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Man hurt in Merced machete attack (Merced, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured this week in a gang-related machete attack near 13th and R streets, Merced police reported. Police arrested Uriel Soto, 19, of Merced on suspicion of participating in the attack.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2013

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Man arrested in Burbank for vandalism, alleged gang tags (Burbank, CA): A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: April 19, 2013

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Yudichak addresses conference on new gang law (Pittsburgh, PA): State Sens. John Yudichak and John Rafferty addressed dozens of criminal justice professionals from across the state Thursday about the dangers of gangs and new state laws designed to help communities put a stop to gang violence at the Pennsylvania Gang Conference in Pittsburgh.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: April 19, 2013

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Trial opens for felon accused of killing Top 6 gang members (Palm Beach County, FL): Military-style assault weapons. A trail of bodies. Illegal drug trade. Street warfare. These were Palm Beach County's darkest days of gang violence, and it all returned in a courtroom drama Thursday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 18, 2013

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Sheriff's officers arrest three gang members (Essex County, NJ): Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Armando Fontoura said. One of the suspects is a fugitive from Florida apprehended with the help of the Orange County Sheriff's Office there.
Source: NewarkPatch    Date: April 18, 2013

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Suspected gang member's Elizabeth murder conviction overturned by courts (Elizabeth, NJ): Omar Holmes, a reputed member of the Bloods street gang who was convicted of a 2006 murder in Elizabeth, will get a new trial after an appeals court ruled today that jurors were improperly told about his gang affiliation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 18, 2013

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Lompoc man arrested, searched under gang injunction (Lompoc, CA): Units with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Lompoc Police Department searched the home of an alleged criminal street gang member Wednesday as part of its citywide gang injunction.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 18, 2013

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Gang experts seeing a rise in West Seattle activity (West Seattle, WA): For residents living up and down the Delridge corridor, it has been no strange occurrence to hear likely gunshots ring out in the night, or wake up the next morning to find a nearby fence or wall splashed with gang graffiti.
Source: West Seattle Herald    Date: April 18, 2013

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Two Atlanta gang members plead guilty to federal hate crime (Atlanta, GA): Two men of Atlanta's Jack City street gang pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal hate crimes committed in February, 2012.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: April 18, 2013

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18 years for gunman in Quincy slaying (Ephrata, WA): The first of three men accused in the gang-related September 2011 shooting of a Quincy man was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: April 18, 2013

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Safe & Sound discourages youth gangs (Milwaukee, WI): Youth who participate in Safe & Sound activities are more likely to resist joining gangs, according to a survey of 522 youth ages 10 to 19 who are involved with the organization. The survey also found that 44 percent of respondents were asked to join a gang at some point in their lives.
Source: Urban Milwaukee    Date: April 18, 2013

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Nassau officials: 'Ultra-violent' gang members arrested (Mineola, NY): Nassau law enforcement officials have announced the arrest of 14 gang members and four of their associates, a takedown that they are calling the largest in county history.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 18, 2013

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Attorneys open triple murder trial arguing over what can, can not be said about county's alleged gang war (West Palm Beach, FL): This morning marked yet another rocky beginning in the triple first-degree murder trial of Charlie Wyne, who once faced a possible death penalty for a 2007 Lake Worth backyard massacre at the height of what authorities called a gang war.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 18, 2013

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Monterey County sets community meetings on preventing gang violence (Monterey County, CA): The County of Monterey has launched a new, coordinated approach to address gang violence with a strategic plan, four community meetings, and an action planning process for county agencies.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 18, 2013

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Judge admits 'gang-related' evidence in alleged Myspace murder trial (Trenton, NJ): A Superior Court judge said yesterday there’s no reason why prosecutors can’t argue in court that the murder of a man in 2008 was gang-related.
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: April 17, 2013

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Alleged gang member surrenders in Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI): An alleged member of the Latin Kings gang turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, according to media reports.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2013

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Oldest defendant gets eight-year sentence in St. Paul gang rape case (St. Paul, MN): Kong "OG" Meng Vang, the eldest of nine men and youths charged with the gang-related rape of a St. Paul girl in November 2011, was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 17, 2013

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Genesee County man charged with 2011 gang-related stabbing at Freeland prison (Saginaw, MI): A dispute over gang affiliations led a Genesee County man to stab a man more than 10 times at the Saginaw Correctional Facility in 2011, prosecutors say.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: April 17, 2013

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200 law enforcement officials to gather in Ross to start two-day conference on gang activity in Western Pennsylvania (Ross Township, PA): Gang members drive much of the drug crime and violence in the Pittsburgh region, authorities said, and 35 gangs operate in Allegheny County alone.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: April 17, 2013

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Flint man sentenced to federal prison for role in Howard Boys drug conspiracy (Flint, MI): A Flint man was sentenced to spend more than eight years in federal prison for his role in an alleged street gang that operated a drug enterprise on the city's south side.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: April 17, 2013

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