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Jury selection starts in Passaic man's double-murder trial (Paterson, NJ): Jury selection began Wednesday in Paterson in the trial of a Passaic man who is charged with murdering two men and trying to kill two others in what authorities believe was a revenge-fueled shooting between members of two rival street gangs.
Source: The Record    Date: February 25, 2015

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New York man indicted on murder charges in Houston County killing (Perry, GA): A New York City man accused of a Houston County killing and a related Thanksgiving drive-by shooting has been indicted on multiple charges, including malice and felony murder.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 25, 2015

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Accessory in October shootout in Chico given probation (Oroville, CA): An Oroville man convicted as an accessory in a daytime shootout in Chico between rival gangs has been given probation.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 25, 2015

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Slice: Ex-gang member Michael Jones leads the charge to help save Rockford's youths (Rockford, IL): Michael Jones can recall sitting in his vehicle with two other men drinking alcohol on a winter day in 1992 when three rival gang members approached their vehicle from behind, stood no more than 10 feet away and opened fire on them.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: February 25, 2015

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Livingston police arrest seven known gang members (Livingston, CA): A total of seven known gang members have been arrested in Livingston since Saturday, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 25, 2015

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South Memphis "Safe House" to Serve as Alternative to Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): An area of South Memphis identified as territory of the Riverside Rollin' 90's Crips will soon boast a facility that provides at-risk youth with alternatives to gang activity.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: February 25, 2015

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Duo convicted in Water Street gang assault case (Eau Claire, WI): A gang-inspired assault on a stranger on Water Street in December has resulted in felony convictions for two Eau Claire men.
Source: Leader-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2015

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Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into California prison (Lancaster, CA): A former guard at a state prison in Southern California has been pleaded no contest to smuggling drugs and other contraband to fellow gang members behind bars. Andre Pierre Scott entered the plea Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

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Crackdown Taking Hold In Former Drug Kingpin's Neighborhood (Memphis, TN): It was once the unchallenged stomping grounds of convicted Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties. More than a dozen murders were committed on Kansas Street in less than five years. But while gang activity in the South Memphis area remains a threat, the results of a city crackdown on crime appear to be taking hold.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: February 25, 2015

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State awards $1.2 million for anti-gang center in North Richland Hills (North Richland Hills, TX): North Richland Hills will be at the forefront of a renewed effort to combat a resurgent gang problem in Texas. The city picked up a $1.2 million grant from the state Criminal Justice Division to fund the North Texas Anti-Gang Center, which will focus on gang activity in an 11-county region.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2015

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Gang Prevention Programs Focus on Middle Schoolers (Riverdale, MD): After bouncing around five different elementary schools, by the time Javier Saavedra reached middle school, he felt like an outsider – a prime target for gang recruitment. “You go into the school, everybody looks at you all wrong,” Saavedra said. “You’re not dressing the same, you don’t speak the same, you look different. They start bullying you or they start harassing you. That’s how it all starts.”
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: February 25, 2015

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Jury selection continues in 4th trial of 'Boom Bat' Negrete, Trenton gang leader accused in 2004 slaying (Trenton, NJ): Prospective jurors were asked Wednesday about their thoughts and connections to gangs as jury selection continues in the fourth trial of an alleged Latin Kings gang leader in a 2004 slaying.
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: February 25, 2015

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Two Corcoran teens arrested in attempted homicide case (Corcoran, CA): Two teens believed to be linked to a weekend stabbing in Corcoran were arrested Monday morning, the Corcoran Police Department said. Daniel Gomez, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old are accused in an attempted homicide and participating in a criminal street gang. Police say the pair are connected to a stabbing that occurred in the 2300 block of Lorina Avenue in Corcoran.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2015

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Alejo bill targets profiteering gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas-area lawmaker is hoping to cripple transnational gangs by beefing up prosecutors' ability to freeze criminal assets prior to indictment in profiteering cases. Last week, Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) introduced Assembly Bill 443. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who outlined the proposal in a report, is sponsoring the bill.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 24, 2015

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Teen charged with firing at car containing four children (Chicago, IL): A teen is facing attempted murder charges after he opened fire on a car containing four children in a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 24, 2015

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Northport man pleads guilty to manslaughter charges in 2012 'gang-related' death (Bay Minette, AL): A Northport man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges while another man has pleaded to charges of hindering prosecution in the 2012 death of a Milton, Fla., man whose body was found near Styx River. Investigators believe the death to be gang-related.
Source: The Times Independent    Date: February 24, 2015

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Thomas sentenced to 20 years in 2012 gang-related shooting (Elberton, GA): Timothy Eugene Thomas, 23, of Hartwell became the first individual in Elbert County to be convicted and sentenced for gang-related activity. Thomas entered a guilty plea to five counts of aggravated assault and five counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge John Bailey Friday.
Source: The Elberton Star    Date: February 24, 2015

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Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school (Salinas, CA): Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school. That’s some of the work being done in East Salinas right now. On Tuesday, the city celebrated improvements at a local park at the heart of gang activity. On Wednesday, the Alisal Union School District is getting ready to keep a program aimed at keeping students safe.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 24, 2015

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Serious crime is down in Sanger (Fresno County, CA): Long known as a 'gang town' the city of Sanger is reporting a dramatic drop in major crime. The chief of police says his officers are busier than ever. But now they're preventing crime rather than just responding to it.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 24, 2015

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Boys & Girls Club coming to Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA has learned a Boys & Girls Club is coming to Yakima. Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Manager confirmed the news to KIMA. The organization gives kids a place to go, and to learn and grow. We found out when it could be up and running, and where it will go.
Source: KIMA News    Date: February 24, 2015

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