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Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 24, 2011

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Brooklyn DA warns of rise in gang presence in borough parks (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says there's been an uptick in gangs in borough parks and playgrounds - and is keeping tabs on the thugs. "We are definitely aware of the increase of gang activity in parks and playgrounds," said Hynes spokesman Jerry Schmetterer, who added the DA's Gangs Bureau is "monitoring their activity. And we are in touch with the community about it."
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 24, 2011

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Oklahoma shooting leads gang to threaten Missouri National Guard (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were cautioned today to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" due to a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier this week.
Source: Columbia Missourian    Date: September 24, 2011

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Gang members sentenced to life for Facebook-related shootings (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta teens who had targeted rival female gang members but shot and killed two bystanders instead were convicted and sentenced to life plus 85 years in prison Friday, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 24, 2011

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Police suspect drive-by shooting may be gang-related (East Ridge, TN): East Ridge Police say gang members sprayed a home with bullets, targeting victims who are not affiliated with any gang. It happened Friday night around 11:00 p.m. on Frawley Street. Police say two teens who live in the house were in an argument with known gang members earlier at a football game.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: September 24, 2011

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Fruitland teen charged in gang-related graffiti incident (Fruitland, OR): A Fruitland High School senior was arrested Thursday on charges of malicious injury to property for defacing the eastern wall of Fruitland Middle School with graffiti.
Source: The Argus Observer    Date: September 24, 2011

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Charlottesville, Albemarle fight increased gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): There is a growing gang problem in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, and now is the time to do something about it, police officials say. Albemarle County police Col. Steve Sellers and Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo said their officers are seeing an increase in gang activity throughout the county and city.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: September 24, 2011

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Chattanooga police investigate gang shooting at mini-mart (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police say a man who showed up at Erlanger Hospital last night with a gunshot wound to the shoulder said he was shot at a mini-mart on Glass Street.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 24, 2011

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Missouri National Guard still on alert for possible gang retaliation (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were still on "alert" Saturday afternoon to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" because of a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier in the week.
Source: Columbia Missourian    Date: September 24, 2011

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Gang raid nets 22 suspects, multiple firearms (Los Angeles, CA): A countywide gang raid has ended in the arrest of 22 suspects and the seizure of multiple handguns, rifles and shotguns, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 23, 2011

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California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: September 23, 2011

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In response to increase in crime on West Side, St. Paul police to saturate part of neighborhood (St. Paul, MN): West Siders will see more cops on their streets next week as St. Paul police launch a 30-day intensive effort to turn back a recent rise in neighborhood crime.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 23, 2011

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Four arrested in home invasion are Fort Sill soldiers (Lawton, OK): The four suspects in Tuesday's brutal home invasion in Lawton are Fort Sill soldiers. Police Chief Ronnie Smith confirmed that today. He says the only gang tie as of now, is that some of Lawton gang members have been heard claiming the victims of the shooting were members of their gang and because of that, they are seeking revenge.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10    Date: September 23, 2011

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Reputed gang leader represents himself at hearing (Anderson, SC): The man described as the founder of one of Anderson County’s largest criminal street gangs impressed a judge during a hearing Friday. Judge Dan Sharp ruled that there is probable cause to move ahead with the armed robbery and burglary charges against Jesse Lee Oliver III.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: September 23, 2011

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Gang funds targeted (Kelowna, BC) : Gang violence is on the minds of Okanagan mayors headed for next week's Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert says such crime affects Valley communities and their civic budgets.
Source: AM 1150 News    Date: September 23, 2011

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Is a gang war coming? (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police say an even bigger gang war in B.C. is looming following a gang shooting last week and the planned release of a feared South Asian gangster from jail.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice    Date: September 23, 2011

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Tech savvy street gangs take on social media (Indianapolis, IN) : The fight against Indiana’s gangs isn’t always waged on the street. School officials, social workers and probation officers said the newest battle ground in gang warfare is social media.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: September 23, 2011

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Jersey City jury fails to reach verdict in murder trial of reputed high-ranking Bloods gang member accused of 2008 fatal shooting (Jersey City, NJ): The murder trial of a man accused of killing a Jersey City father of four ended in a mistrial yesterday when the jury could not reach a verdict. Darnell Reeves, 26, was on trial for the December 2008 killing of Henry Molesky, 41, who was gunned down on Clinton Street near West Side Avenue.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: September 23, 2011

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Trial delayed for gang member accused of shooting at sergeant (Indio, CA): A trial was delayed Thursday until next week for a gang member charged with attempted murder and other counts in connection with a shootout involving a Desert Hot Springs police sergeant.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: September 23, 2011

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Renowned author inspires hope in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A renowned author and former gang member's message of peace through artistic expression and imagination brought a modicum of hope for those dealing with the problem of gang violence in the city of Salinas. On Wednesday, more than 250 people filled the Steinbeck Hall at Hartnell Community College as Luis Rodriguez and a panel of community leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered to talk about what is being done to help the youth in Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: September 23, 2011

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