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Gangs regularly tagging unoccupied Bethel home (Eugene, OR): A home near Golden Gardens Park has been tagged by gang members, spray-painted with graffiti on multiple occasions. The home sits at 4490 Jessen Drive in the Bethel neighborhood and is unoccupied, according to Eugene police. Taggers have spray-painted the numbers “5100” and “River Side Crips” on several areas of the home, along with other pictures and words.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: November 21, 2014

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‘If I get shot, I won't be caring’: Chicago youths numbed to cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): “Write this down: RIP — Revenge. Is. Promised.” The threat, issued by a young man in his mid-teens, illustrated a sentiment seemingly shared by the gaggle of youths gathered on a sidewalk in a quiet part of the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Aljazeera America    Date: November 21, 2014

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Gang Task Force arrests 2 for shooting that killed innocent woman (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police have arrested two confirmed gang members for a homicide in October on Bratton Street. Police say Charlie Kennedy III and Jashawn Livingston are charged with murder in the shooting that killed 32-year-old Astrid Haynes. Columbia Police Chief Michael Holbrook said both Kennedy and Livingston are validated gang members.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Educators key in preventing gang membership, drug abuse, Union County authorities say (Union, NJ): When Julie Peterman, now a Union County assistant prosecutor, first moved here from the Midwest, she was approached by a group of 12- and 13-year-old boys in a Jersey City PATH station, asking for money to buy dinner and train tickets home.
Source:    Date: November 20, 2014

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Chester leaders say community waking up to gang problem (Chester, SC): Next Monday, Chester City Council will get together for the first time at a place other than a hospital or a funeral home, since the murder of one of their own.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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In Newark schools, coping with violence a tragic matter of routine (Newark, NJ): By the time Rayvon Lisbon began his senior year at Weequahic High School, he had lost more classmates and acquaintances than he could count. Over a four-month period, four of his closest friends were killed—the latest victims of the all-too-common gun violence that plagues much of the city.
Source:    Date: November 20, 2014

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Judge allows opposition to Santa Ana gang injunction to proceed (Santa Ana, CA): A group of 14 accused members of the Townsend Street gang will get their day in court after an Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday gave them time to muster a case for why they shouldn’t be included in a controversial gang injunction.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 20, 2014

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San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing (Berkeley, CA): A 24-year-old San Leandro man has been ordered by a judge to face charges in the murder case against him for a fatal shooting in Berkeley last year.
Source: Berkleyside    Date: November 20, 2014

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Norteno Gang Member Convicted In 2012 Drive-By Shooting Death Of Man Walking With Friend (Santa Cruz, CA): A Santa Cruz County Superior Court jury convicted a man of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 drive-by shooting death of man walking with a friend in the Aptos area, a prosecutor said.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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After Guilty Plea, BGF Leader Looms Over Trial (Baltimore, MD): It seems Tavon "Bulldog" White is still in control, but this time it's from the witness stand rather than behind bars. It's been more than a year since White pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise from within the Baltimore City Detention Center, where prosecutors say he used smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets, oversaw the distribution of narcotics, and impregnated four prison guards who helped him and other jailed Black Guerilla Family gang members operate with impunity.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Deputies: Gangs stealing mail in Boone County to fund drug trafficking (Burlington, KY): A mail scam may be funding gang activity in Boone County and it’s costing people thousands of dollars. County officials said thieves are stealing mail to look for signed checks. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said the crime has happened at a number of homes and businesses in the area.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Alleged Chicago Gang Member Hosts Reddit AMA (Chicago, IL): What books does a gang member read? What do gangbangers do for self-improvement when they aren’t pushing weight or pimping? Which teardrop tattoo on a gang member indicates he’s murdered someone and which one tells us he’s mourning a friend who was killed?
Source: Chicagoist    Date: November 20, 2014

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Judge Dismisses Slander Lawsuit Filed By Gang Crackdown Defendants (Santa Barbara, CA): Judge Thomas Anderle has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the City of Santa Barbara, police chief Cam Sanchez, and police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood by 10 people who claim they were the victims of slander and emotional distress when they were named in an ongoing gang suppression operation and when their mugshots were displayed during a November 2013 press conference on the crackdown.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: November 20, 2014

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MPD Using New Tactics to Combat Gangs (Meridian, MS): Meridian police say they're now more ready than ever to tackle the city's gang problems. The MPD's gang unit attended a training session last week with police from all across the South at an undisclosed location.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Families Speak Out Against Raid Outside Alleged Gang Members' Court Hearings (West Harlem, NY): Dozens of people rallied outside of criminal court in Manhattan Thursday, saying police were overzealous when they arrested nearly 100 alleged gang members on the same day day back in June in West Harlem.
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Mexican drug cartels moving into Calgary, police say (Calgary, AB): Mexican drug cartels are slowly making their way into Calgary as they attempt to secure a foothold in what they see as a wealthy city where users are willing to shell out loads of cash to get high, police say.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 20, 2014

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Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identifies new street gang, arrests vandalism suspect (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified a new street gang while investigating three adults and two juveniles who were arrested Wednesday morning. As per the sheriff’s office practice, the gang name is not being released.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2014

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Student charged in Clover Hill fight: ‘It’s really not a gang’ (Chesterfield County, VA): A 15-year-old student charged in a large fight at Clover Hill High School Tuesday says she and her friends are not in a gang. Three of the four students were charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal street gang participation and gang activity in a gang-free school zone, after an early morning fight broke out.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Meth use, gang activity prevalent among SD arrestees (San Diego, CA): Two new reports released this week show that meth use among arrestees in San Diego County is growing, while gang involvement remains a major concern. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released the reports Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Cops: Suspect in Southold shooting tied to another in Riverhead (Riverhead, NY): Riverhead Town police say one of the five men in custody following a gang-related shooting in Southold last month is one of the same men responsible for a shooting in Riverhead that occurred just days before.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: November 19, 2014

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