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Birmingham receives $300,000 to target violent gangs and gun crime (Birmingham, AL): The U.S. Department of Justice granted the City of Birmingham almost $300,000 for a program to improve safety in Birmingham’s high-crime areas. A media release sent by The Department of Justice said, “The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant of $294,867 over two years to Birmingham for its Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: October 8, 2015
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Court upholds man's murder conviction in gang-related shooting (Somerville, NJ): James Ford, who was found guilty of the 2011 murder of a fellow gang member, has lost his appeal challenging his conviction. Ford, 39, of Phillipsburg, claimed he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Williams and wounded another Bloods gang member, Kendell Harrell, during a gang meeting near the Bound Brook train station on March 19, 2011.
Source: NJ.com    Date: October 8, 2015
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Sixth suspect arrested in brutal gang-related stabbing (Staten Island, NY): A sixth suspect has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with the gang-related beating and stabbing of a man on a Stapleton street last week.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: October 8, 2015
http://www.silive.com/...

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Bystander Caught In Crossfire Of Gang-Related Shooting (Topanga Canyon, CA): A deceased man in his 30s was found on Tuesday, October 6 seated in his vehicle after local authorities responded to an anonymous radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: Canyon News    Date: October 8, 2015
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Gang members convicted of killing man who said he wasn’t scared of them (Sacramento, CA): Jurors convicted two Norteño gang members of murder and conspiracy after they killed a man who told them he was unafraid of them, which they saw as a sign of disrespect, prosecutors said in a news release Thursday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 8, 2015
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Gang murder defendants accept plea bargains (Los Banos, CA): Two teenagers accepted plea bargains this week in connection with the slaying of a rival gang members last year in a Los Banos park.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 8, 2015
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Police: 16 arrested, 8 firearms recovered in gang sweep (Worcester, MA): Police say 16 gang members and associates have been arrested on firearms charges after a months-long investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office says eight firearms were recovered, including large-capacity weapons and police say five of the gang members were either victims or perpetrators of past gun violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 7, 2015
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When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become an everyday part of life for many young people and increasingly, the way some, including rival gang members, threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging," and it's often led to fights and even death.
Source: GPB News    Date: October 7, 2015
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800 rounds fired in 145 Portland-area gang incidents this year (Portland, OR): Portland police are dealing with an epidemic of gang-related gun violence in the city. This has been the most violent year since the department started keeping records.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: October 7, 2015
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Man Coming Home From Work Killed in Gang Crossfire (Los Angeles, CA): A man driving home from work was killed Tuesday when two suspected gang members exchanged gun fire during a car-to-car shooting, police said.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: October 7, 2015
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Fifth suspect arrested in brutal gang-related stabbing (Staten Island, NY): A fifth suspect has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with the brutal beating and stabbing of a man on a Stapleton street last week.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: October 7, 2015
http://www.silive.com/...

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Longview mayor to gangs: 'We're coming.' (Longview, TX): Just hours after an East Texas mayor vows gang activity in his city will be stopped, 2 arrests were made in an alleged gang violence case.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 7, 2015
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Bystander killed by stray bullet in Canoga Park gang shooting, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A bystander was struck and killed by a stray bullet fired by a gang member at a rival gang Tuesday night in Canoga Park, police said. The victim had just gotten off work and was seated in his car in a parking lot when he was shot, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 7, 2015
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Madera sees sudden spike in gang violence (Madera, CA): Madera police are searching for suspects in three recent shootings and hoping community outreach efforts will help.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 7, 2015
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Jury deliberating in case against four alleged members of Homestead heroin gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury has gone home for the day after deliberating several hours this afternoon the fate of four reputed members of the Uptown Crew, a gun-toting Homestead heroin gang supplied from Detroit and New Jersey.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 7, 2015
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'Hobo' gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A federal judge sentenced a so-called “supergang” leader’s “right-hand man” to 10 years in prison Wednesday for dealing heroin on Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 7, 2015
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Judge: No baby kissing at court hearing for alleged gang members (Bethlehem, PA): At a hearing Wednesday for three men facing charges involving attempted homicide, rival gangs and stolen guns, a family member pleaded with a district judge to allow one of the men to kiss his baby napping in the back of the courtroom.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 7, 2015
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Most of those caught in Worcester gang sweep have been indicted, are in jail (Worcester, MA): Most of the 16 alleged gang members and associates rounded up this spring and summer are still being held in jail awaiting the outcome of their court cases.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 7, 2015
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Former Tulsa Gang Member Says Life Of Crime Isn't Worth It (Tulsa, OK): Gang shootings and killings are a big problem in Tulsa. Most gang members end up dead or in prison, but a few manage to turn their lives around. One that made the change to his life is now trying to convince young people to do the same.
Source: News On 6    Date: October 7, 2015
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Cops: Man, 20, arrested in gang-related West Brighton shooting (Staten Island, NY): A West Brighton gang member has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a 21-year-old man hit in the calf, police allege.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: October 7, 2015
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