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Gang member's reduced sentence is sixth case altered by jailhouse informants (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member, facing possible life in prison for pumping six bullets into a rival, pleaded guilty Tuesday and received a reduced sentence because authorities improperly used a jailhouse informant to gather evidence against him.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 25, 2015

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Gang members take plea deal in shooting death of Richmond honor student (Richmond, CA): In a statement read to a somber courtroom rustling with the sound of tissues and sniffles, the father of a slain 15-year-old honors student revealed that since his daughter's 2003 murder, his wife has attempted suicide and he has suffered two major heart attacks and could "die any day."
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: August 25, 2015

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Police: Shooting doesn't mean Nampa gang activity is rising (Nampa, ID): After a deadly shooting and high-speed chase over the weekend, which involved gang members, some people are wondering if gang activity is back on the rise in Nampa. But, Nampa police say the numbers show exactly the opposite.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: August 25, 2015

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Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs (Seattle, WA): Police say they are trying to tackle an increase in gun violence before more innocent lives are lost. On Tuesday, they talked about the tactics they’re using to combat dangerous gang activity.
Source: KCPQ 13 News    Date: August 25, 2015

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Authorities believe Sioux City stabbing is gang-related (Sioux City, IA): A gang-related dispute was the cause of Saturday's stabbing near Crown Barber Shop on 1627 Pierce St., court documents show. The suspect in Saturday's stabbing, Omar Barrientos, 25, of South Sioux City, is believed to be a member of Sioux City's West Side Loco gang and was following the victim, Quisean Ingram, 19, when both men began signaling gang signs to each other, according to documents.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: August 25, 2015

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Lynchburg Authorities on Gang Intervention (Lynchburg, VA): From Galax to Radford, Roanoke,Richmond and Danville to Charlottesville gangs are in Virginia. Earlier this month there was a killing of a teen in Lynchburg that police say is gang related.
Source: WVTF Public Radio    Date: August 25, 2015

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Suspected gang member sentenced for BB gun attacks in Danville (Danville, VA): A young man Danville police believe is a member of the Bloods gang “The 800” was sentenced for his involvement in several BB gun drive-bys.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 25, 2015

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Police identify suspect in murder of 1-year-old Malijha Grant (Kent, WA): Four months after one-year old Malijha Grant was killed in a drive-by shooting, investigators in Kent have now identified an official suspect. The man is one of four persons of interest already in custody on un-related criminal charges.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: August 25, 2015

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50 years in prison for convicted killer Vallejos (Coconino County, AZ): A Coconino County Superior Court judge called for the young men of Flagstaff to put an end to gang violence Tuesday morning as he sentenced a local gang member to 50 years in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of 23-year-old Juan Hernandez.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 25, 2015

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Gang violence impacts Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse (Rochester, NY): At his press conference last Thursday to address the drive-by shooting on Genesee Street that left three people dead, I asked Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli how much of the recent increase in violence, particularly shootings, has been gang-related.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: August 24, 2015

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Boxer Abner Mares seeks to make a difference in ring and in inner city (Los Angeles, CA): Ten years ago this summer, the sounds of police helicopter blades roared above Hawaiian Gardens. Armed men trampled the asphalt, shouting on the barricaded street looking for a cop killer as residents took cover.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 24, 2015

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School starts in D.C. amid jitters over summer crime wave (Washington, DC): Students with oversize backpacks holding their parents’ hands as they walked to the front door of Cleveland Elementary gave the first day of school on Monday a feeling of routine.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 24, 2015

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Watts apartment owner sued by city of L.A. over gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a nuisance lawsuit against the corporate owner of a 104-unit Watts apartment building that allegedly is a hangout for the Grape Street street gang, Feuer announced today.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: August 24, 2015

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Gangs are warned in Cordele (Cordele, GA): After a guilty verdict in the district's first ever gang-related murder trial, the DA and Crisp County sheriff have a warning for other gang members. Rocquel Chavers was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years, after a jury in this courthouse convicted him Friday of killing Jasperion Armstrong last September.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 24, 2015

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Subcommittee discusses preventing gangs (Sun Prairie, WI): A Sun Prairie meeting on gang activity had almost come to a close when District 3 Alder Al Guyant stood up. “We’re going to go into whether the city district and school are going to spend some money; I can already hear that,” Guyant said. “How many of you are former gang members? Raise your hand. Anybody?”
Source: The Star    Date: August 24, 2015

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Gang Concerns Prompt Ban Of Non-Seattle Pro Jerseys At Mariner High in South Everett (Everett, WA): recently received complaints from parents who live in Everett but whose kids will be attending Mariner High School in south Everett. The complaints center around a new addition to the dress code this year that prohibits kids from wearing any pro sports jerseys, shirts or apparel other than those from Seattle teams.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2015

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Region 8 school investigates gang related threats (Blytheville, AR): KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School is investigating a gang related threat at the school. Friday morning one student struck another student in the arm, according to the school.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: August 24, 2015

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Video shows interaction between suspect, alleged gang leader minutes before 2013 murder (Toronto, ON): CTV Toronto has obtained exclusive security surveillance footage that shows the chaos that ensued minutes before a man was gunned down outside a west-end community centre nearly two years ago.
Source: CTV Toronto    Date: August 24, 2015

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Three Detroit gang members convicted of racketeering (Detroit, MI): Three high-ranking members of a west-side Detroit gang were convicted Monday of racketeering and related offenses, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. A federal jury convicted the three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang after a four-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: August 24, 2015

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Two men charged with 'gang assault' enter not guilty pleas in County Court (Genesee County, NY) : When the two brothers appeared in Genesee County Court this afternoon with their mother, they did not appear as young men you would readily pick out as those accused of a violent gang assault.
Source: The Batavian    Date: August 24, 2015

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