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Two gang members to be sentenced in DeKalb double killing (DeKalb County, GA): Two Bloods gang members face sentencing Tuesday in DeKalb County for luring a friend to her death because she was the witness to a crime, the DeKalb District Attorney office announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 6, 2015

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The state of gangs in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): After 16-year-old Jah’vae Minney was shot and killed, pictures of him fanning cash and flashing street signs were shared across several social media platforms. A picture of a memorial banner in honor of Minney’s death was displayed on the front page of The Trentonian, and the banner included the phrase “#116 Gang.”
Source: The Trentonian    Date: July 5, 2015

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Boots on the Ground: Faith-Based Watch Group Helps Quell Neighborhood Violence (Lakeland, FL): The street is peppered with duplexes, with roadside couches and collections of unwanted belongings scattered here and there. People sit in front of their houses, laughing and talking, on folding chairs, cinder blocks, upturned buckets and tailgates.
Source: The Ledger    Date: July 5, 2015

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Man shot in stomach on Highland Street, Hammond police say (Hammond, IN): A 26-year-old Hammond man was shot in the stomach early Sunday, less than a mile from where two fatal gang-related shootings occurred last week, police said. Police were dispatched about 2:45 a.m. to the 900 block of Highland Street for a report of shots fired.
Source: The Times    Date: July 5, 2015

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Shot that killed 7-year-old boy in Humboldt Park meant for his dad, police say (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night while celebrating the Fourth of July with his family on the city's West Side, and Sunday evening Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that the bullet that killed Amari Brown was meant for his father. McCarthy said Antonio Brown, who he referred to as a "ranking gang member," was the intended target of the attack and that he is not cooperating with investigators.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: July 5, 2015

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Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety (Santa Barbara County, CA): For almost a year, a pair of criminal cases involving nearly two dozen defendants linked to Santa Barbara County gangs — including top-ranking members — all-but-consumed Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen’s life.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 5, 2015

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Denver police navigate guns, street names, victims to quell gang war (Denver, CO): The Crip gang member wouldn't tell cops who had tried to kill him in September after a bullet pierced his leg, nor two months later when he was shot in the back during a car chase.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: July 5, 2015

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Former gang member wants to work to protect kids from gang activity (Pueblo, CO): A former gang member wants to use his experiences to show Pueblo’s youth that there are alternatives in life to joining gangs. Mark Salazar, a former member of Los Carnales East Side Dukes gang in the ’90s, is working on starting an anti-gang initiative he’s calling the “Hard Knox Gang Prevention and Intervention Program.”
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: July 5, 2015

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Man convicted of manslaughter now linked to June shooting (Portland, OR): A 33-year-old linked to a June 10 gang-related shooting is now facing even more serious charges than originally expected. Joshua Kerr Gann was arrested Friday night near NE 27th and Emerson in Portland. He had been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and carrying a loaded firearm in city limits.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: July 4, 2015

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Homicides in Buffalo are down through the first half of 2015 (Buffalo, NY): There were 12 homicides in Buffalo for the first half of 2015, down substantially from previous years for the same time period. At this time last year, 21 people had been killed. In the first half of 2013, there were 18 homicides; and for the same period a year earlier, 20.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 4, 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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2 teenagers hurt in gang-related crash in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old girls were hurt during a gang-related car crash early Saturday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    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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Four detained after shots are fired in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police gang detectives were questioning an adult woman and three teens Friday following a wild series of events that included shots fired and a short chase.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 3, 2015

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Crime down overall in Toledo; shootings up 40% (Toledo, OH): We have reached the half way mark of 2015, and the Toledo Police Department is sharing exactly how Toledo is doing when it comes to crime this year compared to last year. On Friday Chief George Kral took to Facebook to show exactly where the city stands, especially as we head into this busy holiday weekend.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 3, 2015

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