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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions (Los Angeles, CA): Nationally, there are two common definitions, according to the National Gang Center, a project funded by the U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Justice Assistance that studies gang activity. One is the member-based approach. Another approach, which is less common, considers whether the crime was committed to benefit a gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2014

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Man to be sentenced in 2013 Providence shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man faces sentencing for crimes related to the June 2013 shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. Luis Gonzalez, known as "Fat Boy," was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the killing of Aynis (EYE'-nees) Vargas but convicted of felony assault and weapons charges.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: December 19, 2014

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Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison (Chicago, IL): He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 19, 2014

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NYPD task force busts violent Brooklyn gang, police say (Brooklyn, NY): An NYPD investigation busted 15 drug trafficking gang members, dismantling the gun-toting operation that brought "havoc" to Brooklyn neighborhoods where an innocent bystander was shot this summer.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 18, 2014

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Tri-City gang sweep nets 50 arrests (Benton County, WA): A recent wave of shootings prompted a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities this week that landed 50 people in jail facing dozens of felony charges. Local, state and federal agencies worked together to identify and arrest the suspects during the ninth gang sweep in the area since 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 18, 2014

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Shmurda was driving force behind murderous drug gang: indictment (Brooklyn, NY): Rising rapper Bobby Shmurda was a “driving force” behind a gang accused of murder, violence and the sale of narcotics from Brooklyn to South Beach, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: New York Post    Date: December 18, 2014

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Judge Rules That Group Can Challenge Gang Injunction (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a group of people law enforcement has labeled as gang members can defend themselves as parties to a gang injunction lawsuit that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has filed against the Townsend Street gang in Santa Ana.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: December 18, 2014

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Fleeing Salvadoran Gangs, A Months-Long Journey To Boston (Boston, MA): Lisette glances over her right shoulder, looking out the window of a Greyhound bus at the U.S. immigration agents sitting nearby in an unmarked white cargo van. The agents just dropped her and her 11-year-old daughter off at a bus stop in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and are idling, waiting for the bus to leave.
Source: WBUR News    Date: December 18, 2014

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Girl details 'despicable' sex crimes at gang sentencing (Orlando, FL): She was 14 at the time, a runaway in Central Florida. She needed clothes, food and shelter. A woman in her 20s offered her all those things. And the girl ended up as a sex slave. The girl, now 16 and known publicly only as "G.E.," provided a victim-impact statement at the sentencing of alleged Bloods gang members who drugged, threatened and coerced her into having sex as they collected the prostitution proceeds.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 18, 2014

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State Awards $133k Grant to Pittsfield to Help Combat Gang Violence (Pittsfield, MA): "I realized that my life was slipping away and that I really hadn't done anything with it, except spend it incarcerated," said Pittsfield resident Michael Williams, "and I wanted to make a difference." This is Michael Williams: former inmate turned youth mentor.
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: December 18, 2014

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Muskegon prosecutors seek 'gang' charge against murder suspect in Kentae Jones drive-by shooting (Muskegon, MI): For the first time, authorities are openly calling the Jan. 24, 2013, shooting death of 18-year-old Kentae Jones of Muskegon Heights "gang-related" and "gang-motivated."
Source: MLive    Date: December 18, 2014

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Alleged gang CEO claims he didn’t question the money (Salinas, CA): Defense attorney Bryan Hackett accused an investigator of using “circular reasoning” to charge his client with running, and profiting from, a drug-selling ring in Salinas’ Chinatown district.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 18, 2014

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Buffalo Police say 3 of 4 murders this week were likely gang-related (Buffalo, NY): Four murders were committed in four days on the city’s East Side this week, most of them gang-related and possibly fueled in part by retaliation, police officials say.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 18, 2014

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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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