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Four City residents charged with robbery (Michigan City, IN): Michigan City police arrested four people for Class B felony robbery and Class D felony criminal gang activity after an incident near Salem Court Apartments.
Source: The News Dispatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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'Killing is the solution,' gang member tells Walter Jacobson (Chicago, IL): Gangbangers in Chicago: What makes them tick, what are they thinking? CBS 2's Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago's troubled Englewood neighborhood to try to find some answers.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 27, 2012

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GA Supreme Court to hear Albany case (Albany, GA): Tchywaskie Jones is appealing his conviction of Street Gang Terrorism in connection with the shooting of Donald Winchester, in an altercation at the Carver Park pool in Albany in 2009.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 27, 2012

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Gulfport gang member gets 10 years for gun possession (Gulfport, MS): A member of the Simon City Royals street gang received the maximum penalty of 10 years in prison as a felon found in possession of a gun.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: September 27, 2012

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Feds announce $300K grant for curbing gang violence in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): The city of Syracuse has received a grant for a program Federal law enforcement officials hope will curb gang violence. The US Attorney's Office announced on Thursday that the city had received $300,000 to finance "Syracuse Truce" – a program they say is designed to promote collaboration between law enforcement and community service agencies.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: September 27, 2012

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Newark teen details Bloods gang life during testimony in Passaic murder trial (Newark, NJ): A Newark teen told jurors Thursday about being groomed as an up-and comer in the Bloods street gang by two men on trial for felony murder who directed and helped him kill a man sitting in his car on a Passaic street three summers ago.
Source: The Record    Date: September 27, 2012

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Man identified as gang member charged in Saturday gunfire near Boys & Girls Club in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce, FL): A 19-year-old gang member has been charged with firing a handgun in a public park near a Boys & Girls Club about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the north part of the city.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 27, 2012

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Marina seeing rival gang violence up tick (Marina, CA): Marina Police are calling the arrest of two known gang members a significant accomplishment in their efforts to make streets safer. Chief Edmundo Rodriguez said Jaime Gonzales and Ramon Rosales are accused of attempted murder for last month's shooting outisde the Monterey County Health Clinic building in Marina.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: September 27, 2012

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Oklahoma City man convicted in 2009 gang member death (Oklahoma City, OK) : A second jury convicted an Oklahoma City man Thursday of killing a rival gang member over drugs and territory more than five months after a judge declared a mistrial in the case.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: September 27, 2012

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Trial begins for reputed Plainfield gang member accused of fatally shooting rival (Plainfield, NJ): It wasn't personal, Assistant Prosecutor Bruce Holmes told a jury today. It was just one side's turn to retaliate. Opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth this morning in the trial of Hassan "Baby Crazy" Alexander, 24, who is facing murder charges for the September 2008 drive-by shooting which killed Quran Carter, 30.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 27, 2012

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The graffiti code breaker (Indianapolis, IN) : To mark their territory and warn off rivals, 21st-century gangsters still depend on the street language of graffiti. "Graffiti is a big part of how gangs tell their story and pick their turf," says Steven Schafer, a detective in the criminal gang unit of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Source: Discover Magazine    Date: September 27, 2012

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Stockton gang members talk about gang life, reducing violence in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Joining a gang starts with a violent initiation, but getting out of a gang could be a death sentence. "When you drop out of a gang, you're less protected, but you still have all of your enemies," said The Barber, a former member of the Northerners gang, a street branch of the Nortenos.
Source: News10    Date: September 27, 2012

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Two teens beaten during gang-related dispute (Janesville, WI): Two teens were injured during a gang-related incident Wednesday night. Janesville police were dispatched at 10:32 p.m. for a disturbance in the parking lot at 600 W. Milwaukee St. But upon arrival, and after checking the area, police found two 16-year-old Janesville boys near the intersection of McKinley and Locust Streets, said Sgt. Aaron Ellis.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: September 27, 2012

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Longtime youth volunteer shot dead in South L.A.'s Harvard Park (Los Angeles, CA): For Patrick Caruthers, Harvard Park was like a second home. It was at the South L.A. park where he played soccer as a child, and where his passion for basketball later flourished. It was where the 19-year-old spent countless hours as a youth volunteer.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 27, 2012

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Illinois man gets 85 years for killing teen playing video games (Joliet, IL): A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for the January 2011 murder of a 14-year-old boy who was playing video games in his home when he was shot to death.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: September 27, 2012

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Feds to announce new crackdown on Syracuse gangs (Syracuse, NY): Federal prosecutors are set to reveal details of a new initiative in the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Syracuse. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian (har-TOO’-nee-ihn) has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon at his office in Syracuse to release details of the plan.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: September 27, 2012

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Latin Kings’ member acquitted of murder, found guilty of racketeering (Chicago, IL): A federal jury convicted a Chicago man conspiring to deal large amounts of drugs as part of the Latin Kings street gang in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 27, 2012

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Forming Kaos Gangsters win lengthy prison trips in Mexican Mafia conspiracies (Orange County, CA): A federal judge in Orange County has sentenced two members of Forming Kaos (FK), the Costa Mesa-based criminal street gang, to lengthy prison trips for participating in conspiracies that benefited the notorious Mexican Mafia.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: September 26, 2012

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Taking back the streets, gang series part 2 (Alice, TX): The Alice Police Department has been making a few changes to better deal with gang violence in the City of Alice.
Source: The Alice Echo-News Journal    Date: September 26, 2012

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Two men wounded in East San Jose double shooting (San Jose, CA): Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a Tuesday evening street shooting that investigators believe is gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 26, 2012

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