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City has 5,000 gang members; violence could be 'much worse' (Tucson, AZ): There are an estimated 1 million street gang members in the United States and in some communities they commit up to 80 percent of crimes, according to a report by the U.S. Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center released in January.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: February 23, 2009

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Gang problem at Einstein not as bad as some think (Kensington, MD): A panel of experts at Albert Einstein High School last week revealed one very important fact about what parents should know about gangs there: It's not as bad as everyone might think.
Source: The Gazette    Date: February 23, 2009

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Sheriff’s Office mulling whether to take part in gang database (Greenville County, SC): Greenville County sheriff’s deputies are deciding whether they will participate in a new database that could eventually help more than 420 law enforcement agencies across the state share information about gangs, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said today.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: February 23, 2009

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Suburb seeing gang activity (North College Hill, OH): Police here have identified a number of individuals who claim affiliation with an offshoot of the Bloods, a street gang originating in Los Angeles.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: February 23, 2009

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Gangs are growing threat (Loris, SC): That strange kid who always eats lunch alone - the one who everybody picks on -- may be a prime target for gang recruitment. Corp. Darren Alston of the Conway City police Department recently presented Gang Information for Teens at Loris High School.
Source: Loris Scene    Date: February 22, 2009

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Lawmakers mull tougher gang penalties (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska senators debated three proposals on Friday that aim to break up gang activity and increase penalties.
Source: MSNBC    Date: February 22, 2009

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Database will track S.C. gang members (Greenville, SC): SCGangNet, a statewide Web-based gang database, will be unveiled today at a Greenville conference hosted by the South Carolina Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The State    Date: February 22, 2009

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Three teens killed near school (Chicago, IL): A week of gang tensions on the city's Southeast Side ended in a hail of bullets Friday as three Chicago teens died in an attack that included at least one assault rifle, according to police and witnesses.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 21, 2009

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New gang task force forming (San Bernardino, CA): Until now, battling gangs and drugs on the west end of San Bernardino County has been coordinated from San Bernardino. Starting Monday, that's changing.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 21, 2009

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Anderson authorities turn attention to gang crimes (Anderson, SC): The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and city of Anderson police will team up to create a joint gang task force that will share information every day, according to officials.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: February 21, 2009

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10 foreign-born gang members arrested in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested Charlotte, NC, Wednesday following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement led operation, according to reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Liaison Committee.
Source: Examiner    Date: February 20, 2009

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Auburn Fight involves 25, gang link suspected (Auburn, CA): A large fight between two reported street gangs started with gunfire and ended with one arrest and five people injured in north Auburn Wednesday night.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today    Date: February 20, 2009

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FBI joins fight against Northside suburban gangs (Cherokee County, GA): Gangs in Forsyth and Cherokee counties will soon be facing a triple threat from two sheriff’s offices and the FBI. The three agencies are teaming up to combat the growing threat of gangs in these two suburban counties, Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 20, 2009

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72 arrested in gang sweep in Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL): Authorities rounded up 72 people on Thursday who are believed to be involved in gangs. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office held a news conference announcing the sweep and posting the 72 suspects' mug shots on a wall for reporters.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 20, 2009

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Gang-related stabbing lands five in custody, victims included (Simi Valley, CA): Three Simi Valley residents are being held in custody on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang stemming from a confrontation that occurred Tues., Feb. 10 outside a home in Simi Valley.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: February 20, 2009

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Court upholds gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): Two times this month, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth has upheld elements related to criminal convictions stemming from violations of the first gang injunction the city and county took on.
Source: Times Record News    Date: February 20, 2009

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Six reputed gang members of Bayview gang added to city's gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco Superior Court judge has agreed to add six suspected members of a Bayview criminal street gang to one of the city's civil gang injunctions, according to city attorneys.
Source: KPIX CBS 5     Date: February 19, 2009

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Pocono teens charged in murder part of Juggalo gang known for violent rap (Pocono, PA): Between the clown face paint and the goofy name, Juggalos aren't always taken seriously. But the Monroe County Gang Task Force considers some Juggalos a dangerous and growing gang.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: February 19, 2009

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Jail gang unit impacts community prevention (Larimer County, CO): A Larimer County Sheriff's Office effort is helping the agency collect information on area gangs. The Detention Center Gang Unit gathers intelligence - based on behavior and identifying marks such as tattoos - about known or potential gang members who pass through the county jail.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: February 19, 2009

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Portland steers anti-gang money to streets (Portland, OR): In a rare move, Portland's new police commissioner is terminating grants for six youth outreach agencies four months early and redirecting the remaining $120,000 to support eight to 10 street-based gang outreach workers.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 19, 2009

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