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Police arrest 13 suspects in Indianapolis heroin ring (Indianapolis, IN): A civilian Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department employee is among 13 people who have been arrested in a gang-related heroin ring on the city's northwest side.
Source: WLKY News    Date: October 29, 2015

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Law enforcement targets Tallahassee gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Law enforcement officials in Tallahassee, targeting gang activity, arrested more than 50 suspects and seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs during an eight-week operation.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: October 29, 2015

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DA talks drugs, gangs to students for Red Ribbon Week (Coachella, CA): "How many of you know someone who is in a gang," Deputy District Attorney Mike Tripp asked a class of 25 fourth graders at Valley View Elementary School in Coachella Tuesday morning. Five students raised their hands.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 29, 2015

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Testimony in 'Harvey Hustlers' racketeering case to begin (New Orleans, LA): Two men described as members of the notorious Harvey Hustlers are on trial this week, accused in a sweeping racketeering case targeting the street gang's ties to drug trafficking and murder. Alcus Smith, 28, and Robert C. Williams, 34, are the first defendants to be tried in connection with the criminal enterprise that authorities blame for at least seven killings.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 29, 2015

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Experts struggle to explain rise in Cleveland gun violence (Cleveland, OH): Why such a big rise in shootings in Cleveland? Is gang activity up? Are Facebook and Twitter to blame? Poverty? Drugs? Or just a statistical aberration? Experts say it's difficult to pinpoint why the city has seen a 40 percent increase in gun homicides and a 33 percent rise in felonious assault shootings through the first nine months of this year compared with the same period a year ago.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2015

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Police: Four alleged Paterson street gang members arrested in mistaken identity beatings (Paterson, NJ): Three alleged members of a Dominican street gang that operated in Paterson’s Sandy Hill neighborhood have been arrested and charged with attempted murder for beating and stabbing someone they mistakenly believed was part of a rival gang, the police said.
Source: The Record    Date: October 29, 2015

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Alleged gang leader from Belleville indicted (Newark, NJ): A Belleville man was among 14 individuals indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey on Wednesday for racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses, and related crimes.
Source: The Record    Date: October 29, 2015

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People Disagree Over Safety in Walla Walla After Recent Gang Violence (Walla Walla, WA): Police say gangs have been responsible for several shootings in Walla Walla recently. Just last weekend, an innocent man died when a gang member tried to shoot the man he was standing with outside a bar. Gang members have been responsible for 2 shootings in the last 3 weeks in Walla Walla. Last one happened here at the green lantern right by a residential neighborhood.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: October 29, 2015

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Columbus man charged with stealing guns in Troup Co. (Columbus, GA): A Columbus man has been charged with one count of first-degree burglary by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other charges in Muscogee County.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: October 29, 2015

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Member of Montgomery's 'All Profit Gang' arrested in 'Operation Triple Beam' (Montgomery, AL): One of the 114 people arrested in connection with the multi-agency 'Operation Triple Beam' crackdown was identified as a member of a Montgomery gang known as the 'All Profit Gang', according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The 'All Profit Gang', or "APG", may be local to Montgomery, but investigators say it's affiliated with the national 'Bloods' gang organization.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: October 29, 2015

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Gang Members Attending Trial Alarmed Prosecutor, Defense Lawyers (Fulton County, GA): Lawyers said a recent murder trial in which the two defendants were members of the Crips street gang and the victim—and most of the witnesses—were members of the archrival Bloods was unusually disconcerting.
Source: Daily Report    Date: October 29, 2015

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Leon County Deputies Arrest 58 People During Anti-Gang Operation (Leon County, FL): The Leon County Sheriff's Office is calling its anti-gang operation a success. And it's all thanks to a multi-agency effort called Operation Legion. It started in August and took eight weeks, resulting in 58 arrests. Officials confiscated a number of drugs, including synthetic marijuana and flakka. They say they also took two firearms and nearly $9,000 in contraband.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: October 28, 2015

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Man gets 57 years for fatal 2011 Joliet shooting (Joliet, IL): A southwest suburban man convicted of murder was sentenced to 57 years in prison for shooting and killing a man outside a Joliet boxing club in 2011.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 28, 2015

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Like father, like son: Gang violence sends man back to prison, prosecutors say (Grand Rapids, MI): Jermaine Allen II, 21, has pleaded no contest to the attempted murder of Jalen Christopher Braswell-Thompson a year ago. The Kent County prosecutor's Office contends that gang rivalries led to the shooting of the 20-year-old near Eastern Avenue and Sherman Street SE on Oct. 21, 2014.
Source: MLive    Date: October 28, 2015

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South Ozone Park ‘Terrorized’ by Prolific Gang Activity; DI Schiff says four recent shootings seem to be linked (New York, NY): The 106th Precinct’s top cop this week indicated that gang violence has recently spiked in pockets of South Ozone Park, with four shootings spurring a deployment of Special Operations units to the affected areas.
Source: The Forum    Date: October 28, 2015

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Longview police on drug busts: 'Small victories won on the street each and every day' (Longview, TX): Operations are continuing in the battle by East Texas law enforcement agencies against gang and drug activity. A successful month of October for agents in Longview is keeping the pressure on, and they say there is more to come.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 28, 2015

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Hearing held on bill that would let prosecutors expand prison time for gang members (Madison, WI): Criminals who are also found to be gang members could end up spending more time in prison under a bill in the legislature. One of the bill's co-authors said law enforcement officials wanted them to introduce it. It would give prosecutors the option to add anywhere from six months to five years of extra prison time to gang members who commit crimes that promotes their gang in some way.
Source: WKOW 27 News    Date: October 28, 2015

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This Rogers Park CeaseFire Worker Has Been Shot Twice Since September (Chicago, IL): One of the three men shot on Howard Street Oct. 13, prompting Evanston and Chicago police to publicly unite against violence, said despite a police label, he's not a gang member at all.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 28, 2015

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An inside look at the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit (Salt Lake City, UT): Officers describe it as a hamster wheel, a never-ending cycle of trying to stop crime, and criminals from committing more. "It's all tied in, gangs, money, guns. It's all interwoven," said unit officer Zach Van Emmerik. There's about 100 known gangs in the Salt Lake Valley, and 2,500 to 3,500 documented gang members from local groups to those that are nationally known.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: October 28, 2015

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Gang member convicted in fatal Knoxville drive-by shooting (Knoxville, TN): A teen charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a rival gang member has been convicted of First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: October 28, 2015

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