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Funds for anti-gang program may be cut (Albuquerque, NM): Victor Granillo says he was just 9 when he started running with gangs. He did and sold drugs, among other trouble on the streets. “I thought I would never be able to leave this life,” he told Albuquerque city councilors last week.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 20, 2015

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Newport News offers youth violence prevention funding (Newport News, VA): The city's proposed budget for next year includes $1.1 million to combat gangs and youth violence, and organizations can apply for city grants to help in that effort. The city has seen 13 homicides so far this year, including the double slaying of two children, 13 and 17, earlier this month in the Southeast Community.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 20, 2015

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Fargo police persistent in pursuit of gangs (Fargo, ND): On any given afternoon at Countryside Trailer Court, you'll find kids riding bicycles, dribbling basketballs and laughing on trampolines. Several dilapidated mobile homes and junk-filled yards mar the landscape but, other than that, this neighborhood in south Fargo is like most others.
Source: The Jamestown Sun    Date: April 20, 2015

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Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez charged with heroin sales (Osceola County, FL): Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez-Cortes was charged with dealing heroin last week after the sheriff's gang unit arrested him with the drug and more than $34,000 in cash, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 20, 2015

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Police take gun from suspected teen gang members (Watsonville, CA): After police received word that suspected gang members were meeting near Watsonville’s Pajaro River Bridge on Saturday morning, officers met the young males and found a gun, according to Sgt. Mark Yanez.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 19, 2015

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Man shot to death had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats, father says (Richmond, VA): The father of a man gunned down outside his North Richmond home early Sunday said his son had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats. “It was the Bloods, the Crips; I brought him to Richmond to get away from it,” Linval Angaroo said outside his home, just yards from a dried pool of blood where his son was killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2015

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MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Near-Beheading of Texas Teen (Houston, TX): Two El Salvadorian men who are members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang pleaded guilty in federal court to the near beheading murder of a 16-year-old Houston teen. The murder occurred in the woods of the Sam Houston National Forrest in Walker County near Huntsville, Texas. Because the crime occurred in a national park, the murder became a federal crime.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 19, 2015

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Getting a GRIP on gangs in Orange County (Santa Ana, CA): The soccer fields at Centennial Regional Park may be only a short distance from their crowded Santa Ana neighborhoods, but for a group of excited students this crowded green expanse is a world apart from the gang life they are trying to avoid.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2015

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Paterson's 'Death Avenue' claims another; reward offered for information on shooting (Paterson, NJ): A spray of bullets fired into a group of teenagers on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson on Saturday night killed a 15-year-old rising basketball star, marking the third time in a year that children have lost their lives in the violence that strangles everyday life in city neighborhoods.
Source: The Record    Date: April 19, 2015

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Gang silence frosts probe (Pueblo, CO): Michael Vigil was shot and killed on the East Side at the age of 19 in what police suspect was a gang-related homicide, and after over five years now a creed in the gang culture to keep quiet has prevented police from bringing Vigil’s killer to justice.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 19, 2015

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Offering ex-convicts a hand up after prison (Billerica, MA): On a cold March day, Angel Garcia stood in a snowy parking lot outside the Middlesex County Jail wearing only a sweatshirt and shorts that were still stained with grass from his arrest in August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2015

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No bail for 3rd man charged in slaying behind Belmont Cragin Dunkin' Donuts (Chicago, IL): A judge denied bail for a third man accused of a gang-related shooting in March that left a man dead behind a Northwest Side Dunkin' Donuts.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 19, 2015

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Springdale buries another son as community looks to fight gang activity (Springdale, AR): The mariachi band had just finished a funeral song when a woman started wailing. Her family and friends underneath the green funeral tent tried to comfort her, but she pushed them away. She walked a few yards away, beside some older tombstones, and wept.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: April 19, 2015

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Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger (St. George, UT): An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday.
Source: St. George News    Date: April 18, 2015

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Gang members arrested for drugs, gun possession while hiding out in vacant home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday night after police found they’d allegedly broken into a vacant southeast Fresno home while in possession of a gun and crystal methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 18, 2015

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U.S. Marshals Conclude 6-Week Sweep of Fugitives, Gang Members (Bay City, CA): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 137 alleged violent fugitives and gang members throughout the Bay Area as part of a nationwide sweep over the last six weeks, U.S. Marshals officials announced earlier this week. The operation ended Friday and included an East Oakland gang takedown, the arrest of several East Bay murder suspects, a fugitive out of Antioch and a registered sex offender who escaped Santa Clara County deputies.
Source: Pleasanton Patch    Date: April 18, 2015

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Longmont man gets seven years in prison for gang-related stabbing (Longmont, CO): A Longmont man was sentenced to 7 years in prison for stabbing two men in what police called a gang-related fight last summer.
Source: Longmont Times-Call    Date: April 17, 2015

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Dozens Arrested After Operation to Reduce Violent Crime (Roanoke, VA): Over 73 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals have been taken into custody in the Western District of Virginia as the result of a U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative. Numerous local law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Violence Reduction, or VR7, which was a six week long initiative.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: April 17, 2015

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MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful re-entry (Alexandria, VA): A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, who was previously deported to El Salvador on two occasions, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful re-entry after removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the investigation that led to the sentencing. They will remove him to El Salvador once he completes his prison sentence.
Source:     Date: April 17, 2015

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Operation Violence Reduction: Police strike back against criminals (East St. Louis, IL): The U.S. Marshal Service and state and local police officers are striking back against criminals. For the last six weeks, officers have scoured the streets snatching up criminals and seizing guns, illegal weapons and drugs.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: April 17, 2015

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