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Aggressive stance against gangs pays off, police say (Hampton, VA): Hampton is charging an increasing number of criminal suspects with gang membership as the city leads the way in enforcing state anti-gang legislation.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 21, 2008

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Gang members arrested in NYC sting (New York City, NY): The former head of a notorious street gang that peddled more than $100,000 worth of drugs out of a Staten Island housing project was among three suspects arrested after an eight-month undercover sting, police said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 21, 2008

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Two teens hurt in gang-related brawl near Des Plaines (Des Plaines, IL): Two teenagers were injured in a gang-related brawl in the parking lot of an apartment complex in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines, sheriff's police said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 20, 2008

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Suspected West Oakland gang member slain in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): A reputed member of West Oakland's Acorn drug gang died early Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained Tuesday night in East Oakland, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: August 20, 2008

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New injunction sets precedent (San Bernardino, CA): A new gang injunction filed in the City of Colton set precedent by being the first to request “banishment,” of a particular gang, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 19, 2008

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Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member (Yuma, AZ): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang, who previously was arrested as a murder suspect, is back in custody after being arrested near Yuma by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 19, 2008

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Teen gang members caught spraying graffiti (Burlington, NC): Two teenagers, allegedly members of a female street gang, and an unidentified juvenile were arrested and charged Monday after authorities said they spotted them spraying gang graffiti on a county building.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: August 19, 2008

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High Point OKs graffiti ordinance (High Point, NC): At the urging of the city's police, the High Point City Council passed a new graffiti ordinance Monday night. The ordinance, a requirement of an anti-gang grant from the Governor's Crime Commission , makes those defacing property liable for its cleanup and any damages.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 19, 2008

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Football player attacked for wearing wrong colors (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake teenager on his way home from football practice was attacked for wearing his team's color Tuesday, police said. The 14-year-old was walking near 700 North and 1200 West just before 9 p.m. when he was beaten by men who questioned the boy's gang affiliation, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Fred Ross.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 19, 2008

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Police nab 7 after possible gang-related assault (Kennewick, WA): Seven people were arrested after a possible gang-related fight between occupants in a red Cadillac and those in a black Cadillac, Kennewick police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 18, 2008

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Sweep nets 42 immigrants accused of being gang members (Salt Lake City, UT): Immigration agents in Salt Lake City say they arrested 42 foreign nationals who are suspected of belonging to a gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 18, 2008

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At inner-city LA high, nearly 6 in 10 drop out (Los Angeles, CA): Amid the verdant lawn and leafy trees of the tidy Jefferson Senior High School campus, a police officer patrols the grounds and a sign warns that guns are illegal.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 18, 2008

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Tackling King County's growing gang problem (Seattle, WA): Signs are all around that the problem of street gangs in Western Washington is increasing. If you don't think it's happening around you, think again. The rising cost of living is pushing families into new neighborhoods. Some are bringing their gang ties with them.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: August 18, 2008

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Morris annouces major gang, drug takedown (Morris County, NJ): Eleven people, many with ties to the Latin Kings and Neta gangs, have been charged in connection with a major drug trafficking network in Morris County, authorities said today.
Source: Daily Record    Date: August 18, 2008

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Officials hold gang violence conference (Durham, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officials from across the state are meeting this week to talk about gang-related violence. The meeting is part of the 2008 gangs across the Carolinas training
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: August 18, 2008

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St. Paul / Police list of 'baddest' gang members is controversial (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police are keeping a close eye on 60 men considered responsible for most gang-related violence in the state's capital city.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 17, 2008

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As S.B. County seeks to curb Rialto gang activity, injunctions' effectiveness considered (Rialto, CA): Their tattoos, their monikers, their arrests and their associates are laid out over 90 pages of hairline detail. South Side Rialto is the target of the San Bernardino County district attorney's first proposed gang injunction, an increasingly popular legal tactic to restrict activities of identified members of a street gang within certain neighborhoods, sometimes called safety zones.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: August 17, 2008

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Gang shootings in Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): A busy Fairbanks street got caught in the crossfire of feuding gang members Friday.
Source: KTUU 2 News    Date: August 16, 2008

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Leaders team up to thwart gang violence (Grand Rapids, MI): "This is how you throw it up," said Johann McKinney, his fingers forming a symbol to represent the Conservative Vice Lords. Moments earlier, the 13-year-old Grand Rapids boy sat inside Madison Square Church, part of a panel discussion to conclude a recent workshop on gang intervention.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: August 16, 2008

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More than 100 arrested in gang roundup (Toledo, OH): A gang roundup held this week netted more than 100 arrests and led to the confiscation of drugs and weapons, Toledo authorities said Saturday.
Source: The Blade    Date: August 16, 2008

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