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Planada teenager dies in gang shooting (Planada, CA): A 16-year-old suspected gang member was gunned down late Monday on the Planada street where another man who police say was from the same gang was shot and killed nearly three weeks ago, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 10, 2013

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Man sentenced to life in prison for Iraq War vet slaying (Maywood, IL): A Cook County judge today sentenced a Maywood man to life in prison for the fatal gang related shooting of an innocent bystander who was an Iraq War veteran in Maywood, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 10, 2013

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Gang crime down by 45%, Benton County officials say (Benton County, WA) : The five-member gang team from the Benton County Sheriff's Office has been busy during about two years of operation, with its efforts paying off in a 45 percent reduction in gang crime, officials reported Tuesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 10, 2013

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One arrested after shots fired in Lakeland gang incident; police seek two others (Lakeland, FL): An altercation between the occupants of two cars in the wee hours of Monday morning escalated to gunshots fired when one man reportedly made gang hand signals.
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 10, 2013

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Gang activity linked to shooting of teen girl in Pine Hills (Orange County, FL): The drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old girl by two brothers and two alleged accomplices on Sunday in Pine Hills was far from a random act, a report released Tuesday shows.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2013

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FBI raid targets Mara Salvatrucha gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Several alleged MS-13 gang members and associates were arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday following an FBI operation targeting gang-related drug trafficking and extortion dubbed "Operation Daily Double."
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 10, 2013

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Four face gang activity charges (La Porte, IN): Four LaPorte residents arrested in connection with two robberies of individuals in Michigan City have been charged with felony robbery and criminal gang activity counts.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: December 10, 2013

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Keeping gangs off Pasco streets (Pasco, WA): Luana Weatherly said, "I'm not afraid to walk at night. I walk around the complex and it's not fenced in or anything." She was here nearly 20 years ago when Pasco Police had more than 1500 gang incidents happened in one year. That's a few every day. Fast forward to 2013, and those numbers drop more than 75 percent.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: December 10, 2013

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Social network analysis could help reduce gang violence (Salinas, CA): Social network analysis doesn't focus so much on the location of high violence but certain people and the type of relationship they can have in certain groups. When it comes to reducing gang violence the method can pin point people and intervene with those likely to become offenders and even victims.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: December 10, 2013

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Police urged to watch for retaliation by gang (Boston, MA): The Boston police intel­ligence unit is warning street cops to watch out for possible retaliation from a violent Mattapan gang after a Favre Street gangbanger was killed after shooting a cop Saturday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 10, 2013

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Arrest affidavit indicates gang violence fueled shooting at Colorado Springs skate park (Colorado Springs, CO): A witness account of the Nov. 26 shooting of a man at Memorial Park skate park, which was reportedly caught partly on video, led Colorado Springs detectives to believe the incident was gang-related, according to an arrest warrant for the main suspect, Joaquin Soto.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 10, 2013

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Fresno police target gangs in new operation (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is cracking down on gang members following an attack on an officer last week. Hundreds of officers are flooding the streets to take down a gang whose members are accused of shooting at the off-duty officer.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 10, 2013

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High-level gang members busted on federal charges, Oregon's U.S. Attorney says (Portland, OR): A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrests of high-level gang members accused in federal court of dealing drugs and firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 9, 2013

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Gang call-in turnout a mixed bag, chief says (Walla Walla, WA): Turnout for the inaugural gang call-in was a mixed bag last week, according to Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber, who has spearheaded the gang-reduction strategy.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: December 9, 2013

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Young female gangbanger 'Uzi’ convicted of killing teenaged rival (Brooklyn, NY) : A young Brooklyn woman, who by age 16 had already earned the nickname "Uzi," was convicted Monday of shooting a rival gang member dead.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: December 9, 2013

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Pomona gang member arrested in fatal shooting of man (Pomona, CA): Pomona police have arrested a 20-year-old gang member for allegedly shooting a man to death on Nov. 27.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 9, 2013

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Yakima County juvenile court uses survey for feedback (Yakima County, WA): Yakima County's juvenile court wants feedback from the gang commission. It hopes to learn what to address when it comes to youth violence and gang activity. The responses will be used to make changes to programs if necessary.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 9, 2013

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For BR gangs, an ultimatum and off-ramp from violence (Baton Rouge, LA): On a chilly night last month, about two dozen reputed gang members piled into the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown for an after-hours meeting with law enforcement and community leaders. It was an unusual rendezvous that was months in the making.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 9, 2013

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MS-13 gang member sentenced to life in killing of teen mom, tot (Central Islip, NY): A member of the Salvadoran street gang MS-13 was sentenced to life in prison Monday for his role in several violent felonies, including the execution-style murders of a teen mother and her 2-year-old son.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 9, 2013

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Man in shooting was in 'wrong place at wrong time,' lawyer says (Boston, MA): The two men implicated in the shooting of a Boston police officer Saturday belonged to a dangerous Mattapan gang known for wielding guns and dealing cocaine, according to court documents and law enforcement officials familiar with the group.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 9, 2013

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