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Gang-related prosecution numbers up in Kern County (Bakersfield, CA): The Kern County District Attorney along with gang-related crime prosecutors announced that gang related crime convictions were up in the Kern County area, Thursday. According to the DA, the conviction rate is up 10 percent from 2012.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: August 2, 2013

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Slaying was rural TN town's 'wake-up call' to fight gangs (Springfield, TN): Tennessee's rural areas have seen bigger increases in gang activity over the last several than bigger cities such as Memphis and Nashville. From 2005 to 2011, gang crimes tripled in cities with fewer than 50,000 residents, while it doubled in larger cities.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: August 2, 2013

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Bomb Squad gang suspects may plead guilty (Peoria, IL): Several alleged members of the Bomb Squad street gang could possibly plead guilty later this month as part of the ongoing Don't Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 1, 2013

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East Texans promise to actively stand up against gang violence (Tyler, TX): The shooting death of 20-year-old Tyler mom Briana Young has escalated a conversation in East Texas about gang violence. Some local community members are calling this rock bottom, and calling for action, and for change.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: August 1, 2013

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Gangs: Prevention, intervention and enforcement (Reno, NV): Reno City Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza takes pride in the cleanup of the Oliver/Montello area in her ward. Bringing down the blight has helped rein in opportunities for gang activity in or near abandoned buildings there and improve neighborhood safety, she said. Sferrazza said the city has learned the most effective way to revitalize the oldest, most gang-stricken parts of the city are to tackle one neighborhood at a time with the help of federal grants and initiatives.
Source: Daily Sparks Tribune    Date: August 1, 2013

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Realignment continuing to strain county jail system (Kern County, CA): The Kern County Jail remains at capacity and has turned into a revolving door for some inmates who are serving only 25 percent of their sentence as a result of the state's prison realignment.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: August 1, 2013

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Two gang members on police list in custody (Wichita, KS): Cross two names off the list of top gang members created this week by Wichita police. One was found in a California jail, Capt. Brent Allred said, while the other turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday afternoon because "he was tired of seeing his photograph in the media."
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 1, 2013

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County, city officials revamp gang violence crackdown (Bakersfield, CA): Officials are revamping their efforts to combat gang violence. Six years after city and county officials created a Joint Gang Task Force, gang violence is still high. Now, they're looking to combat the problem with intervention more than suppression. The group estimates there are more than 8,000 documented and suspected gang members in Kern County in 20 different gangs.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: August 1, 2013

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KPD to increase patrols following neighborhood shootings (Knoxville, TN): Police Chief David Rausch said increased patrols will help monitor four neighborhood that has seen recent shootings in the last month. A total of 12 shootings were reported in July.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: August 1, 2013

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Gangs of Oakland County (Oakland County, MI): Thug Life. Goon Squad. Almighty Latin King Nation. Men of Blood. Money Over Everything. New World Order. 1st Enfantry. You may have heard some, or all, of these names. They're the name of gangs, some of which operate all over the United States. They all are entrenched in areas of Detroit. And they, along with other gangs, all have a presence, to varying degrees, in Oakland County.
Source: Downtown Publications    Date: August 1, 2013

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Program tries to steer kids away from gangs after fatal shooting (Lowndes County, GA): Thirty one year old Antoni Tippins has yet to be arrested. He's been accused of shooting and killing twenty four year old Jarid Little this past Tuesday. The Valdosta Police Department says Tippins was connected with the Crips street gang, while Little was connected to the Bloods.
Source: WCTV News    Date: August 1, 2013

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Murder charges filed against 'rival gang' member (Salt Lake City, UT): Charges have been filed against a Salt Lake man in connection with a fatal shooting at a convenience store in April. Angilau shot Fakatoufifita "because he (is a) member of a rival gang," according to charging documents. Police have said Angilau and other members of the Tongan Crip Gang pursued Fakatoufifita, who was part of the rival Baby Regulator Gang.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: August 1, 2013

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Staten Island felon sentenced to 35 years for murder of alleged gang rival (State Island, NY): A decade ago, Andre Collier served a three-year prison sentence for shooting and wounding a man in Mariners Harbor. But that's a drop in the bucket compared to the 35-year sentence a federal judge slammed on the former Stapleton gang member Thursday for slaying an alleged gang rival in New Brighton nearly four years ago.
Source: State Island Advance    Date: August 1, 2013

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Pot shop shooter motivated by gang affiliation (Bakersfield, CA): One of the suspects in a pot shop murder July 17 took the action "for the benefit, in furtherance of, and in association of the East Side Crips" street gang, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by Eyewitness News.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: July 31, 2013

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GA police to receive gang resistance certification (Atlanta, GA) : Fulton County Sheriff's officials say law enforcement representatives from the metro Atlanta region are set to graduate from a program focused on identifying and addressing gang activity. Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says police from several agencies are being certified Wednesday morning in the Gang Resistance Education And Training program.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 31, 2013

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Man fatally shot in Seaside driveway (Seaside, CA): A man died from gunshot wounds at a hospital after a suspected gang-related shooting in Seaside on Tuesday night. The fatal shooting is believed to be gang-related, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 31, 2013

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Victim identified in late night Tyler gang-related park shooting (Tyler, TX): The 20 year-old female victim who was shot in P.T. Cole Park has been identified as Briana Raquel Young, of Tyler. Young was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Beavers and her body was sent to Southwest Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 31, 2013

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Popular Lodi park plagued by gang graffiti (Lodi, CA): For the second night in a row, gang members defaced buildings, sidewalks and other surfaces around Lodi's American Legion Park. Police and city staff are looking at an array of options to minimize the problem. Police believe Sureño gang members have been responsible for all the recent graffiti at Legion Park.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 31, 2013

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Hearing set for teens in murder case (Marietta, GA): Three of the teenagers accused of beating a 36-year-old Mableton man and leaving him in the middle of a highway to be run over by a passing car will appear in court today in a case that many see as a racially motivated crime.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: July 31, 2013

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Gang members invited to summit designed to end the violence (Chicago, IL): Hundreds of gang members will be invited to a summit in Chicago in an attempt to broker peace in the bloodiest neighborhoods — 20 years after “gang summits” here and in other states drew national attention, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 31, 2013

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