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Police: Violence is escalating in several Metro East towns (St. Louis, MO): Police told News 4 a gang war is the primary cause of a rise in violence in Madison, Washington Park, Alorton, East St. Louis, and Brooklyn.
Source: KMOV 4 News    Date: July 23, 2014

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Killers of 3-year-old in Oakland get life in prison (Oakland, CA): Saying she was consumed with sadness, the mother of a 3-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet in East Oakland asked for maximum sentences Wednesday for two alleged gang members whose drive-by gunfire had been directed at rivals.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2014

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Pittsfield traffic stop nets $25K in heroin, two alleged gang members (Pittsfield, MA): Two men who police say are street gang members are facing drug dealing charges after officers allegedly found $25,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 23, 2014

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Fourteen members of Schuele Boys Gang arrested in drug roundup (Buffalo, NY): Fourteen members of a drug gang with ties to the City Grill massacre four years ago have been arrested in a roundup early today by members of area law enforcement headed by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 23, 2014

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Dial-a-dope gang entry risk flagged (Surrey, BC): Parents are being urged to watch for telltale signs their teen is a dial-a-doper – the bottom rung of drug-dealing organized crime. The indicators – access to a vehicle, carrying multiple cellphones, going out at all days of the day and night on quick errands – are spelled out in detail in a new booklet released by B.C.'s anti-gang police unit.
Source: The Surrey Leader    Date: July 23, 2014

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Sheriff's Office G.R.E.A.T. have fun in court (Salisbury, NC): Brandon Jefferson sat on the district court judge's bench with an intense look, one would've almost thought the 6-foot-2 middle schooler was practicing for a future role.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gang-violence prevention starts with kids: Speaker (Surrey, BC): Author and speaker Katy Hutchison has dealt personally, and painfully, with the issue at the heart of a sold-out forum about gang violence prevention beginning Wednesday in Surrey.
Source: The Province    Date: July 23, 2014

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Police insist gang strategy is working despite recent shootings (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa Police are insisting despite three gang-related shootings in less than a month, the city's gang strategy is actually working. The strategy, which was introduced last year, calls for not only police enforcement, but for community education and engagement.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio    Date: July 23, 2014

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Atlantic City man to serve 12 years for on gang-related drug, weapons charges (Atlantic City, NJ): An Atlantic City man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 12 yeas in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with a criminal street gang, the Dirty Block, using threats, intimidation and violence to control the city's drug trade.
Source: South Jersey Times    Date: July 23, 2014

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Affidavit: Informant warned cops man was going to shoot a gang rival (Somerset County, NJ): Franklin Township police recovered three handguns at the residence of a known gang member after receiving a tip from an informant, according to an affidavit filed at the Somerset County Courthouse yesterday.
Source:    Date: July 22, 2014

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Court overturns first-degree murder conviction of gang member (Orange County, CA): An appeals court has reversed a first-degree murder conviction of a man suspected of being involved in a gang confrontation that left one man dead and a juvenile injured.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 22, 2014

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MS-13 member arrested in Rio Grande City (Rio Grande City, TX): Rio Grande City police detained a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13) after a noise complaint early this morning.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Accused Howard Boys gang member convicted of stepfather's slaying (Flint, MI): A man already serving a prison term for armed robbery has been convicted of the 2005 killing of his stepfather. Jurors found Terrell Dejuan Roche guilty July 18 of first-degree premeditated murder, second-degree arson and felony firearms.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

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Two charged in South Salt Lake shooting death (South Salt Lake, UT): Two men arrested in the gang-related shooting death of a man in late June have now been charged in connection with the crime.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Associate of Buffalo's 10th street drug gang pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Chazity Fluellen, 27, an associate of Buffalo's 10th Street Gang, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to maintaining a drug-involved premises.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Oakland gang sweeps result in 13 arrests, multiple felony charges (Oakland, CA): Thirteen known gang members have been arrested and charged with violent crimes, including attempted murder, home invasion robbery and carjacking in connection with the city's signature anti-violence program, police announced Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 22, 2014

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Female gang involvement on the rise: Saskatoon police (Saskatoon, SK): As Saskatoon's economy grows so too does the amount of gang activity in the streets. Debbie Waskewitch grew up in Saskatoon and started making gang ties when she was 13 years old.
Source: Global News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Responses to gang violence (Portland, OR): Recent gang violence in Portland has taken the lives of two young men, and wounded a five-year-old boy. And in general, gang activity in Multnomah County is up significantly compared with this time last year. Mayor Charlie Hales called the violence a "public safety and public health crisis."
Source: OPB News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Judge strikes down gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): There were no ifs, ands, or buts in Judge Colleen Sterne's unequivocal ruling that Santa Barbara city police and prosecutors failed to make the case necessary to support the gang injunction they've been seeking since March 11 three years ago. Sterne faulted the gang-related data presented by various experts with the Police Department throughout the course of the 15-day trial — which officially began on Cinco de Mayo — as "flawed, unreliable, and incomplete."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 22, 2014

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Utah man pleads guilty to gang-related homicide (Salt Lake City, UT): A 21-year-old man charged with murder for the gang-related shooting of another man outside of a Salt Lake City Maverik store last year has resolved the case by pleading guilty to a lesser homicide charge.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 22, 2014

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