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Bloods gang members caught with guns in Stafford (Stafford, NJ): Two men, later identified as members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested Sunday after a resident of the Ocean Acres section called police on their behalf after denying their request to come inside his home and use the phone, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 23, 2009
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Police use personal touch to address Livermore's growing gang troubles (Livermore, CA): Officer Al Grajeda did one more thing after arresting a teenage gang member for violating his probation. He got on his cell phone and called the kid's mother.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 22, 2009
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Hampton Roads police forces to combine to fight gangs (Newport News, VA): Police officers from as far away as Virginia Beach would be drafted into gang-busting operations in Newport News as "surge" tactics are used to fight organized crime, according to senior officers.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2009
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One killed, one injured in Watsonville attacks (Watsonville, CA): A 19-year-old Hollister man was shot to death while playing basketball in a residential park in Watsonville on Saturday, the city's second shooting of the day, according to police.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 22, 2009
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Providence youth groups link up to end violence on their streets (Providence, RI): At a time when gang violence and rumors of gang retribution dominate local teenagers’ conversations on My-Space and Twitter, a group of teenagers has joined together to transform a message of hate into one of hope.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 22, 2009
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Four charged with gang assault (Ballston Spa, NY): Four people are charged with gang assault in the stabbing of a man on Tuesday, police said Saturday.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 22, 2009
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Cops battle new hybrid gangs (Washington, DC) : Law enforcement officers from communities unaffected by gangs until the 1980s or early 1990s often find themselves scrambling to obtain training relevant to what are called hybrid youth gangs in the 21st century.
Source: American Daily Review    Date: March 22, 2009
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Game Over force makes 223 arrests (Brevard County, FL): During its first year, a multi-agency task force led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office made 223 arrests, which officials say put a dent into local gangs such as the Black Flag Mafia, the Gangsta Disciples, the E.G. Boyz and the Cold Side Posse.
Source: Florida Today    Date: March 22, 2009
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San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti (San Pablo, CA): Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 21, 2009
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Police try to track gang members' changing styles (Los Angeles, CA): As the city of Los Angeles continues to ratchet up its fight against gangs, some gang members are trying to escape the attention of patrolling police officers.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 21, 2009
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Violent MS-13 gang has spread itself across U.S. (New York, NY): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, is a violent street gang that originated among Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 20, 2009
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Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 20, 2009
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North Bay woman stabbed in girl gang fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police today are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old local girl that occurred Thursday afternoon following a fight between four teenage girls at a park in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 20, 2009
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Young man dies in gang shooting in Othello (Othello, WA): A young man has been shot to death in a fight between two gangs at a park in Othello.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: March 20, 2009
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Gang team’s job never done (Gresham, OR): Gang violence has plagued Gresham and East Multnomah County for more than 10 years, giving state lawmakers the motivation to fund the area’s gang enforcement team.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: March 20, 2009
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Gang member pulls gun on Manteca detective (Manteca, CA): A semi-automatic hand gun was pulled out of a 19-year-old gang member’s waist band as detective Armando Garcia rounded a dumpster enclosure – with the Manteca Police officer’s gun already out of its holster – in the 200 block of Northwoods Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: March 19, 2009
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Suspect charged in gang-related shooting (Providence, RI): A young man who saw a friend murdered at a girl’s birthday party has been accused in the retaliatory shooting of a teenage boy associated with a rival gang.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 19, 2009
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Violent local gang taken down (Newport News, VA): The arrest of Rickey Rice came Wednesday morning, and represented the apprehension of the only remaining indicted member of the notorious Dump Gang still at-large. The other ten members were arrested last Friday.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 19, 2009
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Young man shot, wounded in south Palo Alto; police see gang ties (Palo Alto, CA): In what appears to have been a gang-related incident, a young man was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon outside an apartment complex on Arastradero Road in Palo Alto.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 19, 2009
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Feds charge two in gang-related murder (New York, NY): Authorities say two members of the MS-13 street gang are facing federal murder charges in the May 2007 drive-by shooting of a Queens man.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 19, 2009
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