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Judge Dismisses Slander Lawsuit Filed By Gang Crackdown Defendants (Santa Barbara, CA): Judge Thomas Anderle has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the City of Santa Barbara, police chief Cam Sanchez, and police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood by 10 people who claim they were the victims of slander and emotional distress when they were named in an ongoing gang suppression operation and when their mugshots were displayed during a November 2013 press conference on the crackdown.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: November 20, 2014

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MPD Using New Tactics to Combat Gangs (Meridian, MS): Meridian police say they're now more ready than ever to tackle the city's gang problems. The MPD's gang unit attended a training session last week with police from all across the South at an undisclosed location.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Families Speak Out Against Raid Outside Alleged Gang Members' Court Hearings (West Harlem, NY): Dozens of people rallied outside of criminal court in Manhattan Thursday, saying police were overzealous when they arrested nearly 100 alleged gang members on the same day day back in June in West Harlem.
Source: Time Warner Cable News    Date: November 20, 2014

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Mexican drug cartels moving into Calgary, police say (Calgary, AB): Mexican drug cartels are slowly making their way into Calgary as they attempt to secure a foothold in what they see as a wealthy city where users are willing to shell out loads of cash to get high, police say.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 20, 2014

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Gang Leader Pays For Slaying Rivals (Ridgewood, NY): A street gang boss who orchestrated the robbery and murder of two rivals in Ridgewood a decade ago was ordered on Tuesday, Nov. 18, to serve 37 years in federal prison, prosecutors announced.
Source: Times Newsweekly    Date: November 20, 2014

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Four plead guility to charges in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana park (Santa Ana, CA): A man, woman and two teenage girls pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a gang-related shooting that critically wounded a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana two years ago.
Source:    Date: November 19, 2014

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Fresno County Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in Courthouse Park memorial vandalism case (Fresno, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office made arrests Wednesday in connection with the May vandalism of the Courthouse Park Peace Officers Memorial in downtown Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2014

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Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identifies new street gang, arrests vandalism suspect (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified a new street gang while investigating three adults and two juveniles who were arrested Wednesday morning. As per the sheriff’s office practice, the gang name is not being released.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2014

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Student charged in Clover Hill fight: ‘It’s really not a gang’ (Chesterfield County, VA): A 15-year-old student charged in a large fight at Clover Hill High School Tuesday says she and her friends are not in a gang. Three of the four students were charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal street gang participation and gang activity in a gang-free school zone, after an early morning fight broke out.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Meth use, gang activity prevalent among SD arrestees (San Diego, CA): Two new reports released this week show that meth use among arrestees in San Diego County is growing, while gang involvement remains a major concern. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released the reports Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Cops: Suspect in Southold shooting tied to another in Riverhead (Riverhead, NY): Riverhead Town police say one of the five men in custody following a gang-related shooting in Southold last month is one of the same men responsible for a shooting in Riverhead that occurred just days before.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: November 19, 2014

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More than 70 Suspects in Shenandoah Drug Raid (Shenandoah, PA): One of the biggest drug raids ever in Schuylkill County is underway in Shenandoah. Officials have more than 70 suspects in what they’re calling a gang-related drug bust.
Source: WNEP 16 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Activists to Mobilize Today Against Townsend Gang Injunction in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Another round of OC Superior Court hearings are due today in the fight over a new gang injunction in SanTana. In August, Judge Franz E. Miller granted a preliminary injunction against the Townsend street gang that claims the neighborhood around Jerome Park.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: November 19, 2014

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Drug dealer tied to slain North Adams man gets up to 17 years in prison (Pittsfield, MA): Calling Ernest Harvin a "professional" drug dealer, a judge sentenced the Williamstown man to up to 17 years in state prison for a slew of heroin and gun charges in a case with links to a slain North Adams man.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: November 19, 2014

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Man accused of killing 2 people sentenced to life in prison (Salinas, CA): A 23-year-old man accused of killing a 6-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for two counts of murder.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: November 19, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to 9 years (Chatham, VA): With a quick nod to his family, Dontey Remone Pannell of Pocket Road in Hurt entered the Pittsylvania County Circuit courtroom Tuesday morning for the final phase of a year and a half of legal wrangling.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2014

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Gang activity peaks in Delano Community (Delano, CA): “Stop the violence, stop the violence, don’t they see who they are hurting?” said Maria Juana Gonzalez-Pena, 49, who’s son, Alberto Juan Gonzalez, 19, was found dead in a triple homicide in Delano on Oct 25.
Source: The Renegade Rip    Date: November 19, 2014

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Supervisor on gang meeting: Town board, police chief ‘anxious’ to include public; welcome Guardian Angels (Southold, NY): The day after Greenport Mayor David Nyce said a private meeting would be held Thursday on the issue of gang activity on the North Fork, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell explained why he said the gathering would be held behind closed doors — and said he’d welcome the Guardian Angels to the area.
Source: SoutholdLOCAL    Date: November 19, 2014

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B.C. judge declines to hear application to throw out gang murder convictions (Vancouver, BC): A British Columbia judge has rejected an attempt by two gangsters to have convictions related to a mass killing near Vancouver thrown out, ruling Wednesday that alleged abuses by police and jail officials shouldn't outweigh society's need to have the men punished for their crimes.
Source: Brandon Sun    Date: November 19, 2014

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Holland Latin Kings helped form other gang chapters: former high-ranking national leader (Holland, MI): A former high-ranking national Latin King said Holland Latin Kings were considered “up to par,” based on the gang's structure, use of violence, large number of members and adherence to the Latin Kings’ manifesto.
Source: MLive    Date: November 19, 2014

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