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Suspect in Pinson Valley High gang-intiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A Pinson Valley High School accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Monday morning. Sylvester Hundley, 19, is charged with assault and compelling street gang membership.
Source: WVTM 13 News    Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.wvtm13.com/...

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Clayton Co. police aim to crack down on gang activity (Clayton County, GA): Clayton County investigators say children as young as 8 years old are joining gangs in the metro-area. Police asked parents and residents to help stop gang recruitment, especially as summer approaches.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.wsbtv.com/...

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Police chief worried Saskatoon crime rates may go up (Saskatoon, SK): After years of decline, Saskatoon’s police chief is worried that crime rates in the city are going to start to go up. “I think we’ve hit a tipping point, we’ve seen crime go down for several years, over the last decade.” Chief Clive Weighill told Global News.
Source: Global News    Date: March 30, 2015
http://globalnews.ca/...

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Argument on West Brighton street leads police to find gang member with a gun, NYPD says (Staten Island, NY): A 20-year-old gang member faces felony charges after police caught him in West Brighton carrying a gun in his waistband Sunday afternoon, authorities allege.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.silive.com/...

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Police: Gang members assault man on Prince Memorial Greenway (Santa Rosa, CA): A 20-year-old man hanging out Sunday evening along the Prince Memorial Greenway path near downtown Santa Rosa was beaten and robbed by gang members who hit him with a metal bat before running off with his money and identification, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: March 30, 2015
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

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Loveland sees decrease in gang-affiliated residents, crimes (Loveland, CO): Gang-related activity and crimes have been steadily decreasing in Loveland the last few years, according to police officials. Police report that since 2010 there has been a nearly 56 percent drop in the number of known gang members — who self-identify to police officers — in Loveland.
Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.reporterherald.com/...

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Chattanooga pastor tackles gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga pastor is tackling gang violence in Chattanooga head on by taking young people out of Chattanooga. He wants them to experience life outside the city in a new light.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.wrcbtv.com/...

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Local men give gang prevention talk to Michigan students via digital classroom (Adrian, MI): After lost connections and chants of, “Can you hear me?” a trio of men from San Antonio talked to students more than 1,000 miles away in Adrian, Michigan, about not joining a gang.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.mysanantonio.com/...

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Officials address fight against gangs, drugs in Lake County (Lake County, IL): Speaking in front of a display table that held a sawed-off shotgun, a rifle, syringes filled with heroin and several pounds of marijuana, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim and Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko spoke Saturday about the local battle against gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Gang-related crime isn’t increasing in Nampa (Nampa, ID): The crime data does not suggest a “spike in visible gang activity.” In fact, it shows the opposite. Nampa Police data shows that 76 crimes were classified as gang crimes in 2014. Only three of those were violent. This is compared to 2011 when our data showed 317 gang-related crimes, with only eight classified as violent.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.idahopress.com/...

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Latin Kings gang member charged with attempted murder (South Bend, IN): A northern Indiana man who is a member of the Latin Kings gang has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man who was taking out his trash.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: March 29, 2015
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

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Homicides hard to solve in this South Los Angeles ZIP code deemed ‘war zone’ (Los Angeles, CA): Laura Sanchez shouldn’t be dead. And, statistically, the Bloods gang members connected to the woman’s drive-by slaying shouldn’t have been caught and sent to prison.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 28, 2015
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/...

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Pomona considers ‘Ceasefire’ anti-crime campaign, balks at cost (Pomona, CA): City leaders have discovered an innovative campaign they’re certain would reduce gang violence and save lives. The problem, of course, is money. As in: There isn’t enough of it.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: March 28, 2015
http://www.dailybulletin.com/...

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Pinson Valley High School student arrested after teen is beaten in apparent gang initiation (Jefferson County, AL): A 19-year-old faces charges after he reportedly blindfolded another student at Pinson Valley High School and punched him in the face and head several times in what was apparently a gang initiation.
Source: AL.com    Date: March 28, 2015
http://www.al.com/...

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Suspected gang member nabbed in series of robberies, thefts (Columbus, GA): A suspected gang member sought in a series of thefts and robberies was arrested at Elizabeth Canty Apartments on Friday afternoon, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: March 28, 2015
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/...

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Amid spike in violence, "From Gangs to Gardens" doc looks at solutions (Denver, CO): The despair some feel amid Denver's sharp rise in gang violence, which in the past three months has been blamed for multiple shootings and homicides in neighborhoods such as Five Points and Park Hill, is palpable.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 28, 2015
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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San Jose gang member sentenced to 180 years (San Jose, CA): After listening for nearly two hours to anguished statements from grieving relatives, a judge Friday sentenced a gang member to 180 years to life for firing on a group of pool players, killing an ex-Marine who had graduated from San Jose State with honors and planned to go to law school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 27, 2015
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Making of gang video leads to charges against 8 (St. Paul, MN): A feud in which rival St. Paul gang members taunted each other through amateur rap videos resulted in criminal charges against eight people Friday, after they were caught allegedly waving a gun on the city's West Side.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 27, 2015
http://www.twincities.com/...

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How Asian cafes became deadly gang targets in San Gabriel, surrounding Valley (San Gabriel, CA): A faded brown business card taped on the front door frame at a San Gabriel restaurant covers a bullet hole from an attack that left a Chinese waitress dead years ago.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 27, 2015
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/...

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A gang injuction may have saved one of the most deadly areas of the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel, CA): A steady stream of local officials took the podium at a community meeting in La Puente one recent evening to praise a 2011 gang injunction as an effective tool to combat gang violence.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: March 27, 2015
http://www.sgvtribune.com/...

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