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Gang member sentenced for Hacienda Heights shooting (Pomona, CA): A judge sentenced a gang member to 34 years to life in prison Wednesday for shooting a rival gang member in the throat last year, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 3, 2015

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MPD working with U.S. Marshals to ID gang activity (Montgomery, AL): In the wake of recent violence in Montgomery, the Montgomery Police Department will be taking part in discussion with federal agencies to ferret out possible gang activity in the city.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: June 3, 2015

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Frederick police expert leads presentation on gang activity (Frederick, MD): Frederick police’s gang analyst ended his presentation to city residents with footage of a confrontation between members of rival motorcycle gangs at a restaurant in Frederick last year.
Source: The Frederick News-Post    Date: June 3, 2015

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Gang attack stresses Largo police needs (Largo, FL): The night of May 28 was another busy shift for the Largo Police Department, one without enough patrol officers to handle the call load. At the Bayhead Sports Complex, a fight broke out among teenagers. The department later determined it to be a clash between a Largo and a Clearwater gang.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers    Date: June 3, 2015

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Six drive-by shootings in Pueblo, all appear gang related (Pueblo, CO): Police are investigating six drive-by shootings that happened over the past month that appear to be gang-related. Most of them happened on the city's east side, including the most recent one on June 2.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: June 3, 2015

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Believed leader of ‘La Gran Familia’ among 13 arrested in raids (Gwinnett County, GA): A two-year investigation conducted by Gwinnett and federal authorities led to the arrest of the believed leader of the “La Gran Familia” street gang, as well as a dozen of his underlings, police said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 2, 2015

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Portland's police chief to add 6 officers to Gang Enforcement Team (Portland, OR): After a weekend of violence followed a brazen shooting at a Northeast Portland street fair, Portland's police chief announced Tuesday that he's bolstering the strength of the bureau's Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 2, 2015

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Arrests made following gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): Four arrests were made following a gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc that sent a man to the hospital last month.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Hillsborough coalition’s anti-violence plan targets east Tampa (Tampa, FL): At the same time East Tampa is reeling from a rash of street shootings, a Hillsborough County violence prevention group is ready to act on a plan to make neighborhoods safer. The first step happens today when county commissioners vote on hiring the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa as the lead agency to carry out a plan drafted by the county’s Violence Prevention Collaborative.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 2, 2015

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Denver gang member indicted in federal court on weapons charges (Denver, CO): A Denver man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of ammunition, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 2, 2015

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Alleged gang convention in Hattiesburg causes concern among officials (Hattiesburg, MS): A Hattiesburg councilwoman raised concerns at a work session about what she called an anti-police organization allegedly having a large event in the city the weekend two police officers were killed during a traffic stop.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: June 2, 2015

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New York police attribute rise in gun violence to gangs and hot weather (New York, NY): New York City police department officials are attributing a continued rise in gun violence to gang activity and hot weather, after more than a decade of consistently falling shooting rates in the city.
Source: The Guardian    Date: June 2, 2015

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Hoke County sheriff says proactive approach needed for gang problem (Raeford, NC): More people could get hurt or killed if residents in Hoke County with information regarding gang activity don't speak to lawmen, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Tuesday. The conversation of gangs in Hoke County was sparked after investigators determined the shooting death of a Raeford teen and a subsequent retaliatory shooting are gang-related. Two arrests have been made, Peterkin said.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 2, 2015

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Long Beach Prosecutor Doug Haubert to Spotlight Gang Program in Washington, D.C., Wednesday (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will spotlight his office’s gang crime program during a briefing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, he announced today.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: June 2, 2015

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Weekend Shootings Spur 'Operation Safe Neighborhoods' (Tallahassee, FL): City of Tallahassee leaders are unveiling Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a summer initiative to curb gun violence in the city. The move comes after three shootings this past weekend left one man dead and two minors injured.
Source: WFSU News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Birmingham Police are stopping the violence in a unique way (Birmingham, AL): The city of Birmingham has teamed up with John Jay College of Criminal Justice to analyze every shooting that has taken place in Birmingham over the past 5 years. The goal is to stop the violence, but they are going about it a little differently. Instead of just going after the shooter when a crime happens, the police department will be going after the whole gang.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News    Date: June 2, 2015

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Homeboy, other nonprofits fear wage hike will lead to program cuts (Los Angeles, CA): L.A.'s elected officials and their political staffs are a frequent presence at Homeboy Diner, picking up sandwiches or holding meetings at the cafe that operates on the second floor of City Hall.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 1, 2015

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Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths (Lincoln, NE): Over the last three decades, street gangs have seeped into rural areas—including Native reservations, where youth gang involvement has been steadily rising since the 1990s.
Source:    Date: June 1, 2015

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Police eye 'gang nexus' in Saturday shootings (Tallahassee, FL): Gang activity could be at the center of three shootings that left one man dead and two minors injured on Saturday night. In the span of two hours, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to three shooting incidents, and there are early indicators the shootings could be connected.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 1, 2015

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Federal judge acquits defendant in 2010 slaying of East Side store clerk (Buffalo, NY): Nearly five years later, the slaying of Charles Myles-Jones remains unsolved. Myles-Jones, a store clerk at the Super Stop on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo, was an innocent bystander who, by most accounts, was killed by one of two men as part of an East Side gang feud.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 1, 2015

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