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A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 6, 2009

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WA gang member prison inmate population (Yakima, WA): A new report says some 3,200 gang members now reside in Washington state prisons, accounting for 18 percent of the state's prison population.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: January 5, 2009

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Redwood City teen fatally stabbed in street attack (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police are hoping any possible witnesses will provide information after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a gang-related incident over the weekend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 5, 2009

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Couple recognized for efforts to combat gang activity (Loudonville, OH): In the 50s musical, "West Side Story," it was the Jets and the Sharks, warring for control of their turf in Manhattan.
Source: Ashland Times-Gazette    Date: January 5, 2009

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Corrections can do more to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Efforts to combat gang activity have ramped up with gang crime across the state in recent years. State lawmakers took notice of the problem last year, approving $750,000 to help law enforcement agencies target gangs and combat graffiti.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 5, 2009

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SF gang unit makes hundreds of arrests (Sioux Falls, SD): In April 2007, the Sioux Falls Police Department started a street crimes unit as a pilot project. But, that pilot project has turned into a unit that's full-time job is keeping tabs on the hundreds of gang members in Sioux Falls.
Source: KELOLAND TV    Date: January 5, 2009

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Fugitive Latin Kings leader captured in Mexico (Chicago, IL): A leader of Chicago’s Latin Kings street gang, the subject of an international manhunt after fleeing the area following a massive investigation into the gang’s leadership in September, has been arrested in Mexico.
Source: SouthtownStar    Date: January 5, 2009

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Man stabbed to death in Santa Cruz's first homicide of the year (Santa Cruz, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Cruz man was stabbed to death Friday night when an argument on a bus led to a fight on the street on Soquel Avenue near Frederick Street, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 4, 2009

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Raleigh killings up 48% in '08 (Raleigh, NC): The number of homicides in Raleigh last year reached 34, a sharp increase from the 2007 total of 23. It was the city's highest number in records that date back to 1970. The previous high was 31 deaths in 1994.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 3, 2009

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15 arrests made in gang sweeps (Tulare County, CA): Two days of gang sweeps in Cutler, Orosi, Visalia, Goshen, New London and Traver led to 15 arrests over the New Year's holiday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 3, 2009

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Cinti. police arrest gang members as young as 11 (Cincinnati, OH): 2008 was a bad year for gangs in Cincinnati. A ring known as "The Northside Taliband" was targeted by Cincinnati police in November.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: January 3, 2009

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Breaking up gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): On Monday, Sioux Falls Police officers will update City Council members with the latest information on gangs in Sioux Falls.
Source: KSFY News    Date: January 3, 2009

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Couple says 10 gang members broke into their Northeast Austin home (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested one man in a home burglary in which police believe he and nine other gang members attempted to rob a Northeast Austin house early New Year’s Day.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: January 2, 2009

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Two dead in Gresham shootings (Gresham, OR): A teenager was arrested following a gang-related shooting spree that left two 18-year-olds dead on New Year's Eve, Gresham police said early today.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 2, 2009

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Gang member guilty of flashing signs with Santa (Orange, CA): A gang member who flashed hand signs while posing for a picture with Santa Claus pleaded guilty today to violating a gang injunction and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 2, 2009

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Double homicide linked to gangs (Newport News, VA): Police believe two teenagers shot to death in southeast Newport News on Tuesday night were slain in a gang fight.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 1, 2009

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28 homicides last year in Seattle; 9 tied to gangs (Seattle, WA): The stack of pictures that covered the kitchen table when reporters came to ask about the shooting death of Allen Joplin has been put away.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 1, 2009

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Several Bulldog gang members arrested (Fresno, CA) : Several Bulldog gang members are behind bars morning after a bust inside a Fresno home. Police received an anonymous tip saying a wanted gang member was inside a home near Willow and Church in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: December 31, 2008

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Dyer touts success of sweep on gangs (Fresno, CA): An intense three-week campaign targeting gangs and guns has succeeded in curbing violence and pulling firearms off the streets, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 31, 2008

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Tulare County stepped up its gang-fighting efforts in 2008 (Tulare County, CA): In 2007, law enforcement, local government, businesspeople, civic groups and individuals began coming up with new ways to fight Tulare County's gang problem.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 31, 2008

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