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Surviving the LA streets to graduate FPU master's program (Fresno, CA): From the streets of Los Angeles to Central Valley classrooms, a recent master's degree graduate is now sharing how education saved him from a life of gang crime and violence.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 20, 2014

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Santa Barbara police testify about gang activity during injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): The last week of testimony in the Santa Barbara gang-injunction trial focused on local law enforcement's experience with gang crimes and the investigative process.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 20, 2014

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Former gang leader mentors Memphis youth (Memphis, TN): "I was constantly getting locked up, constantly going back and forth to jail." Dionysus Sisson has lost count of how many times he went to jail on gun charges. He was general of the Chicago gang Black P. Stones.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Gang violence erupts in Northeast Austin (Austin, TX): The courtyard at Las Colinas Apartments is a place where kids come to play. It's also where suspected gang members come to fight. "I mean I was scared, I was scared for my kids. I thought my kids were in danger," said Angelica Torres.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Mom says son kicked out of First Coast High after gang beat him up (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville mother said her son has been suspended from First Coast High School, after a group of teenagers she described as gang members beat him up.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 19, 2014

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Gang activity affects student's choice of neighborhoods (Chico, CA): Chico Police are searching for suspects after three people were shot early Saturday morning in a neighborhood north of the Chico State campus.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Men who skipped gang-violence meeting face penalties (South Bend, IN): Seven gang-affiliated men who failed to attend a meeting with police and community leaders last week about South Bend’s plan to curb gun violence could face an array of penalties, officials said Monday.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: May 19, 2014

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Judge gives lighter sentence to Mpls. gang member (Minneapolis, MN): When Ashimiyu Alowonle walked into Hennepin County District Court on Monday, he knew he was going to prison. But Alowonle had no idea that he was about to narrowly escape a sentence of 18 years behind bars. Telling Alowonle he would give him a chance to turn his life around, Judge Jay Quam sentenced him to six years.
Source: MPR News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Jury selection begins in gang member's murder trial (Providence, RI): Jury selection began Monday in Providence Superior Court in the only criminal trial stemming from the killing of a 12-year-old Providence girl.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Alleged gang member arrested in Marin City shooting case (Marin City, CA): An alleged gang member in Marin City was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Monday for a shooting last month that left the victim with four gunshot wounds.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: May 19, 2014

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10 men to stand trial for conspiracy to murder (Richmond, CA): On Monday a judge ruled that there is enough evidence to send ten men to trial on charges of conspiracy to murder. The men have been behind bars since Operation Exodus was completed last summer.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Hip hop community brings anti-gun, anti-gang message into the schools (Staten Island, NY): Gangs equal guns, and guns bring violence. That's the message leaders in the hip-hop community are bringing into the schools, hoping to reach kids as young as 8 and 9 years old.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: May 19, 2014

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Four gang members hurt in after hours brawl (Montreal, QC): Four men were injured with a sharp object and one of them was in critical condition after a gang fight early Monday morning. His condition was updated to stable at 8 a.m.
Source: The Gazette    Date: May 19, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison (New Britain, CT): A 37-year-old New Britain man in the Los Solidos street gang — described as the kingpin of a Hartford-based drug trafficking ring that included his family members — was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Friday.
Source: New Britain Herald    Date: May 19, 2014

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Suspected gang members arrested in botched drive-by shooting (Cranston, RI): Cranston Police make arrests in an attempted drive by shooting, which they say was gang retaliation fueled partly by online music videos. As we first reported earlier this month, gangs are using social media to taunt their rivals, but it's also becoming a tool for police.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Richmond wiretap case against gang members moves forward (Richmond, CA): A judge found sufficient evidence Monday to move a conspiracy to commit murder case against members of a notorious Richmond gang to trial, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Alabama man gets jail after appearance in allegedly gang-related rap video that threatens cops (Birmingham, AL): A Birmingham, Ala., man could have skated on charges for a series of car break-ins, but a judge threw the book at him after the man appeared in an allegedly gang-related amateur rap video threatening police.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Decatur City School Board approves employee cuts and policy changes (Decatur, AL): The Decatur City Board of Education voted to cut around 90 locally funded employees. They also approved changes to the code of conduct that will make gang-related offenses carry harsher punishment.
Source: WAAY 31 News    Date: May 19, 2014

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Violent crime plummets in Oakland (Oakland, CA): On a brisk February day in East Oakland, a member of the violent Money Team gang spotted rival members of the Case Gang. The groups flashed gang signs, drew guns and opened fire. A passing AC Transit bus was struck, as were two Case Gang members. One, 20-year-old Marcellus Perry, died.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: May 18, 2014

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Former Salvadoran gang member says he's living right and deserves U.S. protection (Washington, DC): At 14, Julio Martinez was a fatherless boy in El Salvador who fell in with a neighborhood gang. Soon, he said, he found himself a virtual prisoner in a larger, violent criminal organization known as MS-13. Gang leaders ordered him to extort his neighbors, beat him when he resisted and threatened him with death when he tried to quit.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 18, 2014

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