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Contra Costa grand jury indicts alleged gang members in Antioch man's slaying (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa grand jury on Friday indicted two alleged gang members on murder, street terrorism and other felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Antioch man last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Four men with gang ties arrested after 100 mph DUI chase on Highway 1 and in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Four men with gang ties led authorities on a 100 mph chase down Highway 1 and through Watsonville after one of them brandished a gun at a bystander, the County Gang Task Force reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Task force makes several gang-related arrests (Pitt County, NC): The Pitt County Gang Task Force makes seven arrests. Thursday's operation focused on people who had outstanding felony warrants or connections to areas known for gang activity.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: January 6, 2012

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Police investigating possible gang-related shooting (Carlsbad, CA): Carlsbad police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in which numerous bullets were fired into a house but no one inside was injured.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 6, 2012

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Two boys shot on Southwest Side (Chicago, IL): Someone shot two teen boys this afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side during an attack police said was gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 6, 2012

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San Jose shooting becomes first homicide of 2012 (San Jose, CA): San Jose police investigators believe the city's first homicide of 2012 may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 6, 2012

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County gang recruiters are aiming younger (Lexington, NE): With evidence of gang activity in Dawson County, law enforcement and other officials have been diligent to implement intervention programs.
Source: Gothenburg Times    Date: January 6, 2012

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Action plan unveiled to help curb S.A.'s east-side violence (San Antonio, TX): While most of San Antonio was ringing in the holidays the over last few weeks, parts of the east side were ringing with gunfire. However, city leaders have unveiled a plan to change that.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Three more are arrested in Los Banos nightclub slayings (Los Banos, CA): Three additional suspects in a double homicide behind a Los Banos nightclub last summer are in custody.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 5, 2012

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Man accused of killing gang rival (Santa Ana, CA): A man who evaded authorities for a decade was at the center of a war between factions of the Mexican Mafia in the late 1990s and encouraged the killing of a rival in a shooting that also left two others dead, a federal prosecutor told an Orange County jury Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

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Street gangs cited in latest Winnipeg shooting (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police are investigating yet another shooting and now say the recent spate of violence in the city could be due to street gang retaliation.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 5, 2012

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Santa Ana celebrates drop in homicides (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana leaders are celebrating a significant drop in homicides over the past year, including a reduction in gang killings to levels not seen in more than a decade in a community that has traditionally led the county in gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

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Despite weak economy, crime in Los Angeles County still declines (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern and puzzlement over the 168 gang-related killings committed in the city through Saturday — a 6% increase over the same period the previous year. Oddly, the main precursors to gang homicides — the number of shooting victims and gunshots fired — and gang-related crimes in general were all down.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 5, 2012

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Feds announce MS-13 gang takedown in NY (New York, NY): Federal officials say 10 members of a violent international street gang known as "MS-13" have been charged with racketeering and attempted murder after a lengthy investigation.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: January 5, 2012

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Gang members plead to federal charges (Gulfport, MS): Three documented members of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to federal charges in two cases, one involving a weapon violation and the other involving meth manufacturing, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 5, 2012

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East side shooting is San Jose's first killing of 2012 (San Jose, CA): Five days into 2012, San Jose on Thursday recorded its first homicide of the year after a shooting on the east side that may have been gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 5, 2012

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Prosecutor: South Plainfield fast-food robberies were part of gang initiation (South Plainfield, NJ): At first glance, a pair of borough fast-food restaurants being robbed at gunpoint by the same person on consecutive nights last year could have been construed as an act of desperation.
Source: Courier News    Date: January 5, 2012

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Two Reno gang members sent to prison; one had been deported three times (Reno, NV): Two Reno gang members facing deportation were sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for the 2010 shooting and beating of a man, who was left comatose for weeks, remains paralyzed and lost some of his vital organs.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: January 5, 2012

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Ten MS-13 gang members from Flushing indicted for racketeering (New York, NY) : Ten members of the infamous MS-13 gang from Flushing were indicted Thursday on racketeering charges, including violent machete and baseball attacks against rivals, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 5, 2012

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Haslam launches coordinated effort to combat drug abuse, gangs, domestic violence (Nashville, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday announced a coordinated plan to fight drug abuse, gangs and domestic violence in Tennessee. The plan was produced over the course of a year by representatives of 11 state agencies to reduce drug abuse and trafficking, lower violent crime and cut the rate of repeat offenders.
Source: The Republic    Date: January 5, 2012

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