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Chicago gangs blamed for surge in homicides (Chicago, IL): Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade – handguns – to jockey for position. Or it is that rival gangs, once miles apart in different public housing complexes, suddenly finding themselves sharing the same street corner.
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: June 13, 2012

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Forum focuses on gang awareness, prevention (Salisbury, NC): Concerned citizens and community leaders met Tuesday at Livingstone College to discuss the problem of gang activity. Salisbury may not be a large city, but it already has some gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: June 13, 2012

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Taggers arrested in assault on rival, Fillmore police say (Fillmore, CA): Police in the Ventura County city of Fillmore arrested three youths, reportedly members of a tagging crew, for allegedly attacking and beating a member of a rival crew, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 13, 2012

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Mayor confident police will handle mob attacks, rise in gang violence (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to reassure the public that Chicago Police are moving quickly to stop the kind of mob attacks which occurred this past weekend, as well as the spike in gang violence this year.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: June 13, 2012

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Gang graffiti appears at 18th St. and South Van Ness (San Francisco, CA): Sureño graffiti appeared overnight on the wall of a building near 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, according to an employee at nearby Whiz Burger.
Source: Mission Local    Date: June 13, 2012

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Benito Gomez convicted of murder, assault (Walla Walla, WA): A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man of murdering a rival gang member and shooting at other people in a confrontation last year in an alley in the west end of town.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 12, 2012

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Suspected gang member charged in LA pastor murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a suspected gang member with gunning down a youth pastor in Venice.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 12, 2012

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Officials defend gang injunction as effective tool in Ogden (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Trece Injunction appears to be working, taking the bang out of gang-banging and nocturnal trouble-making. Pre- and post-injunction statistics released for the first time at the injunction's trial Tuesday show gang crime is down in the city, while officials testify Trece members are not out and about like they used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: June 12, 2012

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Evansville seeing another rise in gang activity (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say they're seeing another rise in gang activity across the city. The department doesn't want a repeat of last summer's violence so they say they're being pro-active and tackling the issue head-on.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: June 12, 2012

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Chief says police are closing in on gangs; Council member wants answers (Rochester, NY): Heat in the streets set the backdrop for a violent Rochester weekend. Separate shootings on Wilkins Street and North Clinton Avenue left one dead and two in the hospital. "I get calls all the time regarding those activities and it's disturbing," said Jacklyn Ortiz, City Council.
Source:     Date: June 12, 2012

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McCarthy blames 'perception problem' amid this year's rise in homicides, shootings (Chicago, IL): A clearly frustrated police Superintendent Garry McCarthy lamented what he called "a perception problem" as he tried to put the best face on Chicago's rise in homicides and shootings so far this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 12, 2012

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Former gang member applauds anti-gang law (Peoria, IL): One former gang member applauds the anti-gang law Governor Quinn signed Monday but he says curbing violence will require an individual and wider approach.
Source: WEEK TV News    Date: June 12, 2012

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Harrisburg shooting was assassination attempt on leader of the Latin Kings street gang, prosecutor says (Dauphin County, PA): Wilson "King Jino" Talavera was shot seven times on a Harrisburg street in May 2011 in a bid to take out a top leader of the city's chapter of the Latin Kings gang, a Dauphin County prosecutor said this morning.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: June 12, 2012

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Police talk gang violence with kids (Mephis, TN): A violent beating caught on tape. Sixteen-year-old Octavius Thompson attacked by fellow gang members while he walked home from school. It happened April 5th. He was beat so severely he was left unconscious.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: June 12, 2012

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Salinas police to use predictive policing to fight crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is taking a page from Santa Cruz to fight crime. The department is turning to predictive policing to fight gang violence. Gang violence is all too familiar in the city.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 12, 2012

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New law 'another tool' vs. gangs (Peoria, IL): A new state law that takes aim at organized gangs will help but not dramatically change how police and prosecutors combat street crime in Peoria.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: June 12, 2012

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Two others accused in Gulfport gun-trafficking case orderd held without bond (Gulfport, MS): The last of 15 suspects in a federal gun-trafficking case involving alleged associates or members of the Simon City Royals street gang will remain jailed pending trial.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 12, 2012

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Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate (Chicago, IL): There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.
Source: CBS News    Date: June 12, 2012

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Street gang member involved in Martha Taylor Gregory stabbing arrested again (Montreal, QC): A street gang member who was ordered out of the country more than a year ago has been arrested again while he still has three major criminal cases pending.
Source: The Gazette    Date: June 12, 2012

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Fractured gangs blamed for Chicago homicide surge (Chicago, IL): There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established drug gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in some neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's beaches, lush parks and skyscrapers.
Source: Associated Press    Date: June 12, 2012

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