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Selma descended into gang violence, crime after Obama's Bloody Sunday anniversary visit (Selma, AL): The eyes of the nation were trained on Selma from the Christmas release of the film bearing the city's name until March 7, when President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders and celebrities descended on the city en masse to commemorate its place in civil rights history.
Source:    Date: September 1, 2015

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Three Worcester Students Arrested First Week of School for Gang Activity (Worcester, MA): A pair of gang-related arrests made last week in Worcester involved students from the city’s high schools. Between the pair of arrests, six teenagers were charged with possession of a firearm. Two of the six teens - including a 17-year-old juvenile female - attend a Worcester high school. One of the males involved recently dropped out.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: September 1, 2015

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Prosecution in Lompoc murder case focuses on social media activity (Lompoc, CA): The preliminary hearing against the three men charged with allegedly murdering a man on North M Street during a gang-related incident revolved around social media activity Monday at Lompoc Superior Court.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: September 1, 2015

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California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders (Sacramento, CA): California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 1, 2015

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Fueled by Central American Immigration, MS-13 Gaining Strength in Texas (San Antonio, TX): Last summer's influx of Central American immigrants into Texas turned out to be a big boost for the ultra-violent Salvadoran based gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. For the first time, the gang is listed in the 'Top Tier' of the five largest and most dangerous criminal gangs in Texas, in the annual 'Gang Threat Assessment' from the Department of Public Safety.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio    Date: September 1, 2015

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Get A Glimpse Inside The N.J. Latin Kings' Gang Structure (Nwwark, NJ(: Sun Tzu, the 6th century Chinese military strategist had this to say about structuring an army: “Management of many is the same as management of few… It is a matter of organization.” On Aug. 26, a state appellate court in Newark released a 26-page decision that upheld an earlier conviction of several alleged members of the N.J. Latin Kings for murder and kidnapping.
Source: NewarkPatch    Date: September 1, 2015

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DPS Estimates At Least 100,000 Texans Involved In Gangs (Dallas, TX): An estimated 100,000 people are involved in gangs, according to a new Texas DPS report. The Gang Threat Assessment is done each year – and the 2015 version says the biggest organization is the one called Tango Blast.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: September 1, 2015

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One arrested, one sought in Nampa stabbing (Nampa, ID): A Caldwell man is behind bars charged in connection with a Nampa stabbing that occurred Thursday night.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: August 31, 2015

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Sheriff Lott is declaring war on gangs, ‘punks with guns’ and ‘street justice’ (Columbia, SC): Violent gang activity is on the rise in Richland County, Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday. “We’re declaring war on gangs,” Lott said. “We’re going to come after them." There are some 800 gang members in Richland County, and just about all of them either have guns or access to guns, Lott said.
Source: The State    Date: August 31, 2015

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Sheriff issues warning to street gangs (Cordele, GA): With the first ever gang murder trial taking place last week and recent gang-involved shooting Sheriff Billy Hancock has issued a warning to gangs, “You can bet your bottom dollar if you’re in a gang, I’m coming.”
Source: Cordele Dispatch    Date: August 31, 2015

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The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2015

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Can tattling help stop Richland County's gang troubles? Sheriff Leon Lott hopes so (Columbia, SC): Sheriff Leon Lott has been battling Richland County's well-known gang problem for several years now, but now the sheriff is going in a slightly different direction than what maybe you're used to seeing. His new tactic? Tattling.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 31, 2015

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Texas DPS report shows Lubbock a large producer of gang members (Lubbock, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety released its 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, and about 39 percent of all gang members entering the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in northwest Texas originated from the Lubbock metropolitan statistical area.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: August 31, 2015

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott shares concerns, ideas to combat gang violence (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott on Monday expressed deep concerns about gang-related shootings in the Columbia area. Lott spoke to members of the media in the wake of a recent shooting that left one person dead and another person behind bars, possibly for the rest of his life.
Source:    Date: August 31, 2015

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Gang investigation lands Trenton woman with plea deal on gun charges (Trenton, NJ): One of the rank-and-file members nabbed as part of a lengthy racketeering investigation into the 793 sect of the Bloods street gang has been offered a plea deal that could result in her being sent to state prison for five years.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: August 31, 2015

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Two reputed gang members convicted of murder in 2012 shooting (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members were convicted Monday of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder for their part in a wild shootout at a birthday party in East Oakland three years ago that claimed one man's life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 31, 2015

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DPS: Texas gang threat heightened by violence, ties to drug cartels (Austin, TX): Gangs pose a serious threat to Texas because of their “propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican cartels,” according the latest assessment by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: August 31, 2015

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Witness cooperation critical to fighting Salinas crime (Salinas, CA): Whether it’s murder, robbery or assault, Salinas’ ongoing battle against crime will never be won without the help of witnesses, police and community leaders say. No matter how big or little information is, cooperation from witnesses can be very critical in solving a case, said Salinas Police Department Deputy Chief Terry L. Gerhardstein.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 31, 2015

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Texas DPS gang report: Barrio Azteca threat decreases (El Paso, TX): A new Texas Department of Public Safety report on gangs states that the threat that the Barrio Azteca gang poses statewide has been "downgraded" because of repeated hits from law enforcement and the "deteriorating influence of the Juarez Cartel."
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 31, 2015

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Police investigating fatal, gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay, CA): Deputies are investigating a gang related homicide that occurred in Half Moon Bay Saturday night, according to authorities.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 30, 2015

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