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Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges (Orange County, CA): Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 29, 2015
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Man charged with murder, nearly year to the day after gang-related killing in Portland (Portland, OR): A 23-year-old man, accused of wounding a man in a Portland shooting last month, now has been charged with murder in a nearly one-year-old drive-by, gang-related shooting near Portland's New Columbia.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 29, 2015
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Judge cancels Pottstown drug dealer’s lunch date (Norristown, PA): A Pottstown man awaiting trial for his alleged role in a drug-related gang war that was crushed in May had one request of a judge on his way to jail on previous charges he trafficked heroin in 2013 — he wanted lunch with his girlfriend.
Source: The Mercury    Date: June 29, 2015
http://www.pottsmerc.com/...

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Activist Jesuit priest offers inspiration for St. Louis audience (St. Louis, MO): Searching for inspiration, hundreds of religious leaders joined community members, including some active in Ferguson, at the Marriott airport hotel Monday to listen to a Los Angeles-based Jesuit priest known nationally for his 30 years of work with former gang members.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: June 29, 2015
http://www.stltoday.com/...

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Cleaning up Nampa’s gang graffiti mess (Nampa, ID): Bridges, residential alleys and abandoned buildings are prime targets for graffiti, and the community service division of the Nampa Police Department does its best to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: June 29, 2015
http://www.idahopress.com/...

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New food truck also re-entry program for ex-cons (Durham, NC): The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has a new program rolling out soon, on wheels. 2econd Helpings will be a new food truck “where a conviction is not a barrier, but a requirement.” The food truck will employ only those Durhamites returning to the community after serving time in prison.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 28, 2015
http://www.heraldsun.com/...

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14-year-old boy shot in drive-by, neighbors shaken (Springdale, AR): A 14-year-old boy underwent surgery Friday after he was shot twice in a drive-by shooting at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Crawford Avenue and Marylyn Street, said Mike Glasgow, a neighbor of the boy.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 27, 2015
http://www.arkansasonline.com/...

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Fargo violent crime tops U.S. for first time (Fargo, ND): In announcing a suspect’s arrest last week in two brutal Fargo killings, interim Police Chief Dave Todd said the city is a “good, safe community” despite the homicides. As police and other authorities here often do, Todd described the region as safe relative to other similar cities.
Source: The Dickinson Press    Date: June 27, 2015
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/...

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Hayden Slater: Family support helps teen succeed despite tough neighborhood (Portland, OR): Jefferson High School junior Hayden Slater has a lot to say about gang violence. The "gang thing" keeps us apart, he said, tensing slightly. He said it's ridiculous and dangerous that gangs are in his North Portland neighborhood.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 27, 2015
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Man found guilty in 2011 Joliet murder (Joliet, IL): When Anthony Fearn was fatally shot on June 9, 2011, outside the KO Zone Boxing Club it was dark and there was a large crowd on the street. Since that night, five witnesses have identified Jevon Lesley, 22, a member of the Vice Lords street gang known as "Guru" as the man who fired the shot that struck Fearn, who had no gang involvement.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.theherald-news.com/...

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S.C.: Questions About Gang Affiliation Violated Miranda Rights (Contra Costa County, CA): Jailers violated the Miranda rights of a murder suspect when they asked about his gang affiliation while he was being booked, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday. In an opinion by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the court unanimously agreed that Jose Mota-Avendano’s unMirandized statements were improperly used against him, but that the error was harmless because there was enough independent evidence to establish his gang ties.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.metnews.com/...

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Gang activity alleged in arrests related to shooting death of 19-year-old (Covington, GA): A 19-year-old Rockdale County teen has been charged in the murder of a Newton County teen earlier this week and three other people have been arrested in connection with the crime, with more arrests expected.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/...

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As gang violence rises, where are the police? (Portland, OR): Recent reports of excessive police force have dominated media headlines and inspired protests in Portland. "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" rallies have blocked city streets as Rose City residents decried the killings of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others. Witnesses across the country now whip out cellphones during arrests. As a result, police in some cities report feeling hesitant to act.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.kgw.com/...

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Leaders of Brownsville-based gang convicted of racketeering, murder (Brooklyn, NY): This past Thursday, following approximately eight weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned guilty verdicts against Paul Rivera and Michael Garrett on charges of racketeering, murder, sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/...

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Madera gang member sentenced to life in prison (Madera, CA): A Madera gang member was sentenced to life in prison after shooting a man three times in the head, the Madera County District Attorney said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 26, 2015
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Portsmouth Bloods gang members plead guilty to heroin charges (Portsmouth, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to distributing heroin in Norfolk. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Theodore M. Vann, aka Flatline, and 26-year-old Antwane L. Williams, aka Neno, entered their pleas in federal court on Thursday. Court records say Vann was the highest ranking member of the Bloods gang set Gorilla Mafia Piru. Williams was Vann’s second in command.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: June 26, 2015
http://wavy.com/...

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Alumnus spreads kinship among former gang members (Orange County, CA): Steven Kim MSW ’06 knows intimately what rock bottom looks like. Growing up an at-risk youth with little to no family support, he got involved with the wrong crowd and found refuge in substance abuse.
Source: USC News    Date: June 26, 2015
http://news.usc.edu/...

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Roanoke woman involved in gang-related sex trafficking to be arraigned (Roanoke County, VA): A Roanoke County woman faces charges related to child sex trafficking in northern Virginia and is set to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday in Alexandria. Yasmin Arely Vargas, also known as “Flaca,” is accused of helping her then boyfriend, Francisco Arturo Pineda-Torres, also know as “Cuervo,” in a sex trafficking organization in 2010.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: June 25, 2015
http://wsls.com/...

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Lucedale man admits role in gang-related drug trafficking conspiracy (Gulfport, MS): A Lucedale man indicted after a probe of drug trafficking by Black Gangsta Disciples and their associates pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in George County and across southeast Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.sunherald.com/...

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Taking steps to break the snitch code (Portland, OR): Rod Underhill thinks he soon may have a strategic weapon in the fight against gang violence, which appears to be surging this spring. The Multnomah County district attorney says the single biggest impediment to solving and prosecuting gang shootings has long been the lack of witnesses willing to come forward and testify. In some neighborhoods what is called the G-Code, or snitch code, prevails.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: June 25, 2015
http://portlandtribune.com/...

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