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12 wounded in Friday afternoon, Saturday morning shootings (Chicago, IL): A 36-year-old woman in South Chicago was caught in gang crossfire and shot in the abdomen early Friday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 22, 2011

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El Paso police report big drop in gang membership (El Paso, TX): El Paso's gang population has dropped by nearly 2,000 in the past two years, according to police statistics that raised questions about how gang members are documented. The Police Department this week released statistics showing El Paso has 3,677 documented gang members this year compared with 3,653 gang members in 2010 and 5,665 in 2009.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gang-related cases pile up (Vancouver, BC): The police gang task force patrolled the Vancouver Law Courts in numbers on Thursday during a bail hearing for an alleged gang member. The hearing for Sukhveer Dhak, 27, was just one of four gang-related cases before the courts yesterday.
Source: The Province    Date: October 21, 2011

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Detectives from Camden City, Passaic County discuss gang threats with locals at Washington Township event (Washington Township, NJ): The young woman stood, adrenaline coursing as her heart pounded, and she braced herself there in the dark, red brick-bound urban enclave. She may have been about 18, maybe in her early 20s, and the men who closed in on her in that little alley were her peers.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Leaders of violent drug gang that enlisted Afrika owes convicted (Harlem, NY): The top five members of a violent Harlem street crew that terrorized West 137th Street — and enlisted prep school student Afrika Owes to help them run guns — were convicted on drug and weapons charges Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gang member involved in 'Old West' shootout headed for halfway house (Calgary, AB): One of five Calgary gang members jailed for firing at rival gangsters during an “Old West” shootout on a Chinatown street has been released from prison.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 21, 2011

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Rival gangsters pack Vancouver courts (Vancouver, BC): Members of the Gang Task Force were used to boost security at the Vancouver Law Courts Thursday as four separate gang cases went ahead with rivals appearing on different floors.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gangs growing, turning to financial crimes: FBI (Washington, DC): The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday estimated there are some 1.4 million gang members in the United States and they are turning to white collar crimes as more lucrative enterprises. Gangs like the Bloods and the Crips are engaging in crimes, such as identity theft, counterfeiting, selling stolen goods and even bank, credit card and mortgage fraud, said a new FBI gangs threat assessment.
Source: Reuters    Date: October 21, 2011

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Top gang leader gets 40 years for violence in Little Village (Chicago, IL): The reputed No. 2 leader for the Latin Kings was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for ordering violence in the street gang’s Little Village stronghold. The sentence will run concurrently with a 20-year prison term already being served by Fernando King for a narcotics-related offense.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gang member sentenced to 90 years for DePaul student’s murder (Chicago, IL): Daisy Camacho survived being shot in the neck at a Halloween party two years ago by gangbangers who’d been asked to leave, but she lives on with the terrible guilt that the friend she invited was killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Portland apartment, car hit by gunfire (Portland, OR): An apartment window and a vehicle were hit in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Thursday night in Southeast Portland, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: October 21, 2011

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11 indicted on drug charges by state grand jury (Trenton, NJ): Eleven members of a Newark drug ring linked to the Bloods gang that allegedly ran heroin and cocaine in two violent city neighborhoods have been indicted by a state grand jury, the Attorney General’s Office said today.
Source: State House Bureau    Date: October 21, 2011

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'High-risk' gang member freed (Calgary, AB): One of five gang members jailed for firing at rival gangsters during a Wild West-like shootout on a Chinatown street has been released from prison.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gang member gets 21 months in prison on gun conviction (Madison, WI): A member of a south side street gang involved in a gun incident a year ago outside West High School has been sentenced to 21 months in prison without parole.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Informant attacked in gang case (San Bernardino, CA): Three of nine defendants in a conspiracy to commit murder case involving a local street gang took plea bargain Friday, while a fourth one picked up new charges for assaulting a confidential police informant.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Parolee charged with girl's slaying (Riverside County, CA): An insult aimed at a street gang prompted retaliatory gunfire that killed a Moreno Valley girl, endangered her companions and led to the arrest of a 20-year-old paroled gang member, court records show.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 21, 2011

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Gang-related shooting near Jefferson High leaves man critically injured (Portland, OR): A gang-related shooting late Friday in North Portland sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Police Bureau reported.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 21, 2011

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Salinas boy gunned down on bicycle in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy was gunned down this week while riding his bicycle in Salinas in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: October 21, 2011

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Handful of U.S. gangs operate in Mountain State, FBI reports (Charleston, WV): Kanawha is one of eight West Virginia counties with the most gang activity, according to a report issued Friday by the FBI. The report, released every two years, tracks the estimated 1.4 million members that make up the nation's more than 33,000 gangs.
Source: The Charleston Gazette    Date: October 21, 2011

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Parents 'get serious' after charges filed in child's truancy (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Parents of Marco Forster middle schooler who consistently ditched class have pleaded guilty to charges they contributed to the delinquency of a minor. San Juan Capistrano school resources officer says a gang prevention program intervenes.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch    Date: October 21, 2011

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