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Murders Rise in U.S. Cities, but Crime Rate Hovers Near Historic Lows (Washington, DC): Chicago's murder rate soared by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, driving a nationwide increase in homicides in the nation's 30 largest cities, even as the rate of property crimes and violent crimes remained near historic lows.
Source: US News and World Report    Date: December 28, 2016
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17-year-old boy charged as adult in suspected gang-related shooting in Springfield (Springfield, OR): A 17-year-old Springfield youth has been charged as an adult in a Wednesday night shooting outside the Bungalow Market that’s believed to be gang-related, according to Springfield police.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: July 21, 2017

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Gang-Related Shooting During Funeral Procession (Indianapolis, IN): The unidentified gunman or gunmen who ambushed a funeral procession on the northeast side Thursday may have been aiming for members of the Grundy family – specifically Richard Grundy III, who reportedly had a $50,000 bounty on his head, according to multiple sources.
Source: WIBC News    Date: July 21, 2017

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Suing gang members has a history (Kankakee County, IL): In 2012, McHenry County and the city of Harvard took action against a half dozen members of a gang that had caused them headaches. They used the 1993 Illinois Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act to clean up the problem.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: July 21, 2017

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Police say 'violent and unpredictable' gangs are behind surge in shootings, home invasions (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say gang violence is to blame for at least 55 shootings dating back to 2012, a number of homicides over the last five years and at least 17 reported violent home invasions within the last year.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 21, 2017

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Gang members to spend life in prison (DeKalb County, GA): Gang members Joseph Broxton and Daniel Pena were sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for terrorizing residents on a two-day killing spree in Stone Mountain in the summer of 2015.
Source: CrossRoadNews    Date: July 21, 2017

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Pottstown gang member re-sentenced for ‘reign of terror’ (Norristown, PA): While not backing off his finding that a Reading man engaged in a “reign of terror” during a war between rival gangs in Pottstown, a judge nonetheless reduced the man’s minimum sentence slightly as part of a new sentencing scheme.
Source: The Mercury    Date: July 21, 2017

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Santa Cruz drug smuggling operation halted after 8 arrests (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police uncovered what they're calling a "well orchestrated" street gang operation that smuggled drugs into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 21, 2017

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Exclusive: U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members (Washington, DC): U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 21, 2017

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Gangs in Lane County? Police say dozens are active here (Springfield, OR): There are more than 30 gangs in Lane County with 10 or more members each. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee said gangs make their presence felt in the community with graffiti.
Source: KVAL News    Date: July 21, 2017

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Gang member feared public outrage would deny him a fair murder trial. Judge disagreed (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member accused of killing a 9-year-old Janessa Ramirez in 2015 will be tried in Fresno County Superior Court, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 21, 2017

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Alleged gang leader pleads guilty to drug charges (Kankakee, IL): James Atwood, the alleged Kankakee area leader of the Latin Kings, pleaded guilty to drug charges last week in U.S. District Court in Urbana.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: July 20, 2017

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Police: 2 arrested in Hempstead slaying are MS-13 members (Nassau County, NY) : A pair of MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with the March slaying of a man in Hempstead — the same week federal prosecutors announced the indictments of nine MS-13 gang members in the April slayings of four young men in a Central Islip park, police said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 20, 2017

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Merced man stabbed during gang argument near taco shop (Merced, CA): Two young men stabbed a 37-year-old Merced man early Thursday near an R Street taco shop during some type of gang-related squabble, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 20, 2017

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Lawyer tries to undermine key witness in gang-related murder (Fayetteville, NC): On the second day of evidence in Roderick Wilkerson’s trial for the March 2011 murder of Fashaad Lee of Fayetteville, defense lawyer Kris Poppe on Thursday tried to sow seeds of doubt in the testimony of the prosecution’s key witness.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: July 20, 2017

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Kidnapper’s sentence a victory in holding gang members accountable, DA says (Pascagoula, MS): A member of a street gang has been ordered to serve 22 years in prison for kidnapping a woman because he and others thought she was a police informant.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 20, 2017

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The City of Hattiesburg's gang problem (Hattiesburg, MS): In the past seven months, there have been 29 shootings in the Hub City. Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore said all 29 are gang related.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: July 20, 2017

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Police Chief warns county of uptick in gang violence even as homicide rate slows down (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger on Monday warned of a growing trend of gang violence in the County. Manger told the Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee that there was an uptick in gang violence in 2016. While the number of gang-related crimes has increased, Manger warned that the main concern is crimes are increasingly becoming more violent and are being done by younger and younger people.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: July 20, 2017

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L.A. officials considering changes to gang injunction policy after lawsuit alleges constitutional violations (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles officials are considering making significant changes to the way they enforce gang injunctions in the wake of a lawsuit that accused the city of violating the constitutional rights of thousands of people, according to court documents made public this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 20, 2017

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Gang prevention funding included in new state budget (King County, WA): With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: July 20, 2017

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Manhunt Intensifies For Wanted Alleged Richmond Gang Members (Richmond, CA): The manhunt for two alleged members of Richmond notorious Manor Boyz street gang intensified Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman in a local park.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: July 20, 2017

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