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Drug probe nets 18 indictments (Waukegan, IL): A months long drug trafficking investigation drug led to the indictments of 18 people for the manufacture and distribution of narcotics from Mexico, police said Wednesday. Police allege the trafficking organization involved Waukegan street gang members.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: March 27, 2013

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19-year-old killed in Elgin Tuesday night (Elgin, IL): Elgin police are investigating a homicide on the 200 block of Silver Court, authorities announced early Wednesday morning. Elgin Police Gang Unit detectives are conducting the investigation, officials said. Police said the death is believed to be gang related.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 27, 2013

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Gang violence may have occurred before in this small community of Brunswick (Brunswick, GA): The Brunswick community is still coping with the killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. The 17-year-old accused of the murder posted statements and pictures on social media suggesting he was affiliated with the street gang the Bloods.
Source: First Coast News    Date: March 27, 2013

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Shooting victim found outside San Mateo Denny's, Salinas police investigating (Salinas, CA): A shooting victim who was found early Tuesday morning near a Denny’s restaurant in San Mateo was likely wounded in a gang-related shooting in Salinas on Monday evening, a Salinas police spokesman said.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 27, 2013

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Authorities make arrests in fatal shooting of Fairmont teen, say motive appears to be gang-related (Fairmont, NC): Who is that? 16-year-old DuQuan Stephens asked his friends on the basketball court Friday as a teenager approached him. A few moments later, after a brief exchange, DuQuan was dead, shot repeatedly at close range.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: March 27, 2013

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Officials: Cassia County gun incident could be gang-related (Burley, ID): Cassia County Sheriff Detective Dan Renz said shots fired into two Burley mobile homes Monday could be gang-related. "There are multiple gangs operating in our area," Renz said.
Source: Twin Falls Times-News    Date: March 27, 2013

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Chattanooga's Oak Grove neighborhood reaching out to youths (Chattanooga, TN): Rachel Collins said her Oak Grove neighborhood is full of prostitutes, abandoned homes and boarded-up houses that attract drug dealers, gang activity and crime.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 27, 2013

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Vineland man arrested in drug trafficking bust (Atlantic City, NJ): Authorities charged 34 people — including a Vineland man and a Millville woman — with being part of a violent street gang that controls much of Atlantic City’s drug trade.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 26, 2013

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Violent crime was up in Kennewick in 2012 (Kennewick, WA): Violent crimes in Kennewick increased last year while the city's overall crime rate went down. That's according to the Kennewick Police Department's annual report presented to the city council Tuesday. The overall crime rate dropped by more than 3 percent, as violent crimes went up 6 percent in 2012, according to the report.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: March 26, 2013

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Study explores gang activity on the Internet (Huntsville, TX): Gangs are not using the Internet to recruit new members or commit complex cybercrimes, according to a new study funded by Google Ideas. "What they are doing online is typically what they are doing on the street," said David Pyrooz, an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice and coauthor of the study.
Source:    Date: March 26, 2013

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Prisoner sues over attack in jail (Vancouver, BC): A convicted United Nations gang associate has filed a lawsuit against the federal government after he was beaten by a rival inside Pacific Institution last April.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: March 26, 2013

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Feds to give four Dallas gang homes to Habitat group (Dallas, TX): Federal authorities are turning over four former gang-owned properties in Dallas to the local Habitat for Humanity.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 26, 2013

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LA gang member gets 40 years for shooting man (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors say a South Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the close-range shooting death of a 24-year-old father in front of his 2-year-old son.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 26, 2013

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Manitoba backs anti-gang bill, wants it stronger (Ottawa, ON): The Manitoba government threw its support Monday behind a federal backbencher's bill to make gang recruitment a separate criminal offence.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: March 26, 2013

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How long can the gangs hold out? (Chattanooga, TN): No blood had been shed Monday night, hours after gang leaders in Chattanooga agreed to a delicate cease-fire. It's unclear how long the truce will last among the city's gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 26, 2013

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Brothers get prison in crackdown on Syracuse gang (Albany, NY): Two brothers from Syracuse have been sentenced to more than seven years each in prison following a crackdown on a street gang that sold crack cocaine.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: March 26, 2013

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Reseda Park hours limited by L.A. City Council due to gang, drug activity (Los Angeles, CA): Council members on Tuesday approved a plan that would limit the hours of operation in a portion of Reseda Park after complaints of increased gang and drug activity.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 26, 2013

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Rohnert Park teen among four suspected of gang-related armed robbery (Santa Rosa, CA): Police in Santa Rosa arrested four alleged gang members who are believed to have committed an gang-related armed robbery Sunday afternoon.
Source: RohnertPark-CotatiPatch    Date: March 26, 2013

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Sheriff's anti-gang program stresses closer families (Mercedes, TX): Becoming more involved in the lives of their children as well as keeping a watchful eye over them can be one of parents' greatest tools in ending the gang problem in Hidalgo County.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 26, 2013

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211 Crew prison gang's violent culture roils behind, beyond bars (Denver, CO): The founder of a prison gang whose leaders are under investigation for possibly ordering a hit on Colorado prison chief Tom Clements formed the gang to protect white prisoners after a black inmate broke his jaw in the Denver County Jail, sources and court records indicate.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 26, 2013

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