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Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.citizen-times.com/...

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Chief says moving anti-graffiti efforts to police would hike budget $300,000 a year (Santa Fe, NM): City councilors are having second thoughts about putting police in charge of Santa Fe's anti-graffiti efforts in order to combat a wave of gang-related tagging.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/...

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Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Franklin, Pennington at D.C. summit on gangs (Washington, DC): Crime is down and gang-related arrests are up. But Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin acknowledged Monday that metro Atlanta’s gang problems are still growing and that the city needs to do more to address social and economic problems that often lead to gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.ajc.com/...

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'Tagging' or just hanging out -- busted either way? (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Specific numbers on gangs sketchy (Atlanta, GA): Jesus Cintron went to Anderson Park to get beat down by his Blood brothers. The 27-year-old man had violated a gang code: He wanted out after the gang shot his friend.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 23, 2009
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Gang activity seems down this summer (Bismarck, ND): Though gang-related assaults, robberies and other crimes have cropped up in recent years in Bismarck, gang activity seems to have slowed down this summer.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: August 23, 2009
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/...

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Man slain in Joliet ambush (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man was killed in a reported gang ambush Thursday night. At 9:41 p.m., Marcus D. Johnson, 20, was riding in the back of a brown Buick heading south in the 100 block of Ottawa Street when the attack occurred.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/...

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Gangs an increasing problem for Northwest tribes (Pendleton, OR): When rival street gangs showed up at a Pendleton Round-Up dance looking for a fight, Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo let them come in but told them to "get rid of the gang colors and turn your hats around."
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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HPD searching for suspected gang member (Houston, TX): Local, state and federal authorities have moved their manhunt to the Houston area for a 27-year-old former U.S. Marine and suspected gunman in a drug-related shooting in Waller County on Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.chron.com/...

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Rivals in midst of gang war (Iowa City, IA): Iowa City police continue to arrest juveniles, including a 12-year-old, associated with the Aug. 5 shooting in southeast Iowa City.
Source: The Press-Citizen    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.press-citizen.com/...

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Crimes in Dillon unrelated to gangs (Dillon, SC): With the recent violent crimes that have taken place throughout Dillon County, some residents are wondering if any of them are gang related.
Source: WMBF News    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.wmbfnews.com/...

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Fatally shooting in Bay Terraces seen as gang-related (San Diego, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Bay Terraces early Friday morning in what police are investigating as a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/...

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San Bernardino County district attorney to present anti-gang strategies in D.C. (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos will present his agency's anti-gang strategies to a gathering of officials Monday in the nation's capital.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Two men indicted in fatal gang shooting (Gainesville, GA): A Hall County grand jury has indicted two men in an Aug. 9 gang-related shooting that killed one teen and injured three others.
Source: The Times    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/...

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43 Mexican cartel members indicted (Washington, DC): The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictments of 43 leaders, members and associates of Mexican drug cartels, including a cartel leader who appeared this year on Forbes magazine's list of billionaires.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.washtimes.com/...

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Five more boys, ages 12 to 16, charged in gang-related Iowa City incident (Des Moines, IA): A total of eight Iowa City minors, ranging in age from 12 to 16, have been arrested following an Aug. 5 incident where several shots were fired on the city's southeast side, according to Iowa City police.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/...

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Salinas prayers, police work continue during gang violence reprieve (Salinas, CA): Beneath the stained-glass windows of a tiny white stucco church, one woman pored intently over a Bible and another wiped away tears while they prayed for an end to bloodshed in this Central California farming town.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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20 arrested in Fresno citywide gang sweep (Fresno, CA): The number of felony arrests made by Fresno police in a citywide anti-gang operation climbed Thursday to 220.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 20, 2009
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Alleged Midtown Mafia gang leader indicted by Salem County grand jury (Salem, NJ): A Salem man believed to be a general of the Midtown Mafia street gang has been indicted by a grand jury here, the first man in the county indicted under a recently-created state statute for promotion of organized street crime.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: August 20, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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