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Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments (Palo Alto, CA): Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: December 10, 2014

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‘Leave the gang or go to jail’ (Beaumont, TX): Members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur will soon face heavy jail time for engaging in gang activity, even for actions that aren’t specifically illegal, like wearing gang colors and throwing up gang signs.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 10, 2014

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Nearly 300 arrested in Fresno police gang operation (Fresno, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in a massive city wide gang operation aimed at targeting Fresno's most violent criminals. The chief says police haven't seen this type of crime increase in years. Officers are hitting the streets and while they've got a long way to go they say they've made some good progress.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 10, 2014

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13 Gang Members Indicted on Racketeering, Murder Charges: Officials (New York, NY): Federal agents and Yonkers police made a series of arrests early Wednesday in connection with the takedown of a violent Yonkers-based street gang commonly known as GMF, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York.
Source: NBC New York    Date: December 10, 2014

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Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester County, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: Rock Hill Herald    Date: December 10, 2014

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Ottawa police assign more officers to probe record-high shootings (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police are nearing a 50 per cent increase in reported shootings this year after an explosion of gun violence in the past five days.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 9, 2014

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'Hybrid' gangs pop up in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Gang violence is a problem the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is now publicly acknowledging after a recent string of shootings, many of which investigators believe are related to drug and gang violence. After speaking with experts and digging into social media accounts, just because local gangs aren't your traditional bloods or crips doesn't mean they aren't dangerous.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: December 9, 2014

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SCMPD investigating rising drug, gang crime (Savannah, GA): From identifying gang activity to finding higher numbers of illicit drugs on the streets of Savannah, police investigators are searching for ways to turn crime problems around in the city.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: December 9, 2014

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Third arrest made in Henrico gang crackdown (Henrico, VA): A third man is under arrest in connection with a gang crackdown in Henrico County following several violent home invasions. 21-year-old Trevon Baker is charged with hazing, gang participation, and gang recruitment.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: December 9, 2014

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Compton Community Desperate for Peace After Teen's Shooting (Compton, CA): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Compton Sunday afternoon has some in the community claiming racial tensions have continued to pour onto city streets, while his family and friends searched for answers.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 9, 2014

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9th suspect arrested in Hattiesburg's 12th homicide (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested the ninth suspect in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014. The drive-by shooting that occurred Nov. 29th at 312 West 4th Street and took the life of Hattiesburg resident Nathaniel Alexander, 39.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 9, 2014

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LAPD detectives solve two homicides in Wilmington, arrest four suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members who allegedly roamed rival territory looking for someone to kill have been charged with shooting an innocent 18-year-old Wilmington man to death as he rode his bicycle into their path, an investigator said Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 9, 2014

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Federal judge denies suppression in federal headshop heroin case (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge Monday denied a request by a North Hills headshop owner charged with conspiring to distribute heroin with an East Hills drug gang to throw out evidence seized from a search of his Shaler home and his parents' house in Indiana Township.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: December 9, 2014

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3 jailed in Atwater vehicle attack are gang members, police say (Atwater, CA): Three men, described by police as known gang members, were arrested earlier this week in Atwater after they allegedly attacked a vehicle with a child inside, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 9, 2014

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St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 gang-initiation murder (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for pulling the trigger in a 2011 murder that started as a gang initiation.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: December 9, 2014

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Man gets 45 years in prison in Wheeling shooting death (Cook County, IL): While his parents maintained his innocence, an Arlington Heights man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for the gang-related shooting of an innocent bystander who was out walking his dog in Wheeling last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune     Date: December 8, 2014

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Notorious Club Back and Hamer street gang operated as loose network, police say (Cincinnati, OH): An influx in robberies and shootings, including the killing of a known drug-dealer, renewed Cincinnati police efforts to combat gang networks in Over-the-Rhine this year.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: December 8, 2014

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14-year-old being tried as adult could get 21 years to life in attempted murder (San Jose, CA): A 14-year-old male gang member being tried as an adult in the stabbing of a teen boy in San Jose on Nov. 17 could face a prison sentence of 21 years to life, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 8, 2014

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Manchester chief: Initiative to curb gang violence is working (Manchester, NH): Police Chief David Mara Monday said a multi-agency initiative to reduce urban violence, that began in July, has had a dramatic effect on gang-related gun violence in the city.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: December 8, 2014

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Stockton Violence Prevention Office Geared Toward Curbing City’s History Of Gangs, Homicides (Stockton, CA): Stockton’s newly created Office of Violence Prevention is the first of its kind in the country. The goal is to put a stop to the city’s long history of gangs and homicides.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 8, 2014

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