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15 wounded, including 2 children, in shootings citywide (Chicago, IL): At least 15 people were shot, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago since Sunday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 3, 2015

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Keeping kids out of gangs (Chicago, IL): To Luis Ortiz, it's not uncommon to see kids his age joining gangs. In fact, if you ask Aurora police, Ortiz is the perfect age for recruitment. Ortiz is barely a teenager. He will be entering eighth grade at East Aurora's Waldo Middle School come fall.
Source: Aurora Beacon-News    Date: August 3, 2015

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Father of slain girl pleads for peace, unity at north Tulsa anti-gang rally (Tulsa, OK): Someone once asked Thomas Landrum whether he thought the boy accused of gunning down his 16-year-old daughter in north Tulsa last month deserved the death penalty.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: August 3, 2015

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Syracuse shootings: Gun violence down in 2015 despite brutal July 4 weekend (Syracuse, NY): Every four days in Syracuse this year, on average, somebody shot somebody else. That's 51 people with gunshot wounds in seven months – nearly two a week. But despite a wild Fourth of July weekend with 11 people shot, the number of gunshot homicides, shootings with injuries and shots fired without injuries through July 25 indicates 2015 is on pace to be slightly lower than the annual average from 2009 to 2014.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 2, 2015

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Baltimore Sees 11 Shot, 2 Fatally, Over the Weekend (Baltimore, MD): Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August. The latest incident occurred early Sunday in northwest Baltimore, acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference held to announce the creation of a multiagency task for to deal with the upswing in homicides plaguing the city.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: August 2, 2015

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MS-13 gang member's conviction caps 8-year investigation (Gwinnett County, GA): The last of 22 Gwinnett and DeKalb county MS-13 gang members charged in a sprawling federal case has been sentenced to federal prison, bringing closure to an investigation that lasted nearly a decade.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: August 1, 2015

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South L.A. pastors launch outreach campaign to battle gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Twitter and Instagram were filled over the past week with alarming hashtags like #100days100nights after a gang reportedly vowed 100 days of violence to avenge the death of a man who was killed in South Los Angeles in mid-July.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 1, 2015

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Retaliation fueling escalating gang war outside of Selma (Dallas County, AL): Rival gangs are waging war on the streets in the Selma area. Officials are shedding light on the motive behind a number of violent incidents and killings as the community looks for an end to the brutality.
Source: WSFA 12 News    Date: August 1, 2015

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Prison inmates start hunger strike to demand release of gang leaders (Ogden, UT): Forty two inmates at the Utah State Prison began a hunger strike Friday morning to demand the release of gang leaders, according to a statement released by the Utah Department of Corrections.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 1, 2015

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Worcester police detail obstacles in addressing gun violence (Worcester, MA): University Park is busy and pretty, a 13-acre stretch of open space, basketball and volleyball courts, and a heart-shaped pond. It probably got its unofficial name, Crystal Park, from the aforementioned Crystal Pond, or Crystal Street, or whichever came first.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 1, 2015

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Is #100Days100Nights Just a Threatening Hashtag or a Full-Blown LA Gang War? (Los Angeles, CA): A social media threat has put the Los Angeles gang landscape on blast as news agencies around the world report on the catchy, terrifying slogan percolating on Twitter and Instagram: #100Days100Nights. It may sound more like a movie title than a reality on the street, but a spate of shootings in South LA since the emergence of the slogan—which refers to alleged plans by rival gangs to see who can rack up 100 kills first—has residents on edge, to say the least.
Source: VICE     Date: July 31, 2015

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Man gets three and a half years on gang, weapons charges (Youngstown, OH): Judge Lou D’Apolito agreed with defense counsel for a man being sentenced Thursday on gang and weapons charges that the gang Jevon Fitzgerald admitted being a part of was not exactly a criminal organization on par with the Mafia or the Hell’s Angels.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: July 31, 2015

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Missoula judge to inept burglar: No more tattoos, gang colors (Missoula, MT): A Missoula man who told police last November he was a member of the 18th Street Crips after a botched burglary received a three-year deferred sentence Thursday morning. In addition to the standard conditions of release, Missoula County District Judge John Larson prohibited Leonard Charles Brown from receiving any more tattoos and or wearing gang colors.
Source: The Missoulian    Date: July 31, 2015

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Knoxville gang member won’t get parole after trying to sell crack in school zone (Knoxville, TN): A gang member that goes by the name of “Hood” or “Hood Rich” and repeat cocaine dealer will serve 100 percent of his 30 year sentence thanks to tougher laws for gang members and harsher Drug Free School Zone laws.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: July 31, 2015

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A new approach for tackling gang violence (Portland, OR): In a crowded meeting room at the Matt Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, about two dozen teens and young adults are learning to trust each other and comparing life experiences in Multnomah County’s latest attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 31, 2015

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After Weekend Of Deadly Shootings, Community Begs City To Get Handle On Gang Violence In South LA (Los Angeles, CA): After a weekend involving 13 shootings, some of them deadly, community leaders, clergy and residents of South Los Angeles on Friday called for city leaders to end the violence.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: July 31, 2015

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Almaraz gets 8-year sentence for gang-related crimes (Hammond, IN): Suspected Imperial Gangster David “Penguino” Almaraz was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Times    Date: July 31, 2015

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Man Convicted of 3 Murders in Gang-Related Shooting (Palm Beach County, FL): A South Florida man has been convicted in the deaths of three people during a gang-related shooting. A Palm Beach County jury found Jarvis Jackson guilty Friday of three counts of second-degree murder, though he was acquitted of four counts of attempted murder. He faces a mandatory life sentence.
Source: NBC 6 News    Date: July 31, 2015

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2 arrested in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy playing in Highland frontyard (San Bernardino, CA): The two men accused in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in Highland this week were tracked down because of witnesses’ help, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 31, 2015

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Supreme Court overturns conviction in Flint gang slaying (Flint, MI): The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction for a man alleged to be part of the Pierson Hood street gang after it ruled prosecutors allowed a witness to lie and used his fraudulent testimony to their advantage.
Source: MLive    Date: July 31, 2015

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