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B.C. tackles youth violence in new ways (Battle Creek, MI): Battle Creek Police Officer Joel Case sat behind the steering wheel of the black Durango talking on a cell phone as windshield wipers cleared drops of water from an afternoon shower.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer    Date: June 22, 2008

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Durham gears up for anti-gang grants (Durham, NC): Nonprofit agencies, church groups and other organizations that help youth will soon be able to apply for a piece of the $1.25 million in federal anti-gang grants aimed for Durham.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: June 20, 2008

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Volunteers target gangs (Tulsa, OK): A new crime initiative that relies on tips from trained volunteers is having an impact on gang activity in Tulsa, early indications suggest.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 20, 2008

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Police arrest suspects in gang-related beatings, robbery (Bristol, VA): Police launched an investigation of several male and female, adult and junevile suspects believed to have formed a local street gang after receiving information from the Criminal Intelligence Unit/Gang Task Force, according to a press release.
Source: Kingsport Times-News    Date: June 20, 2008

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Gang unit to patrol Marion Oaks after shooting death (Ocala, FL): Marion County sheriff's detectives on Friday were still trying to sort out the details of what happened in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man at a Marion Oaks home on Thursday.
Source: Star-Banner    Date: June 20, 2008

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St. Paul gang member's father admits shooting man (St. Paul, MN): The father of a gang member caught up in a dispute between the Asian Crips and Bloods has admitted to an October shooting that left a Brooklyn Park man dead in a St. Paul alley
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 20, 2008

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Lodi police conduct gang sweep in crime-prone neighborhood (Lodi, CA): After a number of gang-related crimes in a north Lodi neighborhood, police figured it wasn't just a coincidence. So on Thursday night they patrolled by car, foot and undercover, targeting problem homes.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: June 20, 2008

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Two shot as cycle of gang retaliation grips city (Boston, MA): Tensions between rival gangs erupting over the past few days took a deadly toll: A 16-year-old male was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in separate shootings, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 20, 2008

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One dead, six arrested in gang violence (San Clemente, CA): It began the way many of the disputes between gangs start: Five members of a San Juan Capistrano gang piled into a car on the night of June 6 and cruised into San Clemente, looking for trouble.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: June 19, 2008

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North Carolina legislature pushes anti-gang bill (North Carolina): A few weeks back, Minister Paul Scott founder of the Durham, N.C.-based Messianic Afrikan Nation posted a message on the internet: “Black youth under fire in North Carolina need help!” He said his main concern at that moment was a proposed anti-gang bill.
Source: The Final Call    Date: June 19, 2008

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Slain man's friends blame Millard gang (Omaha, NE): Julius Robinson's best friend says Robinson's family moved from north Omaha to Millard years ago, in part to get away from the dangers of gangs and violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 19, 2008

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Two wounded in Fremont gang shooting (Fremont, CA): Four people could face criminal charges today in connection with a gang-related shooting that left two people wounded early Thursday.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald    Date: June 19, 2008

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Teen shoots cousin in gang affiliation squabble (Los Angeles, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy shot his cousin in the head during a living room squabble over their loyalties to opposing Los Angeles street gangs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 19, 2008

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Mortgage fraud crackdown begins (Chicago, IL): Federal charges related to mortgage fraud and identity theft will be announced early this afternoon against dozens of Chicago-area defendants as part of a nationwide initiative against fraudulent home-lending schemes, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 19, 2008

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Lakeland police say mall shooting was a gang battle (Lakeland, FL): A shooting Tuesday at Lakeland Square mall -- which left one man wounded, another arrested and patrons scrambling for cover from .25-caliber bullets -- was the result of a gang battle between the Crips and the Bloods, police said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 19, 2008

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Race an increasing factor in gang slayings, L.A. County sheriff says (Los Angeles County, CA): Even as gang-related homicides have been dropping in the last several years, the proportion of such killings in which race was a factor has increased, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 19, 2008

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City sees 16th murder (Salinas, CA): A man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in Salinas, in front of his 6-year-old son. The homicide - the city's 16th in 2008 - occurred at 10:07 a.m., police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 19, 2008

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Alleged gang member arrested after graffiti painted (Gainesville, GA): Authorities charged a Gainesville teen with violation of Georgia gang laws after he was allegedly seen spray-painting gang-related graffiti in a mobile home park Wednesday.
Source: The Times    Date: June 18, 2008

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Anti-gang grant aims at parenting (Salinas, CA): Better parenting skills can help keep children out of gangs, Salinas peace advocates say, and a $100,000 grant could help them prove it.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 18, 2008

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Gunman sought revenge, police say (Boston, MA): A 6-month-old baby whose liver was pierced by a bullet as her father cradled her in his arms is the latest victim of an escalating feud between rival Jamaica Plain gangs that has already taken two lives, according to several law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 18, 2008

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