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Gangs linked to mall shooting (Montgomery County, MD): Holiday shopping was put on temporary hold at a Macy's Department Store last week as a shooting, which police believe is gang-related, took place at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Wheaton just two days before Christmas.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: December 31, 2008
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Two arrested in Fresno shootings (Fresno, CA): Two people who police say opened fire on a 13-year-old girl on Christmas Eve were arrested by Fresno SWAT officers Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 31, 2008
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Five Albany teens charged in gang-related shootings (Albany, GA): Albany police say five young males are in custody each charged for their roles in two shootings Saturday night.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: December 31, 2008
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/...

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1000 plus arrested in gangs & guns operation (Fresno, CA): After 3 weeks, Fresno Police Department's crime suppression effort, "Operation Gangs and Guns" has resulted in more than 1000 arrests.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: December 30, 2008
http://www.ksee24.com/...

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Police identify larger number of gang members in Southcentral (Anchorage, AK): Documented gangs in Anchorage continue to swell, even as anti-gang officials pledged Monday to continue their 2-year-old effort to combat youth violence in Southcentral Alaska.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: December 30, 2008
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Aurora murders at lowest level since 1987 (Aurora, IL): When FBI supervisor Paul Bock came to the western suburbs in the 1990s, Aurora had a murder rate three times the national average.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 30, 2008
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Injunction to restrict Temple Street Gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A preliminary injunction restricting the activities of Temple Street gang members was granted Tuesday by a judge.
Source: CBS2 News    Date: December 30, 2008
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San Jose task force wins credit in cops' fight against gang crime (San Jose, CA): When police in the spring busted "Shorty" Sanchez and other men they identified as leaders and soldiers of one of San Jose's most powerful and violent street gangs, law enforcement felt they had taken off the street major players in the city's troubling trend of rising gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 30, 2008
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City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 30, 2008
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

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Five arrested after posting fight on YouTube (Ogden, UT): Ogden police arrested three juveniles and two adults accused of beating an Ogden teenager. Detectives had little to go on until the attackers broadcasted the crime on YouTube.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: December 30, 2008
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Gang sweep nets 65 arrests (Modesto, CA): Local law enforcement agencies teamed up in December and arrested 65 people, most in connection with felonies and some who might have been involved in a recent attempted homicide, in a sweep aimed at suppressing gang activities in and around Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: December 29, 2008
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Gangs in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): This is a three-part series examining increasing gang activity in Doña Ana County. Whether it's a wall tagged with graffiti, a home break-in or a drive-by shooting, gang crime plays out in some form every day in this county. We'll look closely at the scope of the gang problem here, the roots of gang affiliation and programs to help avoid — and escape — a life of crime.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: December 29, 2008
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

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Lawmaker back with anti-gang initiatives (Lincoln, NE): So far this year, Omaha has recorded 43 homicides, and many of the slayings have been gang-related. The city had 42 homicides in 2007.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 29, 2008
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Town to get tougher on gang graffiti? (Culpeper, VA): After tolerating big city gang markings on a utility building within eyesight of the Yowell Meadow Skate Park for months this summer, the town of Culpeper could now take the hard line on gang graffiti.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent    Date: December 29, 2008
http://www.starexponent.com/...

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Idaho's gang law: Gang-busting or profiling? (Caldwell, ID): A young man in a dark blue hoodie cuts down a Caldwell alley, glancing behind him as a white sedan glides onto the gravel.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: December 28, 2008
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Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 28, 2008
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Salem area tackles gang problems (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: December 28, 2008
http://www.kgw.com/...

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Deadly gang warfare plays out on Sacramento streets (Sacramento, CA): In a city where splintering gang structures have made old rivalries less relevant, one persistent and deadly rift has produced three high-profile Sacramento homicide cases in the past three years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 28, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Gang shootings wound two 17-year-olds in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Separate gang-related shootings early Saturday left a 17-year-old San Leandro boy and a 17-year-old Oakland girl in critical condition, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 27, 2008
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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L.A. Bridges program will end (Los Angeles, CA): The L.A. Bridges program, which has housed the bulk of Los Angeles' anti-gang programs for a decade, will go out of business for good on Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: December 27, 2008
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