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Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 26, 2009

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National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 26, 2009

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Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 25, 2009

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A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 25, 2009

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Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News    Date: January 24, 2009

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School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009

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Bay City police target graffiti as way to curb gang activity (Bay City, MI): Don Aldrich says he can see the writing on the wall. The Bay City police officer says there are at least five active gangs in Bay City, evidenced by the increasing level of graffiti showing up on city walls, fences and other public surfaces.
Source: The Bay City Times    Date: January 24, 2009

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Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2009

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Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009

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Police arrest gang member (Florence, SC): Police say they've arrested another person officers say is a member of a violent Florence street gang.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: January 23, 2009

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Saltzman says Portland will keep gangs on city's radar (Portland, OR) : Portland police commissioner Dan Saltzman attended today's meeting of the city's Gang Violence Task Force, saying he understands City Hall needs to be more alert to the problem of gang violence. He acknowledged that city officials may have gotten too complacent and kept the issue off their radar in the past.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 23, 2009

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Cleaning up graffiti (Victorville, CA): Graffiti is a crime that costs cities and businesses hundreds of thousand of dollars every year and some experts believe that it is also a harbinger of more illegal activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 23, 2009

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Riverside gang injunction applied aggressively to combat recent outbreak in violence on Eastside (Riverside, CA): Police ramped up enforcement of the East Side Riva gang injunction in the last six weeks to combat a spike in violence in that neighborhood, a Riverside police lieutenant said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 23, 2009

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Immigration: 20% of suspected gangsters arrested last year in O.C. (Santa Ana, CA): Immigration enforcement officials arrested 1,970 suspected gang members last year in the Southern California area as part of an anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced today.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 23, 2009

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More arrests in graffiti incidents (Omaha, NE): Omaha police announced two new arrests Wednesday by anti-gang officers in a string of graffiti incidents.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2009

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Scores of gun-related crimes reported in Modesto in 2008 (Modesto, CA): The number of homicides may have risen in 2008 compared with previous years, but officials say overall violence in the city of Modesto decreased last year.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 22, 2009

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Oklahoma bills take aim at gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): Three House bills would put stiffer penalties on offenders with gang ties.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 22, 2009

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Gang life examined: Convocation reveals aspects of hoodlum culture (Utah): Tuesday's convocation speaker UC Irvine Professor of Social Ecology James Diego Vigil spoke in the SUU Auditorium about poverty dynamics and the urban youth gang culture.
Source: The University Journal    Date: January 22, 2009

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Gang law gets use in Pr. George's death (Prince George's County, MD): When a Prince George's County teenager pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder and participating in a gang crime that led to a death, it marked the first time prosecutors in the county, and perhaps the state, had used an anti-gang statute enacted in 2007.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 22, 2009

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Latin King collared in stab death of Met singer Maria Donaldi's son (Elmhurst, NY): Cops caught the thug who stabbed the son of a Metropolitan Opera singer in a simmering Queens gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: Daily News    Date: January 22, 2009

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