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Immigration debate: Gangster gets 10 years in S.F. killings (San Francisco, CA): In a matter of minutes, seven years of wrenching uncertainty ended for a onetime San Francisco family shattered by tragedy. Wilfredo “Flaco” Reyes, a suspected leader of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison for his role in the mistaken-identity murders of a father and two sons, closing the final chapter of one of the city’s most notorious crimes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 10, 2015

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Former gang members remove tattoos to break from past (Prince William County, VA): When he ran the streets of Manassas Park as a member of the Sur 13 gang, Mario Velasco wore the tattoo on his left hand with pride. He was 16 when he had a set of rosary beads etched into his skin — the beads, long part of the iconography of the Catholic faith, often have special meaning for members of Latin American street gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 10, 2015

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Mayor, police chief address recent violent crime in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Every department in the city is working to address this summer’s spike in violence and keep the community safe, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Friday in his first formal statement about the recent rise in crime.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 10, 2015

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Is the City of Worcester In the Middle of a Gang War? (Worcester, MA): At the end of June, the city of Worcester was on pace to tie or break the record for number of shootings in one year. In just the first ten days of July, the city is no longer just on pace to break the record, but looks as if 2015 will finish well ahead of the 38 shootings Worcester saw last year. The one common factor in the 27 shootings so far this year is gangs.
Source: GoLocalWorcester    Date: July 10, 2015

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Downtown businesses on edge after increase in violence (Syracuse, NY): In the heart of downtown Syracuse is where we saw the latest act of violence. Overnight, a 23-year-old woman was stabbed and left bleeding on the sidewalk. In light of this recent attack, it's left some feeling unsafe.
Source: CNY Central    Date: July 10, 2015

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Hooksett man faces felony in gang-related Manchester gunshot incident (Manchester, NH): An 18-year-old Hooksett man entered no plea Friday morning to a felony charge alleging he fired a gun in what police described as gang-related incident on Lowell Street Wednesday night.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: July 10, 2015

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Alleged Crips gang member arrested with loaded gun near several Murfreesboro schools (Murfreesboro, TN): Suspicious movement and a revealing bulge got the attention of Murfreesboro Police on Thursday, which landed an alleged Crips gang member behind bars for a short time until bond was made.
Source: WGNS Radio    Date: July 10, 2015

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Man linked to South Bend tot's death gets 35 years (South Bend, IN): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for his role in an April 2014 gang fight that escalated to gunfire before a stray bullet struck and killed a South Bend toddler. Tarez Buchanon pleaded guilty in April to a count of attempted murder. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a murder charge and a gang enhancement.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 9, 2015

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Police: 2 gang members shot in car while at red light (Worcester, MA): Police say two gang-affiliated men have been shot in Massachusetts. Worcester Police were called to Millbury Street at around 5:53 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of gunshots and multiple victims.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 9, 2015

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Exposition Park gang shooting wounds 20-year-old (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his mid-20s was shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, and his assailant was being sought by gang unit detectives this morning, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 9, 2015

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100: New Orleans hits triple digits in murders 55 days sooner than last year (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans' year-to-date murder tally hit 100 on Thursday morning (July 9), 55 days sooner than a year ago, and 101 late Thursday night. The grim triple-digit milestone had not been reached until the first week of September in each of the previous two years.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 9, 2015

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Students participate in gang resistance program (Douglas County, NV): The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sponsored the 2015 Summer G.R.E.A.T Program. Over the course of two weeks, 20 seventh-grade students from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and 20 seventh-grade students from Carson Valley Middle School participated in the DCSO Summer G.R.E.A.T program.
Source: The Record-Courier    Date: July 9, 2015

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Syracuse Organizations try to curb gang violence with social services (Syracuse, NY): While police crack down on Syracuse gangs, a few local organizations are providing another approach to curb gang violence: social programs aimed at pulling people out of gang life. Under the Cuse Cares umbrella programs like Truce, SNUG and Syracuse Save Our Youth (SOY) are working with law enforcement in a two-pronged approach.
Source: CNY Central    Date: July 9, 2015

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12-year-old arrested for murder: Why do gangs recruit children? (Minneapolis, MN): A 12-year-old fugitive who spent more than a week on the run after allegedly killing a man in Nebraska was apprehended Tuesday by the US Marshals Service in Minneapolis. The young boy is one of three juveniles – ages 12, 15, and 17 – suspected of murdering a 31-year-old man during a drug deal in Omaha on June 29.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 9, 2015

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Christian Lopez pleads guilty to two felonies stemming from gang-related fight (Holland, MI): An 18-year-old Holland Township man involved in a gang-related fight June 16 that resulted in a vehicle’s windows being smashed pleaded guilty to two felony charges.
Source: The Holland Sentinel    Date: July 9, 2015

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Does Worcester have a gang war? Five injured, one dead in seven shootings in two weeks (Worcester, MA): Over the last two weeks, gunshots have rung out on the city's streets a total seven times in an apparently ongoing gang war. The recent spate of shootings began on June 25, with the shooting death of David Luyando inside Hope Cemetery.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 9, 2015

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Manchester police consider gang involvement in wake of two gunshot incidents on South Street (Manchester, NH): A second incident of shots fired on South Street in as many days has city police investigating whether the incidents are gang related. Wednesday night, while responding to a report of shots fired, at aboyt 9:30 p.m., officers found a 9mm shell casing between the driveway of 245 Lowell St. and 13 South St.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: July 9, 2015

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Mt. Vernon, Yonkers step up enforcement after shootings (Mount Vernon, NY): A "weird dynamic" is at play in a recent string of shootings in Mount Vernon, officials said at a press conference at City Hall Thursday afternoon as they outlined measures they are taking to try to stem the violence.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 9, 2015

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Cops: Six accused of baseball bat beating after exchange of gang signs (Hammond, IN): Six people were charged this week with beating a man with a baseball bat at a Hammond gas station following an exchange of gang signs, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: July 9, 2015

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Video of "Gang" Beating in Monroe County (Forsyth, GA): There's an interesting question going around the city of Forsyth in Monroe County, after cell phone video of a brutal beating was made public this week. When is a gang a gang? The victim in the beating says he was beaten by gang members. The suspects regularly identify themselves as being in a gang in social media posts.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: July 9, 2015

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