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Regional Gang Unit Continues Prevention Efforts (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit is doing all it can to prevent gang crimes from happening here. They patrol the Reno-Sparks areas daily to check for graffiti and talk to neighbors. It is all in an effort to try to keep people from joining gangs and hopefully get existing members out of them.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: December 24, 2014

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Mayor to gangs: Get out of town (Covington, TN): This week, Covington mayor Justin Hanson said he has no tolerance for the gang violence that's plagued his city for the last two decades.
Source: The Leader    Date: December 24, 2014

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Sacramento gang member convicted of attempted murder in 2011 Woodland incident (Yolo County, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted 34-year-old Marcus Blackmon of Sacramento for two counts of attempted murder, enhancements for being a gang member and causing great bodily injury.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: December 24, 2014

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Fresno police promising Christmas 'presence' for local gangs (Fresno, CA): A city wide operation has led to the arrests of hundreds of gang members in Fresno and now police are ramping up tactical units ahead of the holidays. Fresno police say rival gangs fighting over drugs, territory and human trafficking caused a spike in shootings in late November through the beginning of December.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 24, 2014

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DHS: Reduced sentences may explain homicides (Desert Hot Springs, CA): The Desert Hot Springs Police Department weighed in on a Desert Sun story that the Coachella Valley has seen twice as many homicides this year compared to 2013 — a five-year record.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 23, 2014

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Manatee Sheriff's Office increases presence on streets after weekend of fatal shootings (Manatee County, FL) : Concerns for officer safety heightened after the slayings of three police officers nationwide last weekend, including one in Tarpon Springs. Recent spikes in violence in Manatee and Sarasota counties have the Manatee County Sheriff's Office increasing its street presence in hopes of curtailing any possible retaliation, according to Sheriff Brad Steube.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: December 23, 2014

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Police: Unprovoked attack on Water St. part of gang initiation (Eau Clarie, WI): Eau Claire Police have arrested two men for reportedly beating a pedestrian on Water Street two weeks ago. Police say the unprovoked attack was part of a gang initiation.
Source: WEAU 13 News    Date: December 23, 2014

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Shooting shows gang presence in North Dakota (Dickinson, ND) : Gang members from Bakersfield, Calif., have a violent presence in western North Dakota, according to federal and state court documents.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: December 23, 2014

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Gang member arrested in illegal gun clip, meth possession (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested a Lewis Street Gang member on suspicion of weapons and drug charges after serving a search warrant at his home in the Highway City area of northwest Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 23, 2014

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Reputed Imperial Gangsters member sentenced to 25 years in prison (Hammond, IN): A reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison on federal racketeering charges.
Source: The Times    Date: December 23, 2014

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Fresno police give new details on arrest in double murder (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are providing new details about the arrest of a Bulldog gang member Sunday night in connection with two murders.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 23, 2014

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Affidavit outlines alleged gang motive in shooting outside Portland school (Portland, OR): Two days before a shooting outside a Portland high school, one of the suspects appeared in a video waving a gun and threatening a rival gang to "stay strapped because we coming with full clips," according to court documents.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: December 23, 2014

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Gang member gets 11 years for paralyzing attack on rival (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg gang associate has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a pair of violent attacks – including one which left a criminal rival permanently paralyzed.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: December 23, 2014

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Gang members threaten to shoot up NYPD station house (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD set up SWAT teams at two Bedford-Stuyvesant police precincts Tuesday night — after a confidential informant told cops about overhearing a gang plot to “shoot it out” at the station houses.
Source: New York Post    Date: December 23, 2014

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Communities concerned over successful crime-fighting program losing funding (Honolulu, HI): Local communities struggling to battle crime are in danger of losing the money they depend on to carry on the fight. The Weed and Seed program — overseen by the U.S. Department of Justice — can be found in areas including Ewa and Ewa Beach, Waipahu and in an area that combines the communities of Kalihi, Palama and Chinatown.
Source: KHON2    Date: December 23, 2014

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Three men face attempted murder charges in Oregon school shooting (Portland, OR): Three men suspected in a gang-related shooting this month outside an Oregon high school for homeless and other vulnerable students are facing attempted murder and other charges, Portland police said on Monday.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 23, 2014

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JC shooting suspect connected to gang-related Columbia shooting (Columbia, MO): ABC 17 took a closer look into the suspects in a double shooting in Jefferson City Monday afternoon. We found one of the suspects, Tavion Jones, is no stranger to authorities.
Source: ABC 17 News    Date: December 23, 2014

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Police: Two Fresno gang members arrested on weapons charges (Fresno, CA): An investigation into the Tiny Rascal Gang led to the arrest Tuesday of two members on gun charges, Fresno police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 23, 2014

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Police: Beating was gang initiation (Eau Clarie, WI): The Dec. 10 random assault of an Eau Claire man on Water Street was part of a gang initiation, Eau Claire police said Tuesday. But this type of incident is rare in the city, Deputy police Chief Matt Rokus said.
Source: Leader-Telegram    Date: December 23, 2014

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Longtime Gang Prosecutor Retires (Santa Barbara, CA): On Monday morning, Hilary Dozer drank a cup of coffee and put his feet up — his first day free from prosecuting crime after a 35-year career. “My first priority is to understand that retirement is not thinking about criminal cases 24/7,” he said.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: December 23, 2014

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