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Vandals spray gang signs, destroy golf course clubhouse (Mobile, AL): A Mobile golf course that's been closed for years won't reopen Tuesday as planned. Vandals wreaked havoc inside the clubhouse at Linksman Golf Club on Saint Andrews Drive over the weekend. The MPD gang unit is investigating. Police said some of things spray-painted inside are gang symbols.
Source: WPMI 15 News    Date: January 9, 2017

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Authorities: Gang Task Force had successful year (Lake County, IL): The Lake County Sheriff's Gang Task Force is calling 2016 "a very successful year" in fighting crime, which included the seizure of 37 weapons and $3.79 million in drugs, according to a release.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: January 9, 2017

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Inwood Gang Bust: Politicians Thank Police For Takedown of 32-Member Street Gang (Inwood, NY): Neighborhood elected officials held a press conference Monday on the corner of Vermilyea Avenue and West 204th Street to thank police for taking down a 32-member street gang accused of turning the area into an open-air drug market.
Source: Washington Heights Patch    Date: January 9, 2017

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Police: Four gang members charged in Manassas-area shooting (Manassas, VA): Four members of a street gang known as “South Side” have been charged with pistol-whipping two teenagers, and shooting one of them, along a wooded path near Stonewall Jackson High School.
Source: Fauquier Times    Date: January 8, 2017

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Former inmates get fresh start with tattoo removal service (Richmond, VA): Charles Greene got his first tattoo 20 years ago in jail. One of his fellow inmates melted the wax from a chess piece and then, using a needle, plucked at his skin so the ink could dye it. His first few jailhouse tattoos were out of sight, on his legs. Soon the black ink covered his arms, hands and neck.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 8, 2017

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Police investigating gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a shooting in Salinas Saturday night that left one man dead, police said. At about 11:41 p.m., police were notified of gunshots coming from the parking lot of 1980 N. Main St. in Salinas. Around the same time, other calls came in about a shooting victim in the same parking lot, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2017

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2 men fatally shot at Pasadena vigil identified (Pasadena, CA): Authorities have identified two Pasadena men who were shot to death while gathered at a vigil for another recent homicide victim in a suspected gang-related attack that also left two other people wounded late Friday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 8, 2017

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Man shot in northwest Santa Rosa in apparent gang incident (Santa Rosa, CA): A 24-year-old man was shot Friday night in northwest Santa Rosa in an apparent gang-related incident, authorities said. The victim, whose name was not released, was with friends about 7:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of Jennings Avenue when a man walked up to the victim, announced his gang affiliation and asked the victim what gang he was affiliated with, Sgt. Tommy Isachsen said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 7, 2017

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Overall Crime Falls to New Low in Suffolk County (Suffolk County, NY): Overall crime fell to an all-time low in Long Island’s Suffolk County last year, according to statistics county law-enforcement officials released Friday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: January 7, 2017

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Topeka police expert on gangs: Gang violence factored into 2016 drive-by slaying (Topeka, KS): Two men charged with a drive-by shooting death were gang members, as was the victim, a Topeka police expert on local gangs testified on Friday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: January 6, 2017

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Bethlehem man gets up to 15 years in double shooting (Easton, PA): A Bethlehem man who participated in a gang-related double-shooting in which two teenagers were wounded pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder, receiving a sentence of 71/2 to 15 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 6, 2017

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Man gets 40 years to life in fatal Buena Park party shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for gunning down a Buena Park resident who ordered guests at his son's birthday party to leave after the defendant and his associates crashed the gathering and started a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 6, 2017

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Las Vegas police log 166 homicides in 2016, up from 139 in 2015 (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas police say the 166 homicide cases they handled in 2016 far outpaced 2015, and came in just under a 25-year high set 20 years ago. The previous high was 167 in 1996, and the department handled 139 homicides in 2015.
Source: KTNV 13 News    Date: January 6, 2017

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S-13 Gang Member Arrested in Brentwood on Federal Charges: Police (Brentwood, NY): Police arrested a MS-13 gang in Brentwood on federal RICO charges on Thursday. According to Suffolk Police, since September, the department has arrested over 80 MS-13 gang members on various state and federal charges as part of an unprecedented strategic crackdown on gangs in the area.
Source: West Islip Patch    Date: January 6, 2017

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2 gang members arrested, 2 still at large in connection with pharmacy burglary (Houston, TX): Four gang members have been charged with felonies for robbing a pharmacy store in Lubbock County, police said. Police said the men are gang members from northeast Houston.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: January 6, 2017

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3 more charged in killing of N.J. man lured on Facebook (Montgomery County, MD): Three more people have been charged in the killing of a Hudson County man who was lured to Maryland by a woman he had been chatting with on Facebook.
Source: NJ.com    Date: January 6, 2017

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Chicago's gang violence catches highway drivers in crossfire (Chicago, IL): Jonathan Ortiz and other members of his rap group, No Nights Off, stepped onto the stage at Chicago's House of Blues in mid-September for a concert they hoped would propel their young, promising careers. Less than two weeks later, the 22-year-old Ortiz, who forebodingly rapped under the stage name "John Doe," was fatally shot as he drove on an expressway in Chicago.
Source: Reuters    Date: January 5, 2017

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Lake County gang crackdown nets dozens of arrests in 2016 (Waukegan, IL): A gang crackdown in Lake County, Illinois, has netted dozens of arrests and a "significant" amount of drugs and guns in 2016, authorities said Thursday.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: January 5, 2017

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Gang Activity Suspected in Wednesday Shooting in Manassas: Police (Manassas, VA): Two suspected gang members who shot one juvenile and injured another Wednesday afternoon in the area of Rixlew Lane and Ashton Avenue were arrested a few hours later in the 7900 block of Community Drive, according to Prince William County Police.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: January 5, 2017

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Police: Longview gang member arrested, facing weapons charges (Longview, TX): Longview police arrested a documented gang member Wednesday after two detectives found a stolen gun in his car during a traffic stop, according to an arrest affidavit.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: January 5, 2017

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