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Alleged Fargo gang member charged with drug possession (Fargo, ND): A member of alleged Fargo gang Lic Squad was charged Friday with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 31, 2015

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Moorhead rap promoter to try third time after show first canceled over gang concern, then shut down (Moorhead, MN): Hip-hop promoter Jason Grant has organized the annual Fargo-Moorhead rap concert, Spring Jam, since he founded it in 1997. The shows have always gone smoothly, he says—until this year.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 30, 2015

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Federal prosecutors join local police, prosecutors to gang up on Topeka gangs (Topeka, KS): Gang activity in Topeka is limited to certain, specific parts of the city, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Thursday. Prosecuting crimes under tough federal gun laws can do much to make those neighborhoods safer, Grissom indicated.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 30, 2015

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Sun Prairie releases report on gang activity (Sun Prairie, WI): In response to concerns about a growing level of gang activity, the City of Sun Prairie recently published a report that follows nearly three years of research and analysis. The report was compiled by The Sun Prairie Youth and Families Commission’s Subcommittee to Assess Gang Activity. One component looks at current gang presence in the city, while the second component suggests recommendations for how to prevent it from increasing.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: July 30, 2015

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Prosecutor aims to padlock house on allegations of violence, gang activity (Flint, MI): Authorities are attempting to padlock a house where they claim residents with links to a neighborhood gang were involved in more than a half-dozen shootings in the past three years. But those living in the house say they are being victimized by others in the neighborhood and the police have refused to help them.
Source: MLive    Date: July 30, 2015

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14 Year Old Wanted For Gang-Related Shooting That Killed Tulsa Girl (TUlsa, OK): Tulsa Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy in connection to a gang-related shooting that took the life of a 16-year-old girl.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

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Gang intervention: Seaside Youth Resource Center gets interim home, manager (Seaside, CA): With a $1.3 million funding grant and a community fed up with gang and gun violence, the city of Seaside moved in November to implement its community-based approach to combat the growing problem. Eight months later, the Seaside Youth Resource Center, a big part of that approach, has an interim home, a temporary manager and a target start date of mid- to late August.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: July 30, 2015

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St. Paul gang member gets nearly 38 years in prison for 2012 murder (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul gang member was sentenced Thursday to nearly 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an innocent man caught in the middle of a gang feud.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 30, 2015

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How was $1.1M to tackle youth and gang violence in Newport News spent this year? (Newport News, VA): For the past few years, the city's budget has included $1.1 million for youth and gang violence prevention. Here's the breakdown of how the fund was spent this year, according to Assistant City Manager Alan Archer.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2015

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LAPD Chief Challenges Validity of Social Media Postings Proclaiming Plague of Gang Homicides (Los Angeles, CA): Recognizing public concerns and hoping to ease them, Los Angeles Police Department's chief on Wednesday challenged the validity of social media postings warning of a plague of homicides over a 100-day period. Chief Charlie Beck called the public impact "significant."
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 30, 2015

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Murder suspects caught on video shooting victim on Newark street, prosecutor says (Newark, NJ): On a Tuesday night in May, Rasheem Glaspie allegedly walked up to John Betances on a Newark street and fired multiple shots at him. After Betances staggered to the middle of the street and fell to the ground, Glaspie's alleged accomplice, Shaquan Leaks, stood over the 24-year-old Newark man and fired a single shot at him.
Source:    Date: July 30, 2015

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Former Tulsa Gang Members Hope To Change Lives Of Others (Tulsa, OK): Former members of Tulsa's Bloods and Crips gangs are trying to change lives. They've organized a unity picnic, hoping to convince young gang members to stop the violence.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

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FBI arrests alleged leader of 'Block Burners' in Louisville (Louisville, KY): Federal authorities arrested the alleged leader of the “Block Burners” Eastside Indianapolis gang in Louisville, Ky., late Tuesday night.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 29, 2015

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Transgender teen killed in George County was beaten to death (George County, MS): A transgender teen was beaten to death by a George County man and buried under some debris on the suspect's father's property on Odom Road, a lead investigator on the case said Wednesday.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 29, 2015

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Prosecutor: Reputed gang members wanted to be biggest and baddest (Oakland, CA): A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that four reputed gang members should be convicted of murder and other charges for the death of one of their associates in a wild shootout at a birthday party in East Oakland three years ago because they premeditated the shooting.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 29, 2015

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Sureno gang member gets 22 years in prison for shooting at teens in Santa Rosa park (Santa Rosa, CA): A Sureno gang member was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a rival gang member at a Santa Rosa park last year.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: July 29, 2015

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Gang graffiti and guns a deadly mix: Suspect arrested in killing of man, 51, objecting to “tagging” (Anaheim, CA): A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of two men — one of them fatally — during a confrontation over gang graffiti near Anaheim, authorities said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: July 29, 2015

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L.A. mayor and police chief visit Leimert Park after flare of violence (Los Angeles, CA): Terrencé Smith smiled nervously as he plugged in his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon and hit play. A few seconds later, the 15-year-old's voice rang clearly through the entryway of a Leimert Park performing arts center. He hoped his audience — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck — understood the message behind his words.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2015

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Aurora unity march aims to ‘bridge gap’ between community, law enforcement (Aurora, IL): A local anti-gang group is hoping a march with Aurora police can help the city avoid some of the tensions that have flared around the country in recent months between police and minority communities.
Source: Aurora Sentinel    Date: July 29, 2015

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IMPD names 17 more suspects arrested in gang raid; alleged leaders in custody (Indianpoils, IN): Indianapolis Metro Police are releasing more information about the arrests of nearly three-dozen people in connection with the Block Burners gang. Police say they have the alleged gang leaders in custody.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: July 29, 2015

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