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Four arrested in gang homicide in 'massive' Merced County Sheriff's Department case (Merced County, CA): Four suspected gang members have been charged with murder in the recent slaying of a 33-year-old Winton resident, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 14, 2014

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Prosecutor working to create gang prosecution task force (Ephrata, WA): Prosecutor Angus Lee is planning on starting a gang prosecution taskforce. The Grant County prosecutor sent a letter to the commissioners asking for permission to switch a deputy prosecutor to work on prosecuting gang-related crimes. The deputy prosecutor is presently handling traffic enforcement.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: March 14, 2014

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Curbing flow of gang violence in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Lt. Adam Knowland has spent 18 years on Oceanside's police force, 12 of those battling gangs. Last year he noticed something different: More "up-close and personal" gang-related killings in which the suspects were young. Older gang members appear to place some value on life, he notes, but it doesn't appear that way with teens and those in their early 20s.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 14, 2014

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Latin Kings gang members face RICO charges in Osceola County (Osceola County, FL): Four accused members of the Latin Kings street gang face racketeering charges in a series of crimes last summer in Osceola County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 14, 2014

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Man arrested in drug bust on Thursday now facing attempted murder charges from 2013 shooting (Spokane, WA): Spokane Police say Major Crimes Detectives have requested two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder Charges for 29-year-old Stafone N. Fuentes, stemming from a shooting that happened in February 2013 at the Knitting Factory in downtown Spokane. Fuentes was one of 29 people arrested on Thursday in a major gang/drug bust that spanned four states.
Source: KHQ News     Date: March 14, 2014

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District Attorney, U.S. Attorney create task force to combat public corruption, gang violence (Beaumont, TX): At a time when he finds the violent crime rate in Port Arthur "unacceptably" high, and two Beaumont ISD employees were recently indicted for embezzling district funds, acting Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw has combined resources with John M. Bales, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, to form a multi-jurisdictional Task Force for investigating and prosecuting major crimes.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 14, 2014

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Man found guilty in east Macon gang slaying (Macon, GA) : Jurors deliberated about two hours Friday before finding a 25-year-old man guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in east Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 14, 2014

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Two suspected gang members arrested after threats at shopping center (Half Moon Bay, CA): A pair of suspected gang members were arrested this week after a Wednesday incident that involved men hanging out in a shopping center parking lot and threatening random passers-by with handguns, sheriff's officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 14, 2014

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New crime report tipline is shining light on street gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): Using gang members against one another to fight crime. Fort Wayne police say the creation of a hotline and website for tips on gang-related criminal activity is catching on, and not just with law abiding citizens.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter    Date: March 14, 2014

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Gang specialist translates graffiti, details scope of problem (Eugene, OR): Last Friday, police deployed a SWAT team to arrest a member of the Barrio Los Padrinos criminal street gang in downtown Eugene. The suspect was accused of sexual assault and believed to be armed.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio    Date: March 14, 2014

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Members of Crips, Bloods banned from certain Aldine area neighborhoods (Houston, TX): Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan was successful in his effort to ban members of the notorious criminal street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, from certain Aldine area neighborhoods.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: March 14, 2014

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Brothers admit to violent Jewish divorce gang activity (Trenton, NJ): Two Brooklyn brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to violently coerce a man to give his wife a religious divorce as part of an eight-member gang led by a Monsey rabbi, federal prosecutors said.
Source: USA Today    Date: March 13, 2014

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Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties (Wilmington, NC): Police say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 13, 2014

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Prince William murder, gang fight point to rise in crime (Prince William County, VA): Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart says he's concerned about a possible uptick in violent crime in the county and has asked Police Chief Stephan Hudson to research recent crime trends and statistics and report back to the full board as soon as possible.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: March 13, 2014

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Man pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Newport News, VA): The U.S. Attorney's Office said Kevin L. Ashby of Newport News pled guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and violence in aid of racketeering including murder. Ashby was indicted by a federal grand jury last July. According to court documents, Ashby was part of the gang known in the city as "Thug Relations." The gang is also known as "The Duct," "Warwick Lawnz," "TR" and "from the Duct to the Lawnz."
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: March 13, 2014

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Three street gang members get felony gun sentences (Peoria, IL) : Three more men involved with the Bomb Squad street gang were sentenced Thursday to four- and five-year federal prison terms.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: March 13, 2014

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Suspects in Falfurrias gang-related shooting accept plea deal (Brooks County, TX): A plea deal was reached Thursday in the trial of two men charged with manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 26-year old Omar Rivas in Falfurrias.
Source: KIII News    Date: March 13, 2014

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Armed gang member busted on weapon charges (Round Lake, IL): An armed reputed street gang member was seized Wednesday night in Round Lake as part of a continuing special operation, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 13, 2014

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Holland Latin Kings: Gang loyalty breaks down in racketeering case (Grand Rapids, MI): At 16, Arturo DeLeon joined the Holland Latin Kings and developed a strong sense of loyalty to his gang brothers. They vowed to put their lives on the line for him. On the street, rivals feared the powerful young man who would eventually become a Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
Source: MLive    Date: March 13, 2014

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Rethink the gang mentality (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine is where Ramiro Liendo's life of destruction began — and almost ended. But today he's rebuilding his life, and working to prevent other people from being torn down by gangs. And though he may have a tough job cut out for him, he has the resumè to succeed.
Source: The Muscatine Journal    Date: March 13, 2014

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