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Gang member gets 57 years for 2009 stabbings (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria man was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison Monday for a series of stabbings in September 2009.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 23, 2011

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Elizabeth gang member charged in June slaying of rival gang member (Elizabeth, NJ): A known Elizabeth gang member was charged in the June slaying of a rival gang member, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 23, 2011

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Jury begins deliberating in case of shooting that killed 8-year-old St. Petersburg girl (Largo, FL): Two and a half years after a gang shooting killed an 8-year-old girl and outraged St. Petersburg, prosecutor Doneene Dresback Loar stood before jurors with an assault rifle in one hand and a bullet in the other and told them to make a choice.
Source: St. Petersburg Times     Date: November 23, 2011

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RI gang member sentenced on firearms offense (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island street gang member has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on a firearms violation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 23, 2011

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Federal indictment targets Canton's Rated R gang (Canton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted 17 persons accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine and heroin in the Canton area. The indictment, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, follows an Oct. 26 raid by federal, state and local law enforcement on suspected members and associates of the Rated R street gang.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: November 23, 2011

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Mundelein teen gets 80 years for fatal firebomb attack (Mundelein, IL): Calling gang violence "a cancer," a Lake County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Mundelein man to 80 years in prison Tuesday for a 2009 firebombing that killed one person and injured two others.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 22, 2011

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GRASSY fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): A Memphis City Schools gang resistance program has been nationally recognized as the right way to keep gangs out of schools.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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15 gang members arrested, one still sought (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare Sheriff is asking for your help to find a murder suspect. And eleven gang members are in custody after a sweep in the South Valley. Sheriff's deputies served search warrants in Pixley, Tipton and Tulare.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Santa Maria seeing a spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): The recent deadly shootings that claimed the lives of two teenagers have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our local communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Mothers fed up with violence (Stockton, CA): Fed up with the gang-related homicides, shootings and stabbings, a grass-roots group aims to break the cycle of violence by going to crime scenes and reaching out to the affected communities and families.
Source: The Record    Date: November 22, 2011

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"Thug" shot woman who was putting grandchild in car seat (Columbia, SC): In Richland County's continued fight against gang violence, Sheriff Leon Lott says his department has identified a local "small time hoodlum" as a suspect in several violent incidents in 2011, including shooting a grandmother while she was putting her grandchild in a car seat.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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MPD changing tactics to fight gangs (Memphis, TN): "We're gonna be much more powerful than any gang in the city," says MPD Director Toney Armstrong. Re-establishing the gang investigation unit was one of the first moves Armstrong made when he took over.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Two charged with murder in death of man years after Near West Side beating (Chicago, IL): Two men were charged with murder this week after a Chicago man died 13 years after being beaten on the Near West Side in a gang dispute, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 22, 2011

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Four arrested in Earlimart gang shootings (Earlimart, CA): Four men have been arrested in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 22, 2011

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Chanhassen shooting may be gang-related (Chanhassen, MN): 32-year-old man, who was assaulted Tuesday, was taken into custody after he later pistol-whipped one of his attackers and fired several rounds.
Source: WCCO 4 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Fatal shooting comes at a time investigators see spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): A pair of recent shootings claimed the lives of two teenagers locally. The murders have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Anti-gang law rarely used (Memphis, TN): The metro gang unit is coming back to Memphis. Prosecutors hope it will help them better prosecute gang members who commit crimes. In 1997, legislation was passed allowing enhanced sentencing for gang members who commit crimes. It's never been used in Shelby County courts.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Wanted man arrested after standoff in Nampa (Nampa, ID): A man wanted on federal meth distribution charges is in jail after a standoff with police in Nampa. Shawn Gordon was indicted earlier this month on three counts of meth distribution, along with members of a Northside street gang.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Two men charged with attempted murder in Prince George’s (Takoma Park, MD): Two Maryland men were arrested over the weekend in connection with an assault that may be linked to gang activity in Prince George’s County, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 21, 2011

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State lawmakers, police look for ties between cartels, local youth (Austin, TX): Intelligence released by the Texas Department of Public Safety this summer regarding Mexican drug cartels and their growing impact on local gang members was the impetus behind a community meeting on gangs Monday night at Parque Zaragosa in East Austin.
Source: KVUE News    Date: November 21, 2011

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