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Busted: Gang that 'terrorized' Butler-Tarkington (Indianapolis, IN): Nine suspected gang members and associates who "terrorized" a north-side neighborhood while trafficking drugs and firearms throughout the city were arrested this week, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: April 21, 2016

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Former gang member on Chattanooga violence: "Something sick is going on" (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga is still shaken by a week marred by bloodshed. The Chattanooga Police Department says a gang member's shooting death at a night club two weeks ago ignited a war between two groups.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 21, 2016

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Police chief discusses gang injunctions (Selma, CA): At recent anti-violence events and Neighborhood Watch meetings, citizens have been looking for tools to rid the community of crime. Although the suggestion of using gang injunctions was brought up, Selma Police Chief Greg Garner said the legal action may not fit the bill for the community since gangs are not concentrated in any one area of town.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: April 21, 2016

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Gang war reaches a boiling point as second pregnant woman shot in past two days (Chattanooga, TN): An ongoing gang war that has already resulted in the death of a 17-year-old man continued to claim victims Tuesday when a pregnant woman was shot in the stomach outside a store on Grove Street.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 20, 2016

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Police, mentors give tips to talk to kids about gangs (Knoxville, TN): Gangs are widespread in Knoxville. An investigator with the city's police department said there's gang activity in every middle school and high school in Knox County. So how do you talk to your child about gangs? Investigator Jim Quick said approaching the topic should be just like any other conversation.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 20, 2016

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Man authorities say led violent Detroit gang gets 30 years (Detroit, MI): A man who authorities say was the leader of a violent Detroit street gang has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 27-year-old Ramiah Jefferson, also known as "Nightmare," and who led the Bounty Hunter Bloods, learned his punishment on Tuesday. Jefferson was convicted in August of racketeering conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: April 20, 2016

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Crime down slightly across Fairfax in 2015 (Fairfax County, VA): Crime in Fairfax County saw a slight decrease in 2015, according to statistics disseminated recently by county police. The aggregate total of all crime categories amounted to 38,306 cases in 2015, down 0.66 percent from the 38,561 recorded in 2014. Rounding up, the county’s crime rate is 3,404 per 100,000 residents.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: April 20, 2016

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Chattanooga gang wars pass through several generations (Chattanooga, TN): After a violent start to this week, NewsChannel 9 is connecting the dots between gang members who are related and how that affects the retaliation police say they are seeing right now in the city. Police say two groups of violent criminals are fighting. As a result, almost a dozen people have been shot and a community is living in fear.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 20, 2016

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Pregnant Tennessee woman loses baby after fleeing gang shooting (Knoxville, TN): A pregnant Knoxville woman ended up losing her baby as she fled for her and her 3-year-old son’s life while shots were being fired at Danny Mayfield Park in Mechanicsville Saturday night.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: April 20, 2016

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'Put the guns down' – SBPD continues to target gang gun violence (South Bend, IN): As the heat rises there's fear more criminals will be packing heat. The South Bend Police Department is working to prevent gun violence before it begins, by specifically targeting gang members.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: April 20, 2016

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Gearing Up for Gangs: San Jose Task Force, Community Groups Aim to Prevent Summer Violence (San Jose, CA): Several South Bay community groups are gearing up for gang violence that may come during the summer months. San Jose mayor's gang task force is also making preparations for the busy summer, when violent crime typically spikes. The task force puts boots on the ground once gang violence occurs, to prevent retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: April 20, 2016

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Police chief: "Gangs do not run the city of Chattanooga" (Chattanooga, TN): Police in Chattanooga say they are taking steps to stop a rash of gang violence over the last few days. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told media outlets on Tuesday that the department is sending more officers to at-risk areas, pulling manpower from the traffic division, K9, street crimes and command staff.
Source: CBS News    Date: April 20, 2016

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Exclusive: Bust at East Harlem housing projects leads to 30 arrests (Manhattan, NY): Thirty people were arrested in a major gang takedown targeting East Harlem housing projects Tuesday morning. The suspects were arrested as part of a joint NYPD/FBI operation at the East River Houses.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: April 19, 2016

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Drive-by shooting of 17-year-old is Chattanooga's 11th homicide this year (Chattanooga, TN): A 17-year-old died Monday in a drive-by shooting, the latest victim after a weekend of violent gang activity. Since Robert Jackson, a 22-year-old gang member, was killed April 10 while leaving the Sky Zoo night club, police have dealt with a wave of violent backlashes.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 19, 2016

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Neighbors fear for own children after baby killed in suspected gang shooting (Detroit, MI): On Monday afternoon, children in shorts ran and smiled in the yard across from where 6-month-old Miracle Murray died after being shot in the back Saturday. Two bikes, one gray with training wheels, were propped on the sidewalk near chalk drawings.
Source: MLive    Date: April 19, 2016

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20-year-old indicted for 2015 rival gang killing (Chattanooga, TN): A 20-year-old Chattanooga man was indicted today in the August drive-by shooting of a rival gang member.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 19, 2016

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Expert blames Las Vegas crime increase on breakup of Metro’s gang unit (Las Vegas, NV): A California gang expert disputes claims by the valley’s top cops that this year’s spike in violent crimes was caused by an influx of gang members from Southern California. The problem is the decision by Las Vegas police to decentralize its gang enforcement unit, according to Wes McBride, a retired gang detective with decades of experience in Los Angeles and the executive director of the California Gang Investigators Association.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: April 19, 2016

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FBI, NYPD round up rival Manhattan drug gangs (Manhattan, NY): In a show of force which included armored vehicles and police helicopters, hundreds of NYPD officers and federal agents hit two public housing areas in upper Manhattan late Monday and Tuesday to round up nearly three dozen members of rival gangs who plagued the communities with drug trafficking and violence, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 19, 2016

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Immigrants Responsible for Gang Violence Spike in Frederick County, Sheriff Says on Capitol Hill (Frederick County, MD): People who immigrated to the United States illegally are responsible for an increase in gang violence in Frederick County, Maryland, the county's sheriff said Tuesday at a congressional hearing on immigration reform.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: April 19, 2016

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Suspected taggers charged in shooting death of Anaheim man who confronted them (Anaheim, CA): Two gang members were charged Tuesday with the killing of a church volunteer who confronted them while they were spraying graffiti in Anaheim last year, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2016

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