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Boone County Gang Task Force Working With The Public To Battle Drug Issues And Gang Violence (Boone County, IL): Boone County law enforcement is dealing with several incidents of gang violence and illegal drug usage. “Everywhere is affected by gangs. I don't think that it is solely an urban issue anymore. There are certainly rural characteristics of gang activity,” says Boone County States Attorney Michelle Courier.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: March 23, 2015

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Judge: Girlfriend of Barrio Azteca member can testify against him (El Paso, TX): The trial of one of three Barrio Azteca gang members charged with the 2012 slayings of an Azteca gang lieutenant and another man in Socorro has been delayed until September.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 23, 2015

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Police: At Least 3 of 4 Weekend Shootings Gang Related (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police said Monday at least three of the shootings over the weekend are connected and related to gang member retaliation. "I was just in the house, and I came out and thought it was firecrackers," said Joe McClendon, a neighbor who lives just a block away from where bullets flew Saturday along 700 North Orchard Knob Avenue.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: March 23, 2015

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Gang leader admits providing gun used in N. Buffalo holdups (Buffalo, NY): Antoine “Deuce” Sanders, self-proclaimed leader of the Rollin’ 60s Crypts, ordered teenagers to commit crimes in North Buffalo as part of a gang initiation, prosecutors say.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 23, 2015

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Bloods gang member and one associate arrested in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): An alleged member of the Sex, Money, Murder set of the Bloods street gang and one of his associates were arrested over the weekend.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: March 23, 2015

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Violent crime is down in Belvidere, but gangs are not gone, officials warn (Belvidere, IL): Statistics suggest that violent crime has fallen since 2008, but city and county officials warned community members Monday that Belvidere's problem with gangs is not gone, and it might never be.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: March 23, 2015

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Members of Violent Street Crew Convicted of Armed Robbery in Jewelry Heist (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man and his pal were both found guilty of robbing the owners of a jewelry booth at gunpoint after a five-day jury trial in Cook County for an August 2014 west suburban jewelry heist.
Source: Oak Park-River Forest Patch     Date: March 23, 2015

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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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