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Dozens arrested in crackdown on Calif. gang (Anaheim, CA): Federal agents and police targeting a violent street gang swept through a Southern California neighborhood Friday where earlier police killings sparked violent protests.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 10, 2012

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Gang members arrested with illegal shotgun (Portland, OR): Two gang members were arrested in a North Portland park Thursday night after an illegal shotgun and cocaine were found, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 10, 2012

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Tears flow as police announce arrest in fatal shooting of teenage girl (Sanford, FL): The man who police say shot and killed an innocent teenage girl during gang warfare in Sanford two weeks ago is behind bars.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 10, 2012

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Quincy killing yields 18-year sentence (Quincy, WA): The driver in a 2011 gang-related murder has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. South Side Locos gang member Roberto "Lil Man" Murillo Vera, 21, of Wenatchee, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder in the April killing of Adan Beltran, 25, outside his home in Quincy.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: August 10, 2012

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Man sentenced in shooting on 73 Freeway (Costa Mesa, CA): One of four members of a Vietnamese criminal street gang was sentenced Friday for the 1995, execution-style murder of a fellow gang associate.
Source: Daily Pilot    Date: August 10, 2012

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School officials, police, community organizations partner in effort to prevent youth gang involvement (Santa Cruz, CA): The victim of Wednesday's fatal drive-by shooting, whom family members identified as 13-year-old Joey Mendoza, represented the target audience of many of the police department's gang prevention and suppression programs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 9, 2012

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Two reputed gang members plead to federal crimes (Gulfport, MS): Authorities say two members of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to federal crimes in Mississippi.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: August 9, 2012

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Manchester man pleads guilty in suburban, gang-related robberies (Hartford, CT): A 21-year-old charged in a five-town robbery spree police said was intended to generate money for the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in three of the holdups.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: August 9, 2012

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Investigator: Gangs active in Canton (Canton, MS): What appeared to be a simple dress-code violation at Canton High School is turning out to be something much bigger. About 100 students were given in-school-suspension on their first day of school Wednesday for wearing the wrong shoes. We've learned concerns about gang activity are behind the strict rules.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: August 9, 2012

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Two Dayton street gang members sentenced to federal prison (Dayton, OH): Two members of the Dayton View Hustlers street gang were sentenced to federal prison terms Thursday for their roles in a 2007 home invasion that resulted in the shooting death of a 52-year-old man.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: August 9, 2012

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York focused on taking gangs, guns off the streets (Fort Wayne, IN): Aggravated assaults, which include shootings, are up 15 percent in the Summit City compared to 2011. Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York says part of that problem can be attributed to gangs and gun accessibility.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter    Date: August 9, 2012

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Azusa gang member convicted of gun charge stemming from massive anti-gang investigation (Azusa, CA): An Azusa gang member faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday in federal court of being in possession of a gun, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: August 9, 2012

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Victim of fatal drive-by shooting on San Lorenzo Boulevard recalled as 'bright, flirtatious and well-dressed' (Santa Cruz, CA): Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano said Thursday his department is doing everything it can to curb a "surge" in gang violence. "We want to see what the trends are," Solano said. "They change from month to month depending on who's on the streets calling the shots. We gather everything we can from jails and on the streets."
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 9, 2012

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Detroit gets $1.5M grant to fight youth violence (Detroit, MI): A Detroit community-based violence prevention program has received a $1.5 million federal grant. The grant was announced Thursday as Mayor Dave Bing and the city's police chief met with U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Detroit's Housing and Urban Development field office chief and White House officials.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 News    Date: August 9, 2012

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Tulare man receives nine-year sentence (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man who authorities described as a gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison for slashing another gang member's throat in September.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 9, 2012

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Parents angry after finding children's names on police 'gang lists' (Largo, FL): Letitia Lyles had heard about the lists for years but hadn't seen one until early April. Lyles, 44, was talking to a friend whose son had just gotten probation, and the judge told him to stay away from gang members. The court gave him a "no contact list" with the names and birth dates of more than 120 members and associates of the "119 Boys" gang, a.k.a the "Young Souljas."
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: August 9, 2012

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Mexican youth study in US to fight violence, drugs (Washington, DC): With her senior year of high school starting in a week, Melissa Parra, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was focused on a problem that most of her American peers would never face: drug cartels.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 9, 2012

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Termination of Regina Anti-Gang Services leaves a void (Regina, SK): When Regina Anti-Gang Services (RAGS) closed its doors on March 31, it left the city without an intervention program for youth who wanted to leave gang life.
Source: The Leader-Post    Date: August 9, 2012

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Another shooting in Anaheim amid concerns about violence (Anaheim, CA): Police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in Anaheim, where violent crime and police shootings are on the rise. The shooting happened just before midnight on Wednesday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: August 9, 2012

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Female gang member sentenced to more than 24 years in prison (Gaithersburg, MD) : A member of the 18th Street Gang has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for her involvement in the kidnap and murder of a boy thought to be a member of a rival gang.
Source: GaithersburgPatch    Date: August 9, 2012

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