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How do investigators use social media tools to monitor criminal activity? (Washington, DC): Law enforcement agencies are leveraging social media services such as Facebook and Twitter in a number of ways to help fight crime and serve their communities. Of particular interest is the rapidly evolving use of social media monitoring tools to find evidence of criminal activity which the criminals themselves often post to the Internet — often leading quickly to their arrest and imminent conviction.
Source: PoliceOne.com    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.policeone.com/...

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'This will help us meet needs:' Fundraiser to support Ottawa families affected by gangs (Ottawa, ON): A project aimed at preventing young people from joining their siblings who are involved in gang activity will receive partial funding from a campaign run by students in Algonquin College’s public relations program.
Source: MetroNews    Date: March 26, 2015
http://metronews.ca/...

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World Impact Launches Program To Address Gang Violence (Chattanooga, TN): Pastor Ezra Maize, senior pastor of Rehoboth Ministries and the members of Rehoboth Ministries, launched their first humanitarian community program which will address the gang violence in the City of Chattanooga, through World Impact.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.chattanoogan.com/...

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Ft. Wayne Police Chief Looks For Way To Stop Rash Of Violence (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne's chief of police turns to members of a pair of special crime-fighting units to try and put a stop to a rash of shootings this week. The violence since Sunday night brings back painful memories from a couple years ago.
Source: NBC33 News    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.21alive.com/...

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Simon City Royals street gang member found with guns, ice, pot in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, MS): Narcotics agents Tuesday arrested a member of the Simon City Royals street gang after he was pulled over in a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, said Keith Havard, commander of the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.sunherald.com/...

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Harvey Hustlers racketeering case expands with new indictment (Gretna, LA): A Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday (March 26) handed up an indictment charging a 22nd suspect in the sweeping racketeering case against the Harvey Hustlers street gang. Marlon Mercy, 37, is accused of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.nola.com/...

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Man sentenced to 28-plus years in Target Field double shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A man who authorities say shot two men outside Target Field last spring in a retaliatory gang shooting was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison on Thursday, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.startribune.com/...

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ETX convicted felons arrested after reports of gang fights, shots fired (Marshall, TX): Multiple reports of a gang fight and gunfire at West End Park on West Rusk Street set the stage for a busy Wednesday night for the Marshall Police Department.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.ketknbc.com/...

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New Bedford gang member acquitted of 2006 murder (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang member, serving a federal prison sentence for drug and gun convictions, was acquitted today in Superior Court for the 2006 slaying of a 35-year-old man on Route 18 in New Bedford.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

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Murder defendants guilty in missing laundry killing (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa jury late Wednesday afternoon convicted two reputed gang members of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Antioch man during a dispute over missing laundry, according to prosecutor Jill Henderson.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 26, 2015
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Prosecutor: Football gift 'aggravating' in gang case (Youngstown, OH): Darrell Mason’s athletic prowess at Ursuline High School was something any high-school athlete would pray for. Which makes the fact he turned to heading up an East Side street gang that dealt drugs and was involved in several shootings all the more maddening, Assistant Prosecutor Martin Desmond said at Mason’s sentencing hearing on drug, weapons and gang charges Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, just before Mason was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.vindy.com/...

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Muncie teens held in Anderson shooting (Muncie, IN): Muncie and Anderson police will meet to discuss what appears to be escalating tension between youth gangs in the two cities.
Source: The Star Press    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.thestarpress.com/...

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Saginaw man gets prison sentence for gang-related shooting (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old will serve about four years in prison for a gang-related shooting and felony gun possession. Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Tuesday, March 17, sentenced Jomar R. Barnes in the unrelated felony cases.
Source: MLive    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Gang member sentenced in double murder (Buffalo, NY): A West Side gang member found guilty of taking part in the murder of two innocent bystanders nine years ago was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

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EPD: Gang members are getting younger (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police are reporting gang members in the city are getting younger and younger. And they've seen a rise in shootings related to gang violence and teenage recruits.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.14news.com/...

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Gang member convicted, faces prison sentence (Knox County, TN): Knox County prosecutors say a convicted gang member already serving time is facing a 15- to 60-year prison sentence.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.wbir.com/...

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5 arrests made in gang-related Lufkin fight, drive-by shooting, cinder block assault (Lufkin, TX): Officers with the Lufkin Police Department have made a series of arrests in connection to numerous alleged run-ins between members of the Savages and the East Side Gang, two rival gangs, including a fight, a drive-by shooting incident, and an assault.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.ktre.com/...

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Lott: 4 gang members charged in shooting death of rival (Richland County, SC): The recent arrest of four known gang members charged in the drive-by shooting death of a rival gang member is a prime example of what joining a gang will lead to, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.thestate.com/...

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Elusive gang leader caught in Pompano Beach, deputies say (Pompano Beach, FL): There's a job opening in the front office of one of the most violent street gangs in Pompano Beach following the arrest of a reputed one-time leader, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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"Lil' Ghost" Palacios jailed for gang injunction violations (Port Arthur, TX): An enjoined Surenos-13 Port Arthur street gang member was arrested and jailed late Tuesday night for violating five conditions of the civil court order against him and eight other Surenos-13 members.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 25, 2015
http://www.panews.com/...

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