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Violence prevention starts at Pittsburgh hospital with gunshot victims (Pittsburgh, PA): A program that tries to curb violence by introducing at-risk gunshot victims to counselors in the hospital room has been quietly working on a startup basis in Pittsburgh for the past six months as it seeks foundation funding to get fully up and running.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 16, 2013

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Study links homicides to peer conflict (Pittsburgh, PA): Pitt researchers released a report Tuesday in which they claim that almost a third of homicides in Pittsburgh could have been prevented. The Center for Health Equity in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health began conducting the Community Violence Prevention Project in August 2012.
Source: The Pitt News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Boone County task force wants community to gang up on crime problem (Boone County, IL): Illinois leads the way in per capita gang memberships in the U.S., that's according to National Gang Center numbers. Rockford area law enforcement leaders take steps to decrease violence associated with these gang members. One key crime-fighting tool is communication.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Fall River police chief hails efforts of gang task force to get illegal guns off the streets (Fall River, MA): Police have confiscated 30 illegal handguns from the streets of Fall River this year, including four firearms so far in October.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Gang funeral traffic crackdown (Chicago, IL): The village council, Tuesday night, was set to approve a crackdown on reckless driving connected with gang funerals, Forest Park Deputy Chief Thomas Aftanas said. The village was poised to vote to expand the ordinance dictating when police could impound cars to include reckless driving during gang funerals.
Source: Forest Park Review    Date: October 16, 2013

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Stateville guard helped gangsters behind bars (Will County, IL): An officer at Stateville Correctional Center has been accused of furthering gang-related activity by giving an inmate details on fellow prisoners, including which inmates were cooperating with staff members and working as informants, according to a criminal complaint filed in Will County.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Violent gang leader gets life sentence (Atlanta, GA): The leader of a Norcross clique of a violent international street gang was given three life sentences Tuesday for racketeering crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 16, 2013

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18-year-old turns self in after Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): An 18-year-old wanted in what police call a gang-related drive-by shooting Oct. 11 on Twin Cedar Lane turned himself in Wednesday to the Lakeland Police Department.
Source: The Ledger    Date: October 16, 2013

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13 gang members ejected from Dixie Classic Fair (Winston-Salem, NC): A fair is a family event but that doesn't stop gang members from showing up. Sgt. Doss explained to WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that his unit knows who they're dealing with. They're on a first name basis with most gang members.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: October 16, 2013

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Jury deadlocks in retrial of Coachella man (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked today in the retrial of a Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack that killed a 19-year-old woman. Daniel Cardona Torres, 27, was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Aug. 12, 2005, shooting death of Vanessa Torres, who died in the driveway of her boyfriend's home in Indio. The defendant and victim are not related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 16, 2013

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Gang outreach program receives state grant (Kennewick, WA): A Tri-City-based gang outreach program received a state grant Wednesday that could help add additional staff and increase service levels. The $133,000 grant was given to F.I.R.M.E. Outreach in Kennewick, one of three organizations across the state to receive the grant. The others were in Seattle and Tacoma.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 16, 2013

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Rep. Reboletti: Task force examines gang violence in Illinois (Chicago, IL) : The Illinois Gang Violence Task Force, co-chaired by State Representative Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst), was joined by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday to discuss a range of proposals to reduce gang violence in Chicago and throughout the state.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 16, 2013

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Shooting death in York was gang-related (York, PA): A candlelight memorial is displayed on the 100 block of Jefferson Avenue where police say 21-year-old Jordan Breeland of York died after he was shot in the chest. "It appears that it was gang-related. It was a targeted shooting. It wasn't something that was random, but we do believe it was gang-related," York Police Chief Wes Kahley said.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Man pleads guilty for his role with violent drug trafficking gang on North Dakota's oil patch (Fargo, ND): A man accused of participating in a violent drug trafficking ring in the North Dakota oil patch pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug conspiracy and weapons charges.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 16, 2013

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Easton heroin dealer with gang ties pleads guilty (Easton, PA): An Easton heroin dealer with ties to the Bloods street gang will serve three to six years in state prison under a plea bargain. Nicholas J. Alleyne, 22, received the sentence Wednesday from Northampton County President Judge Stephen Baratta after admitting to charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 16, 2013

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Allentown gang member who allegedly stabbed man with butcher knife faces trial (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man and suspected Bloods gang member faces trial in an attempted murder case where he allegedly stabbed his victim with a butcher knife.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: October 16, 2013

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Teen to stand trial as adult in east side beating (St. Paul, MN): A 16-year-old boy will stand trial as an adult in connection with a savage gang beating that nearly killed a man on St. Paul's east side.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: October 16, 2013

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Phoenix ex-gang member builds new life for self, others (Phoenix, AZ): Natividad Mendoza said when he was 14 years old, he watched his stepfather kill his friend in Sinaloa, Mexico. When people accused Mendoza of participating in the crime, he ran.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 16, 2013

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Unit revamp will boost anti-gang effort: chief (Winnipeg, MB): The recent realignment of two key Winnipeg police units that will now fall under the same internal division will boost the force's ability to bust up current street gangs and get a jump on emerging ones, Winnipeg's top cop believes.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: October 15, 2013

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City leader works to diffuse gang-related crime (Little Rock, AR): Within the last week Little Rock Police have responded to two shootings in the same area along the 12th street corridor. Ward 2's city director says there have been more shootings that haven't been reported and they could all be related.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: October 15, 2013

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