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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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Anderson schools say they're mindful of gang activity (Anderson County, SC): Gang activity at area schools may be on the decline, but that doesn’t mean it has no influence on students, school officials say.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: October 15, 2011

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Elgin march against gang violence draws 200 (Elgin, IL): An estimated 200 people — men, women and children — marched Saturday from the Elgin Boys and Girls Club to the site on Elma Avenue where a 5-year-old boy was killed Oct. 7, the victim of what police say was gang violence.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 15, 2011

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ACLU files suit over alleged racial profiling of students (Los Angeles, CA): The ACLU of Southern California filed suit Thursday against Glendale Unified administrators and three law enforcement agencies, alleging that about 55 Latino high school students were illegally detained, searched and interrogated in what the civil rights organization called "a textbook case of racial profiling."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 14, 2011

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Two accused in 2008 Long Island slaying (Long Island, NY): Prosecutors say they've charged two gang members with the 2008 slaying of a teenager on a Long Island high school handball court.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: October 14, 2011

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Police shooting of Iron Horseman justified (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police acted lawfully and their investigation into possible gang activity was justified last fall at a Camp Washington bar where one gang member was shot and killed by police, according to a newly released report by Cincinnati's Firearm Discharge Board.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: October 14, 2011

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Terror Squad member gets time served for cocaine (Saskatoon, SK): A self-described founding member of Saskatoon's Terror Squad street gang was found guilty Thursday of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: October 14, 2011

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Maryland schools, law enforcement have gangs in cross hairs (Maryland): Maryland schools are taking a more organized approach to tackling gang activity among students, including referring suspected members to counseling, following a state law passed last year that requires a quick response to curtail the problem.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 14, 2011

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Lawrence granted $800K to curb youth violence (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence and 10 other cities that are among the most violent in Massachusetts will split a $10 million state grant aimed at curtailing homicides and assaults by boys and men under 25, Gov. Deval Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

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