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Rap case conspiracy charges dropped (San Diego, CA): A controversial part of a gang conspiracy case that criminalizes rap lyrics and Facebook postings appears to be unraveling. In one of the first tests of a state gang conspiracy law, a judge dropped charges this week against a group of men whose accusations of assisting in and promoting gang violence were based merely on their music and social media activities.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 13, 2015

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Seaside discusses public safety, gang violence at town hall (Seaside, CA): One Central Coast city said it is experiencing violence at a level it's not seen for decades. The spike in gang crime is causing residents in Seaside to demand answers from the city's top cop. Hundreds of residents said they're fed up with gang violence in Seaside. Many people gathered at the Oldemeyer Center to hear the numbers for themselves.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 13, 2015

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Watsonville looks beyond police to stem spike in violence (Watsonville, CA): After a briefing on police efforts to quell violence a week ago, the City Council shifted its focus to prevention and intervention Tuesday. Watsonville closed 2014 with a spike in gang violence, the end to a year that saw a record 10 homicides. At least half the killings were related to gangs, according to police.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 13, 2015

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Judge: Four can challenge controversial Santa Ana gang injunction (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County judge has set the stage for a trial over a hotly-debated gang injunction in Santa Ana's Townsend Street neighborhood. The decision Tuesday by Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller will allow four residents to challenge the injunction by questioning whether there is a criminal street gang operating in the Townsend neighborhood and, if so, whether it impacts the community enough to require court action.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 13, 2015

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Chester gang task force has first meeting (Chester, SC): Representatives from law enforcement and the public defender’s office, as well as politicians, prosecutors and residents, met Monday night in the first meeting of Chester County’s task force aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 13, 2015

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Sollie: New gang in town (Meridian, MS): The weekend arrest of alleged gang members by the Meridian Police Department had officials at Monday's East Mississippi Business Development Corporation's Council of Governments talking about gang problems in Meridian and greater Lauderdale County.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: January 13, 2015

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Police say gang members may be using stolen Maine checks as far away as Florida (Falmouth, ME): After speculation in December that a national ring may have been responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins in Freeport and Falmouth, police from Portland to Belfast believe that theory is more likely and less speculative.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: January 13, 2015

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Provo police arrest 2 in gang-related shooting that seriously injured man (Provo, UT): Provo police confirmed Tuesday they have arrested two male suspects in a shooting that left another man in serious condition with a head wound.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 13, 2015

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Mayor Saffo speaks about Wilmington gang crime (Wilmington, NC): They say it takes a village to raise a child. It's that village, or in this case the Cape Fear community, Wilmington's mayor says needs to step up to stop the gang violence.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 13, 2015

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What Gangs Roam Suburban County? (Cook County, IL): The murder of a Des Plaines teen this month in an apparent gang-related confrontation has brought heightened attention to local crime problems. There are six main gang factions in suburban Cook County, according to data provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Dept. Those groups include Surenos-13, Satan Disciples, Latin Kings, Maniac Latin Disciples, Spanish Gangster Disciples, and Imperial Gangsters.
Source: Journal & Topics    Date: January 13, 2015

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Crisfield Police Crackdown on Gang Activity (Crisfield, MD): More than 100 officers joined the Crisfield Police Department Sunday morning and descended on the small town raiding nine locations aimed at shutting down gang activity.
Source: Delmarva Public Radio    Date: January 13, 2015

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Two Zone 4 street gang members given time served (Peoria, IL): The first two members of the notorious Zone 4 street gang, targeted by federal prosecutors as part of the Don’t Shoot campaign were sentenced Monday to time served.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: January 12, 2015

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Gang violence the root of community shootings (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington police are now saying that a violent weekend of shootings is connected to gang violence. Several different incidents happened over the past weekend, including the shooting of a teenager on Henry Street.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 12, 2015

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Murder-Torture Trial For 6 Begins in Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): After the Judge denied final motions for a change of venue, opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of six men accused of killing Anthony Ibarra.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015

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Reputed Hackensack gang member pleads not guilty to charges in alleged gun battle with cops (Bergen County, NJ): A reputed Hackensack gang member who was wounded more than a dozen times during a gun battle with police pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder and weapons charges.
Source: The Record    Date: January 12, 2015

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Critics attack method of fighting Santa Ana gangs (Santa Ana, CA): Soon after gunshots interrupted Christmas Eve in the city’s Townsend neighborhood, the dying 17-year-old was abandoned at a nearby hospital. Officers quickly identified the boy as Angel Arellano, saying he and a group of gang members, armed with weapons, had been searching for rival gang members a night earlier.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 12, 2015

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Ottawa police chief to meet with mayor after latest shooting (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa's police chief is meeting with the mayor and the chair of the police services board Monday after another gang-related shooting over the weekend.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 12, 2015

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NYPD warned of possible threat by Latin Kings gang in the Bronx (Bronx, NY): Cops across the city have been warned of a possible plot by the Latin Kings gang to shoot officers at a specific Bronx intersection in the coming weeks, according to police sources.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 12, 2015

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Trial begins for alleged gang members accused in Briana Allen killing (Central, LA): It was a warm, clear evening in Central City. A little boy's birthday party was underway and a large group of family and friends had gathered outside a white house with green trim in the 1200 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue to celebrate.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 12, 2015

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No new officers, but possible new money for 'exit strategy' (Ottawa, ON): There will be no new hires for the Ottawa police force, but there might be money in the city’s 2015 budget to help gang members escape a life of crime.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: January 12, 2015

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