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Another arrest made in Project Falling Star investigation (Winnipeg, MB): Police have made another arrest in the Project Falling Star investigation. The investigation, which started in April 2013 and targeted members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang, has led to criminal code charges being levied on 57 Manitoba Warriors members and associates, as well as the execution of seven search warrants and three firearms warrants.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: February 3, 2014

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Nine more suspected Aurora gang members hit with injunctions (Aurora, IL): A judge recently tagged nine more suspected street gang members from Aurora with restrictions as part of a 2012 lawsuit filed against the Latin Kings by the city.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: February 2, 2014

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California to recognize gang members can change (Sacramento, CA): Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 1, 2014

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Sen. Mark Kirk to highlight anti-gang effort (Peoria, IL): Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and several other officials are gathering at the Peoria Police Department on Sunday morning to detail the city's "Don't Shoot" initiative. City officials say Peoria currently has more than 10 active street gangs, with a total of more than 400 known gang members.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20    Date: February 1, 2014

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Gang member sentenced on shooting, drug charges (Medford, OR): A known Medford Norteño gang member will serve seven and a half years in prison for his involvement in a March 2013 drive-by shooting and delivery of more than a quarter-pound of methamphetamine in 2012.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: February 1, 2014

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Bridgeport gangs fight outside court (Bridgeport, CT): Dozens of judicial marshals, and local state and school police kept a large crowd in check inside the courtroom as four young men pleaded guilty Friday to the gang slaying of a popular high school student.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: February 1, 2014

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Indiana gang member wanted in shooting arrested in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service says an Indiana gang member wanted in connection with a brutal shooting has been apprehended in Phoenix.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: February 1, 2014

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Suspects arrested in gang-related stabbing in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Two men have been arrested in Visalia as suspects in a gang-related stabbing of a male victim Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2014

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Chicago crime is down (Chicago, IL): Chicago finished January 2014 with 43 percent less shootings and cut the number of murders in half compared to January of last year, according to the Director of News Affairs Adam Collins. Chicago police also say overall crime in the city is down 34 percent.
Source: CSN Chicago    Date: February 1, 2014

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Retaliation may be cause of Fresno gang member's shooting (Fresno, CA): A Dogpound gang member was shot multiple times Friday evening in southwest Fresno, and police are trying to learn if it was related to shots fired eight minutes earlier in a rival neighborhood, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 31, 2014

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Jury finds two guilty in Visalia Mall shooting (Tulare County, CA): A Tulare County jury on Friday convicted two men of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting at Visalia Mall that injured two people two years ago.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 31, 2014

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Gang member tied to Rio Grade City home invasions (Rio Grand City, TX): After several days of investigation, authorities have tracked down a gang member believed to be behind two separate home invasions.
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 31, 2014

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Vancouver gangster draws 10-year prison term (Vancouver, WA): Calling a Vancouver gang member "a walking, talking crime wave," a federal judge ordered him to spend the next 10 years in prison.
Source: The Columbian    Date: January 31, 2014

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Bexar Gang roundup nets 46 (Bexar County, TX): When the weather got cold last week, the Bexar County Sheriff was turning up the heat on gang members. 1200 WOAI news reports a Gang Member Round Up resulted in the cuffs being slapped on 46 known gang members, cutting holes in the Mexican Mafia, the Latin Kings, the Bloods, and the Tango Orejon, which is the largest street gang in Texas.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: January 31, 2014

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Deputies make arrest in gang-related shooting (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they believe was involved in a shooting that happened on December 10 at the Ashepoo Grocery store.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: January 31, 2014

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Man gets 55 years in gang execution (Salisbury, MD): During his sentencing hearing in Wicomico County Circuit Court, Keenan Jaquin Victor turned around to look at the mother of the man he shot and killed and said he was sorry.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 31, 2014

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Overall reported crime down nearly 27 percent in Merced (Merced, CA): The gang unit made 931 arrests in 2013, 773 of which were adults, and 158 were juveniles. The 931 arrests were of 530 persons, 24 of whom were arrested five or more times, Andrade said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 31, 2014

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Former Blood on path to redemption (Las Vegas, NV): Shootings, stabbings, murder are the calling cards of gang violence and all are on the rise in Las Vegas as police continue to fight back.
Source: KSNV MyNews3    Date: January 31, 2014

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Santa Clara County: Mexican street gang target of multiple raids (San Jose, CA): A Mexican street gang suspected of selling methamphetamine was the target of several raids Thursday morning, resulting in several arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons and cash, according to a law enforcement source.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 31, 2014

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Man arraigned on murder charge; held on $2M bail in homicide (Monterey County, CA): Appearing much younger than his 22 years, a Salvadoran national was arraigned Thursday on suspicion of the October 2012 murder of a 17-year-old in Sand City.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 31, 2014

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