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Police must develop personal relationships, trust with community to counter 'snitch' code of silence (Portland, OR): Nine gang-related shootings occurred in Portland in the last two weeks. Police have made one arrest.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 22, 2015

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$500k grant helping to fight gun, gang crime in Saginaw, leaders say (Saginaw, MI): Those fighting crime in Saginaw have been given a boost in funding to help do the work needed to improve the community, law enforcement leaders announced today.
Source: MLive    Date: May 22, 2015

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Feds And Police Make Significant Arrest In West Baltimore Raid (Baltimore, MD): Federal authorities, along with police, raided two West Baltimore houses early Thursday morning, making a significant arrest.
Source: WBAL Radio    Date: May 22, 2015

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Summer Avenue Lounge Closed As Public Nuisance (Memphis, TN): A nightclub on Summer Avenue has been closed as a public nuisance, following an undercover investigation there into drug trafficking, bootleg liquor sales, prostitution, assaults and gang activity.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: May 22, 2015

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Gangs top police survey concerns (Saskatoon, SK): Gang activity was at the top of the list of concerns expressed by Saskatoon residents who took part in a survey conducted on behalf of city police. Insightrix Research Limited gathered the most recent data for 2014 and compared the results to surveys conducted in prior years.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: May 21, 2015

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Officials Say Controlling Gang Activity In Tippecanoe County Is A Constant Battle (Tippecanoe County, IN): Most people associate gangs with big cities. But a forum for youth services workers this week brought attention to the problem in Tippecanoe County. Local authorities say while there are gangs in the area they’re nowhere near the level of, say, Waco, Texas where a fight between rival bikers resulted in nine deaths this week.
Source: WBAA News    Date: May 21, 2015

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Reputed gang member charged in Elmhurst murder: DA (Elmhurst, NY): A reputed member of the Sureño 13 street gang has been charged with murder, gang assault and weapons possession for the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Elmhurst man following a verbal argument earlier this month, the Queens district attorney said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: May 21, 2015

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15-year-old Gresham boy accused of attempted murder in gang assault, police say (Gresham, OR): A 15-year-old is accused of stabbing three other boys in a gang-related assault last week. Jesus P. Vega-Salazar, of Gresham, is accused of three counts of attempted murder and three counts of second-degree assault.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 21, 2015

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MS-13 gang member, wanted for N.Y. murders, arrested in Hall Co. (Hall County, GA): A reputed MS-13 gang member wanted for execution-style murders in New York was arrested this week in Hall County.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 21, 2015

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Shooting of man, pregnant wife gang related (Bakersfield, CA): Investigators believe the shooting earlier this month of a man and his pregnant wife was gang related.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: May 21, 2015

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Pottstown Man, Saved From Gang Assassination, Charged With Drug-Induced Felonies (Pottstown, PA): On the same day officials in Montgomery County, Pa. announced dozens of arrests from a gang-related investigation in and around Pottstown, a man whose life was likely saved by that investigation was arrested — on charges he tried to steal a delivery truck while high on PCP.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: May 21, 2015

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Gas station shootout fueled by turf war between gang members (Cincinnati, OH): New developments have been released in the shootout at a gas station caught on surveillance camera.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: May 21, 2015

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Appeals court denies Trenton man's appeal in 2007 gang-related slaying (Trenton, NJ): A Trenton man sentenced to 15 years in a fatal gang-related shooting after a riot at an Ewing hairstyling show in 2007 was denied a post-conviction appeal in a Thursday ruling.
Source:    Date: May 21, 2015

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2 drive-bys appear gang-related (Pueblo, CO): Police are investigating two overnight drive-by shootings they believe to be linked and gang-related, which occurred within an hour of each other on different sides of town.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: May 21, 2015

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Police describe wild fray outside Boston club, 10 arrested (Boston, MA): Five Boston police officers were injured, 10 people were arrested, and three guns were recovered in a brawl early Sunday outside a Theater District nightclub, according to police reports. Authorities said the fight erupted after officers arrested two armed gang members while some in an unruly crowd of hundreds filmed and jeered police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 20, 2015

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Tulsa police gear up for possible increase in gang activity during summer months (Tulsa, OK): The Tulsa Police Gang Unit is gearing up for a busy summer as gang activity begins to pick up. Officers say Monday's triple shooting has links to gangs.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: May 20, 2015

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FBI charges 37 suspected gang members in connection with murders (Charlotte, NC): In a major round-up, federal authorities charged 37 suspected MS-13 gang members Wednesday with racketeering and other charges in connection with a series of murders. Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Rose said the alleged gang members committed many violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and murders.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 20, 2015

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3 MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Murders (Long Island, NY): Three reputed MS-13 street gang members were charged with allegedly killing three men on Long Island less than a month apart four years ago and trying to kill four others, authorities said.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: May 20, 2015

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Port Arthur teen first to be prosecuted under new gang injunction (Port Arthur, TX): An 18-year-old Port Arthur man will spend nearly a year in county lockup for violating a gang injunction signed by a municipal judge this past January. Javier Palacios was arrested on March 24 for "numerous violations of the Surenos 13 Gang Injunction," according to a Wednesday news release from Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham's office.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: May 20, 2015

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Ukiah Police seeing upswing in gang activity (Ukiah, CA): While presenting his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey shared both good and bad news with the Ukiah City Council.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: May 20, 2015

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