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Gang member gets life term for Arlington slaying (Fort Worth, TX): A convicted gang member has been sentenced to life in prison over random gunfire from an SUV that went through an apartment window and killed a North Texas man.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 29, 2013

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Gang member gets up to 40 years for two shootings (Allentown, PA): The teenage gang member has two completely different sides to him. Shawnquinn Devonte Cruz has displayed his soft-spoken, charming, polite side in hearings before Lehigh County Judge Kelly L. Banach. But his "gun-toting, gang-banging" side, as Senior Deputy District Attorney Tonya Tharp called it, forced Banach to put Cruz away Tuesday for up to four decades.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 29, 2013

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Alleged gang members sentenced to prison on assault charges in relation to gunfight (Washington County, MD): Two teenagers who were seen firing handguns in an April gunfight between alleged members of the Bloods and Crips gangs were sentenced to state prison after entering guilty pleas Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: October 29, 2013

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Father of Bay Area gang member sentenced for obstruction of justice and being an accessory to multiple murders (San Francisco, CA): The father of a Bay Area gang member was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison for obstruction of justice and being an accessory-after-the-fact to three racketeering murders committed by his son, Joseph Ortiz.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 29, 2013

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El Paso man suspected of roadway gang assault among 10 arrests (El Paso, TX): A reputed gang member who allegedly attacked a motorist at a stoplight was among 10 people arrested Friday during a warrant roundup by El Paso police gang investigators and the U.S. Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 29, 2013

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Community group airs concerns over gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara held a forum at La Casa de la Raza last Thursday night called "How Will a Gang Injunction Affect Your Community?" Billed as a chance for community members to learn about the city's proposed lawsuit against 30 alleged gang members, PODER reiterated its reasons for opposing it, took barely any questions, and instead hosted an evening of passionate speakers with at times bombastic rhetoric.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: October 28, 2013

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Two dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and 14 people were injured during shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: October 28, 2013

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Teen pleads guilty to robbery, trial ahead in slaying of rival gang member (Grand Rapids, MI): Devonte Warren turned 18 last month waiting for his trial to begin for a pair of crimes that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison if he's convicted. While he pleaded guilty to one crime, a murder trial looms for him.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: October 28, 2013

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Two charged with murder in death of man who answered Craigslist ad (Los Angeles, CA): Two suspected gang members were charged Monday with murder in connection with the slaying of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone for his son, Los Angeles law enforcement authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 28, 2013

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Authorities ID 4 wanted in latest Omaha anti-gang sweep (Omaha, NE): Authorities have released the names of four people sought on local and federal charges as part of an anti-gang sweep.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 28, 2013

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Belle Glade area leaders hold crime-fighting strategy session (Belle Glade, FL): A crime-fighting strategy session was held in Palm Beach County Monday evening, days after a much-anticipated high school football game was called off in Belle Glade because of the threat of gang violence.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: October 28, 2013

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Texas leader of Latin Kings gang in Indiana gets 262 months in prison in racketeering conspiracy (Washington, DC): A Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced in Hammond, Indiana, to serve 262 months in prison for racketeering conspiracy, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana.
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune    Date: October 28, 2013

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Gang issues spur dog bill (Harrisburg, PA): An ongoing effort to break up organized gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania has led an area lawmaker to set his sights on dog fighting. Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke, just introduced legislation providing state funds to help local prosecutors investigate and enforce laws banning illegal gambling connected to animal fighting, which is also illegal.
Source: Standard Speaker    Date: October 28, 2013

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More arrests under Don't Shoot Program (Peoria, IL): The arrests of a dozen gang members in Peoria, all stemming from the Don't Shoot anti-crime program. Peoria police say this latest group has been on its radar for nearly a decade.
Source: WEEK TV News    Date: October 28, 2013

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Belvedere community a test neighborhood for city's gang plans (Columbia, SC): The City of Columbia is pulling out all the stops in an effort to curb gang violence, including creating gang abatement zones where gang members could be arrested for just stepping inside. One neighborhood under consideration for this tactic is the Belvedere community.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 28, 2013

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Suspect sought in Portland gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police are looking for a suspect after a man was shot early Sunday morning in Southeast Portland in what authorities are calling a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: October 27, 2013

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Man shot in chest has ties to street gang (Ottawa, ON): Police are investigating the Sunday morning shooting of a man with ties to a street gang.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: October 27, 2013

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Miami Gardens shooting leaves four hospitalized (Miami Gardens, FL): Four men were reportedly shot and hospitalized following a shooting Saturday in Miami Gardens. Residents blame much of the violence on local gangs, noting that at least 14 known gangs of mostly preteen and teenage kids are terrorizing the community.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 27, 2013

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Gangs credited for five shootings in one month (Portland, OR): Shots rang out in the Lents Neighborhood near the intersection of SE 101st Avenue and Pardee Street overnight, with at least one person being taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 27, 2013

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Former Wichita gang member shares why he left that life (Wichita, KS): Anthony Thomas Jr. got everyone's attention Saturday when he began talking about how he had been a Wichita gang member – and why he left.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 26, 2013

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