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Gangsters used tracking devices in plot to kidnap wealthy Metro Vancouver man, court hears (Vancouver, BC) : Five gangsters used sophisticated tracking devices and encrypted BlackBerrys as they plotted to kidnap a wealthy Metro Vancouver man in an attempt at a million-dollar ransom, B.C. Supreme Court heard Monday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 27, 2014

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EPD on alert following recent gang violence (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say the three suspects involved in a shootout with a rival gang member had orders to 'shoot on sight.' The brazen shooting has the department on high alert as officers try to break the cycle of retaliation.
Source:     Date: January 27, 2014

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Shooting in Lloyd possibly gang issue (Highland, NY): A recent string of violent events that ended with three men getting shot — one, a suspect, by police after officers were "met with resistance" — has brought a potential local gang problem to light, officials said.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: January 27, 2014

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Three dead in Dorchester, Mattapan shootings (Boston, MA): A man and a woman were shot to death in Mattapan early this morning, Boston police said, just hours after another man was killed in Dorchester in a spate of gang-related bloodshed.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 27, 2014

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Fatal shooting of teen is latest in Little Village (Chicago, IL): A teenage boy was fatally shot over the weekend in the Little Village neighborhood, the latest in a rash of shootings there linked to gang violence, Chicago police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 27, 2014

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Six arrested on gun complaints after police chase through Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Six people, including four juveniles, were taken into custody Monday after a high-speed chase through Tulsa, police said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: January 27, 2014

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Cases offer peek into prison gangs (North County, CA): Latino inmates who smuggle illegal drugs into prisons and jails know there's a cost to doing business behind bars. A third of their contraband must be "kicked up" to leaders of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, investigators said recently in a federal indictment.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 26, 2014

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Latin King leader wants to conceal and carry (Cook County, IL): Cook County Sheriff's officials say they've filed an objection to a gang leader's state application to carry a concealed firearm — and they're opposing hundreds of other applications, too.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 26, 2014

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Gang-related shooting in Fernley (Fernley, NV): The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports that one person has been hospitalized after a gang related shooting outside of a Fernley home early Sunday, January 26th.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: January 26, 2014

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Police arrest gang members for Halloween shooting in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Three gang members face possible attempted murder charges following their arrests in connection with a shooting at a Desert Hot Springs house party on Halloween last year, a detective said Saturday.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: January 25, 2014

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Rival gang shooting leaves one man critically injured (Evansville, IN): A shootout in the parking lot of Hammerheads leaves one man with life threatening injuries. It's alleged that the shooting victim is part of rival gang "Savage Life."
Source:     Date: January 25, 2014

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Midlands, state police agencies ask for community's help with gang violence (Columbia, SC) : Gang violence in the Midlands increased in 2013 as gangs retaliated against each other and as the public grew complacent about their existence, some of the Midlands' top law enforcement officers say.
Source: The State    Date: January 25, 2014

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Omahans come together after latest gun tragedy (Omaha, NE): Early in the anti-violence rally, its leader, Willie Barney, asked everyone in the audience — numbering about 300 — to hug someone they did not know. And with that, people from across the city reached out to strangers and hugged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2014

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Monterey Peninsula agencies arrest three in gang-related homicides (Monterey, CA): Erick Curiel and Hugo Ricalde had several things in common — both were in their 20s, both lived on the Peninsula and both were gunned down last July in Seaside. The attacks were seemingly random — ambush-style. But on Thursday, Monterey Peninsula law enforcement officers tied them together with the arrest of three gang members suspected of killing both Curiel and Ricalde and attempting to murder four other individuals.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 24, 2014

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New Orleans man gets life in prison for gang-related shootings (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a drug-dealing gang linked to a string of shootings.
Source: The Republic    Date: January 24, 2014

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Rock Hill PD announces 12 arrest connected to gang activity across city (Rock Hill, SC): The Rock Hill Police Department announced that they have arrested 12 people they say are members of a violent gang that has been connected to several crimes in the city.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: January 24, 2014

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Larry Williams heads new effort to reduce gang violence in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): As part of an effort to reduce crime in Syracuse, Mayor Stephanie Miner is expanding the Truce program and has hired a Gang Project Director. As police continue to crack down on gang activity, the Truce program tries to persuade gang members to give up that lifestyle and do something meaningful with their lives.
Source: CNY Central    Date: January 24, 2014

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Increasing violence leaves parents worried about safety of kids (Chattanooga, TN): "It's increased here; it's increased all over the nation. Small and rural areas are even seeing gang activity," said Curtis Penney, Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 24, 2014

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Police bust 57 Manitoba Warriors (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police have dealt a significant blow to what they call the city's most powerful street gang, punctuating a nine-month investigation with a major bust on Main Street late last week.
Source: Winnipeg Sun    Date: January 24, 2014

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Two members of street gang that dealt heroin in Camden sentenced (Trenton, NJ): Two members of a narcotics network that dealt large quantities of heroin in Camden were sentenced to prison Friday, federal officials announced.
Source: South Jersey Times    Date: January 24, 2014

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