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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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Gun suspect part of Worcester gang war, authorities say (Worcester, MA): Calling it an ongoing battle and "gang war" between the East Side and Main South neighborhoods of Worcester, the Worcester district attorney's office pointed to a 19-year-old suspect in custody as playing a key role in it.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

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A 'Clean' start: Tattoo removal program promotes second chances (San Jose, CA): Rodriguez thumbed at the rose emblazoned on his right forearm. The skin was peeling slightly and the tattoo had subtly faded. As a participant in the Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program, he just had his first removal treatment earlier that day. The program, run under the San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, provides free tattoo removal for reformed youths, erasing gang-related and other visible tattoos that would prevent them from moving away from troubled lifestyles.
Source: Paradise Post    Date: July 2, 2015

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Former gang member-turned neighborhood activist shot dead in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): James Elvin Alston III was in the process of transforming his life from a gang member to an anti-gang neighborhood activist when someone gunned him down in the streets of Southeast Raleigh before dawn Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 2, 2015

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Feds charge 11 in 'Cruddy 650' gang (Yonkers, NY): Eleven members of a Yonkers street gang have been charged with various felonies, including murder, related to an alleged organized crime ring, officials said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 2, 2015

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Wilmington teen sentenced to 10 years for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager will spend the next 10 years in prison for her role in what police say was a gang-related shooting. According to the District Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Dominique Gibbs pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter, attempted first degree murder, and conspiracy to discharge a firearm into an occupied dwelling.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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3 men, 1 juvenile arrested for gang activity and drug distribution (Tifton, GA): A three-month investigation by the Tift County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from other agencies, led to the arrest of three men and a juvenile. According to a press release by Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the TCSO, a three-month investigation into gang activity and drug distribution resulted in a search warrant being served Thursday at 603 W. Golden Road in Tift County.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

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Atlanta police now tracking 120 gangs (Atlanta, GA): While the rise in Atlanta's violent crime in 2015 may be incremental, there’s little debate over who’s driving it: Police say they are now tracking approximately 120 gangs, more than double the number they identified just six years ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 2, 2015

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Police see increase in crime through first four months of 2015 (Garden City, KS): Crime appears to be on the rise in Garden City, according to statistics provided by the Garden City Police Department. In the first four months of 2015, the GCPD made 924 adult arrests, which is 193 more than for the first four months of 2014 and 108 more than for the same time frame in 2013.
Source: The Garden City Telegram    Date: July 2, 2015

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Canada Day in Winnipeg marred by gang fight, machete attack (Winnipeg, MB): Three men were taken to hospital — one in critical condition — after being stabbed during a gang fight in a Winnipeg restaurant parking lot on Canada Day.
Source: CBC News    Date: July 2, 2015

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15 sentenced in investigation initially targeting Houston street gang (Houston, TX): With the sentencing of two more defendants on Thursday, July 2, 15 criminals have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.
Source: Cleveland Advocate    Date: July 2, 2015

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Abel Ruiz gets 51 years for shooting Brandon Cage over gang affiliation in 2013 (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Cage after demanding he renounce his own gang in the summer of 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

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Gang Intimidation In Shelby County Courts (Shelby County, TN): Police say there are thousands of gang members spread throughout Shelby County. As frequent visitors to the courtrooms and jail cells at 201 Poplar, many of them are familiar with the criminal justice system.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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Mayor Stothert discusses recent shootings in metro (Omaha, NE): Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert went on record Thursday with frustrations and focused efforts to end the recent shootings in the area. "The majority of homicides in our city are all gang-related," Stothert said. "They're not random, they're gang-related and retaliation."
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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Authorities arrest 48 in gang-related New Jersey drug ring (Newark, NJ): Authorities have arrested 48 people after a five-month investigation into a northern New Jersey gang-related drug ring. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrests Wednesday.
Source: Daily Record    Date: July 2, 2015

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Chattanooga police officer denies hosting gang party (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga police officer accused of hosting a party attended by gang members in the Fraternal Order of Police lodge on Jan. 31 told internal affairs investigators the party was an outreach event for at-risk youth, police documents show.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 2, 2015

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Self-proclaimed gang member charged with Everett killing of ex’s boyfriend (Everett, WA): A man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend outside an Everett apartment sent threatening messages days before the killing.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: July 2, 2015

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Investigator says 3 defendants in Modesto double homicide were gang members (Modesto, CA): An investigator on Wednesday testified that three men accused of murder were active members of the Norteño street gang when a boy and a man were shot to death six years ago in Modesto’s La Loma neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 1, 2015

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Four men accused in Mohegan gang assault (Lake Mohegan, NY): Four men have been arrested for an alleged gang assault in April that left three people hospitalized, police said. Domenico D'Ippolito of Cortlandt, Ryan Sirico of Lake Mohegan, and Robert Casey and Peter Andolina of Peekskill were taken into custody Tuesday after a two-month investigation, Yorktown police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Another guilty plea in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Six men and teens have now been convicted or pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2-year-old South Bend boy's 2014 shooting death. Daniel Williams, 18, who was charged with counts of assisting a criminal and carrying a handgun without a license, with a gang enhancement, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of John Swoveland Jr.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 1, 2015

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