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Man injured in gang-related shooting downtown (Santa Monica, CA) : Three suspects were arrested after a man was injured in a gang-related shooting near the Sears parking lot Downtown after he left the pier, police said.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: August 22, 2008
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/...

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Police net 85 suspects in Santa Ana gang sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police have arrested 85 people in a gang crackdown that targeted an area hard hit by crime.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 22, 2008
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Expert says local violence work of gang 'wannabes' (Florida): A group of young men stomp and kick a prospective gang member. When they finish, they help the kid up, hug him and several give him a hearty pat on the back.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: August 22, 2008
http://www.pnj.com/...

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Gang unit investigation leads to arrests of five (El Rio, CA): A Sheriff's Department gang unit arrested five men this month in connection with the investigation of a street gang in El Rio, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 22, 2008
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Reputed gang member arrested in shooting of two boys (Roxbury, MA): Police have charged a reputed gang member in the shooting of a 4-year-old and his older cousin Monday night while they sat on the porch of their Roxbury home, an act police called a wanton disregard for the safety of bystanders.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 22, 2008
http://www.boston.com/...

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Gang injunction considered in Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA): The Palm Springs Police Department is researching a possible injunction against a Palm Springs gang, Chief David Dominguez told The Desert Sun.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: August 22, 2008
http://www.mydesert.com/...

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Gang shootout outside SW Houston apartments kills man (Houston, TX): A gunfight between rival gangs in a southwest Houston apartment complex parking lot Thursday night killed one man and critically injured another.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2008
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Gang members arrested in early morning home invasion (Greensboro, NC): Eight people including three validated members of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested early Thursday morning in connection with a home invasion and assault.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 21, 2008
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Sunnyside homes hit by gunfire in gang drive-by (Sunnyside, WA): Two Sunnyside homes were hit by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in an apparent gang-related, drive-by shooting, police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 21, 2008
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Police launch gang crackdown in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): It was nine hours into the anti-gang surge, and an empty wheelchair sat in the driveway. "The guy in the wheelchair just took off running," said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Lorenzo Carrillo, standing over three tattooed teenagers, suspected gang members seated with their hands behind their backs while police checked their parole status.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 21, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Aggressive stance against gangs pays off, police say (Hampton, VA): Hampton is charging an increasing number of criminal suspects with gang membership as the city leads the way in enforcing state anti-gang legislation.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 21, 2008
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Gang members arrested in NYC sting (New York City, NY): The former head of a notorious street gang that peddled more than $100,000 worth of drugs out of a Staten Island housing project was among three suspects arrested after an eight-month undercover sting, police said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 21, 2008
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Two teens hurt in gang-related brawl near Des Plaines (Des Plaines, IL): Two teenagers were injured in a gang-related brawl in the parking lot of an apartment complex in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines, sheriff's police said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 20, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Suspected West Oakland gang member slain in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): A reputed member of West Oakland's Acorn drug gang died early Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained Tuesday night in East Oakland, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: August 20, 2008
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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New injunction sets precedent (San Bernardino, CA): A new gang injunction filed in the City of Colton set precedent by being the first to request “banishment,” of a particular gang, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 19, 2008
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member (Yuma, AZ): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang, who previously was arrested as a murder suspect, is back in custody after being arrested near Yuma by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 19, 2008
http://www.yumasun.com/...

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Teen gang members caught spraying graffiti (Burlington, NC): Two teenagers, allegedly members of a female street gang, and an unidentified juvenile were arrested and charged Monday after authorities said they spotted them spraying gang graffiti on a county building.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: August 19, 2008
http://www.wxii12.com/...

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High Point OKs graffiti ordinance (High Point, NC): At the urging of the city's police, the High Point City Council passed a new graffiti ordinance Monday night. The ordinance, a requirement of an anti-gang grant from the Governor's Crime Commission , makes those defacing property liable for its cleanup and any damages.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 19, 2008
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Football player attacked for wearing wrong colors (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake teenager on his way home from football practice was attacked for wearing his team's color Tuesday, police said. The 14-year-old was walking near 700 North and 1200 West just before 9 p.m. when he was beaten by men who questioned the boy's gang affiliation, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Fred Ross.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 19, 2008
http://deseretnews.com/...

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Police nab 7 after possible gang-related assault (Kennewick, WA): Seven people were arrested after a possible gang-related fight between occupants in a red Cadillac and those in a black Cadillac, Kennewick police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 18, 2008
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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