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Communities safer after Bloods roundup (Hamilton, NJ): Area cops dealt a major blow to a Bloods street gang set whose members were trafficking in illegal guns and drugs throughout the region.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: September 11, 2008

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FBI cracks down on Pontiac street gangs (Pontiac, MI) : A Detroit FBI special agent with extensive experience in gang crimes has targeted Pontiac gangs. Andrew G. Arena, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Division, is forming a team that will crack down on Pontiac gang activity.
Source: WDIV News    Date: September 10, 2008

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Centralia softens limits on gangs (Centralia, WA): Taking two steps forward and one step backward almost always means you are farther along than when you started. That was the message delivered to the Centralia City Council by city Police Chief Bob Berg at last night’s council meeting as the body voted to take a step back, softening its gang ordinance to fall in line with recently passed state law.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: September 10, 2008

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Gang policy has board's attention again (Greensboro, NC): The Guilford County Board of Education again will address a new gang education and prevention policy at its regularly scheduled meeting tonight.
Source: The High Point Enterprise    Date: September 10, 2008

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L.A. delays gang injunction request (Los Angeles, CA): A request by the City Attorney's Office for an injunction that would put restrictions on members of six South Los Angeles gangs was delayed today until Oct. 30 so police can continue serving those named in the action.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: September 10, 2008

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Officials seek progress report on anti-gang effort (Durham, NC): City and county leaders had a hard time Tuesday deciphering the progress made in a federally funded effort to address Durham gangs.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 10, 2008

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City forms gang squad (Albany, GA): City leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to create a new law enforcement unit to focus solely on eliminating gangs and gang activity in Albany. The question of financing for the initiative is still undecided.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: September 10, 2008

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38 with suspected gang ties arrested in Phoenix bust (Phoenix, AZ): What started as a white-collar crime investigation grew into one of the largest street-gang busts of the year, local and federal agencies announced Tuesday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 10, 2008

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Six arrested in connection with slaying in Hayward bar (Hayward, CA): Police raids at seven East Bay locations early Wednesday morning resulted in the arrests of six suspected gang members in connection with last month's fatal shooting of a Hayward man at a night club, authorities said.
Source: The Daily Review    Date: September 10, 2008

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Officials tackle gangs (Evansville, IN): Retired New York Police Department Sgt. Lou Savelli was given a tour this week of gang-related graffiti on walls, bridges and elsewhere in Evansville.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: September 10, 2008

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Interest in gangs may be factor in deaths on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL): Mark and John Teal were fascinated by - if not affiliated with - a violent street gang that traces its roots to Los Angeles and has spread to Palm Beach County, according to neighbors, sheriff's reports and crime scene photographs of the brothers' childhood home.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 9, 2008

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Teens arrested for gang recruiting in school (Fort Pierce, FL): A school resource deputy at Ft. Pierce Westwood High learned this week about a school fight that appears to be linked to a criminal street gang.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: September 9, 2008

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First state gang reduction task force meets (Clearwater, FL): In an effort to combat criminal street gangs statewide, the first of eight regional gang task forces met this morning in Clearwater for a organizational session on how it will use law enforcement, juvenile intervention and prisoner rehabilitation to implement the recently created Florida Gang Reduction Strategy.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 9, 2008

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16-year-old boy, 19-year-old woman arrested in alleged gang related weekend San Jose killing (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old San Jose boy and a 19-year-old woman are facing murder charges for a gang-related shooting death over the weekend that turned out to be the first of three unrelated house party slayings, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 9, 2008

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Salinas considering bringing in CHP to help police (Salinas, CA): Following a recent wave of gang violence that left two people dead, Salinas police today said they are considering bringing officers from the California Highway Patrol in to help them watch over the city.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 9, 2008

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Violent MS-13 gang invading Arizona (Arizona): One of the fastest-growing and most violent gangs in the world is showing up in Arizona.
Source: KTAR News    Date: September 9, 2008

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Gang insults preceded stabbing (Milwaukee, WI): A screwdriver hurled after an exchange of gang insults pierced the head of a 15-year-old girl, who died from her injury three days later, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: September 9, 2008

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L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says summer anti-gang programs decreased violence (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday credited a new summertime anti-gang program, which included special community events and extended nighttime hours at eight city parks, with a measurable drop in crime in some of the city's most violent neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 9, 2008

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U.S. court rejects Salvadoran's asylum appeal (San Francisco, CA): A federal appeals court denied asylum Monday to a Bay Area man who said he had fled El Salvador after gang members beat him, killed his brother and threatened his family.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 8, 2008

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Minneapolis gang member convicted in drug distribution, firearm possession (Minneapolis, MN): A federal judge convicted 37-year-old Joe Darrell Edwards Jr., a long-term member of the Rolling 30's Bloods, a south Minneapolis street gang, with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possess firearms in a 15-year scheme.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: September 8, 2008

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