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Gang expert testifies to gang ties in teen's slaying in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A Santa Cruz police gang investigator said Monday that the three men held in Tyler Tenorio's slaying were all active Sureño gang members based on their tattoos, criminal records and evidence, including pictures of them with other gang members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 17, 2011

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Former gang member: We have a gang problem in Springfield (Springfield, MO): Sitting in Dickerson Park, a former gang member reflects on his life and his experiences. "Gangs are everywhere," said the man who wants to be known as Jay. "I've been shot, I've been robbed, I've been held for ransom against my will. People try to set me on fire, people shot up my mom's house before. I've done some things myself. And it's real."
Source: KSPR 33 News    Date: October 17, 2011

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Trenton police pulled off footposts after threat of gang hit (Trenton, NJ): Alarmed city police last night yanked foot post officers off the street after they said they had received “a credible threat” that gang members planned to shoot one of them.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: October 17, 2011

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Elgin shooting victims remain hospitalized (Elgin, IL): Elgin police are still investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Walnut Drive early Saturday morning that left two injured. The shooting, which is believed to be gang-related, occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: October 17, 2011

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Suspected gang member arrested (Manatee County, FL) : A manhunt is over for an alleged member of Manatee County's SUR-13 gang wanted on murder charges. Manuel Ramirez, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal in Atlanta. He is being held in Atlanta. The sheriff's office does not know when he will be returned to Manatee County.
Source: BradentonPatch    Date: October 17, 2011

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Trial begins for alleged Union City gang member accused of trying to kill Fremont cop in Oakland (Oakland, CA): When alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos shot at an undercover Fremont police officer during an attempted arrest last year in East Oakland, the 21-year-old knew exactly what he was doing, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 17, 2011

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Caught in the crossfire (Stockton, CA): Though they were making what should have been a routine dining choice, Tina Ramirez and Tiffany Carpenter thought twice this week before pulling into the parking lot of the East Main Drive-In for a late-afternoon snack.
Source: The Record     Date: October 16, 2011

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27 indicted in California gang sweep (San Francisco, CA): Twenty-seven people were indicted on various weapon and drug charges in federal court Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: October 16, 2011

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MS-13 gangs linked with L.A., Salvador in National Geographic documentary (Los Angeles, CA): MS-13, shorthand for "Mara Salvatrucha," is one of the world's most lethal gangs, with a power and reach that exceeds that of some national governments. It has ravaged the tiny Central American country of El Salvador, and its influence extends into neighboring Honduras and elsewhere.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 16, 2011

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Prison gang member charged in double slaying (Oakland, CA): A top-ranking member of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang who served time in federal prison has been arrested and charged with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 16, 2011

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Gang member gets 30 years in Camden torture killings (Camden, NJ): Earl Huff could hardly contain his anger in court. To his right was the man who had pleaded guilty to being part of a gang that had killed his niece. To his left was the prosecutor who had agreed to a plea deal that would spare the defendant a possible life term.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 15, 2011

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Indictments should quell gang crimes (Frederick, MD): The 16 Frederick residents indicted on federal charges following an investigation of the South Side Brims Bloods gang racked up more than 200 criminal charges in Frederick County, ranging from littering to drug and firearm offenses to armed robbery and attempted murder.
Source: The Frederick News-Post    Date: October 15, 2011

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Man pleads guilty to killing fellow gang member in Powhatan (Powhatan County, VA): A member of the Bloods gang pleaded guilty Friday to fatally shooting a fellow member and critically wounding another in a late-night ambush in May near a Confederate cemetery in eastern Powhatan County.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 15, 2011

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Miguel Hernandez, Elgin gang member, charged in murder of 5-year-old boy (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man police say is a known gang member has been charged and ordered held without bail in the shooting death of 5-year-old Eric Galarza Jr.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: October 15, 2011

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Second man charged in Hilltop shooting (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old man in connection with a Tacoma gang dispute believed prompted by a YouTube rap video. Prosecutors allege Tyreese R. Woods took part in a series of shootings in May and June.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: October 15, 2011

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Yellow Brick Road Crew members sentenced to 32 years (Washington, DC): Two street gang members were sentenced to 32 years in prison for killing a rival during a rush-hour traffic jam.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: October 15, 2011

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Gang violence in Anderson escalating (Anderson County, SC): Three teens soaked the sedan and pickup with gasoline. As an astonished neighbor watched, they torched the vehicles and fired several shots at a home in the Stonehaven subdivision before fleeing into the night.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: October 15, 2011

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MontCo gang-prevention programs may lose funding (Montgomery County, MD): Programs that have helped reduce gang-related crimes in Montgomery County are being threatened as funding dries up.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: October 15, 2011

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Arrests made in Tietan Street gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Officers from 3 agencies took part in a round up last night, arresting 4 suspects in the drive by gang shooting that took place at Howard and Tietan Streets at about 5:40 p.m. on July 28th. All 4 arrests took place in Milton-Freewater, OR, beginning around 10:45 p.m. and finishing up about 3 hours later.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 15, 2011

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Expert says half of metropolitan homicides are gang-related, but gangs usually stay out of crime reports (Atlantic City, NJ): About half of homicides in metropolitan areas are likely gang-related, a well-regarded gang expert says. But in this area, getting officials to confirm that proves difficult. The East Coast Gang Investigators Association visited the city last week to attend seminars and share information about the gangs they deal with.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 15, 2011

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