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Cathedral City gang injunction reaches court today (Cathedral City, CA): As the Riverside County district attorney's office heads to court today seeking an injunction against a Cathedral City street gang, some residents of the modest neighborhood from which the Barrio Dream Homes gang took its name say they welcome the crackdown but worry authorities are targeting the wrong people.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 10, 2008
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Police and sheriff team to fight gangs (Pueblo, CO): Leaders in law enforcement and local government stood together Wednesday to announce a community effort to combat rising gang and juvenile gun violence.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.chieftain.com/...

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Boy, 15, charged in Roosevelt murder (Roosevelt, NY): A 15-year-old boy from Roosevelt -- a reputed member of the Crips street gang -- was arraigned Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a rival from the Bloods, according to court records and Nassau County police.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 10, 2008
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Raids in three counties net drug-ring suspects (Paterson, NJ): It was not your everyday drug bust: Among those removed from their homes in three counties was an employee of the city of Paterson who is charged with dealing heroin.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: July 10, 2008
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Gang member arrested for jail assault (Kingston, NY): A known Crips street gang member has been arrested by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: July 10, 2008
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Galt seeks own solution to gang activity (Galt, CA): Territorial fighting between the Norteños and the Sureños makes up most of the gang activity in Galt, authorities say.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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L.A.'s proposed anti-gang tax taking its hits (Los Angeles, CA): Even as a new dispute developed Wednesday over a proposed parcel tax to fund anti-gang programs in Los Angeles, City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she would remove a quietly inserted provision that would have allowed the tax to be increased every year.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 9, 2008
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State rolls out program to target the rise in gangs (Heritage Harbour, FL): Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Tuesday touted a statewide initiative to combat gangs. The strategy will adopt much of what local authorities have used to battle back against a growing gang problem.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 9, 2008
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Fifteen reputed gang members facing charges (Trenton, NJ): Fifteen reputed members of the Nine Trey Headbustas street gang, including two from Salem County, were indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury on charges they operated a Camden street gang.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: July 9, 2008
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SoCal tagger arrested for spray painting boy, 6 (Compton, CA): Two taggers spray painted a 6-year-old boy's face and body after he spotted them scrawling gang signs on a wall, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 9, 2008
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Three Albany gang members plead guilty (Albany, GA): Three leaders of an Albany Street Gang will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to gang and aggravated assault charges.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: July 9, 2008
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Gang sweep targets Bloods clique in Compton (Compton, CA): About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County early Tuesday, arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants in an operation aimed at dismantling a violent clique of the Bloods gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 9, 2008
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15 indicted in Camden drug ring (Camden, PA): The Nine Trey Headbustas peddled heroin and crack in Camden's business district for years, authorities say, and moved to snuff out anyone who got in their way.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News    Date: July 9, 2008
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City invests in nonprofits to reduce gang activity (Washington, DC): D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) announced this morning that $200,000 in funding will be split among 25 nonprofits that are working with youths throughout the city to curb gang violence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 8, 2008
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'Recruiting spree' leads to rise in Salt Lake Valley's gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): The neighborhood where 7-year-old Maria Del Carmen Menchaca died in a drive-by shooting is known for having an "older generation" of gang members but also has experienced an increase in recruitment, gang investigators said Monday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 8, 2008
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Another MS-13 gang member arrested (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Police say they arrested another MS-13 gang member. Police arrested Javier Molina Sunday night after a standoff.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: July 8, 2008
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Arizona towns hurt as gangs see smuggling profit (Douglas, AZ): Walls get tagged with graffiti. Cars get shot up in drive-by shootings. Youngsters flash gang signs and battle with bricks, sticks, bats and pipes in the local park over turf.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 8, 2008
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Tackling gangs in North Carolina (North Carolina): More than a week ago, law enforcement netted more than two-dozen suspected MS-13 gang members.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: July 7, 2008
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Police slaying of man preceded by fatal gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A man was shot to death in a possible gang confrontation just before a second man was fatally shot by responding officers in the South Side's Marquette Park neighborhood early Sunday.
Source: WMAQ NBC 5 News    Date: July 7, 2008
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Feds use racketeering statutes to crack down on Utah gang (Utah): Six years after prosecutors first began using federal racketeering statutes to target street gangs in Utah, law enforcement says the latest convictions have largely taken one violent criminal organization off the streets.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 7, 2008
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