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Update: Video leads to arrest (Greenville, NC): Video from an early morning shooting that killed a Greenville man in a downtown parking lot led police to an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Shiheem Maurice Andrews, 20, is charged with an open count murder in the death of 23-year-old Jamar Clark, who police identified as a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: June 18, 2014

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Sister: Victim not a gang member (Greenville, NC): The sister of a man shot and killed early this morning near Fifth and Evans streets said he was not the gang member Greenville police labeled him but a good person with a family who loved him.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: June 18, 2014

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Lawsuits aim to oust gangs at three Los Angeles homes (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney is heading to court to attempt to oust the Five Deuce Broadway Ganster Crips gang from three South Los Angeles homes.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Purported Youngstown street gang member murdered in Warren (Warren, OH): Authorities in Warren have identified the victim of Tuesday night's fatal shooting as a man named in an indictment as a Youngstown street gang member.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Survey tracks guns linked to gang activity in Houston (Houston, TX): When it comes to illegal firearms, criminals in Houston and the rest of the U.S. prefer something more portable, according to a new survey. "Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns" focuses on several different topics, including violence against women and girls, and ammunition profile. On the topic of illicit weapons in the U.S., researchers looked at public perceptions of urban violence and wondered if they were completely accurate.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 18, 2014

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Grappling with gangs, Salt Lake City turns to racketeering laws (Salt Lake City, UT): When it comes to gang activity, most people picture cities like Los Angeles and Newark. But gangs are a problem in unexpected places, too — like Salt Lake City, where law enforcement officials are using federal racketeering charges to try to bring them down.
Source: NPR News    Date: June 18, 2014

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30 known gangs operating now in Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): They said the number of violent shootings in the city has more than doubled in two years as police step up efforts to stop gang activity.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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How Greenville police validate a gang member (Greenville, NC): Greenville police say they have a set criteria when they validate a suspected gang member.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Police: No organized gangs in Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids, IA): On a day where Des Moines police insist dozens of known gangs are operating within the city, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said there may be criminal activity in town involving groups of young people but no organized gangs.
Source: KCRG 9 News    Date: June 18, 2014

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Daniels convicted in Kayla Ferrante murder trial (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa man was convicted Tuesday of murdering a teenager who police said was an innocent victim of gang violence.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 18, 2014

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Voices: In Boston, memories of a gangland peacemaker (Boston, MA): Last week a man was shot to death in front of the house where his brother suffered the same fate 21 years ago. It happened in a part of Boston known as H Block, because many street names start with that letter. Few places in America have been deadlier longer.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 18, 2014

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Police say latest Lakeland shootings are gang-related (Lakeland, FL): Three young people were shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night who were apparently not the intended targets.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: June 18, 2014

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Lawsuits filed against owners of alleged gang-controlled properties (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney filed lawsuits Wednesday against the owners of three allegedly gang-controlled properties in South L.A., a day after dozens of gang members were arrested by local and federal law enforcement.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2014

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Gang activity in Ohio prisons seems to be declining (Columbus, OH): About 1 in 6 Ohio inmates is in a prison gang, including nearly 2 of 3 in Ohio's top-security prison. But the good news is that gang connections dropped 12.9 percent in two years, with the most disruptive gang activity cut nearly in half.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 17, 2014

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Gang member admits guilt in two shootings (Fort Wayne, IN): He's been identified as a member of a street gang and accused of shooting two men with intentions to kill. Now, Trameil Jackson is headed to the same place his brother resides: Prison.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: June 17, 2014

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Santa Clara County gang intervention program gets green light (San Jose, CA): A Santa Clara County supervisor's proposal to expand an innovative gang violence prevention program has won unanimous support from the other county supervisors.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 17, 2014

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Police make 21 arrests in East Price Hill (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police say they've arrested a slew of suspects in the latest crackdown on gang violence and drug activity. Tuesday's arrests centered on suspects in District Three, or East Price Hill. Police arrested 14 people in the initial list, then seven others also on outstanding warrants.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: June 17, 2014

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Red, White and Gangs: The problem of street gangs in the military (Washington, DC): When you think of a gang member, what comes to mind? Is it a tattooed young man, throwing up gang signs and flashing big wads of cash? Or a violent ex-con involved in drugs? Whatever mental image the term evokes, it's probably not that of a clean-cut US soldier.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: June 17, 2014

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Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed a 212-page racketeering indictment against dozens of suspected members and associates of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips, detailing how they allegedly robbed homes across the South Bay, used women to move drugs and punished anyone who talked to law enforcement authorities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 17, 2014

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Yonkers police aim to clean up street wracked with violence (Yonkers, NY): Yonkers police, in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano, are increasing security measures in one of the city's most dangerous thoroughfares.
Source: Yonkers Daily Voice    Date: June 17, 2014

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