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Gang violence crackdown (Dothan, AL): Law enforcement in central Alabama are cracking down on gang violence. The Houston County Sheriff's Office and Dothan Police Department are part of a "safe streets" task force with a number of other agencies.
Source: WTVY News 4    Date: January 9, 2014

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'The Field' documentary examines Chicago's violence, gang problems (Chicago, IL): WorldStarHipHop usually debuts music videos and submitted street fights, but recently spent some time in Chicago to film a documentary, entitled The Field, which examines the violence and gang problems plaguing the city.
Source:    Date: January 9, 2014

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Monthlong gang sweep nets 10 arrests in Livingston (Livingston, CA): A coordinated police sweep in Livingston targeting suspected gang members resulted in six arrests, the Livingston Police Department reported Thursday. The campaign capped off a month-long effort to keep criminal street gangs in check in Livingston netted nearly a dozen arrests total, Chief Ruben Chavez said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 9, 2014

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Joint task force tackling increase in central AL violence (Montgomery, AL): When it comes to catching and convicting those responsible for violent crimes across the region, law enforcement agencies are streamlining their efforts with the formation of the Central Alabama Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: January 9, 2014

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Alleged gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges (San Francisco, CA): On Thursday a federal grand jury issued a 17-count indictment accusing 10 alleged members and associates of a San Francisco gang of murder, racketeering, drug trafficking and other charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 9, 2014

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Six arrested in gang-related altercation that led to shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Six people have been arrested in connection with a gang-related altercation that eventually led to the shooting of a 24-year-old man late Monday, Jan. 6, according to Hillsboro police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 9, 2014

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Alleged Texas Mexican Mafia members headed to trial next month on charges they beat a Las Vegas limo driver (Las Vegas, NV): Two purported members of the Texas Mexican Mafia originally accused of beating and robbing a Las Vegas limousine driver are free while awaiting trial next month, but they no longer face charges the alleged crimes were gang-related.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: January 9, 2014

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Committee clears Muñoz bill upgrading penalties for street gang recruitment on school property (New Jersey): Anti-gang legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Deputy Whip Nancy F. Muñoz that increases the penalties for individuals convicted of soliciting or recruiting others to join or actively participate in a criminal street gang while on school property today cleared the Assembly Budget Committee.
Source: PolitickerNJ    Date: January 9, 2014

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Cops are trolling photos to stop-and-frisk gangs online (Chicago, IL): "Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side whose songs serve as anthems for their rival gangs," Wired wrote in September.
Source: PolicyMic    Date: January 9, 2014

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County attorney seeks court order to ban Crips, Bloods (Harris County, TX): Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan is seeking a court order to ban members of the Crips and the Bloods gangs from entering or committing crimes in a north Harris County community.
Source: The Rancher    Date: January 9, 2014

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Ohio State professor: Youth gangs a symptom, not a cause of violence (Columbus, OH): Pictures of bloodied bodies and gang tattoos filled the projector screen as Tupac Shakur's song "Only God Can Judge Me" played in the background. René Olate, an assistant professor at Ohio State's College of Social Work, moved to the next slide: a map of Central America. He explained how the most notorious gangs of the Latin American countries have ties that originated in Los Angeles.
Source: The Lantern    Date: January 9, 2014

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Auburn Police Division joins new task force assigned to target violent crimes (Auburn, AL): The Auburn Police Division is now one of several law enforcement agencies in Alabama working toward bringing down crime and violence through a collective front.
Source: Opelika-Auburn News    Date: January 9, 2014

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Gang member charged, Ripon police officer resigns after road rage incident (Modesto, CA) : A documented gang member wanted in connection with an October road rage assault has turned himself in. His passenger and girlfriend during the incident, and the owner of the car he was driving, was an off-duty Ripon police officer, according to court documents.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 9, 2014

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Riverside sweep targets gang, arrests 20 people (Riverside, CA): Twenty Riverside residents with alleged ties to a local street gang and suspected of illegally possessing guns and drugs were arrested during a two-day sweep that concluded Thursday. "Operation Rain Cross" was conducted by Riverside police, with the assistance of county, state and federal law enforcement officials, according to Sgt. Dan Russell.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 9, 2014

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Portland police to ask city to restore school resource, gang enforcement and traffic cops in next budget (Portland, OR): Returning three full-time positions to the Gang Enforcement Team will enable its members to spend more time investigating gang-related crimes instead of simply responding to crime scenes. In a year's time, the team's rate of clearing or solving gang-related crimes, such as non-fatal shootings and stabbings, has plummeted from 40 percent to 26 percent, according to police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 9, 2014

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Police ID victim killed in Phoenix gun battle (Phoenix, AZ): One person was killed, and another was in critical condition after at least 70 shots rang out in a gang-related gun battle in a Phoenix neighborhood Thursday, police said.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: January 9, 2014

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South Side gang member gets four years in prison (Youngstown, OH): A 20-year-old West Ravenwood Avenue man, who pleaded guilty to robbery and participating in a criminal gang, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: January 8, 2014

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Insane Clown Posse defends fans, with F.B.I. lawsuit (Detroit, MI): The Michigan rap group Insane Clown Posse filed suit on Wednesday against the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying that the United States government had made the "unwarranted and unlawful decision" to classify fans of the band as criminal gang members, leading to their harassment by law enforcement and causing them "significant harm."
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 8, 2014

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SD gangs indicted in sex trafficking ring (San Diego, CA): Two North Park gangs have been indicted in what federal authorities called a “massive criminal enterprise” that focused primarily on the sex trafficking of teenage girls and young women across the nation.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 8, 2014

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Teen suspects from gang drive-by shooting charged as adults (Orlando, FL): Three 16-year-old boys are being charged as adults in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Dec. 8 in Pine Hills, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 8, 2014

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