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Gang member tried to hide gun after slaying 10-year-old girl, prosecutors say (Chicago, IL): A man trying to shoot rival street gang members as part of a long-running turf battle instead ended up gunning down Nequiel Fowler, 10, as she played with her younger sister on Chicago's South Side earlier this week, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Four gang members charged in girl's Labor Day murder (Chicago, IL): Four alleged street gang members ages 18 to 23 were charged Wednesday night with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Nequiel Fowler, who was struck by a stray bullet while playing outside with friends in her South Chicago neighborhood Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Police catch last of eight gang suspects (Detroit, MI): The last of eight alleged gang members named in federal indictments last week is in custody.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot    Date: September 4, 2008
http://blog.mlive.com/...

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CSUSM professor's documentary focuses on local gangs (San Diego, CA): Kristine Diekman is not one to shy away from difficult subjects. Her previous videos have addressed mental illness and mothers on trial for killing their children.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Purported gang member turns himself in to police (Pemberton, NJ): A 22-year-old township man who police say is a known Bloods gang member surrendered to authorities Tuesday afternoon on a warrant stemming from a drug raid, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.nj.com/...

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Feds probe witness tampering (Denver, CO): Brian Kenneth Hicks, an alleged drug kingpin indicted in one of the largest gang cases in Colorado history, may be trying to influence witnesses from his jail cell, prosecutors say in recent court filings.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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Two held in Fontana shooting of father confronting taggers (Fontana, CA): Two young men who police believe shot a 41-year-old father in the neck and back after a confrontation over graffiti were arrested early Thursday morning.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.dailybulletin.com/...

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Salinas man dies from gunshot wound (Salinas, CA): A 55-year-old man is the latest casualty of gang violence in Salinas and the city's 18th homicide victim this year. His death was the result of one of three shootings in Monterey County in a two-hour period late Tuesday.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Bloods, Crips worry police (Washington, DC): Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier and federal law officials said Wednesday that they are concerned about the arrival of the notorious Bloods and Crips gangs leading to conflicts with local gangs, particularly in the struggle to control the illegal drug trade.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 4, 2008
http://washingtontimes.com/...

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The Police Bureau's Hotspot Enforcement Action Team works to keep a lid on gang and youth violence (Portland, OR): Portland Sgt. Craig Mendenhall and his team of officers are rolling through Northeast Portland on a July weeknight when they spot at least 50 teenagers gathered on North Haight Avenue, just south of Killingsworth. Some stand by parked cars, others huddle on the sidewalk.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Dress code violations raise fairness issues (Santa Fe, NM): Twenty students from Capital High School have been disciplined this year for violating the district's dress code by wearing clothing associated with street gangs.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: September 4, 2008
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/...

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Police arrest suspect in gang shooting (Somerville, MA): A 21-year-old man who bought the booze for a teenage party on Everett Street and allegedly shot another partygoer in an altercation over gang colors was arrested Friday afternoon.
Source: The Somerville News    Date: September 3, 2008
http://somervillenews.typepad.com/...

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Home Turf - The Bloods and the Crips surface in Chester (Chester, PA): There's been much discussion of Chester's recent uptick in gun-related violence that left six dead and more injured over a week's span in mid-August. Wendell N. Butler Jr., the mayor of Chester and a former Chester cop, said the violence, which mostly involved young men, was related to drugs, long-held neighborhood beefs and arguments over girls.
Source: Philadelphia City Paper    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.citypaper.net/...

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25 criminal aliens and documented street gang members arrested (Naples, FL): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Fort Myers and the Collier County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 criminal aliens and documented street gang members following a two-day enforcement operation targeting criminal aliens and street gang members in the Naples area.
Source: WINK News    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.winknews.com/...

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Police sweep nets 70 gang suspects (Corpus Christi, TX): Area law enforcement agencies arrested during the past week 70 known and suspected gang members wanted in connection with crimes ranging from public intoxication to murder.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.caller.com/...

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Highly-organized national street gang a major presence on Buffalo's West Side (Buffalo, NY): Two years ago, one of the nation’s biggest and most well-organized street gangs decided to expand operations in Buffalo, seeking to make the city’s West Side its turf for drug-dealing.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

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Gang tagger shoots father (Fontana, CA): Police say two taggers who shot a 41-year-old man late Tuesday in a Southridge neighborhood are members of a gang well-known to the department.
Source: The Sun    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www2.sbsun.com/...

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Macon police expands task force to focus on shootings (Macon, GA): Macon police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday morning in connection with an Aug. 24 shooting that critically injured a Macon man on Vinson Avenue.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.macon.com/...

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NAACP puts curfew request for Macon on hold (Macon, GA): Local NAACP leaders have put on hold plans to seek a 9 p.m. curfew for anyone under age 25 as they wait to see what ideas others put forward to address the rash of recent shootings in Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.macon.com/...

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City police, county talk gang injunction (Palm Springs, CA): The Palm Springs Police Department met Tuesday with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office to talk about a possible gang injunction being filed in the city.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: September 3, 2008
http://www.mydesert.com/...

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