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Andrew Ruiz sentenced to 99 years after Halloween 2009 shooting (Chicago, IL): Andrew Ruiz, a reputed member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for a Halloween 2009 shooting, according to a statement from the Office of the Cook County State's Attorney.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: June 27, 2014

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'Every one of those kids are my kids' (Hillsboro, OR): Hillsboro Police Detective Emory Souza is a familiar face around town. He is one of seven school resource officers (SROs) who spend their days at Hillsboro schools. Souza is assigned to Poynter Middle School and Liberty High School. In the wake of the shooting and killing of a student at Reynolds High School in Troutdale June 10, Souza offered his thoughts on his job and the recent tragedy at Reynolds.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: June 27, 2014

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Mayor promises increased police presence in wake of Lowell gang shootings (Lowell, MA) : In the aftermath of a gang-related shooting where five people were shot Wednesday night, Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott promised increased patrols by State Police and said gang violence would be dealt with "swiftly and severely."
Source: Lowell Sun    Date: June 26, 2014

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Gang-related crime decreases but remains a problem (Memphis, TN): Jail doors slammed on a woman accused of shooting five children. Kimberly Worthy is facing five counts of attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 26, 2014

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Newport News man sentenced to life in prison for gang-related slaying (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man received a life prison sentence Thursday in connection to a May 2009 gang-related slaying and other activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 26, 2014

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Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting (Kane County, IL): An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 26, 2014

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Amateur rapper convicted on gang murder charges in Brooklyn (New York, NY): A reputed drug kingpin was convicted on murder charges in Brooklyn on Thursday in a case that featured amateur rap videos of him rhyming about carrying guns and settling scores with bullets.
Source: CBS New York    Date: June 26, 2014

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Parties with a plea: Harlem pastor combines barbecues with family interventios in bid to curb gang violence (Harlem, NY): A Harlem pastor is rolling out a new summer project, trying to lure kids — some as young as 8 — away from the grip of uptown's warring street crews.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 26, 2014

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Columbia, S.C. gang violence documentary will premiere at Manhattan Film Festival (Columbia, SC): From 2000 to 2010, Columbia, S.C. was plagued with one of the deadliest gang feuds in history between the Gangster Killer Bloods, Gangster Disciples, and Insane Crip Nation. Gang violence was at an all-time high with South Carolina ranked first in violent crime for 10 years straight.
Source: Charleston City Paper    Date: June 26, 2014

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Ex-gang member hopes book will steer kids away from violence (Chicago, IL): A Cicero man said that the solution to Chicago's violence is as simple as reading a book he wrote, and he's giving it away for free. The author takes a creative approach to teach young people the tools for success.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: June 26, 2014

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Electronic billboards shine light on gangs (Wichita, KS): Crime experts say warm weather brings out an increase of gang activity, something experienced already in Wichita this summer. Wichita Crime Commission Executive Director Gordon Bassham says, "Typically when the weather gets warm, that's when the gangs come out to play."
Source: KAKE News    Date: June 26, 2014

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Officials investigate corruption, gang activity at prison (Polkton, NC): Court documents revealed new details about an ongoing investigation into corruption and official misconduct at a local prison. Lanesboro Correctional Institution, the subject of a federal investigation into allegations of gang-related crime and violence, has been the focus on an ongoing State Bureau of Investigation case since December of 2012.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: June 26, 2014

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June's Press Club's focus is gang activity in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Press Club’s June Forum focused on the gang situation in Omaha. Guests were Lieutenant Ken Kanger, who is in charge of the Omaha Police Department's Gang Unit and Janee Pannkuk, executive director of Impact One. Kanger said there are about 82 gangs in the city, but only a dozen of those are currently active.
Source: 91.5 KIOS-FM     Date: June 26, 2014

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Bloods gang members rounded up in Morris (Morris County, NJ): Authorities in Morris County say they are continuing to chip away at violent, street-gang activity and have announced the results of an eight-month probe they say led to the arrests of 21 people, including eight documented Bloods gang members or associates.
Source: Daily Record    Date: June 26, 2014

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'I turned my life over to Christ,' alleged gang leader tells judge (Macon, GA): Standing before a judge, seeking his release on bail, the alleged leader of Macon’s Money Over Everything street gang said he was a changed man.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 26, 2014

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Delano gang member guilty in 2005 shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member was convicted Thursday for a 2005 murder in Delano, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: June 26, 2014

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Study finds 5% of crime gang-related in Durham (Durham, NC): Five percent of reported crime in Durham is gang-related, but violent gang-related crime is up and Durham ranks among the worst in the state for truancy, according to an assessment report released by the Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 26, 2014

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Two indicted over body found in Sam Houston National Forest near Houston, alleged gang slaying (Houston, TX): Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2013 alleged gang-related slaying of a teen whose mutilated body was found in a forest near Houston.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 26, 2014

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Jury convicts one of two suspects in gang-related shooting death (Yakima, WA): A Yakima County jury has convicted one of two suspects in a 2012 gang-related slaying of a 15-year-old Buena boy. Police said the shooting was precipitated by gang taunts between a group of youth belonging to the Norteños and others, including Rodriguez, who police called members of the Sureños.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 26, 2014

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'Gang Safety Zone' cleans up crime in South Memphis neighborhood (South Memphis, TN): As your head hits the pillow tonight, think about this: right now, in some Memphis neighborhoods, families are sleeping on the floor to avoid being hit by gunfire from outside. For some ... their neighborhood is a war zone where gang members outnumber the good guys.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: June 26, 2014

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