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Murder City - January Killings Unprecedented (Santa Maria, CA): In just last month, Santa Maria saw more murders than all the cities of Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose combined. Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, who came from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2012 to take over a divided department, called the recent killings “unprecedented,” and the gang-related crime in the past year “a huge uptick.”
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: February 11, 2016

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Facebook, feds bust Rollin 60s Crips in Detroit, arrest 12 (Detroit, MI): The federal government's war on Detroit street gangs has netted another 12 arrests, this time planting a bull's-eye on a violent group known as the Rollin 60s Crips whose members advertised their misdeeds on social media.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: February 11, 2016

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A hospital steps in to stop cycles of violence (Minneapolis, MN): A brief, precious window into the lives of young victims of violence opens the moment they arrive in Hennepin County Medical Center’s emergency room. HCMC aims to seize on that critical moment when it launches the nation’s newest hospital-based violence intervention program this year. Similar programs at other hospitals have shown promising results, including lower rates of re-injury and reduced costs for emergency departments.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

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Tracking the toll of gun violence (Minneapolis, MN): Gun violence claimed the lives of more than 40 people in Minneapolis in 2015 and two people this year — including a 25-year-old Brooklyn Park man in North Minneapolis on Jan. 26 and a 20-year-old West St. Paul man on New Year’s Day in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
Source: Southwest Journal    Date: February 11, 2016

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Drugs and gangs are a problem in Lawrence County (Lawrence County, MS): Drugs and gang activity are issues for law enforcement officers in Lawrence County and Sheriff Lessie Butler and his deputies are looking for ways to combat the problem. Investigator Bruce Delaughter told Lawrence County Supervisors last week that drugs and gangs are major problems in the county as he and Butler introduced the commander of the Southwest Narcotics Task Force (SWNTF) to board members.
Source: Lawrence County Press    Date: February 11, 2016

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Triggerman in fatal Athens gang-related drive-by shooting cops plea, gets 10-year prison sentence (Athens, GA): The accused triggerman in a purported gang-related drive-by shooting that killed a teenager in west Athens two years ago has copped a plea to lesser charges and received a sentence of 10 years in prison.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 11, 2016

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Several Members of Newark Gang Arrested: Officials (Newark, NJ): Suspected members of the Grape Street Crips, a notorious street gang operating in Newark, were arrested Thursday morning as part of an effort to stem the spate of violence that has marred the New Jersey city in recent months.
Source: NBC New York    Date: February 11, 2016

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Girl, 1, killed in Compton as gunfire erupts outside home (Compton, CA): A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2016

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Residents, officials and police gather at community forum to discuss gang violence (Lodi, CA): In the aftermath of two violent murders and following a rising trend in the amount of guns found on the streets in Lodi, the community has rallied together to try to seek solutions.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: February 10, 2016

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Zion man accused of firing gun during gang fight (Zion, IL): A registered gang member from Zion has been charged with firing a weapon during a fight between rival gangs, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: February 10, 2016

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Zion man accused of opening fire during gang fight in Beach Park (Zion, IL): A Zion man accused of opening fire just before officers responded to a gang fight in Beach Park has been arrested and charged with several felonies, police said Wednesday.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: February 10, 2016

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Men Found Guilty of Murdering Kelly Hunt in 2013 Santa Barbara Gang Slaying (Santa Barbara, CA): After two days of deliberation, a jury found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 slaying of a man on Olive Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 10, 2016

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Man charged with shooting gun during Beach Park gang fight (Beach Park, IL): A north suburban man has been charged with firing a gun during a gang fight in Beach Park last month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 10, 2016

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See where Pueblo gang violence is happening (Pueblo, CO): Gang violence in Pueblo is one of the biggest concerns for both police and people who live there. We learned more about where exactly gang violence happens in the city.
Source: KXRM Fox 21 News    Date: February 10, 2016

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Homicide, robbery up in Concord but home burglaries fell sharply in 2015 (Concord, CA): Homicides, robberies and rapes were up last year, but overall crime fell by 10 percent driven by a sharp drop in residential burglaries, according to crime statistics. In 2014, Concord had three homicides and the city appeared on course for a lower number last year.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 10, 2016

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Gang-related assault (Flagstaff, AZ): A man was assaulted in a Flagstaff park in what appears to have been a gang- motivated attack. The victim told police he believed the attack was gang-related because the suspects were both wearing red shirts and he was wearing a blue beanie. Red is an east Flagstaff gang color and blue is a west Flagstaff gang color.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 10, 2016

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Detroit to Morgantown drug bust referred to as gang related (Morgantown, WV): West Virginia is a prime target for drug dealers outside of the state, so much so, gangs in Detroit have divided the state in territories, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Bill Ihlenfeld.
Source: WAJR    Date: February 10, 2016

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Gang member behind bars after Chattanooga Police say he ran from them (Chattanooga, TN): A 19-year-old gang member is behind bars after Chattanooga Police say he ran from them during a traffic stop. An officer tried to stop Nautica Goldthreat on Saturday night.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: February 10, 2016

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Violent street gang targets Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Members of a violent street gang hit Montgomery County and residents are being warned not to carry large amounts of cash. Investigators say the Market Money Street gang has targeted at least one Montgomery County resident.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: February 10, 2016

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Police arrest 18, seize drugs in street gang operation (Montreal, QC): Montreal police investigators say they have arrested 18 street gang members that were trafficking drugs in the northern Montreal area. Police raided 18 homes and four vehicles Wednesday, seizing about 710 grams of cocaine, three ounces of crack cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana and cartridges for guns of various calibres.
Source: CTV Montreal    Date: February 10, 2016

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