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Sheriff’s Office: 110 youth gang members documented in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deployed a gangs task force in October 2014, the department says it has identified approximately 110 juveniles who are either gang members or associated with gangs in the county. There are 1,113 total documented gang members in 88 different gangs in Montgomery County, according to the department’s findings.
Source: The Courier    Date: February 20, 2015

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Green Country Investigators School Teachers On Gang Lingo, Trends (Broken Arrow, OK): Police officers and deputies in Green Country learned about gangs Friday. One thing they learned is gangs are no longer just a big city issue. We've all driven by a fence or a bridge and seen stuff like this, gang's tagging territory. Detectives say speaking the language helps in cracking down on gangs and violence.
Source: News On 6    Date: February 20, 2015

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Official: Lodi teen who was shot in head rejected gang intervention (Lodi, CA): Several times a year, Lodi boys at risk of joining a gang are taken to the state prison in Ione for serious discussions with hardened criminals. "We've had some successes, kids who've stepped away, and kids where it didn't take and we see where it led one of them," Lodi's Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention (GRIP) program spokesperson Joseph Wood said.
Source: KBET 10 News    Date: February 20, 2015

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Salinas Nuestra Familia leader, top Norteno gang member sentenced to prison (Salinas, CA): A Nuestra Familia gang kingpin and his right-hand man were sentenced Friday morning, resolving two of the highest-ranking gang cases to ever hit Monterey County.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 20, 2015

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Pomona gang member sentenced to death in gruesome 2009 murders (Pomona, CA): A member of the 12th Street gang convicted of multiple gruesome killings and kidnapping learned his fate Thursday in a Los Angeles County courtroom.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 20, 2015

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What the War on Terrorism Can Learn from the War on Gangs (Washington, DC): Dangerous street gangs and violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria both depend on recruiting disaffected youths with the promise of a sense of belonging.
Source: TIME    Date: February 20, 2015

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Two 14-year-olds arrested for gang violence (Southeast Portland, OR): Two armed 14-year-olds were arrested Wednesday in connection with a gang violence investigation, police said. The teenage boys were arrested without incident at Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street. Both were armed with semi-automatic handguns at the time of their arrests.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: February 19, 2015

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Two arrested in 2011 murder case involving gang violence (Hartford, CT): Two men have been arrested in the April 2011 murder of Anthony Parker. On Thursday the U.S. Justice Department arrested Jimel Frank, also known as “30” and “Velly,” and Karl Roye, also known as “Eagle.”
Source: FOX CT    Date: February 19, 2015

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Trenton man sentenced in Willingboro gang killings (Trenton, NJ): A Trenton man serving federal prison time was given three more sentences Thursday for his role in two gang-related killings carried out in Willingboro seven years ago.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: February 19, 2015

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Macon teen denied bond in alleged 2014 gang car-jacking spree (Macon, GA): As a 61-year-old man lay on the ground, a 15-year-old Macon teenager kicked him. It was late on the night of Oct. 4 or early Oct. 5. The man had been walking to his car at the Macon Marriott City Center on Coliseum Drive when he was approached at gunpoint.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 19, 2015

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Operation 'Checkmate' targets suspected gang members, felons (Palm Beach County, FL): Dozens of suspected Palm Beach County gang members are behind bars. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced 38 out of 42 suspects were arrested in Operation Checkmate targeting gangs, guns and drugs.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: February 19, 2015

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Seventh Street Gang member admits role in murder (Buffalo, NY): Uda Hidalgo, a West Side gang member serving 25 years in prison for the murder of his children’s mother, admitted Thursday to taking part in a second murder.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 19, 2015

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Jury convicts gang member in 2011 murder of pregnant teen (Chicago, IL): Eight months pregnant, Charinez Jefferson's stroll with a friend to a corner store in the Marquette Park neighborhood ended when a gang member shot her eight times at point-blank range in spite of her pleas for mercy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 19, 2015

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Prince William man, gang member, pleads guilty to multiple violent acts (Prince William County, VA): Abdur Roland, a Prince William County resident, pled guilty today to counts of robbery, use of a firearm in a crime, and being in possession of a firearm with a felony record. Roland was involved in gang activity, and used the name “Boo” in his gang dealings, and has been linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Potomac Local News    Date: February 19, 2015

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DOJ studying links between gangs, violent extremists (Washington, DC): The Justice Department is researching links between what draws new recruits to criminal gangs and what compels converts to violent extremism. Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that last week's Denmark shooting suspect had ties to gang activity, said Thursday that Justice is funding two studies to explore the potential connections.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 19, 2015

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Deputies: Teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting gang members (Orange County, FL): A teen picked up this week near Atlanta faces extradition to face charges in a gang-related shooting on Feb. 5 outside a south Orlando apartment that wounded two teenagers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 19, 2015

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Special Report: Clues your child could be mixed up in the wrong crowd (Salinas, CA): It’s the number one youth crime problem in many Central Coast cities – gangs. Recent studies show a student who isn’t reading at the level they should be by the third grade is six times more likely to drop out of high school, and a dropout is 63 times more likely to wind up behind bars. Now, community groups are renewing their efforts to reach those most vulnerable.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 19, 2015

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Fresno police: Suspects arrested combat uptick in gang shootings (Fresno, CA): Eight gang-related shootings over the past 11 days in Fresno involved black gangs, and detectives recently solved three cases, which is helping to stem the trend of violence, Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 19, 2015

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Why Does the NYPD Think Dance Teams Are Street Gangs? (New York City, NY): It was below freezing and spitting sleet, but the men gathered in the back room of the community center in Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal public housing project were sweating bullets. Malcolm Fraser peeled his T-shirt up around his ribs, gripping the hem in his teeth to cool his body. It was early February, and in a few weeks he would be headed to Shanghai to teach Chinese hipsters how to dance like he does, so the moves had to be perfect.
Source: VICE     Date: February 19, 2015

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New details emerge in alleged gang prostitution of 15-year-old (Bibb County, GA): New details emerged Thursday in the alleged gang prostitution of a 15-year-old advertised on an online classified ad site. Asialeena Sapp, 26, is accused of paying for area motel rooms where the girl was forced to have sex for money in the last three months of 2012, said prosecutor Larissa Olliverre at a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 19, 2015

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