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QC police learn to identify gangs (Chicago, IL): A local task force that works to keep gangs off Quad City streets gets a helping hand. The Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force has been cracking down on gang related crimes for more than a decade.
Source: WHBF 4 News     Date: February 3, 2009
http://www.whbf.com/...

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Federal experts to help with Salinas gang problem (Salinas, CA): Federal violence and terrorism experts are coming to this Central Coast farming city to help local authorities combat a deep-rooted gang problem, which is blamed for numerous deaths in the past year, city officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 3, 2009
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/...

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Three men shot at vigil for gang member (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were fatally shot and a third wounded during a vigil for a slain gang member in the unincorporated L.A. County area of Westmont, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2009
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Police partner with ATF as part of gang enforcement (Salinas, CA): Salinas police announced a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday as part of an ongoing effort to curb gang violence in the city.
Source: KPIX CBS 5     Date: February 3, 2009
http://cbs5.com/...

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Sheriff's office describes gang presence in township (Maine Township, IL): There are four street gangs identified in Maine Township, but the area's most active are the Latin Kings and the Surenos 13s, bitter rivals whose ongoing hated has occasionally erupted in violence, including the March 2004 murder of a 16-year-old boy along Dempster Street.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator    Date: February 2, 2009
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/...

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Gang crackdown: Kearns residents' call for action (Kearns, UT): Stirred by a fatal shooting in their west-side suburb, hundreds gathered Monday at the very high school that spent hours on lockdown last month to help this troubled township heal.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 2, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Police unit tracks gang activity (Janesville, WI): Two teens had been exchanging threatening text messages for hours when they decided to settle it with a fistfight.
Source: Janesville Gazette    Date: February 1, 2009
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Prisons, police bolster communication to tackle gangs (Baltimore, MD): Two years ago, state Corrections Secretary Gary D. Maynard gave prison and local police officials a simple task: draw up lists of the most violent gang members being held in state custody.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 1, 2009
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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One hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A gang-related drive-by shooting in Elgin Friday has sent one victim to the hospital with life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: February 1, 2009
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

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Cities split over gang injunction (Duarte, CA): Officials have declined Monrovia's invitation to participate in a gang injunction aimed at stemming illegal activity in areas in and around the two cities.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 1, 2009
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Sacramento gang violence takes a deadlier turn (Sacramento, CA): Eyes closed, Trish O'Connor imagines her son's killing. The nightmarish scenario always ends with Patrick Razaghzadeh's body lying in the mud, soaked by the early morning rain, still dressed in the Oakland A's baseball uniform he wore to his fatal Halloween party.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 1, 2009
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Dayton hopes to learn from Cincinnati gang bust (Dayton, OH): In the days following a barrage of arrests that rounded up 50 people , Cincinnati police had to start making confession appointments. The November 2008 roundup halved the free membership of the Northside Taliband, a 92-member gang highly organized into branches that focused on various types of crime.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 1, 2009
http://www.daytondailynews.com/...

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MET concentrates its energy on dealing with city's gangs (Redlands, CA): When the cops in the green shirts show up, there is a good chance someone is going to jail. The green-shirt clad officers are members of the Redlands Police Department's Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 31, 2009
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Girl wounded by stray bullet from apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 6-year-old girl wounded in the back by a stray bullet from an apparent gang-related shooting just south of the Central City area was in stable condition as of Saturday evening at a hospital, police said.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: January 31, 2009
http://www.myfoxla.com/...

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Man guilty in gang-related robberies (Petersburg, VA): A Prince George County man who robbed or attempted to rob four people in four days as part of his initiation into a Bloods-affiliated gang in Petersburg pleaded guilty yesterday to seven felonies, including criminal gang participation.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 31, 2009
http://www.timesdispatch.com/...

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Gang members sentenced (West Palm Beach, FL): Two members of a violent Palm Beach County street gang were sentenced in West Palm Beach on Thursday to 25 years each in prison.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 30, 2009
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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South Broward High brawl investigated for gang involvement (Hollywood, FL): Police, school and community officials spent Thursday looking into a reportedly gang-related brawl at South Broward High School that led to 25 arrests. Whether the suspected participants belong to criminal gangs, or are simply youngsters from rival neighborhoods, was under investigation.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 30, 2009
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Parents could be liable for kids' gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers are considering a bill that could make parents financially liable for their child's criminal activity as part of a street gang.
Source: KIFI Local News 8    Date: January 30, 2009
http://www.localnews8.com/...

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FBI says gang arrests will make it safer here (Omaha, NE): Bruce Ferrell said Omaha has seen the benefits of taking violent gang members off the streets. Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a retired Omaha police gang unit officer, said Thursday that after arresting 12 south Omaha gang members in late 1999 and early 2000, police saw a significant reduction in violence in south Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2009
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Attorney general homes in on gangs (New Jersey): While wearing a locator bracelet as a condition of his parole, Burlington City resident Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston allegedly ran a gun- and heroin-distribution ring as a leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 30, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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