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Gang ringleader arrested, accused of raping teens (Barre, VT): A 21-year-old man who is suspected of being a leader of a teenage gang was arrested, accused of raping teens as gang initiations.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: March 1, 2013

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OKC Police prepare teachers to prevent gang association (Oklahoma City, OK): The newest cohort of Urban Teacher Preparation Academy students from the University of Central Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma learned education can be a powerful weapon in keeping children out of gangs from those who have seen first-hand how gang violence impacts Oklahoma City youth.
Source: The Edmond Sun    Date: March 1, 2013

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U.S. District Court orders another two Bomb Squad defendants into custody (Peoria, IL): Two more Peoria men linked to the Bomb Squad street gang appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday on drug and weapons charges.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: March 1, 2013

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Wiretaps led to largest drug bust "in memory," says FBI (Over The Rhine, OH): The FBI has been investigating a street gang in Cincinnati called the Black Money Bloods since 2011. But it wasn't until last April, according to an agent's sworn statement filed in court, that a drug investigation began that would lead to the largest narcotics bust "in memory," as special agent in charge Ed Hanko put it Friday afternoon.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: March 1, 2013

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Appeal for man convicted by Tulsa County jury in gang killing rejected (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected the appeal of a convicted killer who was sentenced to life in prison for a gang-related killing.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 1, 2013

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Pair guilty in drug case (Vancouver, BC): Two co-accused of a gangster shot to death in November were found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to produce ecstasy.
Source: The Province    Date: March 1, 2013

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Leaders in Denver's anti-gang movement threatened by age, economics (Denver, CO): Twenty years after the "summer of violence" spurred anti-gang activism to action in northeast Denver, the future of the movement's most powerful leaders is threatened by age and economics. In January, Terrance Roberts, the 36-year-old executive director of the Prodigal Son Initiative , announced the nonprofit would close in March unless he were able to raise $60,000.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 1, 2013

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Murder scene called a gang hangout (Troy, NY): A gang called the "Young Gunnerz" hung out at the Corliss Park apartment where Takim Smith was robbed and stabbed to death on Feb. 4, according to police statements.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 1, 2013

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Community key to controlling gang activity, APD officer states (Albany, GA): Gang memberships often increase not because of a desire to enter a gang, but because resistance is beaten down, authorities say. "Here in Albany you can join a gang as early as 8 or 9 years old," Lt. Michael Persley, assistant supervisor of the Albany Police Department's Gang Task Force, said Thursday, "but the full indoctrination usually comes around 13 or 15 (years)."
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: February 28, 2013

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Detroit Police Department, police commissioners differ on crime-fighting plan (Detroit, MI): Interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan unveiled a detailed Police Department reorganization plan Thursday that calls for transferring oversight of officers and neighborhood operations from the downtown headquarters out to the commanders in each of the city's six districts and 12 precincts.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: February 28, 2013

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Three face murder charges in December Placentia shooting (Placentia, CA): Three men have been charged with murder in connection with what is believed to be a gang-related shooting of a man in a Placentia alley.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 28, 2013

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Fight over control of casino crime led triad boss to Vancouver, police allege (Vancouver, BC): The gang war that forced an alleged triad boss to flee Macau for the safety of Vancouver was a fight for control of the lucrative criminal activity tied to casinos, an expert on Asian organized crime testified Thursday at an immigration hearing.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: February 28, 2013

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Fall River receives grant funding to reduce gang, youth violence (Fall River, MA): Fall River has received grant funding for the seventh consecutive year to reduce gang-related crime and youth violence.
Source: The Fall River Spirit    Date: February 28, 2013

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Northern Lehigh High School dismisses some students early after reports of gang-related fight (Slatington, PA): Safety concerns prompted the early dismissal of about 100 students this morning at Northern Lehigh High School, according to Principal Robert Vlasaty.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: February 28, 2013

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Child wounded in gang drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): An 8-year-old girl was shot twice in a gang-related drive-by shooting near First and Belmont in Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: February 28, 2013

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Gang member says leader was out for revenge (Central Islip, NY): A turncoat member of the MS-13 street gang testified Thursday in federal court in Central Islip about his participation in the 2010 murder of a security guard in a Hempstead bar under orders from a gang leader.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 28, 2013

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Injunction against growing Columbus Street Gang over Panorama City, North Hills crimes sought by L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (Los Angeles, CA): In an effort to stem violence attributed to the more 200 members of the Columbus Street gang, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is seeking a third gang injunction in the Mission Area of the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 28, 2013

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Murder suspect changes mind on guilty plea (Hanford, CA): Jose Luis Valle, who pleaded guilty a month ago to murdering a rival gang member, now says he’s changed his mind.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 28, 2013

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Judge sentences 'Terror Town' street-gang leader (Chicago, IL): A judge has sentenced a high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang to 20 years in prison for convictions on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: February 28, 2013

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Detective testifies in Lompoc murder trial (Lompoc, CA): The prosecution continued to present its case Wednesday against three Lompoc men charged with murder, in the fourth week of jury trial.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 28, 2013

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