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Gang members face racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): Two guys who started out as part of a rap group which then prosecutors say turned into one of South Florida's most violent gangs are on trial for racketeering.
Source: CBS4 News    Date: November 19, 2008

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Weehawken police interrupt suspected gang recruitment meeting and walk away with 'valuable' notebook (Hamilton Park, NJ): Authorities believe they seized a notebook containing valuable information about the Bloods street gang organization and membership when Weehawken police broke up a suspected recruiting meeting in Hamilton Park on Friday, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: November 19, 2008

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L.A., Glendale seek injunction against Toonerville gang (Los Angeles, CA): Lawyers for Los Angeles and Glendale have filed a civil lawsuit seeking a joint gang injunction to restrict the activities of Toonerville, a decades-old gang known for orchestrating killings and even a police ambush, officials said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 18, 2008

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Feds chip in money to the Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force to help fight gangs (Merced County, CA): The Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force got a $50,000 boost in its fight against gangs, thanks to a federal anti-gang initiative.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 18, 2008

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Providence police investigate two Sunday shootings (Providence, RI): The police are investigating a West End drive-by shooting that appears to be gang-related and the shooting of two men in a car Sunday in Elmwood.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 18, 2008

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Police say gang preyed on elderly (Cincinnati, OH): About 50 teenagers and young adults face charges for allegedly belonging to a gang that preyed on elderly people in a Cincinnati neighborhood, police said.
Source: The Post Chronicle    Date: November 18, 2008

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Virginia’s Attorney General unveils new anti-gang video (Richmond, VA): In a continuing effort to educate Virginians about the threat posed by gangs, Attorney General Bob McDonnell introduced a powerful new video today.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: November 18, 2008

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One dead, Two arrested in gang-related murder (Avondale, AZ): Avondale police found a man dead in a car early Tuesday morning in what appears to be a gang-related murder.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 18, 2008

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Investigation shows gang leaders continue activity in prison (New Jersey): Imprisoned leaders of the Bloods street gang - with the help of corrupt corrections officers and staff as well as visitors - are remaining in control of the criminal organization through the use of cell phones smuggled into New Jersey's state prisons and county jails and by manipulating prison phones, State Commission of Investigation agents said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 18, 2008

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Two more arrests at Dickinson High, and a gang attack reported (Jersey City, NJ): There were two more arrests outside Dickinson High School yesterday afternoon, and three students were attacked by a gang not far from the Jersey City school, police said this morning.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: November 18, 2008

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Four days, 11 homicides, several police investigations (Los Angeles, CA): Area law enforcement agencies are investigating the deaths of 11 people -- mostly young men killed in drive-by shootings -- in separate incidents over the last four days in Los Angeles County.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 18, 2008

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Taliband gang round-up continues as more arrests are made (Cincinnati, OH): Police continued their blitz Tuesday to bring down local gangs in a second night of arrests. Twenty-six alleged members of the Taliband gang were arrested in Northside.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: November 18, 2008

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New anti-gang program being launched in Springfield schools (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement officials are taking their fight against gangs into the schools under a program aimed at steering students away from gang activity and violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 18, 2008

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Gang sweep proves presence in NJ, crime-fighters say (New Jersey): Federal agents arrested 32 reputed gang members in northern Passaic and Morris counties today, the same day a state panel heard alarming testimony about the growth and proliferation of gangs in New Jersey.
Source: The Record    Date: November 18, 2008

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Two killed in drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, CA): Two people were killed over the weekend in what police are calling "connected and gang-related" drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 17, 2008

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Yakima-area agencies seek violent crimes task force (Yakima, WA): The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ricardo Cabrera last week puts Yakima County on track for one of the highest homicide rates in years.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 17, 2008

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Police gang unit claims gains (Sioux Falls, SD): Some Sioux Falls street gangs have seen their leaders and members imprisoned in the past year, while other gangs are growing and shifting to new parts of the city, police say.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: November 17, 2008

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Opinions vary on new gang legislation (High Point, NC): New state laws aimed at fighting gang violence take effect next month, and the reviews from people whose work touches the issue of gangs in a variety of ways are mixed, at best.
Source: The High Point Enterprise    Date: November 16, 2008

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14 accused gang members arrested in Fla. (Bonita Springs, FL): Authorities in southwest Florida put new state anti-gang legislation to work when deputies with a special unit arrested 14 individuals they described as gang members, including seven suspects who had gang-suggestive photos and comments on a social networking Web site.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: November 16, 2008

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New law helps LCSO detectives target gangs online (Cape Coral, FL): Lee County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 14 teens and adults alleged to be gang members this week as the result of a sting operation targeting the online promotion and recruitment of criminal organizations on social networking sites like
Source: Cape Coral Daily Breeze    Date: November 15, 2008

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