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Woman agonizes over Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Kinwan Long peeked around the living room wall in his mother's Wilmington apartment and waited patiently until she paused during her conversation. "Excuse me, please, can I get something real quick," the 7-year-old Wilmington boy said, his little finger extended toward the kitchen.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 21, 2014
http://www.newsobserver.com/...

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Jury deliberations set to begin in Flint Howard Boys gang trial (Flint, MI): Jury deliberations are set to begin in a massive federal racketeering case against six men accused of being part of a deadly south Flint street gang. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the case Monday, July 21, against the men accused of being part of the Howard Boys gang, which prosecutors accused of using violence and intimidation to control the gun and drug trade on the city's south side.
Source: MLive    Date: July 21, 2014
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Agents tracked, cracked massive cocaine ring based in Chattanooga (Chatanooga, TN): People shopping, running errands or dining in Chattanooga in recent years never had a clue that nearby, a major drug dealer was selling multiple ounces of cocaine that fueled the drug trade and influenced street gangs in the Scenic City and surrounding areas.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 20, 2014
http://www.timesfreepress.com/...

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Violent crime, gang task force operation nets 20 arrests (Jackson, TN): The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations in the Jackson-Madison County on Friday and into the early morning hours of today.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.jacksonsun.com/...

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San Luis Obispo County gangs: a real problem or just politics? (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Does San Luis Obispo County have a gang problem? It's a simple question with no simple answer. A supposed increase in local street gang activity became a talking point during the recent county district attorney election and at a county Board of Supervisors meeting in April when its Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission presented a five-year progress report.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/...

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Gangs: History of gang activity in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Street gangs have existed in San Luis Obispo County since the 1960s. The county has been historically populated by Sureño-related gangs, an umbrella term that describes loosely affiliated members who trace their origins to Southern California, according to a March report on transnational gangs published by the California Department of Justice.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/...

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A growing problem (Statesboro, GA): Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.statesboroherald.com/...

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Proposed legislation puts illegal immigrant children at risk, advocates say (Salt Lake City, UT): There are eight children in Catholic Community Services of Utah's foster care program who crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unaccompanied. They are teenagers who fled Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico to escape impoverished, gang-infested countries with corrupt governments.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.ksl.com/...

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Cops, community must work to end brazen shootings experts say (Ottawa, ON): Gunfire rings out and the bullets fly into homes, cars, businesses and -- four times in as many weeks -- human flesh. A known drug dealer shot twice in the legs Thursday on Horsdal Pvt. in the south end was just the latest.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: July 19, 2014
http://www.ottawasun.com/...

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Soledad gang leader gets 42 years for shooting deaths of two former members (Soledad, CA): The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: July 19, 2014
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Members of 'P-K' Street Crew charged after racketeering investigation (Chicago, IL): Five people are facing Super Class X Felony charges following a nearly year-long racketeering investigation into the alleged misdeeds of a West Side organized crime street crew, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 19, 2014
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/...

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Kinston Chief addresses uptick in crime (Kinston, NC): There's a spike in crime right now in the city of Kinston; from random shootings to gang violence. People want to know what police are doing to keep them safe.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.wnct.com/...

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Expert warns immigrant children could be easy recruits for gangs (Houston, TX): Some are concerned that the unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. might become easy recruits for criminal gangs. "It worries me a great deal," said Mike Knox, a former Houston police officer who helped start the department's first divisional gang unit. "They come to this country without parents or adult supervision, they will be ripe for someone to promise them to be like a 'family' – one of the promises street gangs make."
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.khou.com/...

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Facing attempted murder charges, reputed gang member goes on trial next week (Waukegan, IL): A reputed Waukegan street gang member is scheduled for trial next week on charges of attempted murder for a shooting last summer that left a victim with two gunshot wounds.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 18, 2014
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Three gang members charged in shooting of gathered mourners (New York, NY): Three thugs belonging to a gang called the "Grimy Motherf——" were charged Thursday with shooting into a crowd of mourners during a candlelight vigil in Yonkers, killing an innocent bystander.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 18, 2014
http://nypost.com/...

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Man pleads guilty to reduced charges in gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): A man charged with shooting a rival gang member outside a convenience store last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.deseretnews.com/...

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Gangs, youth crime concerns Edmonton ethnic communities (Edmonton, AB): Representatives from Edmonton's ethnic minority groups say gangs and youth crime are the top safety issues their communities face and they are hoping to build a better relationship with police.
Source: CBC News    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/...

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Gang activity suspected in two Rock Hill drive-by shootings (Rock Hill, SC): Gang activity might be involved in two drive-by shootings reported in Rock Hill on Thursday after residents told police a large group of teenagers attacked their relatives and fired shots at their homes, according to authorities.
Source: The State    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.thestate.com/...

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Youth Summit attracts middle school students (Jackson, TN): Morgan Harris did not know what to expect when he attended the Youth Summit on Friday at West Tennessee Business College. But after taking part in the event, Harris, who enters the eighth grade at North Parkway Middle School in August, was happy to have been in attendance.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.jacksonsun.com/...

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Violent teen offenders get second chance at Ft. Pierce cadet academy (Fort Pierce, FL): Police say the gun violence is at a crisis level in Fort Pierce tonight how retired military and police are fighting to reform the violent teens, 8 young men at a time. 133 shootings last year. More than 60 now this year in Fort Pierce.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: July 18, 2014
http://www.cbs12.com/...

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