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Flint street gang taken down by same law used against the mafia (Flint, MI): A violent south-side gang is believed to be the first from Flint targeted by a federal law that has taken down the mafia.In the more than 40 years the RICO act has been used against everything from the Gambino Family to the Hells Angels, it wasn't until now that federal prosecutors in Flint used the anti-racketeering statute to go after a dozen members of the Howard Boys.
Source: MLive    Date: July 28, 2014

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Classmates turned rival gang members: What led up to the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Michael Day (Kalamazoo, MI): Michael Day and Victor Garay were similar in many ways. Both had a love for basketball, often playing on Kalamazoo's south side. They were teenagers living in the Edison neighborhood and attended school together. The two got along for several years.
Source: MLive    Date: July 28, 2014

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Drug raids lead to five arrests (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Local law enforcement arrested five people — one of them an alleged gang member, another facing a deportation hearing and two others with warrants out for their arrests — during a series of narcotics raids on Wednesday.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: July 28, 2014

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Two wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs (Columbus, OH): Most stores at the Eastland Mall closed early Friday evening. Columbus police said Saturday two teens arrested Friday were each charged with felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: July 28, 2014

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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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Tattoo removal program in the Basin (Midland, TX): In the Permian Basin's booming economy just about anyone can find a job but for some people on the job hunt; vulgar, racist, and gang related tattoos may spell unemployment.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: July 27, 2014

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Officials: Drive-by shooting in Live Oak was gang-related (Live Oak, CA): Sheriff's officials said a drive-by shooting in Live Oak late Wednesday looks to be gang-related retaliation. "There is just a lot of anger built up," Sutter County Sheriff's Lt. Butah Uppal said Friday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 26, 2014

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Judge denies gang injunction request (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne denied the city of Santa Barbara-proposed gang injunction this past Tuesday, ending a two-year fight between injunction proponents and opponents since the case's trial concluded in June.
Source: Daily Nexus    Date: July 26, 2014

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Portland police investigating gang-related shooting that left man injured in both legs (Portland, OR): Portland police is investigating what may be a gang-related shooting in which one man was injured.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: July 26, 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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33 indicted in multi-agency southwest Detroit gang bust (Detroit, MI): More than three dozen suspected criminals are behind bars, after a roundup of alleged Southwest Detroit gang members. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade made the announcement Friday at a news conference with the Detroit One — a multi-agency coalition charged with reducing violent crime by bringing in the worst offenders.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: July 25, 2014

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Reputed Waukegan gang member found guilty of attempted murder (Waukegan, IL) : A reputed Waukegan street gang member faces up to 57 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of attempted murder and other felony gun charges.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 25, 2014

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Prosecutors: Teen charged with killing 11-year-old was aiming for gang rivals (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 25, 2014

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Former Latin Kings gang leader, boxing coach sentenced to 17.5 years for dealing cocaine (Grand Rapids, MI): Frank Cisneros hoped a post-indictment, pre-sentence transformation from a Holland Latin Kings gang leader to a boxing coach trying to help youth avoid his mistakes would convince a federal judge to be lenient on him for a drug distribution conviction.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2014

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Admitted gang member gets 25 years for attempted murder while on parole (East Chicago, IL): An admitted member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and attempted murder in aid of racketeering activity, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.
Source: Chesterton Tribune    Date: July 25, 2014

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Drug gang members plead guilty to avoid death penalty (San Diego, CA): Two leaders of the violent Mexican drug trafficking gang "Los Palillos," already convicted of multiple murders and kidnappings in San Diego County, Friday pleaded guilty to unresolved counts in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: July 25, 2014

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Alleged gang member turns himself in, one on the run (Buffalo, NY): Another alleged gang member turned himself in to authorities in Buffalo on Friday. According to the FBI, 24-year-old Michael Robertson surrendered Friday morning.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: July 25, 2014

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Gang-related shooting sends three-year-old to hospital (Fresno, CA): Police in Fresno say a 3-year-old boy was seriously wounded during a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: July 25, 2014

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Gang member suspected in 2 attempted murders in Pomona arrested at U.S.-Mexico border (Pomona, CA): A gang member on parole suspected in two attempted murders in Pomona was arrested at the U.S.-Mexican border, police said today.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     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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