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Gang-related incidents are increasing, officials say (Winchester, VA): The area’s growing gang problem will probably get worse before it gets better, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Winchester Star    Date: October 16, 2008
http://www.winchesterstar.com/...

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Two CeaseFire workers caught in gang sweep, officials say (Chicago, IL): Two men involved in the anti-violence group CeaseFire were among those charged Wednesday in a federal gang takedown on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 16, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Guardian Angels come out against 'gang influenced' hoodies (Baltimore, MD): The Guardian Angels are hitting the streets of Baltimore with a message for parents -- pay attention to what your kids are wearing.
Source: WBAL 11 News    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.wbaltv.com/...

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Gang problems can affect small towns (Rogers, AR): All street gangs in America have symbols to define what they stand for and who they are. But not all young people who wear those symbols are gang members.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.recordtimes.com/...

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Sheriff's deputies talk about Yuma gang problem (Yuma, AZ): While the number of gangs and the membership within them change frequently, there are currently about 50 active street gangs in the Yuma area - with about 500 to 600 members, according to a Yuma County sheriff's official.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.yumasun.com/...

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Gangs a growing problem for Kennewick (Kennewick, WA): When a passerby called 911 to report a brewing gang fight this week, a dozen Kennewick cops -- including the chief of police -- swarmed the area.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Salinas police to launch anti-gang effort (Salinas, CA): A team of law enforcement officers whose objective will be to target gangs in Salinas is expected to hit the city Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Two charged in gang-related slaying of teen (Tucson, AZ): Two men suspected in the gang-related slaying of a teenager have been charged in the case, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Pee-wee football game canceled after shooting (Sanford, NC): A 17-year-old was wounded Tuesday evening in a gang-related shooting at a Sanford park where 9 and 10-year-olds were warming up for a football game, police said Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 15, 2008
http://www.wral.com/...

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Crackdown on Wilmington gang sought (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is seeking an injunction against members of the East Side Pain gang that could put a stranglehold on their influence in Wilmington's notorious Ghost Town neighborhood.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: October 14, 2008
http://www.dailybreeze.com/...

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Team effort to curb gang activity (Summit County, UT): Detective Andrew Burton was hired by the Summit County Sheriff's Department to curb gang activity, but that doesn't mean that he drives around in his patrol car all day looking to arrest suspicious individuals.
Source: Park Record    Date: October 14, 2008
http://www.parkrecord.com/...

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Gang fight confirmed at El Dorado County jail (El Dorado County, CA): Ten inmates were involved in a fight that stemmed from gang rivalry at the El Dorado County jail in Placerville last week, a sheriff's spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 14, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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12-year-old boy is one of two shot dead near L.A. Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA): A 12-year-old boy was one of two people killed when gunmen opened fire on a group gathered west of the Los Angeles Convention Center, police said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 14, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Teen's killing possibly gang-related (Tucson, AZ): An argument at a Circle K turns deadly, when a teenager is shot and killed in broad daylight. The shooting occured Monday afternoon at the Circle K near 12th and Drexel
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: October 14, 2008
http://www.kvoa.com/...

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Report: Increase in violence last year in Norfolk schools (Norfolk, VA): The number of student assaults against Norfolk school staff rose significantly last year, and fighting, gang activity and weapons violations inched upward, according to a recent report by the school division.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 14, 2008
http://hamptonroads.com/...

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In Wenatchee, gang violence is periodic, sergeant says (Wenatchee, WA): The shooting death of Alberto “Beto” Amezcua is only the second time someone has lost their life in gang-related violence in Wenatchee, said Wenatchee police Sgt. Kevin Dresker.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: October 14, 2008
http://wenatcheeworld.com/...

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Former gang members fighting violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A group of former gang members called Universal Soldiers is preaching against violence on Omaha streets.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: October 13, 2008
http://www.kptm.com/...

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Gang sweep leads to five arrests (Visalia, CA): A weekend gang sweep resulted in five arrests by Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang-violence suppression units, which had the cooperation of several other agencies.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 13, 2008
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Gangs at the Shore: A two-day series on their growing presence and why they're tough to battle (New Jersey): This is a two-day special series on street gangs in the Shore area.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 13, 2008
http://www.app.com/...

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Salinas agencies team up in aggressive plan to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): Three Monterey County law enforcement agencies have announced a joint plan to end violence in Salinas.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 13, 2008
http://thecalifornian.com/...

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