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Gang member arrested in La Crosse reaches plea in federal drug case (La Crosse, WI): A high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang arrested in April in La Crosse will plead guilty in a federal case in May, according to court records.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014

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Seven alleged California gang members indicted for crime spree, bragging on Facebook (Oakland, CA): A federal grand jury has indicted members of a San Francisco Bay Area street gang on charges that they participated in a string of armed robberies and then bragged about the crimes on social media.
Source: FOX News    Date: March 21, 2014

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19-year-old gang member owned stun gun (Haverhill, MA): The violent history of one of the four men accused of trying unsuccessfully to shoot a person in the Mount Washington neighborhood was brought to light yesterday in Haverhill District Court.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014

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Gang member gets life without parole for shooting death in Cypress Park (Los Angeles, CA) : A gang member convicted of first-degree murder for being the get-away driver in a Cypress Park shooting that killed a man holding a toddler and the attempted murders of two police officers involving a subsequent shootout was sentenced today to life in prison without parole.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch     Date: March 21, 2014

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Fresno gang member claims self-defense in 2010 fatal shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member fatally shot a rival and wounded his brother four years ago outside a southwest Fresno liquor store because he feared for his life, a defense attorney said Thursday in opening statements of the man's murder trial in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 20, 2014

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Alleged members of San Jose-based gang indicted (San Jose, CA): The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Jose Wednesday unsealed a 41-count indictment against 27 members of the San Jose-based "Mexican Mafia" street gang the Sur Santos Pride on racketeering, murder, drug dealing, firearms and other charges.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: March 20, 2014

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FBI task force arrests California gang members (San Jose, CA): The FBI says it has quashed a notorious street gang in San Jose, arresting more than two dozen of its members since January.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: March 20, 2014

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Two arrested after making threats with handguns (San Mateo County, CA): San Mateo County Sheriff's officials announced late Friday they had arrested two suspected gang members who were allegedly threatening people with firearms. The arrests were connected with an incident two days earlier in which a deputy reportedly shot and injured a pit bull near Oak Avenue.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: March 20, 2014

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Pennsauken man serving 30 years for gang-related killing in Camden loses appeal (Camden, NJ): David Hardwick, who is serving time in prison for his role in the gang-related double-murder of a young couple in Camden in 2010, lost his appeal this week to have his guilty plea and 30-year sentence overturned.
Source: South Jersey Times    Date: March 20, 2014

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Toddler's killer gets 33 years in prison for role in Bricktown gang (Syracuse, NY): The man who murdered a toddler three years ago in the heat of a street gang war was sentenced this morning to more than 33 years in prison for his involvement in the Bricktown gang.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: March 20, 2014

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Gang ties investigated in father-son murders (Chicago, IL): Police are investigating whether a gang affiliation had anything to do with the fatal shooting of a Palatine teen and his father early Wednesday.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: March 20, 2014

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Sweep targets Barrio Dream Homes gang in Cathedral City (Cathedral City, CA): A sweep led by Cathedral City police targeted suspected Barrio Dream Homes gang members and affiliates early Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: March 20, 2014

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GRASP helps Denver youth stay out of gangs (Denver, CO): Henry Gonzalez didn't really have a chance to avoid gangs while growing up. His brother introduced him to one in Glendale at a young age and he found himself on probation by age 12. His brother is in jail, serving a 10-year sentence, but Gonzalez found help.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 20, 2014

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Gang prevention documentary chronicles prison life (Santa Maria, CA): An 8-year-old boy brought many to tears in the 350-member crowd attending Wednesday's premiere of "Life Facing Bars" as he described visiting his father who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: March 20, 2014

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Task force: More than 180 active gang members in Charlottesville-Albemarle area (Charlottesville, VA): A joint Albemarle County and Charlottesville city task force on local gang activity said Thursday that the area’s most prevalent gang is the nationally-known Bloods, with nearly 80 members in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: March 20, 2014

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North Bellport residents struggle with crime, image issues (Suffolk County, NY): Donna DiVito was excited when she bought her $40,000, three-bedroom home in a hardscrabble area of North Bellport in 1994. Sure, the neighborhood had its problems, she said to herself at the time, but the lure of finally being a homeowner was strong.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 20, 2014

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Gang-prevention documentary features the stories of those spending 'Life Facing Bars' (Santa Maria, CA): An audience of 350 packed into the Edwards Stadium Theater in Santa Maria this week to hear from a set of unique voices cautioning young people not to get involved with gang life.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: March 20, 2014

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New murder, gang charges for men tied to Norcross teen's killing (Norcross, GA): Additional murder counts and gang charges are included in a new indictment for the final two suspects in the killing of Norcross teen Nick Jackson.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: March 20, 2014

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Novato police arrest suspects Nos. 4, 5 and 6 in alleged gang-related attack (Novato, CA): Investigators arrested three additional suspects Thursday in an alleged gang-related attack in Novato, bringing the number of arrests to six.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 20, 2014

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Cross-border gangs, Mexican drug cartels gaining hold on California, report says (Long Beach, CA): A report released Thursday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows the union between Mexican drug cartels and California prison gangs may have led to an increase in the amount of drugs, guns and human trafficking victims flooding into state.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: March 20, 2014

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