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Turlock plots anti-gang fight (Turlock, CA): Last weekend a suspected Sureño gang member walking down South Soderquist Road was shot in the belly with a .45-caliber handgun.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 3, 2008
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Florida lawmakers aim to eliminate gangs (Orlando, FL): State lawmakers are taking a bite out of gangs by imposing harsher sentences, including life in prison for gang members; felony charges for communicating over the Internet and preventing gang members from bailing out and threatening witnesses.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: May 3, 2008
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Kaine signs bill to punish restaurants that harbor gangs (Richmond, VA): Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) signed into law Friday a bill designed to crack down on bars and restaurants that promote gang activity in a state that has some of the toughest anti-gang laws in the nation.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 3, 2008
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Anti-gang program gets $2M boost (Boston, MA): An anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police got a boost from House lawmakers yesterday who voted to increase funding for the Charles Shannon grants by $2 million, still short of what Gov. Deval Patrick had hoped to add to the program.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 2, 2008
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Police: Girl stabbed for not joining gang (Corpus Christi, TX): A 17-year-old girl was stabbed Thursday night after an altercation with a gang member, according to Corpus Christi police.
Source: The Caller-Times    Date: May 2, 2008
http://www.caller.com/...

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Police: Gang seeking rivals settles for passer-by (San Pablo, CA): Frustrated that they could find no rival Nortenos to kill, a group of Sureno gang members instead settled on shooting a 37-year-old man walking home from a party, San Pablo police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 1, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Arlington hopes grant money will curb gangs (Arlington, TX): The city is hoping a $1 million federal grant will help solve gang crime in a 7-square-mile swath in east Arlington.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 1, 2008
http://www.star-telegram.com/...

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Gang peace years off (Salinas, CA): California's anti-gang czar brought a grim message to Salinas city leaders Tuesday. Despite their best strategies to end gang violence in the city, Paul Seave warned during a three-hour meeting with officials, it could take anywhere from three to 12 years before Salinas sees results.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 30, 2008
http://thecalifornian.com/...

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Suspected gang members arrested in two incidents (Ouachita Parish, LA): A victim of a gang-related shooting has been accused of stealing guns while another suspected gang member is jailed on burglary and assault charges.
Source: The News-Star    Date: April 30, 2008
http://www.thenewsstar.com/...

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Greensboro police moving on Asian gang violence (Greensboro, NC): Police and city officials met with leaders from the Montagnard community Tuesday to lay the framework for a plan they hope will eliminate gang violence among the city's Asian population.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 30, 2008
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Aurora zeros in on gang crime count (Aurora, CO): Gangs committed just 2.64 percent of major crime here last year, but it was violent: Four of the city's 14 murders and more than half of the nonfatal shootings were gang-related.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: April 30, 2008
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/...

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Three bodies found in Chicago home in gang-plagued neighborhood (Chicago, IL): Police found three people shot to death Wednesday inside a home in a gang-plagued neighborhood, the latest gun killings in a spate of violence that has torn through the city.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: April 30, 2008
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Man slain Friday was found near gang graffiti (Prince George's County, MD): A 28-year-old man who was killed Friday in the Langley Park area was shot execution-style against a wall bearing graffiti markings of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, said his family and two Prince George's County police sources.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 30, 2008
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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D.C. anti-gang effort: Call them 'crews' (Washington, DC): When is a gang not a gang? When it's based in the District. D.C. officials insist on describing groups of young males as "crews," rather than gangs, even when they are held responsible for violent acts such as the wave of killings in the city last weekend.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: April 30, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/...

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Bullet wounds man in house (Salinas, CA): Another shooting in Salinas left a man in his 40s injured Monday night. Police responded to a report of a shooting about 8:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of East Laurel Drive, which left a man hospitalized after a bullet came through a wall of his home.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 29, 2008
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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Senators want Chicago in anti-gang effort (Washington, DC): Both of Illinois' senators want to meet with U.S. Justice Department officials to talk about including the Chicago area in the department's Comprehensive Anti-Gang initiative.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: April 29, 2008
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Modesto police stepping up their presence after gunfire (Modesto, CA): Modesto police are continuing to show up in force on city streets after two possibly gang-related shootings Friday that left a toddler hospitalized, a 14-year-old dead and another teenager wounded.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 29, 2008
http://www.modbee.com/...

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York City residents protest gang label with rally (York, PA): Law enforcement officials estimate there are almost three dozen gangs in York City, but not everyone believes it.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: April 29, 2008
http://yorkdispatch.inyork.com/...

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Schools scouted for gang activity (Pittsburgh, PA): Three recent student fights that injured teachers and resulted in arrests prompted the Allegheny County district attorney on Monday to assign detectives to Woodland Hills School District to determine whether gangs are responsible.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: April 29, 2008
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/...

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Eight arrested after gang killings of two in Victorville (Victorville, CA): The gang killing of a man and teenager in a Victorville parking lot led to the arrest of eight people, all with gang affiliations.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 29, 2008
http://www.sfgate.com/...

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