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Young Guns: Scattershot solutions and six dead teens (Seattle, WA): Common wisdom holds that kids involved with gangs are long gone from school, unseen and vanished into street life. But James, a sophomore at Cleveland High last year, would disagree.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 14, 2008

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New St. Paul police program will keep tabs on violent gang members (St. Paul, MN): The list of targeted individuals goes by the name of 'Bob', which stands for the "baddest of the bunch." The alleged gang members -- ranging in age from 15 to 27 -- landed on the list because of extensive rap sheets, or because they've been linked to violent crimes but were never convicted.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: August 14, 2008

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Belt leads to stabbing of Antioch teen in suspected gang attack (Antioch, CA): A decorative belt may have triggered the stabbing of a 16-year-old in a suspected gang-related attack Tuesday night by five men, who were all arrested, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 13, 2008

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Gang members arrested in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth police have charged four individuals, including three juveniles, for a series of burglaries in the Cradock section of the city.
Source: WVBT FOX 43 News    Date: August 13, 2008

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Young Guns: A new brand of gangster grows up in a killing culture (Seattle, WA): Danger sits in a booth at Denny's, talking about the reason for his name. "I stabbed about three people," he says, his angular face betraying no particular emotion. He mentions it offhandedly, like a kid trying to be modest about something in which he takes great pride.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 13, 2008

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CMS identifies 70 gangs found in schools (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials on Tuesday unveiled what they called their first comprehensive report on gangs, identifying about 70 gangs with 450 members in local schools.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 13, 2008

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Anti-gang measure fought (Los Angeles, CA): Citing recent controversy over fee increases at City Hall, a taxpayer advocate group is urging Angelenos to oppose a parcel tax on the Nov. 4 ballot that would pay for anti-gang prevention programs.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: August 13, 2008

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San Fer limits now permanent (Sylmar, CA) : An injunction targeting one of the San Fernando Valley's oldest and most violent street gangs became permanent Monday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 12, 2008

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Gangs get into identity theft (Los Angeles, CA): Identity theft is soaring in California, and street gangs are angling for a piece of the action. Recent cases point to an interest in identity fraud by organizations as diverse as a Long Beach chapter of the Crips, the Armenian Power gang and the prison-based Mexican Mafia, according to law enforcement officials and fraud experts.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 12, 2008

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Feds kick in $2M to fight gangs (Chicago, IL): The Chicago area is getting $2 million to help fight gangs -- thanks to the feds. Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip, formerly a federal judge in Chicago, announced the funding Monday as part of a national anti-gang initiative.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 12, 2008

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String of Alabama bank robberies carried out by gang (Gadsden, AL): A string of bank robberies in northeast Alabama got the attention of law enforcement agencies surprised by what they said was its source: an east Gadsden gang looking to banks instead of drug deals for funds.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 12, 2008

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Rash of gang graffiti tags appear during weekend (Lakeport, CA): Several locations around Lakeport were hit by a rash of graffiti that officials believe was the result of taggings carried out over the weekend.
Source: Lake County News    Date: August 12, 2008

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Two charged in drug raids were members of Bloods gang (Pemberton Township, NJ): Two men described by police as members of the Bloods street gang were among seven people charged last week during a pair of drug raids in the Browns Mills section of the township.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: August 12, 2008

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Detroit area will get federal anti-gang money (Detroit, MI): The federal government is spending $2 million to pursue gangs in the Detroit area and help convicted members when they leave prison and return home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 11, 2008

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Court injunction ordered against LA gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has issued an order aimed at cracking down on crime from a Los Angeles gang. A permanent court injunction was issued against the San Fer gang on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 11, 2008

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Hartford imposes emergency curfew after shootings (Hartford, CT): Hartford officials said Monday that they will impose a 30-day citywide curfew on everyone under 18 in response to recent violence, including a shooting over the weekend that left one teen dead and six young people wounded.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 11, 2008

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At least five people stabbed in Mt. Angel gang fight (Mount Angel, OR): At least five people were injured after an early morning gang fight in Mt. Angel. The fight started just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 11, 2008

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E.C. man killed in Hammond shooting (Hammond, IL): An East Chicago man was killed late Friday in what police are calling a gang-related, drive-by shooting.
Source: The Times    Date: August 10, 2008

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Police worry rival gangs may be cooperating (New Jersey): It was once a given that members of rival street gangs would not cooperate in their criminal endeavors. In fact, they could be counted on to physically battle someone wearing opposing colors.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 10, 2008

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Gang fight leaves one man behind bars, one in critical condition (Reno, NV): An early morning gang fight sends two men to the hospital and puts one behind bars.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: August 10, 2008

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