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PPB: Gang associate tried to kill officer (Portland, OR): A convicted felon, known by police as a “gang associate,” is now accused of trying to kill an officer. Nathan Davis-Thomas, 29, is charged with one count each of attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 30, 2015

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Woman convicted in 2010 murder of Newark Memorial High teen (Newark, NJ): A Newark woman was convicted today of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit assault and gang enhancement clauses for her role in the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Newark High School student and football star Justice Afoa in December 2010.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: June 30, 2015

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Police say two fatal shootings on Hammond are gang-related (Hammond, IN): Two fatal shootings on the same block in northwest Indiana in less than 24 hours are believed to be gang-related, according to Hammond police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 30, 2015

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Woman convicted in slaying of Newark prep football star (Alameda County, CA): A woman was convicted by an Alameda County jury Tuesday of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit assault and gang enhancements for her role in the 2010 slaying of a former Newark high school football star.
Source: SFGate     Date: June 30, 2015

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Teen Gang Members Arrested for Pistol-Whip Robbery at Douglass Houses (Upper West Side, NY): A teen who was shot multiple times by rival gang members in March was arrested last week along with two others for pistol-whipping and robbing another teen inside the Frederick Douglass Houses, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 30, 2015

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Gang violence hitting Hammond's Beall Street area (Hammond, IN): The 5500 block of Beall Street has been the site of a spate of gang activity in recent days, which has resulted in two deaths and another man wounded. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said the prevalence of guns on the street is the problem, but Washington, D.C., politicians are afraid to tackle the issue. "It's time to do something. It really is," McDermott said Tuesday.
Source: The Times    Date: June 30, 2015

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Police: Cleveland police gang unit shot suspect after he displayed weapon (East Cleveland, OH): Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams released more information Tuesday night following a police-involved shooting on Superior Ave. in East Cleveland.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: June 30, 2015

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Prosecutors: Fall River teens resumed "gang lifestyle" after March murder (Fall River, MA): Two city teens alleged to be involved in gang activity have been indicted for the March 20 murder of Anthony Carvalho in Fall River. In court documents, prosecutors said Carvalho's murder was "a brutal, random killing," and that the suspects had resumed their "gang lifestyle" after being recently released from a secure facility for youthful offenders.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 30, 2015

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Police, family of murder victim plead with community for help (Tampa, FL): In the wake of a spike in homicides this summer, Tampa police and the family of a 58-year-old grandmother shot dead in her home last weekend pleaded with the community to come forward with information about her murder.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 30, 2015

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‘Juggalo’ Army Recruits Join Suit Against FBI over Being Listed as a Gang (Detroit, MI): Several U.S. Army recruits, who also happen to be fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigations over the classification of the “Juggalo” fan base as a “hybrid gang.”
Source: Breitbart    Date: June 30, 2015

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Numbers show gangs emerging in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): New statistics provided by the Bradley County Juvenile Court and a research facility reveal a small but steady increase in gang numbers within the Cleveland City limits from 2010 to 2014. Environmental Systems and Research Institute, as well as juvenile court authorities, have made the information available to the Cleveland Daily Banner.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: June 30, 2015

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Cleaning up Nampa’s gang graffiti mess (Nampa, ID): Bridges, residential alleys and abandoned buildings are prime targets for graffiti, and the community service division of the Nampa Police Department does its best to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: June 29, 2015

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County Attorney talks injunction, drug cases, recidivism (Ogden, UT): After about five months on the job, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred says he’s prepared to lead his office through new challenges in an effort to bring justice to the people of Weber County.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: June 29, 2015

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Maple Heights man pleads not guilty to gang activity, burglary and robbery (Cleveland, OH): A Maple Heights man accused of being a member of the Heartless Felons gang pleaded not guilty Monday to 27 charges, including participating in a criminal gang, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 29, 2015

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Springdale-based program to work with at risk youth (Springdale, AR): Two men plan to create an organization based in the city that will help with gang prevention and intervention. Marcus Carruthers, a minister, and Randall Godinet, who moved to Springdale in 2013, plan to ask for nonprofit status for the organization, called 1NWA.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 29, 2015

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Eight years for random, unprovoked Regina shooting (Regina, SK): There was no question in Justice Ted Zarzeczny’s mind that Kenyon Ralph Kay has struggled in life and that his problems led him to seek refuge with a street gang. But while that provided some explanation, the judge said it was no excuse for the random and unprovoked shooting of a man on a Regina street last year.
Source: The Leader-Post    Date: June 29, 2015

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Former Suffolk gang member gets 30 years in 2004 double murder (Suffolk, NY): A Ronkonkoma man who was a member of the Netas street gang was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for killing two rival gang members with shotgun blasts to their heads after abducting them from a house in Brentwood in 2004.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 29, 2015

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New police unit in Springdale to help curb recent violence, officials say (Springdale, AR): The Springdale Police Department is stepping up efforts to make the city safer after a rash of gang-related crimes, officials said. The department brought its crime suppression unit back into service in mid-June. Before 2010, it had been dropped due to lower staffing levels, but it has been restarted and comes complete with a sergeant and four patrolmen.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: June 29, 2015

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Joshua Santos, Jose Rodriguez get life sentences in Holyoke La Familia murder; prosecutor calls slaying 'essentially an execution' (Springfield, MA): A prosecutor on Monday asked Hampden Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini to "send a message to the gangs we won't stand for this." Assistant District Attorney Joan Moynihan Dietz, speaking at the sentencing of Joshua Santos, 27, and Jose Rodriguez, 25 - both of Holyoke - said she wanted citizens to receive the message they can come forward and testify.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 29, 2015

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Trenton woman to turn down plea deal for alleged role as gang leader (Trenton, NJ): A high-ranking female member of the 793 sect of the Bloods street gang swept up in a racketeering investigation effectively rejected a 15-year plea offer from prosecutors when she urged her attorney Monday to file court papers trying to get her indictment tossed.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: June 29, 2015

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