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Gang violence then & now: Retired officer recount their days at Cabrini (Chicago, IL): Guns and gang activity seem to plague pockets of Chicago and tarnish the city's name. But what are we doing differently in the year 2014 and what can be learned from history? Billy Mokstad and his partner Greg Zito, were the first gang crimes specialists assigned to Cabrini Green in 1978.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Local groups get training on youth violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Dozens of organizations across Chattanooga gathered Tuesday to learn how to deal with youth violence in the community. The Front Porch Alliance teamed up with the Wake-Up Youth Foundation to give these organizations the tools necessary to help understand the crime.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Gang prevention ruling to expire in Hidden Valley community (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told Eyewitness News that violent crimes in the Hidden Valley neighborhood have declined dramatically since last August.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Gang members blamed in deadly Porterville fire (Porterville, CA): Investigators now say gang members trying to kill a recent gang dropout are to blame for a house fire that ultimately killed an innocent woman.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Law enforcement comes together to learn about dealing with gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): Although violent crime in general, including gang crime, is on a downward trend in LA, 58% of homicides in 2013 were gang-related. Law enforcement officials said on Tuesday that the city still has a long way to go to curb gang violence.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: July 22, 2014

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Teen says Jacksonville gangs have tried to recruit him (Jacksonville, FL): After spending nearly a decade behind bars for various crimes, former gang member Ivan Brown now spends his time trying to make amends by counseling youngsters all over the city of Jacksonville away from gangs.
Source: WTEV 47 News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Jail mate of Providence triple-homicide defendant testifies against him at trial (Providence, RI): A star witness in the murder trial of Harriet Street gang member Luis "Fat Boy" Gonzalez took the stand Monday in the trial of a jail mate accused of killing three people in a robbery gone bad.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

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Violent gang member suspected of killing 14-year-old apprehended using Vigilant Solutions License Plate Reader data (Livermore, CA): Vigilant Solutions announces today that the use of its License Plate Reader data and LEARN® online investigative solution has resulted in the successful resolution of a gang investigation. The details of the case are being obscured at the request of the agency.
Source: Vigilant Solutions    Date: July 22, 2014

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New Bedford school resource officers aim to reach kids when they're young (New Bedford, MA): Police officer Allann Fonseca said he is "really into sneakers." The school resource officer at Keith Middle School said students even come up to him to talk about all the new pairs of shoes coming out. Twenty-six students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades are part of the GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training, headed by the school resource officers like Fonseca.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: July 22, 2014

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Gang members plead guilty to conspiracy (Peoria, IL): Two members of the notorious Zone 4 street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in Peoria’s federal court to charges they conspired with others to distribute drugs.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 22, 2014

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Jury delivers guilty verdicts for five of six defendants in Howard Boys gang trial (Flint, MI): A federal jury has handed down verdicts in a massive racketeering case, pronouncing five of the six men on trial guilty of being part of a deadly south Flint street gang.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

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Expert: Recent violence involving teens is gang-related (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville gang expert tells Action News he believes a lot of recent violence involving teens is gang-related. Ivan Brown is the director of gang intervention and prevention for Jacksonville. He is based out of the Emmett Reed Community Center.
Source: WTEV 47 News    Date: July 21, 2014

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Police: 20,000 known gang members in Las Vegas Valley (Las Vegas, NV): A recent string of gang-related violence is raising concerns with law enforcement and the community, especially because the suspects and the victims were so young.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: July 21, 2014

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Lincoln suspects enter plea agreements in gang beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): Two suspected gang members have pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges for the beating deaths of two Lincoln men last year.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: July 21, 2014

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Street-wise solutions to gang problems in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Michael Macias ran his index finger over his brow and then across both of his cheekbones, as if he were applying war paint. "Right here and here. This was all tatted," he says. Macias, 35, said he once claimed membership to a street gang loosely based around Paso Robles. It took several arrests for battery and drug possession for him to go straight.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 21, 2014

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Miami-Dade reaches out to communities affected by gang violence (Miami-Dade, FL): In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.
Source: WLRN News    Date: July 21, 2014

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At least 40 shot in weekend Chicago violence (Chicago, IL): Violence continued to strike the Chicago area this weekend with at least 18 people shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the number of people shot since Friday to 40.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: July 21, 2014

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Woman agonizes over Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Kinwan Long peeked around the living room wall in his mother's Wilmington apartment and waited patiently until she paused during her conversation. "Excuse me, please, can I get something real quick," the 7-year-old Wilmington boy said, his little finger extended toward the kitchen.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 21, 2014

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Jury deliberations set to begin in Flint Howard Boys gang trial (Flint, MI): Jury deliberations are set to begin in a massive federal racketeering case against six men accused of being part of a deadly south Flint street gang. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the case Monday, July 21, against the men accused of being part of the Howard Boys gang, which prosecutors accused of using violence and intimidation to control the gun and drug trade on the city's south side.
Source: MLive    Date: July 21, 2014

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Rock Hill man pleads guilty in fatal shooting, faces 20-40 years in prison (Rock Hill, SC): Forty years is the most time a Rock Hill man will serve in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting another man during a drug deal in January.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 21, 2014

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