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Alleged Vietnamese gang member held for trial in double slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Murder suspect Tam Minh Le sat at a defense table yesterday and stared directly at the man who clambered out of the Schuylkill last year. Authorities have said that Le, who served prison time for a 1993 killing in Rochester, N.Y., is associated with a Vietnamese-American gang called Born to Kill.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 4, 2015

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Police: Gangs behind 15 Atlanta Craigslist robberies (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta street gangs are behind at least 15 robberies that stemmed from fake used car ads on Craigslist, according to police.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle    Date: March 4, 2015

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Surenos-13 gang injunction starts Thursday (Beaumont, TX): Being a gang member in Jefferson County is now an expensive endeavor. Nine members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur, sued in the county’s first civil gang injunction and given default judgments from County Court at Law No. 1 presiding judge Gerald Eddins, now face heavy jail time and steep fines for engaging in gang activity.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 4, 2015

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Alders speak out on gang violence after West Towne Mall shooting (Madison, WI) : Three days after shots were fired at Madison’s West Towne Mall, Ald. Maurice Cheeks, District 10, and Ald. Matt Phair, District 20, announced plans to combat gang violence Tuesday, according to a city of Madison press release.
Source: The Daily Cardinal    Date: March 4, 2015

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1 dead, 7 hurt in city shootings (Chicago, IL): A man died and seven others, including a woman, were wounded in separate shootings on the West, South and Far South sides of the city since Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 4, 2015

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Murderer speaks alongside mayor at gang-prevention summit (San Jose, CA): The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force asserted the key to reducing gang activity is community. Taking place at Mount Pleasant High School on Saturday, the 2015 Crime and Gang Prevention Summit reiterated that belief throughout its opening ceremony.
Source: The Spartan Daily    Date: March 4, 2015

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Potential criminal activity returns former Okanagan gang member to prison (Kelowna, BC): Parole Board of Canada documents reveal why a former high ranking member of the Independent Soldiers gang in the Okanagan had his statutory release revoked.
Source: Global News    Date: March 3, 2015

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Police resource officers returning to Saginaw schools under new federal grant (Saginaw, MI): For many years, the Saginaw Police Department's school resource officers were a common sight in the hallways of the community's public schools. But budget cuts in recent years resulted in the elimination of the program, Police Chief Robert Ruth said.
Source: MLive    Date: March 3, 2015

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Wausau Stabbing Sheds Light on Youth Violence (Wausau, WI): Wausau is still shocked by the stabbing that killed 13-year-old Isaiah Powell. Investigators say several kids claiming to be gang members started arguing on social media Friday. Later that day, court documents show 15-year-old Dylan Yang told investigators Powell started shooting a BB gun at him.
Source: WSAW 7 News    Date: March 3, 2015

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5 arrested in Chicago 'crash-and-grab' thefts (Chicago, IL): Chicago police announced arrests Tuesday in connection with a series of burglaries in which thieves used vehicles to slam through front windows to gain access to loot. Police say the two-yearlong crime spree was the work of gang members.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: March 3, 2015

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Core Member Of Mount Vernon Street Gang Gets 28 Years In Prison (Mount Vernon, NY): A key member of a violent Mount Vernon street gang was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter and weapons charges, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Source: The Daily Voice    Date: March 3, 2015

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Sacramento jury finds man committed robbery on behalf of street gang (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento jury has found a man guilty of committing a robbery for the benefit of his criminal street gang. The jury on Tuesday convicted Shaquile Jerrell Williams, 20, of robbery, and also found that he committed it for the benefit and in association with the Stick Up Starz gang, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 3, 2015

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Police: Violent Gang Initiation in Manassas Led to Four Arrests (Manassas, VA): A violent November incident in Manassas involving the street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) led to the arrest last week of four alleged members following a three-month investigation, according to Manassas police.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: March 3, 2015

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Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed proposes 'interrupters' to deal with gang violence (Cleveland, OH): A string of shootings kept Cleveland Police running this past weekend including an 18-year-old man killed on East 104 Street. The motive is still unknown. Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed blames some of the recent violence on gangs.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: March 3, 2015

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Gang members sentenced for Richmond murder (Martinez, CA): Three gang members were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in the May 2013 shooting death of a Richmond man wounded as he drove his car near Hilltop Mall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 3, 2015

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Fresno gang member convicted of murder (Fresno County, CA): A Fresno gang member was convicted on Friday of murdering one man and shooting another one in May 2013, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 3, 2015

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L.A. County acts to curb child sex trafficking in some motels (Los Angeles, CA): Looking for an additional weapon in their continuing battle against the peddling of teens and children for sex, Los Angeles County supervisors moved Tuesday to more tightly regulate emergency shelter motels to ensure they aren't sites for child prostitution.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 3, 2015

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3 Marion County gang members sentenced for gang-related string of shootings (Marion County, OR): Marion County officials say three known gang members were sentenced to prison last week for their involvement in a string of gang-related shootings in November 2014.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 3, 2015

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Judge says four defendants should stand trial in Chester councilman’s killing (Chester, SC) : A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can move forward with charges against four of the five men accused of killing Chester City Councilman Odell Williams on Nov. 4. But the lawyer for the accused triggerman claims Williams shot at the suspects first, and the attorney vowed to fight a murder charge with a “stand your ground” defense that accuses Williams of being the aggressor.
Source: The State    Date: March 3, 2015

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Man sentenced to 17 years in West Chicago stabbing death (Chicago, IL): One of three men implicated in the gang-related stabbing death of a Wheaton man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 3, 2015

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