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East Side Blood gang member convicted on cocaine charge (Knoxville, TN): James Greenlee Davis was convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine in a drug free zone and criminal trespass. Davis already has six prior felony convictions on his record.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: January 27, 2016

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Gang member arrested after Chattanooga police find gun hidden in couch (Chattanooga, TN): A well-known gang member and convicted felon was arrested Saturday night after Chattanooga police officers found a gun and ammunition stashed in a couch inside a home on 15th Avenue.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2016

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First 2016 shooting death ends Chattanooga's 24-day homicide-free streak (Chattanooga, TN): A scream cut through the thick crowd of people talking quietly just outside the crime tape on Sheridan Avenue on Monday afternoon. A woman stumbled through the bystanders, shouting with panic and pain.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2016

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Two injured in gang-related SR 167 shooting (Auburn, WA): Two people were shot and injured after a drive-by shooting caused chaos on Highway 167 in Auburn late Monday. The shooting investigation forced a southbound closure of the highway for about four hours Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: January 26, 2016

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Visalia man sentenced in 2008 fatal shooting (Visalia, CA): A man convicted of fatally shooting 25-year-old Pedro Nunez seven years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 26, 2016

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First defendant convicted in 2011 gang-related shooting (Worcester, MA): The first of five people charged in connection with the 2011 gangland murder of a 34-year-old Worcester man outside his home has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: January 26, 2016

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Springfield teen arrested with assault rifle held on $50,000 bail (Springfield, MA): Reputed gang member Devonne A. Haines wanted to deliver a message – and he used a .22 caliber assault rifle to do it, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 26, 2016

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Macon Mafia gang leader sentenced to 30 years on jail contraband, gang charges (Macon, GA) : A leader in Macon's Mafia street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years, 15 of them in prison, after he pleaded guilty to possessing two cell phones and a metal shank while incarcerated at the Bibb County jail.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 26, 2016

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Gang member convicted of First Degree Murder (Knoxville, TN): Following a three day trial a Chattanooga man has been convicted of murder in relation to a 2012 shooting. The Knox County District Attorney Office says 28-year-old Jamar Laquinn Frazier was identified as a member of the criminal street gang the Black Crime Family.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: January 26, 2016

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Previously Deported Felon MS-13 Gang Member Enters U.S. (Calexico, CA): A member of the notorious MS-13 gang, designated as a terrorist organization in El Salvador, crossed into the United States at the southern border with Mexico near Calexico, California on Saturday.
Source: Breitbart    Date: January 26, 2016

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3 dead in Santa Maria as gang-related violence escalates (Santa Maria, CA): Escalating gang-related violence left three men dead Monday in Santa Maria. One, a Pioneer Valley High School student, died from wounds suffered in an afternoon stabbing. Later Monday night, two men were found shot in a vehicle in the 100 block of South Elizabeth Street and died later that night.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: January 26, 2016

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Gang Investigator Talks About Gang Violence In The City (Memphis, TN): A leading Shelby County gang investigator said much of the uptick in violence so far in 2016 is connected to gang activity. Jimmy Chambers, who works in the district attorney office's gang unit said newer gangs are reaching younger and younger kids, making parental involvement more important than ever.
Source:    Date: January 26, 2016

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New Safety Zone targets 2 gangs in Binghamton (Memphis, TN): Just behind the row of local law-enforcement luminaries gathered in Binghamton's Howze Park Tuesday afternoon, a single word was spray-painted in white on the empty playground set. "Crip."
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: January 26, 2016

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'This was an ambush,' prosecutor says of 2008 gang killing (Grand Rapids, MI): In 2008, Grishondra Farmer moved her family out of a Southeast Grand Rapids neighborhood for fears it was becoming too violent.
Source: MLive    Date: January 26, 2016

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Two defendants formally sentenced in deadly Modesto gang attack (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday formally sentenced two women for their involvement in the deadly attack on Erick Gomez in north Modesto in 2013. These defendants agreed to a plea deal and have already served their time behind bars.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 26, 2016

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Man Linked to 2 Violent Attacks Near Union Square Arrested, NYPD (Manhattan, NY): A Bronx man stabbed another in the neck in what officials described as a gang-related attack in November, less than a week after he bludgeoned another man with a brick, according to a police report and law enforcement sources.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 26, 2016

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Santa Maria community group responds to surge in deadly gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Increased security and grief counseling are being offered to students at a Santa Maria high school after a 15 year old student was killed Monday. Police said this and two other killings later that day are all gang-related.
Source: KCBX Public Radio     Date: January 26, 2016

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Resident near fire, 'Gang-related stuff is getting out of hand' (Longview, TX): Neighbors near where two arsons happened about a mile apart Monday expressed concerns for their safety. The Longview Fire Department said two homes were intentionally set on fire, making for a total of nine arsons investigations this month.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: January 26, 2016

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Pueblo police chief's 2016 plan raises doubts (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police chief Luis Velez is outlining plans to address a crime rate that is more than double the national average and make his officers happier in the process. Some, though, say his efforts are too little, too late.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: January 26, 2016

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Gang law not utilized enough (Hazleton, PA): State legislators crafted a law aimed at combating criminal street gangs more than three years ago. The law has gone largely unused across the state. The law targeted gang recruitment, created harsher sentences for offenses committed by gang members and increased penalties for crimes involving a victim 16 years old or younger.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: January 25, 2016

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