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Gang member who beat cellmate to death shows no remorse, judge says (Saskatoon, SK): A street gang member sentenced to life in prison for the fatal beating of his cellmate will have no chance at parole for 15 years.Dallas Wayne Bird, 27, pleaded guilty this month to second-degree murder in the 2012 death of Elvis Lachance at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: June 24, 2015

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Three MS-13 gang leaders sentenced in brutal killings, attacks across D.C. area (Washington, DC): A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced three local leaders of a violent Salvadoran gang to lengthy prison terms for a ­2 1/2 -year run of killings, stabbings and beatings across the Washington area.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 23, 2015

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Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez found guilty in Holyoke La Familia murder trial (Springfield, MA): A Hampden Superior Court jury on Tuesday found Jose Rodriguez and Joshua Santos guilty of second degree murder in the fatal 2013 shooting of Juan Quinones in Holyoke.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

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Gang activity results in man's arrest (Thomasville, NC): The Thomasville Police Department has charged a Thomasville man with being a member of the nationally recognized gang Folk Nation, said TPD Detective Chet Jarrell.
Source: The Dispatch    Date: June 23, 2015

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Court moves hearing for homicide suspect with violent history, gang ties (Wilkes-Barre, PA): The reputation of a homicide suspect whose history includes grabbing a Plains Township police officer by the genitals apparently hasn't been lost on law enforcement.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: June 23, 2015

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Police: Gang members arrested in D.M. stabbing (Des Moines, IA): Two known gang members were arrested in connection with a stabbing that left one dead and two injured, police say. Dawshawn Markel VanDyke, 20, and Johnathan Antoine Brown, 19, both of Des Moines were charged with willful injury and criminal gang participation Tuesday. The two are known members of the East-Side Crips, Sgt. Jason Halifax of Des Moines police said Tuesday.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: June 23, 2015

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Known gang member arrested after standoff with police (Fort Wayne, IN): Police arrested a man who they say is a known gang member after a standoff on Warsaw Street Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: June 23, 2015

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Hartford man sentenced for crack cocaine trafficking (Hartford, CT): A United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jaime Coleman, also known as “City,” of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for his role in a crack cocaine trafficking ring.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: June 23, 2015

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Worcester man indicted for April shooting and gun possession near Burncoat High School (Worcester, MA): A city man authorities said is connected to a local gang was indicted on charges stemming from a double shooting in April. The same man is accused ditching that gun outside of Burncoat High School a few days later.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 23, 2015

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Duo guilty of gang offenses (Suffolk, VA): A Suffolk Circuit Court jury found two co-defendants guilty of gang-related offenses that occurred at King’s Fork High School and a private residence in January, according to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney James Wiser.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: June 23, 2015

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Multiple arrests in car-wash killing of mentally disabled teen over red shoes (Los Angeles, CA): Four people were behind bars today in connection with the gang-related killing of a 19-year-old mentally disabled man who was gunned down near a South Los Angeles car wash, apparently over his red shoes.
Source:    Date: June 23, 2015

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L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program focuses on at-risk youth (Los Angeles, CA): To encourage family fun and fight gang violence, dozens of parks across Los Angeles will keep the candle burning beginning Wednesday night. “It’s definitely been helping to stabilize the community, reduce crime while giving needed jobs as well as vocation training,” said Adrienne Newsom, president and CEO of the Gang Reduction and Youth Development Foundation, a nonprofit that helps fund the $6.4-million program now in its eighth year.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 23, 2015

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Judge releases Quante Wright, former gang member, from jail (Syracuse, NY): Quante Wright, a former Syracuse gang member whose attempts to go straight drew national attention, will become a free man again today thanks to a federal judge.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 23, 2015

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Somerset County man charged in 2010 Plainfield murder outside fast-food joint (Plainfield, NJ): A Somerset County man was arrested early Tuesday and charged with murder for a 2010 gang-related fatal shooting outside a fast-food restaurant in the city's downtown.
Source:    Date: June 23, 2015

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Leonard Pelletier, Jason Wallace, alleged senior '856' gang members, charged (Langley, BC): Drug charges have been laid against two Langley, B.C., men who are alleged senior members of the so-called 856 gang. Leonard Pelletier, 48 and Jason Wallace, 26, were among three men who were arrested last July, said the province's anti-gang unit in a release.
Source: CBC News    Date: June 23, 2015

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Indictment: Gang members killed teen to ‘maintain their status’ (Atlanta, GA): The 17-year-old killed outside a Carroll County bar last month was shot by two gang members hoping to “maintain (their) status,” an indictment alleges. As many as 100 people — some alleged members of rival gangs — were gathered in the streets outside Carrollton’s Westside Bar and Grill when Timbaland Crowder was shot and killed in the early hours of May 31.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 23, 2015

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‘Blood coming from his nose,’ widow testifies in gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A woman whose husband was struck and killed by stray gunfire outside their home in Pasadena on Christmas Day 2012 testified Monday that she heard what she initially thought was fireworks and then saw her husband on the ground.
Source:    Date: June 22, 2015

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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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