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Sheriff wants to hunt down gang members on trains (Burlington City, NJ): A New Jersey sheriff has started an effort to search for gang members the train that connects Camden with Trenton.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 17, 2009

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NC gang member files for Greensboro City Council (Greensboro, NC): A man who says he's a member of a gang called North Carolina Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation has filed to run for an at-large seat on Greensboro's City Council.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 17, 2009

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Volunteers to take on gang graffiti (Detroit, MI): Residents and police officers from Detroit's west side plan to grab paintbrushes and rollers Saturday to help rid neighborhoods of gang graffiti.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: July 17, 2009

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Juggalos arrested in Mesa school theft (Mesa, AZ): Three young men with ties to a street gang that dresses like clowns vandalized and ripped off a Mesa school four times in eight days, according to Mesa police.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: July 17, 2009

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Police probe gang ties to SE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested one man in connection with a possible gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 17, 2009

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DPS chief shuts down interim anti-gang unit (St. Paul, MN) : After less than five days in operation, the head of the Department of Public Safety announced the permanent closure of the interim Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: July 17, 2009

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Antigang patrols begin along River Line (Burlington County, NJ): Police in Burlington County made surprise patrols along the River Line Saturday, the first operation in what Sheriff Jean Stanfield said would be an antigang effort on the five-year-old light-rail line.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 17, 2009

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Police arrest 27, some with gang ties (Crofton, MD): County police arrested 27 people during a weeklong effort to track down repeat offenders and people with gang affiliations.
Source: The Capital    Date: July 16, 2009

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Survey: Economic downturn leads to gang violence (Seattle, WA): Most people believe the economic downturn has led to more gang violence, according to a new national survey released Thursday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 16, 2009

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House fired on in gang shooting, Providence police say (Providence, RI): Someone fired a gun into a house where a gang associate’s mother lives, striking the living room walls Tuesday night, the police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 16, 2009

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Police sweep nets nine taggers from La Puente, Valinda, Bassett (Industry, CA): Police arrested nine people on Wednesday during a sweep targeting tagging crew members who live in an area that has recently seen an increase in gang-related violence.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 16, 2009

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Violence rising among young gang members (Montgomery County, MD): Twice this year, police say, Montgomery County teens as young as 14 took part in gang-related attacks that left one man dead of a stab wound to his heart and one dead with a stab wound to his head.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 16, 2009

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G.R.E.A.T. day camp aims to reduce gang violence (New Orleans, LA): Inside the Trinity Christian Community Center in Hollygrove, a group of children stared at U.S. Marshal Laura Reagan, clenching their fists and breathing heavily. They flexed their muscles and prowled as if spoiling for a fight.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 16, 2009

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'Operation Blood Loss' nets drug, gang suspects in Brazoria County (Brazoria County, TX): Law enforcement officials hit the streets of the suburbs Thursday, rounding up drug and gang suspects in Brazoria County. In all, 16 people were arrested in the initiative, dubbed “Operation Blood Loss.”
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 16, 2009

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Federal anti-gang office will be permanent (Charlotte, NC): A permanent federal anti-gang office will open in Charlotte by the end of the summer, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick announced Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 16, 2009

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Gang-intervention site in Diamond Hill set to close (Fort Worth, TX): Residents in north Fort Worth told teens at the Diamond Hill Community Center on Thursday night that the Comin’ Up program administrators were doing a wonderful job.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2009

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Alleged gangsters accused of border racketeering (San Antonio, TX): A dozen alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang have been accused of murder and extortion in border communities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 16, 2009

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Santa Clara County District Attorney tries new approach to anti-gang outreach (Santa Clara County, CA): Alarmed by the public's lukewarm response to its anti-gang billboards — which touted a new hot line — the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office was relieved when an enthusiastic volunteer stepped up to help revive the faltering program.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 16, 2009

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Brazoria raids target alleged gangsters in drug case (Brazoria County, FL): Indictments accusing eight alleged gang members of trafficking cocaine were unsealed Thursday after their arrests in morning raids by local and federal officials in Brazoria County, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 16, 2009

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Teen boy recovering after being shot in the stomach in gang incident (Watsonville, CA): A teenage boy is recovering after being shot in the stomach by rival gang members who apparently came to his neighborhood looking for a fight Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 16, 2009

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