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Teen charged as adult with 2 alleged gang members in fatal stabbing in SJ (San Jose, CA): Two men and a 14-year-old boy charged in the fatal stabbing of a man in downtown San Jose appeared in court Thursday after prosecutors decided to charge the teen as an adult, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: August 7, 2014

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Dhak-Duhre gang still active in B.C. despite murders, arrests: police (Vancouver, BC): Members of the Dhak-Duhre group are still active in the drug trade despite the murders of the gang's namesakes, Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said Thursday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: August 7, 2014

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Man sentenced to prison for killing Buena teen (Yakima, WA): A 20-year-old Toppenish man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a gang-related shooting in Toppenish that left a 15-year-old boy dead.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 6, 2014

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Two arrested in connection with armed robbery (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were taken into custody Tuesday for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in south Bakersfield. James Alva and Luis Reyes, both 23, were arrested on suspicion of crimes including robbery conspiracy and participating in a criminal street gang, police said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: August 6, 2014

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Two arrested, three more wanted in Dover gang-related robbery (Dover, DE): Dover Police are investigating a Monday night gang-related robbery. Police say two teens were riding their bicycles in the Capital Green Housing Development when five local gang members approached them. The five male suspects then started shouting gang related statements at them as well as throwing up possible gang signs.
Source: WGMD News    Date: August 6, 2014

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Santa Barbara leaders not planning to appeal gang injunction ruling (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara will not work to overturn a recent court ruling denying local law enforcement's years-long push for a city-wide gang injunction.
Source: KCBX    Date: August 6, 2014

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Adults urged to help guide troubled youth (Beloit, WI): "God, it's not your will for us to live in fear and for these kids to die." That prayer by Pastor Navana Winston kicked off the truce party at Central Christian Church Tuesday evening following Beloit’s sixth homicide of the year on Saturday at Summit Park.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: August 6, 2014

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Third suspect arrested in Bluffton assault (Bluffton, SC): Anthony Grant, Jr., the third suspect wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault in Bluffton, has been arrested.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 6, 2014

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Seven gang members convicted in 2011 Kent car show shooting (Kent, WA): Seven gang members connected with a July 2011 shootout at a Kent car show at a West Hill strip mall have been convicted on a variety of charges.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: August 6, 2014

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Two arrested in suspected gang shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Two Santa Ana men were arrested Wednesday in connection to a gang-related shooting in July that left another man injured, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 6, 2014

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Police: Gang members used sawed-off shotgun in robbery (Bakersfield, CA): Police arrested two alleged gang members for an armed robbery. A man reported he was robbed by two men with a sawed-off shotgun around 10 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Connie Avenue. The victim described the robbers' truck.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: August 6, 2014

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7 Investigates: Gang activity and recruitment in East Texas (Tyler, TX): Multiple gang members took the stand Wednesday in an on-going Tyler murder trial. Their testimony left citizens well aware of the active gang culture in East Texas.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: August 6, 2014

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Trenton gang member wanted on attempted murder charges arrested in Pa. (Trenton, NJ): A self-professed "four star general" in a Bloods-affiliated Trenton street gang was arrested Tuesday in Pennsylvania by local and federal authorities, police said.
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: August 6, 2014

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Former Brentwood gang leader pleads guilty in two murders (Central Islip, NY): The former head of the Brentwood chapter of the MS-13 street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in two murders in Brentwood, authorities said.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 6, 2014

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11 Short North Posse defendants could face death penalty if convicted (Columbus, OH): Sixteen of 17 men accused of being members of a Short North Posse killing squad were arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Columbus, six weeks after they were charged in the largest federal murder indictment in Ohio history.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 6, 2014

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Detective says gangs here as dangerous as those in L.A. (Tyler, TX): A Tyler police detective testifying Tuesday in a trial of man charged in a fatal park shooting said gangs here are as dangerous as those found in Los Angeles and elsewhere nationwide.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: August 6, 2014

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Court hearing details Live Oak shooting that blinded woman (Santa Cruz, CA): An argument at a house party and a separate confrontation between rival gang members outside the party led to a shotgun blast that blinded a 43-year-old Live Oak woman in 2013, according to court testimony Tuesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2014

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One man's story of surviving gang violence may help Hilltop kids find perspective (Tacoma, WA): Irshad Altheimer insists his memories of growing up in Tacoma's Hilltop are more positive than negative — amazing, since it almost killed him. Seventeen years ago, on South 15th Street near Sprague Avenue, he was driving friends home from a movie when a gang member in a car following them opened up with a MAC 90 assault rifle.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 5, 2014

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National Night Out prompts one community to talk gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): National Night Out gives local communities the opportunity to meet with law enforcement, but one local community took it one step further and honed in on one specific issue.
Source: WMBF News    Date: August 5, 2014

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Ministering to the gangs of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The scourge of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has driven tens of thousands of migrants into the U.S. and other Central-American countries.
Source: National Catholic Register    Date: August 5, 2014

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