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MS-13 gang member gets life in prison (Atlanta, GA): A member of a violent international street gang was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for his role in a killing in metro Atlanta. Remberto “Pitufo” Argueta, a member of MS-13 with roots in Latin America and the United States, was sentenced for his part in a murder and attempted murders against rival gangs, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 29, 2014

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Dozens of gang members arrested, accused of ‘brazen,’ ‘violent’ acts in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Dozens of members of a street gang known as BBE 900 have been arrested and charged with violent crimes in local communities, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: October 29, 2014

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Alleged MS-13 member arrested in Falls Church slaying (Fairfax County, VA): An apparent member of the MS-13 street gang has been charged with murder in the killing of a Falls Church-area man in September, Fairfax County police said Wednesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 29, 2014

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Sources: SC Juvenile Justice Agency “Infested With Gangs” (Columbia, SC): Another agency in S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s cabinet appears headed for a major scandal … According to multiple sources at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ), the agency is “infested with gangs” – and not just the youthful offenders it is charged with rehabilitating.
Source: FITSNews    Date: October 29, 2014

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Man shot while walking in Atwater Village, shooting suspected gang-related (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot in a hand and a leg this morning as he walked on an Atwater Village street with his girlfriend, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 29, 2014

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Ohio prosecutors allege Cleveland gang activity (Cleveland, OH): Prosecutors in Cuyahoga County have charged 12 adult and 26 juvenile members of a street gang with racketeering and other crimes.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal    Date: October 29, 2014

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Prosecutor: 299 charges filed against BBE 900 gang (Cleveland, OH): On Wednesday, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office announced charges to stop gang violence in Cuyahoga County and to tackle head-on a gang responsible for much of the wanton violence. It announced a series of arrests, indictments and juvenile complaints aimed at dismantling a very violent street gang known as BBE 900.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: October 29, 2014

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Two Springfield murder suspects arrested within 24 hours (Springfield, MA): The U.S. Marshals held a news conference at 2:30 p.m.Wednesday afternoon to announce that two Springfield murder suspects wanted in the July 19th gang-related shooting of 27-year-old Jermaine Cowell of Springfield have been arrested within the last 24 hours.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: October 29, 2014

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Reputed gang members, Asbury Park cop charged in 219-count indictment (Freehold, NJ): A police officer, Bloods and Crips gang members and pawnshop owners were among 44 people indicted Monday for their alleged roles in a criminal organization responsible for violent street crime in Asbury Park, authorities said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 28, 2014

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More charges in gang brawl at fast food spot (Sandusky, OH): Sandusky police arrested two more people allegedly involved in an Oct. 18 gang-related fight at McDonald's on River Avenue.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: October 28, 2014

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Gang arrests, activity at unprecedented levels (Brunswick, GA): Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering says there are more street gangs and gang members in Brunswick today than he’s seen in his 30-year career as a police officer. He said Glynn County and Brunswick officers working on the Joint Violent Crimes Task Force have identified 30 active street gangs and 150 active gang members since the task force was created in late 2012.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: October 28, 2014

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Gang war 'terrorizing' city, prosecutor says (Worcester, MA): Some of the bullets flying around city streets are part of a shooting war between the Kilby Street Gang and East Side gangs, a Worcester police officer in the gang unit said in court Tuesday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 28, 2014

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Texas Executes Ex-Gang Member for Deaths of 3 (Huntsville, TX): A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: October 28, 2014

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Chattanooga Mayor Defends VRI After Week of Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Eleven shooting victims in one week. Three of those victims were killed. There have been more homicides in the city of Chattanooga this year compared to all of last year, and shootings are also on pace to surpass last years numbers. After an extremely violent week in the city many families, and others in Chattanooga are looking for answers.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: October 28, 2014

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Two men face murder, gang charges in girl's shooting death (Anaheim, CA): Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two reputed gang members arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl as she played in front of her Anaheim apartment.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 28, 2014

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Suspects in Mount Hope teen killing in court (San Diego, CA): A preliminary hearing was scheduled Tuesday for three men accused in the March 2012 gang-related shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in the Mount Hope area of San Diego.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: October 28, 2014

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Council backs plan to battle graffiti (San Diego, CA): Frustrated that graffiti is making many San Diego neighborhoods less visually appealing and possibly more ripe for crime, City Council members endorsed a plan on Monday to expand and revamp eradication efforts.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 28, 2014

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Five MS-13 gang members charged in Elizabeth 'initiation killing,' prosecutor says (Elizabeth, NJ): German Lisandro Benites Moreno came to New Jersey earlier this year specifically to recruit people to establish a new chapter of the MS-13 street gang, authorities said today.
Source:    Date: October 28, 2014

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ACLU wants convictions under Utah anti-gang injunction thrown out (Ogden, UT): The ACLU of Utah requested Tuesday that all convictions of people charged with violating an injunction forbidding members of the Ogden Trece gang from associating with each other in public be thrown out.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 28, 2014

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New charges added in central Ohio investigation of gang-related drug, gun crimes (Columbus, OH): A homicide and nine attempted murders are among new charges that state and federal authorities announced Tuesday as part of an investigation into gang-related violence in central Ohio dating back a decade.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: October 28, 2014

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