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VCSD: ‘Jump in’ video showing gang initiation leads to Fillmore arrests (Ventura County, CA): Many have heard of gang “jump ins” where a prospective member undergoes a beating to be accepted into a criminal street gang and now the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has one on tape... and you can watch online.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: December 31, 2014

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Merced County teen charged as adult in gang homicide, prosecutors say (Merced County, CA): A Los Banos teenager was scheduled to be arraigned in Merced Superior Court on Wednesday, in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of a rival teenage gang member. No details were available at press time.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: December 30, 2014

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Echo Park gang associate sentenced to life in prison (Echo Park, CA): A 38-year-old gang associate was sentenced Dec. 19 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for two murders and an attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2014

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Ottawa gun violence reaches record 48 shootings: ‘It’s heartbreaking’ (Ottawa, ON): Marc Clairoux understands the allure of gangs. He joined a neighbourhood gang in west-end Ottawa at 13, then a skinhead gang at 18 – all for a feeling of family and belonging. “Close friends of mine were dying,” says Clairoux, who spent 17 years in the gang before leaving almost a decade ago.
Source: Global News    Date: December 30, 2014

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Progress slow on support plan for gang-affected communities (Ottawa, ON): A plan to provide support to Ottawa communities affected by gang violence is at least six months away from realization, according to the city board tasked with crime reduction and prevention.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: December 30, 2014

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Santa Rosa gang member sent to prison for attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa gang member was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his involvement in a 2013 attack in which a man was stabbed and his son beaten.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 30, 2014

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Police say series of shootings may be gang-related (Madison, WI): Madison police questioned four people Sunday as they investigated a possible connection among a series of reports of gunshots in Madison and Fitchburg over the weekend.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: December 29, 2014

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Buffalo's street gang crime creating concern & fear (Buffalo, NY): Crime in the Queen City is the topic of conversation in many Buffalo living rooms and corner stores. Now that the homicide rate is above 60 for 2014, many want answers and a plan to stop the violence.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: December 29, 2014

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Watsonville teen was shot in head after road rage incident, police say (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police are investigating the city's 10th homicide of 2014, and on Monday, investigators revealed a new possible motive behind the shooting.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: December 29, 2014

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5 gun incidents in a night, and what's being done to stop gun violence in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): After five separate gun violence incidents in Syracuse during the Saturday-Sunday overnight, organizations that work to help young people caught up in gun violence say there have been successes in helping some of them find a different way. The programs are loosely connected under 'Cuse Cares,' which also runs a helpline at 475-9712 to connect with people who are looking for support and guidance.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News    Date: December 29, 2014

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Ottawa Police investigate gang-related downtown shooting (Ottawa, ON): Police are investigating the 47th shooting in Ottawa this year after at least three shots were fired outside of a bar on Bank Street at Slater Street at 2:30 Monday morning. Police are confident the shooting was targeted and gang-related.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio    Date: December 29, 2014

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Motion to allow 'gang' felony charge against Isiah Amos Spears granted; preliminary hearing set (Muskegon, MI): If the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office can show probable cause that Isiah Amos Spears shot an 18-year-old Muskegon Heights man over gang-related activity, then an additional, "gang-related" charge against him will stand, a judge ruled Monday, Dec. 29.
Source: MLive    Date: December 29, 2014

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Increased patrols due to suspected gang violence (Buffalo, NY): The Buffalo Police Department has increased patrols after a recent rash of shootings, which are suspected to be gang-related. In the last 16 days, there have been 17 shootings. Eight of those have been deadly. You can find full details on all of the homicides here.
Source: WKBW 7 News    Date: December 29, 2014

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Though Chicago Murders Are Down, 'Gang Culture' Remains an Issue: Top Cop (Chicago, IL): Chicago is poised to have the lowest number of murders in years, but the city's "gang culture" continues to be an obstacle to fighting crime in the city, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: December 29, 2014

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Police try to take down gangs from the top (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa Police say they are making an impact in gang-related activity, despite several recent shootings. Deputy Police Chief Jill Skinner told CFRA they have been making headway with gangs, pointing to recent successful projects like Calamity and Karma, that led to more than 250 criminal charges.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio    Date: December 29, 2014

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Chair of Police Services Board to meet with Police Chief about resources to combat gang violence (Ottawa, ON): The head of the Ottawa Police Services Board is meeting with the Chief of Police this week to discuss resources and whether or not the service can fight ongoing gang violence without expanding its membership.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio    Date: December 29, 2014

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2nd Monday shooting also believed to be gang related, police say (Ottawa, ON): Two gang-related shootings in Ottawa on Monday have left two men injured, police say, with the latest incident happening on a residential street in west Ottawa.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 29, 2014

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Fresno police crackdown on gang violence fails to reach root of problem, critics say (Fresno, CA) : With the shadow of Ferguson, Mo., hanging over police departments around the nation, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told his officers to be extra mindful of increased tensions when embarking on a three-week crackdown on gang violence across the city.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 29, 2014

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A violent year in Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids, IA): Cedar Rapids saw record levels of homicides and shootings in 2014, including six homicide incidents and 93 shootings. This story takes an in-depth look at those numbers.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 28, 2014

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Court documents: Meth, guns found in home of Southwest Honkey gang member (Springfield, MO): Springfield police recovered meth, marijuana and a pair of guns from the home of a known Southwest Honkey gang member earlier this month, according to court documents.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: December 28, 2014

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