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Gang Members Charged in 'Takedown Mission' (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Department narcotics and vice units made 16 felony arrests recently as part of a “takedown mission” targeted at gang operations in the 20th District, which includes Lincoln Square, Uptown and parts of other neighborhoods on the North Side of the city.
Source: Lincoln Square Patch    Date: April 26, 2016

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Gang detail nets dozen arrests (Tulare County, CA): A dozen arrests were recorded and more than two dozen gang members were identified and documented during a gang suppression detail in the Lindsay, Strathmore, Porterville, Terra Bella, Ducor and Richgrove areas on Friday. According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, officers contacted 28 gang members, and made two arrests for felony warrants, six arrests for misdemeanor warrants, three arrests for public intoxication, and others for more serious crimes.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: April 26, 2016

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Williams Lake mayor links early morning shooting to gang conflict (Williams Lake, BC): A gang-related shooting in Williams Lake early Monday morning has closed all public schools in the area for the day.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 25, 2016

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Man with ties to Harvey Hustlers gang sentenced for 2013 shooting that injured women, children (Baton Rouge, LA): A Waggaman man convicted of shooting into a Lapalco Boulevard apartment in 2013 and injuring three toddlers and two elderly women was sentenced Monday in 24th Judicial District Court to 35 years in prison.
Source: The Advocate    Date: April 25, 2016

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Providence gang member, out on bail, arrested on gun charge (Providence, RI): A gang member out on bail was caught with a loaded gun on gang turf in Upper South Providence Friday evening, according to the Providence police. Jakial Smith, 20, was in a group of men at Pine and Somerset streets, an area that the police say is popular with the Clowntown, Comstock and Chad Brown street gangs, now known as "Triple C."
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 25, 2016

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Community tip leads to bomb scare, gang arrests (Alabaster, AL): A father and son are facing multiple felony charges after an anonymous community tip led law enforcement to find drugs, several illegal firearms and an active pipe bomb at an Alabaster residence on April 21.
Source: Shelby County Reporter    Date: April 25, 2016

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Brunswick rapper charged in federal drug indictment arrested anew on state street gang charges (Brunswick, GA): A Brunswick man released April 19 after his arrest on charges in a 30-count federal drug gang indictment is back in jail on state street gang charges.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 25, 2016

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Rising gang violence in Meriden according to police report (Meriden, CT): An arrest report in the case of a local teen accused of firing a gun at a house on Springdale Avenue over the weekend references escalating gang violence in the city.
Source: Record-Journal    Date: April 25, 2016

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Mentoring group wants male role models to join the cause (Moultrie, GA): As a newly formed group seeking to reduce youth violence and gang activity, Boys to Men has had no problem finding the boys part of the equation, as interest and participation are increasing.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: April 25, 2016

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Gang Policy in Vigo County Schools (Vigo County, IN): The Vigo County School Board heard the first reading on a gang policy for Vigo County Schools Monday night. The Indiana Department of Education issued a model policy to deal with gangs and sent it to every district in the state.
Source: WTWO NBC 2    Date: April 25, 2016

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Phoenix teen sentenced to prison for gang-related shooting (Jackson County, OR): A Phoenix teenager will spend more than seven years in prison for firing three shots during a gang-related riot outside a west Medford apartment complex in September.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 25, 2016

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TBI tracking gang members through database; guess who is on it! (Chattanooga, TN): While many Chattanooga residents endured several days of gang related shootings making headlines in the local paper and leading the evening news, most people probably had no clue that TBI agents were working behind the scenes to assist Chattanooga police track down suspects through a gang database.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 25, 2016

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Residents say shootings have paralyzed their neighborhoods as Chattanooga vows to put an end to the violence (Chattanooga, TN): Marie McCallie scrutinizes every car that rolls down her street. She tenses, sitting on her porch, and stares. How many people are in the car? Are the windows down? Is anyone hanging out the sides? How fast is it moving? If it feels wrong, she runs. Or ducks. Or hides behind the thick columns of her porch.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 24, 2016

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Fargo police: Gunshot reports up 63 percent; gangs may be to blame (Fargo, ND): Police here say they're getting 63 percent more reports of gunshots this year than this same time last year. Police believe gangs are behind many of them, but can't point the finger at them for every call.
Source: INFORUM    Date: April 23, 2016

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Inside MS-13’s secret initiation rituals and internal feuds (Boston, MA): In the months before a sweeping federal indictment, prospective MS-13 gang members were killing their way up the hierarchy in initiation rites that took place at a park in Winthrop and a garage in Everett as other members were plotting to murder one of their own, according to a detention affidavit released in February as a part of the federal case against more than 50 alleged MS-13 members and affiliates in the region.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2016

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Alleged Aztec Soul gang member sentenced to prison (Crown Point, WI): An alleged member of the Aztec Souls street gang was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after admitting to his role in intimidating a rival gang member.
Source: The Times    Date: April 22, 2016

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Brunswick arrests aim to dismantle violent gangs (Brunswick, GA): Law enforcement officials in Brunswick and Glynn County said they put a dent into organized crime after a four year-year, multi-agency, operation uncovered a vast drug enterprise with possible ties to the national street gang known as the Bloods.
Source:    Date: April 22, 2016

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Gang membership becomes focal point of 2013 Lupton City murder trial (Hamilton County, TN): Hunched over and gripping both sides of the podium Thursday in Hamilton County Criminal Court, the prosecutor asked the police officer a question.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 22, 2016

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Portland Police upping ante as gang violence surges (Portland, OR): Even just minutes into a ride-along, it’s not tough for Portland Police Officer Andy Polas to point out several areas recently hit by gang violence. “A few months ago we had one right here at this intersection,” Polas said from the passenger seat of the police cruiser in northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 22, 2016

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Shootings on decline in South Bend through first quarter of 2016 (South Bend, IN): Shootings in South Bend decreased by about 20 percent through the first quarter this year, and those that involved gang activity dropped by 40 percent, according to the latest police statistics. Through the end of March, 12 people had been injured or killed in shootings, compared with 15 during the first three months of last year. Of the shootings this year, six involved people with gang affiliations, compared with 10 such incidents in 2015.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: April 22, 2016

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