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Town to get tougher on gang graffiti? (Culpeper, VA): After tolerating big city gang markings on a utility building within eyesight of the Yowell Meadow Skate Park for months this summer, the town of Culpeper could now take the hard line on gang graffiti.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent    Date: December 29, 2008
http://www.starexponent.com/...

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Idaho's gang law: Gang-busting or profiling? (Caldwell, ID): A young man in a dark blue hoodie cuts down a Caldwell alley, glancing behind him as a white sedan glides onto the gravel.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: December 28, 2008
http://www.idahostatesman.com/...

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Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 28, 2008
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Salem area tackles gang problems (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: December 28, 2008
http://www.kgw.com/...

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Deadly gang warfare plays out on Sacramento streets (Sacramento, CA): In a city where splintering gang structures have made old rivalries less relevant, one persistent and deadly rift has produced three high-profile Sacramento homicide cases in the past three years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 28, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Gang shootings wound two 17-year-olds in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Separate gang-related shootings early Saturday left a 17-year-old San Leandro boy and a 17-year-old Oakland girl in critical condition, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 27, 2008
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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L.A. Bridges program will end (Los Angeles, CA): The L.A. Bridges program, which has housed the bulk of Los Angeles' anti-gang programs for a decade, will go out of business for good on Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: December 27, 2008
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Hitting gangs where it hurts -- their wallets (Glendale Heights, IL): Eliazer Bravo Jr. doesn't hang out with the Latin Kings any more. But the 23-year-old Glendale Heights man said it's not because he owes $3,769.79 after getting slapped with an unusual anti-gang lawsuit by DuPage County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 26, 2008
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Task force on girl gangs forms (Pasadena, CA): Just like their male counterparts, teenage girls and young women gang members often join gangs because their siblings, or sometimes even their parents, are active gang members, Pasadena community activist Cheryl Hubbard said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: December 26, 2008
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/...

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Gang intelligence center's size belies its mission (Maryland): Their headquarters is little more than a spare room at the local power company: The officers' four desks occupy almost half the available space.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 26, 2008
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Gang presence creeps into ski country (Summit County, UT): Detective Andrew Burton shines a flashlight on a wall behind a Smith's grocery store, exposing a string of graffiti left by two feuding gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 26, 2008

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Three hurt in Wheaton shooting as gang crime continues to spike (Montgomery County, MD): A gang-related shooting outside a Wheaton mall Tuesday night was part of a rising tide of gang violence sweeping across Montgomery County, police said.
Source: The Examiner    Date: December 24, 2008
http://www.dcexaminer.com/...

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Gangs blamed for Richland Co. shooting, four arrests (Columbia, SC): Deputies are blaming gang rivalry for a Richland County shooting Wednesday, and now four people are under arrest.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: December 24, 2008
http://www.wistv.com/...

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Man arrested over gang signs in Santa photo (Orange, CA): All he wants for Christmas is a good defense attorney. A man ordered by a civil court judge not to associate with members of his street gang was charged with violating that injunction by flashing gang signs in a photo taken with Santa Claus at an Orange shopping center.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 23, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Elderly blind woman burgled; gang member held as suspect (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Monday morning after police said he broke into the home of an elderly blind woman.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 22, 2008
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/...

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Gangs feed on troubled teens' need for a feeling of belonging (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for many local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread in his clients' lives.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: December 22, 2008
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/...

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Pervasive spread of gang culture makes youths vulnerable (Salem, OR): Jose was 13 when he got "jumped" into his neighborhood gang. It just seemed natural, he said, in the Gervais area where he'd grown up.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: December 21, 2008
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/...

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Gang-related crime dips at two Holland parks (Holland, MI): On weekend nights last summer, Rosa Parks Green and Moran Park offered activities for children and their families. The effort by Holland area churches, more importantly, provided a positive influence to counteract gang activity that had occurred at the parks in the past.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: December 21, 2008
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Seattle police were warned of gang revenge (Seattle, WA): Seattle police were told to be "on the lookout" for a suspect with ties to a notorious South Seattle gang the night a former Franklin High School basketball standout was shot at the Garfield Community Center in the Central District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 21, 2008
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Norfolk evens the odds in fight with gangs (Norfolk, VA): Norfolk police want gangsters and gang wannabes to learn a tough lesson: The cost of belonging has just gotten higher.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 21, 2008
http://hamptonroads.com/...

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