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July trial set for four charged in slaying of Knoxville father (Knoxville, TN): Four men charged with murder in what prosecutors call a gang initiation that led to the death of a respected Knoxville father and handyman face trial in July.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: January 23, 2015

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Egan: The gangbanger, profiled — goes to church, respects his ma, puts his bro through college (Ottawa, ON): An in-depth study of gang members in Ottawa, based on jailhouse interviews that took two years, is full of surprises and shattered clichés. Carleton University sociologist Katharine Kelly spoke at length to 16 gang-involved young men for Life Course of Youth Gang Members, which was published in October 2011.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: January 22, 2015

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Trial begins for accused Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster (Cleveland, OH): A full gallery and heavy police presence were inside courtroom 21-C on Wednesday for the start of the murder trial of Julius Webster, the accused ringleader of the Heartless Felons, a street gang with statewide ties.
Source:    Date: January 22, 2015

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Sheriff: Osceola gang members busted with guns, drugs, pitbulls (Osceola County, FL): Several members of an Osceola County street gang were picked up Thursday on drug charges while their leader was arrested in Arizona.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 22, 2015

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Homicide suspects arraignment rescheduled (Los Banos, CA): Two teenagers are scheduled to be arraigned at the Robert M. Falasco Justice Center next week in connection with the December shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: January 22, 2015

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Gang violence declines in 2014 (Gresham, OR): Gang violence in Gresham decreased last year following targeted efforts by the police department and city staff. Police Chief Craig Junginger reported this week that only one homicide was gang related in 2014, a sharp decrease from 2013 when five of the seven homicides were linked to gangs.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: January 22, 2015

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San Rafael man charged in gang-related stabbing on Canal Street (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was charged in connection with a gang-related stabbing that injured two men in the Canal neighborhood. Jorge Luis Martinez, also known as "Cookie" or "Cookies," pleaded not guilty through a court-appointed attorney Thursday in Marin Superior Court. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal gang activity, said Deputy District Attorney Dorothy Proudfoot.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: January 22, 2015

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Jury sentences Missouri City gangster to 50 years in prison (Missouri City, TX): A jury sentenced Joshua Jacob Patterson to 50 years in prison on January 21, 2015 for Murder a week after convicting him of the same. The 25-year-old Missouri City man was charged with the 2010 murder after an intense investigation by the Tri-City Special Crimes Unit.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: January 22, 2015

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Father and reputed patriarch of 110ers gang testifies against sons at trial (New Orleans, LA): Antonio "Big Rico" Johnson, pausing frequently to wipe away tears, sat facing an Orleans Parish jury Thursday (Jan. 22) while telling them of how his son, stepson and two of their friends opened fire on a unsuspecting group of partygoers in Central City on May 29, 2012, killing a five-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 22, 2015

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Teen High-Fived Pals, Said He Hoped Rival Gang Member Died After Shooting (Jackson Heights, NY): A teen high-fived his friends after a rival gang member was shot and later told police he hoped the victim died, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 22, 2015

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Salinas police arrest three in teen slaying (Salinas, CA): Hours after Cesar Gonzalez's funeral today, Salinas police announced the arrests of three teenagers suspected in his fatal shooting.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 22, 2015

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Police: Northwest High student brought gun to school for protection (Wichita, KS): A 17-year-old Northwest High student arrested for bringing a gun to school Wednesday told police he did it in response to threats made by gang members.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 22, 2015

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Street vendors fall prey to gangs, will L.A.’s move to legalize them help? (Los Angeles, CA): Fruit vendor Mariposa Gonzalez remembers the advice given by her mother, also a street vendor. Talk back to the gang members who demand money. Say you don’t have any cash. Throw a pineapple if need be.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 22, 2015

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Former gang leader shares his story (Humboldt, TN): Former gang leader Delvin Lane was impressed with what he found in Humboldt on Thursday. Speaking to the Humboldt Christian Men’s Ministry as part of a tour that included stops at Humboldt Middle and High School and a meeting with the city’s police officers, Lane had nothing but good things to say.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: January 22, 2015

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Salinas Police arrest three in Market Street homicide (Salinas, CA): Salinas Police say acting on tips, detectives have arrested three suspects in the fatal shooting on January 13th.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 22, 2015

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Fugitive linked to Mexican Mafia arrested (Ventura, CA): A Ventura fugitive wanted in a drug trafficking operation linked to the Mexican Mafia gang was located this month and scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 21, 2015

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Judge Rules Injunction Permanent Against Santa Ana's Townsend Street Gang (Santa Ana, CA): Family, friends and community activists washed cars Sunday in SanTana to raise funds for the funeral of Angel Arellano. The 17-year-old had been named in a temporary gang injunction against Townsend Street and police say he was slain by gunfire just inside its safety zone.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: January 21, 2015

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Chattanooga gang member faces long sentence on gun charge (Chattanooga, TN): A young man whose gang has been held up as an example of what happens to the most violent gangs in Chattanooga under the city's Violence Reduction Initiative pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of unlawful gun possession.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 21, 2015

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String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA): Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: January 21, 2015

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Officials: Patricia Drive shooting that locked down 4 schools was gang-related (Columbia, SC): Richland County investigators now say a shooting that caused four Richland School District One schools to be locked down for a short time Thursday morning was gang-related and was retaliatory.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: January 21, 2015

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