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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
http://www.walb.com/...

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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
http://www.latimes.com/...

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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
http://www.philly.com/...

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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
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/...

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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
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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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
http://www.digtriad.com/...

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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
http://www.reuters.com/...

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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
http://news14.com/...

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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
http://www.nbc5.com/...

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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
http://origin.sltrib.com/...

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Fatal shootings were gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): A recent shooting that left four people dead and two injured was gang retribution against the "Murda Mobb," a drug-running group that relocated here from Chicago, Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn said Sunday.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 6, 2008
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Man shot to death in Azusa (Azusa, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday in a gang-related attack, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 6, 2008
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/...

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Six arrested in gang sweep (Hamilton City, CA): Six arrests were made Thursday during a multi-agency planned sweep that emphasized gang suppression, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Willows Journal    Date: July 5, 2008
http://www.willows-journal.com/...

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Black, Hispanic gangs kill each other over turf (Washington, DC): Latino gang members were hunting for black people in the Harbor Gateway community of Los Angeles. Age was not a factor. Neither was gender.
Source: World Net Daily     Date: July 5, 2008
http://www.wnd.com/...

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Arrests made in 4th of July homicide (Santa Barbara, CA): With the hustle and bustle of State Street holiday weekend shoppers a mere half block away, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez climbed the steps of City Hall to announce this afternoon that nine suspects, five of them minors, had been taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy along Cabrillo Boulevard the previous night.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 5, 2008
http://www.independent.com/...

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Crime going down in Riverside's Eastside despite DA's declaration of 'terrorized' residents (Riverside County, CA): Crime statistics released Thursday challenge Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco's assertion that the Eastside neighborhood covered under a gang injunction is being "terrorized" because the Riverside Police Department has not aggressively enforced the injunction.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 3, 2008
http://www.pe.com/...

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Hub cops zero in on gang hot spots (Roxbury, MA): Surprised by the burst of gang bloodshed in normally tranquil neighborhoods such as Mission Main in Roxbury, Boston police brass yesterday deployed dozens of additional cops to hot spots ravaged by street warfare and ordered district captains to craft new plans to combat roiling youth violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 3, 2008
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

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Force assembled to address gang activity (Harlingen, TX): A 10-member task force has been formed to address a recent upsurge in gang activity, violence and other crime, Mayor Chris Boswell said Wednesday.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 3, 2008
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/...

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Fatal West Palm Beach shooting was part of a gang investigation (West Palm Beach, FL): Undercover agents trying to take down gangs lured "big goons with AK-47s" to a West Palm Beach warehouse by telling them they could rob a drug dealer of at least eight kilos of cocaine.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 3, 2008
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

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Gang problem solutions vary on perspective (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang violence is on the rise in Oklahoma City, and police officers are fighting that rising tide every day. About 5,000 Oklahoma City residents are gang members, and tension among the gangs is increasing, as reported in the Sunday edition of The Oklahoman.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: July 3, 2008
http://newsok.com/...

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