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Gangs blamed for a school shooting (El Rio, CA): Gunfire erupted this week outside an El Rio elementary school during a confrontation between rival gang members, but no one was injured, authorities said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 18, 2009
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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No major gang turfs in La Salle County (La Salle County, IL): At present gangs do not seem to have a huge presence in La Salle County. In fact, no gangs really claim the county or any specific town in the county as their turf, according to Mike Girton, commander of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement and Narcotics Team in Oglesby, which covers La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties.
Source: The Times    Date: July 18, 2009
http://mywebtimes.com/...

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86 percent of city killings gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police Lt. Hajir Nuriddin is worried. You can see it on her face and on the faces of Capt. Joe Bianco and Sgt. Joe Aldona as the trio gathers in the basement of police headquarters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: July 18, 2009
http://www.bakersfield.com/...

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Tacoma police step up anti-gang effort (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police commanders have moved more uniformed officers into the East Side after a recent flurry of gang-related trouble and a deadly shooting.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 18, 2009
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

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Fledgling Burnsville gang unit working to keep up (Burnsville, MN): Burnsville police officer Nick Larson started a recent night shift knowing his knowledge on local gangs was sure to be needed. An earlier traffic stop had turned up three likely gang members in possession of two loaded guns.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.twincities.com/...

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Police probe gang ties to SE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested one man in connection with a possible gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.katu.com/...

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DPS chief shuts down interim anti-gang unit (St. Paul, MN) : After less than five days in operation, the head of the Department of Public Safety announced the permanent closure of the interim Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: July 17, 2009
http://kstp.com/...

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Sheriff wants to hunt down gang members on trains (Burlington City, NJ): A New Jersey sheriff has started an effort to search for gang members the train that connects Camden with Trenton.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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NC gang member files for Greensboro City Council (Greensboro, NC): A man who says he's a member of a gang called North Carolina Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation has filed to run for an at-large seat on Greensboro's City Council.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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Volunteers to take on gang graffiti (Detroit, MI): Residents and police officers from Detroit's west side plan to grab paintbrushes and rollers Saturday to help rid neighborhoods of gang graffiti.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.freep.com/...

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Antigang patrols begin along River Line (Burlington County, NJ): Police in Burlington County made surprise patrols along the River Line Saturday, the first operation in what Sheriff Jean Stanfield said would be an antigang effort on the five-year-old light-rail line.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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Juggalos arrested in Mesa school theft (Mesa, AZ): Three young men with ties to a street gang that dresses like clowns vandalized and ripped off a Mesa school four times in eight days, according to Mesa police.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: July 17, 2009
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/...

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Police arrest 27, some with gang ties (Crofton, MD): County police arrested 27 people during a weeklong effort to track down repeat offenders and people with gang affiliations.
Source: The Capital    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/...

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Survey: Economic downturn leads to gang violence (Seattle, WA): Most people believe the economic downturn has led to more gang violence, according to a new national survey released Thursday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 16, 2009
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House fired on in gang shooting, Providence police say (Providence, RI): Someone fired a gun into a house where a gang associate’s mother lives, striking the living room walls Tuesday night, the police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.projo.com/...

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Police sweep nets nine taggers from La Puente, Valinda, Bassett (Industry, CA): Police arrested nine people on Wednesday during a sweep targeting tagging crew members who live in an area that has recently seen an increase in gang-related violence.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/...

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Violence rising among young gang members (Montgomery County, MD): Twice this year, police say, Montgomery County teens as young as 14 took part in gang-related attacks that left one man dead of a stab wound to his heart and one dead with a stab wound to his head.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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G.R.E.A.T. day camp aims to reduce gang violence (New Orleans, LA): Inside the Trinity Christian Community Center in Hollygrove, a group of children stared at U.S. Marshal Laura Reagan, clenching their fists and breathing heavily. They flexed their muscles and prowled as if spoiling for a fight.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.nola.com/...

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'Operation Blood Loss' nets drug, gang suspects in Brazoria County (Brazoria County, TX): Law enforcement officials hit the streets of the suburbs Thursday, rounding up drug and gang suspects in Brazoria County. In all, 16 people were arrested in the initiative, dubbed “Operation Blood Loss.”
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.khou.com/...

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Federal anti-gang office will be permanent (Charlotte, NC): A permanent federal anti-gang office will open in Charlotte by the end of the summer, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick announced Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 16, 2009
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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