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Volunteers needed to help curb Memphis gang violence (Memphis, TN): One way Memphis officials are hoping to curb gang violence is by helping guide youths toward legitimate ways to make money. One of the key steps is to reach out to those who fell behind in school or dropped out so they can be prepared to finish school or take GED exams and land a job.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: January 6, 2013
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

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Two critically injured in drive-by shooting on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): Two men are in critical condition after they were shot during an apparent gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood early Saturday.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: January 5, 2013
http://www.nbcchicago.com/...

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Portland-area killings in 2012: Domestic violence persists as a leading factor (Portland, OR): Most people killed in the Portland metropolitan area last year knew their attackers, with domestic violence accounting for a significant number of the deaths. While the number of Portland gang-related shootings increased in 2012 to 118, gang-related homicides dropped from eight in 2011 to four last year.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 5, 2013
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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St. Paul skyway shooting: Man faces gun charges (St. Paul, MN): A 22-year-old man has been charged in an apparent gang-related shooting in which a bullet penetrated a downtown St. Paul skyway.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 5, 2013
http://www.twincities.com/...

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Prison re-alignment deemed one factor in escalating gang violence in San Diego (San Diego, CA): In the wake of two homicides in a span of five hours, some fear it is a sign of a growing and violent trend spilling into San Diego streets. Police have yet to confirm any gang ties, but both shootings took place in known gang areas. Across the city, gang violence continues to surge, police said.
Source: 10 News    Date: January 5, 2013
http://www.10news.com/...

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Party ends with gang violence, gunfire (Peoria, IL): A gang-related party ended with violence and gunfire early Saturday in Peoria. Police say members of the Bomb Squad gang were having a party in the 1600 block of N. Bigelow St. Members of the Zone Four gang showed up to apparently "crash the party."
Source: WMBD News    Date: January 5, 2013
http://centralillinoisproud.com/...

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Tulare gang member gets life sentence (Tulare, CA): A 20-year-old Tulare man was sentenced Friday to 94 years to life in prison for attempted murder in a gang-related shooting nearly two years ago, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 4, 2013
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Santa Rosa man sentenced in gang-related parking lot attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Rosa man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Friday in connection with a gang assault on several young men in May 2011.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 4, 2013
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

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Economy fuels street gangs expansion (Jacksonville, NC): The downtrodden economy has fueled an expansion of criminal street gangs in eastern North Carolina, one law enforcement official said Thursday, a troubling trend that renewed calls among school and law enforcement officials for a multifaceted approach for tackling the problem.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 4, 2013
http://www.jdnews.com/...

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Greenville PD announces plan to stomp gang violence (Greenville, NC): Greenville Police vowed Thursday night to arrest those responsible for several shootings since late December. At a media conference, Chief Hassan Aden announced that effective immediately, the Greenville Police Department would have a 24-hour patrol plan, in which two patrol units would be placed in crime hot spots at all times.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: January 4, 2013
http://www.wcti12.com/...

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'Senseless' killing puts gang in focus (Chelsea, MA): The heavy-hearted family of a Chelsea man police said was murdered in cold blood by a reputed MS-13 gang member still cannot understand why the alleged quick-triggered assassin would target a father who's final words were admitting he was of Puerto Rican descent.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 4, 2013
http://bostonherald.com/...

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A surge of gang busts leads to record lows in murders and decline in shootings in Bronx in 2012, stats say (Bronx, NY) : The first homicide in the city in 2013 happened in the Bronx on Thursday, when two women were shot, one fatally, on Story Ave. in the 43rd Precinct.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 4, 2013
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Gang-related crime on rise in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): Gang crime in Walla Walla is on the rise. Police say gang-related crime increased in 2012, up 50% from 2011. Officers say overall calls to the police department also increased by 10%.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.kndu.com/...

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Three arrests in probable gang assault (Lemoore, CA): A 30-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly on New Year's Day, resulting in three arrests for what is believed to be a gang-related assault, Lemoore police said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/...

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Experts: Gang violence begins inside schools (Mt. Olive, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officers, educators and area leaders met Thursday in Mt. Olive to discuss some of North Carolina's biggest issues on violence. Gangs have been one of the most challenging issues to battle, not only on the streets, but also in schools.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.wect.com/...

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Uptick in gang activity linked to bad economy (Mt. Olive, NC): The downtrodden economy has fueled an expansion of criminal street gangs in eastern North Carolina, one law enforcement official said Thursday, a troubling trend that renewed calls among school and law enforcement officials for a multifaceted approach for tackling the problem.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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Symposium focuses on solutions to Lane County gang issues (Eugene, OR): Gangs are a problem that communities sometimes don't realize is serious until it's really serious, police officials say, and some people in Lane County are trying to keep that from happening here. Signs have begun to crop up that involvement in both youth and adult gangs may be on the rise locally.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.registerguard.com/...

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Long Beach mom charged with killing son's 13-year-old gang rival to face third trial (Long Beach, CA): A Long Beach mom charged with murder in the slaying of her son's 13-year-old gang rival will face trial for the third time, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.presstelegram.com/...

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Schmidt to propose anti-gang measure (Topeka, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will recommend the 2013 Kansas legislature enact a new anti-racketeering statute to combat criminal street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Kansan    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.kckansan.com/...

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Detroit homicide toll soars to 411 including justifiable killings -- worst year since 2007 (Detroit, MI): Detroit officials said this morning that the city had 411 homicides in 2012, including those termed justifiable homicides.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: January 3, 2013
http://www.freep.com/...

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