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Mentoring group wants male role models to join the cause (Moultrie, GA): As a newly formed group seeking to reduce youth violence and gang activity, Boys to Men has had no problem finding the boys part of the equation, as interest and participation are increasing.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: April 25, 2016

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Gang Policy in Vigo County Schools (Vigo County, IN): The Vigo County School Board heard the first reading on a gang policy for Vigo County Schools Monday night. The Indiana Department of Education issued a model policy to deal with gangs and sent it to every district in the state.
Source: WTWO NBC 2    Date: April 25, 2016

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Phoenix teen sentenced to prison for gang-related shooting (Jackson County, OR): A Phoenix teenager will spend more than seven years in prison for firing three shots during a gang-related riot outside a west Medford apartment complex in September.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 25, 2016

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TBI tracking gang members through database; guess who is on it! (Chattanooga, TN): While many Chattanooga residents endured several days of gang related shootings making headlines in the local paper and leading the evening news, most people probably had no clue that TBI agents were working behind the scenes to assist Chattanooga police track down suspects through a gang database.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 25, 2016

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Residents say shootings have paralyzed their neighborhoods as Chattanooga vows to put an end to the violence (Chattanooga, TN): Marie McCallie scrutinizes every car that rolls down her street. She tenses, sitting on her porch, and stares. How many people are in the car? Are the windows down? Is anyone hanging out the sides? How fast is it moving? If it feels wrong, she runs. Or ducks. Or hides behind the thick columns of her porch.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 24, 2016

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Fargo police: Gunshot reports up 63 percent; gangs may be to blame (Fargo, ND): Police here say they're getting 63 percent more reports of gunshots this year than this same time last year. Police believe gangs are behind many of them, but can't point the finger at them for every call.
Source: INFORUM    Date: April 23, 2016

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Inside MS-13’s secret initiation rituals and internal feuds (Boston, MA): In the months before a sweeping federal indictment, prospective MS-13 gang members were killing their way up the hierarchy in initiation rites that took place at a park in Winthrop and a garage in Everett as other members were plotting to murder one of their own, according to a detention affidavit released in February as a part of the federal case against more than 50 alleged MS-13 members and affiliates in the region.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2016

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Alleged Aztec Soul gang member sentenced to prison (Crown Point, WI): An alleged member of the Aztec Souls street gang was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after admitting to his role in intimidating a rival gang member.
Source: The Times    Date: April 22, 2016

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Brunswick arrests aim to dismantle violent gangs (Brunswick, GA): Law enforcement officials in Brunswick and Glynn County said they put a dent into organized crime after a four year-year, multi-agency, operation uncovered a vast drug enterprise with possible ties to the national street gang known as the Bloods.
Source:    Date: April 22, 2016

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Gang membership becomes focal point of 2013 Lupton City murder trial (Hamilton County, TN): Hunched over and gripping both sides of the podium Thursday in Hamilton County Criminal Court, the prosecutor asked the police officer a question.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 22, 2016

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Portland Police upping ante as gang violence surges (Portland, OR): Even just minutes into a ride-along, it’s not tough for Portland Police Officer Andy Polas to point out several areas recently hit by gang violence. “A few months ago we had one right here at this intersection,” Polas said from the passenger seat of the police cruiser in northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 22, 2016

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Shootings on decline in South Bend through first quarter of 2016 (South Bend, IN): Shootings in South Bend decreased by about 20 percent through the first quarter this year, and those that involved gang activity dropped by 40 percent, according to the latest police statistics. Through the end of March, 12 people had been injured or killed in shootings, compared with 15 during the first three months of last year. Of the shootings this year, six involved people with gang affiliations, compared with 10 such incidents in 2015.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: April 22, 2016

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City takes new measures to combat recent gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): The City of Chattanooga announced two new safety measures to combat recent gang violence Friday after a recent string of more than 10 shootings in the city. The newly-announced programs consist of two measures: a partnership to add technology to enhance investigations and increase prosecution, and a new community coalition to "strengthen citywide efforts."
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: April 22, 2016

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Gang violence continues rising despite prevention efforts (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continue to run ahead of last year's record levels, despite an increased focus by the police to prevent it. Around 20 people suspected of having been involved in gang related incidents have been arrested over the past two weeks on weapon and other charges. Thursday night, five people were arrested and four guns were seized at a gathering in Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland with known gang associates.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 22, 2016

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Change Center releases powerful video on gang violence in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): The Change Center in Knoxville released a powerful video that discusses the prevalence of gangs. It features clips of community leaders, law enforcement and former gang members. The Change Center calls itself a safe place for teens and young adults that's centrally located. It will provide a space for recreational, relational and leadership development.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: April 22, 2016

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West Sacramento gang member convicted of dissuading witness (Yolo County, CA): A West Sacramento man identified by authorities as a Broderick Boy Gang member has been convicted of dissuading a witness in an attempted murder case.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 22, 2016

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New book explores life and death of deadly Saskatchewan gang leader Danny Wolfe (Regina, SK): Joe Friesen awoke at his Toronto home to a ringing phone and an unfamiliar number: “Hey, it’s Danny,” said the voice at the end of the line. As in Daniel Richard Wolfe, D-Boy — notorious gang leader, then-recently recaptured escapee from the Regina jail, and still-to-be convicted killer. That Danny.
Source: Regina Leader-Post    Date: April 22, 2016

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Woman attacked, man shot in Chattanooga as violence continues (Chattanooga, TN): A man was shot late Tuesday and a pregnant woman was cut Wednesday afternoon as a week of violence continued in Chattanooga. At least one of the incidents involved gang members, according to police, but it's unclear whether either incident is directly related to the ongoing gang war that has resulted in at least six shootings since Saturday, including the killing of a 17-year-old man and the wounding of two pregnant women.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 21, 2016

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CPD detectives said alleged gang activity connected to Peachtree Mall shooting death (Columbus, GA): The main suspect from the Peachtree Mall shooting on March 26 made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Xzavaien Jones, 18, of Columbus, is accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Meredith outside of the food court at the Peachtree Mall the day before Easter.
Source: WFXG FOX 54 News    Date: April 21, 2016

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Change Center will be a safe place for teens to gather (Knoxville, TN): It's hoped a new community center will help change the lives of young people in Knoxville. Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined community and religious leaders on Wednesday to announce the Change Center, a new facility that will provide a safe and entertaining place for teens and young adults to hang out on evenings and weekends.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: April 21, 2016

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