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Springfield students shown gang dangers (Springfield, MA): Emanuel I. Ortiz wants to be a lawyer, and if he can't be a lawyer he wants to be a police officer. If the 11-year-old German Gerena Elementary School student can't be a police officer, he wants to be a fireman.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 7, 2009
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In St. Petersburg, street feud's sad toll is an 8-year-old girl (St. Petersburg, FL): For decades young men from Bethel Heights have warred with their rivals from Harbordale. No one even remembers how the feud started. But the city is once again mourning in its aftermath.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: April 7, 2009
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Four arrested in Franklin clinic gang incident (Santa Barbara, CA): A row outside the Franklin Clinic, 1136 E. Montecito St., resulted in the arrest of four people Friday afternoon. About 3 p.m. Friday, Santa Barbara police officers were called to disperse a group of 20 suspected gang members and associates who had gathered around the clinic run by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 7, 2009
http://www.noozhawk.com/...

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Teens claim break in was gang related (Salina, KS): Salina teenagers claim gang affiliation as they break into a home Monday afternoon.
Source: KSAL News    Date: April 7, 2009
http://www.ksallink.com/...

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Gangs will lose, HPD chief vows (Honolulu, HI): A San Francisco-based gang is fighting with local gangs for control of drug trafficking in Chinatown, triggering the recent spate of violence, Honolulu Police Chief Boisse Correa said yesterday.
Source: Star-Bulletin    Date: April 7, 2009
http://www.starbulletin.com/...

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One teen shot in gang attack near Turner Field dies (Atlanta, GA): One of three teenaged boys shot in what police are calling a gang-related attack has died, according to a Grady Memorial Hospital nursing supervisor.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 7, 2009
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Police seek aid in gang blitz (Springfield, MA): Looking ahead to summer, the police need parents and guardians to guide young people to such positive pursuits as sports and away from trouble, says Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 6, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Successes against gang violence claimed as statewide grand jury expires (Palm Beach County, FL): The statewide grand jury on gangs — announced to fanfare, speeches from the governor and attorney general and news conferences — quietly wrapped up in February without so much as a press release from the state.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 6, 2009
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Suspects arrested in 'gang-related shooting' (Portsmouth, VA): Two men and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in what police in Portsmouth are describing as a "gang-related shooting."
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 6, 2009
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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Gang beat, shot man in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): Members of a street gang beat and shot a man at a Hazleton restaurant late Sunday night, according to city police.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: April 6, 2009
http://www.citizensvoice.com/...

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Santa Rosa man arrested in gang stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was in custody early Monday, suspected of using a butcher knife to stab another man in the stomach during a confrontation at a west Santa Rosa apartment complex, police reported.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: April 6, 2009
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

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L.A. commits to fighting gangs, but screening tool is criticized (Los Angeles, CA): Rene Avelar leads troubled kids from the Northeast Valley across the expanse of Burbank's Pacific Park to a chain-link fence. On their side is a grassy park free of graffiti and street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: April 5, 2009
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Border Patrol arrests two suspected gang members (Casa Grande, AZ): The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals identified as members of the Sureños street gang late Saturday night in the Casa Grande area, an agency spokesman said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: April 5, 2009
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Community centers offer alternatives to violence (Tallahassee, FL): Last week's deadly shootout between rival gangs from the west and north sides of Tallahassee struck a chord for some residents who may have been in denial about how dangerous the homegrown groups can be.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: April 5, 2009
http://www.tallahassee.com/...

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Experts fighting gang recruiters for preteens' future (Orange County, CA): A long-running rivalry between two South County gangs drew middle school teenagers into the clash last summer. By the end of the night June 6, 14-year-old Jonathan Mendez of San Juan Capistrano was dead, fatally wounded by a block of concrete hurled during a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 5, 2009
http://m.ocregister.com/...

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Stressed RI gang mediators bracing for violence (Providence, RI): Carlos Bryant drives the city streets in a beat-up blue Buick sedan, looking for kids who are like he used to be: dangerous and misguided
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 4, 2009
http://www.boston.com/...

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Gang-related shooting takes the life of another CPS student (Chicago, IL): Lois Davis rushed out of her apartment moments after her grandson was killed this week in what police said may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 4, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Turnpike murders reflect violence of Mexico drug cartels (Palm Beach County, FL): A young family of four is found shot to death on the side of the Florida Turnpike, including two boys ages 3 and 4. The discovery on Oct. 13, 2006, shocked South Florida. At that point, Palm Beach County was convulsed by numerous killings within local drug-dealing street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 4, 2009
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

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Gang leader sentenced: Latin King gets 20 years for drug conspiracy (Chicago, IL): Ignoring a plea by a prosecutor to send a signal of zero tolerance for street gangs, a federal judge Friday sentenced the "Supreme Inca," the No. 2 leader of the Latin Kings street gang, to the minimum 20 years in prison for drug conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 4, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Legislators question gang assessment conclusions (Madison, WI): A report from the state Department of Justice "appears to have greatly overstated the extent of gang activity" in northeastern Wisconsin, the chairmen of the Joint Finance Committee said Thursday.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: April 3, 2009
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/...

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