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String of cellphone store robberies tied to Crips gang (Houston, TX): A group accused of staging a rash of violent cellphone store robberies in northeast Harris County and Houston is affiliated with the notorious Crips street gang, authorities said. On Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced the arrests of 24 adults and two juveniles charged in the holdups of at least 20 area stores.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2015

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Forensic psychologist testifies in Modesto double homicide trial (Modesto, CA): A forensic psychologist testified Wednesday that there’s an increased chance of error when someone who was under attack tries to identify a suspect.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 8, 2015

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Fresno shootings up 25% this year compared to last year (Fresno, CA): Wednesday afternoon, crime tape could be still be found in a Southwest Fresno neighborhood near Amador and Modoc, hours after a shooting late Tuesday night. The victim was a 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the neck but released from the hospital Wednesday. The shooter was a 14-year-old gang member, according to Fresno Police.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 8, 2015

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13 Gang Members Arrested After Turning Rockaway into 'Wild West,' DA Says (Arverne, NY): More than a dozen suspected gang members were indicted Wednesday for conspiring to kill their rivals to avenge prior attacks — all while turning the neighborhood into the “Wild West,” the Queens District Attorney said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 8, 2015

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Two Orange men sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing rival gang member (Orange, CA): Two Orange men were sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of a 19-year-old rival gang member whose body was found in an abandoned SUV.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 8, 2015

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Bratton vows to get gang members after killer shot dad holding baby (Flushing, NY): Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday ripped the gunman who fatally shot a Bronx dad as he was holding his baby in his arms. “They have a total lack of consciousness about human dignity and human life,” Bratton said following a swearing in at Queens College for 1,200 new police recruits.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 8, 2015

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New developments in a gang-related cold case (Long Beach, CA): A reputed gang member is facing a murder charge stemming from a cold case investigation into a 1996 shooting in Long Beach, police announced Wednesday. Wayne Taufi, 40, was 21 years old when he allegedly shot 26-year-old Jorge Martinez on May 4, 1996, according to Long Beach police.
Source:    Date: July 8, 2015

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Targeted B.C. gangster dies after being found unconscious in Pitt Meadows (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. gangster who escaped a targeted hit last year has died after being found unconscious early Friday. Jeffrey Chang, 28, was found unresponsive after midnight in Pitt Meadows, said B.C. Coroners Service spokeswoman Barb McLintock. He later died in hospital.
Source: The Province    Date: July 7, 2015

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Mayor calls on father of slain boy to cooperate with police: 'You have a responsibility' (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended his policing strategy following a violent Independence Day weekend in Chicago, laying blame where he frequently does after shootings spike in the city: lax gun laws, amoral gang members and questionable values.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 7, 2015

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Parker kids, women pushed youth center (Parker, AZ): The Players Ninth Street Youth Center started with three people who wanted to do something for the kids of Parker as many were becoming troubled youth. “Going back 20 years, there was the beginning of substance abuse and gang activity,” said Duce Minor, the Executive Director of the Parker Alliance for Community Empowerment.
Source: Parker Pioneer    Date: July 7, 2015

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Syracuse police boost gang territory patrols following July 4 shootings; 3 arrested (Syracuse, NY): In light of a Fourth of July weekend marred by the worst spree of violence Syracuse has seen in more than a quarter-century, police upped its efforts to combat crime in known gang areas. On Monday afternoon, three known 110 Gang members were arrested, including one parolee, after they were found with two loaded handguns, police Lt. Eric Carr said.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 7, 2015

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Police: Three Tulsa Shootings Could Be Connected, Gang-Related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Police say three recent shootings in the city could be connected and may be gang-related. Officers say the latest shooting happened just before midnight Monday in the 400 block of East Latimer Court. Police say that is the second shooting at that same location.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 7, 2015

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As gang violence spikes, city points to progress (Omaha, NE): Omaha has less violent crime than it did four to eight years ago although gang-related shootings have spiked this year, city leaders say. In a joint interview Monday, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert laid out why violent crime is happening and the city’s efforts to stop it.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 7, 2015

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Omaha police announce plan to combat gang violence (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Department is sharing its plans to combat an increasing number of gang-related shootings in the city. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert spoke Monday about what's driving violent crime and how they're going to stop it. Although Omaha has less violent crime than it did four to eight years ago, gang and gun violence caused it to increase in January, May and June, according to Schmaderer and Stothert.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: July 7, 2015

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Tulsa Neighbors Caught In Crossfire Of Gang-Related Violence (Tulsa, OK): A neighborhood filled with hard working, peaceful folks, is caught in the crossfire of gang violence. The activity is all focused on one house. Someone dropped off a shooting victim at that house on Sunday, and someone shot two people there Monday night.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 7, 2015

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Meeting about Long Beach gang violence prompts calls for community unity (Long Beach, CA): After facing a rise in violent crime and threats of gang violence targeting the city’s African-American and Asian communities, Long Beach residents joined faith-based leaders and police Tuesday to discuss the state of the city and solutions.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 7, 2015

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Syracuse Police cracking down on gang violence (Syracuse, NY): One person was killed and 10 others hurt in five shootings in a span of less than 48 hours over the July 4th weekend. Investigators aren’t saying the shootings are gang related, but they say the shooting violence is bringing more attention to criminal activity.
Source: CNY Central    Date: July 7, 2015

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Kendrick Lamar's New Reeboks Makes A Fashion Statement Against Gang Violence (Compton, CA): Since partnering with Reebok, Kendrick Lamar has paid tribute to his hometown of Compton, CA, and gotten a bit revolutionary. Now, with his latest design, the superstar rapper is making a fashion statement about gang violence.
Source: Fast Company    Date: July 7, 2015

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Behind The Scenes: SAPD Gang Unit (San Antonio, TX): A special team of SAPD officers are trained to tackle gang-violence by taking gang members off the streets. These brave officers make up the highly-specialized "Gang Unit." As Fox San Antonio's Darian Trotter found out, the work they do around the clock can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 7, 2015

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Chicago Funeral Homes Face Challenges in Gang Territory (Chicago, IL): At A.A. Rayner & Sons funeral home in Chicago, Charles Childs is used to planning celebrations of long lives. His biggest concern traditionally has been timing the stop lights as he leads grieving families in a procession to the cemetery. These days, though, he has to worry about arranging a police presence to control the large, often emotional crowds that show up for the funerals of young people whose lives have been cut short by gun violence.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 7, 2015

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