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Gang violence contributes to increase in Durham crime (Durham, NC): An 18.23 percent spike in violent crime for the first 10 months of 2014 can be partially attributed to a cycle of gang violence, according to a report by the Durham Police Deparment.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: October 31, 2014

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Killer pleads guilty in torture, murder in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): Duct-taped to a white plastic chair. Punched and beaten about the face and head. Burned with a hot iron. Those were 21-year-old Pierre Johnson's final experiences April 29 before he was shot to death, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 31, 2014

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Feds indict 4 accused in MacBallers drug trafficking (Binghamton, NY): Four accused drug dealers have been indicted on federal charges related to narcotics trafficking around Broome County.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: October 31, 2014

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Arrests of 21 reputed street gang members accused in illegal drug, firearm sales announced in Lake County (Lake County, IL): Federal and local investigators have seized 21 reputed street gang members in what they say is an effort to stem illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 31, 2014

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Former mobster warns students of consequences of gang life (Paterson, NJ): On Halloween 39 years ago, Michael Franzese and five other men took a blood oath to become sworn members of the Colombo crime family of New York.
Source: The Record    Date: October 31, 2014

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Roseville Police Policy ‘Validates’ Gang Members: How Accurate Is It? (Roseville, CA): A handshake, a tattoo, a jersey; things you see every day could mean something more. “Some things that are very benign to the untrained eye can be very indicative of gang membership,” Sergeant Douglas Blake said. Blake works in the Roseville Police Department’s crime suppression unit.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: October 31, 2014

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2 charged in 1996 killing of gang trial witness (Denver, CO): Nearly 20 years after a Denver gang member was killed after testifying at a murder trial, two men are being prosecuted in his death.
Source: KJCT 8 News    Date: October 30, 2014

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McFarland, Delano police combine efforts against gang violence (McFarland, CA): Officers in McFarland and Delano have met after suspected gang-related shootings in both communities. With Halloween approaching, officers are taking on "community oriented policing," according to interim McFarland Police Chief Scot Kimble.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: October 30, 2014

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Admitted driver in 2012 Aptos shooting testifies against friend (Santa Cruz, CA): He never looked back in his rearview mirror. Alfredo Garcia testified Thursday that he sped away from a fatal Freedom Boulevard overpass shooting on the evening of May 30, 2012 because he was frightened of what had just happened. Garcia, 23, of Prunedale, is a witness in the ongoing murder trial of Christopher Herrera, 23, of Las Lomas, a friend since middle school.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 30, 2014

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Waterloo Regional Police unit maintains watch on street gangs (Cambridge, ON): Waterloo Regional Police's guns and gangs unit actively monitors up to seven street gangs who call the region their home. The officers also monitor up to 350 people who are associated with the gangs, said Sgt. Andy Harrington, a supervisor who oversees five detective constables in the unit which started in 2007.
Source: The Record    Date: October 30, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to life without parole for murder, attempted murder (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member convicted of murder and attempted murder in two separate shootings in February 2013 was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: October 30, 2014

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Inglewood gang member “El Dog” gets 57 months in prison for running identity theft ring (Inglewood, CA): An Inglewood gang member was sentenced Thursday to 57 months in federal prison for running an identity theft ring that victimized scores of people and merchants in three states, resulting in about $1 million in financial losses.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: October 30, 2014

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County connects the dots on gangs (Multnomah County, OR): When a coalition of organizations this summer released what may be the most comprehensive report ever put together on Multnomah County gangs, its executive summary noted that “public safety agencies have lacked a centralized method for identifying and tracking gangs.”
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 30, 2014

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Judge sentences gang member to life without parole (Bakersfield, CA): A judge sentenced a Bakersfield gang member Thursday to life in prison without parole for two separate shooting incidents in February 2013.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: October 30, 2014

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Gang Members, Community Say "Stop the Violence" (Chattanooga, TN): Gang Members and residents of violent stricken parts of Chattanooga take a powerful stand against shootings.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 30, 2014

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Former Gang Leader Seeks Solutions to Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Community leaders, citizens, and ex-criminals are rallying to stop the violence. On the heels of a week marked by gun violence, local gang members planned a gathering at Olivet Baptist Church Thursday evening.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 30, 2014

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Shooting prompts renewed focus at-risk teens (Harrison Township, OH): Wednesday’s gang-related shooting of a 15-year-old Meadowdale High School student has prompted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to beef-up patrols around the school, according to Sheriff Phil Plummer.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: October 30, 2014

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High court won't review gang mom's murder appeal (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman who was convicted of murder for driving her teenage son and his friends to a Long Beach park where they stabbed a 13-year-old gang rival.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 30, 2014

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Richmond police gang raids end in 31 arrests (North Richmond, CA): Two days of raids this past week targeting North Richmond gang members ended with 31 arrests and the seizure of drugs and guns, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 30, 2014

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5 Gang Members Arrested in Drug Sweep (Prichard, AL): "A matter of time. That's what I thought," says Jessica Watkins. She lives in Prichard and is talking about the drug raid that took place on Stovall Street in Prichard Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement says those involved in Wednesday's sweep are part a well-known gang. It's called the Tax Free gang.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: October 30, 2014

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