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Police: gang members shot teen boy twice in Garden Grove (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was shot twice in a leg in a gang-related shooting in Garden Grove, police said Sunday.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2016

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Tulare County sheriffs Deputies go after gangs in Earlimart with new tactic (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials in Tulare County say they're going after gang members in one small town, using a new tool. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has created a civil gang injunction against Norteno or Northern gang members in the town of Earlimart-limiting what they can and can't do from here on out.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 6, 2016

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Gang-Related Fight in Santa Maria Leads to 8 Arrests, Including 5 Juveniles (Santa Maria, CA): Eight people were arrested Friday night after Santa Maria police responded to what they described as a gang-related fight. Patrol and gang-suppression officers were dispatched at about 10:45 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of East Boone Street, east of Simas Park, according to Sgt. Daniel Rios.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 6, 2016

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Baltimore Gang Member Sentenced For Drug Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal district judge on Friday sentenced a Baltimore gang member to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say Judge George L. Russell III ordered Dominic Evans, 25, to serve 30 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise. Evans was a member of the UDH gang, which operates in Cherry Hill. The sentence was part of a plea agreement.
Source: WBAL 11 News    Date: February 5, 2016

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Methuen, Haverhill receive youth gang, violence prevention grants (Methuen and Haverhill, MA): Methuen and Haverhill were recently awarded $111,788 from the state's Gang Prevention Grant Program, funds Methuen police Chief Joseph Solomon said would help continue a working partnership between the two cities in preventing youth violence. More commonly known as Shannon Grants, the competitive program is designed to support multidisciplinary approaches to and creating strategies for combating youth gangs and gang violence, according to the state.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: February 5, 2016

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See 21 of the accused Syracuse gang members charged in anti-violence push (Syracuse, NY): Littering. Drug possession. Murder. Those were among the wide range of charges the Syracuse Police Department recently lodged against 27 accused members of the 110 Gang. The arrests were made recently during the department's latest TRUCE initiative -- a program aimed at curbing gang and gun violence.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: February 5, 2016

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Los Angeles police believe murder of two teen girls was gang related (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles authorities charged two teenage gang members with murder Thursday in the deaths of a 19-year-old woman and her 17-year-old friend last fall, leaving their bodies near a popular hiking trail where a woman walking her dog had found them.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 5, 2016

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Lynchburg woman indicted for gang recruitment related to series of shootings (Lynchburg, VA): The Lynchburg Police Department is looking for a woman wanted on several gang-related charges. On February 1, a Lynchburg Grand Jury indicted Skylar Denise Lewis, 26, for gang recruitment in a school zone, participation in a gang that includes a juvenile in a school zone and assault and battery by mob.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 5, 2016

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Gang killing suspect enters plea (Eureka, CA): One of four men accused of conspiring in the December 2014 gang-related murder of 14-year-old Arcata resident Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at a Friday arraignment hearing at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: February 5, 2016

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Teens arrested in shooting incident that wounded state trooper (New Orleans, LA): Police call him a street gang member and named him in the investigation of the shooting of a state trooper. Britteny Shaw knows her teenage brother in a different way: scarred by the death of his mother, terrified of the charges he faces.
Source: The Advocate    Date: February 5, 2016

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Gang presence grows in Southeast bringing violent crimes (Bessemer, AL): The District Attorney in Bessemer says gangs are a problem everywhere, whether people want to admit it or not. Guns give them power and social media gives them the attention they're looking for.
Source: WBMA ABC 33/40 News    Date: February 5, 2016

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Worcester Gets $500,000 Grant for Gang Prevention (Worcester, MA): City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced this week Worcester Police Department will receive a Shannon Community Safety Initiative award in the amount of $506,992 to reduce citywide gang violence and youth crime.
Source: Worcester Patch    Date: February 5, 2016

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50 arrests made in 4 weeks by Knoxville Police Department Gang Task Force (Knoxville, TN): Barely a month in operation, the Knoxville Police Department’s Gang Task Force has made 50 felony arrests, several of whom were felons with guns.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: February 5, 2016

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Documentary 'License to Operate' gives voice to community in crisis (Los Angeles, CA): License to Operate, a documentary produced by Johns Hopkins alumnus Don Kurz, tells the stories of reformed Los Angeles gang members who use their street cred to intervene in gang violence.
Source: The Hub    Date: February 5, 2016

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Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park (Burbank, CA): Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: February 5, 2016

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National MS-13 gang leaders allegedly met in Richmond to discuss boosting murders (Newark, NJ): A 64-page federal grand jury indictment shows why 400 law-enforcement officers swept across Massachusetts Friday - mostly in the Boston area - arresting more than 35 MS-13 gang members.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: February 4, 2016

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17-year sentence likely for gang-fueled assault in Everett (Everett, WA): Snohomish County prosecutors will recommend that a 17-year-old boy be sentenced to 17?1/2 years in prison for shooting a brother and sister in south Everett.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 4, 2016

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Pottstown gang leader admits to borough shootings (Norristown, PA): Telling a judge it’s “the right thing to do,” a lead member of a violent Pottstown drug-related gang admitted he attempted to kill rival gang members during a series of shooting incidents that terrorized borough residents.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 4, 2016

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Murders perpetrated by 110 Gang members sparked latest police takedown of its members (Syracuse, NY): Twenty-seven 110 gang members were arrested in the Syracuse Police Department's latest gang takedown initiative after two of its members were arrested for murder last year.
Source: CNY Central    Date: February 4, 2016

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Eastie Gang Members Are Target of Giant Federal Sweep (Boston, MA): One third of a violent street gang, allegedly responsible for the murders of three teens in Eastie since September, a number of shootings and other violent acts were apprehended during a federal sweep here and surrounding communities last Friday dubbed “Operation Mean Streets.”
Source: East Boston Times-Free Press    Date: February 4, 2016

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