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Drive-by follows argument between rival gang members (Wichita, KS): An argument between rival gang members led to a drive-by shooting minutes later Tuesday night, police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 5, 2013

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'49th Street Massacre' killer should die, prosecutor says (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member convicted of fatally shooting four people — including a 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle outside his home — deserves to die for his crimes, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 5, 2013

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U.S. targets leaders of violent street gang (Washington, DC): The government on Wednesday designated six leaders of the violent street gang MS-13 as international criminals, stepping up a crackdown on the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang's finances.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 5, 2013

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Santa Barbara school thefts linked to Riverside gang (Santa Barbara, CA): Authorities believe the theft of computers and iPads at Vieja Valley Elementary and Laguna Blanca schools last January is connected to a larger string of burglaries around Southern California by a Riverside County street gang. The Edgemont/Dorner Blocc Crips, police say, have been targeting schools outfitted with high-tech equipment and using the proceeds to fund their gang activity.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: June 5, 2013

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Valdosta gang member wanted in home invasion (Valdosta, GA): A known member of the street gang "Gangster Disciples" is wanted by the Valdosta Police Department after they say he was involved in a home invasion.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: June 5, 2013

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Kirk, Rush plan to work together to fight gang problems (Chicago, IL): U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) pledged to work together on Tuesday after meeting in Washington to discuss gang violence, just days after Rush angrily slammed Kirk’s plan for mass arrests of the Gangster Disciples.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: June 5, 2013

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Five Aurora gang members who ignored lawsuit banned from hanging out (Aurora, IL): In the year since the Kane County State's Attorney's office sued 35 Latin Kings in Aurora, injunctions have been issued against five gang members because they never responded to the lawsuit.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 4, 2013

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After-school program works to keep girls out of gangs (Anaheim, CA): It's close to midnight when Mari Avila hears a series of gunshots in her neighborhood. Gang violence is common there.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 4, 2013

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Fifth purported gang leader arrested by Omaha police (Omaha, NE): A reputed gang member who had been sought on a sealed federal warrant has been arrested, police said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 4, 2013

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Yonkers gang leader didn't hesitate to kill, feds say as trial opens (Yonkers, NY): The leader of a Yonkers gang that sold crack and killed rivals for years shot his way to the top of the group, prosecutors said Tuesday, earning a reputation for not hesitating to use deadly force when protecting the group’s turf.
Source: The Journal News    Date: June 4, 2013

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Pacoima school fears losing successful conflict resolution program (Pacoima, CA): When Principal Veronica Arreguin first came to Maclay Middle School in Pacoima, it was overrun by gangs. "There were plenty of lockdowns. I was afraid for students' safety," Arreguin said.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: June 4, 2013

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NYPD boosts patrols, deploys more observation towers after bloody weekend (Brooklyn, NY): Responding to a bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and more than two dozen were shot, the NYPD on Monday beefed up police staffing at public housing developments, and deployed mobile and stationary observation towers for patrols, officials said.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: June 4, 2013

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Gang members arrested with stolen, loaded gun (Salinas, CA): Officers arrested a man they say was a gang member in possession of a firearm.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 4, 2013

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Sixth arrest made in gang activity operation (Omaha, NE): Omaha police say a sixth person has been arrested as part of a nine-month investigation into gang activity and drug and gun trafficking.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: June 4, 2013

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Omaha police arrest three more in 'Operation Purple Haze' (Omaha, NE): Three more suspected gang leaders were behind bars Tuesday as part of "Operation Purple Haze." Jerell Haynie, 30, turned himself in to the Douglas County Jail Tuesday afternoon. He had been wanted for crack cocaine delivery.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 4, 2013

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Regional gang unit prepares for increase in gang activity (Reno, NV): Warm weather means and increase in gang activity around town and the Regional Gang Unit is stepping up its activity as well, in order to stop gang violence before it spreads.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: June 4, 2013

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Feds charge 16 Long Beach gang members in alleged methamphetamine trafficking ring (Long Beach, CA): Sixteen suspected members and associates of a Long Beach street gang affiliated with the Mexican Mafia have been charged in federal court indictments with trafficking methamphetamine, the FBI announced Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 4, 2013

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Gang member arrested for cocaine and marijuana (Valdosta, GA): Residents of a quiet neighborhood were rattled early Monday morning when Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant at 214 Hollywood Street in Valdosta.
Source: WCTV News    Date: June 4, 2013

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Utah Supreme Court debates Ogden gang restraining orders (Salt Lake City, UT): The Utah Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Ogden's unique approach to dealing with a street gang. Police claim a series of restraining orders issued against hundreds of members of the Ogden Trece gang has cut crime, but critics say it has come at the cost of people’s constitutional rights.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: June 4, 2013

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MS-13 gang member sentenced for killing rival gang member (Long Island, NY): A member of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced Monday to 21 years and 9 months in prison in the stabbing death of a member of the rival 18th Street gang, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2013

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