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Man pleads guilty in Henrico gang murder (Richmond, VA): At first blush, the G-Shyne Bloods come across more like a Cub Scout den than a band of alleged murderers. "I take this oath to B trustworthy, responsible and militant for I am a reflection of my hood G-Shyne," reads a G-Shyne pledge found during an investigation into the murder six months ago of Henrico County resident Quondell Pringle, 22, near Highland Springs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 4, 2011
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Hampton man pleads guilty in two Newport News homicides (Newport News, VA): A reputed Hampton gang member entered guilty pleas in federal court to participating in two homicides that prosecutors say happened during drug robberies.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 4, 2011
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Richmond man pleads guilty to gang-related killing (Richmond, VA): A key figure in gang-related activities linked to an offshoot off the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to murder, gun and gang paticipation charges.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 3, 2011
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Police step up patrols amid increase in gang violence (Albemarle, VA) : Police heavily patrolled the Hydraulic Road area near Albemarle High School Thursday afternoon, trying to keep the peace amid apparent escalating gang violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: September 29, 2011
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Newport News unveils more details of anti-gang plan (Newport News, VA): A new initiative to combat gangs in Newport News would cost $300,000 in upfront costs and $145,000 per year in ongoing costs, according to Tuesday's report by Mayor McKinley Price. The $300,000 would help pay for a new $1 million multipurpose athletic field at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 28, 2011
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Anti-gang proposal in Newport News faces opposition, scrutiny (Newport News, VA): Key components of Mayor McKinley Price's anti-gang initiative landed with a thud at City Hall this week. A day after it was proposed, four council members — Tina Vick, Sharon Scott, Pat Woodbury and Vice Mayor Madeline McMillan — expressed opposition to parts of the plan, including spending $300,000 for a new ballfield at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 28, 2011
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Newport News releasing anti-gang report (Newport News, VA): The city is releasing a new report this week that outlines a strategy for curbing gang violence. The report is a culmination of a year's worth of meetings by task force committees and subcommittees, drawing from a number of areas of expertise, including police, churches and non-profit community groups.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 26, 2011
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Newport News releases road map to fighting gangs (Newport News, VA): Mayor McKinley Price hopes the release of a 42-page report on gang violence is the beginning of a successful strategy to combat gangs. The report is being released this week by the mayor's anti-gang task force, and includes many recommendations to reduce the gang problem.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 26, 2011
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Charlottesville, Albemarle fight increased gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): There is a growing gang problem in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, and now is the time to do something about it, police officials say. Albemarle County police Col. Steve Sellers and Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo said their officers are seeing an increase in gang activity throughout the county and city.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: September 24, 2011
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Christiansburg man, 21, pleads guilty to gang participation (Christianburg, VA): A man charged earlier this year with gang participation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Horton, Michael Allen Simpkins, 20, and five juveniles called themselves members of the 9 Trey Bloods, the largest street gang on the East Coast and a subset of the United Blood Nation, police said.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 21, 2011
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Cuccinelli debuts video with anti-gang message (Virginia): A premiere showing of a video intended to discourage teens from joining gangs aired in the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-gang effort by the attorney general's office.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 20, 2011
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Last of Bounty Hunter Bloods convicted (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gangs pled guilty in Norfolk federal court, bringing the total number of members of the gang pleading guilty to 11.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: September 15, 2011
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Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center (Falls Church, VA): Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mostly illegal gambling.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 14, 2011
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Local officials present at gang prevention conference (Richmond, VA): Lessons on gang prevention from the Shenandoah Valley were presented at the annual Gang Awareness & Prevention Conference in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: August 24, 2011
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More charges against two teens in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): 18-year old Aaron Green and 18-year old Quashawn House are charged with assault, drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia possession.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 23, 2011
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Two Portsmouth men plead guilty to gang activities (Norfolk, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to crimes associated with their activities with the Bounty Hunter Bloods / Nine Tech Gangsters.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 16, 2011
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Regional gang task force announces success thwarting Eden Center gang (Falls Church, VA): A major gang bust went down in Falls Church's Eden Center last night. Over 60 law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force including 20 from the City of Falls Church, swept into the center with 13 search warrants to confiscate over $1 million in cash and $250,000 in illegal gambling machines.
Source: Falls Church New Press    Date: August 12, 2011
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Schools must be alert for gangs (Portsmouth, VA): School-age gang members are wary of causing incidents on campus, but they use cellphones and Twitter at school to arrange mass fights elsewhere after classes dismiss, police officers told the School Board on Saturday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 7, 2011
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Did gang violence lead to teen's murder near James River? (Chesterfield County, VA): Did a fight at a party lead to the murder of Chesterfield County high school student Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales? The 18-year-old's body was found Sunday morning near the Pony Pasture area of the James River in Richmond, Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: July 28, 2011
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7Woodz and 41 Zone: Brookfield Plaza stabbing was gang-related (Springfield, VA): A June stabbing in Springfield's Brookfield Plaza last month was caused by a gang dispute, according to search warrant affidavits obtained by Patch.
Source: RoseHillPatch    Date: July 28, 2011
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