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Cleveland police find drugs, 21 cell phones, nearly $55K in home of drug dealer on probation (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police seized guns, drugs, nearly $55,000 in cash and several "gang rap CDs" from the Shaker Square home of a man on probation for dealing drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 16, 2014

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Soldier testifies against alleged Nuestra Familia CEO (Monterey County, CA): Here’s the thing about the Carnales of the Nuestra Familia — they don’t do the dirty work themselves. Luis Francisco Barrios testified that much Monday during the trial for Vincent “Chente” Garcia, the alleged chief executive officer and regiment commander of the Nuestra Familia in Monterey County. Garcia was one of 47 arrested during Operation Snake Eyes in May 2013.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 16, 2014

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Murder, assault charges filed against Finley teen for two Pasco shootings (Pasco, CA): Prosecutors charged a Finley teen Tuesday with intentionally killing a Pasco man and with another shooting that sparked a series of gang-related attacks.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 16, 2014

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Safety Zone to restrict Surenos members (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur police have essentially ended the gang wars between the Surenos-13 and Nortenos-14 over the last five years. The leaders of the Nortenos — Spanish for northern — have racked up nearly 1,000 years in prison, and the rest have made sure to get out of the spotlight.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 15, 2014

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District 150 considers property tax increase, hears anti-gang strategy (Peoria, IL): Peoria School District 150’s board meeting Monday was a mixed bag of hope and gloom. Auditors followed up on the bleak financial picture District 150 administrators have painted recently. Board members approved a proposal that will raise property taxes about $8 in 2015 on a home valued at $120,000.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: December 15, 2014

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3 men arrested in robbery investigation suspected of gang ties (Gainesville, GA): Three suspects arrested at a Hall County home Sunday following a robbery investigation were charged with having alleged criminal street gang ties.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: December 15, 2014

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Gang leader admits role in plot to kill rival (Newark, NJ): A leader of a northern New Jersey street gang has admitted that he tried to kill a rival gang member. Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Carlos Valdez was among several high-ranking MS-13 members indicted in July for alleged racketeering crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Fox 5 News    Date: December 15, 2014

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Gang war dealt major blow, officials say; 33 arrested (San Bernardino, CA): A gang war that was "raining terror" on San Bernardino and Highland residents has suffered a major blow at the hands of law enforcement, officials announced. Thirty-three people have been arrested in a three-month investigation that culminated on Dec. 5 in a massive operation that targeted gang members, officials said during a news conference Monday, Dec. 15.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 15, 2014

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Sentencing delayed for co-leader of Mexican Mafia gang near USC (Los Angeles, CA): Sentencing for the co-leader of a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in a Los Angeles neighborhood near USC was delayed Monday until January.
Source:    Date: December 15, 2014

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Four now charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Three more Hattiesburg men have been charged with murder in the Nov. 29 shooting death of Nathan Alexander, bringing to four the number of suspects charged with murder in his death.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: December 15, 2014

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Man shot in Southeast Fresno as police continue gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Police say a 22-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the cheek Sunday morning on Backer Avenue in Southeast Fresno. Fresno police officers are still searching for the suspect, but they believe the case is gang-related.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 14, 2014

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Taking the war on gang violence to court (Port Arthur, TX): A lone teenager, cigarette and cell phone in hand, sits on a porch in a rundown neighborhood south of Highway 73, toward the end of Ninth Avenue. As he stands up to go inside, his eyes reflect the red glow of a final drag before he flicks the finished cigarette into the yard. He lingers a moment, scanning his road for movement. If an outsider approaches, the teen knows what to do — assess the threat.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 14, 2014

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Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought (Portland, OR): A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland had ties to a gang, as did two of the victims, police said Saturday.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 14, 2014

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Witness to killing aided police -- and was gunned down on eve of trial (Chicago, IL): Nearly three years ago, Lawndale "Lonnie" Nutall witnessed a gang slaying outside a convenience store at a corner in Chicago's crime-plagued West Englewood neighborhood. Tired of the pervasive violence, he cooperated with police, helping lead to murder charges against a member of a Gangster Disciples faction.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 14, 2014

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Vista, Escondido win anti-gang grants (North County, CA): Look for more — and more robust — anti-gang programs in Vista and Escondido, as each city gets a $1.5 million boost to tackle the problem over the next three years. The two North County cities were tapped for funding from the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant. Funding starts in January.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 13, 2014

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Vista Prep students complete anti-gang, bullying classes (Red Bluff CA): The Red Bluff Police Department said about 90 students at Vista Preparatory Academy participated in Gang Resistance Education and Training classes this fall, and more than 100 students at the school will take the classes in the spring.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: December 13, 2014

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Wanted gang member arrested near La Presna (San Diego, CA): The seventeenth and final gang member sought in a big federal anti-gang indictment was arrested Saturday near La Presa, in southeast San Diego today by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 13, 2014

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Shooting victim Labraye Franklin advocate against gang violence (Portland, OR): His family will tell you 17-year-old Labraye Franklin is not a stranger to street violence. His uncle, whose name we are omitting because of safety concerns, is a former gang member.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: December 13, 2014

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New Orleans Mother's Day shooting: Racketeering charges added against 7th Ward gang (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors in New Orleans have added racketeering counts to the charges against alleged members of a 7th Ward gang involved in a shootout at a 2013 Mother's Day second line parade that wounded 19 bystanders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 12, 2014

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Gang member gets 2 life terms for murdering teens (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, and member of a Peninsula street gang, was slapped with not one, but two life prison sentences for a double murder in 2008. Friday morning, Newport News Circuit Judge David Pugh imposed a jury recommended sentence on Marcus Williams. Beforehand, he referred to Williams’ crimes as “cold, calculating, heinous, and horrific.”
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: December 12, 2014

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