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San Francisco police address public after latest officer-involved shooting (San Francisco, CA) : Mission district residents might be on edge about a possible increase in gang violence after an officer-involved shooting Sunday that followed the March 30 killing of 19-year-old college student Jacob Valdiviezo.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: April 9, 2013

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Anti-violence initiative targets narcotics strategies to reduce crime (Chicago, IL) : Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an additional anti-violence initiative – the Westside Narcotics Initiative – focused on narcotics markets on Chicago’s Westside, where the drug trade is a leading driver of violence.
Source: The Guardian Express    Date: April 9, 2013

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First Nations gangs recruiting members in Saskatoon's west side (Saskatoon, SK): Two First Nations gangs on the city's west side could be gearing up for a turf war this spring, as groups known as the Terror Squad and the Crazy Cree are recruiting members on the streets of Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill and Riversdale neighbourhoods.
Source: Metro Saskatoon    Date: April 9, 2013

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Man faked gang attack in boy's death (San Antonio, TX) : Before admitting to firing a handgun point-blank at the head of a 13-year-old boy, Jesus Treviño said he and the teen were attacked by a member of the Latin Kings street gang, police say.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 9, 2013

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Tulsan sentenced to 35 years in prison in gang-related slaying (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa man was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison in connection with a killing that prosecutors say was gang-related.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: April 9, 2013

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Gilroy police arrest two, seek third suspect after gang-related slaying (Gilroy, CA): Police made two arrests and are seeking a third suspect considered armed and dangerous after last week's homicide, which claimed the life of a 30-year-old man who was gunned down in what is believed to be a gang-related slaying.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 9, 2013

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Oakland police say homicides, gang-related shootings down compared to 2012 (Oakland, CA): The murder rate in Oakland is down and so are gang-related shootings so far this year, according to police. Oakland police said there have been nine fewer homicides in the past 13 weeks than during same period last year.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: April 8, 2013

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Town hall meeting to put focus on gangs (Redding, CA): Though random street violence and drug problems related to gangs the past two years has been down or stable citywide, the topic resonates among parents and schools and generates strong interest in the community.
Source: The Record Searchlight    Date: April 8, 2013

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Two teens hurt in gang-related shooting in McKinley Park (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old boys were injured when gunfire rang out during a gang-related dispute in the McKinley Park neighborhood early Monday, police said.
Source: KDFW Fox 4 News    Date: April 8, 2013

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Gangs move between streets and social media (Newport News, VA): For monitoring gang activity, police have a free intelligence-gathering tool at their disposal: social media. "The graffiti of old is now Facebook," said Sgt. L.W. Spencer, who leads the gang enforcement unit at Newport News Police Department. "They're trying to portray a certain image in everything that they're doing on Facebook."
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 8, 2013

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Two teens injured in gang-related shooting on near West Side (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old boys were injured when gunfire rang out during a gang-related dispute in the McKinley Park neighborhood early Monday, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 8, 2013

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Six arrested after alleged gang fight in West Utica (West Utica, NY): Six people were arrested Sunday after officers broke up a riot in West Utica, city police said. Police responding to a call for a large fight near Schuyler and Knox streets at about 5 p.m. Sunday found between 75 and 125 people fighting in the roadway.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch    Date: April 8, 2013

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Texas' biggest gang gains foothold in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A prison gang once described by Texas authorities as being "near fad status" is now considered the state's biggest gang threat as it has spread to several cities, including El Paso, according to a new report.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 8, 2013

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Gang suppression effort in south county yields arrests (Greenfield, CA): At 4 p.m. Friday, the Greenfield, Soledad, Gonzales and King City police departments along with officers from Del Rey Oaks, California State University, Monterey Bay, California State Parole, the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Correctional Training Facility, Salinas Valley State Prison and the U.S. Marshals Service participated in a multi-jurisdictional gang suppression operation, according to the Greenfield Police Department.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 8, 2013

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County Jail struggling with prison culture (French Camp, CA): Violence is increasing among inmates at the San Joaquin County Jail, drug smuggling is up and so is gang proliferation. That's what jail staff say has happened since the enactment of AB109, as the jail becomes increasingly populated with offenders who are used to prison politics.
Source: The Record    Date: April 8, 2013

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S. Tahoe gang member faces felony charges (South Lake Tahoe, CA): A domestic violence call ended with a known gang member being arrested April 7 on felony battery and drug charges. Jesus Rodriguez, 20, of South Lake Tahoe is an admitted member of the Norteno criminal street gang and has been involved with prior violent gang related encounters in South Lake Tahoe, according to officers.
Source: Lake Tahoe News    Date: April 8, 2013

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Law enforcement combats growing gang population (Houston, TX): A recently released statewide assessment of gangs in Texas shows there were an estimated 100,000 gang members in the state in 2012. The report also highlights a changing dynamic in how traditionally rival gangs are now working together to turn a profit.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: April 8, 2013

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Court rejects appeals by Salinas men on murder convictions (Salinas, CA): A state appeals court has upheld prison sentences of 50-years-to-life for two Salinas man convicted in the drive-by murder of a gang rival during a violence-torn month in 2009.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 8, 2013

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Profit plays peacemaker in city's bloody rivalry (Calgary, AB): Gang names are born of bravado and a desire to intimidate others, but there are signs two of Calgary's most notorious groups are tiring of the burden that also comes with them.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: April 8, 2013

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Gang-related fight sends Longview man to hospital (Longview, WA): A teenage boy was arrested and a man hospitalized following what police described as a gang fight in the Highlands neighborhood early Sunday evening, police said.
Source: The Daily News     Date: April 8, 2013

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