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Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of 3-year-old (Chicago, IL): Two Southwest Side men have been charged in a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy with bullet wounds in his stomach and hip Friday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 27, 2014

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Two suspected Merced gang members arrested in raid (Merced, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested Friday in Merced following an early morning raid at a cluster of homes described by police as a heavily fortified "compound."
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 25, 2014

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Gang member convicted in Santa Monica murders to spend life in prison (Santa Monica, CA): Convicted killer William Vasquez will have to spend the rest of his life in prison after the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied to review the case against him for the murder of five victims, including two in Santa Monica.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: July 25, 2014

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Gang gunfire hits home in Live Oak (Live Oak, CA): State Department of Justice officials investigated a Live Oak drive-by shooting scene Thursday after a home was hit by gunfire in a suspected gang-related attack late Wednesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 25, 2014

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Good values steer youth away from gangs: Study (Surrey, BC): Surrey students who showed positive qualities, such as forgiveness and gratitude, were less likely to have been involved in criminality within six months after they were first interviewed. The data was revealed Thursday at a CIBC-sponsored forum on youth strengths and the prevention of gang violence that continues through to Friday in Surrey.
Source: The Province    Date: July 25, 2014

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Obama visits with nonprofit head, ex-gang members (Los Angeles, CA): President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time for their gang-related activities took place after Obama's speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 24, 2014

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Lansing Police team up with kids (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police are taking the G.R.E.A.T. Program out to the parks. The G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program is a school-based program taught by a Police Officer in the classroom. It's all about offering kids skills to avoid getting in trouble with the law, and associating with gangs.
Source: WILX 10 News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Alleged Zone 4 street gang chief pleads guilty (Peoria, IL): The alleged leader of the notorious Zone 4 street gang pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges that he conspired with others to distribute drugs over an eight-year time period.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 24, 2014

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Three alleged street gang members arrested in San Jose (San Jose, CA): San Jose police arrested three alleged street gang associates last weekend, including two reputed Norteno members and a juvenile who discarded a stolen gun when confronted by officers, police said.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: July 24, 2014

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Chicago authorities charge man in child's death (Chicago, IL): A Chicago teenager accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at members of a rival gang when a stray bullet struck the girl as she was making s'mores during a sleepover, police said Thursday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Wilmington man pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder (Wilmington, NC): 22 year-old Terrell Robinson appeared in court today for the gang-related shooting of a young man in 2012. Robinson plead guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: July 24, 2014

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Camden woman arrested in connection with gang-related homicide in CA (Kershaw County, SC): A 27-year-old Camden woman has been arrested in connection with a gang-related homicide that took place in California last year.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Anti-gang tactics working, Mountie tells conference (Surrey, BC): The battle against gangs in B.C. has made big advances but now is not the time to relax, a top B.C. Mountie told a conference on youth gang prevention Thursday.
Source: The Surrey Leader    Date: July 24, 2014

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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US (Los Angeles, CA): Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: July 24, 2014

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Apopka police tackle emerging gang problem (Apopka, FL): Eyewitness News rode along with police Wednesday night as they searched for members of an emerging gang that residents claim is trying to take over the streets of Apopka. Police said the gang is made up of mostly teenagers and was linked to an attempted homicide earlier this week.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: July 24, 2014

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City attorney cracks down on gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed nuisance abatement lawsuits against the owners of three south Los Angeles properties, including a strip mall and an unlicensed barber shop, that were allegedly controlled by the Rollin’ 30s and Rollin’ 40s criminal street gangs and used for gang activity such as narcotics and firearms sales.
Source: Park Labrea News/Beverly Press    Date: July 24, 2014

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Chester summit's focus: Gangs (Chester, SC): To curb Chester County's troubles with gangs and youth violence, parents need to be engaged, residents need to be more proactive and relationships between public officials must improve, about 50 concerned residents said Thursday night.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 24, 2014

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Newport News murder suspect letter confiscated in jail (Newport News, VA): A man charged in a Newport News homicide has reached out for a second time from his jail cell to encourage a crime, police say. Xan Williams, 20, is charged with killing Tyrone Frink on June 28, 2012. Frink, 25, was found at 11:50 p.m. struck by multiple bullets on 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 24, 2014

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Sentencing must wait for defendant in Modesto double-homicide (Modesto, CA): A Ceres man convicted of murder two years ago will wait at least another two months before he can be sentenced for his role in a north Modesto gang-related shooting.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 24, 2014

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E.C. man gets 25 years for gang-related crimes (Hammond, IN): A member of the 149th Street Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison on federal racketeering charges.
Source: The Times    Date: July 24, 2014

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