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3 men, 1 juvenile arrested for gang activity and drug distribution (Tifton, GA): A three-month investigation by the Tift County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from other agencies, led to the arrest of three men and a juvenile. According to a press release by Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the TCSO, a three-month investigation into gang activity and drug distribution resulted in a search warrant being served Thursday at 603 W. Golden Road in Tift County.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: July 2, 2015

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Atlanta police now tracking 120 gangs (Atlanta, GA): While the rise in Atlanta's violent crime in 2015 may be incremental, there’s little debate over who’s driving it: Police say they are now tracking approximately 120 gangs, more than double the number they identified just six years ago.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 2, 2015

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Police see increase in crime through first four months of 2015 (Garden City, KS): Crime appears to be on the rise in Garden City, according to statistics provided by the Garden City Police Department. In the first four months of 2015, the GCPD made 924 adult arrests, which is 193 more than for the first four months of 2014 and 108 more than for the same time frame in 2013.
Source: The Garden City Telegram    Date: July 2, 2015

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Canada Day in Winnipeg marred by gang fight, machete attack (Winnipeg, MB): Three men were taken to hospital — one in critical condition — after being stabbed during a gang fight in a Winnipeg restaurant parking lot on Canada Day.
Source: CBC News    Date: July 2, 2015

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15 sentenced in investigation initially targeting Houston street gang (Houston, TX): With the sentencing of two more defendants on Thursday, July 2, 15 criminals have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.
Source: Cleveland Advocate    Date: July 2, 2015

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Abel Ruiz gets 51 years for shooting Brandon Cage over gang affiliation in 2013 (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Cage after demanding he renounce his own gang in the summer of 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

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Gang Intimidation In Shelby County Courts (Shelby County, TN): Police say there are thousands of gang members spread throughout Shelby County. As frequent visitors to the courtrooms and jail cells at 201 Poplar, many of them are familiar with the criminal justice system.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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Mayor Stothert discusses recent shootings in metro (Omaha, NE): Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert went on record Thursday with frustrations and focused efforts to end the recent shootings in the area. "The majority of homicides in our city are all gang-related," Stothert said. "They're not random, they're gang-related and retaliation."
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 2, 2015

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A 'Clean' start: Tattoo removal program promotes second chances (San Jose, CA): Rodriguez thumbed at the rose emblazoned on his right forearm. The skin was peeling slightly and the tattoo had subtly faded. As a participant in the Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program, he just had his first removal treatment earlier that day. The program, run under the San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, provides free tattoo removal for reformed youths, erasing gang-related and other visible tattoos that would prevent them from moving away from troubled lifestyles.
Source: Paradise Post    Date: July 2, 2015

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Man gets 51 years for fatal shooting over gang affiliation (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting a rival after demanding the man renounce his own gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

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3 indicted for murder, rape, arson, gang charges in Baltimore high school girl's death (Baltimore, MD): Three people in Baltimore, including a teenage boy, have been indicted for murder, rape, arson and gang charges in the brutal death of a high school girl, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Documented gang members lead deputies on high speed chase (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two documented gang members from Santa Maria are behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Santa Barbara County, officials say.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Four gang members arrested in Oxnard after shots heard (Oxnard, CA): Four alleged gang members were arrested in Oxnard early Tuesday evening after shots were heard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2015

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FBI: Heroin Supplier to the Grape Street Crips Street Gang Admits to Conspiring to Sell Heroin (Newark, NJ): A heroin supplier to the Grape Street Crips street gang today admitted conspiring to distribute hundreds of grams of heroin in and around Newark, United States Attorney Paul J Fishman announced today.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive    Date: July 1, 2015

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Another guilty plea in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Six men and teens have now been convicted or pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2-year-old South Bend boy's 2014 shooting death. Daniel Williams, 18, who was charged with counts of assisting a criminal and carrying a handgun without a license, with a gang enhancement, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of John Swoveland Jr.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 1, 2015

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OxyContin ringleader gets 50-year prison sentence (Spokane, WA): The ringleader of an illicit painkiller operation that brought thousands of OxyContin pills to the streets of Spokane from California will spend the next 50 years in federal prison.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: July 1, 2015

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Cleveland law enforcement tackling increased gang activity (Cleveland, OH): Law enforcement in Cleveland says it is working hard to curb a dramatic increase in gang activity. Officials say the number of documented members has doubled since 2013.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Majority of EBR murders no longer gang related, officials say focus must shift to domestic, drug-related killings (Baton Rouge, LA): There have been several high-profile murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the first six months of the year: A brutal killing of a woman in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, a U.S. Marshal fatally shot by a New Roads man wanted on double murder charges and an ex-girlfriend of a former LSU football player that was shot and killed in her home.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 1, 2015

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City, police, residents get crime-conscious heading into summer surge season (San Jose, CA): Heading into the heart of the summer, when young minds are idled by the school break and rising temperatures drive them out into the streets, the city is looking to tamp down all manner of fireworks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 1, 2015

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Local gang membership includes white supremacists (Cleveland, OH): “We have a gang problem,” said District Attorney Steve Crump while speaking at a Rotary Club meeting earlier this year. And, according to Crump, Bradley County currently has 394 “verified gang members.” 
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: July 1, 2015

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