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At Gonzalez trial, police officer testifies about stopping car with gang members inside (Providence, RI): The day before someone opened fire on a graduation party at Hartford Park housing project, killing a 12-year-old girl, the police stopped a car carrying Harriet Street gang members in enemy territory, very close to the shooting site.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 28, 2014

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Anthropologist: Gang violence caused by mental illness (Irvine, CA): What causes gang violence? James Diego Vigil, a professor emeritus of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, uses the term "locura," from the Spanish word loca (crazy) to describe what he calls the "quasi-controlled insanity" of gang members.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: May 27, 2014

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Clearwater Beach shooting: Rival gangs involved, four suspects and two injured (Clearwater Beach, FL): A Clearwater Beach shooting has shaken up the usual warm atmosphere of the western Florida locale this week, with the scene of gun violence leaving two men injured and a total of four suspects currently in police custody. It is believed at this point in time that a fight between rival gangs escalated to the point where guns became involved in the argument.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 27, 2014

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Gun linked to single defendant connected to 3 separate 'gang-related' shootings in Springfield, prosecutor says (Springfield, MA): A gun linked to a single defendant in U.S. District Court was scientifically connected to three separate gang-related shootings in Springfield, according to filings in the criminal case.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 27, 2014

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Howard Boys gang trial scheduled to begin in Flint federal court (Flint, MI): A lengthy trial is expected to begin for a half-dozen men accused of being part of a street gang that used violence and intimidation to control the drug trade on the city's south side.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: May 27, 2014

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Accused Gang members indicted under rarely used statute (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors have indicted five people for "participating in a criminal gang" as part of the ‘heartless felons" street gang. Four of the suspects are men. One is a woman, and she is wanted.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: May 27, 2014

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Baytown drug investigation nets 10 arrests (Baytown, TX): Authorities say a three-month-old drug investigation in Baytown led to the arrests of two alleged gang members and eight others.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 27, 2014

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Bibb Co. arrests four at alleged 'gang house' (Bibb County, GA): Bibb County deputies today arrested four people, including a suspect in a recent shooting, at an alleged "gang house."
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: May 27, 2014

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Two people arrested in Toledo shooting spree (Toledo, OH): Police in Toledo say they've arrested two people in an apparent gang-related shooting in a large crowd that one man dead and three other people wounded.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: May 27, 2014

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Crips in Utah: Gang culture invades an unlikely turf (Salt Lake City, UT): Just before gunfire rang out last month in a heavily guarded federal courtroom, Hema Katoa saw the defendant suddenly rise from his chair and charge the man in the witness box who was testifying against him.
Source: USA Today    Date: May 26, 2014

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Teen Summit combats gang violence from all angles (Waukegan, IL): "It hurts me daily and that's why I came," Joe McFarlane said to the participants at Saturday's Teen Summit in Waukegan. McFarlane lost his 18-year-old daughter, Janay, a year and a half ago, when she was shot in the head as she walked out of a store in North Chicago. A gang member missed his intended target and Janay was hit.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: May 26, 2014

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Police: Two men shot, stabbed at RI state park (Bristol, RI): Police say they have arrested a New Hampshire man following a shooting and stabbing involving gang members at a gathering at a Rhode Island state park.
Source: WHDH 7 News    Date: May 26, 2014

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Gangsters, goris and 10 cups of coffee: Life among the Dixon City Bloods (Toronto, ON): Anthony Smith is lying on the pavement, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. It's the early morning of March 28, 2013, and Smith, nicknamed Bucks, has been murdered during a brawl outside Loki Lounge, a busy King St. W. nightclub. He has been gunned down by a young man from a rival group, an act of violence powered by a toxic mix of rage, neighbourhood warfare, cough syrup and alcohol.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: May 26, 2014

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Ceasefire holds anti-violence event (Springfield, IL): With kids out of school and families gathering on the Memorial Day holiday, One violence prevention program took the opportunity to reach out to at-risk neighborhoods.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20    Date: May 26, 2014

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City responds to tips of possible gang activity on Memorial Day (Jacksonville, FL): Police and city leaders are taking extra precautions to prevent another violent fight from breaking out during Memorial Day celebrations. First comes the verbal warning. "If you come out here with trouble and foolishness, you're going to jail," said Jacksonville City Council member Reginald Brown.
Source:    Date: May 26, 2014

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Fight among gang members at Colt State Park cookout leaves two hospitalized (Bristol, RI): A Manchester, N.H., man has been arrested in connection with a "violent altercation" at Colt State Park on Sunday that left him and another man hospitalized — one of them with gunshots to the abdomen, forearm and groin, and the other stabbed in the abdomen, the State Police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 26, 2014

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Police say summer perfect time for gangs to recruit (Albany, GA): A warning from police now that summer break is underway for Dougherty County schools. Officers say summer is a big opportunity for gangs to recruit new members.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 26, 2014

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Gang activity has Chamblee police preparing for a busy summer (Chamblee, GA): A new section of the City of Chamblee was annexed on January 1. But even before that police were getting ready for an expected increase in calls for service.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: May 26, 2014

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East Side drive-by shooting victims identified (San Antonio, TX): Police have identified the three victims injured in Friday's drive-by shooting on the city's East Side. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 25, 2014

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Anti-crime task force conducts sweep in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Gang Task Force made several arrests during high-saturation patrols throughout Santa Cruz on Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 25, 2014

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