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Drug sweep targeted the notorious 31 Gang (Buffalo, NY): When 300 cops hit the streets of Buffalo early Thursday morning, they knew they were going after suspected members of a dangerous drug gang, some of whom could be armed and violent.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 27, 2009
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

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Gang crackdown in Mesa snares 129, 3 in homicides (Mesa, AZ): Authorities arrested three homicide suspects, including two gang members, in a three-week Mesa gang sweep that snared 129 arrests.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 27, 2009
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Chicago schools chief wants kids safe from crossing gang turf (Chicago, IL): Following the latest wave of student killings, the new Chicago schools chief told aldermen Thursday the district will evaluate the role gang turf boundaries play in escalating violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 27, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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A dozen students arrested at Mesa schools in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): A dozen students between the ages of 13 and 16 were arrested on Mesa school campuses as part of a crime sweep that also netted three homicide suspects and dozens of other suspected gang members, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 26, 2009
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Hispanic gang fight breaks out at Walla Walla prison (Walla Walla, WA): Thirty prisoners fought each other at the Washington state Penitentiary's new West Complex for gang members.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 26, 2009
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Illegals targeted sheriff as gang initiation (Washington, DC): The attempted assassination of a South Carolina deputy sheriff was a gang initiation carried out by three illegal immigrants including a 15-year-old boy who was supposed to "kill a cop" in order to be admitted as a member, according to a confidential Department of Homeland Security advisory.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: February 26, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/...

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West Texas gang indicted on drugs, weapons charges (Lubbock, TX): Seventeen members of a gang, who authorities say committed gang-related killings in West Texas, face drugs and weapons charges, according to an 11-count indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 26, 2009
http://www.chron.com/...

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New study shows need for improved data on youth gang violence and guns in California (Washington, DC): "The issue of youth gang violence and firearms is defined far more by what is not known, than what is known," according to a new 57-page study released today by the Violence Policy Center.
Source: PRNewswire    Date: February 26, 2009
http://news.prnewswire.com/...

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L.A. gang-prevention plan to target youngest (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles would pump millions of dollars into the training and oversight of anti-gang groups to sway at-risk kids from joining street gangs in violent neighborhoods, the city's anti-gang czar proposed Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 25, 2009
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Community efforts hope to end gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police say gang violence shattered a west Las Vegas neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Source: MSNBC KVBC    Date: February 25, 2009
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

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CAN looks at gangs (Cleveland, TN): Gang awareness was the topic at the Community Action Network meeting Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: February 25, 2009
http://www.clevelandbanner.com/...

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Dallas police raid Red Bird apartment complex in anti-gang operation (Dallas, TX): A fast-growing, violent Dallas gang has turned the Bella Vista Apartments in Red Bird into its base of operations, Dallas police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 25, 2009
http://www.dallasnews.com/...

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15 face federal charges on drug, gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Fifteen people in Charlotte have been indicted on federal drug charges that say the defendants are connected to the Bloods street gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 25, 2009
http://www.newsobserver.com/...

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Sunnyside police plan gang reduction initiative (Suunyside, WA): Gangs are a growing problem in Sunnyside and police officials are saying enough is enough. Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck is calling on individuals, groups and community partners to support the Sunnyside Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: February 24, 2009
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

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Street gang members rounded up in bust (Denver, CO): Eight people were arrested Tuesday morning as part of a three-year investigation into what prosecutors call one of the most notorious street gangs in the country.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: February 24, 2009
http://www.9news.com/...

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Feds bust Jackson street gang that distributed crack cocaine in Washtenaw County, ATF says (Ann Arbor, MI): Federal authorities say the arrests of several members of a Jackson street gang could cut down on the amount of crack cocaine being distributed in Washtenaw County.
Source: The Ann Arbor News    Date: February 24, 2009
http://www.mlive.com/...

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Suspect found in Las Plumas student attack (Oroville, CA): A masked juvenile who allegedly entered a Las Plumas High School classroom last week and attacked a student has been arrested and is in custody at Butte County Juvenile Hall.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: February 24, 2009
http://www.orovillemr.com/...

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Girl hospitalized in what police say was gang-related stabbing (Portland, OR): A stabbing that sent a girl to the hospital Tuesday evening was gang related, according to police.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 24, 2009
http://www.katu.com/...

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17-year-old boy fatally shot on Los Angeles bus (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed as he was getting of a city bus in South Los Angeles.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 23, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Graffiti incident an Aurora was gang related (Seattle, WA): A graffiti incident in which four juveniles were arrested Thursday on Aurora Avenue North was connected to a street gang, according to a police report released Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 23, 2009
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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