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Another MS-13 gang member arrested (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Police say they arrested another MS-13 gang member. Police arrested Javier Molina Sunday night after a standoff.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: July 8, 2008

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Arizona towns hurt as gangs see smuggling profit (Douglas, AZ): Walls get tagged with graffiti. Cars get shot up in drive-by shootings. Youngsters flash gang signs and battle with bricks, sticks, bats and pipes in the local park over turf.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 8, 2008

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Tackling gangs in North Carolina (North Carolina): More than a week ago, law enforcement netted more than two-dozen suspected MS-13 gang members.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: July 7, 2008

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Police slaying of man preceded by fatal gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A man was shot to death in a possible gang confrontation just before a second man was fatally shot by responding officers in the South Side's Marquette Park neighborhood early Sunday.
Source: WMAQ NBC 5 News    Date: July 7, 2008

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Feds use racketeering statutes to crack down on Utah gang (Utah): Six years after prosecutors first began using federal racketeering statutes to target street gangs in Utah, law enforcement says the latest convictions have largely taken one violent criminal organization off the streets.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 7, 2008

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Man shot to death in Azusa (Azusa, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday in a gang-related attack, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 6, 2008

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Fatal shootings were gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): A recent shooting that left four people dead and two injured was gang retribution against the "Murda Mobb," a drug-running group that relocated here from Chicago, Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn said Sunday.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 6, 2008

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Six arrested in gang sweep (Hamilton City, CA): Six arrests were made Thursday during a multi-agency planned sweep that emphasized gang suppression, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Willows Journal    Date: July 5, 2008

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Black, Hispanic gangs kill each other over turf (Washington, DC): Latino gang members were hunting for black people in the Harbor Gateway community of Los Angeles. Age was not a factor. Neither was gender.
Source: World Net Daily     Date: July 5, 2008

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Arrests made in 4th of July homicide (Santa Barbara, CA): With the hustle and bustle of State Street holiday weekend shoppers a mere half block away, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez climbed the steps of City Hall to announce this afternoon that nine suspects, five of them minors, had been taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy along Cabrillo Boulevard the previous night.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 5, 2008

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Hub cops zero in on gang hot spots (Roxbury, MA): Surprised by the burst of gang bloodshed in normally tranquil neighborhoods such as Mission Main in Roxbury, Boston police brass yesterday deployed dozens of additional cops to hot spots ravaged by street warfare and ordered district captains to craft new plans to combat roiling youth violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 3, 2008

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Force assembled to address gang activity (Harlingen, TX): A 10-member task force has been formed to address a recent upsurge in gang activity, violence and other crime, Mayor Chris Boswell said Wednesday.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 3, 2008

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Fatal West Palm Beach shooting was part of a gang investigation (West Palm Beach, FL): Undercover agents trying to take down gangs lured "big goons with AK-47s" to a West Palm Beach warehouse by telling them they could rob a drug dealer of at least eight kilos of cocaine.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 3, 2008

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Gang problem solutions vary on perspective (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang violence is on the rise in Oklahoma City, and police officers are fighting that rising tide every day. About 5,000 Oklahoma City residents are gang members, and tension among the gangs is increasing, as reported in the Sunday edition of The Oklahoman.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: July 3, 2008

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D.A. promises to crack down on gang activity in Riverside County (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County will not be a vsafe haven for gang members," District Attorney Rod Pacheco declared Wednesday, promising that charges recently filed against members of a Riverside gang for alleged violations of an injunction will not be the last.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: July 3, 2008

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Macon police raid yields drugs, guns, five arrest (Macon, GA): Macon police this afternoon announced a gang-related drug raid this morning in west Macon. Five men, ages 17 to 21, were arrested on various drug and weapons charges, including trafficking of cocaine and participation in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 3, 2008

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Crime going down in Riverside's Eastside despite DA's declaration of 'terrorized' residents (Riverside County, CA): Crime statistics released Thursday challenge Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco's assertion that the Eastside neighborhood covered under a gang injunction is being "terrorized" because the Riverside Police Department has not aggressively enforced the injunction.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 3, 2008

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Gang crimes drop in San Fernando Valley (San Fernando, CA): Gang crime fell sharply in the first half of the year in the San Fernando Valley, especially in North Hollywood, but homicides ticked up slightly, according to LAPD figures released Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 3, 2008

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San Bernardino cracks down on gang in Rialto (San Bernardino, CA): Authorities in San Bernardino County have gone after the South Side Rialto gang, on the streets and in the courtroom.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 3, 2008

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Inglewood officer kills suspected gang member (Inglewood, CA): An Inglewood police officer with an anti-gang task force fatally shot a suspected gang member who turned on him during a foot chase, concealing his left hand as if he had a weapon, authorities said today.
Source: KTLA News    Date: July 2, 2008

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