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Bethlehem police said alleged gang member charged with attempted homicide (Bethlehem, PA): A 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with attempted homicide after police said he plowed his car into two rival gang members in Bethlehem, leaving one man in critical condition.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 23, 2015

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TPD gang unit cracks down on organized crime after recent shootings in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Police are cracking down on gang violence in Tulsa. A recent string of shootings has residents on edge and officers taking action. “If we have a spike in gang violence in a certain part of the city, then we will direct our efforts there,” Sgt. Vic Regalado said.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: July 23, 2015

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Gang members busted in federal raid facing local charges (Indianapolis, IN): The gang members arrested in a massive drug bust called "Operation Smoke Show" are facing more than federal prison time. They will have to deal with state and local charges, too. A federal, state, and local task force served a number of warrants this week, arresting more than 30 gang members across Indianapolis.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: July 23, 2015

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Probe of Block Burners revealed farm team for gang recruits (Indianapolis, IN): The Wednesday bust of the Block Burners revealed startling details of the Indianapolis gang. On social media they posed for photographs with firearms and large amounts of cash, court documents said. On the streets they openly talked about drug dealing.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 23, 2015

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Albany Gang Unit responds to recent shootings (Albany, GA): Officers say the drive-bys seem to be random, but they are still investigating whether they are connected. City Commissioners say they are receiving calls from frightened people, concerned by this rash of violent shootings.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: July 23, 2015

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Lake County Sheriff forms task force to target gang activity (Waukegan, IL): Officials in a northern Illinois county are forming a task force to deal with increased activity by gangs they say are migrating to the area from Chicago.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: July 23, 2015

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Drug trade combatants warned shootings will only intensify police focus on them (Calgary, AB): Police are trying the power of persuasion to end the spate of drug-related shootings on city streets. While dialogue isn’t a replacement for arresting gangsters and drug dealers, the tactic has succeeded before in quelling violent conflicts between criminal groups — notably a gang feud that ended in a police-brokered truce in 1992.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 23, 2015

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Escalation in Gang Violence Sparks Movement to Get Worcester Kids off Streets (Worcester, MA): There have been roughly 30 shootings in the city of Worcester already this year - putting it on pace to exceed last year’s single year record of 38 shootings by double-digits. According to a source in the Worcester Police Department, every single shooting that has occurred so far in 2015 has been gang-related.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 23, 2015

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Police still searching for Block Burners' leader (Indianapolis, IN): Police are searching for the alleged leader of an Eastside gang that moved pounds of cocaine, heroin and marijuana for years, taking in thousands of dollars in drug money.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 23, 2015

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Sheriff’s office steps up anti-gang activities, arresting 18 in Castroville, and 13 in South County (Castroville, CA): Fourth of July weekend was a doozy for crime, with 864 calls for service to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Of those, 117 were fireworks complaints, but there were also gunshots and robberies.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: July 23, 2015

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IMPD urging gang members to give up life of crime after warrant sweep (Indianapolis, IN): IMPD Police Chief Rick Hite hopes Wednesday’s massive warrant sweep pushes gang members to leave their life of crime behind, while others hope it encourages youth to avoid that path all together.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: July 22, 2015

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TPD Chief: String of drive-by's drug and gang-related, details arrests (Topeka, KS): Topeka Police released details Wednesday on arrests they've made in connection with recent drive by shootings in the Hi-crest area.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: July 22, 2015

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St. George man gets 7 months jail in graffiti case (St. George, UT): A St. George man convicted on a felony graffiti charge as well as drug and shoplifting counts was sentenced to seven months in jail Wednesday and must pay restitution to the victims of the crime spree with help from a co-defendant who has since been charged in an unrelated shooting.
Source: The Spectrum     Date: July 22, 2015

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Gang sweep includes Reedley (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County’s gang enforcement unit targeted portions of Reedley last weekend as part of a sweep of county rural areas. It was the second gang operation in the county this year.
Source: The Reedley Exponent    Date: July 22, 2015

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Amari Brown (Chicago, IL): Wisconsin authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of a 7-year-old Chicago boy has been arrested. The Douglas County sheriff’s office said Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested Wednesday by deputies and U.S. Marshals at a home in Superior, Wisconsin.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 22, 2015

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Taking action, together, against drug and gang violence in Broome County (Binghamton, NY): WBNG met with Broome County Sheriff's Office and a Youth Crime Specialist, on Tuesday to discuss what can be done to solve the problem of drug and gang violence in Broome County. On Monday Steve Nawojczyk, an expert on drug and gang violence came to Broome County to talk to the public after elected officials admitted there is a serious problem in the county.
Source: WBNG 12 Action News    Date: July 22, 2015

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Injunction sought to stop gang members from congregating at Watts home (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city officials are asking a judge to prohibit gang members from entering or staying at a Watts home they say has emerged as a dangerous stronghold used to store guns and sell drugs a few blocks from two elementary schools and a church.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2015

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Gang members sentenced for their roles in bar melee (Saskatoon, SK): Two men who have spent the last year and a half on remand tried to argue their time already behind bars is sufficient penalty for their roles in a gang-related bar fight in the city.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: July 22, 2015

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13 Gang Members Arrested in Massive Bronx Takedown, DA Says (Bronx, NY): Thirteen Bloods gang members have been indicted following a lengthy investigation into shootings and drug sales that have terrorized the Bedford Park neighborhood for two years, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 22, 2015

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Recent shootings in West Palm Beach are gang related, mayor says (West Palm Beach, FL): Wednesday morning, Mayor Jeri Muoio briefly addressed the recent spate of shootings in West Palm Beach. The mayor said the shootings are gang related and some are acts of retaliation. Muoio said there are three "cliques" between downtown West Palm Beach and 36th Street, who are shooting each other to solve their problems.
Source: WFLX FOX 29 News    Date: July 22, 2015

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