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Evansville Police arrest five in Safe Street Initiative (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say five suspects, including several local gang members, were arrested in what's called a 'Safe Street Initiative'. Police tell us three of the people who were arrested are members of the Wag Block gang, which surrounds the 300 block of Wagoner Avenue.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: May 29, 2014

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City wants schools to help pay for gang-resistance program (Durham, NC): City officials want Durham Public Schools to pick up some – if not all – of the cost of having the Police Department's Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program in elementary schools.
Source: The Durham News    Date: May 29, 2014

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George MS 6th graders paint over graffiti (Portland, OR): With a police escort, and wearing bright orange vests that read "Graffiti removal volunteer," sixth graders from George Middle School walked about 5 minutes from their school to a building that had been plagued by graffiti.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 29, 2014

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Murder suspect's brother: Gonzalez urged shooter to 'do it right' (Providence, RI): Harriet Street gang members pulled posts from a porch to arm themselves against rivals they believed had smashed a window in a member's minivan the afternoon of June 15. Five Harriet Street, or H-Block, members headed to Broad Street in search of Hartford Soldiers, with whom they had been feuding for years. They didn't spot any.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 29, 2014

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Santa Cruz gang-related stabbing results in arrest (Santa Cruz, CA): A 34-year-old Santa Cruz man was stabbed near Laurel and Washington streets Thursday afternoon in a gang motivated attack, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 29, 2014

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Four men plead not guilty in 2009 gang-related shooting in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Four gang members accused of killing two men and shooting another pleaded not guilty Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: May 29, 2014

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Man, 21, to be charged in gang-related killing from 2011, police say (Grand Rapids, MI): Police say charges are forthcoming for a man accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old in 2011.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: May 29, 2014

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Northwest Georgia Housing Authority looks to partner with Rome police to block gang activity (Rome, GA): Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Security Director Melvin Scott said he is working with Rome police after identifying some potential gang activity in Rome in recent months.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: May 29, 2014

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Shootings in NYC continue to rise, even as serious crimes decline (New York, NY): Despite continuing drops in most serious crimes, the number of shootings is up nearly 10 percent this year from 2013, a trend that prompted the NYPD to increase its anti-gang activity.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 29, 2014

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Gang member faces more than three decades in prison (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced Thursday that the gang member, who shot and attempted to kill a rival gang member on New Year's Eve in 2011 in Watsonville, will spend 37 years to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole for more than three decades.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 29, 2014

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Jackson nonprofits partner with police to prevent gang activity (Jackson, TN): Members of Jackson nonprofit organizations met Thursday with police to participate in training that seeks to prevent gang activity by reaching children.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: May 29, 2014

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At Gonzalez trial, police officer testifies about stopping car with gang members inside (Providence, RI): The day before someone opened fire on a graduation party at Hartford Park housing project, killing a 12-year-old girl, the police stopped a car carrying Harriet Street gang members in enemy territory, very close to the shooting site.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 28, 2014

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Members of 'ruthless' rival gangs — Sick Thugz and Asian Assassins — arrested in guns and drugs raids (Toronto, ON): Toronto police arrested 50 people and seized drugs, cash and firearms in pre-dawn raids Wednesday on what police call two "ruthless" rival Toronto gangs.
Source: National Post    Date: May 28, 2014

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Council avoids hard-line position on gang-resistance funding (Durham, NC): Key City Council members were reluctant on Wednesday to slash spending on an in-schools anti-gang program to free Police Department resources for use elsewhere in the city.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 28, 2014

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Mayor of Chicago seeks to further tighten gun laws (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined a plan on Wednesday to make Chicago's gun laws, already some of the strictest in the country, even tougher. Calling gun violence Chicago's "most urgent problem," Mr. Emanuel, who has said the issue is one of his administration's top priorities, introduced a proposal to the City Council that would impose tighter restrictions on gun retailers and buyers.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 28, 2014

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Nassau legislators want forfeitures to fund plainclothes cops (Nassau County, NY): A trio of Nassau County Democratic legislators Wednesday called for the police department to tap into a special $4 million fund to reverse the transfer of 45 plainclothes police officers to patrol duty, a cost-saving measure that has incited strong community opposition.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 28, 2014

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Ex-gang member testifies in trial (Santa Maria, CA): A former Lompoc gang member, who was jumped into Westside VLP at age 12, took the stand Tuesday to testify against an alleged gang leader in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a Lompoc man over a drug debt.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: May 28, 2014

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Three gang members violate parole, arrested in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested three men accused of violating their parole during a probation search of a documented gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 28, 2014

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Gang member arrested in Fresno homicide (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in southeast Fresno in early April, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 28, 2014

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Gang reduction efforts approved (Yakima, WA): ESD 105 was yesterday (Tuesday) awarded a $75,000 contract for the purpose of providing gang violence and youth substance abuse support to the cities of Sunnyside and Toppenish.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: May 28, 2014

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