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Guns and gangs: A Citizen special report (Ottawa, ON): Omar Ahmed, or Ghost as he was known on the street, only carried his Dirty Harry-style .44 magnum on special occasions. When the former Crips member thought he might run into a rival gangster or when he set out to rob another drug dealer, he hid the gun in his boots, in his waistband or in a jacket pocket.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: October 15, 2012

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Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said (Los Angeles, CA): The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 15, 2012

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Saginaw city council declares October Anti-Gang, Anti-Violence month (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw has seen 19 murders and nearly 100 shootings so far this year, and that leaves many at their breaking point.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News    Date: October 15, 2012

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Fewer AISD students joining gangs (Austin, TX): The teenage gang problem is getting better in Austin, according to new numbers released by the Austin ISD Police Department. AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez says there are currently 759 students out of about 87,000 who are documented gang members.
Source: KXAN News    Date: October 15, 2012

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Avenal man killed in gang violence (Avenal, CA): Flowers and candles stand where Alberto Alcala fell. Avenal police say gang members ended his life, and stabbed two of his friends at the intersection of Stanislaus and A Streets.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: October 15, 2012

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Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50% (Washington, DC): Gang violence in Central America has led to a startling increase in the number of children who make the dangerous journey across the Mexican border alone in search of asylum in the United States, according to a report by the Women's Refugee Commission, a nonprofit that advocates for displaced women and children.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 15, 2012

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Grass-roots effort on Fond du Lac Reservation seeks to stem Native Mob (Fond du Lac, WI): After learning that authorities had found the body of a missing Floodwood woman on the Fond du Lac Reservation and — on top of that — suspected she was killed by a local member of the Native Mob gang, Bettina Johnsen decided enough was enough.
Source: Osakis Pine Journal    Date: October 15, 2012

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New Haven police make arrests in shooting of baby (New Haven, CT): Two people have been charged in the Kensington Street shooting of a 1 1/2 year-old child, who was wounded in the stomach on Wednesday afternoon but is expected to recover.
Source: The Register Citizen    Date: October 15, 2012

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Alleged gang member indicted in 2008 murder (Newport News, VA): A boyfriend and girlfriend from Newport News are facing charges related to gang activity that includes the murder of an 18-year-old man in 2008.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 15, 2012

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Bricktown gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man admitted today that he was a member of the Bricktown street gang that used violence to control its drug trade in the city over at least the past 12 years.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: October 15, 2012

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Couple indicted in gang-related murder (Syracuse, NY): A former couple in their 20s has been indicted in a 2008 gang-related murder of a Newport News teen and one of them could face the death penalty.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: October 15, 2012

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17-year-old among five fatally shot in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): Miles Turner was always "looking after the underdog" and "there to protect guys," his high school football coach said. On Saturday, the Leo High School senior’s actions were no different.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 14, 2012

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Brentwood violent crime falls by a third (Brentwood, NY): Violent crime has been cut by more than a third in Brentwood in the past three years because of increased police patrols, community renewal efforts, and an expansion of neighborhood watch groups.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 14, 2012

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Fourth arrest in gang homicide of Paris Bruce, 16 (Winnipeg, MB): Police have accused another man in the suspected gang-related homicide of 16-year-old Paris Bruce in early September.
Source: Winnipeg Sun    Date: October 14, 2012

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Teenage girl shot in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl was shot in her upper body about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in Thornton Park and was in critical condition as of 7:20 a.m., Santa Ana police reported.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 14, 2012

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Emergence of gang violence in Texarkana prompts police to start unit to combat drugs, gunfire (Texarkana, AR): The recent shooting at a County Avenue apartment complex has prompted Texarkana, Ark., Police Department to start a gang unit aimed at combating similar violence.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 14, 2012

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Woodland City Council to vote on gang initiative (Woodland, CA) : City Council members will decide Tuesday whether they will agree to finance a Youth Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative coordinator, in conjunction with partner agencies. The YGRIP initiative is one way city officials are attempting to address the gang activity in Woodland and the surrounding communities.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 14, 2012

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Gang sweep nets seven, task force officers say (Santa Cruz, CA): In a gang sweep this week, officers from nine Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up and arrested seven people on various charges, the county Gang Task Force announced late Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 13, 2012

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Public forum gets tough on gangs (Ottawa, ON): Officials want to hear from the public as they aim to take "concrete action" to address gang issues in Ottawa. Previous events on gangs have focused more on education than direct steps to curtail gang activity.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: October 13, 2012

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Four arrested in gang shooting (Moreno Valley, CA): Three men and a juvenile were arrested in Moreno Valley on Friday night, Oct. 12, following a shooting between rival gangs Friday night in which a man was wounded.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 13, 2012

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