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Extradited MS-13 member gets 35-year sentence (Alexandria, VA): A member of the MS-13 street gang who was extradited from El Salvador to the U.S. to face charges has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for an attempted murder.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: May 23, 2014

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Controversial Five Points bar Club Twist evicted (Columbia, SC): It appears the controversial Five Points club that was under fire from Columbia law enforcement agencies as an alleged hangout for members of a nationally known gang has shut down again.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: May 23, 2014

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Headland Middle School students enjoy GREAT Friday (Headland, AL): Police say gangs are a issue in the Wiregrass but one school is trying to make sure their students are not involved in any illegal activity.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: May 23, 2014

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After spate of shootings in Santa Ana: 'When is it going to stop being normal?' (Santa Ana, CA): Two weeks, three killings. In Santa Ana, where gang violence often heats up with the summer, the bloodshed in May has given residents and police early cause for concern. Police say the gang-related shootings appear to be unrelated and not the opening shots of a gang war.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 23, 2014

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Bloods Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy in Tennessee (Washington, DC): Kenneth Gaddie, aka K.G., 24, of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in federal court in Nashville. According to the plea agreement, from 2006 through December 2011, Gaddie was a member and associate of the Bloods gang. He and other known Bloods gang members committed multiple acts of murder, robbery, and narcotics trafficking on behalf of the gang.
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: May 23, 2014

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Students get training to avoid gangs (Riviera Beach, FL): Taquan Patrick and David Hoens beamed with pride as they showed off their certificates from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Riviera Beach.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: May 22, 2014

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Fresno gang member arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 16 (Fresno, CA): A Sureno gang member is in custody in connection with a shooting Sunday in which a 16-year-old boy was killed and two men were wounded.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2014

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'Mister X' takes stand in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Arthur Nevarez, a 40-year-old former Eastside gang leader, testified as a witness on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction Tuesday, describing his life as a gang member, his many years behind bars, and the Mexican Mafia’s growing role in Santa Barbara affairs.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 22, 2014

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Majority of gang members under 25 (Medford, OR): According to a recent report on gang activity in Southern Oregon, victims of gang-related violence are often members of rival gangs. Some of them are as young as 13 years old. Three young men who were arrested earlier this week, accused of a gang related drive by shooting in White City, appeared in court Thursday.
Source: KOBI 5 News    Date: May 22, 2014

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County not immune to gang-related crime (Goochland, VA): Addressing a crowd during a press conference on May 16, shortly after eight individuals with gang ties were indicted in connection with the murder of Waynesboro Reserve Police Capt. Kevin Quick, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo didn't mince words.
Source: The Goochland Gazette    Date: May 22, 2014

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New Fox show 'Gang Related' prompts concern from Latino community (Los Angeles, CA): The title of Fox's "Gang Related" has a double meaning. The central focus of the new drama premiering Thursday is LAPD Det. Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in the department's elite gang task force. But he's hiding something.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 22, 2014

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Suspected gang affiliate charged with selling heroin in Euclid (Euclid, OH): A man accused of being affiliated with a street gang that federal authorities targeted in October faces new charges that say he kept selling heroin, court records say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 22, 2014

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Nassau's plainclothes anti-gang unit sent back to patrol to save overtime, say police sources (Nassau County, NY): A highly decorated gang unit responsible for making scores of felony arrests, gun recoveries and drug busts in Nassau's toughest neighborhoods has been reassigned to regular patrol duty -- the latest casualty in the county's effort to curb spiraling police costs, police sources said.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 22, 2014

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Dr. Paul Smith: "The Violence Reduction Initiative is Working" (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Andy Berke has made personal safety and security a top priority since he came into office last year. That means extra attention on crime and gang violence. Dr. Paul Smith is coordinator of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative. And he answers the main question on the lips of many Chattanoogans.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: May 22, 2014

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Members of violent Lansing street gang sentenced in abduction, killing (Grand Rapids, MI): Four Lansing men linked to a violent street gang were sentenced this week to lengthy prison terms for abducting and murdering a 19-year-old woman.
Source: MLive    Date: May 22, 2014

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Alleged leader of Rock Hill street gang pleads guilty to burglary, receives probation (Rock Hill, SC): The Fort Mill man police accused as the leader of an alleged Rock Hill gang no longer faces the charge that identifies him as such.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 22, 2014

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Court: 'Winston Squad' gang member no stranger to CPD (Columbus, GA): When police first encountered Antwann Barnes, he was 13 years old. Now, the 18-year-old suspect is accused of participating in a generations-old gang connected to burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, drug activity and homicide, according to court testimony.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: May 22, 2014

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Gang Free Kansas video training (Wichita, KS): A new online video series will help parents, teachers and community members identify the signs of gang involvement, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced yesterday at the Midwest Law Enforcement Conference on Gangs and Drugs in Wichita.
Source: Kansas First News    Date: May 22, 2014

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Gangs in schools lead to more sexual harassment, according to study (Washington, DC): A study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that gang presence in schools is not only disruptive to a safe learning environment, it could also lead to more frequent and more aggressive incidents of sexual harassment.
Source:    Date: May 22, 2014

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Reedley gang member on trial for drive-by shootings (Fresno County, CA): Under heavy security, a Reedley gang member is standing trial in Fresno County Superior Court on two counts of murder. In opening statements Thursday, prosecutor William Lacy accused Ramanjit Hundal, 29, of killing Jose Pacheco, 30, in a drive-by shooting in January 2009 and killing Juan Negrete, 33, in another drive-by shooting in September 2010, for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2014

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