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Violent Crime Drops In Fresno By Targeting Gangs (Fresno, CA): Violent crime in the city of Fresno is dropping compared to previous years and Fresno's top cop says it's the result of his officers targeting gangs and their illegal activities.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: September 27, 2014

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Border Patrol Arrests “Sureño” Gang Member (Calexico, CA): Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: September 27, 2014

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U.S. AG: No Death Penalty In Suspected Brooklyn Gang Killing (New York, NY): U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a gruesome murder in Brooklyn.
Source: CBS New York    Date: September 27, 2014

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Case ties guards, gangs, attempted inmate hit (Tallahassee, FL): Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews has made a public show of his attempts to purge the agency of abusive prison guards in the wake of news reports about inmates' horrific deaths at the hands of corrections workers.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: September 27, 2014

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El Paso police Gang Unit arrests seven in robbery, assault (El Paso, TX): The El Paso police Gang Unit has arrested seven people in connection with a robbery and a beating in the Northeast and Central areas earlier this month, officials said Thursday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 26, 2014

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17-year-old gang solicitor charged (Houston, TX): A simple walk through the Oak Leaf Village Apartments can be a nervous endeavor for parents keeping an eye on their kids. One of them, who asked not to be identified, shared her fears.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 26, 2014

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Man allegedly involved in 2013 shooting jailed (Hanford, CA): Kings County Gang Task Force investigators said a man believed to be involved in a 2013 shooting in south Hanford was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony charges that include being in the possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: September 26, 2014

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Dorchester part of initiative to fight gangs and violent crime (Cambridge, MA): Dorchester County is among the areas where gang members were arrested and illegal drugs were seized between Memorial Day to Labor Day, during “Operation Summer Heat,” part of a larger gang and violent crime initiative run by the U.S. Marshals called “Operation Triple Beam.”
Source: The Star Democrat    Date: September 26, 2014

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Gang Members Possibly Behind Widespread Neighborhood Vandalism (Colorado Springs, CO): Vandals sprayed graffiti all over a Colorado Springs neighborhood sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Police believe gang members are behind the mess.
Source: KKTV 11 News    Date: September 26, 2014

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Haverhill fights gang graffiti (Haverhill, MA): The fight against gang graffiti in the Mount Washington area is on. An anti-graffiti crew from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department has been working in that inner-city area to remove gang tags from homes and other buildings. Mount Washington has been targeted by police, who are trying to force gangs out of the area.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 26, 2014

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Police say five-on-one attack was gang-related (Simi Valley, CA): A Simi Valley man was attacked by five suspected gang members at around 9 p.m. Mon., Sept. 21 in the arroyo near the intersection of Erringer Road and Heywood Street.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: September 26, 2014

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Portland's Gang Task Force Renamed Community Peace Collaborative (Portland, OR): Portland’s gang task force has changed its name. About 100 people in attendance Sept. 26, voted to rename the task force Community Peace Collaborative, with the tag line A Coalition for Violence Prevention and Achievement.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: September 26, 2014

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SLCPD nabs brothers in nightclub drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Police arrested two brothers in a suspected gang-related drive-by shooting outside a downtown Salt Lake City night club early Friday morning.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 26, 2014

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21-year-old takes plea deal in shooting on Saginaw's East Side police say was gang related (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old likely will avoid prison time for his involvement in a May shooting on Saginaw's East Side. Jomar R. Barnes appeared before Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Sept. 15 and pleaded guilty to two felonies.
Source: MLive    Date: September 26, 2014

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Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial (Hammond, IN): A federal judge is expected to decide in the next week or two on whether the identities of jurors in the upcoming trial of an alleged leader in a notorious street gang should be kept secret.
Source: The Times    Date: September 26, 2014

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Ex-inmate describes life in Hawaii prison gang (Honolulu, HI): A man who served 20 years for robbery, kidnapping, assault and sexual assault describes some of the inner workings of a Hawaii prison gang.
Source: KITV 4 News    Date: September 26, 2014

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Gang member pleads guilty in 2010 homicides (Salinas, CA): A man involved in two 2010 homicides — one of which killed a 6-year-old boy — pleaded guilty to two counts of murder Friday, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 26, 2014

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Man convicted in Toppenish gang shooting (Yakima, WA): A 25-year-old man faces decades in prison after being convicted Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder in a gang-related shooting in Toppenish.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 26, 2014

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Quincy Police: Graffiti Sign of Gang Activity (Tallahassee, FL): Police in Quincy say they're concerned about gang-related activities. The assistant chief calls recent graffiti tags plastered across parks and neighborhoods, a warning sign.
Source: WCTV News    Date: September 25, 2014

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Accused gang member appears in court (Jackson, TN): A suspected Vice Lord street gang member who was arrested last month inside a home on North Fairgrounds Street returned to Jackson City Court, Thursday.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 25, 2014

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