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Ex-Guard, Inmate Convicted in Hawaii Gang Trial (Honolulu, HI): A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: October 10, 2014

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Richmond gang members sentenced in killing (Martinez, CA): Two Richmond gang members who accepted plea bargains were sentenced Friday in the 2012 shooting death of a San Pablo man.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 10, 2014

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Chattanooga police stop an alleged gang murder plot (Chattanooga, TN): A convicted felon and known associate of the street gang, Gangster Disciples was arrested after police say he used Facebook to solicit first degree murder. Demetrice Carson was taken into custody Thursday and charged with solicitation to commit 1st degree murder.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: October 10, 2014

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52 Members and Associates of San Bernardino Street Gang Targeted in Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment (Riverside, CA): After a federal grand jury issued a 90-page indictment, federal and state authorities today arrested 21 of 52 defendants linked to San Bernardino's largest gang on narcotics-trafficking charges that allege numerous transactions involving methamphetamine and heroin.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: October 10, 2014

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County receives $3M grant for gang violence prevention (Monterey County, CA): Like Christmas, grant funding fell on Salinas and Monterey County earlier this month. Days after $17.2 million in federal funding was announced in Salinas, the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board announced a $3 million grant to partner with the Youth Ambassadors for Peace program.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 10, 2014

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Hill District killing illustrates teen struggle to escape gang violence (Pittsburgh, PA): They're young. They're violent. And they have the attention of Pittsburgh law enforcement officials. Police are searching for multiple people as part of an investigation that spans beyond the shooting death of a Hill District teenager, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said Friday.
Source:    Date: October 10, 2014

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Worcester police arrest 41 in drug sweep targeting gang members, violent offenders (Worcester, MA): It took them two days, but Worcester police officers successfully arrested 41 people during a drug sweep that was targeted to get gang members and other violent offenders off the streets.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 10, 2014

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Gang member gets 80 years to life in Santa Ana bakery shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who killed another man in an execution-style shooting at a crowded Santa Ana bakery was sentenced to prison Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 10, 2014

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Tacoma gang member gets 40 years for 2008 murder (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma gang member convicted of shooting a man 16 times was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: October 10, 2014

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3 alleged gang members found guilty in 2012 murder of teen (Flint, MI): Three alleged members of Saginaw's East Side Gang have been found guilty in the 2012 murder of 16-year old Davarion Galvin.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News    Date: October 10, 2014

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8 members of UC-area '2 Guns Gang' arrested (Cincinnati, OH): The Cincinnati Police Department announced the arrests of eight individuals Thursday associated with a string of robberies and violence in the Clifton area.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: October 10, 2014

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Three arrested in stray-bullet death of young father (San Jose, CA): Three men are facing murder charges after a young father was killed last month by a wayward bullet intended for a relative, who while parking his car may have been mistaken for a street rival, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Reputed gang leader gets 3 life-terms for San Leandro murders (Hayward, CA): A reputed gang leader was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for his role in a shooting after a tattoo party in San Leandro three years ago that left three people dead and three others wounded.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Man convicted of manslaughter in gang-related killing gets 18 years (San Diego, CA): A man who shot and killed a 64-year-old Valencia Park resident in retaliation for a gang-related shootout with the victim's son the night before was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in state prison.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Portland Church Combats Gang Violence, Drop Out Rates by Transforming a High School in 'Undivided' Trailer (Portland, OR): "Undivided" takes place in Portland, Oregon where racial tensions and gang violence reached an all-time high. In an unlikely team effort, SouthLake Church and Roosevelt High School banded together to tear down walls, build bridges and help kids reach their potential.
Source: Christian Post    Date: October 9, 2014

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Mahoning juvy court gets 1 of 4 US grants to keep kids in school, deter gangs (Boardman, OH): Mahoning County Juvenile Court secured a three-year, $600,000 federal grant to keep students in school by identifying those at risk for joining gangs and intervening before that happens.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: October 9, 2014

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Two Southwest gang thugs get prison for bystander slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Ronald Ockimey and Leon Owens, both armed with semi-automatic handguns, meant to kill on the evening of April 11, 2012. Their Southwest Philadelphia gang, the Backstreet Boys, was beefing with a rival gang, the Greenway Boys.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 9, 2014

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Lawmakers question anti-violence program (Springfield, IL): A central Illinois lawmaker Wednesday questioned why money for a now defunct anti-violence program went only to Chicago area programs when downstate communities also were grappling with shootings and gang activity in 2010.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan    Date: October 9, 2014

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Aurora's gang reduction program to expand with new funding (Aurora, CO): Marissa Vinson was 9 years old when her teenage brother was murdered by a local gang in Aurora. "It encouraged me to get into gangs," said Vinson, 17. "I wanted to be just like him. I thought, 'somebody took him from me and I'm going to live his life.' " Vinson joined up with a local gang when she was 10 years old.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 9, 2014

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Be aware of your community, gang expert says at awareness presentation in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Former Fayetteville police detective Hunter Glass said Thursday that residents looking to combat gang activity should be aware of what's happening in their community. "Know your neighborhood," Glass, an expert in gangs, told a crowd inside the Cumberland Hall Auditorium at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 9, 2014

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