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Girls caught writing gang graffiti, but not booked (Seattle, WA): About 10 p.m. Thursday, police stopped three young girls after seeing one in the group write graffiti on an apartment in the 800 block of South Cloverdale Street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 16, 2009
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Watsonville teen shot in suspected gang-related drive-by (Watsonville, CA): A teenager with gang ties was shot Monday night while riding his bike in a neighborhood already rife with gang violence. The 18-year-old was on his way home around 11:30 p.m. when a small, dark car pulled alongside him on Herman Avenue and someone fired several rounds from a handgun at him, police reported.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 16, 2009
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Yakima police crack down on gangs (Yakima, WA): Yakima police have temporarily reassigned 20 officers to crack down on gang violence, following two recent shootings that injured innocent bystanders.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 16, 2009
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18th Street gang members arrested on racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): About a dozen 18th Street gang members and an attorney who allegedly served as an intermediary between the gang and the Mexican Mafia were arrested early this morning by federal agents and local police, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 16, 2009
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Anti-gang proviso draws support but also raises concerns (Washington, DC): The D.C. Council is set to vote today on a broad crime bill that includes a new legal mechanism for combating gangs, one that proponents say has been effective in other cities but that critics warn could infringe on people's liberties.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 16, 2009
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Salinas man stabbed leaving for work (Salinas, CA): A 21-year-old Salinas man leaving for work was stabbed this morning after four males drove up and challenged him about a gang affiliation, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 15, 2009
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Gangs battle at birthday party (Bridgeport, CT): Gunfire erupted at an East Side church hall during a birthday party Friday night as gangs from opposite sides of the city squared off, police said.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 15, 2009
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Fresno gang sweep follows fatal shooting (Fresno, CA): Police officers completed an anti-gang operation in southwest Fresno Sunday that was launched after a shooting Thursday that left two men dead.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 15, 2009
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Baptism in Bronx marred by gang shooting that critically wounds teen (Bronx, NY): A Bronx baptism turned into holy hell Sunday when gang thugs opened fire, critically wounding a teen and sending scores of revelers diving for cover, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 15, 2009
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Gang Infighting: When members attack each other, bystanders often pay (Modesto, CA): It's not just turf wars between rival gangs that lead to violence anymore: Stanislaus County law enforcement officials say they are seeing more fights between members of the same gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 15, 2009
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Proposed Springfield bylaw targets street gang recruitment (Springfield, MA): Neighborhood meetings will be held across the city to discuss a proposed ordinance aimed at combating gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 14, 2009
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Arundel residents pleased with crackdown on crime (Anne Arundel County, MD): North County residents say they are pleased with the recent monthlong crackdown on crime in the area where Brooklyn Park abuts Baltimore.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 14, 2009
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Shots fired at hotel as gang members brawl (Carlsbad, CA): Shots were fired into the Marriott Resident Inn in Carlsbad when a fight broke out at a party there early Saturday morning, police said. No one was hit by the gunfire.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 13, 2009
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Suspected gang members arrested in SW Idaho (Nampa, ID): Canyon and Ada county law enforcement officials arrested five suspected gang members late last week in what they said was a cocaine and weapons-trafficking bust.
Source: The Olympian    Date: June 13, 2009
http://www.theolympian.com/...

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Multi-agency unit to replace gang task force temporarily (St. Paul, MN): At the recommendation of the Metro Gang Strike Force Review Panel and in light of new findings from the Office of the Legislative Auditor, state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion, along with several metro-area police departments and sheriffs offices, announced today the creation of a temporary, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement unit designed specifically to combat gang violence in the Twin Cities this summer.
Source: Shakopee Valley News    Date: June 12, 2009
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Ripon police arrest two gang members after fight (Ripon, CA): Police reported today that they arrested two gang members after a fight several days ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 12, 2009
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Police chase ends with gang arrests (Chula Vista, CA): Three teenage gang members were in custody Friday after leading officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle in Chula Vista, a police spokesman said.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: June 12, 2009
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Plainfield sting operation nets 17 'dangerous' gang member arrests (Plainfield, NJ): A three-day sting operation targeting suspects identified by police as some of the city's most dangerous gang members has yielded 17 arrests.
Source: Courier News    Date: June 11, 2009
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/...

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15-year-old was first to enroll in local gang program (Rock Hill, SC): Nearly three months before her fatal stand-off with Rock Hill Police, 15-year-old Yvette Williams had enrolled in a program to help young people get out of gangs.
Source: The Herald    Date: June 11, 2009
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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Gang members on 'holiday' arrested at Studio City club (Studio City, CA): Several gang members celebrating a “gang holiday” were taken into custody today for warrants and parole violations during a police raid at a nightclub in Studio City, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 11, 2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/...

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