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Ruthless Mexican drug cartel recruiting in U.S.; Los Zetas looks to prisons, street gangs (Washington, DC): A Mexican drug cartel known for kidnapping random civilians and beheading its rivals has expanded its operations into the U.S. The gang known as Los Zetas is recruiting U.S. prison and street gangs, and non-Mexicans, for its drug trafficking and support operations in Mexico and the U.S.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 7, 2013

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BR gang crackdown nets nine arrests by BRAVE (Baton Rouge, LA): The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project recently completed its first official gang crackdown by arresting nine suspected associates of The Block Boyz, one of about 30 active local street gangs, BRAVE officials said Thursday.
Source: The Advocate    Date: July 6, 2013

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Man sought in connection with January gang shootout (Douglasville, GA): Police are looking for a man for his alleged role in a gunfight that occurred outside an apartment complex as elementary school children were getting off the bus in Douglasville.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel    Date: July 6, 2013

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Event focused on stopping Knoxville violence (Knoxville, TN): Former gang member, drug dealer and user Kwabena "Beno" Miller said his life story is a template for anyone — and in particular, any young person — who thinks positive change is impossible.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 6, 2013

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Police: Springfield gangs have more local makeup (Springfield, MO): The face of Springfield gangs has changed. A few years ago, more than 80 percent of Springfield gang members came from Midwest metropolises like St. Louis, Kansas City or Chicago.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: July 6, 2013

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Graffiti in Logan usually simple 'tagging,' not gang related (Logan, UT): Whether it is a quick spray-painted name or a full artistic expression, graffiti is treated the same by the Logan Police Department.
Source: The Herald Journal    Date: July 6, 2013

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Jury: Two men guilty in toddler's death (Toledo, OH): Relatives of two little girls who became victims of Toledo's gang violence held hands and thanked God as guilty verdicts were returned Friday against two gang members who shot the toddlers while they slept.
Source: Norwalk Reflector    Date: July 6, 2013

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Calgary gangster involved in plot to kill Bacons, according to indictment (Calgary, AB) : A Calgary gangster arrested at Vancouver airport last week was recently added to an indictment alleging his involvement in a United Nations gang plot to kill the Bacon brothers, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: July 6, 2013

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Gang violence spikes in Portland (Portland, OR): Portland police are dealing with a spike in gang crime while budget cuts have reduced the number of gang officers on the streets.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: July 6, 2013

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Gang member arrested on suspicion of probation violation (Napa County, CA): A gang member was arrested on Thursday after police officers responded at 10:40 p.m. to a report of a disturbance at the Fifth Street parking garage, according to Napa police.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: July 5, 2013

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Yonkers gang leader convicted of racketeering, murder (Yonkers, NY): A 25-year-old Yonkers gang leader was found guilty of criminal activities such as racketeering, murder and drug charges by a jury in White Plains Federal Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Source: Yonkers Daily Voice    Date: July 5, 2013

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Pomona police gang suppression team nets 150 arrests in recent sweeps (Pomona, CA) : The Police Department's Gang Violence Suppression Team, which has been handling major crimes in the city for nearly three decades, have conducted four gang sweeps leading to dozens of arrests in the first six months of 2013, officials said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: July 5, 2013

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Street gang graffiti tagged around Corning (Corning, CA): Gang-style graffiti was sprayed across several locations in Corning on Wednesday. The rash of spray-painted vandalism featured symbols, letters and numbers that police believe is associated with the Sureño street gang.
Source: Corning Observer    Date: July 5, 2013

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City Attorney Trutanich secures injunction against notorious valley street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has secured an injunction to stop the habitual criminal activity of the San Fernando Valley's Columbus Street gang.
Source: The Van Nuys News Press    Date: July 5, 2013

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Time in jail used as school by many Central Valley gangs (Stanislaus County, CA): For gang members, jail is a school, a place to learn gang history, politics and economics. But in this school, if they are disciplined, they graduate to a higher status among their peers.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 5, 2013

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Gang violence victim had Enid ties (Arcadia, OK): One of the two brothers gunned down Thursday in an apparent gang-related shooting apparently had troubles with the law in Enid as recently as December.
Source: Enid News and Eagle    Date: July 5, 2013

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SPPD Chief McLean: Dealing with gang activity a top priority (Santa Paula, CA): Showing a strong presence in the community with a limited number of officers, dealing with heightened gang activity and working with parolees is much on the mind of Santa Paula's new Police Chief Steve McLean, who wants to promote mentor programs and services while still fighting crime.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: July 5, 2013

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White House recognizes Salinas for efforts to reduce youth-related crime (Salinas, CA): The White House is recognizing Salinas for efforts to curb and prevent crime among the city's youth. The Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP, which works to strengthen security along the U.S.-Mexico border, is using Salinas as a model for a national strategy to reduce cross-border drug and weapons trafficking.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 4, 2013

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How military counterinsurgency software is being adapted to tackle gang violence in mainland USA (Washington, DC): In the last 10 years or so, researchers have revolutionised the way military analysts think about insurgency and the groups of people involved in it. Their key insight is that insurgency tends to run in families and in social networks that are held together by common beliefs.
Source: MIT Technology Review    Date: July 4, 2013

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Two men shot, killed in Oklahoma town (Arcadia, OK): Two brothers were shot dead in the street of Arcadia by rival gang members Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: July 4, 2013

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