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Silver Star called anti-truancy model (Salinas, CA): The way Guadalupe Ceja sees it, there's just too much drama in regular high school. All the girls seem to talk about is who's dating who, who's wearing what, who's looking at you with attitude.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Suspect Niaz Khoshnaw wrote gang poems, referenced killing after fatal shooting, prosecutor says (Washington County, OR): Luis Manuel Guzman died with a cigarette lighter in his right hand, a flip phone by his head. The 28-year-old was gunned down in front of his Forest Grove apartment the night of Nov. 14, 2011.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Displaced by violence, kids land in Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): Fleeing brutal gang violence and other threats in their Central American communities, more than 70 children have been temporarily placed with sponsors in Monterey County, and local organizations are rallying to provide the young refugees with legal representation during their immigration process.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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Candid conversation about youth violence in South Bend (South Bend, IN): Jeff Sanford, a man who is running to be St. Joseph County's next prosecutor held a press conference Tuesday to lay out his plan of action against gang violence. We wanted to know what members of the community say is the key to combating violence.
Source: WBND 57 News    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.abc57.com/...

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Local organization awards $2,500 to gang intervention program (Round Lake, IL): Round Lake Area B.E.S.T. presented Frontline Street Intervention with a $2,500 grant to help them launch their new Gang Intervention Program. Shirley Christian, B.E.S.T. Empowerment Grants Committee chair, said that the awarding of the full amount to launch the program was an exciting decision for the committee.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: October 14, 2014
http://newssun.suntimes.com/...

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Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms (San Diego, CA): One of the leaders of a violent drug gang in San Diego County that kidnapped, tortured and killed victims in its quest for money was sentenced Tuesday to back-to-back terms of life in prison without of parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.utsandiego.com/...

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Riverside Crime Down One Year After Safety Zone Created (Memphis, TN): The court ordered safety zone near LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis has been in place just over a week. Some residents tell us they're already noticing a difference.
Source: localmemphis.com    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.localmemphis.com/...

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Four arrested in alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): Four men face charges in an alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso last month, police said. The El Paso Police Department Gang Unit began an investigation after officers responded to a shots fired call in the 3600 block of Keltner Avenue at 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 6.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 14, 2014
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Coastal Empire Fairgrounds shooting assailant pleads guilty (Chatham County, GA): Lajuan Jerone Sloman on Tuesday pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated assault and related weapons charges in the November 2012 shootings at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 14, 2014
http://savannahnow.com/...

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Ex-gang member turns life around, helps those battling addictions (Amarillo, TX): Luis Diaz was a teen when rival gang members in California shot him three times. Now, at 47, he’s bringing faith to the fallen in Amarillo. In the late 1980s, Diaz’s brother was slain in a hail of bullets on a fateful Super Bowl Sunday in Fresno, Calif., but Diaz was able to run away from the deadly melee.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://amarillo.com/...

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Kinston leaders present plan to reduce violent crime (Kinston, NC): Kinston leaders presented a plan to reduce gang violence and shootings in the city council hall on Monday. Mayor B.J. Murphy introduced a plan he worked on with Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem, Joseph Tyson.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.wcti12.com/...

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Savannah man sentenced to 35 years in prison - serve 15 - in gang related slaying (Savannah, GA): A Savannah man on Monday was sentenced to 35 years in prison — with 15 to serve — on charges stemming from the Labor Day 2012 slaying of a man on River Street as part of an ongoing battle involving two local street gangs.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://savannahnow.com/...

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State crime rates decline for sixth year (Kinston, NC): Crimes statewide are at the lowest rates in 40 years, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. “The SBI’s Crime Reporting Unit compiles these figures from law enforcement agencies statewide, including campus police and state park rangers,” acting state Department of Public Safety Director B.W. Collier said in a statement.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.kinston.com/...

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5 people shot to death within 4 hours in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Five people were killed within four hours Saturday, and now, Stockton police are investigating these shooting deaths as three separate homicide cases, officers said Sunday.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.kcra.com/...

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Seven arrested in gang suppression operation in Greenfield, Gonzales (Salinas, CA): The Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City Police Departments participated in a Cal-Grip gang suppression operation on Friday. The operation targeted gang participants who are engaging a pattern of criminal activity which jeopardized the health, safety and security of community residents.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.kionrightnow.com/...

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Scores in Old South End march for slain peacemaker’s cause (Toledo, OH): For 90 minutes, Abriel Ruiz appealed to a room full of young people, most gang involved, most from the Old South End and East Toledo. Instead of fighting, he told the warring Locz and Choloz gangs, they could work together for a greater purpose and to improve their community.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

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Salinas gang members arrested with guns, firearms (Salinas, CA): Over a two-day period, the Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit picked up gang members with guns and drugs, police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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Gang members suspected of vandalizing Santa Rosa school vending machine (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 members of a Santa Rosa-area street gang suspected of destroying an elementary school vending machine before they were found at the school eating the contents, according to a sheriff’s official Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 13, 2014
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

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Several U of I students attacked by roving gang near Champaign campus, police say (Champaign, IL): The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 13, 2014
http://abc7chicago.com/...

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6th Suspect Arrested In 2009 Gang-Related Stabbing Death (Oxnard, CA): Officers Monday announced the arrest of a sixth suspect accused in a gang-related 2009 stabbing death. According to the Oxnard Police Department, Francisco Martinez Barrera of Oxnard was arrested Sunday while in custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: October 13, 2014
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/...

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