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Gang Trial Begins in Yolo County (Yolo County, CA): On the morning of Monday, August 15, 2016, the trial commenced in the case against Jason Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. The co-defendants are charged with the attempted shooting at an inhabited vehicle and three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, with enhancements for use of a firearm during the commission of the felony as well as committing the felony for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 16, 2016

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Durham’s violent crime rate levels off; property crime down 12 percent (Durham, NC): For the first time in nearly three years, violent crime in Durham remained virtually unchanged, according to six-month crime statistics presented Monday night.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 16, 2016

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Santa Ana Gang Injunction Activist Relieved After Judge Dismisses Her Criminal Case (Santa Ana, CA): A five-year nightmare ended for Vanessa Cerda earlier this month when a judge dismissed a longstanding criminal case against her. The 28-year-old Santa Ana woman faced 12 years maximum prison time for multiple drug and weapon possession charges, all allegedly for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 16, 2016

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Martinsburg targets property for cleanup under new Drug and Gang House ordinance (Martinsburg, WV): A residential property in Martinsburg that has been the subject of 30 calls for service in the past year is the first to be targeted for cleanup under the city's new Drug and Gang House ordinance.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: August 16, 2016

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Frost Street residents concerned by suspected drug and gang activity (Albany, GA): People who live on Frost Street in East Albany tell us they're worried about crime on their street. They say they see signs of drug and gang activity. WALB News Ten received a letter from a Frost Street resident, detailing three pages of times and dates of suspicious activity witnessed just last month. Now they are counting on Albany Police for help.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 16, 2016

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Gang member, 19, charged for attempted murder of officers (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member who allegedly opened fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault counts.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: August 16, 2016

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Kamloops RCMP keeping gangs at bay (Kamloops, BC): It's a problem plaguing many communities across B.C. Right now, there are an estimated 180 gangs operating across the province. One of those gangs, the Wolfpack from the Lower Mainland, were in Kamloops until RCMP bust the group in June, making 10 arrests in a seizure of drugs, weapons, and $80,000 in cash.
Source: CFJC Today    Date: August 16, 2016

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Gang cops from around the world descend on Garden Grove for annual confab (Garden Grove, CA): Law enforcement from around the world gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Tuesday to discuss gang enforcement during the 25th annual California Gang Investigators Association conference.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 16, 2016

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Update: Kennewick 20-year-old killed in gang-suspected shooting (Kennewick, WA): A 20-year-old Kennewick man is dead in a gang-related shooting at the Heatherstone Apartments. Jorge Antonio Jimenez was shot in the stomach and leg when he confronted two suspects carving their rival gang insignia into the paint of his gold SUV parked in the complex lot Monday night.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 16, 2016

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Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

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Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

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Police: Teen suspects in cop shooting are gang members (Marietta, GA): Two juveniles arrested in connection with the shooting of an on-duty Marietta cop are Bloods gang members, police said Monday. The juveniles, both 15 years old, face charges of violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawfully entering an automobile, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by receiving.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 15, 2016

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Cobb DA after police shooting: 'We have a gang issue' (Marietta, GA): The day after the shooting of a Marietta Police officer, Cobb County's district attorney said there's a gang problem in Marietta and wants something done about it.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: August 15, 2016

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Police request public's help after four weekend shootings (Ottawa, ON): In three decades of policing in Ottawa, Supt. Don Sweet says he doesn’t think he’s seen any other day quite like Sunday: four shootings in the city in the span of just 13 hours, including the night-club killing of a known gang member.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: August 15, 2016

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A crooked cop’s execution-style killing in Texas exposes the ruthless inner workings of the Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): Both sides of Julian Pesina’s double life were closing in on his secrets. Pesina was a police officer in Balcones Heights, a small city of 3,000 people near San Antonio. But he also claimed allegiance to the Mexican Mafia, a notorious gang known for extortion and precision killings.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 15, 2016

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Army Veteran, Y Mentor Abner Garcia Killed After Gang Signs Flashed at Car (Chicago, IL): Abner Garcia's family held back its fears and concerns when the young man decided that he wanted to join the Army, thinking it would at least keep him away from Chicago's violence.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 15, 2016

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Colorado Springs Police gang unit bust nets $186K in drugs, 2 arrests (Colorado Springs, CO): A gang unit operation in Colorado Springs this weekend ended with two arrests and the recovery of illegal narcotics valued at $186,230. Police said detectives set up a perimeter in the area of E. Platte Place, near Platte Avenue and Circle Drive Saturday around 6 p.m.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: August 15, 2016

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State leaders push plan to clean gang database (San Diego, CA): California lawmakers are pushing for oversight and transparency on a state list used by law enforcement to fight crime. The database targets gang members, but some state leaders say people are being put on it for no reason.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: August 15, 2016

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PGPD says parenting is key to reducing gang activity in city (Prince George's County, MD): Detective Scott Ratty of the Hyattsville City Police Department (CPD) and Detective George Norris of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) presented on gang activity in Hyattsville at the Police and Public Safety Committee meeting Aug. 3. The presentation, primarily led by Detective Norris, explored the many reasons why young people join gangs, as well as preventative measures the city might take to mitigate future growth.
Source: Hyattsville Life & Times    Date: August 15, 2016

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Boy, 15, shot in the leg while riding bike, police say crime was gang related (Cleveland, OH): In one of several shootings over the weekend, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg while riding his bike, according to Cleveland police.
Source: NewsNet5.com    Date: August 15, 2016

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