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Gang leader-turned-evangelist to speak at local churches (Lancaster, PA): Nicky Cruz was a New York street gang leader, infamous for his violent confrontations with other gangs and run-ins with police. Today, he is even more famous as an evangelist whose street gang experience reaches youth who can relate to him.
Source: LancasterOnline    Date: September 3, 2015

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Portland Hits New Gang-Related Crime Milestone (Portland, OR): Portland’s Gang Enforcement Team worked Wednesday night to put together the pieces of another shooting in North Portland. It’s too early to rule it a gang shooting. But if it is, it will be violent gang-related crime 122 of 2015. There were 89 violent gang-related crimes at this time in 2014.
Source: FM News 101 KXL    Date: September 3, 2015

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Cops: 3 gang members pushed into Port Richmond house after domestic dispute (Staten Island, NY): Three young Staten Island gang members forced their way into a Port Richmond home with a gun to get revenge on someone who intervened in a domestic dispute Sunday, police allege.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: September 3, 2015

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Gang-related shootings underscore problem of retaliatory gun violence (Cleveland, OH): A feud between two East Side street gangs has punctuated another Cleveland summer marred by gun violence. Police attribute almost two-dozen shootings to the tension between the Broadway-Fleet area rivals.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 3, 2015

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California city could be Cleveland model for quelling retaliatory gun violence (Cleveland, OH): Shootings in Cleveland have spiked to the highest level in nearly a decade. The city has beefed up its gang unit and sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to neighborhood organizations to combat the violence, but investigators have often been left guessing who's going to show up next on an operating table.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 3, 2015

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No arrests in summer shootings as community gun violence meeting looms (Hamilton, ON): Three weeks after an 18-year-old man was shot dead in Hamilton's North End, police have not yet made any arrests that would calm the fears of a worried community. And in a summer marred by high profile gun violence, that has been a common theme.
Source: CBC News    Date: September 3, 2015

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Gangster Disciples active in Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area (Killeen, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety released its annual report on gangs in the state on Monday, and officials report high activity by Gangster Disciples in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: September 2, 2015

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Innovative program geared at sparking change in Selma schools (Selma, AL): An innovative program that has seen positive results in other schools in the Southeast has made its way to Selma in an effort to reach out to young men and women in the community. Students heard real testimony from people who have turned their lives around, including a former gang member, and touched on a variety of issues facing youth today.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: September 2, 2015

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Fourth Man Arrested For Criminal Gang Recruitment In Lexington (Lexington, KY): Police have arrested a fourth man accused of recruiting for a Chicago-based street gang in Lexington. Police arrested Arnaz Lee Wheat, 50, Tuesday and charged him with criminal gang recruitment.
Source:    Date: September 2, 2015

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One sentenced on gang charges, other fails to appear (Youngstown, OH): Judge Lou D’Apolito is not a seer, yet he told a man he was sentencing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday that he was sure he will see the defendant again. Part of what led the judge to predict the future: a pair of slippers.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: September 2, 2015

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Reputed Gang Member Convicted of Murdering Man in Union City in 2008 (Union City, CA): A reputed gang member has been convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder for a shooting at a Union City park in 2008 that left a 28-year-old man dead and another man seriously injured.
Source: Union City Patch    Date: September 2, 2015

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Former Gang Member Says It's Time to Make Amends (Omaha, NE): A convicted killer and former gang member has powerful stories to tell and he’s offering to help break the strong gang ties in Omaha. Our Brian Mastre first spoke to Terry Barfield before his release from jail. Erin Murray checked in with him to see if he is keeping his promise.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: September 2, 2015

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State requiring educators to form anti-gang policies (Hancock County, IN): Though law enforcement officials say gangs have rarely been a problem in Hancock County, new state laws are requiring educators to consider how they would react if a criminal presence ever did develop in local schools.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: September 2, 2015

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AG: Troy gang members tipped off, fled before indictments opened (Troy, NY): Targets of a major drug investigation went into hiding last month after someone tipped them off about the undercover probe that led to charges against 20 gang members and associates, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 2, 2015

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Gary police say 22 have been arrested in anti-crime initiative (Gary, IN): A new multi-agency gang unit led by the Gary Police Department has taken a total of 22 criminal gang members or associates into custody, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Times    Date: September 2, 2015

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Reputed Bloods members among 5 arrested on drug distribution charges in Newark (Newark, NJ): Five people, included two reputed members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested on drug distribution charges during a pair of incidents on Tuesday, authorities said.
Source:    Date: September 2, 2015

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1 wounded in shootout between mourners, rival gang at South L.A. funeral (Los Angeles, CA): A man was critically wounded Wednesday outside a funeral home after mourners, who were gathered for a service in South Los Angeles, exchanged gunfire with members of a rival gang, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 2, 2015

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Brooklyn gang members who brutally stabbed a rival to death to spend at least 2 decades behind bars (Brooklyn, NY): Two members of a Brooklyn gang were slammed Wednesday with at least two decades behind bars for the brutal stabbing death of a rival.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 2, 2015

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HMB man killed in gang-related shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): A Half Moon Bay neighborhood was shaken Saturday evening when a shooting authorities characterized as “gang-related” took the life of one of its residents.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: September 2, 2015

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Police: Two more suspects arrested on gang recruitment charges (Lexington, KY): Police say they have arrested two more suspects on charges related to criminal gang recruitment. Authorities say the arrests stem from an investigation that revealed the suspects, Arnaz Lee Wheat and Tony McChord Berry Jr. were involved in a gang initiation ritual called a ‘beat in’.
Source: WTVQ 36 News    Date: September 2, 2015

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