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Evans seeks ideas from clergy to get guns off Boston streets (Boston, MA): Flanked by clergy members, Boston Police Superintendent in Chief William Gross declared police and religious leaders a "united front" in the fight against gang violence, and said Wednesday that the city is mulling a gun buyback program in response to this month’s spike in homicides.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 29, 2014

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Alleged gang member pleads for less time at sentencing (Montreal, QC): An alleged street gang member tried to claim his innocence to a judge on Wednesday by saying that if he were ever to kidnap someone, it wouldn't be for $600.
Source: The Gazette    Date: January 29, 2014

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Pastor, activist season the GANG scene with SALT (Sparks, NV): A week ago today, Pastor Les Williams of Christ Bethlehem and local anti-gang activist Roberto Nerey didn't know each other. On Monday, they met in a lunch meeting and quickly realized their interests in helping the teens of the community were aligned, though Nerey’s program had not yet fully materialized.
Source: Daily Sparks Tribune    Date: January 29, 2014

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After receiving $1.5 million federal grant, Syracuse appoints director to curb gang violence (Syracuse, NY): New evidence suggests Syracuse is making strides in reducing gun and gang violence, with much of the credit going to Syracuse TRUCE. Before the anti-gang and gun initiative - between March 2012 and January 27, 2013 - the city recorded 80 shootings with injury, and 57 gang shootings with injury.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: January 29, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to 12 years for fatal shooting (Winnipeg, MB): A young city street gang member who set off a fatal confrontation which ended in the shooting death of a man he mistook for a rival will serve 12 years in prison.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: January 29, 2014

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Gangs targeted in search (San Bernardino, CA): The San Bernardino Police Department continues take aggressive action to curtail criminal street gang activity within their jurisdictional boundaries.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: January 29, 2014

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Merced DA blasts supervisors over lack of funds to fight gangs (Merced, CA): The county Board of Supervisors got an earful Tuesday from the district attorney, who urged the supervisors to devote more resources to fighting gang violence. "Each year I have spoken with members of this board and told them that the amount of money and resources we are devoting to the gang problem is not enough," said District Attorney Larry Morse II.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 28, 2014

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Opening statements begin in Roache Road homicide retrial (Santa Cruz, CA): Attorneys focused on the credibility of gang informants turned witnesses in opening statements Tuesday for the retrial of Angel Torres, a 26-year-old Watsonville man charged in the 2009 fatal shooting on Roache Road.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 28, 2014

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Basketball court killers convicted in 2011 slaying of 13-year-old (Cook County, IL): Two men charged in the 2011 basketball court slaying of a 13-year-old player in Bronzeville were convicted of murder this week in a case prosecutors argued was gang members firing at rivals and hitting and innocent boy instead.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 28, 2014

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Four shot at N.C. church; boy, 12, critically wounded (Raleigh, NC): Police in Rocky Mount are searching for a man who sprayed a church playground with gunfire, striking four youths and leaving a 12-year-old boy gravely wounded.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 28, 2014

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Gang colors cited in Kingsport assault arrests (Kingsport, TN): Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child's wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father, an alleged Bloods gang member loyal to the color red.
Source: Kingsport Times-News    Date: January 28, 2014

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Relief for gang member sparks strident rebuke (San Francisco, CA): Releasing a lifer from a gang housing unit ignored evidence that he remained "the No. 1 man" in a prison's Aryan Brotherhood, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: January 28, 2014

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A court's all-hands approach aids girls most at risk (San Leandro, CA): Toni J., an effervescent 16-year-old who talks on speed-dial, lives with 11 family members in West Oakland, on a street buffeted by gang activity and poverty. Her mother died of an overdose, her father in a revenge shooting.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 28, 2014

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Police say gang member living in former county commissioner's home faces charges for two shootings (Palm Beach, FL): One of the five gang members arrested two weeks ago for involvement in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges again in connection to a shooting at a Palm Springs nightclub.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 28, 2014

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In less than 24 hours, three are killed, one wounded in suspected gang violence in Boston (Boston, MA): Three shooting deaths within six hours late Sunday and early Monday brought the total number of homicides in Boston so far this year to nine, a dramatic spike that pushes the January death toll higher than any time in the last several years.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 28, 2014

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Investigators arrest suspected gang members who allegedly kidnapped Juarez businessman (El Paso, TX): Chihuahua state investigators arrested members of kidnapping ring after an abducted Juarez businessman survived after being shot and left for dead, officials said. Authorities called the kidnapping ring "Los Doblados" because its members are allegedly part of the Artistas Asesinos gang, also known as the "Doble A," the double A.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 28, 2014

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Official: Club shooting likely was gang-related (Highland, NY): There's little doubt in Paul Hansut's mind the shootout in the parking lot of the Nightlife at Home club Saturday morning was gang related. Hansut is the Lloyd Town supervisor and a former detective with the Poughkeepsie police department.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: January 28, 2014

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Teen gang members charged with gun possession after traffic stop (Rockford, IL): Two known Rockford gang members face weapons charges after police uncovered an illegal handgun during a traffic stop last week on the city's west side.
Source: The Rock River Times    Date: January 28, 2014

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Two convicted in federal street-gang crackdown (Ontario, CA): Two reputed Mexican Mafia members have been convicted on racketing charges in a federal case that accused them of overseeing the actions of the main street gang in Ontario, federal prosecutors say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 27, 2014

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Guilty verdict in Imperial Gangsters murder case (Hammond, IN): An East Chicago man has been found guilty of murdering a Griffith man in 2007 and taking part in the racketeering conspiracy of the Imperial Gangsters street gang.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: January 27, 2014

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