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KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: September 18, 2014

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A Shooting Wednesday Night Injures One And Puts Four Gang Members Behind Bars (Yakima, WA): Wednesday night Yakima police received a call that shots were fired on West Lincoln behind HY's Minimart. Yakima police told KNDO that around two in the morning, five people suspected to be in gangs, were in the middle of making a drug deal, when trouble broke out.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: September 18, 2014

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Trial for reputed Easton Bloods gang member set to go to jury Friday (Easton, PA): Closing arguments are scheduled Friday as the trial for an Easton man accused of killing a Williamsport man during what was supposed to be a marijuana buy nears its conclusion.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: September 18, 2014

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Reputed gang member fights motion to keep jurors' identities secret (Hammond, IN): Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the government's request that jurors' identities be kept from their client.
Source: The Times    Date: September 18, 2014

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A data analysis project at MIIS hopes to reduce gang violence in Salinas (Salinas, CA) : The map looks like a network of neurons. Circles and triangles are connected by lines, indicating who’s trading information with whom. The hope is, the map can fight crime.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: September 18, 2014

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Santa Monica Gang-related Shooting Suspect Convicted (Santa Monica, CA): A Santa Monica gang member responsible for a 2013 shooting that broke a three-and-a half-year lull in gang violence will serve 11 years in state prison for attempted murder, police officials said Tuesday.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: September 18, 2014

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Memphis’ Gang Problem (Memphis, TN): On the night of September 6th, a crowd of teenagers randomly targeted and beat three people in the Poplar Plaza Kroger parking lot. A portion of the assault was captured on a smartphone.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: September 18, 2014

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Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: September 18, 2014

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Dozens of Barrio Azteca gang members in El Paso area arrested, facing numerous state and federal charges (El Paso, TX): At a press conference on Wednesday, state and federal authorities announced they indicted a total of 55 Barrio Azteca gang members and their associates from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, on both state and federal charges, including their alleged involvement in a heroin drug ring.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: September 18, 2014

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Authorities: 31 Alleged Queens Street Gang Members Rounded Up In Murder, Robbery Conspiracy (New York, NY): Thirty one members of three violent Queens street gangs were rounded up as part of an investigation into an alleged murder plot, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: CBS New York    Date: September 17, 2014

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Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence (Chicago, IL): After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. "I felt like, every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are," she said. "I can't get comfortable sitting on the porch."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

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Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Murder in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A purported gang member involved in a deadly shooting at a Belvidere gas station is sentenced to 60 years in prison. During testimony, the family of the victim, 33-year-old Richard Herman, crying as his mother told the court how much pain the murder of her son has caused her and her family.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Kids need healing, belonging to avoid gang life, report says (Winnipeg, MB): Jamil Mahmood has been saying for years that Winnipeg needs to help people leave gangs but he's hit nothing but brick walls. So now, the executive director of the Spence Neighbourhood Association is releasing a report that he hopes will get people and government agencies to pay attention.
Source: CBC News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Police arrest seven in case of kidnapping and assault (Orem, UT): Seven people are behind bars after a bizarre case of gang violence in Utah County. It involved a 16-year-old girl being kidnapped and one man stabbed several times.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: September 17, 2014

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3 charged in Kearns gang shooting, chase (Kearns, UT): Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with a gang-related shooting in a Kearns parking lot that ended in a high-speed chase.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Shooting victim had gang ties (Greenville, NC): A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: September 17, 2014

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Oakland: Reputed gang leader gets 8 years for conspiracy conviction (Oakland, CA): One of the reputed leaders of an East Oakland gang was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison for conspiracy to commit a home invasion robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 17, 2014

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POLICE: Greenville teen shooting gang-related; police presence around schools increased (Greenville, NC): Police say Tuesday's shooting of a 17-year-old was gang-related and they have increased police presence around schools.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: September 17, 2014

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Auburn man, an alleged MS-13 gang member, may face deportation for having machete (Auburn, NY): Alejandro Meza is headed to prison — but that might not be the only punishment in the alleged gang member's future.
Source: The Citizen    Date: September 17, 2014

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Killers' convictions stand, Court of Appeal decides (Regina, SK): Three convicted killers have lost their bid to have their convictions overturned and a new trial ordered in a home-invasion case in which a man was shot to death.
Source: The Leader-Post    Date: September 17, 2014

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