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Hagerstown Police chief: Gang shootings in April were isolated incidents (Hagerstown, MD): The indictments earlier this month of more than a dozen alleged gang members who are accused of waging a gun battle on the streets of Hagerstown in April doesn't mean that gang activity in the city has spun out of control, Police Chief Mark Holtzman said Friday.
Source: The Herald-Mail    Date: June 30, 2013

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Police aim to curb seasonal gang violence (Portland, OR): Police warn when the weather warms up they typically see an uptick in gang violence. On Friday, officers and community leaders hit the streets with a goal to reduce violence and improve neighborhood safety.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 29, 2013

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Activists take neighborhoods back from gangs (Portland, OR): Pastors, deacons, police and community activists gathered on a hot night in the East Burnside neighborhood of Portland, an area known for gang activity, to take back the streets and show residents they care.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 29, 2013

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Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation, there had been few dramatic spikes to draw the attention of this crime-weary city.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 29, 2013

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Head of gang and vice unit notes 'slight' increase in gang activity (Springfield, MO): When asked, the supervisor of Springfield police's gang and vice unit said he has seen a "slight" increase in gang activity over the last year and a half.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: June 29, 2013

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NY street gang leader sentenced to 30 years (Central Islip, NY): The former leader of a street gang unit operating on Long Island has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: June 28, 2013

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Colusa man gets probation after hitting man with a bat (Colusa, CA): A Colusa man that police said hit a rival gang member in the head with a bat was given three years probation and will not do prison time unless he violates the terms of that release.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald    Date: June 28, 2013

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AmeriCorps volunteer a victim of mistaken identity in violent gang dispute, police say (New Orleans, LA): Joseph Massenburg, an 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer who had just moved to New Orleans, was gunned down April 1 in a drive-by shooting involving a violent gang dispute in a clear case of mistaken identity, police said.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: June 28, 2013

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City asks Ottawa for money to fight street crime (Ottawa, ON) : Five years ago the federal government initiated a $400 million program to fight street gangs and cybercrime. The money was doled out to cities across the country and the police forces were encouraged to use the funds to fight crime.
Source: The Gazette    Date: June 28, 2013

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12th person arrested in connection with gang-related gun battle (Hagerstown, MD): A 12th person has been arrested in connection with a gang-related gun fight that occurred in April in Hagerstown’s Jonathan Street neighborhood.
Source: The Herald-Mail    Date: June 28, 2013

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Police arrest three teens in gang-related shooting (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police say they arrested three gang members in connection with a shooting earlier this month.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 28, 2013

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa highlights city's lower crime rates (Los Angeles, CA): Antonio Villaraigosa held his last news conference as mayor of Los Angeles Friday, reflecting on the progress the city has seen in the past eight years. He says that is noted in the decrease in violent crime.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 28, 2013

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Former MS-13 gang leader sentenced in fatal shooting, attempted murder (Suffolk County, NY): The former leader of a Long Island chapter of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced Friday to more than 30 years in prison for killing a Central Islip man he mistakenly thought was a member of a rival gang and for another shooting.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 28, 2013

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City homicides drop sharply, again; Police cite new antigang strategy (New York, NY): The number of homicides on record in New York City has dropped significantly during the first half of the year — to 154 from 202 in the same period last year — surprising even police officials who have long been accustomed to trumpeting declining crime rates in the city.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 28, 2013

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Richmond man gets 77 years to life for 2010 mistaken identity murder (Richmond, CA): A 22-year-old North Richmond man was sentenced Thursday to 77 years to life in prison for killing a young Muslim whom he mistook for a rival in a Richmond gang war.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 28, 2013

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Gang violence, 270 'shots fired' this year prompt police chief to call for 'cease fire' (Wilmington, NC) : Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous gathered with local clergy and community supporters in the Hillcrest Community on Thursday to call for a “cease fire” in light of recent violent gang activity throughout the city.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: June 28, 2013

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Gang-related crime is doing more time (Providence, RI): The Senate has approved a bill to increase prison time for gang-related crimes. The legislation will allow up to one extra year for misdemeanors, and an additional 10 years for felonies. The extra years are to be served consecutively.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: June 28, 2013

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Sheriff's office investigating drug, gang activity in Piccadilly (Batavia, OH): The Clermont County Sheriff's Office, along with the Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit, is investigating the Piccadilly area of Union Township related to drug and gang activity.
Source: The Clermont Sun    Date: June 27, 2013

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Alleged gang member arrested in Amarillo (Amarillo, TX): Another of the individuals identified in the Garden City Police Department's investigation into alleged local gang activity, known as Operation Frontline, was arrested Saturday.
Source: KSCB Radio News    Date: June 27, 2013

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Syracuse gang member pleads guilty to unsolved murder (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man pleads guilty to an unsolved murder, admitting he was part of a gang that shot and killed a rival gang member.
Source: CNY Central    Date: June 27, 2013

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