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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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Gang leader and career offender sentenced to 12 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking in gang channels (San Jose, CA): Jose Miguel Aguilar (a/k/a "Lil Joe") was sentenced today to twelve years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson. Aguilar, one of the highest-ranking members of the Sunnyvale-based Norteño gang, "Varrio Via Sol," or "VVS," routinely sold ounce and greater quantities of methamphetamine.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: March 20, 2014

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Two ex-gang members from Newburgh given lengthy sentences for 'legacy of drugs and violence' (Newburgh, NY): Two former members of the Newburgh Bloods street gang, including its one-time leader, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Tuesday for their roles in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharaha has called the gang's "legacy of drugs and violence" in the city.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: March 20, 2014

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'Gang' fight at school following weekend shooting spree worries parents (Burke County, GA): Three people are behind bars after a shoot-out that sent 5 people to the hospital Sunday morning. Now, 6 more students have been charged after a fight at Burke County High School following the weekend fight at the party.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: March 19, 2014

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Grant County approves creation of prosecutor's anti-gang taskforce (Ephrata, WA): The prosecutor's office is getting a second deputy prosecutor to focus on gang-related crimes. The Grant County commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow the prosecutor’s office to reassign a deputy prosecutor from traffic enforcement to focus on gang-related crimes for six months to a year.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: March 19, 2014

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FBI task force arrests members of San Jose-based Sureno street gang (San Jose, CA): The arrests Wednesday morning of two members of a Sureno street gang in San Jose by an FBI task force has effectively ended the gang's existence as a criminal group, an FBI spokesman said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 19, 2014

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Santa Maria police release gang documentary (Santa Maria, CA): A documentary featuring local gang members aims to expose the dangers of street gang culture on the Central Coast. The Santa Maria Police Department worked with Cal Poly Journalism graduate Matt Yoon to create the film, in hopes of preventing young kids from getting involved in the gang lifestyle.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 19, 2014

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Gang-related murder conviction in Tacoma shooting overturned (Tacoma, WA): A man serving a nearly 60-year prison sentence after being convicted of shooting a security guard to death outside a Tacoma house party six years ago should get a new trial, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 19, 2014

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Gang leader gets 12 years for meth trafficking (Sunnyvale, CA): A gang leader with a history of violent felonies was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 19, 2014

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Reputed gang member gets life sentence in 2011 Oakland restaurant double-murder (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack London Square three years ago that left two people dead and five others wounded.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 19, 2014

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Graffiti along VC Road likely gang-related (Valley Center, CA): The recent streak of graffiti in Valley Center and the surrounding area has prompted sheriff's deputies to launch an investigation into gang-related vandalism. Since the beginning of March, graffiti has cropped up in the South Village of Valley Center, in Pauma Valley, and even as far away as Pala.
Source: Valley Roadrunner    Date: March 19, 2014

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Lessons from 'Batman,' an ex-Chicago gangster (Chicago, IL): Lonza "Batman" C. Harris Jr. joined the Gangster Disciples at age 17, and later became its legal and political coordinator. Today, Harris is immobilized as a result of ALS. His story is featured in "The Greens," a documentary he co-produced. The following is an edited transcript of Harris' story, as told to CNN over the phone.
Source: CNN    Date: March 19, 2014

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Cranston Police bust "high ranking" gang member, seize 18 pounds of pot (Cranston, RI): Cranston Police have charged a "high ranking member" of the Young Bloods street gang with possession with intent to deliver after a marijuana bust on Tuesday.
Source: CranstonPatch    Date: March 19, 2014

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G.R.E.A.T. program positive for students (Forest City, NC): Something G.R.E.A.T. is going on for fifth-grade students. This year fifth-grade classes in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) and at Lake Lure Classical Academy were introduced to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.
Source: The Digital Courier    Date: March 18, 2014

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Number of gang shootings in Chicago taking steep dive: McCarthy (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday that the city’s strategy to reduce gang violence is "clearly taking root," pointing to a major decrease in gang-related shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 18, 2014

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Bibb County DA wants severe sentencing for gang acitivity (Macon, GA): Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke says he is fed up with gang activity in Middle Georgia. There are hundreds of gang members across Central Georgia, and a large number of them are in Macon, according to Cooke.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: March 18, 2014

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Novato police arrest three suspects, including 16-year-old, in alleged gang attack (Novato, CA): A woman and two teenagers were arrested after an alleged gang-related attack in Novato.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 18, 2014

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12 Gangs that are keeping the FBI awake at night (Washington, DC): America may be getting safer, but gangs are expanding and becoming more violent, posing a growing threat across the country, according to a 2011 FBI report.
Source: Business Insider    Date: March 18, 2014

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