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Gang member gets death penalty for 2004 murders of Whittier man and Rowland Heights man (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old gang member on Monday was sentenced to death for killing a Rowland Heights man and a Pasadena City College student while committing a series of robberies in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier ten years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

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Music videos investigated for Lakeland gang ties (Lakeland, FL): As police in Lakeland crack down on gangs, the gangs are trying to use the power of the internet to wage their turf battles. Lakeland police say they're investigating a round of music videos posted on YouTube that show young men waving guns at the camera and singing disturbing lyrics.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: September 9, 2014

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Police arrest UN gang associate near Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, BC): When anti-gang police arrived on a rural Dawson Creek property Aug. 30, their suspect burst out of a stolen travel trailer barefoot and took off on an all-terrain vehicle.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: September 9, 2014

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7 charged in machete attack on CTA Brown Line platform (Chicago, IL): Seven people were arrested and charged in a machete attack that happened on the Kedzie Brown Line CTA platform in Albany Park early Monday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

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Newport News gang threat letter confiscated (Newport News, VA): A letter from an inmate threatening to harm members of a rival gang was recently confiscated by police. Authorities say the letter was written by Stephen Tolliver, who is in jail on a malicious wounding conviction, according to an affidavit for search warrant filed in Newport News Circuit Court.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 9, 2014

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Wheeling man cleared of murder in gang shooting (Cook County, IL): Citing a lack of evidence, a Cook County judge today found a Wheeling man not guilty of murder in the death of a man who got caught in a gang-incited shooting last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

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Galveston police arrest members of street gang (Galveston, TX): The Galveston Police Department said it has arrested numerous members of a street gang. The department said the city has seen this summer an increase in crimes, including robberies, burglaries, stolen vehicles and carjackings.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: September 9, 2014

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Santa Rosa man denied parole in 1997 gang shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man serving life in prison for attempting to kill four rival gang members in a 1997 shooting was denied parole by the California Board of Prisons, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 9, 2014

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Significant decline in B.C. gang violence in last year, anti-gang agency says (Vancouver, BC): The new head of B.C.’s anti-gang agency says police have made “significant headway in the efforts to curtail gang activity.” Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Chief Officer Kevin Hackett says the proof is in the crime statistics, which show “a significant decline” in gang violence over the last year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: September 8, 2014

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Prosecutors cite drop in crime with breakup of 10th Street Gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials gathered Monday for a news conference at an outdoor basketball court on the Lower West Side to symbolically return the neighborhood to its residents.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 8, 2014

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Youth violence has happened before in Poplar Plaza parking lot (Memphis, TN): What happened in the Kroger parking lot on Highland Avenue over the weekend has many asking what is it going to take to get young people under control? The video of teens on the attack disturbed many people. Jimmy Chambers, the gang investigator who visits schools to try to steer kids away from gangs, was livid.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: September 8, 2014

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Police: Court Street stabbing thought to be gang-related (Soux City, IA): Police are looking for several people involved in a stabbing Sunday evening. A 24-year-old Sioux City man was stabbed multiple times in the leg and back in the 2100 block of Court Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday, said Sioux City police Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: September 8, 2014

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New campaign targets women's involvement with gangs (Surrey, BC): The 2008 murder of Nikki Alemy, the wife of a suspected gang member hit with gunfire in Surrey, is one high-profile example of the costs of gang involvement for women.
Source: Vancouver 24 Hours    Date: September 8, 2014

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Murder trial begins in Wheeling gang shooting (Wheeling, IL): Collin Scheffler either knew about and willingly participated in a gang revenge shooting scheme last year, or was just along for the ride and looking for a good time.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 8, 2014

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Knox County DA's office cracking down on criminal gang activity (Knoxville, TN): Knox County's District Attorney General's Office is one of the top in the state for using enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gang members even though Knoxville doesn't have quite the same level of crime as other big cities in the state.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: September 8, 2014

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LEAD Coalition and Police Report Seeing Less Violence on the Streets (Panama City, FL): Since the LEAD Coalition formed earlier this summer, the Panama City Police Department says they're seeing less violence on the streets. But numbers still show gang violence in the city ranks near the highest in the state. Some officials are saying those numbers are wrong.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: September 8, 2014

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Party Bus That Was Shot At Had Been to Gang Party: Police (Los Angeles, CA): Police Monday were searching for the people responsible for a shooting that wounded four people on a party bus that had been to a gang celebration, police said.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: September 8, 2014

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Seven Killed, Twenty-Two Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence (Chicago, IL): Over the September 5 weekend, seven Chicagoans were killed and twenty-two wounded in what has become all too typical violence in the Windy City. Most fell victim to shooting incidents, but several people were stabbed, three on Sunday morning.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 8, 2014

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Gangs of Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): The South Georgia Gang Task Force has identified more than a dozen active gangs and hundreds of gang members in the Valdosta/Lowndes County area and are working to educate the community about their existence and to persuade potential recruits not to join.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: September 7, 2014

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Feds explore death for 2 gang leaders (San Diego, CA): One is considered a senior-level “shot caller,” doling out advice to younger gang members, coordinating a lucrative drug-trafficking and prostitution business and giving the go-ahead for killings as a brutal form of discipline.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 7, 2014

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