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Sentence upheld in local gang attack (Indianapolis, IN): An Anderson gang member's sentence for attempted murder and criminal gang activity has been upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Source: The Herald Bulletin    Date: March 27, 2014

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Southeast Fresno shooting that wounded 4 was gang-related, police say (Fresno, CA): Police said the shooting Thursday night that wounded four people outside an apartment complex in southeast Fresno was gang-related.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 27, 2014

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New Bedford police say they are making dents into gang activity (New Bedford, MA): The commanding officer of the Police Department's gang unit says police have put a dent in the two city gangs who claim ties to national gangs.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 26, 2014

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Legal debate on using boastful rap lyrics as a smoking gun (Newport News, VA): The case had gone cold. Four years after the 2007 murders of Christopher Horton, 16, and Brian Dean, 20, detectives here had little to go on. No suspects. No sign of the gun used to shoot the men. No witnesses to the shooting outside a house where officers found Mr. Horton sprawled next to a trash can and Mr. Dean on the front porch.
Source: The New York Times    Date: March 26, 2014

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Gang task force officer appeals to police to share information (Hazleton, PA): A key officer in the region's gang task force appealed to municipal police officers on Tuesday to intensify information-sharing to combat growing gang-related illegal drug activities.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: March 26, 2014

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Bibb Co. district attorney: Aggressive new anti-gang strategy is working (Macon, GA): A judge sentenced 25-year-old Bernard Bullard to life in prison last week for a gang killing in East Macon. In cases like that one where witnesses might be afraid to talk, the key is to prepare the jury, Cooke said.
Source: GPB News    Date: March 26, 2014

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'Killer' gang member added to FBI's 'Most Wanted' list (New York, NY): The FBI on Wednesday added a Salvadoran gang member to its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for his role in the cold-blooded 2010 slayings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her 2-year-old son on Long Island.
Source: New York Post    Date: March 26, 2014

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Gang members arraigned on drug charges (Binghamton, NY): Seven out of 14 people taken into custody Wednesday for drug trafficking were arraigned at the Federal Courthouse around 1 p.m. According to the U.S. attorney's office, they're all members of the Bloods Street Gang, known as "MacBallers."
Source: TWC News    Date: March 26, 2014

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Ex-gang leader was praised as role model (San Francisco, CA): A former gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown who was praised for cleaning up his public image after serving more than a decade in prison now faces up to 95 years behind bars on money-laundering and other charges.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 26, 2014

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10th Street Gang member pleads guilty in West Side slaying (Buffalo, NY): During the bloody summer of 2009, Miguel Moscoso went looking for Christian Portes. They were rival West Side gang members and once Moscoso found Portes, who was only 14, he shot and killed him.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 26, 2014

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Two guilty in murder of 9-year-old girl killed washing her dog (Chicago, IL): Shot in the back while washing her dogs outside her father's Englewood home in 2009, 9-year-old Chastity Turner's death became another gut-wrenching symbol of the violence plaguing the South Side neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 26, 2014

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy: "The number one driver of crime is gang violence" (Chicago, IL): Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy came on the Steve Cochran show this morning, talking about gang violence: "We have a plan, we put the plan together, we executed it and it's working," says McCarthy.
Source: WGN Radio 720    Date: March 26, 2014

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Holyoke police crack down on gun violence after gang-related shooting (Holyoke, MA): Police in Holyoke sent a strong message to residents Wednesday: If you have an illegal gun, they are coming after you. "Osvaldo Vargas and Damien Alvarado, both these two suspects that were arrested by us are members of the La Familia gang, they are well known to us," Neiswanger said.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 26, 2014

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Police make arrest in January gang-related slaying (San Jose, CA): Police arrested a suspect in a January shooting that left a victim dead amid bustling apartment complexes in west San Jose, calling it a gang-related slaying.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 26, 2014

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Seven men accused of being gang leaders in Hillsborough, Polk counties (Hillsborough County, FL): A seven-month investigation into gang activity in Hillsborough County yielded racketeering charges against seven men, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: March 26, 2014

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Members of street gang charged with murders in Adams Morgan, U Street found guilty (Washington, DC): After a four-month trial, a D.C. Superior Court jury found members of a D.C. street gang guilty of two murders, one of which was a brazen, fatal afternoon shooting in the busy U Street corridor.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 26, 2014

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Fresno gang member didn't intend to kill rival, lawyer says (Fresno, CA): A Fresno teen killed a rival and wounded his younger brother in a drive-by shooting two years ago for the benefit of a criminal street gang, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements of the teen's trial in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 26, 2014

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Bloods gang forced teen to prostitute (Orlando, FL): The girl know as "G.E." was 14 years old when she had sex with her first "trick" for $20. As the teen was forced to walk along Orange Blossom Trail to solicit customers, she later told investigators, two members of the Bloods street gang watched.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 26, 2014

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Family blames five car fires on gangs (Elyria, OH): Lorain County family members believe a rash of car fires at their homes in Lorain and Elyria in the past month might be linked to gang activity.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram    Date: March 25, 2014

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Gang leader imprisoned for 35 years for I-81 fatal shooting of former Henninger athlete Kihary Blue (Syracuse, NY): Ja'Leya Miller was at the end of reading a statement in court at the sentencing of her brother's killer today when she asked if she could ask the killer a question. U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue told her to go ahead, but that Kahari Smith might not answer.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: March 25, 2014

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