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Targeting gang tags: MB considers new graffiti ordinance (Myrtle Beach, SC): Lawmakers are considering new ways to clear the city of graffiti, targeting gang-related tags. During Tuesday's Myrtle Beach City Council Workshop, members of the council discussed amending a current ordinance to allow the city to take immediate action to clear graffiti.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 9, 2014

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New tattoo removal program helping people in Rogue Valley (Medford, OR): A new program, in its second month operating in Medford, is helping teens and adults get a new start. It's all about free and low cost laser tattoo removal. Visible tattoos, especially if they're gang related can often be a barrier to employment.
Source: KOBI 5 News    Date: September 9, 2014

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Another MS-13 Gang Member Apprehended in El Centro Border Sector (San Diego, CA): Gang tattoos have tipped off U.S. Border Patrol to the MS-13 affiliation of an El Salvadorian national apprehended in the El Centro section of the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, marking the 22nd member of the deadly gang caught in the El Centro Sector this year.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 9, 2014

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Police seek help from community to fight gangs (Valparaiso, IN): Chicago has replaced Los Angeles as the gang capital of America, and Porter County is seeing an increase in gang activity, a local law enforcement official said Tuesday. “Think how close we are to Chicago. There is going to be some spillover,” Porter County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Chavez said.
Source: The Times    Date: September 9, 2014

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Multiple Agencies Conduct Gang Sweep, Arrest 7 (Turlock, CA): On Friday, the Turlock Police Department hosted a gang sweep along with the Modesto Police Department and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), leading to the arrests of seven subjects.
Source:    Date: September 9, 2014

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Task force conducts operations in Brownsville (Brownsville, TN): In the wake of two shootings that left one man dead, Brownsville Police requested assistance from the Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force to conduct operations Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: September 9, 2014

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Man shot to death on Santa Ana sidewalk ID'd (Santa Ana, CA): A 24-year-old man shot to death on a Santa Ana sidewalk late Sunday has been identified in what police are investigating as a gang-related attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 9, 2014

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Gang member gets death penalty for 2004 murders of Whittier man and Rowland Heights man (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old gang member on Monday was sentenced to death for killing a Rowland Heights man and a Pasadena City College student while committing a series of robberies in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier ten years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

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Santa Rosa man denied parole in 1997 gang shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man serving life in prison for attempting to kill four rival gang members in a 1997 shooting was denied parole by the California Board of Prisons, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 9, 2014

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Significant decline in B.C. gang violence in last year, anti-gang agency says (Vancouver, BC): The new head of B.C.’s anti-gang agency says police have made “significant headway in the efforts to curtail gang activity.” Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Chief Officer Kevin Hackett says the proof is in the crime statistics, which show “a significant decline” in gang violence over the last year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: September 8, 2014

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Prosecutors cite drop in crime with breakup of 10th Street Gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials gathered Monday for a news conference at an outdoor basketball court on the Lower West Side to symbolically return the neighborhood to its residents.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 8, 2014

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Youth violence has happened before in Poplar Plaza parking lot (Memphis, TN): What happened in the Kroger parking lot on Highland Avenue over the weekend has many asking what is it going to take to get young people under control? The video of teens on the attack disturbed many people. Jimmy Chambers, the gang investigator who visits schools to try to steer kids away from gangs, was livid.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: September 8, 2014

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Police: Court Street stabbing thought to be gang-related (Soux City, IA): Police are looking for several people involved in a stabbing Sunday evening. A 24-year-old Sioux City man was stabbed multiple times in the leg and back in the 2100 block of Court Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday, said Sioux City police Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: September 8, 2014

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New campaign targets women's involvement with gangs (Surrey, BC): The 2008 murder of Nikki Alemy, the wife of a suspected gang member hit with gunfire in Surrey, is one high-profile example of the costs of gang involvement for women.
Source: Vancouver 24 Hours    Date: September 8, 2014

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Murder trial begins in Wheeling gang shooting (Wheeling, IL): Collin Scheffler either knew about and willingly participated in a gang revenge shooting scheme last year, or was just along for the ride and looking for a good time.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 8, 2014

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Knox County DA's office cracking down on criminal gang activity (Knoxville, TN): Knox County's District Attorney General's Office is one of the top in the state for using enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gang members even though Knoxville doesn't have quite the same level of crime as other big cities in the state.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: September 8, 2014

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LEAD Coalition and Police Report Seeing Less Violence on the Streets (Panama City, FL): Since the LEAD Coalition formed earlier this summer, the Panama City Police Department says they're seeing less violence on the streets. But numbers still show gang violence in the city ranks near the highest in the state. Some officials are saying those numbers are wrong.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: September 8, 2014

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Party Bus That Was Shot At Had Been to Gang Party: Police (Los Angeles, CA): Police Monday were searching for the people responsible for a shooting that wounded four people on a party bus that had been to a gang celebration, police said.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: September 8, 2014

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Seven Killed, Twenty-Two Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence (Chicago, IL): Over the September 5 weekend, seven Chicagoans were killed and twenty-two wounded in what has become all too typical violence in the Windy City. Most fell victim to shooting incidents, but several people were stabbed, three on Sunday morning.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 8, 2014

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Feds explore death for 2 gang leaders (San Diego, CA): One is considered a senior-level “shot caller,” doling out advice to younger gang members, coordinating a lucrative drug-trafficking and prostitution business and giving the go-ahead for killings as a brutal form of discipline.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 7, 2014

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