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Englewood cops say last of alleged street-robbery gang now in custody (Englewood, NJ): A 23-year-old Staten Island man wanted in connection with three armed robberies last month has surrendered to city police, authorities said.
Source: The Record    Date: June 9, 2014

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Three arrested in Delhi gang shooting (Merced, CA): Three suspected gang members were jailed over the weekend in connection with a drive-by shooting in April that left a Stanislaus County man a quadriplegic, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 9, 2014

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DeKalb Sheriff's Office jail sweep kicks off metro area gang member, contraband crackdown (DeKalb County, GA): Last Thursday, nearly 100 law enforcement officials conducted searches and interviewed inmates at the DeKalb County Jail on Memorial Drive in the metro area's first multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce gang-related crime.
Source: The Brookhaven Post    Date: June 8, 2014

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Crackdown on E Block gang should reassure city residents (Youngstown, OH): 12 suspected members of the E Block Gang taken off the streets of the lower West Side by law enforcement in a show of force that gave residents even more reason to celebrate the end of the brutal winter.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 8, 2014

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Topeka police, U.S. Probation Office team up for tattoo removal program (Topeka, KS): When people used to look at Rich, a 27-year-old Lawrence resident, they were drawn to the teardrop tattoo under his left eye or the gang name tattooed across his fingers.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: June 8, 2014

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Fort Pierce fights gun violence (Fort Pierce, FL): Community leaders and police in Fort Pierce are trying to curb ongoing gun violence in their city. The Fort Pierce Tribune ( ) reports that the city has had five shooting incidents in the past two weeks. Since the beginning of the year, 18 people have been hit and seven killed in various shooting.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: June 8, 2014

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Three dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night on the city's West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 8, 2014

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Myrtle Beach-area churches work together with hope to tackle violence in the community (Myrtle Beach, SC): While the violence that happened during Memorial Day weekend in Myrtle Beach has garnered state-wide and national attention, representatives from local churches say gangs and crime have been an issue for years – and something needs to be done.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: June 8, 2014

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Springfield city officials make plans to stop gang violence (Springfield, MA): With an uptick in street violence in Springfield this past week and a half, city officials are doing their best to try and curb that violence and find ways to stop it.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 8, 2014

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Janesville police to present gang initiative at conference (Janesville, WI): Police sergeants Aaron Ellis and Mike Blaser will present Janesville's gang abatement efforts at a state law enforcement conference June 18 in Appleton. The gang initiative began in 2008 with the goal of reducing the impact of criminal street gang influence and criminal behaviors, according to a news release.
Source: GazetteXtra     Date: June 8, 2014

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Guns and gangs in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood a growing concern for police, residents (Kalamazoo, MI): Alarm is growing among police and Edison neighborhood residents about two feuding gangs and their role in rising gun activity in the wake of a shooting that killed a 13-year-old.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette    Date: June 7, 2014

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Two Chicago gang enforcement officers among dozens of people shot across city overnight (Chicago, IL): A gunman firing from inside a vehicle has shot and wounded two Chicago gang enforcement officers during a traffic stop. Friday night's shooting set off an exchange of gunfire that also wounded the two people inside the vehicle.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 7, 2014

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Alleged gang member sentenced 25 years in shooting death (Sorrento, FL): Days before his second-degree murder trial was to begin, an alleged Sorrento gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday in a plea deal in the 2012 shooting death of a DeLand man.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: June 7, 2014

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Las Cruces inmate stabbed 43 times (Las Cruces, NM): The man killed at the state prison west of Las Cruces this spring suffered nearly 50 stab wounds and cuts, according to an autopsy report released this week.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: June 6, 2014

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Human trafficking probe leads to eight arrests, 44 charges (Toronto, ON): Toronto police have arrested eight people and filed more than 40 human trafficking charges, alleging that gang members recruited girls as young as 14 to work as prostitutes under the threat of violence.
Source: CBC News    Date: June 6, 2014

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Merced foot chase ends in arrest of 'known gang member' (Merced, CA): A brief foot chase Thursday ended with a man described by police as a "known gang member" behind bars, possibly facing attempted robbery and weapons charges, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 6, 2014

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Lawrence shooting marked by gang activity coincides with rise in violent crime (Lawrence, KS): In Lawrence police say a recent weekend shooting escalated out of gang activity within the city. Police say the confrontation started last Saturday night between two rival gang members outside a downtown bar.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News    Date: June 6, 2014

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Gang member arrested in slaying of Indianapolis mother (Indianapolis, IN): A street gang member is facing murder charges in connection with the May 2012 killing of an Indianapolis mother.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: June 6, 2014

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Sheriffs team up to fight gangs, contraband in jails (Atlanta, GA): Law enforcement who run metro Atlanta's jails are teaming up to fight gang activity and contraband among their inmates. Some 120 members from sheriff's departments in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Rockdale, and Fulton Counties and the City of Atlanta Jail conducted their first search at DeKalb's jail.
Source: WSB Radio    Date: June 6, 2014

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Bloods member involved in 2013 shooting faces new charges (Cape May Court House, NJ): A Wildwood man with alleged ties to the Bloods street gang, jailed last year in connection with a Middle Township shooting, faces additional time behind bars as a result of gang activity and drug distribution, according to law enforcement officials. They claim that he is a leader of a drug distribution network and another $200,000 has also been tacked onto his bond.
Source: Wildwood Leader    Date: June 6, 2014

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