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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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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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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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Chester leaders urge action to curb gang violence (Chester, SC): Deputies charged a fifth man Wednesday in connection with the drive-by shooting of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, saying the arrest likely wraps up the case that has shaken Chester to its core as police and the community push back against gang threats and violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 19, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to 9 years (Chatham, VA): With a quick nod to his family, Dontey Remone Pannell of Pocket Road in Hurt entered the Pittsylvania County Circuit courtroom Tuesday morning for the final phase of a year and a half of legal wrangling.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2014

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Gang activity peaks in Delano Community (Delano, CA): “Stop the violence, stop the violence, don’t they see who they are hurting?” said Maria Juana Gonzalez-Pena, 49, who’s son, Alberto Juan Gonzalez, 19, was found dead in a triple homicide in Delano on Oct 25.
Source: The Renegade Rip    Date: November 19, 2014

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Supervisor on gang meeting: Town board, police chief ‘anxious’ to include public; welcome Guardian Angels (Southold, NY): The day after Greenport Mayor David Nyce said a private meeting would be held Thursday on the issue of gang activity on the North Fork, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell explained why he said the gathering would be held behind closed doors — and said he’d welcome the Guardian Angels to the area.
Source: SoutholdLOCAL    Date: November 19, 2014

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B.C. judge declines to hear application to throw out gang murder convictions (Vancouver, BC): A British Columbia judge has rejected an attempt by two gangsters to have convictions related to a mass killing near Vancouver thrown out, ruling Wednesday that alleged abuses by police and jail officials shouldn't outweigh society's need to have the men punished for their crimes.
Source: Brandon Sun    Date: November 19, 2014

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Holland Latin Kings helped form other gang chapters: former high-ranking national leader (Holland, MI): A former high-ranking national Latin King said Holland Latin Kings were considered “up to par,” based on the gang's structure, use of violence, large number of members and adherence to the Latin Kings’ manifesto.
Source: MLive    Date: November 19, 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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More than 70 Suspects in Shenandoah Drug Raid (Shenandoah, PA): One of the biggest drug raids ever in Schuylkill County is underway in Shenandoah. Officials have more than 70 suspects in what they’re calling a gang-related drug bust.
Source: WNEP 16 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Activists to Mobilize Today Against Townsend Gang Injunction in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Another round of OC Superior Court hearings are due today in the fight over a new gang injunction in SanTana. In August, Judge Franz E. Miller granted a preliminary injunction against the Townsend street gang that claims the neighborhood around Jerome Park.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: November 19, 2014

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Drug dealer tied to slain North Adams man gets up to 17 years in prison (Pittsfield, MA): Calling Ernest Harvin a "professional" drug dealer, a judge sentenced the Williamstown man to up to 17 years in state prison for a slew of heroin and gun charges in a case with links to a slain North Adams man.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: November 19, 2014

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Neighbors: Operation Safe Community improved former South Memphis gang area (Memphis, TN): South Memphis neighbors near Riverside claim Operation Safe Community has helped reduce gang activity in the area. District Attorney General Amy Weirich said part of the plan is cracking down on gang violence.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 18, 2014

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Another gang member sentenced in shooting death of 12-year-old (Providence, RI): One of the five gang members implicated in the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl was sentenced in Superior Court Tuesday.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: November 18, 2014

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Last of Holland Latin Kings sentenced to prison (Grand Rapids, MI): Antonio Rios and David Casillas were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. Casillas received a 30-year sentence and Rios was hit with a 25-year sentence. The pair were the only defendants to go to trial; the others entered guilty pleas.
Source: Grand Haven Tribune    Date: November 18, 2014

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