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Denver’s Homicide Numbers Climb, Along With Unsolved Cases (Denver, CO): The 51 homicides in Denver last year were the most in a decade, driven in part by a spike in gang violence. As those numbers climb, so does an accompanying fact: Police in the state's largest city admit many families of victims may never get justice -- even as they tout their gang prevention efforts.
Source: CPR    Date: January 13, 2016

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Panelists say kids need more hope, activities to avoid gangs (Pueblo, CO): Creating more programs and activities for youth and doing more to lend a helping hand and be positive influences and role models were the two main talking points Tuesday during a forum featuring a panel of community gang-prevention activists.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 13, 2016

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PG County Man's Murder Gang Related; Third Arrest Made: Police (Silver Spring, MD): A third person has been charged with first-degree murder in what police now say is the gang-related death of a Prince George’s County man whose body was found along the Northwest Branch Trail in Silver Spring.
Source: Hyattsville Patch    Date: January 13, 2016

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Mexican Mafia's O.C. boss convicted of federal racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): The reputed godfather of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County was convicted Wednesday of federal racketeering charges. The jury in Santa Ana found Peter Ojeda guilty after just more than two days of deliberations, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 13, 2016

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L.A. crime hits highest level since 2009 amid more gang violence and homelessness (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles officials on Wednesday attributed last year's crime jump to increased gang activity and homelessness, among other things. With every crime category increasing last year in the city, total crime stood at its highest point since 2009, according to data released by Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 13, 2016

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Gang connections suspected in two Alexandria killings (Alexandria, VA): Police on Wednesday said they had arrested or otherwise taken into custody several MS-13 members they believe are linked to the slayings of two young men found dead in Alexandria parks — crimes that authorities said were a chilling reminder of the gang’s violent rise in the region.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 13, 2016

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Ruben ‘Chulo’ Pizzaro, alleged Bronx gang member, faces federal murder charge in shooting death (Manhattan, NY): Bronx gang member Ruben (Chulo) Pizzaro appeared in U.S. Southern District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, where he faced federal murder charges in the shooting death of a rival gang member in November.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 13, 2016

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10Listens: Answering your questions about gang violence (Knoxville, TN): On Wednesday afternoon, WBIR sat down with community leaders and listened to their thoughts on the impact gang violence is having on young people in Knoxville. The conversation was part of our 10 Listens special. The conversation has been spotlighted following the slaying of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: January 13, 2016

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Police blame gangs, lack of cooperation for uptick in violence (Chicago, IL): Amid frustration over an uptick in shootings and murders in Chicago, the city's acting police superintendent is blaming the city's gangs and victims who refuse to cooperate. There have been nearly two people shot and killed a day since Jan 1. Police say the majority of the violence is gang-related, driven by social media.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: January 13, 2016

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Tuesday's double homicide determined to be gang-related (Santa Maria, CA): The shooting that left two 23-year-olds dead Tuesday night has been determined to be gang-related by the Santa Maria Police Department. "Both victims do have some association with a street gang," Chief Ralph Martin said. "Now, association is just that; they are known to associate with a certain street gang."
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: January 13, 2016

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Trial set for 6 alleged gang members in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Six alleged gang members charged in an 18-count indictment are set for a jury trial in Norfolk federal court. The charges include racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering and robbery. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 12, 2016

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Ottawa's first homicide of 2016: Shooting victim knew he was targeted (Ottawa, ON): An eyewitness to an alleged gang killing who knew he was a target met his end Sunday night, begging for help after he was gunned down in Manor Park. Mohamed Najdi, 28, a Crips gang member well-known to police, was shot dead in what homicide detectives believe was also a gang-related and targeted killing. His home was shot up just last week.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: January 12, 2016

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Knox County mom says recent violence is due to gang initiation season (Knoxville, TN): Recent violence is all because it's initiation time for gangs in Knoxville. That's what people in East Knoxville told Local 8 News. Police and many parents say the gang problem in Knox County begins in schools. It may start much younger than you think.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: January 12, 2016

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Breaking the Cycle, One Young Person at a Time (Lowell, MA): Jamel Bonilla was 17 when he took part in an armed robbery. He was convicted of a felony and served 18 months in Massachusetts’ Middleton House of Corrections. Upon his release two years ago, he floated from dead-end job to dead-end job. “I was really down and out. I was near homelessness,” he said.
Source: Youth Today    Date: January 12, 2016

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Teens at the root of York gun violence (York, PA): There won't be a future generation if kids keep shooting other kids, said Stephanie Perry, who was walking to her home in the 600 block of East Princess Street on Monday afternoon. Kids are messing up their lives, said the 51-year-old, who has lived in York all her life. And to address the violence, people must come together more than they have been, said Perry.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: January 12, 2016

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Santa Ana police react to spate of gang-related shootings with a probation sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Hours after police swarmed the city Tuesday to conduct probation checks as a direct action to a recent spate of gang-related shootings, a man in his 20s lay wounded on West 10th Street after he was shot in the upper body during a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 12, 2016

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3 Denver gang members arrested for selling stolen guns (Denver, CO): Three men with known ties to Denver-area gangs were arrested late Monday night for illegally selling firearms – many of which were stolen during residential burglaries.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: January 12, 2016

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Gang member gets 50 years for fatal Near North Side shooting (Chicago, IL): An alleged member of the Gangster Disciples was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for fatally shooting a 25-year-old man on the Near North Side in 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 12, 2016

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City announces sweeping new plan to curb gun violence (New York, NY): Authorities announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to combat city gun violence by creating a new NYPD division dedicated solely to illegal weapons and gang violence, as well as special courts to only handle gun cases.
Source: New York Post    Date: January 12, 2016

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100+ shot, 19 killed so far this year in Chicago (Chicago, IL): More than 100 people have been shot in Chicago since the start of 2016 as law enforcement blames the latest surge in violent crime on “chronic gang conflicts.”
Source: The Washington Times    Date: January 12, 2016

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