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Trio arrested in outbreak of graffiti (Woodburn, OR): Three young men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a significant uptick of graffiti incidents around Woodburn. The outbreak began last month, with Woodburn police collecting more than 20 reports of graffiti in one week alone.
Source: Woodburn Independent    Date: January 14, 2015

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Police plead for public help in west-end shootings, gang activity (Ottawa, ON): More than 150 residents showed up Tuesday evening to hear about how the Ottawa Police Service is handling the spate of recent shootings in certain neighbourhoods and to ask questions, but it was the police pleading with the residents for help.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: January 14, 2015

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Former Netas gang member sentenced in 'senseless' murder of two teens (Suffolk County, NY): A former member of the Netas street gang was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday for the 2004 murders of two teenage members of the rival MS-13 street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 14, 2015

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Police use palm print to tie gang member to New Year's Day homicide (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have arrested a 22-year-old gang member in connection to a shooting that left a rival gang member dead at Waffle House on Brainerd Road on New Year's Day.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 14, 2015

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Ezell Ford was a victim of gang gunfire long before he died in LAPD shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Years before Ezell Ford was killed by LAPD officers, he was the victim of another shooting, one that marked a turning point dividing his promising youth from the difficulties he encountered as an adult.
Source: SCPR News    Date: January 14, 2015

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Chattanooga Police Make 2nd Arrest in 2015 Homicides; Gang Suspect in Jail (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have made a second arrest in three homicide investigations for 2015. On Wednesday, Chief Fred Fletcher said officers arrested Darreo Shaquill Harris, 22, on Tuesday for the shooting and killing of Juan Boyd at the Waffle House at 4903 Brainerd Road. According to the affidavit, Boyd was a Rollin 60 Crip gang member, and Harris is a member of the Kemp Drive Posse gang.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 14, 2015

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County considering new plan for Maxwell Farms Regional Park (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County officials are considering an upgrade to Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular but troubled facility in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The park for years has been a key gathering place for the public. But it’s also seen in recent years a spate of gang- and gun-related crimes, including the fatal 2007 shooting of 17-year-old Luis Roberto Miranda by rival gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2015

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Ottawa confronts spate of gang-related shootings (Ottawa, ON): The City of Ottawa has a well-deserved reputation as a quiet town. With a low crime rate — just seven murders last year, including the shocking death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial — the national capital is rightly viewed as a safe and secure place.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 13, 2015

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Three teens arrested in gang-related stabbing (Red Bluff, CA): Red Bluff Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with a weekend stabbing that sent two teenagers to the hospital. Investigators arrested the trio of suspects on charges including participating in street gang activity.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: January 13, 2015

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Detroit gang leader behind Little Caesars Pizza robbery sentenced to 346 months in prison (Detroit, MI): A leader of a street gang that operated on the city's east side was sentenced Tuesday to 346 months in prison for aiding and abetting an armed robbery of a Little Caesars pizza restaurant.
Source: MLive    Date: January 13, 2015

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FBI and others apprehend gang members on federal drug charges (George County, MS): Six members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples Street Gang have been arrested on federal drug charges in George County, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: January 13, 2015

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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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