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City attorney puts kibosh on drug dens at South L.A. properties (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer said Friday he filed lawsuits to prevent the sale and use of illegal drugs at two South Los Angeles properties, including an apartment that sits across the street from a high school.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2015

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Camden man sentenced to prison for gang-connected drug ring (Trenton, NJ): A Camden man who led a gang-connected drug network that sold large amounts of heroin in the city has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 10, 2015

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Gang member gets 20 years in after-hours club murder (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man at an after-hours club in August pleaded guilty to murder Friday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 10, 2015

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El Monte gang members found guilty in 2012 slaying of fellow gang member (El Monte, CA): Two men walked up to German Palacios outside an El Monte market the night of June 14, 2012. Gunfire soon erupted. A passerby found Palacios and called 9-1-1. Shot 16 times, he died less than an hour later at a hospital.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 10, 2015

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Self-proclaimed gang kingpin Tasered after knife fight (Conyers, GA): A Conyers man claiming to be a gang kingpin was arrested after he allegedly got into a knife fight with his brother.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: April 10, 2015

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"It's all about the Crips" - West Fargo man accused in gang-related beating (Moorhead, MN): A West Fargo, N.D., man is accused in the gang-related beating of a Moorhead man just as it was being announced that a multiagency street crimes unit has been formed to fight gang activity in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: April 10, 2015

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"Lic Squad" Says They Are Not A Gang, Claiming Police Targeting (Fargo, ND): A mom, with children in the “Lic Squad” says her boys are a music group, not gang members. Members of the “Lic Squad” say police are targeting them. Yesterday, we told you about a new street crime unit trying to clean up local gang activity.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: April 10, 2015

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Fix for violence is in the community, gang committee told (Durham, NC): Coming out of prison, former inmates need jobs, school, society’s acceptance – and something else. “I needed healing I didn’t even know I needed,” Umar Muhammad said. “Healing after what I just went through.”
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 10, 2015

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Teen gang members suspected in robbery (Los Banos, CA): Two gang members were arrested last week in connection with a robbery, police said. Police said two boys, ages 16 and 17, who are also documented gang members, were identified last week as suspects in a March 18 incident in which a juvenile was approached on the 500 block of Stonewood Drive by a pair of teens who offered to sell him marijuana.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: April 10, 2015

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15-year-old shot in head in what investigators believe to be gang/retaliation shooting (Memphis, TN): The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 10, 2015

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Man wanted for giving false statement, gang charge in Macon Gardens killing (Macon, GA): A 28-year-old man is facing charges of giving false statements and participating in criminal street gang activity in connection with the March 26 fatal shooting at Macon Garden Apartments.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 10, 2015

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Aurora gang member guilty of drug, gun charges in U.S. District Court (Aurora, CO): An Aurora gang member was found guilty of gun and drug charges in U.S. District Court on Thursday, officials announced Friday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 10, 2015

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Kidnapping Crew Targeted Criminal Community (Lawrence, MA): The Dominican street gang in Lawrence, Massachusetts must have thought they had the perfect illegal enterprise: kidnap drug dealers, bookmakers, and money launderers, steal their cash and drugs, and then hold them for ransom—knowing that since the victims were themselves criminals, they and their families would likely never report the abductions.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2015

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Changes to police on-call pay will cost investigations, officers say (Ottawa, ON): It took nearly six hours after a dozen bullets were fired at a York Street home Wednesday morning for guns and gangs detectives to begin their investigation – a new reality that could become commonplace thanks to a contentious Ottawa police on-call pay policy that could undermine the chief’s promise to curb guns and gangs.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: April 9, 2015

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Gang leader convicted for 2nd time in 2004 killing (Trenton, NY): A Latin Kings gang leader in New Jersey has been convicted again for his involvement in the 2004 killing of a female gang member who witnessed an abduction.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News    Date: April 9, 2015

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Eugene PD educates public on gang activity (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department held a forum on gang activity Wednesday evening, showing that it's on the rise in some local areas. Images of gang-related graffiti on sidewalks, in parks and on people's homes and businesses are some of the reasons why the Eugene Police Department decided to hold the informational forum.
Source: KVAL News    Date: April 9, 2015

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Surge in Highland Park Gang Shootings Has People Worried (Highland Park, CA): Two people were shot in broad daylight Tuesday in Highland Park near the 300 block of North Avenue 59 and Terrace Drive, just blocks from a parochial school and in an area of mostly single-family homes.
Source: EGP News    Date: April 9, 2015

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Federal sweep nets six arrests in Lake County (Lake County, CA): Six people with ties to gangs were arrested in Lake County as part of a nationwide sweep aimed at curbing the activity of gangs with international ties, federal immigration officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: April 9, 2015

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Stopping gang activity becoming full-time job for some of region's officers (Fargo, ND): Eliminating gang activity is going to be a full-time job for six officers from the police departments in Fargo and West Fargo, and the Cass County and possibly Clay County sheriff's departments, as part of a street crimes law enforcement unit launched earlier this month.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: April 9, 2015

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A Winning Approach for Parents to Deal with Gang Activity in the Valley (Fargo, ND): Some as young as 14 are getting swept up into gang activity. A problem happening right here in the Valley. Authorities says that's not surprising because young teens tend to need to feel a sense of belonging and this is unfortunately, one way.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: April 9, 2015

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