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Morris County prosecutor to take on street gangs (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has begun an effort to raise awareness about gangs in the county that will include a free training program for both police officers and the public.
Source: The Daily Record    Date: June 6, 2009

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Gilroy PD involved in huge gang bust (Gilroy, CA): A total of 17 foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in Santa Clara County are facing federal and state criminal charges or deportation this morning following a day-long enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), two area police departments and the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News    Date: June 6, 2009

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Nine high school students charged in gang initiation (Alexandria, VA): Nine Edison High School students were charged with violently initiating another student into a gang, Fairfax County police said.
Source: The Examiner    Date: June 6, 2009

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Cleveland's Cudell neighborhood fights Madison Madhouse gang using cameras, tips to police (Cleveland, OH): Lynn Blatnica and her neighbors were tired of being targets. Tired of battling teens who called themselves Madison Madhouse, a gang that toted guns up and down their streets, robbing anyone with a dollar in his pocket, stealing cars, selling drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 6, 2009

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FBI: gangs moving into suburbs (Washington, DC): Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.
Source: United Press International    Date: June 5, 2009

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Windsor police to host public meeting on gangs (Windsor, VA): Gangs connected with the Bloods and Crips — rival street gangs that have spread across the country — have been wiping their feet on the town's welcome mat, according to the town's chief of police.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 5, 2009

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Known gang members arrested in raid (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police and officers from several other law enforcement agencies arrested two documented street gang members Friday in connection with recent gang-related activities and disturbances, police said.
Source: The Sun    Date: June 5, 2009

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Tribes, police band together to fight drugs, gangs (Lac Du Flambeau, WI): The two law officers meeting over breakfast at the Lake of the Torches Casino had not gone there looking for trouble. But they found it when they walked out into the sunshine and saw two teenagers flashing bills in the parking lot.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: June 5, 2009

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Gang kids feel safer despite risks: study (Washington, DC): Being a gang member makes kids feel safer, new research finds, despite the higher risks of being assaulted or even killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 5, 2009

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Three-prong strategy on gangs detailed to SLO County supervisors (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some parents of gang members are shocked to learn that their children are in gangs, others are intimidated by their gang-member kids, and yet others are reluctant to “narc” on their offspring, Chief Probation Officer Kim Barrett told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Tribune    Date: June 4, 2009

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Arundel police pledge stepped-up presence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Anne Arundel County's police chief promised Wednesday night to crack down on teenage gang activity in response to community fears and anger stemming from the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy who was beaten while he bicycled near his home last weekend.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 4, 2009

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Oxnard council accepts grant for anti-gang program (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the use of a $399,690 grant for a program designed to address gang-related gun violence.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 4, 2009

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Judge rules for hearing against Nortenos gang (Fairfield, CA): A Solano County judge Thursday ruled proceedings would be allowed to go forward for a hearing on a Fairfield city effort to crack down on a notorious Fairfield street gang.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: June 4, 2009

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Officials say major Austin-area drug ring cracked (Austin, TX): Authorities announced Wednesday that they have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico and Honduras that operated in Austin and across Central Texas.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: June 4, 2009

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Police target teen violence in Crofton (Crofton, MD): County police and officials last night unveiled a new program to target gang-related crime in Crofton using a surge of officers and even a mobile command unit.
Source: The Capital    Date: June 4, 2009

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Watsonville neighborhood feud erupts into street fight between gang members (Watsonville, CA): A neighborhood gang rivalry boiled over into a street brawl with dozens of people throwing rocks and bottles at one another during two separate fights Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 3, 2009

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McDonnnell and Wolf imagine a gang-free Virginia (Virginia): Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis—street gangs.
Source: Loudoun Independent    Date: June 3, 2009

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Law enforcement breaks up Hispanic street gang (Omaha, NE): Federal agents team up with Omaha police to haul in nearly 70 guns and bust three-dozen alleged gang members and their associates. The 14-month-long investigation targeted members of the Hispanic street gang known as the Surenos.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: June 3, 2009

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L.A. City Attorney to ask judge for injunction against Barrio Van Nuys gang (Van Nuys, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was expected to ask a Los Angeles Superior Court for an injunction against what he called the San Fernando Valley's largest and most powerful street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 3, 2009

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Combating Seattle gang violence: What's definition of success? (Seattle, WA): Seattle's $8 million Youth Violence Prevention Initiative aims to cut youth and gang violence by 50 percent. But a notable gang expert with the U.S. Department of Justice cautions against evaluating the initiative's success solely by whether it meets that ambitious goal.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 3, 2009

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