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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
http://www.timesledger.com/...

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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
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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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
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

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Elkhart art group to continue graffiti program (Elkhart, IN): An Elkhart program allowing graffiti artists to add artwork to the exterior of a city building will continue despite vandalism and concerns that the work might include gang symbols.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: August 3, 2013
http://www.wishtv.com/...

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San Bernardino, county officials say gangs grow more brazen (San Bernardino, CA): Three recent brazen ambushes of law enforcement officers have San Bernardino County's top two lawmen believing police and sheriff's deputies are in the cross-hairs of gang members.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 3, 2013
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Member of Riverside gang given the death penalty for 2008 killing (Riverside, CA): A death sentence was imposed this past week on a Riverside gang member who fatally shot a father of four in a racially motivated attack outside the man’s home.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 3, 2013
http://www.mydesert.com/...

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FBI arrests former Watsonville man wanted on 2006 murder warrant (Watsonville, CA): Federal agents arrested a man in Mexico who topped Santa Cruz County's most wanted list for seven years, and is reportedly now suspected in three Salinas-area homicides.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/...

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Bond granted to teens accused of gang activity (Augusta, GA): Bond was set Friday for several of the teens accused of taking part in gang activity that sheriff's investigators say led to shootings and a recent homicide.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: August 2, 2013
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

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Sheriff: Grand Park gang dismantled (Jacksonville, FL): At a joint news conference by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, state attorney's office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday morning, Sheriff John Rutherford celebrated convictions of six members of the Grand Park gang in an investigation that began in 2007.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.news4jax.com/...

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Lockdown lifted at Indiana State Prison (Michigan City, IN): Indiana State Prison is back to normal following an extended lockdown triggered by a knife fight among rival gang members. ISP superintendent BIll Wilson said the lockdown in effect since June 17 was lifted without restrictions July 19.
Source: The Times    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.nwitimes.com/...

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Valdosta Police work to prevent gang violence (Valdosta, GA): An accused Valdosta gang leader wanted for murder is still on the run. He's accused of shooting a man police say has ties to a rival gang. Police say Antoni "snapper" Tippins is a Crips gang leader in Valdosta. He's wanted for the Tuesday night shooting death of Jarid Little outside Gordon Food Mart. Valdosta Police say Little also has ties to the Bloods gang.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.walb.com/...

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Police target gangs in Salinas as local, federal agencies converge to stop violence (Salinas, CA): Federal and local law enforcement agencies converged Friday afternoon in Salinas, targeting Sureño gangs believed to be behind the city's recent surge in violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Midlands law enforcement community goes to war against gangs (Columbia, SC): A summer spike in gang-related crimes has local authorities coming together to research ways to stop the violence. The Richland County Sheriff's Department already has a group of active investigators in a special gang unit. More recently, the Columbia Police Department put together its own five-member gang team.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.wistv.com/...

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Phoenix police operation arrests gang members (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police have ended "Operation Safe Summer," which led to multiple arrests in neighborhoods with high criminal activity. During the eight-week effort, 50 more officers were assigned to assist the Targeted Enforcement Squad and the Gang Enforcement unit.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.azfamily.com/...

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14 face state, federal drug and gun charges (Chicago, IL): Authorities say 14 suspects, including street gang members, face federal or state charges following an investigation by the FBI, Chicago police and other agencies.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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Columbia man charged in shooting death at complex (Columbia, SC) : Authorities have charged a 29-year-old Columbia man with killing another man at an apartment complex in a shooting that stemmed from an argument between middle school gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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Gang-related prosecution numbers up in Kern County (Bakersfield, CA): The Kern County District Attorney along with gang-related crime prosecutors announced that gang related crime convictions were up in the Kern County area, Thursday. According to the DA, the conviction rate is up 10 percent from 2012.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.turnto23.com/...

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Slaying was rural TN town's 'wake-up call' to fight gangs (Springfield, TN): Tennessee's rural areas have seen bigger increases in gang activity over the last several than bigger cities such as Memphis and Nashville. From 2005 to 2011, gang crimes tripled in cities with fewer than 50,000 residents, while it doubled in larger cities.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: August 2, 2013
http://www.tennessean.com/...

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Bomb Squad gang suspects may plead guilty (Peoria, IL): Several alleged members of the Bomb Squad street gang could possibly plead guilty later this month as part of the ongoing Don't Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 1, 2013
http://www.pjstar.com/...

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East Texans promise to actively stand up against gang violence (Tyler, TX): The shooting death of 20-year-old Tyler mom Briana Young has escalated a conversation in East Texas about gang violence. Some local community members are calling this rock bottom, and calling for action, and for change.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: August 1, 2013
http://www.cbs19.tv/...

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