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10 weeks of raids round up 91 in sweep of gangs in Plainfield (Plainfield, NJ): The names of the gangs described the areas of Plainfield they considered their exclusive turf -- territory they defended with violence and intimidation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 4, 2008
http://www.nj.com/...

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Gang indictments raise '08 count to 100 charged (Milwaukee, WI): Twenty-four people accused of belonging to a violent Milwaukee street gang known as the First and Keefe Vice Lords have been charged in federal court, bringing to 100 the number of purported gang members arrested and facing federal charges so far this year, officials said Thursday.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: April 4, 2008
http://www.jsonline.com/...

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Jersey anti-gang effort expanding to other cities (Newark, NJ): A gang prevention program being run at Boys & Girls Clubs in Newark, Trenton and Camden will be expanded to six other New Jersey cities under a $1.1 million state grant, Attorney General Anne Milgram said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 4, 2008
http://www.nj.com/...

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Hispanic gangs growing problem in Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL): Hispanic gangs are becoming a growing problem in the Birmingham area, even as authorities continue to grapple with traditional street and neighborhood gangs, law enforcement officials said at a forum Thursday night.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: April 4, 2008
http://www.al.com/...

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Police arrest three after gang graffiti incident (Rapid City, SD): Rapid City police have arrested three men in connection with a vandalism spree reported last week in the area of North Haines and Farlow avenues in Rapid City.
Source: Rapid City Journal    Date: April 3, 2008
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/...

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State AG unveils anti-gang strategy (St. Petersburg, FL): Gang intervention and prevention. Regional joint law enforcement and community task forces. Efforts to lower gang members' return to crime after being released from prison.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: April 3, 2008
http://www.bradenton.com/...

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Two shootings unnerve L.A. neighborhood (Los Angeles, CA): They had hoped to reclaim their neighborhood from violence. Scores of marchers walked through a section of the South Robertson area of Los Angeles with banners calling for an end to gangs and guns and urging other locals to join the fight against crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 3, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Police set on dismantling gangs (Fresno, CA): Standing at a podium flanked by two tables laden with weapons of gang warfare, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer promised that police won't stop efforts to "disrupt, displace and dismantle gangs" from Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 2, 2008
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Even small towns aren't too small for gangs (Seattle, WA): A voice quietly greets two teenage girls who show up late to Sultan Middle School on a recent Saturday night: "Do you have anything on you?"
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 2, 2008
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/...

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Salinas murder rate on upswing (Salinas, CA): After only three months, the number of slayings in Salinas this year now equals annual homicide counts reached in 2005 and 2006, and most of the killings are taking place in areas not known for high crime rates.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 2, 2008
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Slaying of Stockton man gang-related, Oakland police say (Oakland, CA): A 29-year-old Stockton man was shot to death late Monday night in what police say is the latest violent outbreak between two rival West Oakland gangs.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: April 2, 2008
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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Police defuse gang fight (Saugus, MA): A fast-acting police sergeant defused a brawl outside Square One Mall that authorities say could have turned deadly because of suspected gang involvement.
Source: The Saugus Advertiser    Date: April 2, 2008
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Two arrested in gang assault; searches find indoor grows (Willits, CA): Ukiah Police officers arrested two men Monday in connection with a gang related assault late last month and uncovered two small marijuana gardens.
Source: The Willits News    Date: April 2, 2008
http://www.willitsnews.com/...

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Nelson calls for removal of overpass mural (Fullerton, CA): A police update on gang activity in Fullerton prompted Councilman Shawn Nelson on Tuesday to call for the immediate removal of the mural on the Lemon Street pedestrian overpass south of Valencia Drive.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 2, 2008
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Graffiti bill would punish parents, too (Arizona): Parents of children caught tagging bus stops, billboards and other property could soon be punished along with their kids under an anti-graffiti proposal cruising through the state Legislature.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Youths to state: Give us work (Boston, MA): Young advocates from Worcester joined peers from around the state yesterday in urging support for budget proposals from Gov. Deval L. Patrick to more than double funding for summer job programs and local efforts to curb youth gang activity and violence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.telegram.com/...

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Two dozen suspected gang members arrested on Long Island (Mineola, NY): Two dozen suspected gang members have been arrested in a Long Island gang sweep. Nassau County Police say their officers along with the F-B-I arrested eight members of the Rolling 60s - which is an offshoot of the Crips - during a raid on March 19th in Roosevelt.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Roseland teen killed in shooting was 'full of life,' family says (Chicago, IL): Shannon Brown looked out for the kids in his Roseland neighborhood, whether they were his brothers, his cousins or other kids on the block, his family said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Graffiti related to gangs found (Cheyenne, WY): Gang-related graffiti found here over the weekend has police worried that it may be retaliation stemming from two prior shootings or from a home invasion, Lt. Mark Munari said.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.wyomingnews.com/...

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Murder, pregnant woman's stabbing linked to East Houston gang (Houston, TX): The stabbing of a pregnant woman and a murder not far away were both part of a violent weekend crime spree.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 1, 2008
http://www.khou.com/...

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