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Niles men arrested for flashing gang signs (Niles, IL): Two Niles men were arrested after they allegedly flashed gang signs at diners and started a fight outside a Niles restaurant.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator    Date: September 2, 2013

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Man, 20, charged in fatal Bridgeport shooting held on $2M bail (Chicago, IL): A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 2, 2013

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Conditions in Trenton housing development set one man on a mission to combat gangs' influence (Trenton, NJ): When Kenny Williams first started coming to Donnelly Homes eight years ago, it was like a prison, on lockdown with police security. "They had police out there with shotguns," Williams said. "You couldn't go in unless you showed ID and you couldn’t come out unless you showed ID."
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: September 2, 2013

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Grief, questions on day after Live Oak shooting (Live Oak, CA): With the body of known gang member Vidal Montiel laying in the road late Saturday in Live Oak, a small group of women from his neighborhood prayed quietly together on the sidewalk, tears streaking down their faces.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 1, 2013

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Telltale tattoos help jail officials track gangs, keep lid on rivalries (West Boylston, MA): When one inmate entered the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, officials there didn't have to look hard to find his gang affiliation. The word "Kilby" was emblazoned in ink across his throat.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 1, 2013

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Authorities: Gang activity present in all county high schools (Cobb County, GA) : Cobb County's southside gang problem has been a long time in the making, but authorities now say every public high school in the county has at least one gang operating on its campus.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 1, 2013

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Gang threat at home: Officers advise parents (Columbia, TN): It is likely that most parents in Columbia don't know they're equipped with a "built-in search warrant." "You pay the rent. Your kids do not have any privacy in your home," Sgt. Orlando Cox of the Columbia Police Department's Gangs/Intelligence Unit told a packed house Friday at The Family Center in the latest of the facility's Lunch and Learn educational series.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: August 31, 2013

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Gang member arrested with gun, meth (Santa Barbara, CA): A 21-year-old Santa Barbara gang member — Jesus Campos Soto — was arrested this Tuesday and charged with gun, drug, and gang-related crimes. He's being held in County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: August 31, 2013

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Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action (Compton, CA): Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which patrols Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 31, 2013

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Gang member gets 14 years in taqueria assault (Redwood City, CA): One of three Norteño gang members convicted of attacking a Redwood City taqueria patron because they thought he was a Hispanic gang rival was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for felony assault.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: August 31, 2013

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Shootings targeting Somalis raise worries of gang war (Minneapolis, MN): A series of shootings that killed at least three young men this summer is stirring fears in the Somali community that a gang war has broken out, threatening to take more lives and tarnish its reputation.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 31, 2013

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Gang member convicted of murdering three-week old baby (Los Angeles, CA): The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2013

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Five gang members indicted in beating death of boy, 14 (San Jose, CA): Five gang members have been indicted in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was brutally beaten on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of rival affiliation, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 30, 2013

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Two reputed gang members charged in Union City murders (Union City, CA): Two reputed gang members were charged Friday with special circumstances murder for the shooting deaths of two other men in Union City on Sunday, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 30, 2013

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The gift of love for son's killer (Troy, NY): The mother of a slain local rapper implored his convicted killer on Friday to turn his life around, reject the lure of the streets and "make a change" as he spends the next 15 years in prison for killing her son.
Source: Times Union    Date: August 30, 2013

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Probationer found with 77-plant marijuana grow (Berkeley, CA): A Berkeley Police arrest earlier this month led to the seizure of 77 marijuana plants and the arrest of a probationer and alleged gang member.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: August 30, 2013

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Gang injunction debated as L.A. police commissioners are confirmed (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council on Friday signed off on Mayor Eric Garcetti's nominees to the Board of Police Commissioners, including one who questioned the fairness of a gang injunction proposed for neighborhoods northwest of downtown.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2013

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Gang leader convicted in slaying, maiming appeals (Richmond, VA): A Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader who ordered two teenagers to shoot one man and attack another is appealing his convictions and life sentences.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 30, 2013

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Easton police raid home in gang, drug investigation (Easton, PA): Easton police raided 679 Bushkill St. this morning, arresting two people as they sought information on drug activity, Bloods gang activity and a recent non-fatal shooting.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: August 30, 2013

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Grant helps police fight gang activity (San Juan, TX): A new grant is allow the San Juan police department to join forces with other valley officer to combat gang activity. The extra man power is coming from Pharr, Alamo, and Edinburg.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: August 30, 2013

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