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Long Beach Prosecutor Doug Haubert to Spotlight Gang Program in Washington, D.C., Wednesday (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will spotlight his office’s gang crime program during a briefing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, he announced today.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: June 2, 2015

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Weekend Shootings Spur 'Operation Safe Neighborhoods' (Tallahassee, FL): City of Tallahassee leaders are unveiling Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a summer initiative to curb gun violence in the city. The move comes after three shootings this past weekend left one man dead and two minors injured.
Source: WFSU News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Birmingham Police are stopping the violence in a unique way (Birmingham, AL): The city of Birmingham has teamed up with John Jay College of Criminal Justice to analyze every shooting that has taken place in Birmingham over the past 5 years. The goal is to stop the violence, but they are going about it a little differently. Instead of just going after the shooter when a crime happens, the police department will be going after the whole gang.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Believed leader of ‘La Gran Familia’ among 13 arrested in raids (Gwinnett County, GA): A two-year investigation conducted by Gwinnett and federal authorities led to the arrest of the believed leader of the “La Gran Familia” street gang, as well as a dozen of his underlings, police said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 2, 2015

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Portland's police chief to add 6 officers to Gang Enforcement Team (Portland, OR): After a weekend of violence followed a brazen shooting at a Northeast Portland street fair, Portland's police chief announced Tuesday that he's bolstering the strength of the bureau's Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 2, 2015

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Arrests made following gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): Four arrests were made following a gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc that sent a man to the hospital last month.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths (Lincoln, NE): Over the last three decades, street gangs have seeped into rural areas—including Native reservations, where youth gang involvement has been steadily rising since the 1990s.
Source:    Date: June 1, 2015

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Police eye 'gang nexus' in Saturday shootings (Tallahassee, FL): Gang activity could be at the center of three shootings that left one man dead and two minors injured on Saturday night. In the span of two hours, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to three shooting incidents, and there are early indicators the shootings could be connected.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 1, 2015

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Federal judge acquits defendant in 2010 slaying of East Side store clerk (Buffalo, NY): Nearly five years later, the slaying of Charles Myles-Jones remains unsolved. Myles-Jones, a store clerk at the Super Stop on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo, was an innocent bystander who, by most accounts, was killed by one of two men as part of an East Side gang feud.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 1, 2015

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Portland gang violence explodes in May (Portland, OR): "It's unacceptable that we have bullets flying around the community,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told KATU regarding an explosion of gang violence in the city. Last month, Portland saw the highest number of suspected gang-related shootings of any month in at least 16 years, according to police.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 1, 2015

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School Board Members Leading Public Forum To Reduce Gang Violence (Jacksonville, FL): Empowering communities to take control over gang violence is the goal of a public forum happening Monday evening on Jacksonville’s northwest side.
Source: WJCT News    Date: June 1, 2015

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Denver students graduate from gang-resistance program (Denver, CO): So many students and parents packed into the auditorium at Denver's Munroe Elementary School on Monday for a gang-resistance graduation program that the ceremony had to be split into two rooms.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 1, 2015

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Former Gang Members, Community Rally Against Gun Violence in NYC (New York, NY): Decades ago, Shanduke McPhatter was one of the first groups of young men to join the infamous New York Bloods. But this weekend, he was the moving force behind a march against senseless gun violence in his neighborhood.
Source: NBC News    Date: June 1, 2015

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Defense wants no mention of Toledo’s gang ties in family killing case (DeLand, FL): A defense attorney for Luis Toledo, who was once “the warlord” for the Latin Kings street gang in Florida, is asking that prosecutors be barred from bringing up his gang ties when he goes on trial in the slaying of his wife and her two children.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: June 1, 2015

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Being labeled a gangster could land you in prison longer, even if you're a regular criminal (Los Angeles, CA): Here's a term I hadn't encountered before today: "gang enhancement." It refers to a law passed in response to the gang violence in Los Angeles back in the 1980s. Gang enhancement allows prosecutors to stiffen the sentence for certain types of crimes. But they have to prove the crime was committed by a gang member — or on behalf of a street gang.
Source: Public Radio International    Date: June 1, 2015

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Alleged gang member pleads guilty in drug trafficking case (Dayton, OH): The last of five defendants from Dayton’s alleged Diamond Cut gang who were federally indicted for selling more than 100 grams of heroin pleaded guilty Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: June 1, 2015

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Border agents seize 3,500 pounds of marijuana hidden in lettuce truck (Edinburg, TX): U.S Customs and Border Patrol Protection agents made several big arrests and drug seizures over the weekend. According to the Border Patrol, three members of the MS-13 gang and one member of the 18th Street gang were arrested.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 1, 2015

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1 of 4 defendants pleads pleads guilty to manslaughter in gang-related Holyoke shooting (Springfield, MA): Rolando Colon pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the fatal shooting of Juan S. Quinones on June 2, 2013, in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 1, 2015

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NYPD 'struggling' to keep up with rise in homicides, says chief (New York, NY): The NYPD's chief of department said Monday police are "struggling" to keep up with a recent increase in homicides and shootings at a time when overall serious crimes continued to drop.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 1, 2015

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Threats of violence mark end of school year (Jacksonville, FL): Concerns are growing among parents of First Coast High School students amid rumors that someone is planning a shooting on campus. Social media posts indicate that there will be a gang-initiation shooting at the school this week.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 1, 2015

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