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Neighborhoods fear gang unrest over spring break (Denver, CO): With spring break putting more teenagers on the street this week, some neighborhoods are thinking about the potential for gang violence after a string of recent incidents.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 24, 2009
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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El Paso City's injunction efforts against gangs emulate California cities (El Paso, TX): Civil court injunctions designed to wipe out street gangs have been a popular tactic of police and government lawyers in Southern California for more than 20 years.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 24, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Slaying victim had ties to gang (Providence, RI): Dominique Gay, who was fatally shot from ambush near Roger Williams Park on Friday, was a member or at least a close associate of the Goonies, a relatively new street gang that has dabbled in drugs and participated in street crime across the city.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 24, 2009
http://www.projo.com/...

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Nampa drive-by shootings could be gangs (Nampa, ID): Today the owner of an Olive Street home can't believe the bullet holes in the side of his house. The owner of the home didn't want to give his name to Today's Channel 6 News but he did say the holes look like the shooter was trying to kill someone.
Source: KIVI-TV 6 News    Date: March 24, 2009
http://www.kivitv.com/...

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Shootings may be gang-related (Lynchburg, VA): There's new information in two weekend shootings in Lynchburg. Police say both of them may be gang related, because many of the names they're getting are known gang members.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: March 23, 2009
http://www.wset.com/...

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Shotgun shooting believed to be gang-related (Orange, CA): Three suspected gang members from Orange were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Monday after deputies say they beat up a 17-year-old boy and shot him with a shotgun early Monday morning in the El Modena area, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 23, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Bloods gang members caught with guns in Stafford (Stafford, NJ): Two men, later identified as members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested Sunday after a resident of the Ocean Acres section called police on their behalf after denying their request to come inside his home and use the phone, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 23, 2009
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Five arrested during gang probes (Ventura County, CA): Several people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery and firearm offenses during investigations of gang-related crimes in the Oxnard and Piru areas, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 23, 2009
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Prosser anti-gang group combines outreach, response (Prosser, WA): All it took was a rash of graffiti, and the writing was on the wall. Prosser had a gang problem. Residents, city officials and school district personnel decided to strike back a little more than a year ago by forming an anti-gang task force.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 23, 2009
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

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Portland cops on gang alert during spring break (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau is keeping a close eye on gang activity during spring break following a pair of fights at the Lloyd Center mall.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 23, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Cops battle new hybrid gangs (Washington, DC) : Law enforcement officers from communities unaffected by gangs until the 1980s or early 1990s often find themselves scrambling to obtain training relevant to what are called hybrid youth gangs in the 21st century.
Source: American Daily Review    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.americandailyreview.com/...

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Police use personal touch to address Livermore's growing gang troubles (Livermore, CA): Officer Al Grajeda did one more thing after arresting a teenage gang member for violating his probation. He got on his cell phone and called the kid's mother.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Hampton Roads police forces to combine to fight gangs (Newport News, VA): Police officers from as far away as Virginia Beach would be drafted into gang-busting operations in Newport News as "surge" tactics are used to fight organized crime, according to senior officers.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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One killed, one injured in Watsonville attacks (Watsonville, CA): A 19-year-old Hollister man was shot to death while playing basketball in a residential park in Watsonville on Saturday, the city's second shooting of the day, according to police.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Providence youth groups link up to end violence on their streets (Providence, RI): At a time when gang violence and rumors of gang retribution dominate local teenagers’ conversations on My-Space and Twitter, a group of teenagers has joined together to transform a message of hate into one of hope.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.projo.com/...

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Four charged with gang assault (Ballston Spa, NY): Four people are charged with gang assault in the stabbing of a man on Tuesday, police said Saturday.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 22, 2009
http://www.timesunion.com/...

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Game Over force makes 223 arrests (Brevard County, FL): During its first year, a multi-agency task force led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office made 223 arrests, which officials say put a dent into local gangs such as the Black Flag Mafia, the Gangsta Disciples, the E.G. Boyz and the Cold Side Posse.
Source: Florida Today    Date: March 22, 2009
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Police try to track gang members' changing styles (Los Angeles, CA): As the city of Los Angeles continues to ratchet up its fight against gangs, some gang members are trying to escape the attention of patrolling police officers.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 21, 2009
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/...

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San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti (San Pablo, CA): Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 21, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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North Bay woman stabbed in girl gang fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police today are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old local girl that occurred Thursday afternoon following a fight between four teenage girls at a park in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 20, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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