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Gang association rises in schools (Columbia, MO): More Columbia students said they belong to a gang than students in previous years, but the increase isn’t cause for alarm, a school administrator said.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: September 3, 2008

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Weekend's violence kills one, injures five (Salinas, CA): In a grim echo of the Labor Day weekend shootings that injured 14 people in Salinas in 2007, the city saw another bloody holiday this year.
Source: The Californian    Date: September 2, 2008

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School administrators police clothing on campuses (San Jose, CA): Red shoelaces. A Nike swoosh. A knit beanie. While in most settings they're innocuous accessories, on some school campuses they're fashions that administrators battle to help keep gangs at bay.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 2, 2008

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Ports. Police Dept. recognized for their effort to bring down gang violence (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth's Cradock neighborhood has a long running feud with gang crime. Tuesday night, a number of investigators from the Portsmouth Police Department were recognized for their efforts to bring Cradock's gang activity to a stop.
Source: FOX 43 News    Date: September 2, 2008

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Mesa police arrest known gang members in assault (Mesa, AZ): Two gang members suspected of punching and injuring two women in a rival gang were arrested Saturday night, Mesa police said.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: September 2, 2008

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Graffiti ’tagged’ for removal (Boston, MA): Gangbangers could get two years in jail, pay hefty fines and even lose their driver’s licenses for leaving graffiti tags under a proposal the City Council takes up Thursday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 2, 2008

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Police have target in panty burglaries (Ontario, CA): Police said they are one step closer to catching a panty burglar who plagued residents of the Casitas Apartments during the past year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: September 2, 2008

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10-year-old girl fatally shot in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): The weapon believed to have been used in the slaying of a girl who was reportedly walking with her blind 7-year-old sister when she was shot Monday afternoon on the South Side has been found.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 2, 2008

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Joining forces to clean crime hot spots (Pemberton Township, PA): One road in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township has been the site of so many shootings and so much drug-peddling and mayhem that some residents cynically call it "Crenshaw" after the violence-plagued area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: September 1, 2008

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Bicyclist is critically beaten in what police call gang attack (Indianapolis, IN): A 47-year-old Indianapolis man remained in critical condition Sunday with head injuries after he was attacked Friday in the 2200 block of East 10th Street by about 15 youths suspected of being gang members.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: September 1, 2008

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Attackers sought in teen's stabbing (La Puente, CA): Officials continue to seek a group of four possible gang members who stabbed a 14-year-old local boy near an elementary school Sunday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: September 1, 2008

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Man shot in foot expected to be charged with assault with firearm (Chico, CA): A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night in what the Chico Police Department called a gang-related incident.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: August 31, 2008

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Northeast Ohio activists to attend national summit on resurgence of gang violence (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland had 174 homicides in 1993, a total that hasn't been surpassed since. The killings were part of a wave of guns, gangs and drugs that swept American cities.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 31, 2008

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Mexican and Central American drug gangs said to be operating in the Birmingham area (Birmingham, AL): It was not just a crime. It was a message. When five men were shocked, beaten, bound and their throats slashed in a Shelby County apartment this month, that message was barbarically clear, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: August 31, 2008

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Sparks Middle School implements dress code (Sparks, NV): Sparks Middle School is Washoe County School District's first middle school to require uniforms for its students.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 30, 2008

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Glasgow to give away gang book (Joliet, IL): Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced his office will give away his gang prevention book free to every educator in Will County to help them protect students from street gang influences.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 30, 2008

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Elgin group holds meeting to fight gang violence (Elgin, IL): The Gifford Park Association, which oversees the Elgin Historic District, has called for a special meeting with police to discuss ways to curb gang violence in the wake of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 30, 2008

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First person sentenced under new state gang law (Idaho): The first person charged under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: August 30, 2008

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Durham's opportunity to overcome gangs (Durham, NC): A colleague and I completed a year-long study of Durham's gang problem in December of last year. It already was apparent that Durham had a gang problem; that was not the purpose of the study.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: August 30, 2008

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Man killed in car-to-car shooting (El Monte, CA): A man was shot and killed Friday in a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. Jackie Vargas, 31, died at the scene of the attack, which occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Durfee Avenue, sheriff's officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: August 30, 2008

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