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Ex-member's view of life in the gang (Lincoln, CA): Like many other Lincoln High School students, John Doe likes sports, especially basketball. But the 17-year-old didn’t always care about sports. For four years, starting at age 12, John was in a Lincoln gang. And his focus then wasn’t making baskets but rather on joining his gang members in fights.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger    Date: April 4, 2012
http://lincolnnewsmessenger.com/...

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Fate of reputed Bloods gang member accused in 2008 Jersey City shooting death in jury's hands (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments were heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street and West Side Avenue in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.nj.com/...

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Old Forge police investigating stabbing; possible gang or drug involvement suspected (Old Forge, PA) : Borough police are investigating the late-night stabbing of a 23-year-old man on West Grace Street on Monday and are pursuing possible gang or drug relation as a motive.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: April 4, 2012
http://thetimes-tribune.com/...

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$70,000 grant to help three Valley cities with anti-gang work (Yakima, WA): Yakima, Sunnyside and Toppenish will soon begin using a federal grant to plan the launch of resource centers that will help steer youngsters and families away from gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Gang violence threat increases WHS security (Boone, NC): There was a statement from Watauga Schools on the cause of the increased security at Watauga High today, a police presence that was impressive as students and staff arrived this morning.
Source: GoBlueRidge    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.goblueridge.net/...

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Gang activity on the rise (Lincoln, CA): While the number of gang members has not grown since last year, the crimes committed by members have become more violent. That's what the top two officers in the Lincoln Police Department told The News Messenger this week. And gang activity – including assaults and drive-by shootings – is on the rise in this city, according to Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger    Date: April 4, 2012
http://lincolnnewsmessenger.com/...

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CeaseFire program to reduce street violence launches in Central City (New Orleans, LA): A long-awaited program aimed at short-circuiting street violence is finally getting off the ground in Central City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials announced Wednesday. CeaseFire New Orleans is this city's version of a program developed in Chicago that employs "violence interrupters" to stop shootings and murders before they happen.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.nola.com/...

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San Rafael teen sentenced in gang melee (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael teen was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court March 28 to five years in prison for his role in a violent melee between rival gang members in San Rafael last May.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer    Date: April 4, 2012
http://marinscope.com/...

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Two arrested in shooting at Clearfield party (Clearfield, UT): Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a shooting during a large party in Clearfield last month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Increased gang awareness stressed (Hazleton, PA): Two local legislators said Monday the gang-related attack on a 13-year-old girl at a city playground is the most recent example of why more needs to be done to deter gang activity in the community. New legislation is in the works and a community forum is planned to help educate citizens.
Source: Go Lackawanna    Date: April 4, 2012
http://golackawanna.com/...

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Drug gang's leader gets life (Philadelphia, PA): A North Philadelphia drug kingpin got a life sentence Tuesday in federal court for running a large-scale trafficking organization that involved his wife and mother-in-law.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.philly.com/...

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Member of Bloods gang will hear final arguments in second murder trial (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments will be heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.nj.com/...

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Inmate sues over alleged gang beating at Western Virginia Regional Jail (Roanoke, VA): Officials at the Western Virginia Regional Jail failed to break up a gang that was terrorizing other inmates in one of its pods, according to an inmate who claims he was severely beaten as a result of their inaction.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.roanoke.com/...

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Bryan High School student held on gang charge (Bryan-College Station, TX): A 17-year-old Bryan High School student was arrested on campus Monday afternoon and charged with promoting gang membership. The student was taken into custody after ignoring a school resource officer's requests to refrain from wearing what was believed to be a piece of gang-related jewelry while at school.
Source: The Eagle    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.theeagle.com/...

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Gang-related shooting case in Vacaville gets trial date (Vacaville, CA): A 21-year-old Vacaville man suspected in a 2011 gang-related shooting will go to trial in August, a Solano County Superior Court judge ordered on Tuesday.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 4, 2012
http://www.thereporter.com/...

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Fifth suspect arrested in Livingston shooting (Livingston, CA): A fifth suspect has been arrested in last week's gang-related shooting which injured three people, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 3, 2012
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

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Batavia Police investigating graffiti increase (Batavia, NY): Police in Batavia say there has been an increase in vandalism around the city. Over the last few weeks, graffiti has been spotted all over. Police are asking for your help to identify the car they think is involved.
Source: WHEC News 10    Date: April 3, 2012
http://www.whec.com/...

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Moms plead for help from Gang Task Force (Albany, GA): Two East Albany families say their children were beaten during a gang fight Monday night at the mobile home park off Johnson Road where they live. One of the teens was hospitalized with a concussion.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 3, 2012
http://www.walb.com/...

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Dangerous neighborhood seeks relief from gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): There have been 28 shooting incidents in Chattanooga so far this year. The average is about two per week, and many of them are in Orchard Knob. The culture of violence in some Chattanooga neighborhoods is the focus the new Gang model.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 3, 2012
http://www.wdef.com/...

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Shannon Grant Day brings together teens, youth advocates, officials (Somerville, MA): The Metro Mayors Coalition hosted a "Shannon Grant Day on the Hill" at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, March 29 to advocate for funding of the Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative, which helps fund the prevention of youth crime and gang violence in Greater Boston.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: April 3, 2012
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