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Livingston police arrest seven known gang members (Livingston, CA): A total of seven known gang members have been arrested in Livingston since Saturday, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 25, 2015

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South Memphis "Safe House" to Serve as Alternative to Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): An area of South Memphis identified as territory of the Riverside Rollin' 90's Crips will soon boast a facility that provides at-risk youth with alternatives to gang activity.
Source: Memphis Flyer    Date: February 25, 2015

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La Puente community meeting planned to discuss gang injunction (La Puente, CA): The community is invited to join sheriff’s officials for a conversation regarding La Puente’s gang injunction next week. The permanent civil injunction targeting gang members and gang-related activity has been in place since 2011. It is meant to curb the activities of the local street gangs Puente 13 and Bassett Grande. Deputies have described the injunction as a valuable tool in combating gang crime.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

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In gang-related shooting outside Target Field, an attempted murder conviction (Minneapolis, MN): A Brooklyn Center man has been found guilty of shooting and wounding two gang rivals outside of Target Field in Minneapolis.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 24, 2015

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Behind LA's Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence (Los Angeles, CA): From 1988 to 1998 -- known to some as the “decade of death” -- close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run all the neighborhoods, but the ones they did, they terrorized. Drugs moved openly on street corners, drive-by shootings occurred with dispiriting frequency, and wearing the wrong color T-shirt on the wrong street could be interpreted as a death wish.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: February 24, 2015

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Gang prevention session educates parents (Wellington, FL): Wellington's Community Services Department partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club to put on the first Gang Resistance Education and Training Informational Session Feb. 17 at the club.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2015

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Gang trial verdict sparks backlash (Flagstaff, AZ): The first signs of retaliation for last week’s acquittal of a Flagstaff man accused in a gang-related murder have begun to the surface. According to reports from the Flagstaff Police Department, an unknown suspect believed to be a westside Flagstaff gang member pointed a gun at a couple and their 2-year-old daughter at a known hangout for eastside gang members Sunday around 6:50 p.m.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 24, 2015

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Alejo bill targets profiteering gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas-area lawmaker is hoping to cripple transnational gangs by beefing up prosecutors' ability to freeze criminal assets prior to indictment in profiteering cases. Last week, Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) introduced Assembly Bill 443. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who outlined the proposal in a report, is sponsoring the bill.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 24, 2015

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Following convictions in Briana Allen murder, 110er 'patriarch' receives reduced sentence for testifying against sons (New Orleans, LA): A convicted gang member and reputed father figure for a group young men convicted in a slew of violent crimes including the 2012 murder of 5-year-old Briana Allen received a reduced sentence Tuesday, after testifying against his son and stepson at trial last month.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 24, 2015

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Documents: Rival Lansing gangs involved in '14 shootout (Lansing, MI): A shootout last year involving men in speeding vehicles, which a prosecutor called "madness in broad daylight," was fueled by rival Lansing gang members seeking retaliation, court documents say.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: February 24, 2015

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'I lied; don't remember,' say witnesses in gang murder trial (Hammond, IN): Defense witnesses called Tuesday in the trial of Juan Briseno seemed to bolster the prosecution’s case against the member of the East Chicago-based Imperial Gangsters street gang.
Source: The Times    Date: February 24, 2015

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Gang brawler sentenced to a day in jail (Walla Walla, WA): A Walla Walla man involved in a fight last year between rival gangs at a local convenience store was sentenced Monday.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 24, 2015

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Professor studies impact of Chicago gang violence (Madison, WI): Robert Vargas, an assistant professor of sociology at UW-Madison, didn’t set out to study gang violence in impoverished Chicago neighborhoods, but once he saw its power over the community, he quickly shifted his area of research.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison    Date: February 24, 2015

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What The City Is Doing About Tulsa's Growing Graffiti Problem (Tulsa, OK): Members of the Tulsa Police Gang Unit say several neighborhoods are seeing an increase in gang graffiti. It's often a problem in the Spring. They believe the current problem is the result of a feud between two rival Hispanic gangs.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: February 24, 2015

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Teen charged with firing at car containing four children (Chicago, IL): A teen is facing attempted murder charges after he opened fire on a car containing four children in a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 24, 2015

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Northport man pleads guilty to manslaughter charges in 2012 'gang-related' death (Bay Minette, AL): A Northport man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges while another man has pleaded to charges of hindering prosecution in the 2012 death of a Milton, Fla., man whose body was found near Styx River. Investigators believe the death to be gang-related.
Source: The Times Independent    Date: February 24, 2015

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Thomas sentenced to 20 years in 2012 gang-related shooting (Elberton, GA): Timothy Eugene Thomas, 23, of Hartwell became the first individual in Elbert County to be convicted and sentenced for gang-related activity. Thomas entered a guilty plea to five counts of aggravated assault and five counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge John Bailey Friday.
Source: The Elberton Star    Date: February 24, 2015

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Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school (Salinas, CA): Keeping kids away from gangs in and out of school. That’s some of the work being done in East Salinas right now. On Tuesday, the city celebrated improvements at a local park at the heart of gang activity. On Wednesday, the Alisal Union School District is getting ready to keep a program aimed at keeping students safe.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 24, 2015

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Serious crime is down in Sanger (Fresno County, CA): Long known as a 'gang town' the city of Sanger is reporting a dramatic drop in major crime. The chief of police says his officers are busier than ever. But now they're preventing crime rather than just responding to it.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 24, 2015

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Boys & Girls Club coming to Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA has learned a Boys & Girls Club is coming to Yakima. Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Manager confirmed the news to KIMA. The organization gives kids a place to go, and to learn and grow. We found out when it could be up and running, and where it will go.
Source: KIMA News    Date: February 24, 2015

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