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What is Springfield doing about gang violence? (Springfield, MA): In the early hours of Saturday Sept. 21st, 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot on Armory and Worthington Streets. Later on that evening, 28-year-old father of 3 Brandon Daniels was killed on Walnut street, on his birthday.
Source: WGGB News    Date: September 30, 2013

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Police investigate two fatal shootings 18 hours apart (North Richmond, CA): Two fatal shootings, separated by one block and 18 hours in an unincorporated part of Contra Costa County in North Richmond last week, caught the attention of those assigned with monitoring street violence.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 30, 2013

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City attorney: Proposed ban on gang members in parks would be state's first (Wilmington, NC): The City of Wilmington's police-supported proposal to ban gang members from city parks would be a first for North Carolina, the city's attorney said Monday. "We are the first jurisdiction in the state to put forth such an ordinance," City Attorney Bill Wolak told Wilmington City Council members Monday morning.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: September 30, 2013

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SRO's approaching gang prevention head on (Winnsboro, SC): Sgt. Steve McDonald and Cpl. Rick Gibson recently attended Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) classes to prepare themselves to teach the curriculum to elementary and middle school students in Fairfield County.
Source: The Herald Independent    Date: September 30, 2013

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Councilwoman urges full funding of Long Beach PD gang unit (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske last week issued a statement regarding gangs and sex trafficking activity in the city.
Source: LongBeachPatch    Date: September 30, 2013

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Pastors: Reducing Manatee gun violence means changing hearts (Bradenton, FL): The Rev. Larry Johnson of New Hope Holiness Church in Palmetto said Sunday it will take changing the hearts of men to drastically reduce gun violence in Manatee County and will not happen overnight.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 30, 2013

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'Surrey Six' murder trial set to open in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): Six years after one of the most notorious gang shootings in British Columbia, the "Surrey Six" murder trial is set to begin in B.C. Supreme Court Monday.
Source: CTV News    Date: September 30, 2013

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Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex (Alexandria, VA): 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: The Washington Post    Date: September 29, 2013

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Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA (Queens, NY): The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: September 29, 2013

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Shooting reported in Live Oak (Live Oak, CA): Sutter County sheriff's deputies on Sunday investigated a possible drive-by shooting in Live Oak on the same street as a gang homicide a month ago.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 29, 2013

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Four gang members arrested at 13 AV Dream Center (Manatee County, FL): Four gang members, including one carrying a gun and drugs, were arrested at the 13 AV Dream Center in Bradenton on Saturday, according to police.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 29, 2013

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Carlsbad's Graffiti clean up program has cleaned up 280 tags around town (Carlsbad, CA): The city of Carlsbad and community organizations are continuing efforts to crack down on graffiti, as a way to beautify neighborhoods and get residents involved. And their efforts are possibly building a shield around Carlsbad children when it comes to gangs, drugs and alcohol.
Source: Current-Argus    Date: September 29, 2013

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Twitter: The new face of crime (Washington, DC): Crime has a new face: Twitter. Political extremists, criminals and gang members are advertising their wares, flaunting their exploits and recruiting new members in 140 characters or less, according to law enforcement authorities, criminologists and security experts.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 29, 2013

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Injunction granted against 6 gangs in Echo Park (Echo Park, CA): A Los Angeles County court last week granted a permanent injunction against six gangs in Echo Park and its surrounding neighborhoods, according to the city attorney's office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 29, 2013

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TPD gang sweep nets 41 arrests, guns, drugs (Toledo, OH): During a city-wide gang sweep Thursday, law enforcement officials arrested 41 people and took two guns off the streets.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 28, 2013

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90-day 'cease fire' ends in Wilmington; city proposes banning gang members from parks (Wilmington, NC): Gang members would be banned from Wilmington city parks under an ordinance up for the city council's consideration Tuesday, coming days after the end of a three-month ceasefire authorities called in the interest of peacemaking.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: September 28, 2013

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Gang summit fizzles, organizer says it's 'the beginning' (Chicago, IL): The theme of a national gang summit on the Far South Side — organized by a California pastor with Chicago roots — was "the village is here." But the village wasn't there Saturday at the sparsely attended National United Summit Review.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 28, 2013

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Two arrested in gang intimidation (Avenal, CA): Police say a group of gang members surrounded a man's house and threatened him on Thursday for speaking with law enforcement. The Avenal Police Department has been investigating several instances of gang violence over the last few weeks.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: September 28, 2013

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Gang-busters on the streets (Suffolk, VA): Late in the afternoon one recent Saturday, Sgt. Jesse Epperson and Officer Ryan Linville check emails after clocking on for the evening shift. We sit in the southern Suffolk Neighborhood Enforcement Team’s small office at the police department’s Precinct 1 building on East Washington Street.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: September 28, 2013

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Springfield man killed in suspected gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A 22-year-old Springfield man was shot to death early Saturday morning, the police said in a prepared statement.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: September 28, 2013

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