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State's anti-gang czar visits Salinas (Salinas, CA): California's newly appointed anti-gang czar Paul Seave has been on the job for three months, and Wednesday he was in east Salinas, an area marred by a reputation for street violence.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: December 14, 2007

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Deputies arrest gang members in Newhall (Newhall, CA) : Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested eight suspected gang members Wednesday afternoon at the Alliance Gas Station at San Fernando Road and 2nd Street in Newhall.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: December 14, 2007

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Gang bust could aid troubled area of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): The large-scale takedown yesterday of a violent gang that dealt crack-cocaine in northern Brooklyn could be another positive step in the police department's battle to reduce the area's murder rate.
Source: The New York Sun    Date: December 14, 2007

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Feds bust gang drug traffickers (Lawton, OK): One of the biggest drug dealers in Southwestern Oklahoma is behind bars Friday following a drug sweep that spanned from Oklahoma City to Altus.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: December 14, 2007

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Judge rejects challenge to injunction on street gang (Vista, CA): A Superior Court judge on Friday rejected challenges to an injunction imposed on a San Marcos street gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 14, 2007

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"Gang" activity worries police (Milford, NH): Kids playing gangster are raising eyebrows and concerns for the Milford Police Department and Chief Fred Douglas said the community has to come together quickly to address the growing problem.
Source: The Milford Register    Date: December 13, 2007

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Police link 99 shooting to gangs (Fresno, CA): A shooting Wednesday night on Highway 99 in Fresno was gang-related, with the victims identified as associates of a Merced County Asian gang, police said Thursday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 13, 2007

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UCR study: Less liquor outlets in gang-infested areas could result in less violence (Riverside, CA): Fewer liquor outlets in gang-infested neighborhoods could result in less violence, according to a new study authored by a UC Riverside sociology professor and two graduate students.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 13, 2007

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Gang expert talks about new law (Albany, GA): A metro Atlanta gang expert praised a new law that is allowing prosecutors throughout Georgia to bring justice to gang members.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: December 13, 2007

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21 to be deported in suburban sweep (Chicago, IL): Federal agents working with police in Carpentersville and other northwest suburbs arrested 21 Mexican immigrants for deportation in an ongoing national sweep targeting members of transnational gangs, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 12, 2007

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GPS gang tracking bracelet leads to LAPD drive-by arrest (Los Angeles, CA): Moments after a young woman was killed in a drive-by shooting, police were able to track down several suspects by homing in on a gang member who was wearing a Global Position Satellite tracking bracelet, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 12, 2007

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Two stabbed in N. Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): Police are investigating the possibility that a fatal stabbing in North Raleigh on Monday was gang-related. Two men were stabbed about 3 p.m. near East Millbrook Road and Walenda Drive, police said.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: December 12, 2007

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Mara Salvatrucha gang member caught in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha caught in El Paso was among a dozen members of the violent trans-national street gang stopped during law enforcement operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas governor's office said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2007

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Restriction on alleged gang members assailed at City Hall hearing (San Francisco, CA): Court-approved restrictions on the ability of suspected gang members to gather in three parts of San Francisco were assailed by civil rights activists and some residents from those neighborhoods at a City Hall hearing Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 11, 2007

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Police drawing heat for Bayview gang-injunction arrest (San Francisco, CA): A Thanksgiving Day arrest in the heart of The City’s first gang-injunction zone has sparked debate among Bayview community members and city officials as to how officers are carrying out the anti-gang court order.
Source: Examiner    Date: December 10, 2007

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New defense bill prohibits gang membership (Washington, DC): Membership in a criminal street gang must be included on the list of prohibited activities for service members, according to a provision in the 2008 defense authorization bill.
Source: Army Times    Date: December 10, 2007

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Three robbed in 'gang' hit (Jersey City, NJ): Claiming to be a member of a notorious street gang apparently won't get you out of a mugging, two brothers and a friend learned in Jersey City this weekend.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: December 10, 2007

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Gang kingpins disappearing in Chicago (Chicago, IL): In a city where legendary street gang leaders Jeff Fort and Larry Hoover took their place beside Al Capone in the local criminal hall of fame, the powerful Chicago gang kingpin is looking more and more like an endangered species.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 10, 2007

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American Juggalos: Graffiti artists tag themselves as family, not gang-bangers (Pocono, PA): We're not a gang. Technically, we're a family." A 20-year-old Tannersville man is one of a handful of people who took exception with a recent Pocono Record article listing Juggalos as one of the gangs identified in Monroe County.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: December 9, 2007

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Gang sweep comes nearly a year after girl's death (Los Angeles, CA): Police served injunctions to several members of gang they believe to be responsible for Cheryl Green's slaying near her Harbor Gateway home. If the injunction is approved by a judge, restrictions will be placed on gang members' activities.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: December 9, 2007

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