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Prosecutors: Los Angeles police patrol car was fired upon as gang members targeted rival gang (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors say an incident in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire last weekend was a gang attack on rivals just as the patrol car drove into the area.
Source: FOX News    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.foxnews.com/...

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LAPD shooting was gang related and not attack on police, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors say an incident in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire last weekend was a gang attack on rivals and not a targeted ambush on police.
Source: The Guardian    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/...

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Watsonville Police increase efforts to suppress gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville Police said they arrested a man who was a documented gang member. The Watsonville Police Department said they found Esequiel Rodriguez had a rifle during a probation compliance search. Authorities say Rodriguez had previous felony convictions and is not allowed to own firearms.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.kionrightnow.com/...

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Chicago Prisoners Suffering PTSD From Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): Gang violence and the mounting death toll in Cook County, home to the City of Chicago, have gotten so bad that county jails are now treating prisoners for a civilian form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new report.
Source: Breitbart    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.breitbart.com/...

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Working to stop the violence in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Former Buffalo gang members are among the anti-violence advocates helping Buffalo police keep the peace on New Year’s Eve. They comprise some of the ranks of the six anti-violence groups that meet with gang members regularly, hoping to turn young lives around.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: December 31, 2014
http://wivb.com/...

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Santa Rosa Teen With Sureno Gang Ties Sentenced To 8 Years In Stabbing Case (Santa Rosa, CA): An 18-year-old Santa Rosa man said to be affiliated with the Sureno gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to assault charges, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: December 31, 2014
http://kron4.com/...

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Syracuse Police Chief says some weekend shootings were gang-related (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler is speaking out for the first time, on last weekend's shots fired spree, with new details on the ongoing investigations.
Source: CNY Central    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.cnycentral.com/...

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Community leaders discuss Dane Co. gangs (Dane County, WI): After a violent weekend, local leaders are speaking out about Dane County gangs. In the past few days, shots rang through multiple Madison and Fitchburg neighborhoods. Officials believe gang activity may be involved.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.nbc15.com/...

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School related shooting suspects indicted (Portland, OR): A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted the three suspects linked to the shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School. All three appeared in court Wednesday morning. They are: Marquise D’Angelo Murphy, 16; his older brother, Lonzo Murphy, 20; and their friend, Marquel Diamond Dugas, 18.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: December 31, 2014
http://portlandtribune.com/...

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VCSD: ‘Jump in’ video showing gang initiation leads to Fillmore arrests (Ventura County, CA): Many have heard of gang “jump ins” where a prospective member undergoes a beating to be accepted into a criminal street gang and now the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has one on tape... and you can watch online.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: December 31, 2014
http://www.santapaulatimes.com/...

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Progress slow on support plan for gang-affected communities (Ottawa, ON): A plan to provide support to Ottawa communities affected by gang violence is at least six months away from realization, according to the city board tasked with crime reduction and prevention.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 30, 2014
http://ottawacitizen.com/...

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Santa Rosa gang member sent to prison for attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa gang member was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his involvement in a 2013 attack in which a man was stabbed and his son beaten.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 30, 2014
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

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Merced County teen charged as adult in gang homicide, prosecutors say (Merced County, CA): A Los Banos teenager was scheduled to be arraigned in Merced Superior Court on Wednesday, in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of a rival teenage gang member. No details were available at press time.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: December 30, 2014
http://www.losbanosenterprise.com/...

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Echo Park gang associate sentenced to life in prison (Echo Park, CA): A 38-year-old gang associate was sentenced Dec. 19 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for two murders and an attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2014
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Ottawa gun violence reaches record 48 shootings: ‘It’s heartbreaking’ (Ottawa, ON): Marc Clairoux understands the allure of gangs. He joined a neighbourhood gang in west-end Ottawa at 13, then a skinhead gang at 18 – all for a feeling of family and belonging. “Close friends of mine were dying,” says Clairoux, who spent 17 years in the gang before leaving almost a decade ago.
Source: Global News    Date: December 30, 2014
http://globalnews.ca/...

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2nd Monday shooting also believed to be gang related, police say (Ottawa, ON): Two gang-related shootings in Ottawa on Monday have left two men injured, police say, with the latest incident happening on a residential street in west Ottawa.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 29, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/...

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Fresno police crackdown on gang violence fails to reach root of problem, critics say (Fresno, CA) : With the shadow of Ferguson, Mo., hanging over police departments around the nation, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told his officers to be extra mindful of increased tensions when embarking on a three-week crackdown on gang violence across the city.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 29, 2014
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Police say series of shootings may be gang-related (Madison, WI): Madison police questioned four people Sunday as they investigated a possible connection among a series of reports of gunshots in Madison and Fitchburg over the weekend.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: December 29, 2014
http://host.madison.com/...

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Buffalo's street gang crime creating concern & fear (Buffalo, NY): Crime in the Queen City is the topic of conversation in many Buffalo living rooms and corner stores. Now that the homicide rate is above 60 for 2014, many want answers and a plan to stop the violence.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: December 29, 2014
http://www.wgrz.com/...

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Watsonville teen was shot in head after road rage incident, police say (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police are investigating the city's 10th homicide of 2014, and on Monday, investigators revealed a new possible motive behind the shooting.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: December 29, 2014
http://www.ksbw.com/...

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