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How Gangs Took Over Prisons (Crescent City, CA): On a clear morning this past February, the inmates in the B Yard of Pelican Bay State Prison filed out of their cellblock a few at a time and let a cool, salty breeze blow across their bodies.
Source: The Atlantic    Date: September 16, 2014

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Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth (Calgary, AB): He has walked alone through some of the most unsafe neighbourhoods in Calgary in hopes he’d be stopped by gang bangers wanting to know what he was doing on their turf.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: September 16, 2014

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Street Gangs Tone Down Use of Colors, Tattoos (Hartford, CT): Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: September 16, 2014

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San Jose park targeted by vandals painting gang graffiti (San Jose, CA): Residents who frequent a South Bay park popular with families and dog owners were upset this week after the park's sign was vandalized with reportedly gang-related graffiti.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: September 16, 2014

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NYPD says more officers in high-crime areas helped reduce summer shootings (New York, NY): The pace of shootings in New York City cooled in the usually active summer months, according to the latest NYPD statistics, and police officials are giving partial credit for the drop to a special task force of detectives focused on violent areas of the city.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 15, 2014

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Gang activity down in Cranbrook (Cranbrook, BC): The new head of B.C.'s anti-gang agency says police have made "significant headway in the efforts to curtail gang activity." Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit chief officer Kevin Hackett said earlier this month that the "significant decline" in organized crime homicides comes after a series of high-profile investigations leading to charges, as well as new initiatives to prevent or reduce gang membership.
Source: The Townsman    Date: September 15, 2014

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Carjacking, gang trial begins in Chatham (Chatham, VA): Dontey Ramone Pannell’s new trial began Monday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court. Pannell, 26, is charged with attempted carjacking and participating in gang activity.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: September 15, 2014

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Leader of Oxnard gang Luis Manuel Tapia found guilty (Oxnard, CA): In a verdict issued Friday night, Luis Manuel Tapia, leader of the Oxnard-based Colonia Chiques street gang and a validated associate of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, was found guilty of 26 federal charges, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Source: SCPR News    Date: September 15, 2014

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Gang Members Busted In Fresno After Beating Video Goes Viral (Fresno, CA): A 15 year-old is just one of three people arrested after a video of gang members taunting and beating a woman went viral. Police say media coverage helped catch two others. One gang member is still running from police.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: September 15, 2014

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Teenage gang member gets 4 years for shooting up home (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg gang member who opened fire on a North End home filled with adults and children has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: September 15, 2014

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Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings (Laurinburg, NC): A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: September 15, 2014

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Court affirms conviction of Youngstown street gang member (Youngstown, OH): The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed multiple convictions for another member of the Youngstown street gang LSP. Recently, the three-judge appellate panel released an opinion affirming Derrick Johnson’s convictions for his role in gang violence as well as weapons and drug offenses.
Source: The Akron Legal News    Date: September 15, 2014

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Police arrest gun-toting alleged Athens gang member at Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals game (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested on Friday an alleged gun-toting gang member during the Clarke Central-Cedar Shoals football game at Cedar Shoals High School.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: September 15, 2014

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Orangeburg Hosts Annual Gang Conference (Orangeburg, SC): Law enforcement members throughout the state are trying to put a stop to gang crimes during a two-day conference in Orangeburg.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: September 15, 2014

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8 arrested after fights at South Pointe High School believed to be gang related (Rock Hill, SC): Several South Pointe High students were arrested after the teens, believed to be members of the Weezy Glo and Gangster Disciples gangs, fought Friday at the school, police say.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 15, 2014

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Watsonville stabbing from 2009 to proceed to trial (Santa Cruz, CA): A man allegedly found hiding in a Watsonville shed with a bloody knife and sweatshirt in 2009 will stand trial on gang-related stabbing charges, a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 15, 2014

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Mentor, leadership program expanding (San Diego, CA): A leadership and mentoring program that steers kids away from gangs and encourages positive decision-making is expanding to San Diego after operating for more than a decade in North County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 14, 2014

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Pittsfield makes curbing crime a community project (Pittsfield, MA): Crime, youth and gang violence is nothing new to this city. For years, groups like the Morningside Neighborhood Initiative and the Westside Initiative have been taking on community issues, like crime and social problems.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 14, 2014

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Police: Accused shooter intended to kill rival (Carollton, GA): A police detective says one of three suspects accused in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old west Georgia boy intended to kill a rival gang member who lived in the same apartment complex.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: September 14, 2014

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Ottawa police 'fight back' against spate of shootings (Ottawa, ON): As part of efforts to crack down on a recent spate of shootings, Ottawa police anti-gang officers are targeting high-risk neighbourhoods in the city.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: September 14, 2014

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