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Call for gang members to be prosecuted like mobsters (Providence, RI): The recent increase in suspected or confirmed gang violence in Providence, is prompting a new call for a crackdown. Republican State Senator Dawson Hodgson - who is running for Attorney General - wants the state's racketeering law - used for busting up organized crime, to now be used against gangs, too. As with the mob, a judge could declare a gang a criminal enterprise.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Family blames gang violence in man's killing (Las Vegas, NV): The family of a young man shot and killed at a house party is blaming gang violence for the crime. The victim is a 20-year-old man from North Las Vegas and police are still looking for the suspects.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Despite spate of shootings gang strategy working says Chief Bordeleau (Ottawa, ON): The city's top cop said police are "troubled" after several recent gang shootings but believes the gang strategy is working. "We remain troubled by the brazenness of the violence in our community," said Police Chief Charles Bordeleau, at the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting on Monday.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: July 28, 2014

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Reputed Zone 4 gang member indicted in July holdup (Peoria, IL): A reputed member of the Zone 4 street gang was indicted by a Peoria County grand jury on charges he allegedly held up another person earlier this month.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 28, 2014

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Bloods member in Howard receives 16-year sentence (Baltimore, MD): A member of the Bloods street gang who operated in Howard County was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison for racketeering and using a gun during a crime. Kenneth Ragan-Armstrong, 23, of Savage and Laurel, had pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
Source: The Daily Record    Date: July 28, 2014

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BPD: Three arrested after shooting on Sunday on Forrest Street in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield police arrested three people Sunday after they said at least one of them shot at an opposing gang member.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Police continue search for suspects in gang-related shooting (Pharr, TX): Pharr police continue to search for suspects connected to a gang-related shooting over two months ago. It happened back on May 21st on the 500 block of W. Clark Street. A man standing outside the home was gunned down by a suspect in a black SUV.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Man shot and killed, suspects remain at large (San Jose, CA): Officers are investigating the city's 21st homicide of the year after a man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in an area known for gang activity.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Police bust 20 suspected gang members and affiliates (Seguin, TX): A major law enforcement operation took down 20 alleged Mexican Mafia or Orejones gang members or their affiliates on Monday. The bust comes after eight months of investigations and 17 sealed indictments.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: July 28, 2014

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Gang sweep yields more than 60 arrests (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that more than 60 people were arrested on the streets of the Victor Valley during a weekend gang enforcement operation.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 28, 2014

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Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of 3-year-old (Chicago, IL): Two Southwest Side men have been charged in a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy with bullet wounds in his stomach and hip Friday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 27, 2014

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Tattoo removal program in the Basin (Midland, TX): In the Permian Basin's booming economy just about anyone can find a job but for some people on the job hunt; vulgar, racist, and gang related tattoos may spell unemployment.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: July 27, 2014

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Officials: Drive-by shooting in Live Oak was gang-related (Live Oak, CA): Sheriff's officials said a drive-by shooting in Live Oak late Wednesday looks to be gang-related retaliation. "There is just a lot of anger built up," Sutter County Sheriff's Lt. Butah Uppal said Friday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 26, 2014

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Judge denies gang injunction request (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne denied the city of Santa Barbara-proposed gang injunction this past Tuesday, ending a two-year fight between injunction proponents and opponents since the case's trial concluded in June.
Source: Daily Nexus    Date: July 26, 2014

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Portland police investigating gang-related shooting that left man injured in both legs (Portland, OR): Portland police is investigating what may be a gang-related shooting in which one man was injured.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: July 26, 2014

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Two suspected Merced gang members arrested in raid (Merced, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested Friday in Merced following an early morning raid at a cluster of homes described by police as a heavily fortified "compound."
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 25, 2014

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33 indicted in multi-agency southwest Detroit gang bust (Detroit, MI): More than three dozen suspected criminals are behind bars, after a roundup of alleged Southwest Detroit gang members. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade made the announcement Friday at a news conference with the Detroit One — a multi-agency coalition charged with reducing violent crime by bringing in the worst offenders.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: July 25, 2014

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Reputed Waukegan gang member found guilty of attempted murder (Waukegan, IL) : A reputed Waukegan street gang member faces up to 57 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of attempted murder and other felony gun charges.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 25, 2014

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Prosecutors: Teen charged with killing 11-year-old was aiming for gang rivals (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 25, 2014

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Former Latin Kings gang leader, boxing coach sentenced to 17.5 years for dealing cocaine (Grand Rapids, MI): Frank Cisneros hoped a post-indictment, pre-sentence transformation from a Holland Latin Kings gang leader to a boxing coach trying to help youth avoid his mistakes would convince a federal judge to be lenient on him for a drug distribution conviction.
Source: MLive    Date: July 25, 2014

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