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City asks Ottawa for money to fight street crime (Ottawa, ON) : Five years ago the federal government initiated a $400 million program to fight street gangs and cybercrime. The money was doled out to cities across the country and the police forces were encouraged to use the funds to fight crime.
Source: The Gazette    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/...

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12th person arrested in connection with gang-related gun battle (Hagerstown, MD): A 12th person has been arrested in connection with a gang-related gun fight that occurred in April in Hagerstown’s Jonathan Street neighborhood.
Source: The Herald-Mail    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.herald-mail.com/...

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Police arrest three teens in gang-related shooting (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police say they arrested three gang members in connection with a shooting earlier this month.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.wistv.com/...

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa highlights city's lower crime rates (Los Angeles, CA): Antonio Villaraigosa held his last news conference as mayor of Los Angeles Friday, reflecting on the progress the city has seen in the past eight years. He says that is noted in the decrease in violent crime.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 28, 2013
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Former MS-13 gang leader sentenced in fatal shooting, attempted murder (Suffolk County, NY): The former leader of a Long Island chapter of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced Friday to more than 30 years in prison for killing a Central Islip man he mistakenly thought was a member of a rival gang and for another shooting.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.newsday.com/...

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City homicides drop sharply, again; Police cite new antigang strategy (New York, NY): The number of homicides on record in New York City has dropped significantly during the first half of the year — to 154 from 202 in the same period last year — surprising even police officials who have long been accustomed to trumpeting declining crime rates in the city.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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Richmond man gets 77 years to life for 2010 mistaken identity murder (Richmond, CA): A 22-year-old North Richmond man was sentenced Thursday to 77 years to life in prison for killing a young Muslim whom he mistook for a rival in a Richmond gang war.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 28, 2013
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Gang violence, 270 'shots fired' this year prompt police chief to call for 'cease fire' (Wilmington, NC) : Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous gathered with local clergy and community supporters in the Hillcrest Community on Thursday to call for a “cease fire” in light of recent violent gang activity throughout the city.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: June 28, 2013
http://portcitydaily.com/...

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Gang-related crime is doing more time (Providence, RI): The Senate has approved a bill to increase prison time for gang-related crimes. The legislation will allow up to one extra year for misdemeanors, and an additional 10 years for felonies. The extra years are to be served consecutively.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: June 28, 2013
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Sheriff's office investigating drug, gang activity in Piccadilly (Batavia, OH): The Clermont County Sheriff's Office, along with the Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit, is investigating the Piccadilly area of Union Township related to drug and gang activity.
Source: The Clermont Sun    Date: June 27, 2013
http://clermontsun.com/...

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Alleged gang member arrested in Amarillo (Amarillo, TX): Another of the individuals identified in the Garden City Police Department's investigation into alleged local gang activity, known as Operation Frontline, was arrested Saturday.
Source: KSCB Radio News    Date: June 27, 2013
http://kscbnews.net/...

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Syracuse gang member pleads guilty to unsolved murder (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man pleads guilty to an unsolved murder, admitting he was part of a gang that shot and killed a rival gang member.
Source: CNY Central    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.cnycentral.com/...

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More property crimes, less violence (Walla Walla, WA): It's a small town with a growing gang problem. Action News has documented the efforts to crack down on gangs in Walla Walla. It seems the problem is getting worse. Walla Walla would rather be known for its wine than its gangs.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.keprtv.com/...

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Gang force speaker tells parents to listen (Albany, GA): Cheryl Calhoun, with the local Parents for Change group, told attendees of the monthly Gang Task Force and Violence Prevention Meeting to listen to their children and reduce gang participation.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.albanyherald.com/...

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Gang member arrested in shooting investigation (Midvale, UT): A known gang member wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier this week was arrested Wednesday night.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.deseretnews.com/...

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Columbus Street, San Fernando Valley gang, subject to new injunction (Los Angeles, CA): An injunction against the San Fernando Valley's Columbus Street gang was approved Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the city attorney's office announced.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/...

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Haslam signs gang-enhanced sentencing bill in Memphis (Memphis, TN): Goveror Bill Haslam on Wednesday held a ceremonial bill signing in Memphis for legislation that rewrites and simplifies the criminal gang offense enhanced punishment law.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: June 27, 2013
http://www.chattanoogan.com/...

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Alleged gang member arrested in Texas (Garden City, TX): Another of the individuals identified in the Garden City Police Department's investigation into alleged local gang activity, known as Operation Frontline, was arrested Saturday.
Source: The Garden City Telegram    Date: June 27, 2013
http://gctelegram.com/...

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Wanted fugitive arrested in gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A known gang member and wanted fugitive was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a shooting on Tuesday that sent three rival gang members to St. Mark’s Hospital.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: June 27, 2013
http://fox13now.com/...

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After-hours park program aimed at helping reduce gang violence begins in LA (Los Angeles, CA): Wednesday kicks off the latest season of Summer Night Lights, an anti-gang initiative meant to curb violence by keeping L.A. parks open after-hours. Now in its sixth season, the program takes place at 32 public parks throughout the city, which are chosen based on their proximity to areas with high rates of gang-related crime.
Source: SCPR News    Date: June 26, 2013
http://www.scpr.org/...

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