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A new approach for tackling gang violence (Portland, OR): In a crowded meeting room at the Matt Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, about two dozen teens and young adults are learning to trust each other and comparing life experiences in Multnomah County’s latest attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 31, 2015

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After Weekend Of Deadly Shootings, Community Begs City To Get Handle On Gang Violence In South LA (Los Angeles, CA): After a weekend involving 13 shootings, some of them deadly, community leaders, clergy and residents of South Los Angeles on Friday called for city leaders to end the violence.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: July 31, 2015

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Almaraz gets 8-year sentence for gang-related crimes (Hammond, IN): Suspected Imperial Gangster David “Penguino” Almaraz was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Times    Date: July 31, 2015

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Man Convicted of 3 Murders in Gang-Related Shooting (Palm Beach County, FL): A South Florida man has been convicted in the deaths of three people during a gang-related shooting. A Palm Beach County jury found Jarvis Jackson guilty Friday of three counts of second-degree murder, though he was acquitted of four counts of attempted murder. He faces a mandatory life sentence.
Source: NBC 6 News    Date: July 31, 2015

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2 arrested in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy playing in Highland frontyard (San Bernardino, CA): The two men accused in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in Highland this week were tracked down because of witnesses’ help, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 31, 2015

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Supreme Court overturns conviction in Flint gang slaying (Flint, MI): The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction for a man alleged to be part of the Pierson Hood street gang after it ruled prosecutors allowed a witness to lie and used his fraudulent testimony to their advantage.
Source: MLive    Date: July 31, 2015

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Alleged Fargo gang member charged with drug possession (Fargo, ND): A member of alleged Fargo gang Lic Squad was charged Friday with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 31, 2015

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Moorhead rap promoter to try third time after show first canceled over gang concern, then shut down (Moorhead, MN): Hip-hop promoter Jason Grant has organized the annual Fargo-Moorhead rap concert, Spring Jam, since he founded it in 1997. The shows have always gone smoothly, he says—until this year.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 30, 2015

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Federal prosecutors join local police, prosecutors to gang up on Topeka gangs (Topeka, KS): Gang activity in Topeka is limited to certain, specific parts of the city, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Thursday. Prosecuting crimes under tough federal gun laws can do much to make those neighborhoods safer, Grissom indicated.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 30, 2015

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Sun Prairie releases report on gang activity (Sun Prairie, WI): In response to concerns about a growing level of gang activity, the City of Sun Prairie recently published a report that follows nearly three years of research and analysis. The report was compiled by The Sun Prairie Youth and Families Commission’s Subcommittee to Assess Gang Activity. One component looks at current gang presence in the city, while the second component suggests recommendations for how to prevent it from increasing.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News    Date: July 30, 2015

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Prosecutor aims to padlock house on allegations of violence, gang activity (Flint, MI): Authorities are attempting to padlock a house where they claim residents with links to a neighborhood gang were involved in more than a half-dozen shootings in the past three years. But those living in the house say they are being victimized by others in the neighborhood and the police have refused to help them.
Source: MLive    Date: July 30, 2015

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14 Year Old Wanted For Gang-Related Shooting That Killed Tulsa Girl (TUlsa, OK): Tulsa Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy in connection to a gang-related shooting that took the life of a 16-year-old girl.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

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Gang intervention: Seaside Youth Resource Center gets interim home, manager (Seaside, CA): With a $1.3 million funding grant and a community fed up with gang and gun violence, the city of Seaside moved in November to implement its community-based approach to combat the growing problem. Eight months later, the Seaside Youth Resource Center, a big part of that approach, has an interim home, a temporary manager and a target start date of mid- to late August.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: July 30, 2015

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St. Paul gang member gets nearly 38 years in prison for 2012 murder (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul gang member was sentenced Thursday to nearly 38 years in prison for fatally shooting an innocent man caught in the middle of a gang feud.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 30, 2015

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How was $1.1M to tackle youth and gang violence in Newport News spent this year? (Newport News, VA): For the past few years, the city's budget has included $1.1 million for youth and gang violence prevention. Here's the breakdown of how the fund was spent this year, according to Assistant City Manager Alan Archer.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2015

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LAPD Chief Challenges Validity of Social Media Postings Proclaiming Plague of Gang Homicides (Los Angeles, CA): Recognizing public concerns and hoping to ease them, Los Angeles Police Department's chief on Wednesday challenged the validity of social media postings warning of a plague of homicides over a 100-day period. Chief Charlie Beck called the public impact "significant."
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 30, 2015

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Murder suspects caught on video shooting victim on Newark street, prosecutor says (Newark, NJ): On a Tuesday night in May, Rasheem Glaspie allegedly walked up to John Betances on a Newark street and fired multiple shots at him. After Betances staggered to the middle of the street and fell to the ground, Glaspie's alleged accomplice, Shaquan Leaks, stood over the 24-year-old Newark man and fired a single shot at him.
Source:    Date: July 30, 2015

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Former Tulsa Gang Members Hope To Change Lives Of Others (Tulsa, OK): Former members of Tulsa's Bloods and Crips gangs are trying to change lives. They've organized a unity picnic, hoping to convince young gang members to stop the violence.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 30, 2015

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FBI arrests alleged leader of 'Block Burners' in Louisville (Louisville, KY): Federal authorities arrested the alleged leader of the “Block Burners” Eastside Indianapolis gang in Louisville, Ky., late Tuesday night.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 29, 2015

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Transgender teen killed in George County was beaten to death (George County, MS): A transgender teen was beaten to death by a George County man and buried under some debris on the suspect's father's property on Odom Road, a lead investigator on the case said Wednesday.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 29, 2015

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