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Los Banos gang member arrested with firearms, Merced police report (Merced, CA): A 26-year-old Los Banos gang member was arrested Friday after investigators found two firearms in his Meadowlark Avenue home, according to a statement from the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 19, 2017

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16-year-old convicted of murder in 2015 shooting of girl in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): After listening to a 16-year-old testify in his own defense during his trial over a fatal gang-related shooting in 2015, a Tulsa County jury took less than an hour to return guilty verdicts on three felony counts.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 18, 2017

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4 sentenced in McGregor Street murder (LaGrange, GA): Almost two years after Tony Kennedy, 21, was gunned down in an east LaGrange neighborhood, his killers pleaded guilty to the charges against them in a Troup County Superior Courtroom early this week.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 18, 2017

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Chicago Police charge man for gang hit that killed 2-year-old boy (Chicago, IL): Police announced Saturday that they have charged a man with a long criminal history with the murders of a 2- year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle who were brutally gunned down in what authorities say was a gang-related retribution killing.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 18, 2017

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Gang recruiting seen as early as elementary school (Gaithersburg, MD): It starts early. WUSA9 learned Thursday, gang leaders are recruiting new members in a disturbing place: Elementary Schools. “Oh grade-school. They're recruiting in grade-school but generally 5th grade and on,” said Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Concord: Police focus on gangs pays off (Concord, CA): Four of Concord’s five homicides in 2015 were gang-related, coinciding with a surge in gang activity across Contra Costa County that year. In an effort to curtail gang violence, Concord police are employing a three-pronged approach of education, suppression and intervention.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: February 17, 2017

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Cutting back on gang violence in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): The city of Tulsa saw a violent year in 2016 with record breaking homicides, armed robberies and assaults. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s office told FOX23 most of those crimes involved a person who was affiliated with a gang.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Richmond schools works with students and parents on gang issues (Richmond, VA): Richmond Public Schools said it’s “Family and Community Engagement” (FACE) office works with students on gang issues. Over the past two years, they have presented assemblies and parent workshops. When gang activity is suspected, “FACE” works with Richmond Police to make parents aware.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Researcher on social media and teen violence speaking in Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, AL): A Columbia University researcher is spending some time in Tuscaloosa, talking about the relationship between social media and teen violence. Dr. Desmond Patton is in Tuscaloosa for the annual African American history colloquium, hosted by The University of Alabama School of Social Work.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Another teen pleads to gang participation (Wilmington, DE): Another teen admitted to membership in a street gang that prosecutors blame for violence in Wilmington, the Delaware Attorney General's Office said on Friday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 17, 2017

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Local man offering free gang tattoo removal in exchange for community service (Richmond, VA): Tattoos are a major part of gang identification, which can be an issue for someone trying to break free from the gang lifestyle. One local man is offering those getting out of jail a free tattoo removal in exchange for community service.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Richmond Sheriff says gang activity is reaching dangerous levels (Richmond, VA): Richmond’s sheriff, C.T. Woody, has spent his career fighting the war against gangs. He says after decades of falling gang activity in our area, it’s reaching dangerous levels again.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Danville Police execute four search warrants this week related to gang crime crackdown (Danville, VA): Danville Police say they've executed four search warrants since Monday to crack down on gang related crime after threats against the department.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Former gang members recall gang life, want to steer others away from gangs (Richmond, VA): Three former gang members shared their stories with 8News about their lives on the streets and how they hope to convince others to steer clear of gangs.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Bond denied for Marlboro County men charged in gang-related killing (Marlboro County, SC): Bond was denied Friday morning for Jamarcus Sellers, 27, Brenton Davis, 26 and James Monroe Brown, 27, on charges of accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 17, 2017

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Dallas Police Devise Plan to Combat Gang Violence (Dallas, TX): Dallas police say gangs are causing big problems on city streets. So much so that crime is the worst it's been in years. Now, the interim police chief has devised a plan to combat it. Interim Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says South East and South Central Dallas are the epicenters of gang activity in the city.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 17, 2017

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‘Inactive’ Bloods member wants to rid neighborhood of gangs (Richmond, VA): Several gang members have opened up to 8News from behind bars. Damian King said he is currently an “inactive” member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

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Testimony begins about gang-related killing of Everett teen (Everett, WA): A Snohomish County jury was told to listen for lies Wednesday as testimony began about the 2015 gang-related killing of a south Everett teen.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 16, 2017

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Henry County felons take pleas in gang shooter, wrong-way driver cases (Henry County, GA): Henry County Superior Court this week saw two felony suspects plead guilty to crimes. On Feb. 14, Jamil Hayes, 20, received a 40-year sentence – with 25 of those years to be spent behind bars – in the shooting death of Kelvin Sinkfield in McDonough more than two years ago.
Source: Neighbor News    Date: February 16, 2017

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People get chance to cover up gang-related, racist tattoos to start new life (San Antonio, TX): Many of us have done something in our past that we're not proud of or wish we could take back — even have a redo. But what if a part of your past was inked on your body and the choices you made back then are affecting you now? A local tattoo shop is offering free cover-ups to anyone with gang related or racist tattoos. The move is changing lives, and those mistakes are laying down the foundation for a better future for some.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 16, 2017

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