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Reputed Bloods gang member sentenced to eight years, will report after back surgery (Trenton, NJ): Emilio “Roger Rabbit” Crespo, described once by the authorities as a reputed member of the Bloods’ street gang, was markedly less nimble when he appeared for sentencing before a Superior Court judge.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: December 22, 2014
http://www.trentonian.com/...

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High-ranking Nuestra Familia gang member convicted in Salinas (Salinas, CA): After a week of testimony by active gang members and gang investigators, one of the highest-ranking gang members to ever stand trial in Monterey County was found guilty on all charges Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 22, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Watsonville plauged by spike in gang murders (Watsonville, CA): The City of Watsonville is seeing a rise in homicides. One man was shot to death in board daylight near Callaghan Park Friday, and detectives said they determined it was gang motivated. "This is our ninth homicide for the year. It has been the highest we've ever had," Police Sgt. Tony Figueroa said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: December 22, 2014
http://www.ksbw.com/...

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Task force, hotline aim to fight gang violence (Halifax, VA): After hosting a successful awareness summit in October, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp is spearheading a task force with other local law enforcement department heads that is charged with combatting local gangs.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: December 21, 2014
http://www.rrdailyherald.com/...

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Fresno gang members suspected in auto theft identified (Fresno, CA): Two members of the Oriental Ruthless Boys gang were arrested Saturday in Fresno for alleged auto theft, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 21, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Feds Deny NYPD Cop Killer Had Ties To Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang (Brooklyn, NY): Two New York City police officers were shot dead "execution style" in Brooklyn on Saturday. Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

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MS-13 Gang Member Entered US Illegally, Caught 90 Miles into Texas (Brooks County, TX): A member of the violent MS-13 gang was captured approximately 90 miles into Texas after illegally crossing the porous U.S. border with Mexico. The arrest was made by a volunteer reserve deputy working together with U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Source: Breitbart    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.breitbart.com/...

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Riot erupts in Manhattan courthouse after gang members attack Correction officers (Manhattan, NY): About 20 gang members swept up in the largest gang bust in city history rioted in a courthouse holding cell Wednesday, sources said. The suspects “bragged” about their feat as they beat and pepper-sprayed correction officers, the sources said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Florida’s falling juvenile crime rate mirrors national trend (Tallahassee, FL): Like the adult crime rate, the juvenile crime rate is also plummeting in Florida. “This trend grossly underreported,” state Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, tweeted after Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Juvenile Justice highlighted the 2013-14 stats in a release this week. A former state prosecutor, Bradley has helped guide criminal justice spending and programs over the last two years.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.news-journalonline.com/...

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17-year-old boy killed in gang-related shooting in La Puente (La Puente, CA): A 17-year-old boy standing in the driveway of a home was killed in a gang-related shooting in La Puente Friday, authorities said.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: December 20, 2014
http://mynewsla.com/...

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Tribal communites becoming home to gang violence (Rapid City, IA): Over the last few days many people have been enjoying all that the Lakota Nation Invitational has to offer, and Saturday afternoon education was the focus.
Source: KEVN Black Hill FOX    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.blackhillsfox.com/...

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Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangs (Bibb County, GA): The Wings Cafe shooting has shed more light on Bibb County's gang activity. Sheriff David Davis said they are monitoring eight to ten gangs.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.13wmaz.com/...

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Police nab 8 in street gang drug bust (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg Police have busted a string of members and associates of the B-Side street gang. The police have been targeting the gang in "a very involved investigation," since mid-October and more arrests are expected, police spokesman Jason Michalyshen told a news conference on Saturday.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/...

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Oakland gang member gets life in prison in murder of millionaire tech investor (San Jose, CA): An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to life in prison and two additional potential life terms in the 2012 murder of millionaire tech investor Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings (San Diego, CA): It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious. The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one cellphone. Sometimes they had visible bruises.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Gang members in Fresno booked for gun possession (Fresno, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday in the area of Millbrook and Olive avenues in Fresno after police pulled them over for a vehicle code violation and found a loaded a .380 handgun in the vehicle.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Bulldog gang member leads police in Fresno car chase (Fresno, CA): A Bulldog gang member was arrested Friday after leading police in a car chase through several neighborhoods, then abandoning his car to run into the backyard of a house in the area of Cornell and Blackstone avenues in central Fresno, said Sgt. Doug Goertzen.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Officials disrupt High Point heroin gang (Greensboro, NC): The reign of a High Point drug ring is over. With 15 of their high-level leaders and street dealers arrested in the past two weeks, the “Bando Boys,” an affiliate of the nationally known Bloods street gang, won’t be selling heroin anytime soon, authorities said Friday during a news conference.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 19, 2014
http://www.news-record.com/...

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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions (Los Angeles, CA): Nationally, there are two common definitions, according to the National Gang Center, a project funded by the U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Justice Assistance that studies gang activity. One is the member-based approach. Another approach, which is less common, considers whether the crime was committed to benefit a gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2014
http://homicide.latimes.com/...

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Man to be sentenced in 2013 Providence shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man faces sentencing for crimes related to the June 2013 shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. Luis Gonzalez, known as "Fat Boy," was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the killing of Aynis (EYE'-nees) Vargas but convicted of felony assault and weapons charges.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: December 19, 2014
http://www.abc6.com/...

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