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Fighting back against Cleveland's gangs (Cleveland, OH): Gangs violence is a growing problem in Cleveland. WKYC Channel 3 hears complaints that residents are not seeing police patrolling areas where gangs are a problem. We spent time with the Cleveland Police Gang Unit to see their efforts to get the most violent individuals off the streets.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: July 23, 2014

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City of Grandview awarded $30,000 in drug and gang task force funding (Yakima, WA): Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Grandview that provides the city with more than $30,000 in federal funds for its efforts to stem drug and gang activity.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: July 23, 2014

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'Positive Loitering' fights gang, drug activity with police Wednesday night (Chicago, IL) : Police and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat leaders will hold a "positive loitering" night Wednesday at the Algonquin Park Playlot in Avondale.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 23, 2014

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Talent showcase aims to combat Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): A casting call, hosted by Wilmington's Resource Outreach Center, Rejoice 1490 and MBN6, a broadcast entity with Sony Music, has been put out for Port City musicians to participate in a three-day showcase at the Wilmington Convention Center.
Source: StarNews    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gang mentality (Portland, OR): Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland's gang violence is out of control. Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have prompted alarming reports in the media of a recent surge in gang activity.
Source: Willamette Week    Date: July 23, 2014

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Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs (Las Vegas, NV): A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of supervised release, for possessing firearms and dealing cocaine, according to the Department of Justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gang member admits to role in rapper Magnolia Shorty's slaying, prosecutors say (New Orleans, LA): A 22-year-old admitted gang member, heroin dealer and murderer has confessed to being one of four men who fired the shots that killed well-known New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty in 2010, federal prosecutors said Wednesday (July 23).
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 23, 2014

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Man sentenced to three years in prison for role in Hartford beating (Hartford, CT): A 27-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a drug-related beating in 2009. Altaurus Spivey, who has several previous felony convictions, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree assault as part of a plea agreement with the state.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 23, 2014

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Two suspects arrested, one still wanted for a gang-related Edgefield incident (Bluffton, SC): The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and are searching for a third who is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma.
Source: Bluffton Today    Date: July 23, 2014

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Dial-a-dope gang entry risk flagged (Surrey, BC): Parents are being urged to watch for telltale signs their teen is a dial-a-doper – the bottom rung of drug-dealing organized crime. The indicators – access to a vehicle, carrying multiple cellphones, going out at all days of the day and night on quick errands – are spelled out in detail in a new booklet released by B.C.'s anti-gang police unit.
Source: The Surrey Leader    Date: July 23, 2014

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Gangs and contraband major security issues in Georgia jails (Albany, GA): Atlanta corrections agencies meet to crack down on jail gangs and contraband being smuggled inside. South Georgia jail officials say they have also seen an increase in gang activity behind bars, and welcome new ideas how to deal with it.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: July 23, 2014

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Suit: Gang activity at Tremont St. home (Alton, IL): Authorities Wednesday filed suit seeking to shut down an alleged gang gathering place and nuisance home near Lovejoy School where a man was shot and killed and another man was severely beaten, among 27 other alleged offenses.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 23, 2014

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Violent gang member suspected of killing 14-year-old apprehended using Vigilant Solutions License Plate Reader data (Livermore, CA): Vigilant Solutions announces today that the use of its License Plate Reader data and LEARN® online investigative solution has resulted in the successful resolution of a gang investigation. The details of the case are being obscured at the request of the agency.
Source: Vigilant Solutions    Date: July 22, 2014

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New Bedford school resource officers aim to reach kids when they're young (New Bedford, MA): Police officer Allann Fonseca said he is "really into sneakers." The school resource officer at Keith Middle School said students even come up to him to talk about all the new pairs of shoes coming out. Twenty-six students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades are part of the GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training, headed by the school resource officers like Fonseca.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: July 22, 2014

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Jail mate of Providence triple-homicide defendant testifies against him at trial (Providence, RI): A star witness in the murder trial of Harriet Street gang member Luis "Fat Boy" Gonzalez took the stand Monday in the trial of a jail mate accused of killing three people in a robbery gone bad.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 22, 2014

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Gang members plead guilty to conspiracy (Peoria, IL): Two members of the notorious Zone 4 street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in Peoria’s federal court to charges they conspired with others to distribute drugs.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 22, 2014

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Two charged in South Salt Lake shooting death (South Salt Lake, UT): Two men arrested in the gang-related shooting death of a man in late June have now been charged in connection with the crime.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Associate of Buffalo's 10th street drug gang pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): Chazity Fluellen, 27, an associate of Buffalo's 10th Street Gang, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to maintaining a drug-involved premises.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 22, 2014

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Oakland gang sweeps result in 13 arrests, multiple felony charges (Oakland, CA): Thirteen known gang members have been arrested and charged with violent crimes, including attempted murder, home invasion robbery and carjacking in connection with the city's signature anti-violence program, police announced Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 22, 2014

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Female gang involvement on the rise: Saskatoon police (Saskatoon, SK): As Saskatoon's economy grows so too does the amount of gang activity in the streets. Debbie Waskewitch grew up in Saskatoon and started making gang ties when she was 13 years old.
Source: Global News    Date: July 22, 2014

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