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Springfield police: Forest Park shooting 'gang-related'; victims not cooperating (Springfield, MA): Police are continuing to search for suspects in a shooting late Tuesday night at Oakland and Dickinson streets, but are receiving no cooperation from the victims, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 2, 2015

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Man stabbed 15 times with box cutter in San Juan Capistrano gang fight, sheriff's deputies say (San Juan Capistrano, CA): A 20-year-old man had his girlfriend take him to a hospital Tuesday night after officials suspect he was attacked in a gang-related fight in his hometown.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 2, 2015

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Newly formed gang task force to target violence in Horry County (Horry County, SC): Horry County leaders report 14 murders so far in 2015 and say six of those this were in the Longs area and were all gang related. “We have had a terrible year in Horry County as far as murder, it’s been in certain pockets throughout the county and a lot of gang involvement, a bunch of that,” 15th Circuit Jimmy Richardson said.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: September 2, 2015

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Pottstown man charged with facilitating gun sale (Pottstown, PA): A Pottstown man has been arrested after police allege he initiated the sale of a firearm through a minor in activities discovered through wiretaps of gang activity in the borough.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 2, 2015

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Selma descended into gang violence, crime after Obama's Bloody Sunday anniversary visit (Selma, AL): The eyes of the nation were trained on Selma from the Christmas release of the film bearing the city's name until March 7, when President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders and celebrities descended on the city en masse to commemorate its place in civil rights history.
Source:    Date: September 1, 2015

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Three Worcester Students Arrested First Week of School for Gang Activity (Worcester, MA): A pair of gang-related arrests made last week in Worcester involved students from the city’s high schools. Between the pair of arrests, six teenagers were charged with possession of a firearm. Two of the six teens - including a 17-year-old juvenile female - attend a Worcester high school. One of the males involved recently dropped out.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: September 1, 2015

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Prosecution in Lompoc murder case focuses on social media activity (Lompoc, CA): The preliminary hearing against the three men charged with allegedly murdering a man on North M Street during a gang-related incident revolved around social media activity Monday at Lompoc Superior Court.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: September 1, 2015

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California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders (Sacramento, CA): California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 1, 2015

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Fueled by Central American Immigration, MS-13 Gaining Strength in Texas (San Antonio, TX): Last summer's influx of Central American immigrants into Texas turned out to be a big boost for the ultra-violent Salvadoran based gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. For the first time, the gang is listed in the 'Top Tier' of the five largest and most dangerous criminal gangs in Texas, in the annual 'Gang Threat Assessment' from the Department of Public Safety.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio    Date: September 1, 2015

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Get A Glimpse Inside The N.J. Latin Kings' Gang Structure (Nwwark, NJ(: Sun Tzu, the 6th century Chinese military strategist had this to say about structuring an army: “Management of many is the same as management of few… It is a matter of organization.” On Aug. 26, a state appellate court in Newark released a 26-page decision that upheld an earlier conviction of several alleged members of the N.J. Latin Kings for murder and kidnapping.
Source: NewarkPatch    Date: September 1, 2015

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DPS Estimates At Least 100,000 Texans Involved In Gangs (Dallas, TX): An estimated 100,000 people are involved in gangs, according to a new Texas DPS report. The Gang Threat Assessment is done each year – and the 2015 version says the biggest organization is the one called Tango Blast.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: September 1, 2015

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Gang activity suspected in a number of local crimes (Conyers, GA): An 18-year-old male who claimed to be a member of a Crips-related gang has been arrested in connection with the beating of another teen earlier this year, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. Lenny Mejias, who previously lived on Chestnut Oaks Ridge in Lithonia, but who reportedly recently moved out of state, was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with battery and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: September 1, 2015

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Alleged gang boss denied bond in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): A Lynchburg man police have identified as a leader of a gang connected to drug transactions and a string of recent shootings in the city was caught in the crossfire of two gangs when he was shot last month, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 1, 2015

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Lawyer: Paterson homicide victim had been part of group working on gang truce (Paterson, NJ): Zahmir Hayes last week was among the young men invited as VIP guests to Paterson’s Fetty Wap concert in appreciation for their recent efforts to maintain a truce among the city’s street gangs.
Source:    Date: September 1, 2015

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Charges: Shooter at Seattle school carried police evidence tag for gun (Seattle, WA): A 23-year-old Seattle man alleged to have narrowly missed five joggers after opening fire outside Rainier Beach High School has been charged with assault.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 1, 2015

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One arrested, one sought in Nampa stabbing (Nampa, ID): A Caldwell man is behind bars charged in connection with a Nampa stabbing that occurred Thursday night.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: August 31, 2015

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Sheriff Lott is declaring war on gangs, ‘punks with guns’ and ‘street justice’ (Columbia, SC): Violent gang activity is on the rise in Richland County, Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday. “We’re declaring war on gangs,” Lott said. “We’re going to come after them." There are some 800 gang members in Richland County, and just about all of them either have guns or access to guns, Lott said.
Source: The State    Date: August 31, 2015

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Sheriff issues warning to street gangs (Cordele, GA): With the first ever gang murder trial taking place last week and recent gang-involved shooting Sheriff Billy Hancock has issued a warning to gangs, “You can bet your bottom dollar if you’re in a gang, I’m coming.”
Source: Cordele Dispatch    Date: August 31, 2015

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The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2015

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Can tattling help stop Richland County's gang troubles? Sheriff Leon Lott hopes so (Columbia, SC): Sheriff Leon Lott has been battling Richland County's well-known gang problem for several years now, but now the sheriff is going in a slightly different direction than what maybe you're used to seeing. His new tactic? Tattling.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 31, 2015

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