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Police: Baytown teen faces charges in trying to recruit for gang (Baytown, TX) : A 13-year-old boy could face assault charges after Baytown police say he was trying to recruit for a local gang.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 5, 2014

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Lompoc man arrested in gang-related stabbing (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc man was arrested Tuesday for stabbing a man in the area of Pine Avenue and F Street on the morning of March 2. The adult male victim reported that he had been approached by several Hispanic men, who yelled gang phrases and asked where the victim was from.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: March 5, 2014

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Victim of Santa Rosa gang attack may have gang affiliations (Santa Rosa, CA): Six men accused of participating in a gang-related attack in the West 9th Street area of Santa Rosa will face trial on five felony counts stemming from the incident, a Sonoma County Superior Court judge determined Wednesday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: March 5, 2014

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Alleged East Side Gang member headed to federal prison for felony gun possession (Saginaw, MI): A man authorities allege is an East Side Gang member is headed to a federal prison for felony gun possession.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: March 5, 2014

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Salinas police chief touts data approach to stymie gang violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas police Chief Kelly McMillin clarified an administrative report Tuesday — he didn't intend to immediately ask the City Council for a crime analyst, but that's where he would like to see his department go in the future.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 5, 2014

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San Diego jury deadlocks on death penalty in trial of alleged leaders of drug gang (San Diego, CA): A San Diego jury has deadlocked on whether two alleged leaders of a violent Mexican drug gang should receive the death penalty.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: March 5, 2014

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Court upholds conviction of Richmond man in Valentine's Day church shooting (San Francisco, CA): A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld three attempted-murder convictions and a 40-year sentence for a man who carried out a gang-related shooting in a Richmond church on Valentine's Day in 2010.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 5, 2014

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Alleged gang member facing gun charges — for the fifth time, Suffolk DA says (Dorchester, MA): An alleged street gang member is facing illegal gun charges for the fifth time following his arrest by Boston police, who spotted him sitting in an illegally parked car, smoking marijuana with two other alleged gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 4, 2014

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Gang sweep results in West Sacramento arrests of four Norteno members (West Sacramento, CA): Four known gang members are off the street tonight as part of a multi-agency gang sweep and drug bust in West Sacramento.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: March 4, 2014

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KICK-ing gang activity (Kinston, NC): At Monday's Kinston City Council meeting, members of the Kinston Department of Public Safety spoke on a concept to improve not only its relationship with the community, but the appearance of the city.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: March 4, 2014

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Changes to gang violence laws don't come easy (Moses Lake, WA): Thirteenth District lawmakers were overwhelmed with phone calls last week from residents wondering what the Legislature is doing to combat gang violence.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 4, 2014

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Three suspected gang members plead no contest to East Oakland shooting (East Oakland, CA): Three suspected gang members pleaded no contest today to charges that they were responsible for the 2011 shooting death in East Oakland of a man they mistakenly believed belonged to a rival gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 4, 2014

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.5 percent of Salinas' population are gangsters, police chief says (Salinas, CA): Salinas has 23 active gangs, and gangsters make up .5 percent of the city's total population. About 90 percent of homicides were gang-related, the report states.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 4, 2014

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Police: Teen girls from rival gangs arrested after Rock Hill fight (Rock Hill, SC): An alleged teenage gang member told police that a member of an opposing group punched her in the face and stomped on her head and ribs during a brawl in Rock Hill on Sunday. But, after the supposed victim and suspect gave police conflicting statements, they were both taken to jail and charged with fighting.
Source: The State    Date: March 4, 2014

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Bill targets landlords who ignore drug, gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): A measure aimed at cracking down on landlords who don't address drug and gang activity involving their properties is making its way through the Oklahoma Legislature.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 3, 2014

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NYPD takes down violent Bronx '280' gang (Bronx, NY): Ten violent leaders of the murderous Bronx-based "280" gang have been indicted on charges related to shootouts over the drug trade in the Morrisania section, authorities announced Monday.
Source: New York Post    Date: March 3, 2014

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Asst. Chief Abraham appointed G.R.E.A.T. National Policy Board chair (La Crosse, WI): Assistant La Crosse Police Chief Robert Abraham was appointed as the chair of the G.R.E.A.T. National Policy Board. The Board oversees the entire Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, which gives officers the resources to teach elementary and middle school students why they should stay away from gangs and make good life choices.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: March 3, 2014

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Two L.A. gang members are apparently fighting for Syria's Assad (Washington, DC): Two Los Angeles gang members appear to have joined the flow of foreigners flocking to fight in Syria – in this instance, on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. In a video posted online, the two men boast that they are on the front lines and fire their guns in the direction of what they call "the enemigos."
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 3, 2014

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The fine line between gang policing and gang behavior (San Diego, CA): As Shelley Zimmerman takes the helm of the San Diego Police Department, she faces a tall order: Regain community trust amid renewed concern over racial profiling, sexual misconduct and officer discipline.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: March 3, 2014

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St. Lucie officials going out of state to battle gang problem (St. Lucie, FL): Gunfire became an all too common sound on the streets of Fort Pierce last year. City police and St. Lucie County deputies investigated 135 shooting incidents in 2013. Most of them were gang-related.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: March 3, 2014

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