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Joliet Murder Trial: Gang members contradict shooter’s identity (Joliet, IL): Gang members during testimony Thursday identified different men as the one who fired a fatal shot outside a downtown Joliet club three years ago.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.theherald-news.com/...

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Convicted El Paso sex trafficker gets three life sentences in gang case (El Paso, TX): A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man to three life terms in prison on Thursday in U.S. District Court for his role in a gang-related sex-trafficking ring that forced women and teen girls into prostitution in El Paso and other cities.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Denver drug arrests: "Black Rhino" dragnet dismantles drug-dealing gangs (Denver, CO): A large-scale drug sweep known as "Black Rhino" started early Thursday morning primarily in the Denver metro area and resulted in dozens of arrests of street gang members on drug trafficking and gun-possession charges.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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Sentencing for fatal Eden Park shootings postponed (Wilmington, DE): Sentencing for two men convicted in fatal shootings during a soccer tournament at a Wilmington park has been postponed. Prosecutors have argued both men deserved to die for their crimes. They have said the men, members of the Sure Shots street gang, went to the tournament seeking revenge against people in Jamaican community because a Jamaican man shot and killed a friend of theirs at a party hours earlier.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.delawareonline.com/...

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Police bust gang that ran drug market outside elementary schools (New York, NY): Officials have taken down a pair of big drug gangs that operated practically side-by-side in Washington Heights — one running a phone-delivery coke and heroin business and the other an open-air drug market near two public schools.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 25, 2015
http://nypost.com/...

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Recent shootings gang-related: Saskatoon police (Saskatoon, SK): Police in Saskatoon have confirmed that the people involved in two recent shootings in the city are associated with street gangs.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/...

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2 charged in Elizabeth gang-related killing (Elizabeth, NJ): Authorities have made two arrests stemming from the April gang-related shooting that left a young man dead in Elizabeth. Authorities say the suspects are members of the MS-13 street gang and they had a dispute with Alvarez. His body was found near the railroad tracks off Court Street.
Source: New Jersey Herald    Date: June 25, 2015
http://www.njherald.com/...

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Searching for Gang Signs (Portland, OR): Cops say Portland's gang epidemic is the worst it's been in modern times, and that they've got the numbers to back it up. According to the Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) official statistics, May set a new record for monthly gang attacks—25. As of June 19, police had logged 76 gang-related violent crimes in 2015, putting the city on track to have its bloodiest gang year in more than a decade.
Source: The Portland Mercury    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.portlandmercury.com/...

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2 fatal shootings near Highway 4 believed gang-related (Bay Point, CA): Gang activity played a role in a shooting late Tuesday that killed a 19-year-old Concord woman, the second fatal drive-by in four days near Highway 4 authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Police recognize gang trends in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): Street gangs are catching the attention of Little Rock police. It has been 20 years since the city has seen a spike in gang activity, but authorities say that doesn't mean it's not still in the city.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.katv.com/...

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Man sentenced to 25 years after admitting to killing rival (Hammond, IN): A 25-year prison sentence has been handed down to an Indiana street gang member who pleaded guilty to murder and racketeering conspiracy charges.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.washingtontimes.com/...

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FBI gang task force raid nets arrests, weapons, drugs (Phoenix, AZ): The FBI Violent Street Gang Task Force has made a major bust, leading to several arrests and the confiscation of more than a dozen weapons. The task force executed two search warrants in the Phoenix-metro area last week as part of an ongoing gang investigation.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.kpho.com/...

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'I retaliated and shot back,' teen gang member says of Mariners Harbor drive-by, cops allege (Staten Island, NY): Monday night's drive-by shooting in Mariners Harbor was sparked by a rivalry between two teenage gangs, court documents reveal. Hassan Turay, 18, the alleged shooter in Monday's incident, identifies himself as a member of the Park Hill-based youth crew "Only The Africans," or OTA, as do the three other suspects arrested, according to authorities.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.silive.com/...

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Jury deliberates young woman's role in Newark football star's killing (Hayward, CA): Two hard-core gang members killed Newark Memorial High School football star Justice Afoa, but a 17-year-old girl set up the slaying and should be held equally accountable, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Alleged gang house up for sale (Memphis, TN): The Memphis woman whose home was used as a base operation for gang activity is moving to Texas and selling her home. Investigators said members of the Grape Street Crips Gang took over the house. Police made at least 21 arrests at the house since 2009.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/...

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Witness testifies in Joliet murder trial that innocent bystander killed before shooter took aim (Joliet, IL): The shot that went off as a gang member cleared his “jammed” pistol likely is the one that killed an innocent bystander four years ago outside the KO Zone Boxing Club, a witness testified Wednesday.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.theherald-news.com/...

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San Jose program helps at-risk teens land summer jobs (San Jose, CA): A new program in San Jose is giving at-risk teens a chance to succeed by taking them off the streets and into paying jobs. Summer is often the time when young people get idle with school out and parents working and the idleness can lead to trouble. The San Jose Works initiative is putting teens to work.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: June 24, 2015
http://wn.ktvu.com/...

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An Unlikely Group: Rival Gangs, Victims, Pastors & Community Leaders Meet (Denver, CO): Rival gang members on Wednesday sat down face to face at an unusual gathering that included victims of violent crime, clergy members and community leaders. The goal of the meetings are to start a conversation about how to stop gang violence and violence in general. It’s also a commitment to healing.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: June 24, 2015
http://denver.cbslocal.com/...

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Woman says gang firing shots near her home (Des Moines, IA): One Des Moines woman claims gang members connected to Sunday's stabbing fired shots near her home Wednesday afternoon. Patrina Dock said ever since her son, Devin Kesean Dock, was imprisoned for intimidation with a weapon back in March, she's been the target of gang-related violence.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: June 24, 2015
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/...

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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
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/...

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