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Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online (Cleveland, OH): The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.
Source: ideastream    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.ideastream.org/...

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Reward offered for 'dangerous' reputed gang member (Yonkers, NY): City police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspected gang member considered to be dangerous. Christopher Ryan Grebinger, aka "Brisco," was charged Dec. 9 with federal crimes related to his alleged involvement in the the "GMF" gang, a violent, criminal street gang accused of drug trafficking, assault, shootings, stabbings and murder.
Source: The Journal News    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.lohud.com/...

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Racketeering indictment seeks to pin 6 murders on 6 members of 6th Ward gang (New Orleans, LA): Six accused members of the 6th Ward Wild Side Gang, described by prosecutors as a thuggish criminal enterprise intent on selling drugs and violently eliminating rivals on New Orleans' streets, were named Wednesday (Dec. 17) in a state grand jury racketeering indictment involving six murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.nola.com/...

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Cleveland Heartless Felons gang issues orders to kill white police officers (Cleveland, OH): The Heartless Felons gang gave its members orders to kill white police officers to avenge black lives taken by white police officers, including the Nov. 21 Tamir Rice shooting, officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 17, 2014
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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No Sentencing Yet for NY Gang Suspects (New York, NY): Friends and family of 35 alleged gang members from the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in west Harlem filled the courthouse today to watch the legal conclusion of what the Manhattan District Attorney called in June the largest gang raid in the city’s history.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange    Date: December 17, 2014
http://jjie.org/...

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Local man convicted of gang-related murder (Woodlake, CA): Bobby Baker, 18, of Woodlake, was convicted Friday on one count of second degree murder, and one count of criminal gang conspiracy, in the fatal shooting of Richard Zepeda, 21, of Woodlake. The jury also found true the special allegations that a principal in the crime of murder discharged a firearm causing death, and that the crime was for the benefit of, or in association with, a criminal street gang.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.recorderonline.com/...

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Men Facing Life in Gang Related Oceanside Murders (Oceanside, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced today.
Source: Oceanside-CampPendletonPatch    Date: December 16, 2014
http://patch.com/...

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Defendants held for trial for April shooting at Chico trailer park (Chico, CA): A trial date will be set for two of three males charged for an April 6 shooting at a Chico trailer park. Butte County Superior Court Judge Stephen Benson ruled Tuesday there was probable cause to hold defendants Jasper Frank Sandoval III and Zachary Martin Winstead, both of Chico, for trial on felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and shooting at an occupied dwelling. They also face the special allegation that their acts were gang related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.chicoer.com/...

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27 charged, guns seized in Ottawa gangs, drugs investigations (Ottawa, ON): Residents heightened their call for police to do more to curb violence in their west-side neighbourhoods on the heels of a police announcement Monday publicizing results of a six-month gang and drug operation, one day ahead of an emergency meeting about gang shootings.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 16, 2014
http://ottawacitizen.com/...

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Assault kills 220 region youths in 12 years, eclipsing state, national trends (East Chicago, IN): It's a region social disease that has claimed at least 220 youth lives within 12 years, a Times review of federal mortality data shows. But this illness spreads through Northwest Indiana communities via bullets and beatings rather than contagions and genetic mutations.
Source: The Times    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.nwitimes.com/...

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Alleged Sandro Lisi extortion victim pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Toronto, ON): One of the two alleged gang members Rob Ford friend Sandro Lisi is accused of extorting has pleaded guilty to three of several criminal charges he was facing. Liban Siyad pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Dec. 12 to participating in a criminal organization (the Dixon City Bloods) for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine, and conspiracy to traffic guns.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/...

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Hudson County leader of street gang MS-13 admits plotting to kill rival (Hudson County, NJ): The leader of Hudson County’s set of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang admitted yesterday in federal court that he planned to kill a rival gang member, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: NJ.com    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.nj.com/...

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Trial, testimony underway for accused Nuestra Familia leader (Salinas, CA): A Norteño gang member who once ran Nuestra Familia's street regime in Santa Clara County testified Monday against the man alleged to be the highest-ranking gang member outside of the Nuestra Familia's headquarters in Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Life terms sought against men who shot into Oceanside rival gang territory, killing 2 (Vista, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.sandiego6.com/...

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Solving youth gang crime a community responsibility, not just a police matter, inspector says (Ottawa, ON): “It’s the youth we need to win.” With those words Ottawa police Insp. Sterling Hartley summed up the deeper issue confronting the city in dealing with a recent wave of gang-related crime in west end neighbourhoods.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 16, 2014
http://ottawacitizen.com/...

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Cuse Cares shares progress and struggles with violence prevention (Syracuse, NY): Millions of dollars has been spent in recent years, trying to reduce violence on the streets of Syracuse through outreach efforts. Monday night, representatives from the anti-gang initiative Syracuse TRUCE, SOY (Save our Youth), SNUG (guns spelled backward), Trauma Response Team (TRT), and Operation GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination) offered a progress report to common councilors on the public safety committee.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.localsyr.com/...

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New Initiative to Prevent Children from Gang Life Could be Coming to Schools (Peoria, IL): Learning about gang life and how to stay away from it could be a taught at your kids' school, just learning about math or reading. It's part of a new Peoria initiative, known as "Gang Free Life".
Source: WYZZ News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/...

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Pastor: We've got to turn gang violence around (Jacksonville, FL): Reconnect and rid the community of gang violence was the mission and message at a community meeting between residents in Grand Park and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.news4jax.com/...

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Sentencing of NY Gang Members Unlikely to Be Last Chapter in Harlem (New York, NY): Residents of the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in west Harlem have been subjected to a deadly gang rivalry spanning generations. This past June, the New York Police Department unleashed a squad of more than 500 police officers to raid the housing complexes and make arrests.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange    Date: December 16, 2014
http://jjie.org/...

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Sunnyside partners with outreach program to address gang issues (Sunnyside, WA): Gangs have Jose Martinez concerned for the future of his 14-year-old son. "I'm afraid because the way things are going, even in the schools, it's terrible how things are going right here in Sunnyside," Jose said.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.kimatv.com/...

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