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Law enforcement agencies work together to get a handle on gang violence (Greenville, NC): Gunshots and the possibility of gang violence terrorizing one city in the east is the reason the city's chief organized a meeting with all agencies in the county to help fight the violence.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: December 7, 2011

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Yakima gangbangers costing you thousands to go to trial (Yakima, WA): First cuffed, then booked and sent to jail. That's all before Yakima gangbangers end up in the courtroom. All of that is far from free.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 7, 2011

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Officials call for action against local gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Officials Wednesday night called for increased action against gangs in Central Virginia. "We talk a lot in this community, about a whole lot of things all the time," said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, speaking at a forum hosted by the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project. "We talk things to death. … We've got to do something."
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 7, 2011

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Investigators: Know the signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police say the state's gang population is steadily growing. Investigators say it will take a community effort to push them out of the state one by one.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: December 7, 2011

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State court tosses gang leader's death sentence (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court on Monday took the rare step of tossing out the murder convictions and death sentences of a Los Angeles gang leader who authorities believe was the "shot caller" responsible for dozens of murders.
Source: ABC News    Date: December 6, 2011

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Man gets 18 years for gang-related arson that killed 12-year-old boy (Mundelein, IL): A reputed gang leader whose "smash on sight" order prompted a 2009 firebombing that killed a 12-year-old Mundelein boy and severely injured two of his relatives was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 6, 2011

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Four students arrested, one Tasered in fight at Northwest Side high school (Chicago, IL): Four students at a Northwest Side high school were arrested after a gang-related fight broke out Monday during school hours. One of the teens arrested was Tasered by police after he allegedly punched a female officer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 6, 2011

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Man shot in apparent gang attack (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being shot in an apparent gang-related attack in San Diego's Nestor neighborhood, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: December 6, 2011

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Authorities say shootings in Gaylord, St. Peter gang related (Gaylord, MN): Charges filed in Sibley County Monday tie a 23-year-old Mankato man to what investigators are describing as gang-related shootings in Gaylord and St. Peter.
Source: The Free Press    Date: December 6, 2011

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Young men in court over rowdiness that followed shooting (Worcester, MA): Several men arrested over the weekend at a vigil for shooting victim Javier A. Santiago were arraigned today in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 6, 2011

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Two arrested in gunfire barrage at soccer field (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men whom police identified as gang members have been arrested, accused of unleashing a barrage of gunshots in an attempt to kill a man at a soccer field where children were playing last month.
Source: 10 News    Date: December 6, 2011

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KC police bolster the gang squad (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté this week doubled the size of the department’s gang squad as part of his effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 6, 2011

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Weld jury convicts Greeley gang leader on all counts in organized crime trial (Greeley, CO): In the end, the gang leader had the last word. Being led out of a Weld County courtroom on Tuesday, having just been the first gang member in the county convicted of organized crime, Christopher Cox, 30, shouted: "I still didn't talk!" to no one in particular in the courtroom gallery, muttering expletives under his breath.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: December 6, 2011

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Naperville brothers convicted in Aurora gang-related killing (Aurora, IL): Two Naperville brothers have been convicted in the 2007 gang-motivated shooting death of a 15-year-old Aurora youth.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: December 6, 2011

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Arrestee surveys reveal county trends in drug use and gang activity (San Diego County, CA): Nearly two-thirds of women (62 percent) and more than half of men (59 percent) arrested and booked into jail for crimes in San Diego County in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs, according to recent findings by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Source: LaJollaPatch    Date: December 6, 2011

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Program lays out city’s gang, drug challenges (Beloit, WI): Seven gangs. About 500 members. That's the estimate Beloit police give for the level of gang activity in the city. Dozens of area residents were on hand Monday night at the Beloit Public Library to learn more about Beloit's gang and drug activity.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: December 6, 2011

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Gang member shot by deputy gets prison term (Fresno, CA): A local gang member who ran from authorities and was shot and wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for being a felon in possession of an assault rifle.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 6, 2011

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DA drops murder charges in fatal San Rafael gang battle (San Rafael, CA): Two teens charged with murdering a rival during a San Rafael gang battle have pleaded guilty to lesser charges, the district attorney's office said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: December 6, 2011

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Man connected to Iraqi Mafia street gang pleads guilty to weapons charges (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake County man who detectives have identified as a member of the Iraqi Mafia street gang has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in federal court that may send him to prison for up to 10 years.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 6, 2011

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Trial begins for defendant in West Valley City golf course slaying (West Valley City, UT): As JoJo Lee Brandstatt stood on a snow-covered West Valley City golf course that night in February 2009, the prosecutor said, Spencer Isaiah Cater’s words were likely the last he ever heard.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 6, 2011

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