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Organization may separate 'gangs' from 'groups' (South Bend, IN): In some cases, the crews wreaking havoc with guns on the streets are loosely affiliated bands of neighborhood teenagers and young adults, joining together in crime sprees one minute and then shooting each other the next, officials say.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: April 27, 2014

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Canadian gangbangers bound by common hardships (Toronto, ON): They are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters — each with a shocking story of how they joined the ranks of Canada’s toughest gang members. But the commonalities shared by 10 hardened criminals — profiled in Mark Totten’s latest book, Gang Life: 10 of the toughest tell their stories — are just as stunning.
Source: Toronto Sun    Date: April 27, 2014

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Four dead, 35 injured in weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed and at least 35 have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, Chicago Police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 27, 2014

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Answers hard to find, but streets in Toledo quieter, violence falling (Toledo, OH): When he was 23 years old, he no longer felt like he belonged. Too many homies dead or locked up. Twelve days after finishing a 90-day sentence at the Correctional Treatment Facility he saw his best friend face down on a central-city parking lot, dead from a single gunshot wound in the back of the head.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 27, 2014

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Man arrested in connection with two shootings in Charleston (Charleston, WV): Another arrest has been made in connection with two separate shootings on Charleston's West Side. Darrell Emmett Carter Jr., 18, is being charged with malicious wounding and first degree murder defined.
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: April 26, 2014

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Two injured in NE Portland gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Two men were injured early Saturday morning after a possible gang-related shooting outside a Northeast Portland bar.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: April 26, 2014

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Former gang members share experiences in reconciliation event (Chico, CA): Hundreds welcomed the message of former gang members who were able to seek reconciliation from old rivals after finding Jesus Christ. The men spoke during a reconciliation event Saturday at Oroville Church of the Nazarene in south Oroville.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: April 26, 2014

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Lakeland drive-by shootings injure two 15-year-olds (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland police said Dayquon Raheem Longs was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in unknown condition and Bayshawn Kelly was airlifted to Tampa in critical condition.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 26, 2014

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Lake County, Ind. sees massive crime sweep (Gary, IN): A massive crime sweep is underway in Lake County. The city of Gary has seen an uptick in violent crime, much of it because of a turf war between local gang members and others coming in from Chicago. Friday night, ABC7 Eyewitness News saw firsthand some of the massive quantities of drugs those gangs are trafficking in this area.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: April 25, 2014

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Suspect in 2009 Pittsfield home invasion held without bail (Pittsfield, MA): An alleged Bloods gang member who reportedly goes by the street name "Homicide" is being held without bail in the 2009 armed robbery and home invasion of a Pittsfield couple.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 25, 2014

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Saskatoon police continue to work on controlling gang violence (Saskatoon, SK): The first-degree murder trial for Randy O'Hagan, a White Boy Posse member accused of shooting an innocent woman in Saskatoon, came to a close Wednesday.
Source: Global News    Date: April 25, 2014

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Alleged head of gang-related crime ring faces judge (San Diego, CA): An El Cajon man labeled by prosecutors as "the lead defendant" in a series of alleged conspiracies run by a violent San Diego criminal street gang was ordered by a Las Vegas judge Friday to remain in federal custody -- as one of almost four dozen people arrested on racketeering, drug and weapons charges.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 25, 2014

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Detroit gangs linked to violence on Charleston's West Side (Charleston, WV): Two shootings in one week in Charleston landed four men from Detroit behind bars. Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper said, "They're in a sect of the Bloods, known as the Seven Mile Bloods from Detroit." He says the connection between Detroit and Charleston is drugs. "They sell pills, heroin, cocaine, marijuana."
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: April 25, 2014

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Pittsfield program targets gang and youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): A new program in Pittsfield is aimed at supporting young people and preventing them from entering a life of crime. The Community Connection program is part of the city's Shannon Grant initiative. The state grant focuses on gang management and prevention, targeting teenagers to young adults.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: April 25, 2014

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Gang leader, driver in fatal shooting, gets 20 years for racketeering (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street gang member who was the driver in a drive-by fatal shooting of a star athlete was sentenced today to 20 years in prison.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: April 25, 2014

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Wanted gang leader arrested in Valdosta (Valdosta, GA): A car chase in Valdosta late Thursday afternoon has landed 35 year-old Ernest Pete, wanted gang leader of the local Gangster Disciples gang, behind bars.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 25, 2014

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Providence gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder of Aynis Vargas, 12 (Providence, RI): Gang member Branden "Blaze" Castro didn’t appear too fazed Friday about spending the rest of his life in prison for killing 12-year-old Aynis Vargas and shooting three other women at a graduation party outside an apartment at the Hartford Park housing project last spring.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 25, 2014

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Macon gang member found guilty on murder charges (Macon, GA): A Bibb County jury took more than four hours to convict Cedric Sherrod Newton Jr. of murder and other charges in a gang-related killing of a Macon man in 2010.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 25, 2014

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Prison lockdown lifted but tensions remain high (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's state prisons, in both Draper and Gunnison were put on lock down Monday afternoon. Fear of gang violence prompted the move after the shooting of known Tongan Crip Gang member Siale Angilau at Salt Lake's new Federal Court House. Friday morning visitors will be allowed back to the state prisons, the move is made with caution after five days of added security.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: April 25, 2014

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City drops 16 more defendants from gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Three days after the city council voted to uphold Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction, the city attorney's office formally dismissed 16 of the 27 defendants, which now leaves only 11 names in the filing.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: April 25, 2014

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