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Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy calls for an end to gang violence (Bryan, TX): When it comes to putting a stop to gangs, Derrick Taylor speaks from a place of personal and professional experience. In addition to coming up on his 23-year anniversary with the Travis County Sheriff's Office next month, Taylor is a former gang member who grew up well-acquainted with the life.
Source: The Eagle    Date: April 9, 2014

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Lakewood man, 18, tried to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of gang initiation, police say (Lakewood, NJ): Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, of Lakewood was charged Tuesday night with multiple counts of bias intimidation after police say he tried to lure women from the Orthodox Jewish community as part of an MS-13 gang initiation.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 9, 2014

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Ex-B.C. gang leader says he tried to broker peace before mass killing (Vancouver, BC): In the months leading up to a mass killing in the Vancouver area that left six dead, including two innocent bystanders, former gang leader Michael Le says he met with a rival drug trafficker to broker a peace between their two groups.
Source: CTV News    Date: April 8, 2014

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Decrease in gang homicides questioned (San Diego, CA): The latest crime data released by San Diego Police Department shows a dramatic decrease in the number of gang-related homicides, but some said the figures are far from reality.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: April 8, 2014

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Newport News officials unveil anti-gang plan (Newport News, VA): City officials here are leaning on the work of a seminal University of Chicago researcher to make improvements in a violence-stricken area of the city.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 8, 2014

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Alvarez: More gang conspiracy cases coming, new division for domestic, sex assault cases (Chicago, IL): In what she called a "fresh approach" to targeting gun crimes, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Tuesday she plans to increasingly use the state's new anti-racketeering law to target gang leaders with sweeping indictments.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 8, 2014

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Boston gang leader gets 20-year prison sentence (Boston, MA): A man described as the leader of a violent Boston street gang and a career criminal has been found guilty of drug charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison as a habitual offender.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2014

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Gang activity in Jax Beach reaffirms need for more police (Jacksonville Beach, FL): With memories of the Memorial Day brawl still fresh, Jacksonville Beach police took charge when they were tipped off about some possible gang activity. Two weekends ago, JSO's gang unit got a tip straight from social media that some unwanted guests were planning to attend a rap concert and go to the beach bars after.
Source:    Date: April 8, 2014

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Macon man indicted in alleged gang shooting (Macon, GA): A 27-year-old Macon man was indicted Tuesday on three counts of aggravated assault in the Jan. 12 shooting of three men inside a house in the 2700 block of Roy Street.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 8, 2014

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Gangs have brought their violence here (Jesup, GA): This is the first of a two part series on the growth of gangs in Wayne County. Unnoticed by most residents, the signs of gang activity are all across the county. Associated drug traffic and violence have forced the realization of the growing presence of gangs in rural areas of Georgia—including here.
Source: The Press-Sentinel    Date: April 8, 2014

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Violence from gangs and guns prompt Elkhart to request federal grant (Elkhart, IN): The city of Elkhart is seeking grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice in an attempt to reduce crime related to gun violence and gangs.
Source: The Elkhart Truth    Date: April 8, 2014

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Four indicted in 2009 slaying of Columbia man (Nashville, TN): The U.S. Attorney General's office in Nashville unsealed an indictment Tuesday afternoon naming four men suspected in the 2009 slaying of a man who was shot while standing inside his Columbia home. The four men are known members of the Maury County gang, the Kitchen Crips.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 8, 2014

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Two face charges stemming from shooting incident in June (Decatur, IL): Two alleged members of a Decatur street gang face attempted murder charges after police claim they beat up and then shot a Decatur man in the leg.
Source: Herald & Review    Date: April 8, 2014

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Police say gang member sent pit bull to attack officer (Providence, RI): A known gang member has been arrested and charged after police say he allegedly ordered pit bulls to attack an officer during a pursuit.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: April 7, 2014

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Chico sees three suspected gang-related shootings (Chico, CA): Chico Police had their work cut this weekend dealing with three shootings all of which thought to be gang-related.
Source: Action News Now    Date: April 7, 2014

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Arrest sheds light on group whose mission may be to cause violence (Louisville, KY): An arrest of 18-year-old David Leach is shedding new light on a group of kids whose main mission may be to cause violence.The police report says he was arrested in an area where there have been several police calls for fights and gang activity involving the "YNO" gang.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: April 7, 2014

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Gang violence on the rise among St. Louis youth (St. Louis, MO): In the past two weeks, an 11-year old boy has been shot and killed in South Saint Louis, and an 11-year old girl and 15-year old were shot and wounded in North Saint Louis in separate incidents.
Source: KMOX News    Date: April 7, 2014

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Whittier gang member charged with attempted murder, carjacking (Norwalk, CA): A gang member accused of attempting to carjack a man and shooting at him was charged today, Los Angeles County District Attorney officials said in a press release.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 7, 2014

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Gang member fatally shot outside Oceanside Harbor office (Oceanside, CA): An officer fatally shot a probationer from San Pedro who allegedly went for a gun Monday during an encounter outside a yacht-sales office at Oceanside Harbor.
Source: KUSI News    Date: April 7, 2014

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Teen girl wounded in gang-related shooting (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police are investigating a gang-related shooting early Sunday morning in which a 16-year-old girl was wounded.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: April 7, 2014

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