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CEA challenges community to stop the violence (Pittsburg, PA): Finding a way to stop the shootings that seem to be holding Black neighborhoods hostage to the whims of young criminals was the goal of the Community Empowerment Association’s 11th Annual Black Family Reunion event.
Source: New Pittsburg Courier    Date: August 27, 2014

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St. Paul man charged after shots fired in parking lot, bystander hit (Saint Paul, MN): A 29-year-old man took aim at a man who had testified against his brother at a murder trial and shot someone else in the leg instead, court documents indicate.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 27, 2014

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Gang member sentenced to 52 years for attacking teens (Bartlett, TN): A Bartlett man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison for killing one teenager and shooting at others.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: August 27, 2014

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Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related (Philadelphia, PA): Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: August 27, 2014

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Police seek vehicle in possible Sparks gang shooting (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are looking for a vehicle involved in a possible gang shooting Monday night that hospitalized two men.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 27, 2014

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24 cases related to Florida gang,3 arrests made (Austin, TX): The Austin Police Department has arrested three people in connection with a Florida gang suspected to be operating in Austin.
Source: KVUE News    Date: August 27, 2014

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Appeals Court rules gang references didn’t hinder Waterloo man’s case (Waterloo, IA): The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a northeast Iowa man’s murder conviction. Montez Caples of Waterloo admitted to luring 34-year-old Robert Shannon of Parkersburg into a car where he shot him in the back of the neck in 2011.
Source: Radio Iowa    Date: August 27, 2014

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Gang member shot in Greenville (Greenville, NC): Police say a gang member was shot in Greenville Tuesday night.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: August 27, 2014

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System alert leads to arrest of Lakeland murder suspect (Palm Beach County, FL): An alert from the town’s license plate recognition system helped police identify a murder suspect.
Source: Palm Beach Daily News    Date: August 27, 2014

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Benedict police announce arrest of gang member in at least one student robbery (Benedict, SC): A 23-year-old Columbia man who is a reputed local gang member has been arrested and charged with armed robbery in a Monday holdup of Benedict College students near the downtown campus.
Source: The State    Date: August 27, 2014

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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: Medical Xpress    Date: August 27, 2014

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Street crime summit eyed (Boston, MA): While authorities continue to investigate a possible gang link in the killing of a 26-year-old teacher who was an innocent bystander Saturday, police say there are 125 active gangs with 3,500 members in the city, and community groups say they want to develop strategies to address the problem.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 27, 2014

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Police seek suspects in northwest Salt Lake City shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): If you know something about a gang-related shooting incident in northwest Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning, police want to hear from you.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 27, 2014

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Governor Crist and Dan Newlin Team Up to Bring Justice to Danielle Sampson (Orlando, FL): As gangs and gang membership continue to expand throughout communities, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat to get his old job back, vowed last week to implement gang violence legislation to better protect Floridians from violent criminals.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: August 27, 2014

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South Georgia police on alert after 'Purge' threats (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Gang Unit and Dougherty County Sheriff's Office are on alert after warnings of possible gang violence connected with "The Purge."
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 26, 2014

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Judge’s order forbids two local establishments known for gang violence, drug activity from selling alcohol (Port City, NC): A superior court judge has entered consent judgments against two local establishments known for gang violence and drug activity from selling alcohol.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: August 26, 2014

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Number of Shooting Victims Has Increased in 14 NYPD Precincts Over the Last Five Years (New York, NY): It's unfair to judge a police department solely against the crime stats of the previous year. Numbers can fluctuate from one year to the next. What matters is improvement over the long run.
Source: The Village News    Date: August 26, 2014

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Gang Violence Slows Down In Missoula (Missoula, MT): An autopsy shows gang symbols were carved into Gilbert Barry's body, the man who was shot and killed before being thrown into the Clark Fork River.
Source: ABC Fox Montana    Date: August 26, 2014

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3 suspected gang members arrested in Yavapai County (Paulden, AZ) : Three suspected gang members have been arrested after leading authorities on a 100-mph chase in north-central Arizona.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 26, 2014

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Man faces life in prison for 2012 fatal shooting in the West End (Atlanta, GA): A gang member who shot and killed a man in the West End is likely to spend life in prison for the 2012 murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 26, 2014

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