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Gang homicides are down, but violence continues (Bakersfield, CA): The number of gang-related homicides and shootings was down during the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year, although a recent spate of violence has erased much of that positive trend, a Bakersfield police official said Monday.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: April 21, 2014

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Chicago gets new federal unit to help combat violence in the city (Chicago, IL): In the wake of an especially violent Easter weekend in Chicago, the United States Attorney's Office here said today it has set up a special unit to help combat the violence that plagues Chicago.
Source: Chicago Business Journal    Date: April 21, 2014

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After prison gang fight at Miss. prison, monitors call for more training for guards (Jackson, MS): Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 21, 2014

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AG Biden, City of Wilmington seek to shutdown East Side gang house (Wilmington, DE): The City of Wilmington is teaming up with Attorney General Beau Biden to assist a neighborhood plagued by gang violence. Mayor Dennis Williams and Biden announced Monday they've filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to shut down a gang clubhouse on the city's East Side.
Source: WDDE News    Date: April 21, 2014

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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission opposes Santa Barbara gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission is appointed by the presiding judge of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutions Code. It has the responsibility and authority to monitor all aspects of the juvenile justice system in the county.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 21, 2014

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Gang member gets five years on ammunition charge (Nashville, TN): An immigrant member of a local chapter of the Nashville-based Mexican-American Brown Pride gang was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Monday to five years for possession of ammunition.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 21, 2014

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Senate OKs longer sentences for gang-related crime (Providence, RI): The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill stiffening punishments for gang-related crimes. The legislation would add a term of up to 10 years for felonies committed in association with any criminal street gang
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 20, 2014

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Man gets 40 years to life in shooting at USC (Los Angeles, CA): A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 19, 2014

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Detectives investigate gang-related shooting in Valencia Park (San Diego, CA): A 36-year-old man was recovering Saturday from non-life threatening injuries he suffered, when he was shot three times by someone inside a tan or gold sedan, during a gang-related attack in the Valencia Park area of San Diego, police said.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 19, 2014

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Gang members stay 'under the radar' (Temple, TX) : Bell County is listed as one of the Texas counties with the highest concentration of gang activity, according to a report issued by the Department of Public Safety. Several gangs are active in Bell County and are involved in drug distribution and other activities, said Commander Jerry Dugger with the Bell County Organized Crime Unit.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: April 19, 2014

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Defendant linked to officer's death has history of gang-related violence (Winchester, VA): A Front Royal man whom authorities have linked to the disappearance and death of a reserve police captain in Waynesboro appeared in Winchester Circuit Court on Friday for a probation revocation hearing.
Source: The Northern Virginia Daily    Date: April 18, 2014

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Police official: Gang membership declining in area (Winchester, VA): The reappearance of Kweli Uhuru as a defendant in a case being investigated as a gang-related death comes six years after he admitted, as part of a plea agreement, to being a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Northern Virginia Daily    Date: April 18, 2014

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Local statistics mirror DPS gang threat report (Austin, TX): A new report shows there are more than 100,000 gang members in Texas. Austin police say it's a serious threat and our city is not immune.
Source: KVUE News    Date: April 18, 2014

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Three alleged gang members convicted of murder (San Leandro, CA): A jury has found three purported gang members guilty of fatally shooting three people outside a party in San Leandro in 2011.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 18, 2014

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Two men arrested for gang-related assault in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Two suspects in a gang-related assault were arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday morning, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: April 18, 2014

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Seven shootings, one fire in Pueblo gang-related (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police say there have been seven gang related drive-by shootings, and a fire, since March 31st.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: April 18, 2014

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Gang members plead guilty in shooting that paralyzed man (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a fight which led to a shooting that left a young man paralyzed at a Desert Hot Springs house party last Halloween.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: April 18, 2014

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Gang member convicted of attempted murder, robbing pot dispensary in La Mesa (La Mesa, CA): A man was convicted today of robbery and premeditated attempted murder for a crime spree with a fellow gang member that included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student in the College area of San Diego.
Source: LaMesa-MountHelixPatch    Date: April 18, 2014

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Gang associate gets four years in prison for weapons possession (Buffalo, NY): Marlon Johnson Jr., 25, of Kenmore, was sentenced Friday to 48 months in prison for possession of a firearm. Johnson was an associate of the Bailey Boys Gang, federal prosecutors said, and his sentencing by Justice William Skretny was the latest development in a series of federal actions aimed at the gang.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 18, 2014

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A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence (Omaha, NE): A valuable tool in the Omaha Police Department's fight against gangs is sitting at a table in the principal's office with three sixth-graders, sorting out board game pieces.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 18, 2014

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