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Family watched, helpless, as gang took their son (Baltimore, MD): Barbara Poindexter saw the death of her son coming.She likens it to watching her mother's health deteriorate. In her son's case, death followed a slow and agonizing descent into gangs and criminal activity.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: August 6, 2013

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Columbia leaders say they're focused on stopping gangs (Columbia, SC): Columbia civic and law enforcement leaders say they're focused on ending gang violence, in the wake of several high profile recent gang-related crimes.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: August 5, 2013

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Mayor to gangs: 'We know who you are...and we will get you.' (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has issued a warning to anyone affiliated with gangs in the city. "If you're in a gang in Columbia, we know who you are. We know where you are. And we will get you," he wrote in a tweet Monday morning shortly after appearing at a news conference to discuss the area's recent uptick in gang activity.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 5, 2013

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Shooting at Central California taco shop kills three (Salinas, CA): A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of opening fire outside a Salinas taco shop during a pre-dawn gang brawl, killing three people and injuring four others in the city that has seen 10 killings in 12 days.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 5, 2013

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Three arrested in Santa Cruz shootout, homicide (Santa Cruz, CA): Two Aptos men and a Santa Cruz woman have been arrested in a shootout on Mission Street that left a 31-year-old Watsonville man dead Friday night.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2013

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Police team with faith-based community against gangs (Columbia, SC): Calling gang-related crime "the devil’s work," Mayor Steve Benjamin called Monday on men and women of faith to be at the center of discussions on ridding Columbia of violence, like last month’s shooting death of D'Andra Pelzer.
Source: The State    Date: August 5, 2013

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Detective: Alleged invasion of space sparked argument leading to Zodiac shooting (Macon, GA): A Macon police detective testified Monday that a fight between Arthur Thomas Freeman III and Deion Davis sparked the chain of events that led to Davis being shot multiple times at Macon's Zodiac Lounge on July 5.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 5, 2013

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Last man convicted in 2012 St. Paul gang-related killing (St. Paul, MN): The third and last man charged in the 2012 gang-related murder of Naressa Turner pleaded guilty Monday to his role in the case.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 5, 2013

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Hundreds of New Rochelle students admit to membership in street gangs (New Rochelle, NY): A survey of New Rochelle public school students, administered in the spring of 2009 and 2010 to students in grades 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th, shows that hundreds of students are or have been involved in New Rochelle gangs.
Source: Talk of the Sound    Date: August 4, 2013

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Gangs still a concern in 'safest city in the state' (Rio Rancho, CA): At least 30 gangs of varying sizes and 455 gang members operate in Rio Rancho, but the city is still the safest in the state, police say. Rio Rancho has about five gang members per 1,000 residents, or 455 gang members out of 90,800 estimated residents.
Source: The Rio Rancho Obeserver    Date: August 4, 2013

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San Jose police launch phase three of violence reduction plan (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Department announced the launch of the Gang Suppression Unit Sunday night, as part of the third phase of the city's violence reduction plan, according to Sgt. Jason Dwyer.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: August 4, 2013

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Pawtucket tracks graffiti to curb vandalism, gang activity (Pawtucket, RI): Tracking the fly-by-night spread of graffiti has the city's Department of Public Works snapping photos of graffiti tags and logging them into a computer by place, day and time.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 4, 2013

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'Operation Safe Streets': 23 arrested in warrant roundup of street gang (Sikestone, MO): Twenty-three members of an alleged local street gang were arrested early Friday in Sikeston during a warrant roundup called "Operation Safe Streets."
Source: Southeast Missourian    Date: August 4, 2013

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Tulsa Police search for witnesses, weapons used in gang murder (Tulsa, OK): Investigators say two people from rival Asian gangs had a chance meeting at the bar Sunday at 1 a.m. An argument inside the bar spilled over into the parking lot. Police say that's when two people pulled out guns and shot at each other.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: August 4, 2013

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Richmond County sheriff's department forming gang task force (Augusta, GA): Authorities say they fear that the recent slaying of a teen points to growing gang violence in Augusta.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: August 4, 2013

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Harsh federal sentences await gang and drug kingpins, Tennessee officials say (Chattanooga, TN): Under Chattanooga's tough new stance on crime, a felon caught carrying a gun could receive 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine instead of the possible jail term and $500 fine more commonly associated with the offense today.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 4, 2013

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Police: Mission Street homicide has gang ties, shot at attackers (Santa Cruz, CA): A gang-related fatal shooting on Mission Street that claimed a 31-year-old Watsonville remained under investigation Saturday evening but the area had reopened to the public, Santa Cruz police reported.
Source: SantaCruzPatch    Date: August 3, 2013

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Flushing gang leader gets 30 years (Flushing, NY): The leader of a violent, international gang’s Flushing chapter was sentenced to three decades behind bars, federal authorities said Tuesday. Hector Aleman Lemos ran the Queens-based cell of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, an El Salvador-based gang responsible for narcotics trafficking, robbery, extortion and murder throughout North and South America, according to prosecutors in Brooklyn federal court.
Source: Times Ledger    Date: August 3, 2013

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Officers arrest gang members, wanted suspects in San Bernardino sweep (San Bernardino, CA): Officers from a specialized Inland Empire gang taskforce swarmed through the streets Friday night in an attempt to curb gang activity that has plagued the city for months, police officials said. More than 60 people were taken into custody during the 10-hour sweep. Several weapons and an unknown amount of drugs were seized, police said.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 3, 2013

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Recent shootings sign of growing gang violence in Richmond County, police say (Augusta, GA): Authorities say they fear that the recent slaying of a teen points to growing gang violence in Augusta. The number of gangs in Richmond County is not clear. Investigator Ashley Pletcher said 30 but then questioned whether there are more.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: August 3, 2013

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