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After federal indictment, 2 alleged York City gang members still wanted (York, PA): After a sweeping indictment, two alleged York City gang members are still wanted on federal racketeering and drug trafficking charges.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 25, 2014

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LaGrange police arrest 14 in drug trafficking investigation (LaGrange, GA): A large-scale summer operation targeting LaGrange drug distributors recently yielded 14 arrests and dozens of drug related charges, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 25, 2014

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23rd Dangerous Gang Member Apprehended in El Centro, CA this Year (San Diego, CA): Late Wednesday, Border Patrol Agents apprehended an aggravated felon and member of the dangerous “Sureños Trece” street gang near the Calexico, California Port of Entry, the 23rd gang member apprehended in that area, just this year.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 25, 2014

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Police: Man shot Sunday at Arbor Crest a gang member (Greensboro, NC): The survivor of a double shooting on Sunday is known by the nickname “Murder” and has been identified by police as a gang member.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 25, 2014

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Racketeering, murder conviction upheld for EC gang member (East Chicago, IN): A federal judge upheld an East Chicago gang member’s conviction on racketeering and murder charges and denied the defendant the right to question jurors about a possible connection to a rival gang.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: September 25, 2014

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Gang-related incidents are on the rise, but exact numbers unknown (Marietta, GA): Gang violence is on the rise in Cobb County, and experts spoke to residents Wednesday night about why people join and ways to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 25, 2014

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City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence (Baltimore, MD): As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: September 25, 2014

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Fort Pierce wins federal grant to help battle gangs, crime in Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce, FL): The U.S. Department of Justice announced it is giving the city a $203,000 two-year grant so city leaders can take an alternative approach to helping gangs and youths involved in violent crimes turn their lives around.
Source: TC Palm     Date: September 25, 2014

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UW professor Vargas hopes to curb gang violence (Madison, WI): Robert Vargas, a sociology professor at University of Wisconsin, initially became interested in gang violence when he volunteered at a Latino youth group. He was driven to study the educational performance of the kids, but the students’ fear of a fast-approaching gang initiation was what caught his attention.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: September 25, 2014

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Chicago schools getting more Safe Passage workers (Chicago, IL): Another 15,000 students at 27 more Chicago public schools will be seeing Safe Passage workers in their neon vests on their way to and from school.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: September 25, 2014

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Aurora police investigator sheds light on gang tactics (Aurora, IL): If you know what you’re looking for, it’s a lot easier to find it. This statement holds true for both police officers and parents when it comes to identifying gang involvement.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 25, 2014

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‘Gang-Related’ Shooting in Mount Washington (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot five times in what police believe to be a gang-related incident in the Mount Washington neighborhood early Saturday.
Source: EGP News    Date: September 25, 2014

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Violence puts parents on edge in Muskegon Heights (Muskegon Heights, MI): In April, Marquis Gresham and DeQuarius Love were walking with five friends to a sports banquet at Muskegon Heights Academy High School.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: September 25, 2014

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Report: Gang Activity Increasing Throughout Maryland (Baltimore, MD): The death of an innocent young father caught in gang crossfire at a bus stop in Baltimore is sending shockwaves through the community—but it’s far from the only incident. A report shows gang activity is growing statewide.
Source: CBS Baltimore    Date: September 24, 2014

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Prosecutor: Hawaii prison gang 'kings of castle' (Honolulu, HI): A federal prosecutor says a Hawaii prison gang that formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members were "kings of their castle."
Source: Hawaii News Now    Date: September 24, 2014

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Pastor, two others hurt in gang-related shooting in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): A pastor, his wife and another man suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday in what authorities say was a gang-related shooting in Long Beach.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 24, 2014

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Latest gun violence has groups seeking meeting with Mayor Hodges (Minneapolis, MN): A recent series of shooting deaths and injuries in Minneapolis is frightening and frustrating residents who want police and city officials to do more to curb what they call a wave of unchecked gang violence.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 24, 2014

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Summer crime fell in city, police say (Boston, MA): Shootings in Boston dropped more than 12 percent during June, July, and August compared with last year, and major crime dropped sharply during the months of May through September, a calm that Police Commissioner William Evans attributed to a strategy of targeting hotspots and major players and getting guns off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 24, 2014

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Reluctant judge accepts plea bargain in Savannah gang case (Savannah, GA): A judge on Wednesday reluctantly accepted an admitted gang member’s negotiated guilty plea to charges in several aggravated assaults in return for a sentence of 10 years in prison with two to serve.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: September 24, 2014

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More details emerging in York gang crackdown (York, PA): Investigators are releasing more details about a massive crackdown on gang activity in York County. Officials gathered Tuesday to release details about a sweeping indictment that identified and charged 21 alleged gang members with a wide range of crimes.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: September 24, 2014

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