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16 arrested in Tucson on crackdown of street gang (Tucson, AZ): A nearly yearlong investigation between federal and local authorities has resulted in the arrests of 16 suspected gang members and the seizure of more than 80 firearms, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 20, 2014
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Police investigate gang-related southside murder (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating a homicide on the south side. Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the department, said investigators believe the homicide is gang-related.
Source: KGUN 9 News    Date: August 18, 2014
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Gang member arrested, hate crime probed (Mesa, AZ): An alleged street gang member has been arrested for yelling racial slurs at a black man at a Mesa bar before assaulting the victim with a beer bottle, police said.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: August 18, 2014
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They're Here: Gangs a Yavapai reality, says task force (Cottonwood, AZ): Nearly three dozen citizens gathered in Cottonwood last week. Many more were part of gatherings in Prescott and two other locations, as a presentation on Yavapai County gangs was televised throughout the county.
Source: Verde Independent    Date: August 16, 2014
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Salt River tribal police quit gang unit (Scottsdale, AZ): Less than three months after a Salt River tribal police officer was killed after being lured into a traffic stop with suspected gang members, the agency has pulled out of a gang task force formed in response to his murder.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 15, 2014
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Violent MS-13 gang members leave graffiti on bathroom walls of Nogales Border Patrol processing center (Nogales, AZ): An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18, according to U.S. government policy), are members of the brutal El Salvadorian street gang Mara Salvatrucha—or MS-13.
Source: Townhall.com    Date: July 8, 2014
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Judge suspends Phoenix lawyer imprisoned for aiding criminal gang from practicing law (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix defense attorney already imprisoned for helping a criminal gang led by her husband, a prison inmate whom she represented, will not be able to practice law.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 21, 2014
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Surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in Central America creates crisis in U.S. shelters (Nogales, AZ): The surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to seek asylum in the U.S. and other countries is a crisis comparable to Africa’s child soldiers, a United Nations official said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 10, 2014
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PD: Gang may have targeted Salt River officer in deadly shooting (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities are investigating whether a Phoenix-area gang is targeting law enforcement officers after a Salt River police officer may have been baited into making a traffic stop where several gang members shot and killed him.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: May 30, 2014
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Memo warns police in wake of Salt River PD shooting (Mesa, AZ): The suspects taken into custody by police after the fatal shooting of a Salt River Police Department officer are members or associates of a violent street gang with ties to the Native American community and Mesa, according to a police intelligence document.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 29, 2014
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Yuma police handle graffiti and gang activity (Yuma, AZ): In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came out with a report blaming criminal gangs for as much as 80% of criminal activity in American communities. A related problem and perhaps a sign of gang activity is graffiti, or tagging. Here in Yuma, cleaning up graffiti costs the community hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Source: KAWC News    Date: May 21, 2014
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'Operation Hurricane' nets 21 arrests in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): A 3-month-long investigation into alleged criminal activity at Grand Avenue motel culminated in a major bust on Wednesday that included the arrest of the manager, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 21, 2014
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Gang member wanted in Indiana arrested in Arizona (Phoenix, AZ): A man wanted in Indiana in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager three months ago has been arrested in Arizona.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: May 9, 2014
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Police: Phoenix gang member kidnapped, shot man in face (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police arrested a 19-year-old man Thursday who they say kidnapped a man for two days then shot him in the face with a sawed-off shotgun, according to court records.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 2, 2014
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U.S. Marshals: Fugitives arrested in Avondale, Phoenix (Avondale, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested two fugitives with gang affiliations in the Valley on Tuesday after receiving information that the men had violated their parole conditions in unrelated cases, according to the agency.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: April 23, 2014
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28 gang members tied to PCP sales arrested in drug sweep (Phoenix, AZ): Valley law enforcement officers said they've put a big dent in a major drug operation, taking dozens of violent criminals off Phoenix streets in an investigation called Operation Southland.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: April 16, 2014
http://www.kpho.com/...

Alleged gang members, associates arrested in Ariz. (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say nine alleged gang members and their associates are in custody after being indicted on various charges.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: April 10, 2014
http://azstarnet.com/...

Teen girl wounded in gang-related shooting (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police are investigating a gang-related shooting early Sunday morning in which a 16-year-old girl was wounded.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: April 7, 2014
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Suspects arrested in Cesar Chavez HS shooting (Phoenix, AZ): Police have arrested the individuals who they say were involved in the shooting at Cesar Chavez High School on January 31, 2014.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: April 3, 2014
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Tucson police arrest suspect in gang-related slaying (Tucson, AZ): A man is facing first-degree murder in a gang-related slaying at a midtown apartment complex last week.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: March 27, 2014
http://azstarnet.com/...

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