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Seven wounded in six-hour outbreak of gun violence in city (Buffalo, NY): Seven people were wounded by gunfire in three separate incidents, including a shootout between two opposing gang members, over a six-hour period Tuesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Salinas men charged in gang-related slayings (San Jose, CA): Two Salinas men who could face the death penalty for a dozen gang-related slayings were arraigned in federal court Wednesday. A third defendant is charged with conspiracy and bank robbery.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 18, 2015

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Hashtag-happy gang member shot rival in the leg, cops say (Staten Island, NY): A young gang member who once mocked a hate crime investigation with a Twitter-inspired written statement is now accused of shooting a rival in the leg, authorities said.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: November 18, 2015

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Montgomery County Grappling With Spike in MS-13 Gang Activity (Montgomery County, MD): Officials in Montgomery County are reporting a jump in recruitment by the MS-13 gang, leading to a spike in violent gang activity. A wave of MS-13 members were arrested for heinous crimes three years ago and "that specific gang was substantially dismantled," Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy said. Recruitment of the El Salvador-based gang now appears to be on the rise.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: November 18, 2015

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Alleged Latin Kings leader from Hammond faces federal drug, robbery charges (Hammond, IN): An alleged high-ranking member of the Hammond Latin Kings has been charged in federal court with selling large amounts of cocaine and marijuana and robbing other drug dealers.
Source: The Times    Date: November 18, 2015

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Jeezy's 'Where I'm From' video highlights Macon gangs (Macon, GA): On the day rapper Jeezy's "Where I'm From" video hit last week, Lt. Chuck Whittaker's cell phone blew up. The Bibb County sheriff's investigator was off that day, but it didn't stop the calls from coming in about the music video featuring Macon gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 18, 2015

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Suspected gang members arrested with gun in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two suspected gang members from Watsonville were arrested Saturday with a loaded handgun in a car, police said. About 1:35 p.m., members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team and Gang Task Force spotted a Volvo on the 100 block of Jefferson Street with a passenger who was on probation, said Anti-Crime Team Cmdr. Peter Hansen.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 18, 2015

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NOPD Gang Unit touts progress in war on murders (New Orleans, LA): The day after three men got life sentences for two gang murders, local law enforcement officials say an unprecedented approach is paying off, but there are some challenges ahead.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Man guilty of selling guns to Chicago gang members gets 16 years (Chicago, IL): A west suburban man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for selling at least 80 guns to people he knew were Chicago gang members, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 18, 2015

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Gang Truces: Then vs. Now (Chicago, IL): Police questioned a person of interest Tuesday in connection to the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. But the boy's killing remains unsolved, and that has led to calls for a ceasefire among the gangs.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: November 18, 2015

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Salvadoran Teens Reunite With Parents Under US Program (Baltimore, MD): For years, Brian Mejia begged for his father's blessing to slip out of his village in El Salvador and make the perilous trek to the United States, away from the gang violence that drove his father across the border. For years, Gabriel Mejia said no, recalling his own days-long journey through the desert, his skin sore from the persistent pricks of cactus needles.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 17, 2015

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Drug raids in Binghamton, Johnson City target gang activity (Binghamton, NY): Police raided 11 locations in Binghamton and one in Johnson City early this morning, closing a four-month operation that targeted gang-related drug and gun activities.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: November 17, 2015

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu, police chief watch as killers of Briana Allen, Shawanna Pierce handed life sentences (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police chief Michael Harrison were in attendance Tuesday as three reputed members of a violent street gang received life sentences for the high-profile 2012 murders of Shawanna Pierce and 5-year-old Briana Allen in Central City.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 17, 2015

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Unity will help stop gang crime (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria’s top cop has confirmed what most of us have known or suspected — violence is ramping up in our city. Chief Ralph Martin reported last week that 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most murderous years for the city in the last five years.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: November 17, 2015

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'A message of justice,' Southside Gang members convicted in federal drug, racketeering case (York, PA): Twelve members of the Southside Gang in York are facing federal prison sentences after a jury in Harrisburg convicted them of crimes including racketeering and drug offenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: November 17, 2015

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Former gang member turns her life around (Saskatoon, SK): Gangs are commonly defined as groups of people organizing or engaging in criminal activity. Jorgina Sunn, a former Alberta gang member goes by a different definition. Having seen it all too well from the inside, she says being in a gang meant living in fear every day.
Source: Global News    Date: November 17, 2015

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Gang intervention innovator gives keynote address to group mentoring young black men (Kansas City, MO): The founder of the world’s largest gang intervention program visited Kansas City Tuesday night to share his experiences of working with young men in the Los Angeles ghetto. Father Greg Boyle was in town serving as the keynote speaker for the biggest fundraiser of the year for KC’s Higher Aspirations, a community group that aims to mentor young black men and teach them how to resist a life of crime.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: November 17, 2015

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Police search for Timmonsville man with known gang affiliation (Timmonsville, SC): Timmonsville police are searching for a 22-year-old man they say is affiliated with a gang and is wanted for failing to stop for police.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: November 17, 2015

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Kern County gang member gets 4 life sentences for armed robberies (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for armed robberies in July 2014. Israel Lopez was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty in September of robbery, carjacking, extortion and threatening a witness for the benefit of a criminal street gang, along with gun, gang and conspiracy charges.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: November 17, 2015

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RCMP staffing to be reviewed amid rise in gang violence (Dawson Creek, BC): The City of Dawson Creek plans to review staffing at its RCMP detachment amid increasing drug violence in the region. Mayor Dale Bumstead said at Monday’s council meeting that the city would consider hiring new RCMP officers in its upcoming budget. The detachment has struggled with staffing vacancies at a time when as many as six groups appear to be waging a war for control of the local drug trade.
Source: Alaska Highway News    Date: November 17, 2015

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