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Tables turn on drunk gang members in random attack (Eugene, OR): Three drunk gang members randomly attacked a couple out on an evening stroll Monday, Eugene Police said. One of the victims pulled out a knife and stabbed one of his attackers, sending the gang members running.
Source: KVAL News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Norcross rape might be tied to MS-13 gang (Gwinnett County, GA): Three teens' alleged rape of a Norcross woman may have ties to MS-13, a violent Hispanic gang largely stomped out in Gwinnett several years ago.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: October 22, 2013

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Juvenile gang suppression operation (Apple Valley, CA): On Monday, October 21st, 2013, between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, the Apple Valley Police Department conducted a multi-jurisdictional juvenile gang suppression operation. The purpose of these operations is to identify juvenile gang members, conduct home supervision contacts of probationers, and arrest gang members for criminal violations.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Four arrested in major gang & drug bust (Phoenix, AZ): Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies arrested four people, including a father and son, during a major gang and drug bust in Phoenix Monday.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Trenton gang member who killed 13-year-old during block party sentenced to 39 years (Trenton, NJ): The Trenton gang member who killed 13-year-old Tamrah Leonard in a drive-by shooting at a block party in 2009 was sentenced today to 39 years in prison.
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: October 22, 2013

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Gang member sentenced for November 2004 slaying (Las Vegas, NV): A member of the Playboy Bloods street gang was sentenced today to life in prison for the retaliation murder of a man in November 2004 and the armed robbery of a Henderson casino in 2002.
Source: KSNV MyNews3    Date: October 22, 2013

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Gang violence making Tucson streets more dangerous? (Tucson, AZ): With three gang-related murders already this month, is Tucson seeing a resurgence in gang-related violence? Police don't necessarily think so, but word on the street certainly suggests another story. Where ever you are in Southern Arizona, you're probably going to see signs of street gangs.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Gang law changes sought after USC student shot, paralyzed (Greenville County, SC): In the wake of the recent shooting and paralysis of 18-year-old USC student Martha Childress in Columbia, state Rep. Phyllis Henderson of House District 21 called today for reforming parts of the state code that deal with gang violence and repeat offenders.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Six arrested in deadly June beating, shooting of teen by gang mob (San Jose, CA): Police announced Tuesday the arrests of six people in the brutal beating and execution-style shooting of a 16-year-old boy in June at the hands of a gang mob, a death shocking enough to spur a summer-long police crackdown on gang activity.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 22, 2013

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Reputed California prison gang leader captured in Missouri (San Bernardino County, CA): A reputed prison gang leader who is accused of cutting his GPS ankle device while on probation in San Bernardino County has been captured after fleeing to Missouri, authorities said Tuesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 22, 2013

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Loftis, Henderson urge more punishment for SC gang members (Greenville, SC): State Rep. Phyllis Henderson, R-Greenville, and Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis are joining together to discuss ways to end gang violence in South Carolina. They held a press conference at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center where they talked about initiatives to end gang violence across the state.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina    Date: October 22, 2013

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Douglasville man in court on gang charges (Douglasville, GA): A Douglasville man appeared in Douglas County court Monday for his alleged involvement in a gang fight. Justin Quantez Lee, 20, was charged with criminal gang activity, earning gang status, engaging in gang activity, being a gang leader/organizer, simple battery and three counts of battery.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel    Date: October 22, 2013

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Gang signs, trash found in Belvedere community (Belvedere, SC): Community leaders were met with a disturbing scene Friday morning in the Belvedere community off Two Notch Road in north Columbia. Several rival gangs had tagged the area, spray painting it with gang symbols acknowledging their affiliation. An officer identified the gang symbols, saying subsets of the Bloods and Crips had been there.
Source:    Date: October 22, 2013

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Gang member on crime surge in Wilmington: "It's chaos" (New Hanover County, NC): Locked up in New Hanover County jail, Kolton Thompson admits to joining the Bloods when he was growing up in foster care. "I was a gangbanger because I never had no family," he said, sitting behind security glass.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Raising awareness on gangs in Leon County (Tallahassee, FL): When it comes to gangs, Tallahassee is no Miami or Los Angeles. But, authorities say they are certainly present in this area. "You may have a shooting and it may be six or eight months later that you actually get to the root of it being a gang issue," said Leslie Rabon with the criminal intelligence unit at the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Source: WCTV News    Date: October 22, 2013

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Columbia could fight gangs with court orders (Columbia, SC): The city of Columbia is devising an unusual plan to crack down on gangs that would have a state judge issue directives against specific gangs, gang members and their territories, Mayor Steve Benjamin told The State newspaper Monday.
Source: The State    Date: October 22, 2013

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Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term (Los Angeles, CA) : The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for racketeering involving the killings of a rival gang member and one of his own underlings.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 21, 2013

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Boston officials fear end to crime-fighting effort (Boston, MA): Safe Street teams, the community policing program that has been credited with reducing crime in Boston over the last several years, could cease to exist if the City Council accepts an arbitrator’s award that would give police a sizable pay hike and make other changes to department policy, city officials say.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 21, 2013

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City, university officials propose Five Points fixes (Columbia, SC): City leaders, business owners, students and residents have pointed variously to big-picture challenges — gangs, a "revolving door" judicial system and a lack of collaboration between local police departments — and to smaller-scale struggles, like a hard-to-enforce loitering ordinance and crowded sidewalks late at night.
Source: The Daily Gamecock    Date: October 21, 2013

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Three arrested, 20 contacted during juvenile gang sweep (San Bernardino County, CA): A multi-agency juvenile gang sweep throughout three cities Monday — focused on deterring criminal youth activity — resulted in three arrests on outstanding warrants.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 21, 2013

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