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Oxnard police arrest 7 suspected gang members (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested seven suspected gang members this week after two incidents involving firearms, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Hayward to use COPS grant to target gangs (Hayward, CA): A portion of a $4 million federal grant to boost Hayward's police force will be used to target street gangs, with a long-term goal of drafting an ordinance that would go after known members.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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Homeowners, deputies vow to fight growing graffiti problem (Houston, TX): It may be considered art by some and freedom of expression by others, but for Katy-area homeowners and law officers graffiti is nothing more than costly vandalism and a problem they vow to fight.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.chron.com/...

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Suffolk Police organize team to combat gang attacks (Suffolk, NY): Following a series of vicious gang-related attacks in Suffolk County in recent weeks, some of which victimized innocent bystanders, Suffolk police will reorganize officers assigned to combating gangs across precincts into a single team, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Police cracked down on gangs before Seafair parade (Seattle, WA): Six years ago, gunfire broke out at the Seafair Torchlight Parade and a teenager was stabbed near the parade route in what police say was a gang-related incident. In 1993, a teen who police believed to be a gang member was shot to death at the parade.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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Gang link suspected in unprovoked 'punch-and-runs' on Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Brian Henry had been enjoying his summer vacation in his hometown, a break from his college studies a state away, and decided to go to Sixth Street with a group of friends.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.statesman.com/...

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Teen killed in gang related shooting on NW Side (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old was killed Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting that was apparently gang related near Kilbourn Park on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 30, 2009
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Providence police arrest teen gang member on weapons charges (Providence, RI): A 14-year-old member of the Asian Boyz street gang has been arrested on weapons charges after the police said they found two loaded handguns in his house in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.projo.com/...

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Five gang members held in Fresno robberies (Fresno, CA): Five Eastside Bulldog gang members were arrested early this morning in connection with the robbery and beating of two men in central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Neighborhood seeks to counteract gangs with special nights along Thorndale Avenue at the 'L' stop (Chicago, IL): On a typical evening in Edgewater, dozens of young men linger along the sidewalks of Thorndale Avenue near the elevated train stop. Their presence is intimidating, say many in the community, and sometimes there is drug dealing and theft.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Leftover Gang Strike Force funds to stay put for now (St. Paul, MN): With the Metro Gang Strike Force permanently shut down, the advisory board that oversaw the unit voted Wednesday to ask state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion to use leftover Strike Force money to cover overtime for Twin Cities law enforcement agencies, to fight gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.startribune.com/...

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ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: July 29, 2009
http://www.keprtv.com/...

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Orange County investigators say gang problem exists throughout county (Orange County, CA): Two Orange County residents have recently been linked nationally known criminal street gangs and that will come as a surprise to some who believe that street gangs are only a big city problem.
Source: KBMT 12 News    Date: July 28, 2009
http://www.kbmt12.com/...

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Two women accused of leading NJ drug ring (Newark, NJ): The arrests of two female gang leaders during a crackdown on illegal drug sales illustrate a new trend toward women in top spots of criminal enterprises, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 28, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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Crackdown in Yakima may be sending more gangs to Pasco (Yakima, WA): As if gangs aren't causing enough trouble around here, Pasco's police chief is blaming Yakima Valley criminals for a spike in gang-related violence in the Tri-Cities.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 28, 2009
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Yonkers gang leader shoots at, hits bystander's car (Yonkers, NY): A paralyzed 20-year-old gang leader who said he had sworn off the street life is accused of firing a gun and striking a car with a young boy inside, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 28, 2009
http://lohud.com/...

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Police prepare to install gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Local law enforcement and social service providers are preparing to learn more about a program intended to thwart a growing gang problem. The training will take place Aug. 3 and 4 in Greensboro.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: July 28, 2009
http://www2.statesville.com/...

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Busted on Myspace: Two men headed to court for gang material on Web sites (Lee County, FL): Elvis Rodriguez, 30, flashed Latin Kings hand signals on his Myspace.com page and called himself “King Kamel,” according to his arrest report. Richard Figueroa-Santiago, 22, used his Myspace page to post pictures of friends making “Eastside” hand gestures, detectives said.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: July 28, 2009
http://www.naplesnews.com/...

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Three gang members arrested (Fresno, CA): A traffic stop in Clovis led to the arrest of three men who Police said had just pulled a gun on rival gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 27, 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/...

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