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Teen gets 34 years in Richmond gang-related killing of 18-year-old (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Circuit Court judge today sentenced a teenager to 34 years in prison for murdering another teen in what authorities have described as a gang-initiation slaying.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 24, 2013

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Officer error, software trouble skewed Denver crime stats, police say (Denver, CO): Hundreds of crimes in Denver were not included in FBI statistics last year largely because of officer error and software glitches, Denver Police Department officials acknowledged.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 24, 2013

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Two arrested in gang-related murder (Los Angeles, CA): Two people were arrested in relation to the killing of 21-year-old Los Angeles native Samuel Burge. Burge was shot on June 2, at around 7:30 p.m. by Michael Crook in the 1000 block of west 74th Street. Crook, 29, was taken into custody on June 17, after he fled the scene of the crime in a car with his accomplice, Rosemary Flowers.
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: June 24, 2013

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Gang member sought in Redondo Beach shooting murder (Redondo Beach, CA): Police announced Monday the arrest of two suspects in the murder of a Gardena man. A third suspect remained at large.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 24, 2013

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San Jose Police: Increased gang enforcement a success (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are calling the first weekend of increased enforcement to curb gang activity a success despite several gang-related crimes reported in the past few days.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 24, 2013

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Gang members plead guilty in Dodge City racketeering case (Wichita, KS): Two members of a Dodge City street gang have entered guilty pleas, becoming the tenth and eleventh defendants to plead guilty in a federal racketeering case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: June 24, 2013

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Couple attacked by gang despite suppression efforts (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Monday were still searching for a group of suspected gang members who attacked and robbed a couple on Sunday – this during the first weekend that the department committed to stepping up its gang enforcement.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 24, 2013

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Dearick Smith gets 50 years for role in Wolfpack street gang (Rochester, NY): A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Rochester man convicted of his role in a violent street gang to 50 years in prison.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle    Date: June 24, 2013

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As Spokane's gang activity grows, police expand tactics (Spokane, WA): Police are adding hundreds of gang members to a sophisticated Spokane-area database, using technology to track crime and criminals.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: June 23, 2013

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Watching the Web: Cops use social media to track gangs (Bloomington, IL): On Jan. 30, 2012, Bloomington police were called to the Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center for a fight that started when a juvenile punched another in the face in the gym. The fight spilled into the street and involved up to 75 people before the crowd dispersed when officers arrived.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: June 23, 2013

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Chicago sees three killed in first weekend of the summer; police strategies focus on gang violence (Chicago, IL): Three people were shot and killed and several others wounded in Chicago during the first weekend of the summer — a relatively quiet start to a time of year when the number of homicides typically climbs as temperatures do the same.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: June 23, 2013

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Senate passes the Criminal Street Gang Act (Long Island, NY): Senator Lee M. Zeldin of Shirley announced Friday the Senate passed the Criminal Street Gang Act. Zeldin and Senator Martin Golden sponsored the bill in hopes of putting a dent in gang violence. The bill was inspired by community activists in Brentwood and Central Islip, family members affected by violence, and state and local officials who held peaceful rallies these last few weeks.
Source:    Date: June 23, 2013

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Man killed in shooting, Providence's 9th homicide this year (Providence, RI): A Providence man believed to have ties to street gangs became the city's ninth homicide victim early Saturday, said Detective Capt. Michael E. Correia.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 22, 2013

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14-year-old boy dies after gang attack in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old boy died from wounds he suffered during a gang-related stabbing in Santa Ana, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: June 22, 2013

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New Haven police issue Project Longevity warning to young men (New Haven, CT): Members of the Read Street Gang didn’t take it seriously when they were put on notice as part of the city’s anti-crime effort Project Longevity to stop the gun violence.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: June 22, 2013

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Two gangs take a stand for peace (Albuquerque, NM): Gang members from two rival gangs in Albuquerque have called a truce. Leaders from two of the largest African American gangs in Albuquerque--the Kirk Town Piru and Blackstone Rangers--met at a southeast Albuquerque park Saturday.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: June 22, 2013

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Gang terrorizes immigrants in Connecticut (Stamford, CT): A gang is terrorizing immigrants in Stamford, Conn., police say, assaulting and robbing them and making the community fearful of being outside.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: June 21, 2013

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Madisonville Police patrolling differently (Madisonville, KY): Madisonville Police say they have been dealing with gang violence. Police are patrolling the city, including Claybon Park, in a brand new way in order to rid the area of gang activity.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: June 21, 2013

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Three men face federal drug, gun charges (Rochester, NY): Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are teaming up to break the continuing cycle of violence, drug dealing and gang activity crushing city neighborhoods and the residents who in many cases have become hostages in the neighborhoods.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle    Date: June 21, 2013

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Teen to be sentenced as adult for killing rival gang member (Winnipeg, MB): A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty today to the execution-style killing of a rival gang member two years ago in the city's North End.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: June 21, 2013

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