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Union County authorities search for alleged ringleader of Bloods street gang (Union County, NJ): Union County authorities are hunting for a Bloods ringleader who they say keeps giving them the slip but operated an aggressive drug ring out of Elizabeth that netted about $700,000 a week.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 13, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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Police arrest suspected gang member (Albany, GA): Major Bill Berry of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit says they’ve been on this investigation for several months.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: August 13, 2009
http://www.mysouthwestga.com/...

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Recruiting by gangs now a felony (Springfield, IL): Under a new Illinois law, recruitment of minors by criminal gangs will become a felony punishable by a possible four to 15 years in prison.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 13, 2009
http://www.pjstar.com/...

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Fatal shooting in Macon likely gang related (Macon, GA): Macon police say a fatal shooting in the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue late Tuesday may have been gang related. Jermaine Santrell Pitts, 23, of Alfred Drive, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 13, 2009
http://www.macon.com/...

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Gangs prompt a proactive response (Lafayette, IN): It has been 11 years since Tashiana Armstrong moved from Gary to Lafayette. But scars where bullets struck her left arm and kneecap are daily reminders of her life in northwest Indiana.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: August 13, 2009
http://www.jconline.com/...

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Symposium highlights gang problem in Anderson (Anderson, SC): Anderson County Council member Gracie Floyd says Anderson’s gang activity is shocking. Floyd attended a meeting Tuesday night at the Fusion Warehouse in Anderson and listened to a policeman describe THE problem.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.independentmail.com/...

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Orem delays gang-loitering ordinance (Orem, UT): City officials want to meet with the Alpine School Board before declaring public schools as off-limits to gang loitering.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Five suspected gang members arrested in San Rafael (San Rafael, CA): Five suspected gang members, including three juveniles, were arrested Tuesday in connection with a stick beating at an apartment complex in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.marinij.com/...

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Three men arrested in Hinton Street drive-by shooting (Clayton, NC): A Clayton man is among three people who are facing charges stemming from another incident involving shots fired on Hinton Street last week.
Source: The Clayton News-Star    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.claytonnews-star.com/...

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Teen gang members arrested on first day of school (Gainesville, GA): Two admitted gang members were arrested at Gainesville High School the first day of classes after the two became involved in a verbal altercation.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.accessnorthga.com/...

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Tacoma's Park Avenue neighborhood battles gang graffiti (Tacoma, WA): Residents in the Park Avenue neighborhood in Tacoma's South End are in a battle. The enemy: gang graffiti.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

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North Hollywood teen killed in gang shooting (Hollywood, CA): Two men were arrested early today on suspicion of murder following the slaying of a gang rival in a shootout outside a North Hollywood convenience store, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: August 12, 2009
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Northern NJ jail locked down after inmates brawl (Elizabeth, NJ): Officials say inmates at a northern New Jersey jail were placed on lockdown after two large fights broke out over the weekend.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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Two suspected gang members arrested with semiautomatic weapons in New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ): Two North Brunswick men suspected of selling guns in the city were arrested Saturday, police said Monday.
Source: Home News Tribune    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/...

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Ottumwa Police: Zero tolerance for gangs (Ottumwa, IA): An Ottumwa police officer is back at work after four Ottumwa residents associated with a Hispanic street gang brutally attacked him causing facial and head injuries.
Source: KTVO 3 News    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.heartlandconnection.com/...

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Feds charge more than 100 in SC drug roundup (Columbia, SC): Federal and local agents have charged more than 100 people on federal drug, weapon and immigration violations in what they called a vast conspiracy in South Carolina, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Sun News    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.thesunnews.com/...

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Gang members arrested for pimping young girl (Las Vegas, NV): Police have arrested four men who claim to be members of a local gang. They're charged with some very serious crimes, including kidnapping and forcing a child to work as a prostitute.
Source: KVBC News 3    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.kvbc.com/...

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Lawmaker urges U.S. standards for gang intervention workers (Los Angeles, CA): Officials on Monday unveiled a federal bill that would create national standards and accountability for gang intervention workers as part of a Los Angeles-based effort to professionalize the growing and controversial field.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Arrests made in gang investigation (Marlboro County, SC): Monday, the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the Bennettsville Police Department announced the arrests of seven more suspected gang members.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: August 10, 2009
http://www.carolinalive.com/...

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Officer attacked by gang members in Ottumwa (Ottumwa, IA): Four people are in custody after an Ottumwa police officer was assaulted Sunday morning in what officials are calling a gang attack.
Source: The Ottumwa Courier    Date: August 10, 2009
http://www.ottumwa.com/...

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