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Youth anti-gang initiative offers new chance (Seattle, WA): Walking as a pack down Rainier Avenue earlier this week, a dozen African-American youths paused at bus stops, beauty salons and minimarkets - even shiny cars stopped in traffic - to pass out fliers and invite other street-wise kids to join them.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 25, 2008

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Latino-vs.-black violence drives hate crimes in L.A. County to five-year high (Los Angeles County, CA): Hate crimes in Los Angeles County rose to their highest level in five years last year, led by attacks between Latinos and blacks, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2008

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Greenville police hoping state legislation will help fight gang activity (Greenville, SC): Local law enforcement agencies and state legislators are hoping that two bills passed by the General Assembly this session will provide the strength police need to fight gang activity and rescue youth from a hard life on the streets.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 25, 2008

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Bloods sets could turn West Ward into bloodbath (Trenton, NJ): For the second time in two months, police are on high alert over the possibility of an erupting gang war.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: July 25, 2008

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MySpace making it easier to join gangs (Philadelphia, PA): The act of getting initiated into the Erie Avenue Mob is probably not easy — or possible for law-abiding people.
Source: Metro    Date: July 25, 2008

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Teen arrested in Porterville for tagging (Porterville, CA): Porterville police Thursday morning arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of spreading gang graffiti in their city.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 25, 2008

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Cheyenne Frontier Days cracks down on gang culture (Cheyenne, WY): In an effort to prevent fights between rival gangs, local police and staff at Cheyenne Frontier Days do not allow gang paraphernalia into the ticketed areas of the rodeo and carnival.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: July 24, 2008

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8-year-old girl latest child victim of LA gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A grief-stricken family mourned the latest child victim of Los Angeles gang violence Thursday as officials vowed to bring to justice whoever killed the 8-year-old girl when they opened fire on a crowd.
Source: Examiner    Date: July 24, 2008

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38 arrested, guns seized in South L.A. gang sweeps (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local lawenforcement officials arrested 38 gang members and confiscated dozens of weapons in South Los Angeles this week, culminating two separate investigations stemming from an upsurge in violence in the Baldwin Village neighborhood earlier this year, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 24, 2008

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Graffiti referencing MS-13 gang scrawled across a dozen Mt. Pocono buildings (Mount Pocono, PA): Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating graffiti left at more than a dozen locations in Mount Pocono that may be connected to the street gang MS-13.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: July 24, 2008

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'Supreme Inca' gang leader convicted (Chicago, IL): He lived with his mom, but Fernando "Ace" King was the "Supreme Inca" of the Latin Kings, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 23, 2008

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Harbor Gateway gangs hit with injunction (Los Angeles, CA): A Superior Court judge has slapped a permanent injunction on two gangs responsible for shootings, killings and other crimes that have terrorized residents of Harbor Gateway for years, officials said Wednesday. What a gang injunction does
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: July 23, 2008

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Sacramento city leaders approve gang tax (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento city leaders have approved a measure to raise taxes to fight gangs.
Source: CBS 13 News    Date: July 23, 2008

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Teen stabbed at Sonoma County Fair (Sonoma County, CA): A 13-year-old boy was stabbed at the Sonoma County Fair in what Santa Rosa police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2008

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'Gang-related' Heights stabbing of man, 19 (Jersey City, NJ): A 19-year-old man was punched and stabbed several times in the Jersey City Heights Monday in what reports indicate was a gang-related incident.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: July 23, 2008

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Three more are injured in west-side shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Despite several community meetings and calls late last week to curb gang violence in the Glendale area, another shooting incident was reported in the neighboring community of Poplar Grove early Saturday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 22, 2008

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Dozens arrested in immigration sweep face deportation or criminal charges (San Diego, CA): More than 80 foreign nationals arrested in a recent multi-agency operation in San Diego County face federal and state criminal charges or deportation, federal officials said Tuesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 22, 2008

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Monrovia seeking to restrict gangs (Monrovia, CA): City and police officials are pursuing yet another avenue to prevent gang activity - an injunction to restrict the activities of gang members.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 22, 2008

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Gangs fight by fair (Merced County, CA): Three men are in custody following a fight near the Merced County Fair that police say was gang-related. Police say all three suspects participated in the stabbing of an 18-year-old male Merced resident, who had to be flown to a Modesto hospital because of his injuries.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 21, 2008

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Orem task force strives to curb gang activity (Orem, UT): Since creating a gang task force in Orem in June, officers have identified 35 new gang members, made 95 arrests and talked with nearly 700 individuals, some of whom are suspected gang members.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 21, 2008

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