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No 'us and them,' Homeboy Industries founder says (Saskatoon, SK): The "us and them" mentality people have about the children who join street gangs must change, the founder of the world's largest gang intervention program says. "There is no us and them - there's just us," Father Gregory Boyle told several hundred delegates Wednesday at the 10,000 Little Steps to Healing conference at TCU Place.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: February 6, 2014

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Trading in gangs and guns to leave street violence behind (Philadelphia, PA): Jarren Taylor's voice comes out just above a whisper. While Taylor was hanging out with friends in South Philly, a dispute erupted between neighborhood rivals. He was shot once in his leg and once in his neck. The second bullet left a scar in the middle of his neck, just below his Adam's apple.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: February 6, 2014

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Bricktown member who flashed gang hand sign on Facebook gets eight years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A member of a Syracuse street gang was sentenced to more than eight years in prison today for his role in controlling the gang's crack-dealing territory.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: February 6, 2014

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City officials announce new plan to fight violent crime in Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH): Mayor John Cranley says his plan to put more than 100 new police officers on the streets when he sat on the City Council 10 years ago helped reduce crime, and he wants to try that plan again now that he is mayor.
Source: The Cincinnati Herald    Date: February 6, 2014

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Return of gang violence linked to deadly fight (Flagstaff, AZ): A Flagstaff man who survived a gang fight that took the life of a 23-year-old man this past September has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in what police fear was an act of revenge.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 6, 2014

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Prosecutors: Teen shot after asking 'What?' to gang slogan (Chicago, IL): Two men have been charged in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy in Little Village who was shot after asking "What?" when one of them shouted a gang slogan, police and prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 6, 2014

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Judge delays sentence (Peoria, IL): Next month, two members of the Bomb Squad street gang will appear in federal court. One faces a 10-year sentence while the other one could find he faces far more time than he anticipated when he pleaded guilty last year.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: February 6, 2014

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Gang-bangers admit to slaying rivals in Ridgewood (New York, NY) : Two brothers belonging to the same street gang admitted in court on Monday, Feb. 3, to executing two teenage rivals at a Ridgewood warehouse in August 2004, law enforcement sources said.
Source: Times Newsweekly    Date: February 6, 2014

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Ex-gang members detained at airport (Saskatoon, SK): A pair of former gang members from Los Angeles scheduled to speak Wednesday morning at a conference in Saskatoon were detained at the Saskatoon International Airport, conference officials said.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: February 5, 2014

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Anti-violence group wins $366,400 state grant (Buffalo, NY): Back to Basics Outreach Ministry, a faith-based anti-violence group started by two reformed convicts in 1994, received a huge funding boost when the state released $366,400 to help reduce gang-related violence in Buffalo, State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 5, 2014

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Town receives grant to fund gang prevention programs (Apple Valley, CA): The Board of State and Community Corrections recently awarded a grant to Apple Valley’s Juvenile Gang Prevention deputy to continue for at least two more years and to initiate or expand youth programs aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 5, 2014

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Another 10th street gang member pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Daniel Colon 28, has become became the 29th of the 44 alleged members of the city's notorious 10th Street Gang to plead guilty to a federal charge. Colon pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization charge carrying a prison term of up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced at 1 p.m. May 23.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 5, 2014

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Fresno gang sweeps finds guns hidden in trees (Fresno, CA): Three people are in jail and several illegal guns, including two found hiding in plain sight, are off the street following a city-wide gang sweep in Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 5, 2014

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Witness: Murder suspects were in her home prior to fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): The former girlfriend of a street gang member reluctantly testified during the murder trial of Jose Garcia Wednesday that both Garcia and another man charged in the death of Gabriel Gonzalez were at her apartment in the hours before his shooting.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: February 5, 2014

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Judge denies residents' motion to intervene in Echo Park gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles judge has denied a request from community members to join a civil case that would have challenged the city of Los Angeles's gang injunction in Echo Park.
Source: SCPR News    Date: February 5, 2014

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Former gang members helping youth leave criminal culture (Saskatoon, SK): A two-day conference in Saskatoon is working to support youth leaving gang culture and educate the community on the steps needed to make that happen.
Source: CTV Saskatoon    Date: February 5, 2014

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Former L.A. gang members in Saskatoon to back up STR8 UP (Saskatoon, SK): Former gang members from the streets of Los Angeles are in Saskatoon this week to work with STR8 UP at a two-day conference in Saskatoon. STR8 UP is a group that helps young men and women liberate themselves from street gangs.
Source: CBC News    Date: February 5, 2014

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Gang problems throughout county (Tarboro, NC): Three recent gang-related incidents in Edgecombe County are part of a growing nuisance that law enforcement is combating. One incident involved a 15-year-old Rocky Mount teenager being gunned down by an alleged gang member.
Source: The Daily Southerner    Date: February 5, 2014

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SLO County law enforcement officials serve search warrants, arrest three (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two more people have been arrested after San Luis Obispo County law enforcement officials served search warrants for men wanted in connection to several gang-related crimes.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 5, 2014

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Two teens arrested for gang-related violence (Manassas, VA): Prince William County police arrested two teenagers who were involved in a fight that resulted into a stabbing Tuesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim was standing outside of the mall near the court entrance when he a group of teenagers went up to him and said they were part of the MS13 gang according to police.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: February 5, 2014

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