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Gangs still prevalent in Utah with members as young as 5, police say (Sandy, UT): When Unified police detective Esekia "Skee" Afatasi gave his presentation on youth gangs at the Utah Gang Conference a few years ago, he was seeing documented gang members as young as 7 years old.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 23, 2014

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New DPS report highlights gang activity in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): A new report about gang violence in Texas has revealed a high concentration of activity right here in the Lubbock area. A man believed to a member of one of the most dangerous gangs in the state will soon stand trial in Lubbock County for capital murder.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: April 23, 2014

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FBI agent's gun recovered from accused gang member (Bakersfield, CA): An FBI agent's handgun was recovered from a man police say is in a Bakersfield street gang. Court documents showed on April 12, police pulled over a car driven by John Thompson. They say Thompson is a member of the "East Side Crips."
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: April 23, 2014

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Pueblo police detail drive-by arrests (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police released details Wednesday about the eight arrests the department has made in a string of recent drive-by shootings that have occurred in Pueblo.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 23, 2014

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Former thugs reach out to gang members (Oroville, CA): Once they were rivals, trying to shoot or kill each other, but on Saturday, they will take the stage together at the Church of the Nazarene and ask one another for forgiveness. At the Reconciliation of Oroville, former leaders of various gangs will meet to address current gang violence.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: April 23, 2014

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Former Augusta State Medical Prison guard guilty of smuggling drugs (Augusta, GA): A former guard at Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling drugs to inmates. Lucritia N. Davis was a member of Sisters of the Struggle, a female branch of the Gangster Disciples.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: April 23, 2014

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Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence (Richmond, VA): A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 23, 2014

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Gang leader stays behind bars (Salisbury, MA): Paris Cormier, aka P. Dawt, known by police as the leader of a wannabe Salisbury gang, remains behind bars after a Newburyport District Court judge Friday considered him too dangerous to be afforded bail following his arrest earlier this month for allegedly bloodying his girlfriend during a vicious attack.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 23, 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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Six arrested in Largo gang investigation (Largo, FL): Six suspected gang members were arrested during a yearlong investigation focusing on gang violence and drug trafficking in Largo, city records show.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 23, 2014

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Miami detective faces drug, conspiracy charges in New Jersey federal court (Newark, NJ): A Miami-Dade Police Department internal affairs detective appeared in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday to face charges of aiding a drug smuggling gang, conspiring to distribute cocaine and trying to arrange a murder for hire.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 23, 2014

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Bond denied for Flossmoor man charged with killing two teens (Chicago, IL): A Flossmoor man was ordered held without bail Tuesday in the gang-related shooting deaths of two Chicago teens Saturday morning on the city's South Side, according to Cook County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 22, 2014

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Fontana gang member sentenced (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A Fontana gang member has been sentenced to 52 years in state prison for his role in a 2012 takeover robbery of a Farmer Boys restaurant in Ontario.
Source: The Sun    Date: April 22, 2014

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Suspected 'Hot Glocks' member indicted in Leonidas shooting (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted a suspected Leonidas area gang member police say tried to kill someone he thought was a law enforcement informant.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 22, 2014

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Nine indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father (Charlotte, NC): As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 22, 2014

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CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents (Chicago, IL): The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 22, 2014

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Fairfield responds to rising gang violence (Fairfield, CA): Gang violence is on the rise in Fairfield. "It's pretty crazy right now. probably the craziest I've seen it in a long time," Larry Bluford, of Operation THUGS, told FOX40.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: April 22, 2014

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Police, prosecutors warn gangs: We're coming after you (Kansas City, MO) : Police and prosecutors are undertaking a new approach to fighting crime, enlisting gang members as new recruits to try to stop violence.
Source: KMBC-TV News     Date: April 22, 2014

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Rogue gang numbers in (Medford, OR): Jackson County's Gang Task Force has spent the past couple years surveying students, staff, and parents, about gang activity. On Tuesday night they handed that information back to the community so people can use it.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: April 22, 2014

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"Known gang member" arrested at gunpoint in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Detectives from the Holyoke Police Narcotics/Vice Unit arrested a person who they claim to be a "known member of the La Familia street gang" on gun charges.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 22, 2014

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