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Gang crackdown in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): District Attorney Ed Jagels announced 85% of gang leaders or "shot callers" have been arrested or are in sight to be caught by Bakersfield police.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: April 23, 2009

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Bust four young thugs in holdup (Jersey City, NJ): Four 12-to 14-year-old Jersey City boys have been charged with using a fake gun in an attempted robbery of a 13-year-old who was walking home from school Tuesday evening.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 23, 2009

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DA says 85 percent of 'shot callers' are off the streets (Bakersfield, CA): An anti-gang program announced last summer has been "very successful" with 85 percent of the 105 shot callers either in custody, dead, moved out of state or the subject of warrants and pending cases, District Attorney Ed Jagels said Thursday at a news conference.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 23, 2009

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New anti-gang campaign launched in the South Bay (San Jose, CA): Their message about gangs was direct and a little edgy. Top law enforcement leaders and politicians in Silicon Valley on Thursday stood in front of a billboard with a cemetery as the background and a sign that read: "Gangs have a special place for your kids. We can help."
Source: The Mercury News    Date: April 23, 2009

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DA's office wants new unit focused on fighting gangs (York, PA): The York County District Attorney's Office is proposing a new eight-person unit dedicated solely to fighting gang activity in York County.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: April 23, 2009

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Two dozen Mexican Mafia and other gangs and associates arrested on federal narcotic violations today (San Fernando, CA): According to Salvador Hernandez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles said two dozen individuals associated with the Mexican Mafia and other Hispanic street gangs were charged federally for their roles in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: American Chronicle    Date: April 23, 2009

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St. Paul makes case to ban gang (St. Paul, MN): The city of St. Paul will go to court today and attempt to make its case to sue the Sureño 13 street gang and ban 10 of its members from associating with one another inside a designated area of the city's West Side during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 23, 2009

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FBI operation nabs gang members (Houston, TX): Operation Lunar Eclipse is in effect. Federal authorities are trying to put the lights out on a gang of dangerous thugs they say are responsible for trafficking drugs and firearms to help support their buddies in prison.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: April 23, 2009

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Gangs, meth continue to plague Georgia youth (Douglas County, GA): With methamphetamine use and gang activity on the rise, UWG's CAPE and SGA sponsored "Meth and Gangs," a speech delivered by Jesse Hambrick Jr. with the Douglas County Sheriff's office. A group of 30 students sat down in the lower level of the Z-6 to listen to the presentation.
Source: The West Georgian    Date: April 22, 2009

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Teenager is shot at Childs Park Recreation Center (St. Petersburg, FL): A 16-year-old was shot Tuesday night during an argument at the Childs Park Recreation Center.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: April 22, 2009

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Police seek gang member accused of having son tattooed (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are looking for a man they describe as a Bulldog gang member who they say held down his 7-year-old son while another gang member allegedly tattooed a gang insignia - a dog paw - on the boy's stomach.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 22, 2009

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Five Tallassee students charged with threats (Tallassee, AL): Five Tallassee High School students have been charged with making threats against other students, according to the Tallassee Police Department.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: April 21, 2009

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Police, east-side residents battle graffiti (Des Moines, IA): Neighborhood awareness and a new graffiti camera are tools the Fairground neighborhood hopes will help keep spray-painting vandals off their streets.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: April 21, 2009

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Hammer hits mark with 10 more arrests (Yuba County, CA): Operation Hammer, an undercover operation aimed at drugs, guns and gangs, has nailed 10 more suspects, bringing the total to 18, a drug enforcement official said Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 21, 2009

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Suburban immigration sting nets 17 arrests (Aurora, IL): Five Aurorans were among 17 people arrested last week in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suburban sting operation.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: April 21, 2009

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Allentown to get federal grant to fight gangs (Allentown, PA): Allentown will receive $200,000 in federal funding to continue anti-gang initiatives, Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: April 21, 2009

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Gang members tied to shootings (Walterboro, SC): Gang members are responsible for the last two Colleton County shootings, Sheriff George Malone said Monday.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: April 21, 2009

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Gang-style graffiti found in several locations in Willows (Willows, CA): Taggers were active in this Glenn County community last weekend, hitting at least six locations with gang-style graffiti.
Source: Enterprise Record    Date: April 21, 2009

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Girl, 14, stabbed in head during gang fight (Seattle, WA): A 14-year-old girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Saturday after being stabbed in the head by another girl during a fight involving a juvenile street gang, according to Seattle police.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 21, 2009

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Deputy DA warns parents that gangs can take the place of family ties (Corona, CA): Kids getting involved in gangs is both preventable and correctable, Senior Deputy District Attorney Gerry Lopez told parents in Corona.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 21, 2009

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