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 Henrico Police tackle gang issue in awareness meetings (Henrico County, VA):: Dangerous gangs in Henrico County are something police say is happening right now and want you to know about it. That's why three meetings in different parts of the county will be held in the next week and a half. Sgt. Jay Clark calls these meetings Gangs 101. He says by getting the word out, he hopes it will help with preventing future crimes and future members.
Source: WWBT 12 News   Date: 10/14/2014
  
 Exploring a notorious gang's ties to Virginia (Commonwealth, VA): : News4's Erika Gonzalez traveled 3,000 miles to find out how one police officer is exploring a notorious, world-wide gang's ties to the Commonwealth.
Source: NBC4 Washington  Date: 10/21/2013
  
 Fly Nation" gang members implicated in 10 regional robberies (Chesterfield, County, VA: Six local gang associates have been charged with robbing three McDonald's restaurants in Chesterfield County and one each in New Kent and Dinwiddie counties as part of a regional string of robberies that police said targeted
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch  Date: 10/4/2013
  
 Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex: She was a month shy of her 17th birthday when the gang’s leader approached her outside a Tennessee hotel, engaging her in playful banter. But soon “Chyna,” as she would come to be known, was traveling up and down the Eastern Seaboard with the gangster and his friends, having sex with strangers for cash
Source: Washington Post  Date: 10/4/2013
  
 Valentine Bloods leader sentenced to nine years in prison for soliciting murder, felony gang participation: RICHMOND (October 1, 2012) - Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced that the leader of the Valentine Bloods in Virginia was sentenced to nine years in prison when he entered an Alford plea to three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of felony gang participation while already in prison. Judge Leslie M. Osborn accepted the pleas today in Lunenburg County Circuit Court, and found Larog Anthony Trowell guilty of all six counts. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt. Rather, it is an admission by the defendant that the commonwealth has enough evidence to convince a judge or jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Pursuant to a written plea agreement, Judge Osborn sentenced Trowell to 60 years imprisonment with 51 years suspended, for an active penitentiary sentence of nine year
Source: Commonwealth of Virginia-Attorney General Office  Date: 10/4/2012
  
 Bedford County's Sheriff confirms gang activity in county: Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is the latest top cop to confirm that national street gangs have infiltrated his territory.
Source: WSLS10.com  Date: 10/26/2011
  
 Cuccinelli wants home grown gangs gone: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Leaders from across the nation are meeting in Virginia Beach to discuss gang prevention strategies.
Source: Wavy.com  Date: 10/24/2011
  
 Hundreds attend gang awareness forum: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - More than 500 law enforcement officers from all along the east coast converged at the Wyndam Hotel & Resort in Virginia Beach for a three day gang awareness and training conference.
Source: Wavy.com  Date: 10/26/2010
  
 Prosecutor keeps 'bangers on the run: Assistant Attorney General Phil Figura has been battling Virginia gangs even before the state hired him to do so in 2006. This past week he was recognized for his work, collecting the first ever Gang Prosecutor of the Year Award issued by the Virginia Gang Investigator's Association in Virginia Beach.
Source: newsleader.com   Date: 10/26/2010
  
 Area police target gang activity: Local law enforcement officials are taking new steps to fight the growing problem of gang activity in Henry County and Martinsville.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin, Inc.  Date: 10/4/2010
  
 1,432 in NN gangs, police say: There are 64 active gangs in Newport News — the highest documented number for the city, according to police. This equates to 1,432 active members. "Gangs do not control our city," Fox said. "We do have gangs and we have seen them escalate since 2004, but they do not control our city like some from the major cities." Fox said most of the local gangs are not violent and do not target random people. Instead, their actions are aimed at other gang members, and most of their crimes are larcenies and burglaries.
Source: NEWPORT NEWS  Date: 10/14/2009
  
  
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