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Valley gang sweep nets 10 arrests in wake of Van Nuys slaying (Van Nuys, CA): A large multi-agency law enforcement task force fanned out across Van Nuys late last week looking for suspects in the killing of a 21-year-old man, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: March 23, 2015

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Corrections System Sees Record Violence and Gang Activity (Albany, NY) : A new ad by the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) may soon come across your car radio, now that NYSCOPBA has launched an ad campaign focused on the record figures for violence and gang activity in New York State’s jails and prisons, and the corrections system’s need for public support.
Source: Genesee Sun    Date: March 23, 2015

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More Springfield Neighborhoods To See Innovative Anti-Crime Initiative (Springfield, MA): Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are set to expand an innovative community policing program that has garnered national attention. The anti-crime initiative called C-3 Policing will be brought to three city neighborhoods nearly six years after it was introduced in Springfield’s North End where it is credited with dramatically reducing gang related crime and violence.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: March 23, 2015

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Violent crimes draw focus to gang activity (Springdale, AR): A fatal shooting of a teenage boy March 13 and a retribution-style, drive-by shooting that night in Springdale are drawing attention to youth street gangs in Northwest Arkansas, police and others said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: March 22, 2015

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Man gets life in three 2009 killings (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms plus 20 years for his role in the gang-related killings of three people, the culmination of a major law enforcement effort to crack down on the violent gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2015

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Police arrest two local gang members in cemetery after shots fired; vehicle pursuit (Springfield, MA): Two local gang members were arrested by Springfield police overnight when officers heard several gun shots fired and witnessed vehicles speeding past them on State Street.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 21, 2015

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Youth Organizations Hope to Curb Springdale Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): The city of Springdale is noticing a rise in gang violence coming to a head after a series of shootings last week. That's why the city is reaching out to youth organizations, asking them to help get kids off the streets and plugged into the community.
Source:    Date: March 20, 2015

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1 jailed in second Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Authorities continued in their efforts to find leads in the recent gang-related shooting death of an Avenal teen by conducting additional probation searches within the city.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: March 20, 2015

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Camden's Reputed Bloods Gang Leader Gets 12 Years in Prison (Camden, NJ): The reputed leader of the Camden set of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for dealing heroin. Authorities say 40-year-old Tyrone Tyson Sr. pleaded guilty in October on drug charges and was sentenced in federal court Friday.
Source: NBC Philadelphia    Date: March 20, 2015

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Gang Members Who Fled, Fired on San Bruno Cops Acquitted of Most Serious Charges (San Bruno, CA): A Norteno gang member who exchanged gunfire with San Bruno police while fleeing from a traffic stop in 2012 was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an officer, but he and two co-defendants were acquitted of prosecutors’ charges that they were on their way to commit a murder when they fled, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: SanBrunoPatch    Date: March 20, 2015

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Indy man shares story to keep youth out of gangs (Indianapolis, IN): An Indianapolis man is turning his personal struggles and disability into a lesson for thousands of young teens in the Circle City.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: March 20, 2015

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Dozens attend Wausau forum on protecting kids from gang violence (Wausau, WI): About 70 people attended a forum in Wausau Thursday night on keeping kids safe in the wake of a gang related stabbing death three weeks ago.
Source: WTAQ News    Date: March 20, 2015

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Gangs relatively quiet in Mattawa, Royal City (Mattawa, WA): The news about gang activity in Royal City and Mattawa nowadays is relatively good news. Even Sunnyside, a neighbor in Yakima County, is reporting good news. Taking a tough stance has worked in all three communities, according to law enforcement and school leaders. They took measures that made life uncomfortable for gang members.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 20, 2015

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SAPD: 'Documented gang member' arrested in bar killing (San Antonio, TX): A “documented gang member” has been arrested in the death of the owner of a downtown music club, San Antonio police said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 20, 2015

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Another 10th Street Gang member gets long prison term (Buffalo, NY): Desmond Ford, 33, a member of the violent 10th Street Gang on Buffalo’s West Side, was sentenced to a federal prison term of almost 17 years Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 20, 2015

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24 Nuestra Familia leaders indicted after sting uncovers jail smuggling scheme (San Jose, CA): Imprisoned generals of the notorious Nuestra Familia street gang went to great depths to get their messages across in San Jose, investigators have concluded, clandestinely placing contraband and street-side kill orders inside their subordinates' rectal cavities as they were freed from incarceration.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 20, 2015

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Reputed gang member from Edwardsville sentenced on gun charge (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Like a school teacher scolding a naughty student, Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley admonished a reputed member of the Bloods street gang caught with a handgun with an altered serial number.
Source: Times Leader    Date: March 20, 2015

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Gang member once facing life will instead go free, as jailhouse informant battles derail another case (Orange County, CA): A gang member facing a potential life sentence for attempting to kill a Santa Ana rival instead will go free next year, another prosecution setback following revelations about a secret network of jailhouse snitches.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 20, 2015

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Gang violence victims share their pain with students (Seaside, CA): Police officers, former gang members and people hurt by gang violence spoke at Seaside High School Friday for the Youth Peace Summit. The goal: to make students think twice about getting involved with gang activity.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 20, 2015

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Gang member sentenced to 100 years to life in 2012 killing of church deacon (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced this month to 100 years to life in prison for killing a 25-year-old deacon outside a church in Westlake, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 20, 2015

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