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Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.kndo.com/...

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Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 26, 2009
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Fairfield leaders debate concerns about gangs (Fairfield, OH): Councilman Tim Abbott said he was surprised by comments by the mayor and vice mayor about purported gang activity in the city.
Source: Journal-News    Date: January 26, 2009
http://www.journal-news.com/...

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Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 25, 2009
http://hamptonroads.com/...

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A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 25, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Bay City police target graffiti as way to curb gang activity (Bay City, MI): Don Aldrich says he can see the writing on the wall. The Bay City police officer says there are at least five active gangs in Bay City, evidenced by the increasing level of graffiti showing up on city walls, fences and other public surfaces.
Source: The Bay City Times    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

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Police arrest gang member (Florence, SC): Police say they've arrested another person officers say is a member of a violent Florence street gang.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.carolinalive.com/...

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Saltzman says Portland will keep gangs on city's radar (Portland, OR) : Portland police commissioner Dan Saltzman attended today's meeting of the city's Gang Violence Task Force, saying he understands City Hall needs to be more alert to the problem of gang violence. He acknowledged that city officials may have gotten too complacent and kept the issue off their radar in the past.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Cleaning up graffiti (Victorville, CA): Graffiti is a crime that costs cities and businesses hundreds of thousand of dollars every year and some experts believe that it is also a harbinger of more illegal activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Riverside gang injunction applied aggressively to combat recent outbreak in violence on Eastside (Riverside, CA): Police ramped up enforcement of the East Side Riva gang injunction in the last six weeks to combat a spike in violence in that neighborhood, a Riverside police lieutenant said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.pe.com/...

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Immigration: 20% of suspected gangsters arrested last year in O.C. (Santa Ana, CA): Immigration enforcement officials arrested 1,970 suspected gang members last year in the Southern California area as part of an anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced today.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 23, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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More arrests in graffiti incidents (Omaha, NE): Omaha police announced two new arrests Wednesday by anti-gang officers in a string of graffiti incidents.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2009
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Scores of gun-related crimes reported in Modesto in 2008 (Modesto, CA): The number of homicides may have risen in 2008 compared with previous years, but officials say overall violence in the city of Modesto decreased last year.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 22, 2009
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Oklahoma bills take aim at gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): Three House bills would put stiffer penalties on offenders with gang ties.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 22, 2009
http://newsok.com/...

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Latin King collared in stab death of Met singer Maria Donaldi's son (Elmhurst, NY): Cops caught the thug who stabbed the son of a Metropolitan Opera singer in a simmering Queens gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: Daily News    Date: January 22, 2009
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Santa Cruz police ask neighbors to help fight gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): Residents asked police and a representative from the Beach Flats neighborhood Wednesday night what they could do to help combat gang violence in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 22, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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