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'Brazen' attacks can be sign of gangs (Nashville, TN): A shooting at a high school graduation may be shocking to the public, but in the gang world gun-wielding violence at high-profile events is not uncommon, says a community activist and former gang member.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 20, 2009
http://www.tennessean.com/...

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A new approach to gang violence includes a multiple-choice test (Los Angeles, CA): In more than 40 years of studying this city's street gangs as a social psychologist, Malcolm Klein says his home was burglarized nine times.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: May 20, 2009
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Cohoes concerned about gangs (Cohoes, NY): While city officials dismissed rumors that a recent assault was part of a gang initiation, they acknowledged that gang members did live within the city limits and encouraged residents to call with any complaints.
Source: The Record    Date: May 20, 2009
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Gangs, violence still plague Ohio youth prisons (Columbus, OH): Guards have used unauthorized restraints and young inmates have frequently attacked officers — and one another — in the year after the state settled a federal lawsuit that alleged widespread problems in the youth prison system, records show.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 20, 2009
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Salt Lake police to reclassify gang crimes (Salt Lake City, UT): In an effort to get a better handle on what gang members in Salt Lake City are doing, and to subsequently develop a better response with proper prevention and intervention programs, police are changing how they classify what constitutes a gang crime.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 20, 2009
http://www.deseretnews.com/...

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South Fairbanks drive-by is linked to gang violence (Fairbanks, AK): A drive-by shooting on Fairbanks’ south side during the weekend is related to an ongoing conflict between rival street gangs, according to Fairbanks police.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: May 19, 2009
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Gangs rampant inside NJ prisons (Trenton, NJ): The notorious Bloods street gang runs rampant inside New Jersey prisons, with members smuggling in drugs and cell phones, demanding money to protect other prisoners and recruiting new members, a new report shows.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: May 19, 2009
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Gang activity down, Oxnard police say (Oxnard, CA): Gang violence in Oxnard has dropped sharply since police officers and activists ramped up anti-gang efforts in response to a wave of bloodshed in January, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 19, 2009
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Area police want anti-gang education program in schools (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville police want to launch an anti-gang program in the school system intended to reach children before peer pressure does.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 19, 2009
http://www.gainesville.com/...

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Students excel in gang-prevention program (Mooresville, NC): Nathalie Mendoza couldn't quite find the words to describe what she's learned in a gang prevention program at school.
Source: Mooresville Tribune    Date: May 19, 2009
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Barrow authorities target gang activity (Winder, GA): Barrow County authorities have nabbed a member of a criminal street gang as they step up efforts to curb gang activity in the area.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: May 19, 2009
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Fifteen gang members arrested (Merced, CA): Fifteen members of the Merced Gangster Crips, a local street gang, were busted on conspiracy, weapons and drug charges Monday. The arrests capped a five-month investigation spearheaded by the Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 19, 2009
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Texas drug cell trains on own ranch (Houston, TX)): The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to "neutralize" competitors in the United States.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 19, 2009
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Yakima gang member shot to death (Yakima, WA): Police say a gang member wounded in a shooting in Yakima has died of his injuries.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 19, 2009
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Gang violence getting bolder (Dayton, OH): Raymond "Byrd" McDaniel’s body had just left the church when a gunman dressed in black fired one shot from across Germantown Street at relatives headed to a cemetery.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 18, 2009
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Gang issue still focused on youth (Seattle, WA): When a car full of alleged Central District gang members rolled to Rainier Avenue South for a drive-by last month, police say, it was a 16-year-old who fired the handgun, trying to hit someone he thought had shot at him hours before.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 18, 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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Man stabbed twice in gang-related fight in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): On Saturday Police responded to reports of a 21- year-old who had been stabbed on the 300 blk. of 2nd Street. According to witness statements, it appeared the stabbing stemmed from a verbal dispute between the victim and rival gang members.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 18, 2009
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Five in Taliband gang sent to prison (Cincinnati, OH): Five members of a criminal gang that terrorized Northside were convicted Monday and sent to prison. Each of the five was convicted of participating in a criminal gang and drug charges.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: May 18, 2009
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Man injured in apparent gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A shooting that police believe was gang-related left an 18-year-old man in serious to critical condition over the weekend.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 18, 2009
http://www.deseretnews.com/...

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Recent vandalism sparks concern (Fort Collins, CO): A west Fort Collins neighborhood was the victim of what officials call a typical yearly increase in graffiti or "tagging."
Source: Fort Collins Coloradoan    Date: May 18, 2009
http://www.coloradoan.com/...

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