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Mahoning juvy court gets 1 of 4 US grants to keep kids in school, deter gangs (Boardman, OH): Mahoning County Juvenile Court secured a three-year, $600,000 federal grant to keep students in school by identifying those at risk for joining gangs and intervening before that happens.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: October 9, 2014

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Two Southwest gang thugs get prison for bystander slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Ronald Ockimey and Leon Owens, both armed with semi-automatic handguns, meant to kill on the evening of April 11, 2012. Their Southwest Philadelphia gang, the Backstreet Boys, was beefing with a rival gang, the Greenway Boys.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 9, 2014

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Lawmakers question anti-violence program (Springfield, IL): A central Illinois lawmaker Wednesday questioned why money for a now defunct anti-violence program went only to Chicago area programs when downstate communities also were grappling with shootings and gang activity in 2010.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan    Date: October 9, 2014

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Aurora's gang reduction program to expand with new funding (Aurora, CO): Marissa Vinson was 9 years old when her teenage brother was murdered by a local gang in Aurora. "It encouraged me to get into gangs," said Vinson, 17. "I wanted to be just like him. I thought, 'somebody took him from me and I'm going to live his life.' " Vinson joined up with a local gang when she was 10 years old.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 9, 2014

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Be aware of your community, gang expert says at awareness presentation in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Former Fayetteville police detective Hunter Glass said Thursday that residents looking to combat gang activity should be aware of what's happening in their community. "Know your neighborhood," Glass, an expert in gangs, told a crowd inside the Cumberland Hall Auditorium at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 9, 2014

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Three arrested in stray-bullet death of young father (San Jose, CA): Three men are facing murder charges after a young father was killed last month by a wayward bullet intended for a relative, who while parking his car may have been mistaken for a street rival, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Reputed gang leader gets 3 life-terms for San Leandro murders (Hayward, CA): A reputed gang leader was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for his role in a shooting after a tattoo party in San Leandro three years ago that left three people dead and three others wounded.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Man convicted of manslaughter in gang-related killing gets 18 years (San Diego, CA): A man who shot and killed a 64-year-old Valencia Park resident in retaliation for a gang-related shootout with the victim's son the night before was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in state prison.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Portland Church Combats Gang Violence, Drop Out Rates by Transforming a High School in 'Undivided' Trailer (Portland, OR): "Undivided" takes place in Portland, Oregon where racial tensions and gang violence reached an all-time high. In an unlikely team effort, SouthLake Church and Roosevelt High School banded together to tear down walls, build bridges and help kids reach their potential.
Source: Christian Post    Date: October 9, 2014

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Blood gang member arrested with $10,000 worth of heroin (Scranton, PA): After agreeing to let police search his home, a Scranton man accused of hiding almost 500 bags of heroin worth $10,000 asked police not to charge any of his family. Deon “Ox” Moore, 1044 Genet St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property and related counts.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: October 9, 2014

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County task force arrest gang members in assault, weapons case (Union City, CA): Agents from the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force involving Fremont Police Department were called out to a gang-related assault Aug. 23 with a deadly weapon that had occurred at Jim's Bar, located at 34696 Alvarado Niles Road in Union City.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 9, 2014

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Appeals court OKs life sentence in Sutter County gang slaying (Sutter County, CA): A state appeals court has upheld the no-contest plea and life sentence of a Sutter County gang member in a 2011 slaying. The 3rd District Court of Appeal said it found "no arguable error that would result in a disposition more favorable" to the defendant, Miguel Angel Huerta Rosas.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: October 9, 2014

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50 months for gang member caught on camera selling heroin in front of 4-year-old (New Orleans, LA): A 21-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced Wednesday (Oct. 8) to 50 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling heroin and crack cocaine in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood, U.S. Attorney Kevin Polite announced.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: October 9, 2014

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52 San Bernardino gang members, associates charged in Mexican Mafia drug case (San Bernardino, CA): A federal indictment unsealed Thursday implicated 52 members and associates of a San Bernardino street gang in a drug-dealing operation that stretched from a local park to state prisons.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 9, 2014

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2 admit guilt in federal drug case (Binghamton, NY): Two men accused of peddling crack cocaine and heroin into Greater Binghamton recently pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: October 9, 2014

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Hmong leaders react to Hmong gang crimes (Oroville, CA): A Butte County man has been arrested for shooting two people killing one of them on Highway 70 early Monday morning. Investigators say the gunman, 22-year-old Ker Veng is part of a large Hmong gang in Butte County.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: October 9, 2014

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5 gang members arrested for beating driver, robbing passenger in Baldwin Park (Baldwinm Park, CA): Police arrested five suspected gang members for allegedly attacking a driver and robbing his mother of her purse on Wednesday. Officers are looking for a sixth suspect.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: October 9, 2014

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Feds charge 21 alleged members of Miami gang (Miami, FL): Federal prosecutors say 21 people are charged with numerous offenses in a crackdown on a violent Miami street gang known as the "Big Money Team."
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 8, 2014

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No Gang Zone Targets Legends Park Area (Memphis, TN): In June a group of 100 gang members lined both sides of Mosby Avenue between Dunlap and Ayers Streets, shutting down the area, as they celebrated the birthday of a fellow gang member, according to the local Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: October 8, 2014

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Sacramento Marijuana Sweep Leads To Arrest Of Corrections Employee With Possible Ties To Street Gang (Sacramento, CA): An employee with the California Department of Corrections was arrested as part of an investigation into marijuana cultivation connected to a street gang, the Sacramento Police Department announced on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: October 8, 2014

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