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Two Wanted Medford Teenagers Are Considered Armed and Dangerous (Medford, OR): Two wanted teenagers are connected to at least one of the shootings in west Medford. They are now considered armed, dangerous and a threat to the public.
Source: KAJO 1270AM News    Date: September 24, 2015

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Mayor Kevin Johnson finally realizes gang prevention strategy several years after young mother's death inspired him (Sacramento, CA): Nearly five years after Monique Nelson threw herself over her baby boy and took a gangster's bullet straight to the heart, a political response inspired by her memory has finally stirred to life. Buoyed by $1 million in Measure U sales tax revenues, the Sacramento City Council last Tuesday approved the first-year goals of its newly re-established Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force.
Source: Sacramento News & Review    Date: September 24, 2015

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Gangs establishing major foothold in ‘burbs, say local prosecutors (Atlanta, GA): It’s not a club that shows up in any prep yearbook, but the notorious Bloods street gang has established a presence in each of Cobb County’s high schools, a former member testified last year.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 24, 2015

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Taking Community Policing to the Next Level (Santa Ana, CA): The hardscrabble working-class Bay Area city of Richmond has an ugly history of violence -- so ugly that a state senator once compared it to Iraq. In 1990, during the peak of the nation's crack epidemic, the city, which at the time had 86,000 residents, recorded 62 homicides.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: September 24, 2015

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Redding gang member convicted of attempted murder (Redding, CA): A Shasta County jury found a gang member living in Redding guilty of attempted murder along with a number of other violent charges.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight    Date: September 24, 2015

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17 Arrested in Multi-Agency South Bay Gang Drug Sweep (San Diego, CA): A 20-month multi-agency investigation into gang-related drug dealing in the South Bay and East County culminated Thursday in the arrests of 17 people, authorities reported.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: September 24, 2015

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Chatham Co. District Attorney proposes gang database (Chatham County, GA): Operation Ceasefire became “End Gun Violence – Step Forward”. But the name change doesn’t alter the focus of the city’s effort to arrest the most violent groups and gang members operating in Savannah.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: September 24, 2015

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Benton County Gang Unit seizing drugs and weapons, stopping gang crime (Benton County, WA): Gang crime is a wide spread issue in our area with at least nine major gangs in the Tri Cities but since being organized in 2012, a special team is making progress. Benton County's gang unit has arrested 236 gang members since 2014. KEPR followed the team and found out how much of an impact they're making in year three.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: September 24, 2015

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Police Say Gang Retaliation Motivated Multiple Shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Thursday morning, teddy bears and candles line North Willow Street, yards away from the charred remains of a memorial for 20-year-old Jordan Clark. In an act of gang retaliation, someone set fire to it early Saturday morning.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: September 24, 2015

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Police target 'shared guns' stashed in Boston neighborhoods (Boston, MA): Boston police, trying to keep a lid on the rising number of shootings, are coming across a disturbing trend in their battle to keep guns off the streets -- guns stashed in common areas of the city, shared by gang members.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: September 24, 2015

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Man gets 52 years for shooting dad who was putting toddler in car seat (Chicago, IL): A man found guilty of shooting a father six times as he tried to put his toddler in a car seat in Little Village has been sentenced to 52 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 24, 2015

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Juvenile Detention Center Emphasizes Decision-Making Skills (Medford, OR): Of the 125 teenagers in the Juvenile Justice System Jackson County, eight are connected to gangs. Police are still searching for a 17 year old believed to have pulled the trigger in a west Medford gang-related shooting last week.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: September 24, 2015

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DeKalb DA: Last plea expected in gang killing that targeted gay men (DeKalb County, GA): The last of three men charged in a fatal beating believed to be a gang initiation is scheduled to have a plea bargain Friday in a case the DeKalb district attorney once said demanded the death penalty.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 24, 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Gang killing at Brooklyn hookah lounge may have sparked shootout that left Gov. Cuomo aide dead: authorities (Brooklyn, NY): The feds have arrested a reputed Crips gang leader for murdering a rival in a Brooklyn hookah bar last month — a cold-blooded killing that may have triggered a shootout 10 days later that mortally wounded an aide to Gov. Cuomo, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 23, 2015

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Sterling Residents Talk Gang Prevention Following Fatal Shooting (Sterling, VA): More than 100 residents concerned about gang violence gathered at Park View High School on Tuesday night—two-and-a-half weeks after the school was on lockdown while authorities searched for suspects of a nearby shooting.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: September 23, 2015

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Syracuse gets $300,000 federal grant to combat gun and gang violence (Syracuse, NY): The federal government has awarded Syracuse a $300,000 grant to continue a program to combat gun and street gang violence. It's the second time in two years the city has received the grant from the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 23, 2015

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Lake City parents and teachers join fight against gang violence (Lake City, SC): Tuesday, parents and teachers at Lake City High School met with police to talk about gang activity in the area. School leaders say it was an opportunity for parents to hear from police first-hand the signs officers look for when spotting gangs.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: September 23, 2015

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Six arrested on organized criminal activity charges (Bryan, TX): Six Bryan residents were arrested Monday on organized criminal activity charges after they were indicted Thursday.
Source: The Eagle    Date: September 23, 2015

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Feedback leads to compromise on closings (LaGrange, GA): A handful of local bar owners and managers squared off against some LaGrange leaders at City Hall on Tuesday over a proposal that would limit their business hours.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: September 23, 2015

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Milledgeville Police: Man arrested believed to be connected to gang involved shootings (Milledgeville, GA): Milledgeville police officers arrested a man they say is associated with the gang that's been causing recent drive-by shootings in the city. 23-year-old Terrence Simmons is charged with three counts of obstructing police, one count of criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and theft by receiving stolen property.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: September 23, 2015

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