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Authorities arrest 48 in gang-related New Jersey drug ring (Newark, NJ): Authorities have arrested 48 people after a five-month investigation into a northern New Jersey gang-related drug ring. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrests Wednesday.
Source: Daily Record    Date: July 2, 2015

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Chattanooga police officer denies hosting gang party (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga police officer accused of hosting a party attended by gang members in the Fraternal Order of Police lodge on Jan. 31 told internal affairs investigators the party was an outreach event for at-risk youth, police documents show.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 2, 2015

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Self-proclaimed gang member charged with Everett killing of ex’s boyfriend (Everett, WA): A man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend outside an Everett apartment sent threatening messages days before the killing.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: July 2, 2015

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Gun suspect part of Worcester gang war, authorities say (Worcester, MA): Calling it an ongoing battle and "gang war" between the East Side and Main South neighborhoods of Worcester, the Worcester district attorney's office pointed to a 19-year-old suspect in custody as playing a key role in it.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

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Investigator says 3 defendants in Modesto double homicide were gang members (Modesto, CA): An investigator on Wednesday testified that three men accused of murder were active members of the Norteño street gang when a boy and a man were shot to death six years ago in Modesto’s La Loma neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 1, 2015

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Four men accused in Mohegan gang assault (Lake Mohegan, NY): Four men have been arrested for an alleged gang assault in April that left three people hospitalized, police said. Domenico D'Ippolito of Cortlandt, Ryan Sirico of Lake Mohegan, and Robert Casey and Peter Andolina of Peekskill were taken into custody Tuesday after a two-month investigation, Yorktown police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Another guilty plea in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Six men and teens have now been convicted or pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2-year-old South Bend boy's 2014 shooting death. Daniel Williams, 18, who was charged with counts of assisting a criminal and carrying a handgun without a license, with a gang enhancement, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of John Swoveland Jr.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 1, 2015

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OxyContin ringleader gets 50-year prison sentence (Spokane, WA): The ringleader of an illicit painkiller operation that brought thousands of OxyContin pills to the streets of Spokane from California will spend the next 50 years in federal prison.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: July 1, 2015

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Cleveland law enforcement tackling increased gang activity (Cleveland, OH): Law enforcement in Cleveland says it is working hard to curb a dramatic increase in gang activity. Officials say the number of documented members has doubled since 2013.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Majority of EBR murders no longer gang related, officials say focus must shift to domestic, drug-related killings (Baton Rouge, LA): There have been several high-profile murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the first six months of the year: A brutal killing of a woman in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, a U.S. Marshal fatally shot by a New Roads man wanted on double murder charges and an ex-girlfriend of a former LSU football player that was shot and killed in her home.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 1, 2015

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City, police, residents get crime-conscious heading into summer surge season (San Jose, CA): Heading into the heart of the summer, when young minds are idled by the school break and rising temperatures drive them out into the streets, the city is looking to tamp down all manner of fireworks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Local gang membership includes white supremacists (Cleveland, OH): “We have a gang problem,” said District Attorney Steve Crump while speaking at a Rotary Club meeting earlier this year. And, according to Crump, Bradley County currently has 394 “verified gang members.” 
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: July 1, 2015

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Violent crime up in Lodi; gang and property crime down (Lodi, CA): Violent crimes have increased in Lodi over the past 10 years, while property crimes have gone down, according to the 2014 Annual Report from the Lodi Police Department. However, despite the increase in violent crimes, reported gang-related crimes are trending downward.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 1, 2015

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Six arrested in gang drug investigation (Madison, WI): The Madison Police Department arrested six gang members in a drug investigation Monday, finding more than $51,000 in drugs. Since early 2015 the department has been collaborating with the Dane County Narcotics Task force, Drug Enforcement Agency, and FBI to monitor members of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang. They were suspected of distributing illegal narcotic drugs.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Santa Barbara Crime: No News Is Good News (Santa Barbara, CA): Although crime rates within Santa Barbara city limits have been down or holding steady the last three months compared to the same period a year ago, calls for police service have increased substantially — by about 1,500 year to date.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 1, 2015

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New Graphic Novel Details How NYC Gangs' Treaty Formed Hip-Hop (Bronx, NY): Last month, when rapper-activist Killer Mike appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher, the host asked, "Mike, what do you say to people who link crime and violence to rap music?" "After I say, 'You're stupid'?" Mike replied. "Rap music – hip-hop as an entity – was started in the late Sixties, early Seventies. Bunch of kids were in a burnt-out gutter called the South Bronx. . ."
Source: Rolling Stone    Date: July 1, 2015

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3 indicted for murder, rape, arson, gang charges in Baltimore high school girl's death (Baltimore, MD): Three people in Baltimore, including a teenage boy, have been indicted for murder, rape, arson and gang charges in the brutal death of a high school girl, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Documented gang members lead deputies on high speed chase (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two documented gang members from Santa Maria are behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Santa Barbara County, officials say.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Four gang members arrested in Oxnard after shots heard (Oxnard, CA): Four alleged gang members were arrested in Oxnard early Tuesday evening after shots were heard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2015

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FBI: Heroin Supplier to the Grape Street Crips Street Gang Admits to Conspiring to Sell Heroin (Newark, NJ): A heroin supplier to the Grape Street Crips street gang today admitted conspiring to distribute hundreds of grams of heroin in and around Newark, United States Attorney Paul J Fishman announced today.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive    Date: July 1, 2015

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