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Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say (Baltimore, MD) : The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 28, 2014

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Sinaloa cartel uses street gangs as U.S. franchises (Washington, DC): Likely facing a long prison stretch, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could consider writing one of those how-to-succeed-in-business books, the kind churned out by legendary American CEOs Lee Iacocca and Jack Welch.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 28, 2014

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Gang leader sentenced to 40 years for murder (Freehold, NJ): A leader of the Sex, Money, Murder set of the Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced to 40 years in a New Jersey state prison Thursday on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Racketeering in connection with more than a month-long spree of violence in 2006 that included a Long Branch homicide, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald    Date: February 28, 2014

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Jury finds Los Banos gang member guilty of second degree murder (Merced, CA): After deliberating nearly three days, a Merced County jury on Friday convicted a Los Banos gang member of murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man last year.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 28, 2014

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McCarthy admits slow learning curve – at first – on changing gang structure (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was cautious Friday in his reaction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assessment that the Police Department was slow to react to changes in gang structures as street gangs became more fractured and violent crime spiked.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: February 28, 2014

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Aloha gang shooting that paralyzed victim leads to attempted murder convictions (Washington County, WA): Washington County jurors have found two teens guilty of attempted murder in an Aloha gang shooting that left the victim paralyzed.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 28, 2014

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Milwaukee gang leader is sentenced in killing of rap artist (Milwaukee, WI): A street gang general who oversaw the torture and murder of a Milwaukee rap artist on New Year's Day 2013 — but who later helped authorities solve the crime — was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for his role.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: February 27, 2014

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Convictions of two gang members upheld for killing witness in another member's murder trial (Los Angeles, CA): A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the convictions of two men for killing a woman who had testified in the murder of trial of one of their fellow gang members.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch    Date: February 27, 2014

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Realtors oppose gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction because of "the stigma" the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as "safety zones."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 27, 2014

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Man re-indicted in April slaying, gang activity alleged (Savannah, GA): A Savannah man on Wednesday was re-indicted on murder and related charges involving street gang participation in the April shooting death of a man found dead in a car near Hodge Elementary School.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: February 27, 2014

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Emanuel: Cops 'slow' to respond to gang split behind homicide spike (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department was "slow to react" to the splintering of street gangs that drove a spike in the city's homicide rate, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 27, 2014

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Marrero teenager convicted of shooting 2-year-old boy in the face (New Orleans, LA): A Marrero teenager who opened fire on a presumed rival from another street gang -- but instead shot his target's 2-year-old son in the face -- has been convicted. Carl Baham, 19, was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of illegal use of a gun in the July 25 shooting, outside a Harvey apartment complex at Apache and Tensas drives.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 27, 2014

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Gang information event targeted at residents of 32609 ZIP code (Gainesville, FL): Parents in the 32609 ZIP code in northeast Gainesville are being encouraged to attend the inaugural Kids Parent Appreciation Day, an event that organizers say will shower parents with food, gifts and love, while also educating them about gang activity in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 27, 2014

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Lake City works to eliminate its gang problem (Florence, SC): Lake City has recently has seen an influx in gang-related crimes. Law Enforcement Officers said they are working on a plan to drive gang activity from the community.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

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Three gang members arrested in south Napa (Napa, CA): Three known gang members were arrested Tuesday afternoon as they were loitering around a parked VW Jetta at Freeway Drive and Imola Avenue, according to Napa Police.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: February 27, 2014

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Community, police partnership credited with reducing violent crime cases (Conway, SC): Newly released records from the Conway Police Department show the number of violent crimes reported in the city is decreasing. That is good news for people who live along Highway 378 near Highway 501 that has been hit with a string of violence and gang activity in recent years.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

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Gang member arrested on suspicion of shooting teen who lost eye (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old documented gang member was arrested Wednesday in the Feb. 14 shooting of a 13-year-old Watsonville boy who lost an eye after being critically injured, a police detective said Thursday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: February 27, 2014

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Sister of murder victim speaks out against gang violence (San Diego, CA): It's a sad fact. Gang-related murders in San Diego tend to get very little media attention; even though gang violence affects families all over the county.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: February 27, 2014

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Sheriff presents solutions to gang problem (Moses Lake, WA): Hundreds of concerned residents were on hand Wednesday night as the sheriff's office and county officials addressed recent gang violence and plans to combat the growing problem.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: February 27, 2014

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FBI arrests man in Las Vegas tied to Portland gang-related homicide, police say (Las Vegas, NV): FBI agents Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old man in Las Vegas who was wanted on a warrant accusing him of murder in the 2013 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old at a Northeast Portland gas station.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 27, 2014

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