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Colo. gang fight gets $196,000 (Denver, CO): Law enforcement throughout Colorado will receive $196,000 to combat gang and gun violence, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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Easley signs gang penalty legislation into law (Raleigh, NC): Tougher penalties for people who commit gang-related crimes soon will be enforced in North Carolina. Gov. Mike Easley said Friday he signed into law legislation that makes punishments longer for drive-by shootings and those who try to get youth to join gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.wral.com/...

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Man found dead in San Clemente park is identified as a gang member (San Clemente, CA): A man found dead at a San Clemente park was identified Thursday as a gang member named in an injunction that barred him and other gangsters from hanging out at the site where he died, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2008
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Dozens of foreign-born gang members nailed in sweep (St. Paul, MN): Dozens of illegal immigrant gang members from Mexico and other countries have been swept up in the past two weeks by federal agents and Twin Cities-area police, officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.startribune.com/...

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Texas cchool district will let teachers carry guns (Texas): A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.
Source: FOX News    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.foxnews.com/...

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Gang activity seen in Hagerstown area (Hagerstown, MD): Two kids from Washington County, Md., picture themselves on myspace.com in gang colors. "They're 14 years old," said Rep. Dan Moul, R-Gettysburg. "They are 14-year olds pointing guns."
Source: Public Opinion    Date: August 15, 2008
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LA street gangs add ID theft to turf (Los Angeles, CA): It’s not just Eastern European or Asian cyber gangs -- gangs from the streets of L.A. and other cities better known for drugs and weapons violence are now turning to identity theft crimes as well, according to a published report .
Source: Dark Reading    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.darkreading.com/...

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Seven arrested in Porterville gang sweep (Porterville, CA): Porterville police said they arrested seven people, three of them minors, during a gang sweep in their city today.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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L.A. City Council approves contracts for gang-prevention programs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council today approved the first stage of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new anti-gang initiative, signing off on half-million-dollar contracts to six gang-prevention programs that will target children from 10 to 15 years old considered at high risk of being lured into gang life.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Area sees decline in gang activity (Visalia, CA): It wasn't all that long ago that Bertha Iniguez would lie awake at night in her N.E. Fourth Avenue apartment, kept up by the sound of frequent gunfire.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Slayings linked to San Pablo gangs (San Pablo, CA): A criminal grand jury has indicted 11 suspected gang members on murder and conspiracy charges, according to court records released this week.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 14, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Police believe 18th Street Gang responsible for car thefts (Charlotte, NC): If you lived on Scaleybark Road and owned a Honda, your car was at risk. But that changed considerably with the arrest of four men.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 14, 2008
http://www.wcnc.com/...

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A new way to help teens avoid gangs (Mountain View, CA): Mountain View police officer Katherine Comesana held up a picture of a drug-damaged brain to a classroom of 33 seventh-graders.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 14, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Arrests take toll on local gang (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove Police Detective Aaron Lee has been a gang detective for the past seven years, specializing in Asian gangs.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 14, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Young Guns: Scattershot solutions and six dead teens (Seattle, WA): Common wisdom holds that kids involved with gangs are long gone from school, unseen and vanished into street life. But James, a sophomore at Cleveland High last year, would disagree.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 14, 2008
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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New St. Paul police program will keep tabs on violent gang members (St. Paul, MN): The list of targeted individuals goes by the name of 'Bob', which stands for the "baddest of the bunch." The alleged gang members -- ranging in age from 15 to 27 -- landed on the list because of extensive rap sheets, or because they've been linked to violent crimes but were never convicted.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: August 14, 2008
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/...

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Belt leads to stabbing of Antioch teen in suspected gang attack (Antioch, CA): A decorative belt may have triggered the stabbing of a 16-year-old in a suspected gang-related attack Tuesday night by five men, who were all arrested, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 13, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Gang members arrested in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth police have charged four individuals, including three juveniles, for a series of burglaries in the Cradock section of the city.
Source: WVBT FOX 43 News    Date: August 13, 2008
http://www.myfoxhamptonroads.com/...

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Young Guns: A new brand of gangster grows up in a killing culture (Seattle, WA): Danger sits in a booth at Denny's, talking about the reason for his name. "I stabbed about three people," he says, his angular face betraying no particular emotion. He mentions it offhandedly, like a kid trying to be modest about something in which he takes great pride.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 13, 2008
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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CMS identifies 70 gangs found in schools (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials on Tuesday unveiled what they called their first comprehensive report on gangs, identifying about 70 gangs with 450 members in local schools.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 13, 2008
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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