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36 Chicago area students killed sets record (Chicago, IL): Chicago - busy putting on its best face to garner a 2016 Olympics bid and basking in the afterglow of President Obama's election - has become the nation's most violent city for youths.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: May 13, 2009
http://washingtontimes.com/...

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Anti-gang bill gets 2nd-round approval (Lincoln, NE): State lawmakers cast aside concerns about increased prison costs and gave second-round approval Tuesday to a comprehensive anti-gang violence bill that combines tougher penalties with increased prevention efforts.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.nptelegraph.com/...

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Educators pushed inmate's agenda (Baltimore, MD): Two city educators whose endorsements appear on the back of what federal authorities describe as a gang handbook recommended the leader's teachings to Mayor Sheila Dixon's education liaison.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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Police chief blames gangs for shooting at funeral (Dayton, OH): Homicide detectives believe last week’s slaying outside an apartment complex and Monday’s shooting outside a church sanctuary are related and part of ongoing conflict between “groups.”
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.daytondailynews.com/...

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Brown and Dumanis charge street gang members and associates in Navy Credit Union scam (San Diego, CA): Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis have filed 347 felony charges against dozens of members and associates of a San Diego street gang for stealing more than $500,000 from the Navy Federal Credit Union, using forged checks and an Indian Casino cash machine.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/...

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Springfield police say two men, juvenile assaulted 15-year-old to force him to join gang (Springfield, MA): Springfield police arrested two men and a juvenile late Tuesday night after they repeatedly threatened and assaulted a 15-year-old in an attempt to force him to join their gang.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 13, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Dangerous prison gangs (El Paso County, TX): There's a subculture in the Sun City that is rarely ever seen. Its rituals and members don't thrive under the sun on our city streets, rather, within the confines of steel bars and white walls.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.kvia.com/...

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Siblings injured in stabbings over rival gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Two people involved in a fight at a Sioux Falls apartment that resulted in stabbing injuries for both were siblings with opposing gang affiliations, Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.argusleader.com/...

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Five arrested, $500,000 worth of drugs seized in probe (Paterson, NJ): Five people have been arrested and $500,000 worth of drugs have been seized after a two-month probe into a heroin, cocaine and Ecstasy operation out of Paterson, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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Police presence used as gang deterrent (Park Ridge, IL): The Park Ridge Police Department will assist Cook County Sheriff's Police in their efforts to demonstrate a strong law enforcement presence to gang members of unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: Park Ride Herald-Advocate    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/...

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Reputed Monte Park gang member charged with being accessory to downtown shooting (New Bedford, MA): A reputed Monte Park gang member is charged with being an accessory to a shooting earlier this month near New Bedford District Court and the Hastings Keith Federal Building.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

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Suspected gang members arrested in Delano (Delano, CA): Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang detectives arrested two suspected gang members in Delano, one on suspicion of weapons offenses and parole violations and the other on suspicion of drug offenses.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Gang set fatal fire, police say (Mundelien, IL): A Grayslake family harassed for weeks by gang members moved recently to Mundelein to escape, but a Molotov cocktail tossed through the window of their new home killed a 12-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother and sister, police said Monday as they announced murder charges in the case.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Men charged in Prospect Heights beating (Prospect Heights, IL): Two admitted gang members who Prospect Heights police say spent Saturday night looking for trouble, found it early Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

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Graffiti on rise in large and small cities (Asheville, NC): Graffiti incidents are on the rise in large and small American cities, except New York, cleanup groups reported Tuesday.
Source: United Press International    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.upi.com/...

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'Melee' outside Frogtown bar was a gang fight, police say (St. Paul, MN): At age 10, Tai Yang accidentally shot himself with his father's gun. When he was 15 and a gang member, he shot someone he believed was a rival gang member. Now, at 20, Tai Yang is dead — beaten to death outside a St. Paul bar.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.twincities.com/...

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Potential gang fight averted by police (Corning, CA): Wearing red shirts and yelling, three Corning men were arrested early Friday evening when police broke up a potential fight just moments after the May Madness car cruise came to an end.
Source: Corning Observer    Date: May 12, 2009
http://www.corning-observer.com/...

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Nine arrested in fatal street fight near St. Paul bar (St. Paul, MN): Nine men were arrested Sunday after a man was killed and two others suffered gunshot wounds in what's believed to be a gang-related street fight outside a bar in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood, police said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 11, 2009
http://www.startribune.com/...

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Teen shot at Mother's Day party in Fremont after gang clash (Fremont, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg this weekend at a Mother's Day party after an argument cropped up between the DJ and partygoers when it was learned that the performer was a gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 11, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Third-grade girl slain in gang drive-by (Lancaster, PA): Students and teachers at Lancaster's Ross Elementary School were coping today with the slaying of 9-year-old Ciara Savage, a third-grader who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Mother's Day.
Source: Lancaster New Era    Date: May 11, 2009
http://articles.lancasteronline.com/...

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