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Santa Barbara leaders not planning to appeal gang injunction ruling (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara will not work to overturn a recent court ruling denying local law enforcement's years-long push for a city-wide gang injunction.
Source: KCBX    Date: August 6, 2014

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Adults urged to help guide troubled youth (Beloit, WI): "God, it's not your will for us to live in fear and for these kids to die." That prayer by Pastor Navana Winston kicked off the truce party at Central Christian Church Tuesday evening following Beloit’s sixth homicide of the year on Saturday at Summit Park.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: August 6, 2014

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Third suspect arrested in Bluffton assault (Bluffton, SC): Anthony Grant, Jr., the third suspect wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault in Bluffton, has been arrested.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 6, 2014

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11 Short North Posse defendants could face death penalty if convicted (Columbus, OH): Sixteen of 17 men accused of being members of a Short North Posse killing squad were arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Columbus, six weeks after they were charged in the largest federal murder indictment in Ohio history.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 6, 2014

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Ukiah youth resource center creates a positive environment (Ukiah, CA): The Arbor Youth Resource Center, which aims to provide a positive and encouraging environment for youth, has recently expanded into a bigger facility on North State Street in Ukiah.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: August 5, 2014

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FBI, Marlboro County Sheriff's Office continue to take down gangs (Marlboro County, SC): The Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) formed a special task force in 2008 to solve gang-related crimes and put a dent in the illegal drug activity in Marlboro County.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: August 5, 2014

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Two with Atwater gang ties fired on, police say (Atwater, CA): A gunman fired up to six shots Monday night into a car occupied by people with known Atwater gang ties, police said. No one was injured and no suspects are in custody, Atwater police Lt. Samuel Joseph said
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 5, 2014

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Police: Gang member from Burlington County arrested in Falls for attempted murder (Trenton, NJ): A "high-ranking" member of a violent Trenton street gang wanted for attempted homicide was arrested in Falls on Tuesday by local and federal law enforcement officers, Trenton police said.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: August 5, 2014

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Deputies: Documented gang member in deadly Deltona brawl turned himself in (Volusia County, FL): The 19-year-old gang member wanted in a stabbing death at a Deltona home last weekend turned himself over to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office early Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2014

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Murder trial testimony indicates existence of Tyler street gangs since 1989 (Tyler, TX): Dennis Bendy's murder trial began Tuesday morning with opening statements from the prosecution and the defense. Bendy is accused of killing 20-year-old Briana Young at Tyler's P.T. Cole Park on July 30, 2013. The investigation revealed Young was the victim of crossfire in a gang-related shootout.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: August 5, 2014

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Gang member arrested in shooting at central Fresno home (Fresno, CA): A gang member wanted in connection with a shooting at a central Fresno home Friday evening has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 5, 2014

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Court hearing details Live Oak shooting that blinded woman (Santa Cruz, CA): An argument at a house party and a separate confrontation between rival gang members outside the party led to a shotgun blast that blinded a 43-year-old Live Oak woman in 2013, according to court testimony Tuesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2014

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One man's story of surviving gang violence may help Hilltop kids find perspective (Tacoma, WA): Irshad Altheimer insists his memories of growing up in Tacoma's Hilltop are more positive than negative — amazing, since it almost killed him. Seventeen years ago, on South 15th Street near Sprague Avenue, he was driving friends home from a movie when a gang member in a car following them opened up with a MAC 90 assault rifle.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 5, 2014

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National Night Out prompts one community to talk gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): National Night Out gives local communities the opportunity to meet with law enforcement, but one local community took it one step further and honed in on one specific issue.
Source: WMBF News    Date: August 5, 2014

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Ministering to the gangs of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The scourge of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has driven tens of thousands of migrants into the U.S. and other Central-American countries.
Source: National Catholic Register    Date: August 5, 2014

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Jury finds two guilty in death of teen believed to be first victim of Tacoma gang violence (Tacoma, WA): Decades after his death, there is finally a conviction in the case of the teenager believed to be the first victim of a gang killing in Tacoma. A jury last week found Anthony Eugene Ralls, 45, and Nathaniel Miles, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the Aug. 28, 1988, slaying of Bernard Houston. Miles also was found guilty of tampering with a witness.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 5, 2014

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Police investigating Sunnyvale's first homicide of the year (Sunnyvale, CA): Sunnyvale police are investigating a rare crime in its community. A gang-related shooting at Encinal Park near Corte Madera and Mary avenues that left one person dead and another victim wounded Saturday morning.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: August 5, 2014

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From Facebook to the streets: How social media is fueling youth violence in Kalamazoo (Kalamzoo, MI): In the days after 13-year-old Michael Day was shot and killed in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood, rumors were flying in the hallways of Loy Norrix High School about retaliation violence.
Source: MLive    Date: August 5, 2014

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N.J. Supreme Court says rap lyrics are off-limits as evidence in some crime cases (Trenton, NJ): Rap lyrics filled with visceral images of gang violence, such as killings and rapes, can't be used as evidence of guilt unless they have a "strong nexus" to the crime being charged, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 5, 2014

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Gangs move into human trafficking (Stockton, CA): There was nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. So it seemed. A teenage girl, raised in the gang life, was turned over for prostitution by her own mother for the group's benefit. She was trafficked to different cities, her body sold to strangers, kept drugged and regularly beaten into submission.
Source: The Record    Date: August 4, 2014

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