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Bringing legitimacy – and money – to street outreach (San Diego, CA): Tasha Williamson said she’s done come September. "I do great work but I can't get a job," Williamson said. "I'm going to have to go into customer service or something like that so I can provide for my family. We can't survive and save lives."
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: March 25, 2014
http://voiceofsandiego.org/...

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At least 20 validated gang members in high school, parents unaware (New Hanover County, NC): New Hanover County Schools will alert parents when buses are late, or when there is mold, but they have no plans to alert parents as to how many gang members are in the schools. There are 323 validated gang members in New Hanover County and more than 20 of those go to New Hanover High School.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.wect.com/...

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Portland police respond to six gang-related shots fired calls in six days (Portland, OR): Police responded to the sixth gang-related shots fired call in the last six days early Tuesday morning.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.kptv.com/...

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Criminal gangs in El Salvador return to war path after two-year truce (Washington, DC): Two years ago, two of the most violent gangs in El Salvador -- Mara Salvatrucha 13 and Barrio 18 -- signed a truce. But as fighting between the two criminal groups has been on the rise in recent months, so has the death toll. Fears are starting to grow of a renewed gang war in one of Latin America's most dangerous countries.
Source: Voice of America    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/...

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18 pounds of marijuana seized in Cranston arrest (Cranston, RI): Having just broken a significant heroin case, the police say they now have busted a member of a Providence street gang with 18 pounds of marijuana.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.providencejournal.com/...

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"Sunny Day" was code for killings during gang war (Redwood City, CA): "Sunny Day" had a chilling meaning among members of three Peninsula gangs indicted charges related to a wave of violence in San Mateo County. It was their code to announce another rival had been killed.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Albany police suspect gang activity in gun fire incidents (Albany, GA): Albany police are investigating multiple incidents involving firearms that have occurred in the last week.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: March 25, 2014
http://www.mysouthwestga.com/...

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Officials suspect gang activity in attempted theft (Marietta, GA): Three alleged gang members are in jail without bond after police say they broke into a home and destroyed the television and game system they were trying to steal before they could get away.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: March 25, 2014
http://mdjonline.com/...

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Third day of gun violence erupts in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): For a third day in a row, San Bernardino has been rocked by gun violence. A 23-year-old man was shot and killed Monday in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Arrowhead Avenue, near Virginia Street.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Barrio Azteca gang shows how crime transcends borders (El Paso, TX): An alleged leader of a prominent gang based in El Paso, Texas, was convicted in federal court last month in the murder of two United States citizens. The killings happened in Ciudad Juárez, across the border in Mexico.
Source: Fronteras    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.fronterasdesk.org/...

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Dozens of rounds fired in Pasco gang shooting (Pasco, WA): Police say another shooting Sunday night in Pasco that left a man wounded is believed to be gang-related. A similar shooting March 15 wounded two young men.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Men with machetes arrested near William Allen High School after reports of rival gang fight, police say (Allentown, PA): Allentown police acting on information that rival gangs were planning to fight near William Allen High School found machetes on two men, according to court records.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/...

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Police investigate gang-related shooting in east Vancouver (Vancouver, WA): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that occurred in east Vancouver late Saturday night.
Source: The Columbian    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.columbian.com/...

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Task force releases report on Charlottesville-area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): The local task force on Gang Reduction through Active Community Engagement released a report last week finding that 183 gang members have been reported as active in Charlottesville and Albemarle County between 2006 and 2013.
Source: The Cavalier Daily    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/...

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Two men sentenced in Dodge City racketeering case (Dodge City, KS): Two members of a Dodge City street gang were sentenced Monday in a federal racketeering case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: March 24, 2014
http://cjonline.com/...

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Aurora gang member gets 88 years for attempted murder (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man has been sentenced to 88 years in prison for trying to kill a rival street gang member in 2009. Jesse Alvarez, 24, who last lived on the 400 block of Woodruff Avenue, was sentenced Monday by Kane County Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 24, 2014
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Rival gangs the cause of most recent surge of violence (Wilmington, NC): A dispute between rival gangs has been the cause of a string of violent incidents, according to WPD Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham. Cunningham said a dispute between the Double II Blood Gang and the Billie gang has fueled violent skirmishes, including a shooting last Friday night.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.wect.com/...

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Preet Bharara wages war on street gangs, reducing violence in hotspots for gang activity (New York, NY): Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has brought down crooked bankers and Al Qaeda terrorists, but he has also waged a war on violent street gangs. Since 2009, his office has convicted more than 1,000 of approximately 1,300 people charged in 52 large-scale drug and gang takedowns, according to a Daily News review.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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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
http://portlandtribune.com/...

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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
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

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