New York, NY): Criminal gangs in parts of New York City are getting increasingly savvy at carrying out violent crimes and eluding police detection, thanks to a practice of hiding and sharing so-called "community guns," police and prosecutors say.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: December 6, 2012

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