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Gunfire mars Fourth holiday (Chicago, IL): As fireworks erupted throughout Chicago, the loud pops and explosions often were indistinguishable from the gunfire that so often plagues what historically is a violent summer weekend in the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 6, 2015

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Homicide stats for East Baton Rouge disturb some, but officials say key program spurring progress (East Baton Rouge, LA): Murders in East Baton Rouge Parish in June came at a disturbingly steady pace, with 11 homicides that don’t even account for negligent killings such as the death of a toddler named Angel Green, who was left inside a hot car June 5.
Source: The Advocate    Date: July 6, 2015

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Anti-Gang Group in Santa Monica Starts Layoffs, Pay Cuts After Losing City Funding (Santa Monica, CA): The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) has begun scaling back and scrambling for funding after failing to win a City grant for the first time in nearly two decades, center officials said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: July 4, 2015

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Threats of Violence Appearing on Social Media Prompt Community Meeting Hosted by Long Beach Ministers Alliance (Long Beach, CA): Growing threats of violence over social media have prompted the Long Beach Ministers Alliance (LBMA) to schedule a community meeting with police officers Tuesday evening, according to alliance officials.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: July 3, 2015

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2 More Sentenced Following Houston Gang Investigation (Houston, TX): Two more defendants were sentenced Thursday, totaling 15 criminals that have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine-trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana-trafficking conspiracy that resulted from a local gang investigation.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: July 3, 2015

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Family devastated after gang violence claims Hammond teen (Hammond, IN): A 16-year-old girl who got caught in the crossfire of gang-related violence this week in Hammond was born a fighter and died trying to protect the younger children around her when gunshots rang out, her mother said.
Source: The Times    Date: July 3, 2015

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Richards Introduces Crime Fighting Plan (Rockaway, NY): Councilman Donovan Richards says new initiatives are needed to combat gun violence in Rockaway. Joined by Olu Atanda-Ogunleye of Sheltering Arms and Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation’s Program Director Nick Master, Richards talked about this new plan on July 1 in front of Ocean Bay Apartments on Beach 54th Street.
Source: The Wave    Date: July 3, 2015

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After month of record violence, Portland gang team has mercifully quiet night (Portland, OR): It's the first Friday of summer and the dreadlocked young man in a green T-shirt and dark shorts hanging below his waist stands on the sidewalk as a Portland gang patrol officer searches his Jeep.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 3, 2015

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Gang member pleads guilty to fatal 2009 Watsonville shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 26-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2009 fatal shooting of a man in Watsonville. Colby Isidro faces 18 years in prison for charges that include assault with a firearm, gang participation and personal infliction of great bodily injury, according to prosecutors.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: July 3, 2015

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A 'Clean' start: Tattoo removal program promotes second chances (San Jose, CA): Rodriguez thumbed at the rose emblazoned on his right forearm. The skin was peeling slightly and the tattoo had subtly faded. As a participant in the Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program, he just had his first removal treatment earlier that day. The program, run under the San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, provides free tattoo removal for reformed youths, erasing gang-related and other visible tattoos that would prevent them from moving away from troubled lifestyles.
Source: Paradise Post    Date: July 2, 2015

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Former gang member-turned neighborhood activist shot dead in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): James Elvin Alston III was in the process of transforming his life from a gang member to an anti-gang neighborhood activist when someone gunned him down in the streets of Southeast Raleigh before dawn Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 2, 2015

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Feds charge 11 in 'Cruddy 650' gang (Yonkers, NY): Eleven members of a Yonkers street gang have been charged with various felonies, including murder, related to an alleged organized crime ring, officials said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 2, 2015

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Wilmington teen sentenced to 10 years for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager will spend the next 10 years in prison for her role in what police say was a gang-related shooting. According to the District Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Dominique Gibbs pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter, attempted first degree murder, and conspiracy to discharge a firearm into an occupied dwelling.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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3 men, 1 juvenile arrested for gang activity and drug distribution (Tifton, GA): A three-month investigation by the Tift County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from other agencies, led to the arrest of three men and a juvenile. According to a press release by Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the TCSO, a three-month investigation into gang activity and drug distribution resulted in a search warrant being served Thursday at 603 W. Golden Road in Tift County.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

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Atlanta police now tracking 120 gangs (Atlanta, GA): While the rise in Atlanta's violent crime in 2015 may be incremental, there’s little debate over who’s driving it: Police say they are now tracking approximately 120 gangs, more than double the number they identified just six years ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 2, 2015

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Police see increase in crime through first four months of 2015 (Garden City, KS): Crime appears to be on the rise in Garden City, according to statistics provided by the Garden City Police Department. In the first four months of 2015, the GCPD made 924 adult arrests, which is 193 more than for the first four months of 2014 and 108 more than for the same time frame in 2013.
Source: The Garden City Telegram    Date: July 2, 2015

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Canada Day in Winnipeg marred by gang fight, machete attack (Winnipeg, MB): Three men were taken to hospital — one in critical condition — after being stabbed during a gang fight in a Winnipeg restaurant parking lot on Canada Day.
Source: CBC News    Date: July 2, 2015

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15 sentenced in investigation initially targeting Houston street gang (Houston, TX): With the sentencing of two more defendants on Thursday, July 2, 15 criminals have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.
Source: Cleveland Advocate    Date: July 2, 2015

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Abel Ruiz gets 51 years for shooting Brandon Cage over gang affiliation in 2013 (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Cage after demanding he renounce his own gang in the summer of 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

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Gang Intimidation In Shelby County Courts (Shelby County, TN): Police say there are thousands of gang members spread throughout Shelby County. As frequent visitors to the courtrooms and jail cells at 201 Poplar, many of them are familiar with the criminal justice system.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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