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Brunswick County gang busters ask for funds (Bolivia, NC): The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office wants a grant from the state to help refine relatively new efforts that one official said have already dulled the growth of local gang activity.
Source: The Sun News    Date: January 8, 2009
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/...

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Cops stage pre-dawn raid on Crips gangs (Bakersfield, CA): The toughest gangs in Bakersfield were probably hunkered down Thursday, their criminal plans on hold, thanks to a pre-dawn raid by dozens of officers.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 8, 2009
http://www.bakersfield.com/...

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Sen. Murray co-sponsors anti-gang legislation (Yakima, WA): U.S. senators introduced anti-gang legislation Tuesday and asked for $1 billion to address the nation's growing gang problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 7, 2009
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Gang-loitering bill is revived (Ogden, UT): The Utah Sentencing Commission on Wednesday gave its endorsement to a revamped anti-gang loitering bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Greiner, R-Ogden, who is also the city's police chief, that is intended to give police one more tool to combat gang activity.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 7, 2009
http://www.deseretnews.com/...

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L.A. County supervisors approve anti-gang pilot program (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a multiagency pilot program to combat gang activity in four targeted communities -- Duarte-Monrovia, Florence-Firestone, Harbor Gateway and Pacoima.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 7, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Bruning joins anti-gang push (Lincoln, NE): Ways to reduce gang violence will get a full hearing this year in the Nebraska Legislature. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Tuesday joined Omaha mayoral candidates and at least one state senator in unveiling a proposal to combat gang-related crimes.
Source: Wahoo Newspaper    Date: January 7, 2009
http://www.wahoonewspaper.com/...

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Man wounded in suspected Antioch gang shooting (Antioch, CA): A man was wounded in the stomach Wednesday evening in a suspected gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 7, 2009
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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New gang task force ready to take action (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 6, 2009
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Gang-related Sunnyside shooting leaves one dead, two hurt (Sunnyside, WA): It took just three days for Sunnyside police to record its first gang-related homicide of 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: January 6, 2009
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Supervisors to hear gang plan today (Los Angeles, CA): A plan to deal with gang violence will be presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 6, 2009
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 6, 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 6, 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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WA gang member prison inmate population (Yakima, WA): A new report says some 3,200 gang members now reside in Washington state prisons, accounting for 18 percent of the state's prison population.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: January 5, 2009
http://www.kapptv.com/...

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Redwood City teen fatally stabbed in street attack (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police are hoping any possible witnesses will provide information after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a gang-related incident over the weekend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 5, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Couple recognized for efforts to combat gang activity (Loudonville, OH): In the 50s musical, "West Side Story," it was the Jets and the Sharks, warring for control of their turf in Manhattan.
Source: Ashland Times-Gazette    Date: January 5, 2009
http://www.times-gazette.com/...

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Corrections can do more to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Efforts to combat gang activity have ramped up with gang crime across the state in recent years. State lawmakers took notice of the problem last year, approving $750,000 to help law enforcement agencies target gangs and combat graffiti.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 5, 2009
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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SF gang unit makes hundreds of arrests (Sioux Falls, SD): In April 2007, the Sioux Falls Police Department started a street crimes unit as a pilot project. But, that pilot project has turned into a unit that's full-time job is keeping tabs on the hundreds of gang members in Sioux Falls.
Source: KELOLAND TV    Date: January 5, 2009
http://www.keloland.com/...

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Fugitive Latin Kings leader captured in Mexico (Chicago, IL): A leader of Chicago’s Latin Kings street gang, the subject of an international manhunt after fleeing the area following a massive investigation into the gang’s leadership in September, has been arrested in Mexico.
Source: SouthtownStar    Date: January 5, 2009
http://www.southtownstar.com/...

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Man stabbed to death in Santa Cruz's first homicide of the year (Santa Cruz, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Cruz man was stabbed to death Friday night when an argument on a bus led to a fight on the street on Soquel Avenue near Frederick Street, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 4, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Raleigh killings up 48% in '08 (Raleigh, NC): The number of homicides in Raleigh last year reached 34, a sharp increase from the 2007 total of 23. It was the city's highest number in records that date back to 1970. The previous high was 31 deaths in 1994.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 3, 2009
http://www.newsobserver.com/...

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