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Curbing gang involvement starts as young as 11 (Tulsa, OK): Gang prevention is starting as early as fifth grade, and officials cannot always keep pace with the changing identifiers. Because of a recent uptick in gang violence in Tulsa — increasingly perpetrated by children and teens — police and outreach workers say prevention efforts need to begin as early as possible.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 16, 2015

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Quarter of local inmates gangsters (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office sergeant said last week that currently about 27 percent of the Pueblo County jail’s population is made up of known gang members.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: November 16, 2015

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Feds indict 8 Salinas gang members (San Jose, CA): A 73-count superseding indictment was unsealed today charging nine defendants with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, armed bank robbery, robbery affecting interstate commerce, and the use of firearms, Acting US Attorney Brian J. Stretch announced in a press release. The arrests followed an investigation referred to as “Operation Daybreak,” so named for the early morning attacks that characterized the alleged criminal activity in this case.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 16, 2015

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Town of Pierce reels after board member, gang arrested (Pierce, CO): Tera Lewandowski's final words to her mother came via a text message she sent Sept. 29: "stay by your phone, something might happen tonight." Now, police are searching for Lewandowski's body after they say she was fatally stabbed by a member of the town board of this small community north of Greeley with the help of the board member's biker gang.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 16, 2015

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Connecticut City Called Model for Police-Minority Relations (New Haven, CT): The city is a model for the nation in improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities that have frayed following highly publicized violence by police, FBI Director James Comey said Monday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 16, 2015

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New gang injunction in Placentia targets two street rivals; dozens protest (Santa Ana, CA): A judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a pair of gang injunctions targeting rival crews in two of Placentia’s oldest neighborhoods, while also giving more time for dozens of suspected members to fight their inclusion in the gang crackdown.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 16, 2015

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Funding for anti-gang school programs (British Columbia): The provincial government announced $10,000 in funding last week for an anti-gang program in schools around the province. B.C. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton made the announcement at Abbotsford Community Services, noting that the urgency to push back against gangs was underscored by the recent murder of Ping Shun Ao, an innocent bystander who was killed by a stray bullet in Abbotsford two months ago.
Source: Abbotsford News    Date: November 16, 2015

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Gang violence gets Springdale looking at safety (Springdale, AR): A heightened awareness of school safety in the Springdale School District has followed a handful of gang-related shootings. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day and using a buzzer entry system at the main entrance.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2015

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2 Point brothers sentenced in gang-related stabbing (Wilmington, NC): Two Wilmington brothers were sentenced to prison Monday in a 2014 gang-related stabbing, while a third brother cut off his ankle bracelet and fled.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 16, 2015

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Gang member convicted in Oroville double shooting (Oroville, CA): An Oroville gang member was convicted by a jury on Monday for a double shooting in Oroville last year. The seven-man five-woman jury convicted Ker Vang, 24, of second degree murder, attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle, along with committing those crimes to benefit a criminal street gang, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: November 16, 2015

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The risks of street gangs recruiting kids (Columbus, OH): For Lyendai Brown life revolves around his three-month old daughter. "It's all about being a father, kids are life changers," Brown said. Just a few years ago, Brown's life revolved around crime and the streets. "Selling drugs, I have ended up carrying weapons, those weapons have been used on me," Brown said.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: November 16, 2015

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Former gang member founds Colorado Springs nonprofit to help teens find faith (Colorado Springs, CO): Estevan Medina was 28 years old when he accepted the idea of death. It was 2008, and he was hospitalized because his organs had shut down after years of alcohol and drug abuse. He said he had picked up some bad habits while living a gang lifestyle in Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette    Date: November 16, 2015

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Leader of Portsmouth gang sentenced to 16 years behind bars (Portsmouth, VA): The leader of Portsmouth’s Bloods Gang will spend the next 16 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to drugs and gun charges. Theodore M. Vann, who is also called “Flatline,” was considered the highest ranking member of the Gorilla Mafia Piru, a gang based in the city of Portsmouth.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: November 16, 2015

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12 arrested on drug, gun, gang charges (Statesboro, GA): A dozen men involved in a fight Friday at the scene of a music video filming face drug, gang and gun charges after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team responded to calls about the fight.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: November 16, 2015

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Forest Lawn homicide linked to dispute among gangs involved in drugs: police (Calgary, AB): A man was shot to death in a Forest Lawn barbershop Saturday afternoon in what police believe was part of an ongoing dispute among gangs connected to the drug trade.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 15, 2015

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Getting an eyeful: Spend a shift on Tulsa streets with Gang Unit officers (Tulsa, OK): Gang Unit Officers Andy Dawson and Korey Scott leave the Tulsa Police Department’s Mingo Valley Division just after 11 a.m. with a higher-than-average note of optimism. The good weather is ideal for contacting gang members and their associates. It’s also a good time for finding and seizing illegally owned firearms — a main trade and tool for gangs. An emphasis on that is how police are trying to deconstruct gangs.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 15, 2015

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Springdale school officials continue to study campus safety (Springdale, AR): Conversations are ongoing regarding safety at the high school campuses in Springdale. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day, a buzzer entry system at the main entrance and staff assigned to oversee parking lots, lunches and exterior doors students use to access different buildings on their campuses.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: November 15, 2015

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The gangs of Greenwood (Greenwood, SC): Gary Durant was rushing out the door when a phone call from his cousin told him a house he's been renovating was being vandalized. "By the time I went over," he said, "police were already there." The words "SUR 13" and "[Expletive] the World" were emblazoned across the side of the house in black spray paint. When police arrived, the paint was dry, but still smelled as if it were recently sprayed, according to a police report.
Source: Index-Journal    Date: November 15, 2015

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Small group attends rally against Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Eight protesters were on time for a rally on the stairs of the Ogden City Municipal Building Saturday afternoon to voice their concerns over a proposed revival of the Ogden gang injunction, which was once struck down by the Utah Supreme Court.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 15, 2015

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Families affected by gang violence (Tulsa, OK): A father stayed with his son’s dead body for hours after a drive-by shooting. Another father searches for why a 14-year-old gunned down his daughter. A mourning grandmother wants more activities for youth. All three victims were shot in gang feuds, but none were the intended target. Their families say they are waiting for justice to be served.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 15, 2015

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