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Gangs recruiting young prostitutes over Facebook (San Antonio, TX): Police detectives say young girls are being lured into a life of a prostitution and drugs by gang members who are stalking their Facebook pages.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: September 25, 2012

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Gang-related funeral processions upset residents of Beverly, Mount Greenwood (Chicago, IL): As the funeral procession headed through Chicago's Far Southwest Side, mourners weaved in and out of traffic, leaned out of car windows as they sang to music blaring from their stereos and flashed gang signs, a video on YouTube showed.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 25, 2012

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Two men stabbed, another beaten in Division Street fight (Chicago, IL): Two men were stabbed, another badly beaten and a fourth arrested early Sunday after a fight on Division Street spilled onto State Street, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 24, 2012

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Eight arrested by street gang unit (Saskatoon, SK): The Saskatoon police street gang unit arrested eight people early Sunday in a high-risk situation backed up by an armoured vehicle.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: September 24, 2012

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Legislature making tandem moves on gang bills (Harrisburg, PA): The scheduling of tandem votes on anti-gang legislation in Senate and House committees this week is a sign of a bipartisan effort to address an issue important to Northeast Pennsylvania this fall.
Source: The Republican-Herald    Date: September 24, 2012

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Three acknowledge roles in violent MS-13 street gang (Atlanta, GA): One of the MS-13 gang's rules is to never cooperate with law enforcement. The punishment for breaking it ranges from a beating by fellow gang members or being "green lighted," gang parlance for being marked for death.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 24, 2012

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Arrested Athens teen had Bloods gang material (Athens, GA): A 15-year-old Athens carried Bloods street gang colors and literature during an arrest by Athens-Clarke police Sunday night for trespassing at a home off Spring Valley Road.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: September 24, 2012

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Three students charged in gang assault (Cortland, NY): Cortland Police made three arrests in connection with a gang assault. It happened on Groton Street late Friday night.
Source: Your News Now    Date: September 24, 2012

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The new face of Chicago gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has pinned the 2012 rise in the city homicide rate on gangs. McCarthy asserts that gang members commit up to 80 percent of all Chicago murders and shootings, and that the fracturing of gangs has lead to an increase in violence.
Source: Progress Illinois    Date: September 24, 2012

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Vacant house in NW OKC attracts gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): A vacant, dilapidated home is attracting trouble in the metro. Concerned homeowners say because of it, gang activity and vandalism are on the rise in their neighborhood.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: September 24, 2012

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Wounded man sought revenge, police say (San Francisco, CA): The man wounded last week by police in San Francisco's Mission District - sparking protests and vandalism - was a parolee and gang member who was on his way to avenge a recent killing, police said at a community meeting Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 24, 2012

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Reputed gang member held on $750K bond in beating Cook County prosecutor (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged in the attack on a Cook County prosecutor who tried to intervene when he saw two men harassing a couple they may have believed to be gay.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 24, 2012

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Trial of suspect in Dewey Tucker's murder begins (Santa Rosa, CA): The trial of an alleged Sureno gang member charged with the freeway slaying of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker in 2010 and of a rival gang member a year later began Monday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: September 24, 2012

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In Chicago, gangs abound, but where are they? (Chicago, IL): "Most of our violence is gang related, much of it is narcotics gang related. They argue over turf and get into violent disputes with each other, and that's how people get hurt," Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said at a press conference last month after a weekend of shootings claimed five lives and another 16 people were injured.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: September 24, 2012

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Memphis mayor promises 'pure-dee hell' to violent offenders (Memphis, TN): Mayor A C Wharton established a citywide program to warn children about the dangers of gangs and guns. He created a team inside City Hall whose purpose is to reduce youth handgun violence and programs to help young criminal offenders become productive.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 23, 2012

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Prosecutors weigh gang charges (Fort Wayne, IN): Amid the raft of charges facing 24-year-old Traneilous L. "Neil" Jackson and 23-year-old Dontay D. Martin are counts of criminal gang activity.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: September 23, 2012

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Gang awareness topic at WMCI committee meeting (Torrington, WY): Gang awareness in Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Corrections was discussed during the fall quarterly meeting of the Prison Community Partnership Committee Wednesday. The video presentation, "Gang Awareness for the Wyoming Department of Corrections and Wyoming," was given by Lt. Seth Norris, a staff member at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution at Torrington.
Source: Star-Herald    Date: September 23, 2012

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Elgin gang-related fight ends in stabbing (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was stabbed in the chest late Saturday night during an altercation that police said started when the victim punched a member of his own gang.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 23, 2012

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11 gang members face new indictment (New York, NY) : New charges were brought against 11 members of the MS-13 street gang, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, on Friday, announced the U.S. District Attorney's office.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: September 23, 2012

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Chattanooga gang data from police, sheriff called 'incomplete' (Chattanooga, TN): "Incomplete and inaccurate" — that's the judgment about data on local gangs received from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 22, 2012

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