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Update: Hampton jury finds man guilty of homicide (Hampton, VA): Getting members of a local street gang to turn on one another was the key to making arrests in the homicide of Thomas Needam III, a detective testified Thursday. "Everything fit like a puzzle, the only thing that didn't fit was who fired the gun," Hampton Police Detective John Baer testified.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 11, 2014

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Rash of graffiti shows up in Arlington, White Settlement (Arlington, TX): Karen and Jobie Smith have lived in their southwest Arlington home on the corner of 3400 Ruidoso Drive for 31 years without experiencing any vandalism. But one morning this week, Jobie Smith went out to get the newspaper and found graffiti spray-painted on their fence — the letters VTF, followed by x3 and the world Diablo with the letter a backwards.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 11, 2014

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Gang crackdown sends Omaha man to prison (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a drug and firearms investigation. Jarez Wilson had entered a guilty plea in the case.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: July 11, 2014

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Gang killing nets Tacoma teenager more than 30 years in prison (Tacoma, WA): Naitaalii Toleafoa was just 15 when he helped assassinate a Tacoma gang leader. On Friday, Toleafoa, now 19, learned his punishment: 32 years, nine months in prison. That was the high end of the standard sentencing range for Toleafoa's first-degree murder conviction, and Pierce County deputy prosecutor Jesse Williams recommended it to Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 11, 2014

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Lakewood gang member sentenced to 40 years for killing rival (Pierce County, WA): A 34-year-old Lakewood man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison for shooting a rival gang member to death during an argument over whose gang was better.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 11, 2014

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Aurora gang member gets nine years for gun possession (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man -- whom authorities have identified as a gang member -- has been sent to prison for unlawfully possessing a handgun.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 11, 2014

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Chambers County takes stand against gang violence (Chambers County, AL): Law enforcement and city officials are taking a stand against gang violence in Chambers County. About 100 gathered Friday night at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lanett for a prayer vigil and community rally to stop violence in the area. Their goal Friday night was to figure out a way to make their community a safer place to live.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: July 11, 2014

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Lufkin Police looking for shooter in gang-related Englewood subdivision incident (Lufkin, TX): Lufkin Police are still sorting out the details of what is believed to be a gang-related incident that left a teen wounded in the leg and his alleged shooter at large.
Source: The Lufkin News    Date: July 11, 2014

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Gang member convicted in August 2011 shooting (Memphis, TN): Authorities say a street gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder and several other felonies in an August 2011 shooting.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: July 11, 2014

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Straight talk about gangs, drugs and alcohol (Regina, SK): Youth as young as 11 will have an opportunity to participate in workshops that address some tough issues like gangs, substance abuse and suicide.
Source: The Leader-Post    Date: July 11, 2014

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As Operation Ceasefire rolls on, another teen is shot in Jacksonville at a community center (Jacksonville, FL): A teenage boy is near death following a shooting Friday at the Johnnie Walker Community Center and Park, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police don't know if the boy was targeted for the shooting at the park in Northwest Jacksonville's Grand Park community.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: July 11, 2014

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FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA): The FBI reports there are 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members criminally active in the U.S. The State of Virginia is no exception. Gene Ballance, the Vice President of the Virginia Gang Investigators Association says gangs and gang members are everywhere.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

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Minneapolis gang member in jail gun ring pleads guilty (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member who romanced a Hennepin County corrections officer and convinced her to buy guns for him while he was jailed pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to illegal possession of firearms.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014

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Court testimony: Accused Hampton gang leader's order preceded homicide (Hampton, VA): Prosecutors said Wednesday that though Shavis Holloman didn't pull the trigger in 2010, he used his position as a gang leader to cause the homicide of a Hampton man.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 10, 2014

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Chief says shooting is likely gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police spent much of the morning Thursday on the scene of a homicide in East Lake. Police Chief Fred Fletcher said it's likely that the shooting is gang-related.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 10, 2014

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Tri-county sweep nets weapons, drugs (Klamath Falls, OR): Twenty-six individuals have been arrested in a tri-county sting operation involving federal drug and gun trafficking charges as of Wednesday. The investigation included a suspect from Klamath Falls.
Source: Herald and News    Date: July 10, 2014

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Gang mingling a concern for jail staff (Saskatoon, SK): A policy of "gang sprinkling" in the Saskatoon Correctional Centre - mixing members of gangs rather than separating them - has correctional workers concerned about their safety.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: July 10, 2014

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22-year-old Honduran mom finds refuge in Tampa (Tampa, FL): Dania had a difficult decision to make. Stay in her poverty-stricken, violence-ridden hometown of Olancho, Honduras, with her 2-year-old daughter, or take matters into her own hands by risking the 8,000-mile journey to the U.S.-Mexican border and hope for a better future.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014

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Two charged in gang-related shooting (McDonough, GA): Two men have been charged in what police said are gang-related drive-by shootings in Hampton and Locust Grove. The unintended targets included a 10-month-old baby who was not reported injured, according to arrest warrants. One woman suffered a shot to her right arm, said police.
Source: Henry Daily Herald    Date: July 10, 2014

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Roanoke Police, residents talk about gangs (Roanoke, VA): Gangs are something Virginia has been working to fight for years. The topic recently surfaced again in our region after investigators say members of the 99 Goon Syndikate, which is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, were involved in the gang-related slaying of reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

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