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B.C. police say arsenal of guns purchased legally, but likely headed for gangs (Vancouver, BC): Police have seized nearly 200 guns in a remote area of Interior British Columbia, arresting a man who investigators allege was purchasing assault rifles and other weapons legally and then selling them to the highest bidder, possibly to gang members and other criminals.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: August 29, 2013

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Compton experiences spike in homicides, all gang-related (Compton, CA): Compton city officials announced efforts Thursday to combat a recent spike in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Compton.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 29, 2013

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Arrest in Oceanside murder attempt (Oceanside, CA): A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with an apparently gang-related attempt on another man's life earlier this month that may be related to the slaying of a 21-year-old man, authorities said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: August 29, 2013

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Man stabbed in face at trolley stop (San Diego, CA): A 43-year-old man was stabbed in the face while waiting at a trolley stop in Old Town in an apparent gang-related attack, police said Thursday.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: August 29, 2013

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Houston police say 52 Hoover Crips gang member raped 67-year-old (Houston, TX): A reputed gang member is behind bars, accused of raping a woman with a heart condition at her southwest Houston apartment in May, Harris County prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 29, 2013

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Gang member, 19, pleads guilty on federal charges (Peoria, IL): Another member of the Bomb Squad street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges brought in the midst of the Don't Shoot campaign against street violence.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 29, 2013

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Albemarle man sentenced in shooting (Albemarle, NC): Federal officials' successful prosecution of an Albemarle man earlier this month on firearms charges marked a success in the battle against gang violence in Stanly County, authorities said this week.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 29, 2013

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Feds, locals crack down on violent Richmond gang (Richmond, CA): More than 20 alleged members of one of Richmond's most violent street gangs are behind bars after a joint law enforcement crackdown that combined community policing techniques and a court-authorized wiretap operation, according to police and prosecutors.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 29, 2013

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County crime rates seesaw in latest figures (Kearney, MO): Street gang activity has also increased in the first half of the year. "There are 25 street gangs with 180 to 190 members. That doesn't sound like a lot, but these are going to be your criminal element, things like homicides, burglaries and larcenies," Hunter said. "We're finding them in our schools, and they're coming into our jails. I can't think of a place in the county that we haven’t had documented gang activity."
Source: The Kearney Courier    Date: August 29, 2013

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Fall River man accused in 2009 fatal shooting set to stand trial Sept. 16 (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man accused of shooting an alleged Mafioso gang member to death in July 2009 is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 16.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: August 29, 2013

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JPD, marshals nab gang member (Jackson, TN): A known gang member was arrested Wednesday morning in his apartment on Lambuth Boulevard on multiple outstanding warrants, authorities said.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 29, 2013

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Kirk, Rush touring violence-plagued neighborhood (Chicago, IL): U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will join Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush in a tour of a Chicago neighborhood plagued by street gang violence.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: August 29, 2013

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Court documents warn gang violence at risk of reigniting (Calgary, AB): Police will soon be busy with renewed rival gang violence, a local drug dealer has told investigators.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: August 29, 2013

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Roca and Chelsea police team up to help youth (Chelsea, MA): When the nonprofit Roca began its mission to help at-risk young people in Chelsea 25 years ago, almost nobody in the community wanted to work with the police — and the feeling was mutual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 29, 2013

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31 charged in alleged Chicago-area heroin ring (Wheaton, IL): DuPage County prosecutors and the Drug Enforcement Administration say 31 people have been charged with allegedly taking part in a heroin-selling ring in Cook and DuPage counties.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: August 29, 2013

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LSP gang member arrested for drug possession (Youngstown, OH): Police found 128 pills on a man they say served a prison sentence and is a member of the LSP street gang after pulling over his motorcycle about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Market Street and Delason Avenue on the South Side.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 29, 2013

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Victim: Men charged in beating are gang members (Haverhill, MA): Police arrested two men believed to be members of violent street gangs and charged them with beating another man. The men charged are each being held on $10,000 cash bail.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 29, 2013

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Gangs attracting more young people, police chief says (Des Moines, IA) : Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw said Wednesday that she is concerned about gangs attracting more young people in Des Moines. "We have two street gangs, one that is predominantly African-American, one that is predominately Latino -- that collide with each other," said Bradshaw.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: August 29, 2013

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Gang associate sentenced to life for attempted Mexican Mafia 'hit' on fellow prison inmate (San Diego, CA): A Mexican Mafia prison gang associate who was convicted in connection with an attempted "hit" on a fellow prison inmate was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years to life, plus 16 years.
Source: 10News    Date: August 28, 2013

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Shooting of mother is not enough to make teen cut ties with street gang (Grand Rapids, MI): The Facebook threat was virtual, but the bullets were real and resulted in a 42-year-old mother of four being the unintended victim of a shooting allegedly targeting a rival gang member.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: August 28, 2013

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