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Teenage girl latest SE Portland gang shooting victim (Portland, OR): A teenage girl was wounded Sunday night in the latest of gang-related shootings in Southeast Portland. The girl's name was not released. She was treated at a Portland hospital with what police say is a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 24, 2014

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Haverhill police turn to software to battle crime (Haverhill, MA): Call it the police department's crystal ball. Police in Haverhill have started using a relatively new cloud-based crime prediction program that forecasts when and where crimes are likely to occur. Called Predictive Policing, or "PredPol," is just getting its start in Haverhill, though the software is already in use in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 24, 2014

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2nd person charged in attack on teen who refused to join gang (Chicago, IL): A Little Village man has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes after prosecutors said he took part in the beating and stabbing of a teen who refused to join his gang earlier this month.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 23, 2014

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Gang member gets life sentence in Vineland murder (Bridgeton, NJ): Vineland gang member John Ramirez was sentenced to life behind bars for the robbery and murder of a Vineland man in 2009.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 23, 2014

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Boy talks of life with dad in prison (Santa Maria, CA): The little boy who brought an audience at the premiere of the gang documentary "Life Facing Bars" to tears, after he emotionally described visiting his father who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder, has been embraced by the community.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: March 23, 2014

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29-year UW study: Early gang participation makes lasting mark (Seattle, WA): It's pretty much a no-brainer that a kid who joins a gang — even briefly during adolescence — stands a greater chance of committing crimes, using drugs and winding up in prison as an adult.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 23, 2014

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Lakeland Police combat rise in gang violence (Lakeland, FL): Nearly 40 extra Lakeland police officers took to the streets Friday evening, a few hours after Polk County students officially started their spring breaks.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 22, 2014

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Police search for validated gang member who led officers on chase (Wilmington, NC): Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are searching for a teen who led them on a high speed chase Saturday. They believe the he could be linked to a shooting that happened on Market Street the same day.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 22, 2014

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Man killed in gang shooting, Tucson police say (Tucson, AZ): A man was killed overnight in a gang-related shooting, a Tucson police official said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: March 22, 2014

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Inside Chattanooga's first violence reduction call-in, atmosphere was casual but the message pointed (Chattanooga, TN): It was hard to read the reactions of the 13 gang members and felons who walked out of Chattanooga's first Violence Reduction Initiative call-in Thursday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 22, 2014

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Man sentenced to 40 yrs. for gang-related shooting (Indio, CA): A La Quinta man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Indio.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: March 21, 2014

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Boy, 14, charged with murder in NYC bus shooting (New York, NY): A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a second-degree murder charge Friday after police say he fired a gun inside a New York City bus in a street gang dispute, killing a bystander who was speaking on his cellphone.
Source: ABC News    Date: March 21, 2014

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Syracuse street gang member sentenced to more than six years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A member of a Syracuse street gang was sentenced this morning to six years and eight months in federal prison for conspiring with others to use violence to control the gang's drug trade on the city's south side.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: March 21, 2014

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Street gangs involved in several violent Cleveland Heights crimes (Cleveland Heights, OH): Organized street gangs could be responsible for several violent incidents in the city during the past five months. Court records say the shooting and robbery of a suspected drug dealer in January and a string of violent bank robberies in November and December were committed by the street gangs known as the Heartless Felons and the Cut Throat Boys.
Source:    Date: March 21, 2014

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Sixteen gang members and associates indicted for murder and other crimes on the Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Sixteen gang members and their associates from East Palo Alto and Menlo Park were indicted by a grand jury for murder, attempted murder and other crimes following a year-long investigation by regional law enforcement agencies, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 21, 2014

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Gang officers busy Thursday evening (Portland, OR): Police responded to two gun-related incidents Thursday evening. In one of them, a man was wounded in a possible gang shooting in Northeast Portland Thursday evening.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014

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Bounty Hunter Bloods gang members indicted for murders, other crimes (Detroit, MI): On the first anniversary of a collaboration of law enforcement agencies and the community, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced the indictment of nine leaders of a violent street gang allegedly responsible for murders, drive-by shootings, and armed robberies — which they sometimes bragged about on social media websites.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: March 21, 2014

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Feds: Gang leader used intimidation to beat cop killing charges (Chicago, IL): The witness appeared to be in a panic minutes before he was to provide critical grand jury testimony against the alleged shooter in the high-profile slaying of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014

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Boy, 17, critically wounded in Humboldt Park drive-by (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was wounded in what police believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting Thursday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: March 21, 2014

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Walnut Hills mourns at site where 14-year-old was shot to death (Cincinnati, OH): Balloons, flowers and stuffed animals lie at the corner of Essex Place and Taft Road, just feet from where a 14-year-old was shot to death amid a feud between two rival groups.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: March 21, 2014

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