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Gang member stole weapons during Hollywood burglary, cops say (Hollywood, FL): A suspected gang member is accused of breaking into a Hollywood home and stealing valuables and weapons, police said. Meanwhile, two other suspects in the burglary remain at large.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 1, 2013

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Reputed gang member deported for sex crimes arrested in Chesco (Chester County, PA): An undocumented immigrant who'd previously been deported from the United States for sex crimes he committed in Chester County was arrested again after an alert police detective spotted the reputed gang member in a local Walmart.
Source: NorristownPatch    Date: October 1, 2013

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Grant to help youth resist gangs (Jackson, TN): Leadership at the Jackson Police Department believe that to destroy local gang activity the answer is not only to arrest gang members, but that children must be taught to make the right choice before they can be recruited.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: September 30, 2013

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BTEC Criminal Justice two students learn about gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA): Gary Glore of the Gang/Security Unit at the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) spoke to the BTEC Criminal Justice 2 class on Monday Sept. 30. Lisa Assenet is the teacher of the class and is a former FBI agent. Glore presented some alarming facts about the growth of gangs in Virginia over the past three generations.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 30, 2013

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Impact of Latin Kings arrests felt through quiet summer (Holland, MI): The impact of the arrests of 31 people earlier this year linked to the Latin Kings gang in Holland was felt this summer. The federal indictments in February, coupled with the first sentencing of a gang leader last week, substantially reduced gang activity in the city this summer, according to Matt Messer, Holland Department of Public Safety chief.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: September 30, 2013

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Violent year in Vallejo claims another victim (Vallejo, CA): An 18-year-old was fatally shot in the neck Sunday night, the 18th homicide of the year as gang violence continued to escalate in Vallejo, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: September 30, 2013

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Authorities expound on efforts to strengthen local anti-gang program (Albemarle County, VA): A $9,000 grant from the state Department of Criminal Justice Services is funding a new staff member to strengthen a local anti-gang program's community presence. Local and state officials met in Albemarle on Monday to formally announce the expansion of GRACE, Gang Reduction through Active Community Engagement.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: September 30, 2013

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What is Springfield doing about gang violence? (Springfield, MA): In the early hours of Saturday Sept. 21st, 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot on Armory and Worthington Streets. Later on that evening, 28-year-old father of 3 Brandon Daniels was killed on Walnut street, on his birthday.
Source: WGGB News    Date: September 30, 2013

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Police investigate two fatal shootings 18 hours apart (North Richmond, CA): Two fatal shootings, separated by one block and 18 hours in an unincorporated part of Contra Costa County in North Richmond last week, caught the attention of those assigned with monitoring street violence.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 30, 2013

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City attorney: Proposed ban on gang members in parks would be state's first (Wilmington, NC): The City of Wilmington's police-supported proposal to ban gang members from city parks would be a first for North Carolina, the city's attorney said Monday. "We are the first jurisdiction in the state to put forth such an ordinance," City Attorney Bill Wolak told Wilmington City Council members Monday morning.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: September 30, 2013

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SRO's approaching gang prevention head on (Winnsboro, SC): Sgt. Steve McDonald and Cpl. Rick Gibson recently attended Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) classes to prepare themselves to teach the curriculum to elementary and middle school students in Fairfield County.
Source: The Herald Independent    Date: September 30, 2013

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Councilwoman urges full funding of Long Beach PD gang unit (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske last week issued a statement regarding gangs and sex trafficking activity in the city.
Source: LongBeachPatch    Date: September 30, 2013

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Pastors: Reducing Manatee gun violence means changing hearts (Bradenton, FL): The Rev. Larry Johnson of New Hope Holiness Church in Palmetto said Sunday it will take changing the hearts of men to drastically reduce gun violence in Manatee County and will not happen overnight.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 30, 2013

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'Surrey Six' murder trial set to open in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): Six years after one of the most notorious gang shootings in British Columbia, the "Surrey Six" murder trial is set to begin in B.C. Supreme Court Monday.
Source: CTV News    Date: September 30, 2013

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Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex (Alexandria, VA): She was a month shy of her 17th birthday when the gang's leader approached her outside a Tennessee hotel, engaging her in playful banter. But soon "Chyna," as she would come to be known, was traveling up and down the Eastern Seaboard with the gangster and his friends, having sex with strangers for cash.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 29, 2013

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Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA (Queens, NY): The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: September 29, 2013

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Shooting reported in Live Oak (Live Oak, CA): Sutter County sheriff's deputies on Sunday investigated a possible drive-by shooting in Live Oak on the same street as a gang homicide a month ago.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 29, 2013

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Four gang members arrested at 13 AV Dream Center (Manatee County, FL): Four gang members, including one carrying a gun and drugs, were arrested at the 13 AV Dream Center in Bradenton on Saturday, according to police.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 29, 2013

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Carlsbad's Graffiti clean up program has cleaned up 280 tags around town (Carlsbad, CA): The city of Carlsbad and community organizations are continuing efforts to crack down on graffiti, as a way to beautify neighborhoods and get residents involved. And their efforts are possibly building a shield around Carlsbad children when it comes to gangs, drugs and alcohol.
Source: Current-Argus    Date: September 29, 2013

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Twitter: The new face of crime (Washington, DC): Crime has a new face: Twitter. Political extremists, criminals and gang members are advertising their wares, flaunting their exploits and recruiting new members in 140 characters or less, according to law enforcement authorities, criminologists and security experts.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 29, 2013

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