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Three arrested after detectives roust suspected gang fight (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-enforcement detectives on Monday announced the arrests of three people connected to a fight that erupted during an investigation into suspected gang activity at a north Phoenix park.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Street gang responsible for Northgate attack, robberies (Seattle, WA): Police are searching for members of a street gang who beat two teens late last week near the Northgate Community Center, and believe members of the group are responsible for several robberies and assaults in the Northgate area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 26, 2009
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Suspected gang member leads police on chase through El Monte (El Monte, CA) : A suspected gang member and his three passengers were in custody Monday night after leading officers on a chase in El Monte for nearly 90 minutes, authorities said.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.myfoxla.com/...

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Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say (Boulder City, NV): With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/...

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Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.kndo.com/...

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Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 26, 2009
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Fairfield leaders debate concerns about gangs (Fairfield, OH): Councilman Tim Abbott said he was surprised by comments by the mayor and vice mayor about purported gang activity in the city.
Source: Hamilton Journal-News    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.journal-news.com/...

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Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.timesdispatch.com/...

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Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 25, 2009
http://hamptonroads.com/...

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A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 25, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Bay City police target graffiti as way to curb gang activity (Bay City, MI): Don Aldrich says he can see the writing on the wall. The Bay City police officer says there are at least five active gangs in Bay City, evidenced by the increasing level of graffiti showing up on city walls, fences and other public surfaces.
Source: The Bay City Times    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

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Police arrest gang member (Florence, SC): Police say they've arrested another person officers say is a member of a violent Florence street gang.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.carolinalive.com/...

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Saltzman says Portland will keep gangs on city's radar (Portland, OR) : Portland police commissioner Dan Saltzman attended today's meeting of the city's Gang Violence Task Force, saying he understands City Hall needs to be more alert to the problem of gang violence. He acknowledged that city officials may have gotten too complacent and kept the issue off their radar in the past.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Cleaning up graffiti (Victorville, CA): Graffiti is a crime that costs cities and businesses hundreds of thousand of dollars every year and some experts believe that it is also a harbinger of more illegal activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Riverside gang injunction applied aggressively to combat recent outbreak in violence on Eastside (Riverside, CA): Police ramped up enforcement of the East Side Riva gang injunction in the last six weeks to combat a spike in violence in that neighborhood, a Riverside police lieutenant said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.pe.com/...

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