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Four suspects arrested after shooting at police during chase (Oakland, CA): Four reputed gang members, including a 15-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of shooting at two police officers during a car chase Wednesday night in East Oakland, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 24, 2014

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Former east side gang member speaks out about recent violence in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): The recent spree of gang violence, six drive-by shootings and a house fire caused by arson, has one former gang member calling for the people of Pueblo to take action.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: April 24, 2014

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East Harlem violence drops as final gang members plead guilty (Harlem, NY): The last two defendants arrested as part of a takedown of 62 people in three violent East Harlem gangs have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and attempted murder charges, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 24, 2014

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Cherry Hill gang member pleads guilty to drug dealing and violence (Baltimore, MD): A member of a group called "Little Spelman" has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, related to his drug dealing and violence in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.
Source: WBFF FOX 45 News    Date: April 24, 2014

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Gang wars hit City Hall (Santa Barbara, CA): If implementing the gang injunction doesn't create a "war zone" in the city, holding an open forum for three hours on the matter at City Hall just about did. Though the proposed injunction has been in the forefront of Santa Barbara politics for much of the last three years, Tuesday's City Council meeting marked the second time councilmembers held a public forum on the matter and the first time they voted on it in open session, with support running 5-2.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: April 24, 2014

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Two arrested in Corcoran shoot-out (Corcoran, CA): The Kings County Gang Task Force has arrested two suspects in connection with a shoot-out that took place in Corcoran late last week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: April 24, 2014

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Dozens arrested in S. California gang crackdown (San Diego, CA): Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on a Southern California street gang that authorities claim committed a string of killings, robberies and drug crimes.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 24, 2014

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55 charged in massive gang roundup (San Diego, CA): A longtime San Diego gang known for its ruthless violence received a dismantling blow Thursday with federal and state charges unsealed against 55 people that accuse them of everything from execution-style murders and the shooting of a pregnant woman to armed robberies, prostitution and drug trafficking.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 24, 2014

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Fontana gang member is sentenced to 52 years in state prison for his role in robbery at restaurant (Fontana, CA): Daniel Ruben Chavira, 23, was sentenced Monday by Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court Judge Gregory Tavill for his role in the 2012 takeover robbery of a Farmer Boys restaurant in Ontario.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: April 24, 2014

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Wilmington Housing Authority applying for safety grant (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Housing Authority is doing its part to cut down on gang violence. The organization announced Wednesday that it's pursuing a new million dollar safety grant.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 23, 2014

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Wilmington police have downtown location for their task forces (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office now have a location near downtown to house their joint gang, housing and downtown task forces as well as the sheriff's office's Elements program for at-risk youth.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 23, 2014

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BRPD: Violent crime dropped 15 percent in 2013 (Baton Rouge, LA): The crime rate has been a highly discussed topic in Baton Rouge the last few years. Perhaps the intense interest in improving public safety is paying off. "The (decrease in) violent crimes is a huge drop," claimed Cpl. Don Coppola, a BRPD spokesman.
Source: WGMB FOX44 News     Date: April 23, 2014

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Dallas man arrested, extradited to Tulsa in fatal 2009 gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): A Dallas man was extradited to Tulsa Tuesday on an outstanding warrant in the gang-related shooting death of a 16-year-old in 2009.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: April 23, 2014

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Teen killed in gang-related shooting near Joliet (Joliet, IL): A shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy Monday near southwest suburban Joliet appears to be gang-related, sheriff's police said Wednesday.
Source: 89 WLS    Date: April 23, 2014

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Perceptions vary on local gang activity (Jackson County, OR): A survey by the Jackson County Gang Task Force shows adults believe there is a gang problem locally, but most students couldn't point to even one suspected gang member who attended their school.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 23, 2014

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Unity Walk: Community shows support for ending gang violence (Santa Paula, CA): An estimated 175 people gathered on Holy Thursday to show they believe in unity and want the gang violence that has plagued Santa Paula over the past year to stop.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: April 23, 2014

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Texas DPS report: Sureño street gang has grown in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A new Texas Department of Public Safety report on gangs says there are concerns in El Paso over the growth of a street gang with ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 23, 2014

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NYPD stops annual post-auto show gang violence in Times Square (New York, NY): The NYPD has finally rid Times Square of the annual post-New York Auto Show gang-initiation violence that plagued the area for years, police sources told The Post on Tuesday.
Source: New York Post    Date: April 23, 2014

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Gangs still prevalent in Utah with members as young as 5, police say (Sandy, UT): When Unified police detective Esekia "Skee" Afatasi gave his presentation on youth gangs at the Utah Gang Conference a few years ago, he was seeing documented gang members as young as 7 years old.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 23, 2014

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New DPS report highlights gang activity in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): A new report about gang violence in Texas has revealed a high concentration of activity right here in the Lubbock area. A man believed to a member of one of the most dangerous gangs in the state will soon stand trial in Lubbock County for capital murder.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: April 23, 2014

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