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Police take gun from suspected teen gang members (Watsonville, CA): After police received word that suspected gang members were meeting near Watsonville’s Pajaro River Bridge on Saturday morning, officers met the young males and found a gun, according to Sgt. Mark Yanez.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 19, 2015

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Man shot to death had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats, father says (Richmond, VA): The father of a man gunned down outside his North Richmond home early Sunday said his son had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats. “It was the Bloods, the Crips; I brought him to Richmond to get away from it,” Linval Angaroo said outside his home, just yards from a dried pool of blood where his son was killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2015

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MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Near-Beheading of Texas Teen (Houston, TX): Two El Salvadorian men who are members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang pleaded guilty in federal court to the near beheading murder of a 16-year-old Houston teen. The murder occurred in the woods of the Sam Houston National Forrest in Walker County near Huntsville, Texas. Because the crime occurred in a national park, the murder became a federal crime.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 19, 2015

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Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger (St. George, UT): An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday.
Source: St. George News    Date: April 18, 2015

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Gang members arrested for drugs, gun possession while hiding out in vacant home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday night after police found they’d allegedly broken into a vacant southeast Fresno home while in possession of a gun and crystal methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 18, 2015

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U.S. Marshals Conclude 6-Week Sweep of Fugitives, Gang Members (Bay City, CA): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 137 alleged violent fugitives and gang members throughout the Bay Area as part of a nationwide sweep over the last six weeks, U.S. Marshals officials announced earlier this week. The operation ended Friday and included an East Oakland gang takedown, the arrest of several East Bay murder suspects, a fugitive out of Antioch and a registered sex offender who escaped Santa Clara County deputies.
Source: Pleasanton Patch    Date: April 18, 2015

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Operation Violence Reduction: Police strike back against criminals (East St. Louis, IL): The U.S. Marshal Service and state and local police officers are striking back against criminals. For the last six weeks, officers have scoured the streets snatching up criminals and seizing guns, illegal weapons and drugs.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: April 17, 2015

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Charges dismissed in gang trial (Troup County, GA): The trial of a 21-year-old man accused of street gang activity was dismissed Thursday in Troup County Superior Court just before a jury was to begin deliberations.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: April 17, 2015

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Pair pleads guilty in gang-ordered killing (Houston, TX): Two men avoided a potential federal death-penalty trial on Friday by pleading guilty in Houston to their roles in a 2013 gang-ordered revenge killing.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 17, 2015

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Soaring gang violence in Denver on track to surpass five-year high (Denver, CO): Denver residents are increasingly frustrated with a rash of gang-related murders and assaults that has the city on track to record its most violent year since 2010.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 17, 2015

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Gang member, Memphis Mothers Against Violence team up to rally against rash of teen violence (Memphis, TN): An unlikely pair is teaming up to bring hope to a hurting community. Gang member Frank Gotti is stepping up to teach other gang members to "put them guns down and fight like a man."
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: April 17, 2015

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Feds: Two Six gang activity brings attempted murder, firearms charges (Hammond, IN): Region federal agents arrested an alleged gang member Friday on charges of attempted murder and using a firearm during a crime of violence, Hammond federal court records show. Charles Garcia-Berrios was indicted on the charges earlier this week. The criminal counts stem from his activity in the Two Six Nation street gang, known to operate in Lake County, the indictment states.
Source: The Times    Date: April 17, 2015

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Police: Murder of 7-year-old girl was drug related (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the drive-by shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead was drug and gang related. Kirsten Williams was playing outside April 10 when she was shot in the head and killed.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: April 17, 2015

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Convicted murderer, mother and others indicted on gang and racketeering charges (Covington, GA): A convicted murderer, along with his mother and several other associates, has been indicted in Newton County on racketeering and gang-related charges.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: April 17, 2015

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14 arrested in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Law enforcement agencies including the Riverside County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 people during a crackdown on gang activity on Friday, April 17.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 17, 2015

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Fayette County graffiti removal program helps police track gang activity (Lexington, KY): Police say a program that removes graffiti from buildings and structures around the city is also helping them keep tabs on gang activity. For the last nine years the Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been of charge of the program that helps wipe away graffiti in Lexington.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: April 17, 2015

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4 men face more than 100 charges in Driftwood shooting (Toronto, ON): The multiple shooting at a government housing complex on Driftwood Ave., may well be tied to an ongoing feud between rival street gangs, Toronto Police source has told the Toronto Sun.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: April 17, 2015

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Surrey hosting community forum on shootings and gang prevention (Surrey, BC): Police and city officials in Surrey have organized a public forum to provide information about a string of high-profile shootings involving young drug dealers.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 17, 2015

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Gangs appeal to youth because of quick cash, adventure: expert (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. psychology professor is encouraging parents to look for signs that their children may be involved in gangs following the RCMP's release of photographs of young men allegedly contributing to a Metro Vancouver gang war.
Source: CBC News    Date: April 17, 2015

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Memphis Police Arrest 22 Gang Members in Drug Sting (Memphis, TN): A Memphis Police undercover investigation netted 22 arrests for street-level heroin and cocaine sales, announced Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong in a press conference Friday afternoon.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: April 17, 2015

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