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Gang member charged with murder in homeless man’s Lake Balboa stabbing (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member known as “Monster” has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man last week in Lake Balboa, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 6, 2015

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New Orleans gang racketeering case nears end as three ‘Taliban’ members plead guilty (New Orleans, LA): A state gang racketeering case against eight members of a Pigeon Town street crew known as “The Taliban” all but wrapped up on Wednesday with guilty pleas from three of the four remaining defendants.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: October 6, 2015

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Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts takes stand to explain shooting (Denver, CO): Hours before Terrance Roberts shot a young gangster before a peace rally, the two had argued under a gazebo over whether the anti-gang activist was a snitch.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 6, 2015

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Rental cars being used to thwart police in gang conflicts (Vancouver, BC): Young gangsters involved in violent conflicts across the Lower Mainland have been increasingly using rental vehicles to evade detection as they commit their crimes. The use of rentals has made the job of officers trying to tail suspects and head off shootings and other criminal acts even more difficult.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 6, 2015

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Leaders of 46 Terror Gang 'Linked to Homicides' Arrested, Alderman Says (Chicago, IL): Police have arrested two leaders of the 46 Terror gang, according to Ald. Will Burns (4th). Police have blamed the gang based near 46th and Ellis Avenue for multiple shootings over the summer and Cmdr. Terence Williams of the Wentworth District has claimed the group is the single largest source of violence in Kenwood.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 6, 2015

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Longview NAACP fears gang crackdown could lead to racial profiling (Longview, TX): Gregg County law enforcement continues trying to eradicate violent drug and gang activity in Longview, but the local NAACP chapter president says he fears racial profiling by officers.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: October 6, 2015

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Suspected Mexican Mafia leader backs out of plea deal, headed to federal trial (Santa Ana, CA): A longtime local gang leader believed to be a chief in the Mexican Mafia has backed out of a plea deal for racketeering and violent crimes charges, setting the stage for a federal trial at the end of the month.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 6, 2015

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Providence detective testifies killing was not gang-related (Providence, RI): Providence Detective Angelo A'vant told jurors Monday that Francis Rodriguez was not a member of the C-Block gang at the time of his shooting death May 2, 2014. Rodriguez had, at some point, been a member, but A'vant said he learned from speaking with friends, family and C-Block members themselves that was no longer the case.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 5, 2015

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Police: Known Anaheim gang member shot in the abdomen (Anaheim, CA): A 24-year-old documented gang member walked into a hospital Sunday night with a gunshot wound near his stomach, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 5, 2015

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Cincinnati Police Have New Strategy To Reduce Violence (Cincinnati, OH): Just a week ago five people were shot in Evanston in what Interim Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac called "a senseless act." Just around the corner on Fairfield there was a double homicide. Police say those crimes have now been solved.
Source: WVXU News    Date: October 5, 2015

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Veteran gang outreach worker's grandson accused in double homicide (Portland, OR): Robert Richardson usually comforts people who have lost loved ones to gang violence, but Monday he showed up in court to support his own grandson – charged in a double murder outside a Northeast Portland pub.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 5, 2015

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Drug charges filed after dozens of heroin overdose cases reported (Chicago, IL): Two reputed gang members were arrested on drug charges over the weekend after Chicago Fire Department crews responded to 74 heroin overdose cases in 72 hours last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2015

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Fresno police target top gang members after shooting spree (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are targeting 20 of the city’s most violent gang members after two brothers were shot to death and two of their family members were wounded during three consecutive days of shootings.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: October 5, 2015

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Another Schuele Boys Gang associate pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Robert “Pee Wee” Brown, 52, of Buffalo, an associate of the now-defunct Schuele Boys Gang of the East Side, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara Monday to conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the city from his former East Side store.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: October 5, 2015

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County awarded $1 million state grant to prevent youth violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz County leaders took a step toward preventing youth violence this month by securing a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will carry out part of the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Plan, which launched in May and aims to reduce youth violence, raise school attendance and increase job training and employment. It tries to strengthen youths, families and neighborhoods and is geared toward state, federal and private grants to reach its goals.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 5, 2015

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Cuomo aide was casualty of bloody gang war (New York, NY): They once were brothers in crime — two small bands of street thugs who shared drug corners and gang customs, like wearing their hats to the right and greeting one another with, “All is one.”
Source: New York Post    Date: October 4, 2015

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Gunfire erupts, injures 2 at gang-related hotel party, Portland police say (Portland, OR): Gunfire erupted at a gang-related party at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel early Sunday morning leaving two injured, according to Portland police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 4, 2015

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Ten Injured In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago (Chicago, IL): At least ten people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, and Chicago Police fatally shot a man Sunday morning on the West Side.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: October 4, 2015

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Fatal shooting is 29th this year in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man died late Saturday in a shooting that marked the city’s 29th homicide of 2015, tying the 2009 record for killings. It was also the city’s fifth slaying in less than a week.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: October 4, 2015

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Muskegon schools, police officials to partner for 'gang resistance' program (Muskegon, MI): Fifth graders at Muskegon Public Schools will begin a new curriculum that will involve the Muskegon Police Department and its authority on gang issues in the community. Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) will be brought to 5th graders starting in November.
Source: MLive    Date: October 4, 2015

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