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Chess-like game aimed at showing kids dangers of gang life (Bakersfield, CA): It looks like chess, except without the traditional pieces. In their place are the "little homie," the "big homie," a "hustler," a "baller," a "kingpin," and a "queenpin." It’s called "Caught Up, The Intervention Game." The game is played exactly like chess, except that it also teaches the players about the dangers of gang violence.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: January 20, 2015

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Gang leader gets prison time in violent racketeering case (Las Vegas, NV): A street gang leader was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved the cold-blooded slaying of a neighborhood security guard more than a decade ago. Markette Tillman, 31, a member of the Playboy Bloods, also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after prison.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 20, 2015

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Fresno gang member sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2008 drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Six years ago, promising Washington Union football player Dante Smith and his friend, Dashawn Roland, were seriously wounded in gang violence in southwest Fresno. At the time, Police Chief Jerry Dyer described Dante, then 17, and 15-year-old Dashawn, as good students and innocent bystanders to a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 20, 2015

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Former gang member talks about Indy crime (Indianapolis, IN): In the first 20 days of 2015, Indianapolis has experienced several deadly shootings related to gang violence. Indianapolis doesn't have the deeply entrenched and violently territorial gangs seen in larger cities including Chicago or Detroit, but the Circle City has gang members that have been arrested and prosecuted for misdemeanors, murders and everything in between.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: January 20, 2015

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2 Wings Cafe shooting suspects claim self-defense (Macon, GA): Attorneys for two of the men accused in a December shoot out at a Macon nightclub say their clients acted in self-defense. Vertuice Wall Jr. and Kenyata Norreece Lester were denied bond Tuesday afternoon at a commitment hearing in Bibb County Magistrate Court.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 20, 2015

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Suspects in Rockdale County auto break-ins facing gang charges (Conyers, GA) : The suspects accused of breaking into vehicles last week in the Lake St. James apartment complex as well as at Century Lakeside apartments are now facing gang charges.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: January 20, 2015

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Suspected gang member injures 3 in Santa Ana with single shotgun blast (Santa Ana, CA): Three men were injured early Tuesday after a suspected gang member drove up to them near a Santa Ana strip mall and fired a single shotgun blast, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 20, 2015

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Gang-related sex trafficking in crosshair of L.A. County District Attorney (Los Angeles County, CA): District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday that her office has launched an effort to try to put an end to commercial sex trafficking, calling it the fastest-growing trend among criminal street gangs in Los Angeles County.
Source:    Date: January 20, 2015

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Grand jury returns murder indictments in west Athens drive-by (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury last week returned murder indictments for two alleged Athens gang members in a May drive-by shooting on Westchester Circle that killed a reported rival gang member.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 20, 2015

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Police: Teen's shooting death was gang-related (Indianapolis, IN): In a deadly start to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting of a young teen on the northeast side of the city early Monday.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: January 19, 2015

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Cameras playing role in curtailing gang activity (Toledo, OH): Toledo police are saying that a $1.6 million project to 160 Sky-Cop surveillance cameras around the city is paying off. Camera evidence helped lead to the conviction of Deontay Smith, 25, on six charges related to the East Toledo murder of Michael Macklin, Jr. in what is described as a gang shooting.
Source: The Press    Date: January 19, 2015

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Steps Toward Peace: Oakland's tradition of fighting youth violence (Oakland, CA): Teens on Target. East Oakland Youth Development Center. Youth Alive. Urban Peace Movement. Silence the Violence. East Bay Asian Youth Center. Youth Uprising. Khadafy Foundation. United Roots. The Mentoring Center. That's just a sampling of the numerous youth development and violence prevention programs established in Oakland over the years.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: January 19, 2015

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Three Men Injured in Suspected Gilroy Gang-Related Fight with Two Teens (Gilroy, CA): Two teen boys were arrested Sunday in a suspected gang-related fight in Gilroy where one man was stabbed and two men received head injuries, police said today.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: January 19, 2015

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Canada's gang hotspots — are you in one? (Calgary, AB): In Atlantic Canada, the Bacchus outlaw motorcycle club runs the drug trade, according to police biker crime specialists. In the West, bullets fly when the Red Scorpions clash with the United Nations crew. In the Prairies, the White Boy Posse's migration east from Edmonton has spilled blood in Saskatchewan.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 19, 2015

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Fresno girl, 9, dies as innocent victim in gang drive-by gunfire (Fresno, CA): A 9-year-old girl who died after being hit by gunfire appears to be the latest victim of Fresno gang violence, police Chief Jerry Dyer said Monday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 18, 2015

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Findings belie claims of Chattanooga's VRI success: Funders pull support, vendors disenchanted as job numbers don't add up (Chattanooga, TN): Ask the chief of police, ask higher-ups in the mayor's office, ask the nonprofit tasked with rehabbing gang members netted by the city, and they will tell you that the social service arm of the the city's Violence Reduction Initiative is definitely working.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 18, 2015

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One-year-old escapes injury in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A gunshot fired in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood apparently went through the window of a one-year-old girl's bedroom more than a mile away Saturday evening. The child was not in the room or hurt, her parents say. No one else was apparently hurt in the shooting, which is being investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: January 18, 2015

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Peoria shooting incident allegedly involves gang member who avoided lengthy sentence (Peoria, IL): A Zone 4 street gang member who was swept up by the Don’t Shoot anti-gang violence initiative but avoided decades in prison appears to be at the center of gunplay in South Peoria less than a week after his release from federal custody.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: January 18, 2015

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Guardian Angels in Greenport report positive results: MS-13 gang members no longer harassing local store employees, customers (Greenport, NY): Just over a month after setting out on their first patrol in Greenport, the Guardian Angels are reporting positive results: According to Benjamin Garcia, who leads the Greenport patrol, MS-13 gang members who’d been preying on women and employees at a convenience store in Greenport, after seeing the organized presence of the Guardian Angels, have hit the road and made themselves scarce.
Source: SoutholdLOCAL    Date: January 18, 2015

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Gang prevention targets kids as young as 5 (Omaha, NE): A new after-school program is gaining steam in Omaha, aimed at early intervention to keep kids out of gangs. Compassion in Action is an organization that's been doing prison intervention for years.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: January 18, 2015

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