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The Road Ahead: Success against gangs is measured one kid at a time (Greeley, CO): Javier Herrera got his first gang tattoo at 11. Through his freshman year of high school, he ran with this group, drinking, doing drugs, stealing and skipping school. Then he learned about a program at Greeley Central High School that paid students to go to school.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Two slain in Visitacion Valley shooting had gang ties (San Francisco, CA): Two men who were shot dead after a broad-daylight brawl in Visitacion Valley on Monday were both named in a 2010 city gang injunction, with one identified as a member of the notoriously vicious Towerside posse.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gun violation admitted in Fruitvale case (Oakland, CA): An alleged gang member who was the first person to be cited for disobeying a gang injunction in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood has pleaded guilty to a weapons violation, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 31, 2012

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Chesterfield teen pleads guilty to gang-related murder (Richmond, VA): The MS-13 gang leader was outraged when he heard that members of his crew had been hanging out with Osbin Noel Hernandez-Gonzales, a reputed member of a rival street gang, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 31, 2012

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Kid shootings tied to gangs (Brooklyn, NY): A feud between rival Brooklyn gangbangers led to Sunday's drive-by shooting that left a 2-year-old girl, a teenage boy and four others wounded, sources said.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 31, 2012

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Toronto police bust street gang headquarters (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say they busted an illegal after-hours bar that doubled as a gang headquarters, seizing guns and drugs Sunday night.
Source: The Star    Date: July 31, 2012

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Pair arrested after girl threatened (Winnipeg, MB): Two people believed to be members of a street gang are in custody after a girl was threatened with a handgun early Thursday morning in the North End.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: July 31, 2012

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14-week operation nets 300 arrests (Omaha, NE): Authorities collared more than 300 criminals, confiscated dozens of firearms and took several thousands of dollars worth of narcotics off the streets in a 14-week, multi-agency operation.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gun violence up due to younger gang leaders (St. Louis, MO): Ten people were shot and one was killed Monday night in six separate shootings around St. Louis. Four of the wounded remain in critical condition.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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Red Deer RCMP arrest 16 in connection with 'dial-a-dope' street gangs (Red Deer, AB): Sixteen people connected to two street gangs have been charged in one of the biggest organized crime busts in recent history in Red Deer.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 31, 2012

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Another Latin Kings gang member pleads guilty (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man admitted Tuesday to taking part in the criminal conspiracy of the Latin Kings street gang, including shooting and killing two men outside a Griffith restaurant in 2007.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Senate Republicans pushing legislation to combat gangs (Harrisburg, PA): A Senate Republican leader and two colleagues unveiled anti-gang legislation Monday, building momentum for a public safety issue raised by legislators from Northeast Pennsylvania.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Police credit increased patrols for decline in gang-related incidents (Logansport, IN): Though Riverside Park has been an area known for gang-related activity, the Logansport Police Department says it has no incidents this year.
Source: Pharos-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Ottawa guns and gangs unit gets boost (Ottawa, ON): Five extra officers have been assigned to help crack down on growing gun violence, Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau announced on Monday.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: July 30, 2012

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Shooting in Goldsboro was gang-related (Sanford, FL): Police announced today the Sunday shooting in Goldsboro that left one woman dead and two others injured was motivated by friction between violent rival street gangs in Sanford.
Source: The Sanford Herald    Date: July 30, 2012

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Gangs becoming more diverse with Africans, Caribbeans, Asians (Washington, DC): Gang violence has been something that has been galvanizing the black community for decades. The statistics are alarming and the personal stories are heartbreaking yet the pervasiveness of gangs hasn't lessened.
Source: Atlanta Black Star    Date: July 30, 2012

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Gang letters confiscated from Newport News brothers charged with murder (Newport News, VA): Two brothers were actively trying to recruit for a street gang while in jail awaiting charges for homicide, according to court records.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2012

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Task forces tackle gangs (Stockton, CA): Brazen criminal acts and constant gang activity are causing concern across San Joaquin County, and law enforcement officials are scrambling to stem the tide.
Source: The Record    Date: July 30, 2012

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Community leaders weigh in on gangs in Greeley (Greeley, CO): "It seems like every time something happens, we react instead of being proactive." Art Terrazas, chairman of the Greeley Youth Gang Intervention program, who has worked with gang members for years
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 30, 2012

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Drive-by gang shooting in Evans injures two; three juveniles arrested (Evans, CO): Two people were shot about 9:45 p.m. Sunday night in Evans in a drive-by shooting that police described as gang-related.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 30, 2012

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