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Gang member convicted of executing student in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who laughed about gunning down a phlebotomy student in Santa Ana as the victim begged for his life and tried to run away was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.
Source:    Date: April 20, 2015

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Reputed Gang Leader Gets 60 Years In 2007 Slaying (Hartford, CT): Reputed gang leader Donald "Amen" Raynor was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison for the June 2007 murder of rival gang member Delano Gray. Superior Court Judge Hunchu Kwak called Raynor — a two-time convicted felon with a list of pending serious criminal charges — a "very violent and dangerous man who poses a danger to society," before sentencing him to the maximum term.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 20, 2015

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Man convicted for 2012 gang murder, shooting at undercover officers (Orange County, CA): A gang member was convicted Monday of killing a 20-year-old man in a Santa Ana shooting and firing at undercover officers in a separate incident.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 20, 2015

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Bibb Sheriff's Office cracks down on youth crime (Macon, GA): Macon-Bibb County invited the Department of Justice to work with the Sheriff's Office to figure out how much property and gang-related crimes involves juveniles.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: April 20, 2015

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Roseville police explain gang validation process (Roseville, CA): At the request of the council members, the Roseville Police Department recently made a presentation to city leadership on its gang validation process. The move was intended to answer criticism against the department from a local family who recently had two members convicted in a jury trial of gang-related crimes.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: April 20, 2015

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Shocking Westside Shootings Were Gang-Related, Cops Say (Los Angeles, CA): Shootings that shocked the Westside last week were gang-related, police said today. Over the weekend authorities announced that 35-year-old James Pickens of Inglewood was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the first attack on Thursday, which took place at Woodbine Park in the Palms neighborhood.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: April 20, 2015

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Two teens arrested in suspected gang meeting (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two teenagers were arrested and a gun was recovered Saturday after a citizen reported seeing alleged gang members meeting near a bridge in Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s gang task force.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: April 20, 2015

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6th Wings Cafe murder suspect arrested (Bibb County, GA): A sixth murder suspect is behind bars in the Dec. 12 fatal shootout at Wings Cafe that killed three people Bibb County deputies booked 27-year-old Emmanuel McGhee of Moreland Avenue into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after his arrest at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, according to jail records.
Source: The Telegraph Herald    Date: April 20, 2015

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No bail for 3rd man charged in slaying behind Belmont Cragin Dunkin' Donuts (Chicago, IL): A judge denied bail for a third man accused of a gang-related shooting in March that left a man dead behind a Northwest Side Dunkin' Donuts.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 19, 2015

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Springdale buries another son as community looks to fight gang activity (Springdale, AR): The mariachi band had just finished a funeral song when a woman started wailing. Her family and friends underneath the green funeral tent tried to comfort her, but she pushed them away. She walked a few yards away, beside some older tombstones, and wept.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: April 19, 2015

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Gang silence frosts probe (Pueblo, CO): Michael Vigil was shot and killed on the East Side at the age of 19 in what police suspect was a gang-related homicide, and after over five years now a creed in the gang culture to keep quiet has prevented police from bringing Vigil’s killer to justice.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 19, 2015

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Offering ex-convicts a hand up after prison (Billerica, MA): On a cold March day, Angel Garcia stood in a snowy parking lot outside the Middlesex County Jail wearing only a sweatshirt and shorts that were still stained with grass from his arrest in August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2015

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Getting a GRIP on gangs in Orange County (Santa Ana, CA): The soccer fields at Centennial Regional Park may be only a short distance from their crowded Santa Ana neighborhoods, but for a group of excited students this crowded green expanse is a world apart from the gang life they are trying to avoid.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2015

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Paterson's 'Death Avenue' claims another; reward offered for information on shooting (Paterson, NJ): A spray of bullets fired into a group of teenagers on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson on Saturday night killed a 15-year-old rising basketball star, marking the third time in a year that children have lost their lives in the violence that strangles everyday life in city neighborhoods.
Source: The Record    Date: April 19, 2015

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Police take gun from suspected teen gang members (Watsonville, CA): After police received word that suspected gang members were meeting near Watsonville’s Pajaro River Bridge on Saturday morning, officers met the young males and found a gun, according to Sgt. Mark Yanez.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 19, 2015

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Man shot to death had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats, father says (Richmond, VA): The father of a man gunned down outside his North Richmond home early Sunday said his son had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats. “It was the Bloods, the Crips; I brought him to Richmond to get away from it,” Linval Angaroo said outside his home, just yards from a dried pool of blood where his son was killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2015

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MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Near-Beheading of Texas Teen (Houston, TX): Two El Salvadorian men who are members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang pleaded guilty in federal court to the near beheading murder of a 16-year-old Houston teen. The murder occurred in the woods of the Sam Houston National Forrest in Walker County near Huntsville, Texas. Because the crime occurred in a national park, the murder became a federal crime.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 19, 2015

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Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger (St. George, UT): An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday.
Source: St. George News    Date: April 18, 2015

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Gang members arrested for drugs, gun possession while hiding out in vacant home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday night after police found they’d allegedly broken into a vacant southeast Fresno home while in possession of a gun and crystal methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 18, 2015

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U.S. Marshals Conclude 6-Week Sweep of Fugitives, Gang Members (Bay City, CA): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 137 alleged violent fugitives and gang members throughout the Bay Area as part of a nationwide sweep over the last six weeks, U.S. Marshals officials announced earlier this week. The operation ended Friday and included an East Oakland gang takedown, the arrest of several East Bay murder suspects, a fugitive out of Antioch and a registered sex offender who escaped Santa Clara County deputies.
Source: Pleasanton Patch    Date: April 18, 2015

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