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Pasadena Blood gang members going to trial for Christmas Day murder (Pasadena, CA): A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that two Pasadena Blood gang members will stand trial for the Christmas Day murder of community activist Victor McClinton.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 18, 2013

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Seven raids target West End Gang; Six men arrested (Montreal, QC): A Montreal police operation carried out on Thursday, targeting a group of people suspected of distributing cocaine for the West End Gang, turned up links to two brothers who were murdered on Canada Day.
Source: The Gazette    Date: July 18, 2013

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Joliet teen charged in shooting (Joliet, IL): An 18-year-old Joliet man faces aggravated battery and other charges after he allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy in the hand Monday during an alleged gang confrontation.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Five face trial for teen's slaying (Vista, CA): There was no loud argument before an Oceanside teenager was stabbed to death in January. There was only a silent foot chase.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 17, 2013

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Gang expert testifies school closings will put kids 'in line of fire' (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang expert testified in federal court Wednesday that the Safe Passage program used by Chicago Public Schools to provide community escorts for students affected by school closings won't be enough to protect children from gang violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2013

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Gangster links to Cavalli restaurant's clientele probed (Montreal, QC): No restaurant, especially one located on a busy downtown street, can reasonably be expected to control who dines there. But it's what happens after some of Restaurant Cavalli's clients show up at the popular eatery on Peel St. that prompted the Montreal police to have its owners summoned on Wednesday before the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux that could result in its liquor permit being revoked.
Source: The Gazette    Date: July 17, 2013

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Local state rep. supports new anti-gang legislation (Rockford, IL): It's been a deadly summer in Rockford. 67th district state representative Chuck Jefferson is fed up with the violence. "I think it's terrible," he said. So Jefferson took action supporting two anti-gang house bills that are now law.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: July 17, 2013

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New stats show surprising drop in gang violence despite surging homicide count (San Jose, CA): Fueled by an alarming uptick in the homicide rate, public perception suggests the Bay Area's largest city has a burgeoning crime problem. But statistics released Wednesday by the San Jose Police Department paint a far different picture.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Gang expert testifies about Love's tattoos (Georgetown, TX): Prosecutors will try to link Albert Leslie Love Jr. to gangs, drugs, shootings and robberies Wednesday morning as Love's capital murder trial moves into the punishment phase.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: July 17, 2013

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Watsonville police investigate possible gang-related shooting (Watsonville, CA): A 27-year-old man was shot near Main Street and West Lake Avenue in Watsonville just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police Lt. David McCartney said the shooting was being investigated as gang-related.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2013

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Gang activity in Cleveland shows signs of increasing (Cleveland, TX): Gang tagging appears to be on the rise in the Cleveland area, particularly for a predominantly black gang called Smook, according to police. "An upstart gang who identify themselves as 'Smook Gang' has been tagging area landscape using spray paint. The graffiti is generally found in the Samuel Wiley Park area," said Cleveland Patrol Capt. Scott Felts.
Source: Dayton News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Crackdown on gangs in Belvidere (Belvidere, MD): Boone County has a strong message for gang members: Stay out. According to officers, they are. "Gangs know that we're going to be tough and they better think twice about coming here," Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier, said.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Police arrest five suspected of gang affiliation in Albemarle (Albemarle, NC): Albemarle police rounded up five suspects associated with a major gang in a crackdown on criminal activity in the city.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Los Angeles intervention program provides model for other nations (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say Los Angeles is the "gang capital" of the United States, with hundreds of active criminal gangs. The city is also home to a gang and re-entry program called Homeboy Industries which has helped thousands of young people say no to gangs and choose a better path.
Source: Voice of America    Date: July 17, 2013

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Mid-year police stats show dip in gang violence amid overall drop in violent crime (San Jose, CA): A citywide police crackdown spearheaded by a summer patrol surge has produced a 16 percent dip in gang violence for the first half of the year compared to 2012, aligning with an broader drop in violent crime that was tempered by a noticeable uptick in homicides, according to figures released Tuesday by the San Jose Police Department.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 17, 2013

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Man stabbed near Yakima Avenue (Yakima, WA): A 23-year-old man suffered numerous stab and slash wounds to his head and body Tuesday night in what police consider a gang-related attack.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 17, 2013

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New law designed to crack down on gang activity (Nashville, TN): Gang members who commit crimes could spend more time in prison thanks to a new state law intended to cut down on gang activity across Tennessee.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: July 17, 2013

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Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence (Chicago, IL): The Chicago city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen its existing ban on assault weapons by adding more types of guns to the banned list and imposing stiffer fines for violations of the law.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 17, 2013

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Police investigating deadly rampart officer-involved shooting (Westlake, CA): Authorities Wednesday were investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Rampart area. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday when plainclothes officers were patrolling the area near Pico Boulevard and Bonnie Brae Street for gang activity, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2013

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Judge rejects trying juvenile as adult in murder case (Chicago, IL): A Cook County judge on Wednesday denied a bid by prosecutors to try a juvenile as an adult for an allegedly gang-related shooting that killed an innocent teen last September on Chicago's South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2013

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