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Mayor calls on community to stop protecting gangs (Salinas, CA): Vowing to eliminate gangs in the city, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue had hard words for gang members and those who tacitly support them during his annual State of the City address Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 7, 2009

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Taking the fight to Merced County's gangs (Merced County, CA): Take a look around next time you're in a crowd. Two out of every 100 people in Merced County are gang members.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 7, 2009

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Rialto wants second gang injunction, targets 15 gang lairs (Rialto, CA): It's a young gang, but it seems intent on announcing its arrival and leaving its mark. That's why 171 cops banded together Friday to rustle its members out of bed while serving search warrants for "Operation Bust-A-$quad."
Source: The Sun    Date: February 6, 2009

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Shots ring out after men in cars shout gang names (Santa Ana, CA): Police are looking for a group of men believed to be involved in a shooting that left two people injured Thursday night, police said today.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 6, 2009

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Fla. police aide accused of tipping off gangs (Fort Pierce, FL): A civilian police aide is accused of passing investigation details to Florida gang members. Fort Pierce Police say community service aide Ebony Baret warned an inmate about an operation against his gang.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: February 6, 2009

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Despite crackdown, local gang activity grows (Spokane, WA): A Spokane task force created to quell the area’s growing gang problem is taking guns off the streets, seizing drugs and successfully working cases that result in arrests and convictions.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: February 6, 2009

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Lawmakers OK penalties for loitering gang members (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers have approved a bill to give communities the ability to designate gang-free zones and force anyone suspected of being a gang member to leave the areas.
Source: KIFI Local News 8    Date: February 5, 2009

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Carteret Co. agencies coming together to fight influence of gangs (Carteret County, NC): There are more signs each day that gangs are popping up all across the east. Several areas have gang prevention task forces—and as Nine On Your Side’s Philip Jones reports, you can add one more county to the list of places where law enforcement agencies are banding together to fight the influence of gangs.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: February 5, 2009

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New prison gang unit touted by Washington state (Walla Walla, WA): Robert Walker is a recent arrival to the new gang unit at the Washington State Penitentiary. He likes his new home, as far as anyone can like prison.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: February 5, 2009

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Avenues gang bastion is demolished (Los Angeles, CA): City officials tear down the Satellite House on Drew Street, from which Maria Leon's family allegedly controlled gang and drug activity in Glassell Park. Residents say the area has gotten safer.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 5, 2009

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Small neighborhood gangs called biggest threat (Greensboro, NC): For almost two months, two groups of teenage boys have been exchanging gunfire in a neighborhood along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Source: News & Record    Date: February 4, 2009

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Four men stabbed as bloody fight erupts at another downtown Orlando club (Orlando, FL): A heated fight that led to four stabbings Tuesday is the second violent and bloody encounter at a downtown Orlando bar in the past two days.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 4, 2009

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Shrine at shooting site in South L.A. leads to more deaths (Los Angeles, CA): As mourners paid respects to a suspected gang member, gunfire erupted and killed two others. Such violence prompted other cities to regulate the memorials, but L.A. doesn't seem to be on board.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 4, 2009

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Join gang or be killed (Bridgeton, NJ): Police have charged two city residents, including a 17-year-old boy, with plotting to kill a man who had repeatedly refused to join their street gang.
Source: The Bridgeton News    Date: February 4, 2009

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Combined effort targets gangs (Lebanon, TN): Local law enforcement officials are targeting gang activity in Wilson County. Lebanon Police, the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Juliet Police and federal law enforcement agencies last week joined forces to issue 83 warrants to people who are either alleged gang members or allegedly known associates of gang members.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 4, 2009

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Robbery spree tied to gang initiation of Fort Bend teen (Fort Bend, TX): A gang initiation for a junior high school student may have been behind a rash of armed robberies that targeted people arriving at their homes, Harris County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 4, 2009

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Turf wars are fueling Seattle’s gang conflicts (Seattle, WA): Life is over for Perry J. Henderson, 18, and it is imperiled for his killer, Jonathan J. Hall. At age 19, Hall pled guilty to the murder of Henderson, and last week went off to state prison in the continuing tradition of wasted youth.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: February 3, 2009

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Gangs target Springfield because they find a market for drugs (Springfield, IL): Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore says the good news is he doesn't think gangs in Springfield are a growing problem. He says the bad news is gangs are still operating here.
Source: KY3 News    Date: February 3, 2009

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Two men sought in Whittier killing (Whittier, CA): Joseph Magdaleno told his mother he would meet his girlfriend at a local park and left the house on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: February 3, 2009

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Separating rival Hispanic gangs has reduced prison violence (Seattle): Worried about escalating gang violence behind bars, the state Department of Corrections last year began housing members of two rival Hispanic gangs known as the Norteños and Sureños in separate units.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: February 3, 2009

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