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Authorities charge 14 members of Houston drug gang (Houston, TX): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 10 members of a Houston drug gang and are seeking another four for distributing marijuana and cocaine with a street value of up to $40 million.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 21, 2009
http://www.dallasnews.com/...

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Anti-gang funds get support (Salinas, CA): A pair of anti-gang programs will probably get enough county funding to continue their efforts through June amid a flare-up of gang violence that has shaken the county.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 21, 2009
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Reports detail gang-related graffiti in Seattle (Seattle, WA): Police reports released late Tuesday reveal details of two graffiti incidents that officers consider gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 21, 2009
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Gang initiation could be illegal in Neb. (Omaha, NE): A Nebraska lawmaker wants to fight gang activity by making their initiation customs illegal. On Wednesday, state Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha introduced a bill (LB508) in the Legislature that would make it illegal to put someone through gang-initiation procedures that might put them at risk.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: January 21, 2009
http://ap.cjonline.com/...

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Gang violence tied to increase in homicides (Ventura County, CA): The number of homicides in Ventura County increased sharply in 2008 from a record low in 2007 as gang violence increased, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 20, 2009
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Caballero: Focus all forces on gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Gang violence in Salinas has reached the point where it’s time to tap every possible law enforcement resource, Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, said Monday.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 20, 2009
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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Do jobless join gangs? (Denver, CO): A multi-faceted strategy to curb street gangs in Denver is crucial because a rising unemployment rate — which Denver has seen — has historically led to more gang violence, said a former Denver gang member turned community activist.
Source: Denver Daily    Date: January 20, 2009
http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/...

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Springs neighborhood hit with gang graffiti (Sonoma, CA): Some young toughs decided to decorate their neighborhood in the Springs. Unfortunately, they decided to decorate it with criminal street-gang graffiti.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: January 19, 2009
http://www.sonomanews.com/...

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Local shootings appear gang-related (Manatee, FL): Two homes were shot at over the weekend by individuals suspected of gang involvement.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 19, 2009
http://www.bradenton.com/...

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Anti-gang effort to move to Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo resident is elected its interim executive director. Pueblo will be the new home for the National Major Gang Task Force, beginning Feb. 1.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 19, 2009
http://www.chieftain.com/...

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Vallejo student slowly recovering from beating (Vallejo, CA): After being beaten nearly to death in a video-recorded incident at his Vallejo high school, a 17-year-old student and basketball player was recovering slowly Sunday from serious head injuries at a Walnut Creek hospital, one day after doctors were able to remove him from a ventilator.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 19, 2009
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Three gang members charged in Canoga Park killing (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a Latino street gang have been charged in what police describe as the racially motivated killing of a black bowling alley worker last month in Canoga Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Sutter County tagged for anti-gang funds (Sutter County, CA): Sutter County has been named as one of four counties in the state to receive a gang intervention grant from a division of the California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 17, 2009
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Drug bust finds gang ties (Pittsfield, MA): Narcotics officers claim they found weapons, ammunition and enough cocaine to charge an admitted gang member with drug trafficking when they raided his Pittsfield apartment on Thursday night.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 17, 2009
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/...

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Gang member numbers triple (San Jacinto, CA): With the growth of the San Jacinto Valley has come a growth in gangs, both in the number of gangs and the number of gang members.
Source: The Valley Chronicle    Date: January 17, 2009
http://www.thevalleychronicle.com/...

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Hempstead cop injured while arresting gang member (Hempstead, NY): An reputed gang member was arrested on gun charges and for injuring a police officer in Hempstead on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3:41 a.m., Nassau Police say
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 17, 2009
http://www.longislandpress.com/...

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Sixth homicide in week-long gang violence in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police Friday were investigating the sixth gang-related fatal shooting carried out in the city in seven days.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 16, 2009
http://www.ktvu.com/...

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More gang shooting in Portland; one arrested (Portland, OR): A relative of a man slain in gang violence on New Year's Eve has been accused of spraying gunshots at a car in southeast Portland, police say.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 16, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Teen wounded in drive-by shooting (Pueblo, CO): A 16-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning on the East Side for allegedly wearing rival gang clothing, according to Pueblo police.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 16, 2009
http://www.chieftain.com/...

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In San Jose, anti-gang team tries to shut down Sureño-vs.-Norteño violence (San Jose, CA): "This is a traditional Sureño street," says police Sgt. Matt Archer as we cruise into a San Jose neighborhood stacked deep with shoddy two-story apartment buildings.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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