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Good values steer youth away from gangs: Study (Surrey, BC): Surrey students who showed positive qualities, such as forgiveness and gratitude, were less likely to have been involved in criminality within six months after they were first interviewed. The data was revealed Thursday at a CIBC-sponsored forum on youth strengths and the prevention of gang violence that continues through to Friday in Surrey.
Source: The Province    Date: July 25, 2014

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Obama visits with nonprofit head, ex-gang members (Los Angeles, CA): President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time for their gang-related activities took place after Obama's speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 24, 2014

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Lansing Police team up with kids (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police are taking the G.R.E.A.T. Program out to the parks. The G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program is a school-based program taught by a Police Officer in the classroom. It's all about offering kids skills to avoid getting in trouble with the law, and associating with gangs.
Source: WILX 10 News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Apopka police tackle emerging gang problem (Apopka, FL): Eyewitness News rode along with police Wednesday night as they searched for members of an emerging gang that residents claim is trying to take over the streets of Apopka. Police said the gang is made up of mostly teenagers and was linked to an attempted homicide earlier this week.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US (Los Angeles, CA): Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Newport News murder suspect letter confiscated in jail (Newport News, VA): A man charged in a Newport News homicide has reached out for a second time from his jail cell to encourage a crime, police say. Xan Williams, 20, is charged with killing Tyrone Frink on June 28, 2012. Frink, 25, was found at 11:50 p.m. struck by multiple bullets on 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 24, 2014

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Gang members get over 100-year prison sentence for Oakland toddler killing (Oakland, CA): Two East Oakland gang members on Wednesday were sentenced to more years in prison than they could possibly live in connection with a 2011 drive-by shooting on a busy East Oakland thoroughfare that killed a 3-year-old boy.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 23, 2014

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San Jose jury acquits young woman of gang-related murder (San Jose, CA): In a rare victory for a murder suspect, a jury Wednesday acquitted a young woman of a gang-related killing, sparing her from a possible life sentence.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 23, 2014

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Three teens get prison for Oceanside gang killing (OCeanside, CA): Three young men were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 gang-related stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy near Oceanside High School in a dispute about graffiti and vandalism.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: July 23, 2014

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Trio sentenced to life in slaying outside lounge (Stockton, CA): Three men charged in the shooting of 29-year-old Eric Valverde outside of Evviva Lounge will spend the rest of their lives in state prison in connection to the murder.
Source: The Record    Date: July 23, 2014

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Groups work to quell violence in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Last summer there was a sudden increase in shootings, contributing to a year-end total of 105 homicides in Milwaukee. At the time of writing there have been 39 homicides in 2014, five fewer than last year at the same time. Some new initiatives seek to reduce violence in the city, while groups throughout the city continue previous efforts to put a stop to the shootings.
Source:    Date: July 23, 2014

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Fighting back against Cleveland's gangs (Cleveland, OH): Gangs violence is a growing problem in Cleveland. WKYC Channel 3 hears complaints that residents are not seeing police patrolling areas where gangs are a problem. We spent time with the Cleveland Police Gang Unit to see their efforts to get the most violent individuals off the streets.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: July 23, 2014

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City of Grandview awarded $30,000 in drug and gang task force funding (Yakima, WA): Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Grandview that provides the city with more than $30,000 in federal funds for its efforts to stem drug and gang activity.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: July 23, 2014

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'Positive Loitering' fights gang, drug activity with police Wednesday night (Chicago, IL) : Police and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat leaders will hold a "positive loitering" night Wednesday at the Algonquin Park Playlot in Avondale.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 23, 2014

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Talent showcase aims to combat Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): A casting call, hosted by Wilmington's Resource Outreach Center, Rejoice 1490 and MBN6, a broadcast entity with Sony Music, has been put out for Port City musicians to participate in a three-day showcase at the Wilmington Convention Center.
Source: StarNews    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gang mentality (Portland, OR): Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland's gang violence is out of control. Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have prompted alarming reports in the media of a recent surge in gang activity.
Source: Willamette Week    Date: July 23, 2014

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Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs (Las Vegas, NV): A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of supervised release, for possessing firearms and dealing cocaine, according to the Department of Justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gang member admits to role in rapper Magnolia Shorty's slaying, prosecutors say (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old admitted gang member, heroin dealer and murderer has confessed to being one of four men who fired the shots that killed well-known New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty in 2010, federal prosecutors said Wednesday (July 23).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 23, 2014

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Man sentenced to three years in prison for role in Hartford beating (Hartford, CT): A 27-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a drug-related beating in 2009. Altaurus Spivey, who has several previous felony convictions, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree assault as part of a plea agreement with the state.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 23, 2014

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Two suspects arrested, one still wanted for a gang-related Edgefield incident (Bluffton, SC): The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and are searching for a third who is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma.
Source: Bluffton Today    Date: July 23, 2014

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