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Ellison sentenced to 32 years for attempted murder (Lockport, NY): A Bloods street gang member will spend more than three decades in state prison for his conviction on charges that included attempted murder.
Source: Niagara Gazette    Date: August 27, 2015

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The gang threat to officers (Aberdeen, MS): Could the shooting of Monroe County Deputy Eric Sloan have been part of a bigger plot by gang members to target and kill law enforcement officers? It's a possibility that authorities like Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell are starting to come to grips with.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: August 27, 2015

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LaGrange police arrest third suspect in alleged gang robbery of teen (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange police said a third suspect has been taken into custody for suspected participation in the beating and robbery Monday evening of a teen on Easy Street.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 26, 2015

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Surveillance cameras on east side used to deter violence: Vancouver police (Vancouver, BC): The Vancouver Police Department has erected temporary surveillance cameras in a neighbourhood on the city’s east side, and although the department says the cameras are being used to fight gang violence, it won’t say which groups are being targeted or why that specific location was chosen.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: August 26, 2015

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Seattle police chief tackling increased gang activity (Seattle, WA): Several tourists were waiting to board mass transit when they were jumped in downtown Seattle on Monday night. The tourists were reportedly burned with cigarettes and one person's head was injured by a broken bottle.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

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Retired KCK police officer interprets gang graffiti to alert police, community to potential violence (Kansas City, MO): A retired police officer is spending his days deciphering graffiti gang codes in the Kansas City area, and teaching others how to do the same. To the untrained eye these are random letters, numbers, and symbols but when combined carries a dangerous message.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: August 26, 2015

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Mount Vernon men charged with murder, racketeering (Mount Vernon, NY): Various gang-related charges, including murder, have been brought against seven reputed members of the Boss Playa Family in Mount Vernon, officials said. The men allegedly committed various crimes, including the 2008 murders of rival gang members Shomari Knox and Cory Cabiness, as part of the BPF street gang in the city from at least 2007 to 2014, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Wednesday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 26, 2015

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Nonprofit brings at-risk youth into the wilderness for early intervention (Seattle, WA): Seattle police are going to great efforts to reassure the public about a spate of recent fatal shootings: three in Seattle in the last 10 days. And that's not counting others in July, including the death of Donnie Chin, a longtime community leader in Seattle's International District.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

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East Chicago man pleads guilty to racketeering (East Chicago, IN): An East Chicago man pled guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to racketeer, including taking part in the murder of a rival gang member in 1999.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 26, 2015

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Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher: "Shooting was gang related." (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police have confirmed a recent deadly shooting to be gang related. During a Wednesday morning press conference, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told reporters that his department has confirmed Tuesday night's shooting on North Willow Street to be gang related.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 26, 2015

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Asian Boyz Gang Membership Dispute Lands In Federal Court (Orange County, CA): Tam Trong Nguyen didn't sport any Asian Boyz criminal street gang tattoos. Nguyen wasn't known to flash gang signs or wear gang paraphernalia. He didn't answer to a gang moniker and cops never spotted him at any known gang hangout.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 26, 2015

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Gang member pleads guilty to 2011 Quick Chek robbery (Newton, NJ): A gang member who served as the getaway driver in a 2011 armed robbery has pleaded guilty to his role in the heist, authorities said.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

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N.J. men lose appeals in executions of fellow gang members (Newark, NJ): A state appeals court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of three men in the 1998 execution-style killings of two fellow Latin Kings gang members at Branch Brook Park in Newark.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

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Longtime B.C. gangster has a history with guns (Vancouver, BC): Matin Bin Laden Pouyan can’t seem to stay away from deadly firearms. The longtime B.C. gangster was shot twice late Friday in Richmond near the same spot where he is believed to have been involved in a 2007 shootout with rivals.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: August 25, 2015

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Three arrested in Saturday shooting (Nampa, ID): Nampa Police have arrested three in connection to a Saturday shooting on Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard that hospitalized a Nampa man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: August 25, 2015

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Officers address gang problems (Surry County, NC): When Lieutenant Randy Shelton was hired as jail administrator, gangs were a topic of conversation while interviewing with Sheriff Graham Atkinson.
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: August 25, 2015

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Gang violence in Portland closes in on dubious record (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is inching up to the most recent record set in 2012. The Gang Enforcement Team formally adopted 111 cases for investigation as of Aug. 8, according to the most recent statistics released by the Portland Police Bureau. That’s just seven cases short of the 118 cases adopted three years ago, which was the highest number in more than a decade.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: August 25, 2015

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South Bend Police chief addresses gun violence (South Bend, IN): Police Chief Ron Teachman addressed the Common Council on the issue of gun violence Monday in light of a recent uptick in homicides in the city. Ten homicides were committed in the city between January and mid-June, compared with 17 all of last year, despite efforts to address gang-related gun violence via a Group Violence Initiative.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: August 25, 2015

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Bounty Hunter Bloods gang members convicted in Detroit RICO case (Detroit, MI): A jury convicted three members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang on Monday. The gang is accused of operating in northwest Detroit, selling narcotics, trafficking firearms and committing armed robberies, home invasions and carjackings.
Source: MLive    Date: August 25, 2015

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Man Arrested in Hartford's Sixth Homicide Is Suspected Gang Member (Hartford, CT): A suspected gang member has been arrested and charged with the murder of another suspected gang member in Hartford.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: August 25, 2015

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