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Second Newport News gang member convicted of double murder (Newport News, VA): Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that a Newport News gang member has been convicted on multiple counts, including two counts of first degree murder, and that the jury has recommended a total sentence of 83 years of incarceration.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: April 24, 2015
http://wavy.com/...

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Gangs in the valley (Roanoke, VA): Eighty percent of the murders committed in Halifax County are tied to gangs, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp. “When you have gangs, you’ll have weapons, drugs and murder,” Tripp said. “We’re trying to stay ahead of the gangs and awareness is very important.”
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.rrdailyherald.com/...

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State expert says Walnut Grove prison meets legal standards, no longer overly dangerous (Jackson, MS): An expert hired by Mississippi officials testified Friday that conditions at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility continue to improve and that inmates are not threatened with unreasonably high risks of harm.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.dailyjournal.net/...

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Paterson opts not to use gang unit to combat street violence (Paterson, NJ): Speaking at a conference of law enforcement officers four years ago, the man in charge of Paterson’s police department announced that the city soon would be forming a special unit to combat the scourge of street gangs.
Source: Paterson Press    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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'Save Our Sons Summit' gives raw look at local violence (Jacksonville, FL): It was an emotional day at Edward Waters College on Friday. More than 500 students attended the 3rd annual Save Our Sons Summit, a conference designed to help young men steer clear from violence and focus on their education.
Source: First Coast News    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/...

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Buffalo man accused of gang ties as he is sentenced on drug felony (Lockport, NY): Michael C. Ashley was recommended for probation on a drug felony Friday even though a probation officer’s presentencing report said he was a member of a Buffalo street gang and a former co-leader of a Niagara Falls gang.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

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Alleged gang member gets 45 years in 2010 Plainfield cab driver murder (Elizabeth, NJ): An alleged Bloods street gang member with criminal record was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 2010 killing of a Plainfield taxi driver and father of two.
Source: NJ.com    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.nj.com/...

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Murder Case Highlights Gang Problems in North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): It was in 2009 when The History Channel aired a one-hour documentary on The Hidden Valley Kings; a gang, based out of Charlotte, that once had 500 members. Since then, not much has changed. "We've got some gangs that are still out of control not only in the streets of North Carolina, and we've got cartels in North Carolina, but we've also have a major gang issues in our prison system," said Gov. Pat McCrory.
Source: TWC News    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.twcnews.com/...

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Suspected gang member, shooting victim pleads guilty (Newnan, GA): This week, a local gang member pleaded guilty to an armed robbery he committed only a few months after he was the victim of a violent assault in March 2014.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: April 24, 2015
http://www.times-herald.com/...

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2 suspects in Macon’s Zodiac Lounge melee plead guilty (Macon, GA): Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to their roles in the 2013 Zodiac Lounge melee that left a 17-year-old fatally shot and another man critically injured.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

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Murder suspect has gang ties, police say (Saskatoon, SK): The 24-year-old man accused of stabbing another man to death outside the Northwoods Inn motel has gang ties, according to police. Alvin Patrick Naistus is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death last Saturday of 44-year-old Billy Johnston.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/...

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Holmberg: Gang trial underway in peaceful, historic Bowling Green (Bowling Green, VA): Gangbangers have shot bullets and spilled blood on the outskirts of quiet Bowling Green in Caroline County. Wednesday was day one of a two-day, malicious wounding trial involving the MOB-30 gang and their rivals, the YG (Young Guard) 4.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://wtvr.com/...

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Gang member sentenced to 4 years for fight (Toledo, OH): Though not convicted in the shooting death of La’Quan Dunbar, a Toledo gang member was found guilty of taking part in a gang-related fight that preceded Mr. Dunbar’s death in 2013.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

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Cranston man admits to role in gang-related murder (Providence, RI): A 21-year-old Cranston man admitted Wednesday to participating with three associates in a gang-related murder last October outside the Chad Brown housing complex.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.providencejournal.com/...

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Three sentenced to life in prison for gang-related murder in Pasadena (Los Angeles, County, CA): Three men convicted of a 2013 gang-related murder in Pasadena were sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Everett parents worried about stray bullets following uptick in gang violence (Everett, WA): Some Everett residents are scared to leave their homes because of an increase in gang violence. “I have a 7-month-old baby, I don’t really go out much unless I have to because I feel like if I go out I will get shot at,” said one mom.
Source: KCPQ 13 News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://q13fox.com/...

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Portland gang violence is surging, Charlie Hales tells youth mentors (Portland, OR): Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said the Rose City is seeing a "huge resurgence" in gang violence, citing 38 reported incidents and more than 300 shots fired in neighborhoods in the first four months of 2015.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Rogers Police Address Minority Concerns (Rogers, AR): Rogers residents gathered Thursday night at a police sponsored public forum addressing the concerns of the minority community The Police Department has been hosting these forums for three years.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.nwahomepage.com/...

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Mecklenburg County Sheriff: Gangs are growing (Charlotte, NC): Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael and his deputies keep watch on suspected gang members daily when they are locked up in jail. Carmichael says there are about 1,400 inmates in jail right now. Of that number there are about 200 gang members.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.wbtv.com/...

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Salt Lake Metro Gang Conference organizers: Gangs still prevalent in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): It is a problem that just won't go away. Gangs are still prevalent in Utah according to organizers of the 2015 Salt Lake Metro Gang Conference. According to the latest data from the gang unit, gang is responsible for 80-percent of the street drugs in Utah. But authorities say they are not backing down despite more arrests and an influx of out of state gang members who relocate to Utah.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.good4utah.com/...

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