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Polk Sheriff says county's GRIP program getting kids out of gangs (Bartow, FL): The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is on a mission to eliminate gangs in schools. In August 2015, with the help of the Department of Justice and Polk County Schools, the Sheriff's Office created GRIP, or the Gang Resistance Intervention Program.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: April 28, 2016

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4 more arrests made in massive Bronx gang sweep, as cops continue search for '20 to 30' suspects still at large (Bronx, NY): Four more gang members were arrested across the city Thursday - including an accused murderer already in jail - as authorities kept the pressure on two rival Bronx factions targeted in a massive takedown.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 28, 2016

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Merced police make arrests in gang-related cases (Merced, CA): Raids by the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit netted two arrests on gun and drugs-related charges on Wednesday, the department announced.
Source: Examiner    Date: April 28, 2016

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10 homicides in one ZIP code linked to gang violence, expert says (Jacksonville, FL): One of the most violent areas of Jacksonville could soon be seeing a stronger effort to fight crime. The 32209 ZIP code in Northwest Jacksonville has the highest number of murders in city this year, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 28, 2016

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Authorities: 120 Arrested In Bronx Gang Takedown; Largest In NYC History (New York, NY): More than a hundred people have been arrested in the Bronx in what authorities are calling the largest gang takedown in New York City history. Authorities are expected to announce charges Wednesday against 120 alleged members and associates of two rival street gangs.
Source: CBS New York    Date: April 27, 2016

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Bloods-linked gang members charged with running $414G identity-theft ring (Manhattan, NY): More than three dozen members of a Bloods-affiliated gang were charged Tuesday with running a $414,000 identity-theft ring focused on making purchases with stolen credit card accounts at Barneys, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 27, 2016

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Madison police chief: Number of gun violence incidents increasing, some gang connections (Madison, WI): Madison Police Chief Mike Koval addressed his concern over the city's growing number of gun-related violent incidents Tuesday, calling the trend “increasingly disturbing.”
Source: The Capital Times    Date: April 27, 2016

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Canadian defence minister urges B.C. youth to choose military over gangs (Vancouver, BC): Canada’s Defence Minister, who saw combat as a soldier and investigated gangs as a Vancouver police officer, is urging youth tempted to join gangs linked to a wave of shootings in B.C.’s second-largest city to sign up with the military instead.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: April 27, 2016

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Knoxville church groups work to stem violence by reaching ex-offenders (Knoxville, TN): In the wake of gang-related shootings that killed two teenagers in five months, Knoxville leaders have largely turned to programs working with the city's young people as a solution to ending inner-city violence — even announcing plans last week for a $2.9 million youth center.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 27, 2016

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CDN/NDG borough partners in anti-gang initiative (Montreal, QC): Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce borough council approved funding for a program to prevent youth from joining street gangs last week. Partnering with Prevention CDN-NDG, the financial contribution of $70,000 for 2016 is identical to that awarded last year, and will go primarily to street-worker employment costs.
Source: The Suburban    Date: April 27, 2016

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Gang members living with Morris County jail inmates (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County freeholders Wednesday got a crash course in how members of street gangs like the Crips, Bloods, Pagans or Mara Salvatrucha 13 are identified when lodged in the county jail, where they are expected to live peacefully in close quarters.
Source: Daily Record    Date: April 27, 2016

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Knoxville non-profit leaders learn about community violence prevention, gang mediation (Knoxville, TN): Stopping gang violence has been on the mind of many in Knoxville since the deaths of Zaevion Dobson in December and his 12-year-old cousin Jajuan Lathum just a couple weeks ago. They were two kids, innocent victims, caught in the middle of gang shootings.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 27, 2016

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Chicago police net 70 arrests in drug, gang busts (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shut down several businesses and arrested dozen of people in a sting to shut down drug operations in the city. CPD executed two vice and narcotics busts over the past five days, resulting in the arrest of more than 70 people and the closure of two businesses they say contribute to criminal activity.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: April 27, 2016

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A Bronx Neighborhood Dogged by Crime (Bronx, NY): Royston Griffith sat on a bench inside Agnes Haywood Playground in the northern Bronx Wednesday, watching a man push his son in a swing and teenagers play basketball. Just a few hours earlier, gang members were charged for selling narcotics within 1,000 feet of the playground.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: April 27, 2016

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3 arrested in gang-related search warrant operation in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Three men were arrested in a multi-agency gang-related search warrant operation Wednesday in Oxnard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 27, 2016

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Mayor to triple funding to youth organizations in wake of gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Wednesday she plans to triple funding to youth organizations with grants to 17 agencies and a new "Change Center" in the wake of a spate of gang violence that killed two young boys in the last five months.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 27, 2016

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Mayor commits $1 million for camera system to cut gang violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): More security cameras overlooking Chattanooga streets are needed to combat violent crime, Mayor Andy Berke said in his third annual State of the City address on Monday. To that end, the city will commit an additional $1 million toward public safety cameras and network infrastructure for the police department, said Berke, citing frustration caused by police having to rely on outdated and time-consuming technology when tracking down drive-by shooters.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 26, 2016

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Harris County dials back 'Southlawn Safety Zone' (Harris County, TX): Harris County is easing up in its effort to crack down on gang activity in the Southlawn area, agreeing to settlement talks with community leaders who had challenged a proposed ban on dozens of suspected gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 26, 2016

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Is Anti-Gang Program Working? County to Rethink Tactics (Los Angeles, CA): The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed county staffers to re-evaluate anti-gang tactics employed over the last two decades under a partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl proposed taking a second look at the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery program, known as CLEAR.
Source: La Cañada Flintridge Patch    Date: April 26, 2016

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‘It seemed cool’: The allure of becoming a member of a street gang (Saskatoon, SK): Less than a week ago in a Saskatoon courtroom, a young offender was sentenced to three years for fatally shooting another teen on Sept. 7, 2015. The now 15-year-old will serve a little over a year-and-half in custody followed by nine months supervision for criminal negligence causing death.
Source: Global News    Date: April 26, 2016

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