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Gang member sentenced to 85 years to life in 2013 shooting (Los Angeles County, CA): A gang member was sentenced Oct. 20 to 85 years to life in state prison for a fatal shooting in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 19, 2015

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Groups seek 'real solutions' to Durham violence (Durham, NC): Community groups in Durham are urging citizens to take an active role in stopping a recent spike in homicides and violent crime. The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance have joined forces to promote a new crime fighting campaign. They'll kickoff the anti-violence effort with public forums on December 8 and 15.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 19, 2015

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Gang rivalries, drug disputes behind gunfire spike, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wanda Richmond has a front-row seat to violence in her neighborhood from her salon, Wanda's Creative Hair Studio. At the corner of 10th and Castle streets, she has seen shootings, violence and sat with the victim of a fatal accident as he took his last breath.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 19, 2015

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Getting in is easy, getting out is hard: The Regina man who left his gang life behind with the help of a new program (Regina, SK): Kyle Wood walked into a convenience store, armed and ready to be dangerous. His adrenaline – thanks in part to his first ever line of cocaine– was pumping as he clenched the baseball bat he was prepared to use as a weapon.
Source: Regina Leader-Post    Date: November 18, 2015

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Partnerships crucial in curbing youth crime in Regina (Regina, SK): While there is no magic formula — and likely never will be — those working to prevent and curb youth crime stress the importance of partnerships in finding what answers they can. “It’s like trying to put a puzzle together and you’re missing pieces,” says Candace Liskowich, public education officer with Regina Fire & Protective Services about attempting to function in a bubble.
Source: Regina Leader-Post    Date: November 18, 2015

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Man gets 11 years in death of bystander caught in shootout (Ventura, CA): A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his involvement in a gang shootout that killed a bystander doing laundry on her back porch.
Source: The-Dispatch    Date: November 18, 2015

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The Violence Spreads: Tracing Atlanta's growing gang activity (Atlanta, GA): Metro Atlanta is one of the fastest growing populations in the country -- a combination of fast moving city life and booming suburbs. But the southern city has a dark underside, according to the FBI. It's home to a growing gang presence. Recent statistics from the FBI say more than 20 thousand gang members live in Atlanta and the number is rising.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says (Washington, DC): Roberto Gutierrez Cruz was found dead in a wooded lot in Montgomery Village near Gaithersburg on Nov 2. The 22-year-old Honduran immigrant had been shot multiple times. It appears to be a case of retribution: According to court documents, Cruz was beaten up in October by alleged MS-13 gang members and went to the police. Authorities say he was murdered by one of the people he had fingered.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Georgetown police arrest man on charges connected to gang activity (Georgetown, KY): Georgetown police have arrested a group of people they say are part of a gang that has been behind numerous crimes. Police say that victim is a witness to gang crime. They've been investigating a group of eight people calling themselves the Negatively Influenced Gangsters.
Source: WKYT 27 News    Date: November 18, 2015

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No one hurt, but Cobb DA asks for 345 years for gang member (Atlanta, GA): The prosecutor asked for a sentence of 345 years for a gang member who shot randomly at red cars — and only red cars — frightening dozens but hurting no one. Instead, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Lark Ingram this week sentenced Johannes Lopez to 50 years in prison to be followed by 50 years probation for 26 counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 18, 2015

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Seven wounded in six-hour outbreak of gun violence in city (Buffalo, NY): Seven people were wounded by gunfire in three separate incidents, including a shootout between two opposing gang members, over a six-hour period Tuesday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Salinas men charged in gang-related slayings (San Jose, CA): Two Salinas men who could face the death penalty for a dozen gang-related slayings were arraigned in federal court Wednesday. A third defendant is charged with conspiracy and bank robbery.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 18, 2015

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Hashtag-happy gang member shot rival in the leg, cops say (Staten Island, NY): A young gang member who once mocked a hate crime investigation with a Twitter-inspired written statement is now accused of shooting a rival in the leg, authorities said.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: November 18, 2015

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Montgomery County Grappling With Spike in MS-13 Gang Activity (Montgomery County, MD): Officials in Montgomery County are reporting a jump in recruitment by the MS-13 gang, leading to a spike in violent gang activity. A wave of MS-13 members were arrested for heinous crimes three years ago and "that specific gang was substantially dismantled," Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy said. Recruitment of the El Salvador-based gang now appears to be on the rise.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: November 18, 2015

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Alleged Latin Kings leader from Hammond faces federal drug, robbery charges (Hammond, IN): An alleged high-ranking member of the Hammond Latin Kings has been charged in federal court with selling large amounts of cocaine and marijuana and robbing other drug dealers.
Source: The Times    Date: November 18, 2015

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Jeezy's 'Where I'm From' video highlights Macon gangs (Macon, GA): On the day rapper Jeezy's "Where I'm From" video hit last week, Lt. Chuck Whittaker's cell phone blew up. The Bibb County sheriff's investigator was off that day, but it didn't stop the calls from coming in about the music video featuring Macon gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 18, 2015

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Suspected gang members arrested with gun in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two suspected gang members from Watsonville were arrested Saturday with a loaded handgun in a car, police said. About 1:35 p.m., members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team and Gang Task Force spotted a Volvo on the 100 block of Jefferson Street with a passenger who was on probation, said Anti-Crime Team Cmdr. Peter Hansen.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 18, 2015

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NOPD Gang Unit touts progress in war on murders (New Orleans, LA): The day after three men got life sentences for two gang murders, local law enforcement officials say an unprecedented approach is paying off, but there are some challenges ahead.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: November 18, 2015

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Man guilty of selling guns to Chicago gang members gets 16 years (Chicago, IL): A west suburban man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for selling at least 80 guns to people he knew were Chicago gang members, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 18, 2015

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Gang Truces: Then vs. Now (Chicago, IL): Police questioned a person of interest Tuesday in connection to the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. But the boy's killing remains unsolved, and that has led to calls for a ceasefire among the gangs.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: November 18, 2015

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