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Closing arguments begin in trial of gang member charged with murder (Bakersfield, CA): Spencer Rogers was so proud of killing a rival gang member he rapped songs and made up riddles about the shooting, prosecutors say. Gunning down Kevin McMahan as he drove along Highway 58 helped Rogers “earn his stripes” as a member of the Country Boy Crips criminal street gang, Deputy District Attorney David McKillop said. He said Rogers’ girlfriend told investigators he would even shout “die little Kev-Mac” as he played video games.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 22, 2015

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More officers will be on patrol to prevent gang activity (Pueblo, CO): More officers will be out on the streets to help combat gang activity in Pueblo. Pueblo police presented a plan to council Monday night to help solve the gang violence problem. There have been nine gang-related shooting since the beginning of May.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: June 22, 2015

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Man charged in Minneapolis shootings of mother, toddler (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member is charged with shooting a mother and child while firing at a rival’s SUV last week at a south Minneapolis park.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: June 22, 2015

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Defenders look at Detroit's criminal groups (Detroit, MI): Detroit is making big strides in its comeback. But to really get there, something has to be done about its violence. A lot of it comes from young people who are involved in crime rings or gangs. I recently spoke with several of those young people to see what is being done for those who feel stuck in the cycle.
Source: Click On Detroit    Date: June 22, 2015

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U.S. citizens warned to stay alert in El Salvador amid violence (Washington, DC): The State Department on Monday warned U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador to take caution Monday amid reports that the Central American nation’s murder rate has soared in recent months to its highest rate since the 1992 end of a violent civil war.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 22, 2015

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2 dead, 16 injured in city shootings (Chicago, IL): Two men were killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded during separate shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 21, 2015

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Wrap Project trying to keep lid on gang violence in Surrey, B.C. (Surrey, BC): When Rob Rai and the Surrey School District opened the Wrap Project in 2009, those starting the dedicated anti-gang program plainly acknowledged that groups of local teenagers were committing serious crimes. The launch was progressive action from the city southeast of Vancouver, which had been plagued for decades by drug-related gun violence, Rai said.
Source: CBC News    Date: June 21, 2015

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5 things to know about Surrey's gang war (Surrey, BC): Here are five things to know about the drug-fuelled turf war in Surrey, B.C. and the Surrey Wrap Project that aims to prevent gangs from growing:
Source: CBC News    Date: June 21, 2015

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Pursuit of glamour behind shootings in Metro Vancouver: police (Surrey, BC): It's not criminal gangs, but the pursuit of glamour behind a series of shootings in two suburban Vancouver neighbourhoods that has residents worried about who the next bullet will hit, police say.
Source: CTV News    Date: June 21, 2015

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Members of 39ers street gang indicted in sprawling racketeering case; group accused of 12 murders (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors announced a sprawling indictment Friday against a New Orleans street gang accused of racketeering, trafficking crack cocaine and heroin, and committing at least a dozen murders in the city since 2010.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate    Date: June 21, 2015

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2 men with gang ties arrested on gun crimes in Portland, police say (Portland, OR): Two men with gang ties were arrested on gun crimes after they were found with loaded handguns during separate encounters Saturday night, Portland police said Sunday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 21, 2015

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Teens as young as 16 involved in Surrey's ongoing turf war (Surrey, BC): Last week, Surrey’s mayor made a move to try and put an end to the recent violence in that city and Delta. And we’re now learning more about what kind of people are involved in the ongoing turf war and says their ages may surprise you.
Source: News1130    Date: June 21, 2015

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With a dangerous summer in mind, officials support camps to keep youth off the street (Jacksonville, FL): Amid concerns about a violent summer, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission expects to be granted permission to spend $541,000 of its money to expand camp offerings for kids, following a vote of the City Council on Tuesday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: June 20, 2015

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Two Western Mass. cities will receive funding to combat gang violence (Springfield, MA): Two western Massachusetts cities will benefit from more funding to combat youth gang violence. Springfield and Pittsfield are among seven Massachusetts cities that will receive supplemental funding to make the streets a safer place. $1.25 million dollars will be divided among those cities.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: June 20, 2015

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MAGEC cracks down on gangs in wake of violent shootings in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Local law enforcement agencies are working together to target gang members across Fresno County this weekend. The Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) held a briefing Saturday afternoon before hitting the streets.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 20, 2015

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Portland police seize handguns from alleged gang associates (Portland, OR): Portland police officers seized three handguns Saturday and arrested four, including two men police say are associated with gangs.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 20, 2015

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Gang members arrested after recent shootings, most post bond (Chattanooga, TN): The intended target of a drive-by shooting was arrested on open warrants this week. He wasn't shot. Instead, two young girls were wounded June 11. The arrest is one of at least five Chattanooga police have made after recent gang violence wounded several people.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: June 20, 2015

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Man, 21, dies shielding mother during South Chicago shooting (Chicago, IL): James Jones died shielding his mother from bullets meant for him, according to family members. The 21-year-old and his mother, Alicia Jones, were on a porch in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue about 12:02 p.m. Saturday when a man approached from the gangway, gun in hand, and opened fire, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 20, 2015

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Leader Of Howard County Bloods Gang Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison (Baltimore, MD): U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Anthony Preston, a/k/a "40," or "Tone," age 29, of Laurel, in Howard County Maryland, today to 19 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering conspiracy, and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with his membership in the Bloods gang operating primarily out of Howard County, Maryland.
Source: WBAL Radio    Date: June 19, 2015

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Police charge 2 in Yusuf Ibrahim murder (Ottawa, ON): Residents at the housing complex where Yusuf Ibrahim was shot dead earlier this year were relieved Friday to learn two men had been arrested. Ibrahim, a known gang member, was shot inside a townhouse at the Carpenter housing co-op at 181 Forestglade Cr., near the area of Hunt Club Rd. and Hawthorne Rd.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: June 19, 2015

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