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Gangs in Greenville: How do we fix it? (Greenville, NC): The shooting death of Jamar Clark was an eye opener for many. Despite public outcry---police maintain that Clark was a validated gang member. Chief Hassan Aden says Clark met at least 3 of 12 requirements to attain the title.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: June 19, 2014

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About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2014

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2012 Spokane killing involved gang members, records say (Spokane, WA): An argument between gang members who had served prison time together led to the December 2012 shooting death of 28-year-old David Brandon Deponte, according to court records released Tuesday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: June 18, 2014

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Three wounded in Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): Three people were shot Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting near a Lakeland neighborhood that police say has been a hot spot for recent gang activity.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 18, 2014

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Two arrested in Yuba City drug bust (Yuba City, CA): Narcotics and gang task force agents busted an alleged drug sales operation with ties to the Bloods street gang during a search in Yuba City on Monday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: June 18, 2014

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Over 1300 FBI and LAPD officers arrest Broadway Crips street gang members (Los Angeles, CA): More than 1,300 FBI agents and LAPD officers this morning arrested 50 people associated with the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips, a street gang that claims control of a South Los Angeles neighborhood and drug sales in an area just west of the "Skid Row" district of Los Angeles.
Source:    Date: June 18, 2014

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Greenville murder victim related to woman killed last summer (Greenville, NC): A family friend of the man police say was murdered in Greenville early Wednesday was a close family relative to a woman murdered in the city in 2013.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Prosecutor: Evidence is overwhelming in trial of 3-year-old's killing in Oakland drive-by (Oakland, CA): Less than an hour before 3-year-old Carlos Nava became a casualty to an Oakland gang war, Lawrence Denard filmed himself waving the murder weapon and talking about killing rival gangsters, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 18, 2014

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G.R.E.A.T. graduation equips Springfield students with tools to reject gang life (Springfield, MA): Graduating from elementary to middle school is a rite of passage, but the transition can bring unwelcome temptations in some communities. To mark an annual effort to fend off the draw of street gangs for adolescents, the Springfield Police Department held its yearly G.R.E.A.T. graduation at White Street School on Wednesday morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 18, 2014

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Calgary gang member linked to attempted burglary in Airdrie (Calgary, AB): For the second time this month, police are investigating a burglary connected to a gang member from Calgary. The most recent case happened at 1 a.m. Wednesday, when Airdrie RCMP received a report of a man trying to break into a garage on Kingsbury View.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: June 18, 2014

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San gang members deny guilt in boy's 2012 slaying (San Diego, CA): Three men accused in a 2012 drive-by shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy in Mount Hope pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder charges.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 18, 2014

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Update: Video leads to arrest (Greenville, NC): Video from an early morning shooting that killed a Greenville man in a downtown parking lot led police to an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Shiheem Maurice Andrews, 20, is charged with an open count murder in the death of 23-year-old Jamar Clark, who police identified as a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: June 18, 2014

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Sister: Victim not a gang member (Greenville, NC): The sister of a man shot and killed early this morning near Fifth and Evans streets said he was not the gang member Greenville police labeled him but a good person with a family who loved him.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: June 18, 2014

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Lawsuits aim to oust gangs at three Los Angeles homes (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney is heading to court to attempt to oust the Five Deuce Broadway Ganster Crips gang from three South Los Angeles homes.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Purported Youngstown street gang member murdered in Warren (Warren, OH): Authorities in Warren have identified the victim of Tuesday night's fatal shooting as a man named in an indictment as a Youngstown street gang member.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Survey tracks guns linked to gang activity in Houston (Houston, TX): When it comes to illegal firearms, criminals in Houston and the rest of the U.S. prefer something more portable, according to a new survey. "Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns" focuses on several different topics, including violence against women and girls, and ammunition profile. On the topic of illicit weapons in the U.S., researchers looked at public perceptions of urban violence and wondered if they were completely accurate.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 18, 2014

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Grappling with gangs, Salt Lake City turns to racketeering laws (Salt Lake City, UT): When it comes to gang activity, most people picture cities like Los Angeles and Newark. But gangs are a problem in unexpected places, too — like Salt Lake City, where law enforcement officials are using federal racketeering charges to try to bring them down.
Source: NPR News    Date: June 18, 2014

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30 known gangs operating now in Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): They said the number of violent shootings in the city has more than doubled in two years as police step up efforts to stop gang activity.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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How Greenville police validate a gang member (Greenville, NC): Greenville police say they have a set criteria when they validate a suspected gang member.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Police: No organized gangs in Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids, IA): On a day where Des Moines police insist dozens of known gangs are operating within the city, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said there may be criminal activity in town involving groups of young people but no organized gangs.
Source: KCRG 9 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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