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Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 5, 2011

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R2, Crips members sentenced (New Haven, CT): Two New Haven gang members are headed to jail for years following federal court sentencings Wednesday. Ryan Moore, 22, a member of the notorious "R2" gang based in Newhallville, received a 36-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in federal court in New Haven.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: October 5, 2011

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Pastors, police forge relationship (Franklin, TN): When Franklin Police got together with members of the clergy for breakfast Monday, introductions and a few ideas were exchanged as both wondered where this relationship will go next.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 5, 2011

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Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want to relocate a Mexican drug-cartel lieutenant jailed in Chicago but haven't said where he'd be taken.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2011

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Teens are leaders of South Side gang (Evansville, IN): Four Evansville teens who city police say are the main leaders of a South Side gang with members as young as 12 years old were arraigned Wednesday in Vanderburgh County Superior Court on criminal gang-related charges.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: October 5, 2011

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Upcoming murder trial opens a window on Seattle-area street gang (Seattle, WA): He was known as The Godfather, The Boss and The Old Man. Quy Nguyen's aliases, which are documented in federal court papers, reflect the power and wealth he possessed as the accused leader of Young Seattle Boyz, a street gang whose members allegedly grew and sold large quantities of marijuana and operated illegal slot machines in Vietnamese cafes and restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 5, 2011

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Safe Silver Spring to have meeting on gang activity in downtown next week (Safe Silver Spring, MD): Street gang activity will be the topic at next week’s Safe Silver Spring meeting in downtown, according to group members and police officials. Motivated by recent high-profile crimes such as a July 2 fight involving about 70 youths in downtown that ended in a stabbing, the meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from a number of law enforcement and youth violence experts, said Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 5, 2011

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Gang member convicted for killing of deputy (Woodland, CA): A Northern California gang member has been convicted for the ambush killing of a Yolo County sheriff's deputy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 5, 2011

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Oakland delays action on new gang injunctions, youth curfews (Oakland, CA): A trio of policing ideas rushed to the City Council Tuesday night in the name of swiftly tackling Oakland's horrific violence problem were instead given six hours of public discussion and then delayed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 5, 2011

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Council debates whether city should defuse or suppress gangs (Yakima, WA): A Tuesday night vote on whether the City Council should approve a consultant's contract turned into a mini-debate on Yakima's gang problem. Under the agreement approved 6-0, with Dave Ettl absent, consultant Steve Magallan will be paid up to $30,000 over the next year to help the city seek anti-gang grants and to provide related support to the city's Gang Free Initiative and to the police department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 4, 2011

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Two arrested in shooting on Evansville's South Side (Evansville, IN): Evansville police have arrested two suspects in connection with at least one shooting on the city's South Side last week. Rayshaad L. Bushrod, 23, and David "Buck" Burge, 30, are in Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: October 4, 2011

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Average of one in five gang crimes solved, witnesses won’t talk (Yakima, WA): City police deal with an average of five gang related crimes every single day. Even more shocking - the Gang Unit said stats show only one of those will ever be solved. KIMA investigated the reasons why. "If someone sees something or knows of something, word gets out about who has said something - if you're not the one hurt, it'll be a member of your family," said frequent crime witness "Kelly."
Source: KIMA News    Date: October 4, 2011

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FBI says drug sting around Aurora targeted Maniac Latin Disciples (Aurora, IL): The FBI and Aurora police Tuesday announced that after a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Fallen Angel," 12 people — most from Aurora — have been charged with taking part in a cocaine sales ring. In announcing the arrests, the FBI said the investigation "targeted known and suspected members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang," though it was not clear whether the Aurora investigation was related to a Chicago crackdown on the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 4, 2011

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Murder suspects to be charged as gang (Amador County, CA): Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe decided this week that five men now in custody in the wake of last Tuesday's murder in west Amador will be charged as killers working on behalf of a criminal street gang.
Source: Ledger Dispatch    Date: October 4, 2011

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Hampton man pleads guilty in two Newport News homicides (Newport News, VA): A reputed Hampton gang member entered guilty pleas in federal court to participating in two homicides that prosecutors say happened during drug robberies.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 4, 2011

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Gunshots fired at car gang-related, Macon police say (Macon, GA): Gunshots were fired at a 32-year-old Macon man early Monday morning while he sat in his car at the traffic light on Bloomfield Road at Eisenhower Parkway, according to Macon police. The police report indicates the shooting was related to the Bloods gang.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 4, 2011

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Tribunals suspend Richmond County students for cellphone violations, gang activity (Augusta, GA): Three students were suspended for violating the Richmond County school system’s policy prohibiting them from having cellphones on school property, and eight others were suspended in gang-related incidents, according to Sept. 9 tribunal findings made public this week.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: October 4, 2011

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Barely a teen, boy's killing shakes South City (San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj liked to make plans - big plans. The 14-year-old always had one eye on the future, from a redesign of his bedroom that would include a PlayStation 2, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox and his own TV, to the 1969 Dodge Charger he was going to drive as soon as he got his license.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 4, 2011

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Man pleads guilty in Henrico gang murder (Richmond, VA): At first blush, the G-Shyne Bloods come across more like a Cub Scout den than a band of alleged murderers. "I take this oath to B trustworthy, responsible and militant for I am a reflection of my hood G-Shyne," reads a G-Shyne pledge found during an investigation into the murder six months ago of Henrico County resident Quondell Pringle, 22, near Highland Springs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 4, 2011

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Expert: Portland gangs will retaliate (Portland, OR): Two men were injured in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland Friday night. Sgt. Pete Simpson told KGW this was the 73rd gang-related shooting of the year. There were 93 gang-related shootings in all of 2010.
Source: MSNBC KGW    Date: October 4, 2011

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