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Newport News summer job program targets troubled teens (Newport News, VA): Newport News police are investigating a shooting in the southeast area of the city involving a 17-year-old male. Over the weekend, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the same neighborhood. Police believe many of the shootings in the community area gang-related. As part of Mayor McKinley Prices' anti-gang initiative, a summer job program will start accepting applications Friday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 25, 2014

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San Diego gang member's case focus of Supreme Court privacy ruling (San DIego, CA): When David Riley, a 19-year-old member of San Diego's Lincoln Park gang, was arrested in August 2009 on suspicion of shooting at a rival gang member, it received little or no public notice.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 25, 2014

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DeSoto County notes rise in gang activity (Olive Branch, MS): The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office and police departments in Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Southaven are forming a gang task force. "We don't like to say that we have a gang problem, but we do have a gang problem," Sheriff Bill Rasco during a news conference Tuesday at the Olive Branch Police Department.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2014

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Reedley gang member found guilty of two murders, one murder try (Fresno County, CA): A Reedley gang member will spend life behind bars after a jury convicted him Wednesday in Fresno County Superior Court of two murders and one attempted murder for the benefit or at the direction of a criminal street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 25, 2014

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Grand Island chief explains gang member number (Grand Island, NE): The 375 documented gang members who are noted in a state grant application doesn't mean that each person is still active in gangs or even in town, the Grand Island police chief says.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 25, 2014

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Revenge or turf war likely motive in Liberty City shootings (Liberty City, FL): A day after gunfire tore through a Liberty City apartment complex in one of Miami’s worst mass shootings, police said the motive was likely revenge or drug dealers staking out turf.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: June 25, 2014

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Teen slain Sunday in west Fayetteville had urged City Council to fight gun violence (Fayetteville, NC): A well-spoken high school graduate known for his flamboyant flair and boisterous personality, Ravon Jordan's death stunned family and friends, his brother and school officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 24, 2014

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County Attorney expands ban on gangs in East Aldine - Court makes injunction permanent (East Aldine, TX): County Attorney Vince Ryan petitioned for an injunction on Monday, June 16, to keep 47 members of the Crips and Bloods gangs out of the East Aldine Safety Zone. The safety zone runs east of Highway 59 and south of Bush Airport. The safety zone is home of elementary schools, residences and businesses. A judge has made the injunction permanent in a ruling on June 16.
Source: Northeast News    Date: June 24, 2014

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Police: Elmwood Park graffiti was expression of gang member's grief (Chicago, IL): Some homeowners in west-suburban Elmwood Park were upset to see graffiti spray-painted on their garages earlier this month — even if it was an expression of grief, police say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 24, 2014

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Nashville gang enforcement arrest 33 over weekend (Nashville, TN): Yesterday, it was reported the Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend completed an operation that brought in 33 arrest. At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
Source: Examiner    Date: June 24, 2014

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Gang shootings up in Portland in 2014 (Portland, OR): To date, there have been more shootings this year in Portland than previous years, and officials expect that number to climb. The latest shooting, investigators said, is gang-related.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 24, 2014

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'Kids are dying, and mothers are crying' (Sparks, NV): Teglia's Paradise Park in Sparks was full of excitement, passion and determination on Saturday during a peace walk conducted by local nonprofit organization Guiding A New Generation (G.A.N.G.). The organization seeks to address the issue of kids on the streets, joining gangs, getting into drugs and participating in gang violence.
Source: Daily Sparks Tribune    Date: June 24, 2014

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DPD steps up fight against gangs (Detroit, MI): As the Motor City put on its best face Monday night for the fireworks, police did their best to keep out a small minority, waiting to disrupt things. With over 100 gangs and about 2,500 known gang members operating in Detroit, not to mention their followers, DPD has an elite division of officers, whose purpose is to gather gang intelligence.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: June 24, 2014

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Grand Island gang numbers identified (Grand Island, NE): Grand Island has "375 documented gang members," according to a state grant application that the Grand Island City Council will consider during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. But Police Chief Steve Lamken is quick to explain the number. "It means there are 375 names in the database," Lamken said. "It does not mean that each one is a hard-core gang member."
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 24, 2014

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Camden man accused of murder claims self defense from a gang (Camden County, NJ): A Camden man facing murder charges testified Tuesday that he took out a gun and "just pulled the trigger" to save himself from several Bloods gang members who were beating him in a Camden park in June 2011.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: June 24, 2014

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Federal lawsuit filed vs. police, prosecutors in Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): They were never Ogden Trece gang members, they say, and should never have been served with a controversial gang injunction that they claim trampled on their constitutional rights.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 24, 2014

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Gang leader ran dial-a-dealer operation while in jail (Winnipeg, MB): The head of a feared Winnipeg street gang splinter faction will serve more than five years in prison after being recorded on a jailhouse phone directing drug operations and meting out discipline to an underling on the outside.
Source: Brandon Sun    Date: June 24, 2014

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DeSoto County communities form anti-gang task force (DeSoto County, MS): There is one certainty about the epidemic of Crime in America. It knows no boundaries. Communities in DeSoto County have in years past been reluctant to acknowledge Memphis' gang problems had filtered down to them. But, recent gang-related violence has now convinced county law enforcement it's time to pull their heads out of the sand.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: June 24, 2014

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Officers from across U.S. in La Crosse to keep kids out of gangs (La Crosse, WI): The La Crosse Police Department has been recognized nationwide as a leader in community policing. That's why police officers from across the Midwest and East Coast are in La Crosse this week to learn how to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: June 24, 2014

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Visalia gang suppression details leads to arrests (Visalia, CA): A multi-agency law enforcement safety detail resulted in eight arrests and seizure of firearms, ammunition and items indicating gang activity Friday in Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 24, 2014

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