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Defendant in fatal Modesto stabbing not a gang member, expert says (Modesto, CA): Gang membership was again the focus of testimony in a trial for three defendants accused of murder in a Modesto park stabbing. But this time the defense had its gang expert on the witness stand.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 27, 2014

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62 arrested in GA, AL on gang-related charges (Columbus, GA): The Columbus Police Department's Gang Task Force announced several arrests related to gang activity in the Chattahoochee Valley. In a media briefing Monday, CPD Major Gil Slouchick said 62 people in Georgia and Alabama were arrested, following the police department's partnership with several other law enforcement agencies.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: October 27, 2014

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San Antonio gang member faces execution (San Antonio, TX): A former San Antonio gang member set to die this week in Huntsville for a triple slaying 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: October 27, 2014

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Seeking Safety: A blueprint for reducing Fayetteville's youth crime (Fayetteville, NC): Almost every time a teenager was gunned down in Minneapolis, Mayor R.T. Rybak took to the street corners to console family and friends of the victim and to search for answers. More often than not, Rybak said, people in those neighborhoods told him they could see it coming.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 26, 2014

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Tulsa police: Known gang member shot while working on vehicle (Tulsa, OK): A 22-year-old man who police said is a known gang member was shot Saturday evening as he worked on a vehicle in front of a shop on East Apache Street in north Tulsa.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: October 26, 2014

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Jury finds Khoshnaw guilty of murder in 2011 Forest Grove shooting (Washington County, OR): A jury of six men and six women has found 21-year-old Niaz Khoshnaw guilty in the shooting death of rival gang member Luis Manuel Guzman in Forest Grove three years ago.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 26, 2014

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Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence (Chicago, IL): Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 26, 2014

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Gang cop’s bust sparks call for BPD review (Boston, MA): Hub police remained silent yesterday on charges that one of their own helped a gang member by looking up a license plate number of an undercover cop car and then lied to the FBI about it, an “alarming” case one community leader said deserves a full review inside the BPD.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 25, 2014

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Nebraska Supreme Court: Failure to challenge anti-gang violence law not grounds for appeal (Lincoln, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by an Omaha man who had argued that his lawyer should have challenged as unconstitutional an anti-gang violence law.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 25, 2014

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Teenager convicted in gang killing (Columbus, OH): A Near East Side youth repeatedly shook his head no at each guilty verdict he heard yesterday in his trial for a gang-related murder last year.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: October 25, 2014

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Family makes emotional plea for information related to triple shooting (Fulton County, GA): College Park police say they have run out of leads in a killing that happened last month. Someone shot and killed 31-year-old Ricoh Taylor at an apartment complex in south Fulton County.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: October 25, 2014

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Man injured in shooting outside WVC restaurant (West Valley City, UT): A teenager was shot early Saturday in a McDonald's parking lot in West Valley City in what appears to be a gang-related incident, police said.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 25, 2014

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2 gang members arrested in shooting death of Anaheim girl (Anaheim, CA): Two alleged gang members have been arrested for the murder of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl, who was gunned down while playing with her sisters in front of their apartment complex.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: October 25, 2014

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Four shot, one fatally, in South L.A. gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Four men were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate, apparently gang-related attacks in South Los Angeles, police said Saturday.
Source:    Date: October 25, 2014

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Gang prevention conference speaker says "hopeful" kids don't join gangs (San Luis Obispo, CA): About 150 people gathered Friday in San Luis Obispo for the fourth annual Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Conference to discuss strategies both for discouraging youths from joining gangs and for helping former gang members to succeed.
Source: The Tribune    Date: October 25, 2014

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Two men booked on suspicion of murder in shooting of Anaheim girl (Anaheim, CA): The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun. As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground. Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was pronounced dead from a bullet wound to her chest less than an hour later.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 25, 2014

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SWAT Team Plays Role In Arrest Of Shooting Suspect (Fort Wayne, IN): Pulling out all the stops to nab a shooting suspect. Extra efforts were taken Friday by Fort Wayne police and SWAT team members, who served a warrant on a man being tracked by the city's gang unit.
Source: NBC33 News    Date: October 24, 2014

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Drones, SWAT surround Summerville game after gang threats (Summerville, SC): Drones, metal detectors, and a SWAT presence were just a few of the security measures taken Friday night at Summerville's Homecoming game after threats of gang violence.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: October 24, 2014

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Mayor's Fuzzy Math Claims San Jose Gang Crime Down (San Jose, CA): San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says gang-related crimes have dropped 70 percent this year, but what he's not telling the public: He's just comparing two months of the year.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: October 24, 2014

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Operation Dead End deals 'significant blow' to Jacksonville gang (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville police initiative code-named Operation Dead End dealt a “significant blow” to one of the 47 identified gangs in the city, Sheriff John Rutherford announced Friday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: October 24, 2014

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