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Cleveland police find no credible gang threat on social media (Cleveland, OH): With 4 children shot and 3 of them passing away in the last month in Cleveland, residents and officials are aware that something must change.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: October 3, 2015

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Longview gangs coming into focus (Longview, TX): The reach of what police say is a gang unique to Longview has begun to come into focus with the arrest of one of its members. The teen, who was named by police this past week as a member of the TYB gang, is connected through social media to several other recent crime victims and suspects.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 3, 2015

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Stopping the violence: Summer of shootings followed by months of calm (Panama City, FL): When gunfire rang out one night at the end of summer 2015, yet another young man was left dead. That the tragedy was Panama City’s single gun-related death this summer is a fact that encourages community leaders after summer 2014 was marred by gunfire and the loss of several lives, most of them young, black males. Undertones of gang activity emerged in some cases, with officials placing the gang presence in Bay County on the same level as the Orlando, Tampa and Miami metro areas.
Source: Panama City News Herald    Date: October 3, 2015

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LRPD concerned about 2nd generation gangs (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock hit its peak in the 1990s, but now police are concerned about a new batch of recruits. The children of some of the most notorious gang members in Little Rock's history may be continuing on their legacy, according to Little Rock police.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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Anti-gang program in Fayette County schools (Lexington, KY): Who better to talk straight with kids about the dangers of being in a gang, than a former gang member who was shot up and put in prison? Meet Logan Avritt, a former gang member who leads a program in Fayette County that doesn't attract a lot of attention except with the people who really benefit -- the young students. Avritt lived the life of a gang member.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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Gang members behind bars after undercover operation (Gonzales, TX): It’s a case of big-city crime moving into a small town. Seventy-five miles east of San Antonio, violent gang members were discovered working the streets of Gonzales. Local police contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to help put the suspects behind bars.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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Rochester man pleads guilty in Buffalo gang war (Rochester, NY): A Rochester man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday in connection with a bloody Buffalo gang war. Leslie Cunningham, 44, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of racketeering, a felony, in front of U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: October 2, 2015

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Fresno police: Double murder erupted after dispute with rival (Fresno, CA): A personal dispute between a gang member and two slain brothers, also gang-affilated, was the cause of the double homicide Thursday in north Fresno, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 2, 2015

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3 recent slayings, including death of Major Howard, tied to Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): Investigators believe three recent Cleveland killings are tied to a street gang that law enforcement sources say is at war with a neighboring group on the city's East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 2, 2015

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Stopping kids from joining gangs (Soledad, CA): Youth violence is taking the spotlight in South Monterey County, as parents get a lesson in gangs and the warning signs. Local law enforcement agencies hope arming parents with the right information, could prevent their children from going down the wrong path.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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Study Casts Doubt On Effectiveness of Townsend Gang Injunction (Santa Ana, CA): The city of Santa Ana’s gang injunction in the Townsend Street neighborhood will not necessarily reduce serious crime in the long run and further erodes trust of police in the troubled community, according to a study released this week by a Bay Area-based advocacy group for low-income and minority communities.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: October 2, 2015

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Police: Bangor was ‘lucrative market’ for Connecticut gang members (Bangor, ME): The indictments of six men in New Haven, Connecticut, this week on charges that include murder and racketeering is more evidence that violent street gang members have found a lucrative market for their criminal activities in the Bangor area, according to law enforcement officials.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: October 2, 2015

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First ever gang injunction in Memphis is getting the attention of officials from California (Memphis, TN): People who live in the Riverside area said they now feel safe in their homes because of the first ever gang injunction issued a few years ago.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 2, 2015

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Guns seized, 5 gang members arrested in Oakland, Antioch and Sacramento (Oakland, CA): A crackdown by police on a violent West Oakland gang resulted in the arrest of at least five people and the seizure of a number of guns, drugs and cash as search warrants were served Friday morning from Oakland to Sacramento.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 2, 2015

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Accused BGF gang member acquitted by city jury (Baltimore, MD): An alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family who was accused of directing two killings in Baltimore was acquitted of all charges by a city jury Friday morning.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: October 2, 2015

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Rialto officer kills knife-wielding gang member (Rialto, CA): Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal shooting by an officer of a reputed gang member who was wielding a knife Friday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 2, 2015

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Jury convicts gang members in 2012 Rocky Mount murders (Rocky Mount, NC): Two Rocky Mount men who police say are linked to the Crips street gang were convicted Thursday of gunning down two men more than three years ago.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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Paroled Umatilla gang member who killed man returns to jail (Umatilla County, OR): A Umatilla gang member who beat a man to death in 2011 was back on the streets this summer after Circuit Court Judge Eva Temple determined he had turned his life around.
Source: The East Oregonian    Date: October 2, 2015

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Threats of gang violence lead to increased police presence at John Adams High School (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police officers stepped up patrols outside John Adams High School Friday after learning about gang violence threats. A source told the threats surfaced on social media earlier this week and said there are known gang members who attend the Cleveland high school.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: October 2, 2015

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Forum sheds light on south county gang activity (Soledad, CA): As gang violence continues to spin a deadly web between Monterey County cities, those concerned about how to address it also joined together on Friday for the first South County Gang Awareness Forum.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 2, 2015

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