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South Florida cracking down on gangs (Florida): Beset with what they called rampant gang violence in the 1990s, Pembroke Pines police cracked down and believed the problem was over by 2000. They were so confident, they stopped tracking gang arrests.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 15, 2009
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Gang laws put up a fight (Hampton, VA): When Arenzo J. King, 20 — a "War General" with West Side Piru, a "set" within the Bloods street gang — received 2 1/2 years in prison after a plea deal this month, prosecutors marked another small victory in their crackdown on gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 15, 2009
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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As gang violence falls in Palm Beach County, lawmakers move toward prevention (Palm Beach County, FL): Gang violence killed fewer people in Palm Beach County last year, and investigators credit tougher laws and stiffer jail sentences. Now they're turning more attention to stopping new members from joining.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 15, 2009
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

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Los Angeles sues to halt crime at alleged gang stronghold (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city prosecutors filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at curtailing gang and narcotics activity at a Pico-Union apartment complex that authorities contend is the epicenter of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 14, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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City gang activity a bigger problem than most think (Cumberland, MD): They aren’t on street corners displaying their colors, selling drugs or recruiting. Or then again, maybe they are.
Source: Cumberland Times-News    Date: February 13, 2009
http://www.times-news.com/...

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Weis: Gangs tougher to fight (Chicago, IL): Another Chicago student was killed. A gunman walked up to sixteen-year-old Johnel Ford on Thursday night on the city's South Side and shot him in the head.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 13, 2009
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Lake County puts out most-wanted list for gang members (Lake County, IL): Gang members on the "most wanted" list include two men charged with first-degree murder. Another is charged with criminal sexual abuse. Others face weapons or drug possession charges.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 13, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Mexican Mafia gang members arrested in San Diego (San Diego, CA): More than a dozen gang members connected to the Mexican Mafia prison gang were arrested early Friday and accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking in San Diego County, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 13, 2009
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South Florida organizes joint effort to fight gangs (Sunrise, FL): For decades, gangs grew in Florida. They swelled to more than 1,500 with more than 65,000 members, state statistics show.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 13, 2009
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Butler police round up suspected gang (Butler County, OH): After rounding up 11 of 13 accused members of a gang called the “Riverside 500 Blood,” authorities say they are concerned about an increase in gang-related crime in many parts of suburban Butler County.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: February 12, 2009
http://news.cincinnati.com/...

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Multiagency gang effort nets five busts (New Port Richey, FL): For several years, authorities say, the Valentine Bloods gang has been growing and wreaking havoc on the streets of West Pasco County.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: February 12, 2009
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Feds indict eight suspected gang members in New Port Richey (New Port Richey, FL): These eight men, all said to be members of the Valentine Bloods street gang, are young — most in their early 20s, the eldest 29. One, accused of shattering a man's face, turned 18 in June.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 12, 2009
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South Florida leaders plan strategy to combat gangs (Florida): With gang activity on the rise in South Florida, elected officials, activists and law enforcement met Thursday in Sunrise to discuss and organize a statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: February 12, 2009
http://www.miamiherald.com/...

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Most Houston crime is gang-related (Houston, TX): A new report says gangs are behind most of the crime in Houston. The National Gang Threat Assessment is compiled with information from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Source: Texas Cable News    Date: February 12, 2009
http://www.txcn.com/...

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Star student attacked after school (Chicago, IL): A Chicago teenager was severely beaten after telling the assailants he didn't belong to a gang.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 12, 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/...

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Carson gang turf battle ends in beating (Carson City, NV): A Carson City man was severely beaten by what Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports to be Carson City gang members outside a Mound House nightclub Saturday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: February 11, 2009
http://www.rgj.com/...

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Sunnyside hopes to promise stiffer gang fight (Sunnyside, WA): A local group known as Sunnyside's Promise may soon be asked to direct all its attention to curbing gangs, drugs and alcohol.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 11, 2009
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

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Boy killed in Modesto shooting was from Manteca (Modesto, CA): Authorities Monday identified the teenager killed in a Sunday morning shooting in south Modesto as Esteban Ramirez of Manteca. Ramirez turned 17 on Jan. 30.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 10, 2009
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Drug probe results in 75 arrests (Somerset County, NJ): Seventy-five people were arrested and more than $10,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and other drugs were seized in raids over the weekend that Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said resulted in the largest number of individuals his office has ever charged in a single drug and gang investigation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 10, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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Gang member charged in credit card thefts (Gainesville, FL): Here's another reason to take your valuables out of your car. If you leave a credit card behind, a thief may use it to improve their status in their gang.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 10, 2009
http://www.gainesville.com/...

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