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Study: Boston police, community mishandled gang violence (Boston, MA): A new study says the Boston Police Department and coalition of religious leaders largely mishandled an increase in gang violence in the city between 2000 and 2006.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 30, 2008

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More El Paso gang members arrested for violent crimes (El Paso, TX): Dangerous gang members arrested along with over 200 others who were wanted for violent crimes in Operation Falcon 08.
Source: Right Side News    Date: June 30, 2008

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San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano in a push against gang violence (San Clemente, CA): Gia Lugo knows all about the gang turf battles in southern Orange County. So when she taught school in San Clemente, she was careful not to let students know that she lived in San Juan Capistrano.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 30, 2008

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Gang violence increasing in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say they have taken notice that gang-related violence in the city has increased in recent years.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 29, 2008

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Des Moines authorities believe shooting may be gang related (Des Moines, IA): Authorities believe a drive-by shooting in Des Moines that resulted in no injuries may have been gang related.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 29, 2008

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Conneaut Lake becoming ‘gang’ territory? (Conneaut Lake, PA): It’s a far cry from the mean streets of inner-city Los Angeles, but a group of young people in Conneaut Lake is apparently calling itself the Crips.
Source: The Meadville Tribune    Date: June 29, 2008

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ICE raids nab gang members in Richmond (Richmond, VA): A series of targeting raids in the metro area by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents as well as local and state law enforcement have resulted in the arrests of illegal immigrants with ties to some of the areas most violent gangs.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: June 29, 2008

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Gangs in the military (Washington, DC): A group of nine gathered, ready for an initiation. Juwan Johnson of Baltimore, Md., willingly took a savage beating to join the Chicago-based gang Gangster Disciples.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 28, 2008

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Possible gang links to fatal stabbing investigated (Chattanooga, TN): The victim in Thursday morning’s fatal stabbing and the man sought in connection with the incident belonged to different gangs in Chattanooga, officials said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 28, 2008

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11 alleged members of Top 6 gang arrested (Palm Beach County, FL): A two-year investigation has resulted in the arrests of 11 alleged members of the Top 6 gang that is tied to 14 homicides and more than 150 shootings in Palm Beach County, local, state and federal agencies said Friday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 28, 2008

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Approach to gang prosecution draws criticism (Cleveland, OH): Nearly two dozen residents of an inner-city neighborhood on the city's southeast side are scheduled to go on trial this week on charges that they were part of a gang.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: June 28, 2008

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Protecting kids from gangs (San Jose, CA): With summer as the prime recruiting season for fledgling gang members, the city of San Jose announced a plan Friday to rain on the gangbangers' parade.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 28, 2008

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Anti-gang bill to be signed Monday (West Palm Beach, FL): Gov. Charlie Crist is scheduled to sign anti-gang legislation at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the historical County Courthouse in West Palm Beach.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 28, 2008

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City leaders tackle gang problem (Los Angeles, CA): Top officials of the Los Angeles Police Department, religious leaders and concerned community members gathered for a meeting on gang violence Saturday morning.
Source: KABC 7 news    Date: June 28, 2008

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WFPD files new gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A new gang injunction has been filed in Wichita Falls --- this time against the Puro Lil Mafia or PLM gang. Starting Friday afternoon into this weekend --- the Wichita Falls Gang Task force teamed with the Wichita County Sheriff's Department to serve civil papers to 21 alleged gang members and associates.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: June 28, 2008

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Police probe gang link in beating (Hampton, VA): Police are investigating a gang link to the brutal beating of a 16-year-old in Hampton last month.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 27, 2008

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Two men hurt in gang-related shootings (San Jose, CA): Two separate gang-related shootings Wednesday night in San Jose left a pair of men hospitalized. While the incidents are not related, investigators believe that both involved gangs.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 27, 2008

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Paint among arsenal in fighting gang activity (Tampa, FL): It was the middle of the afternoon. Kids played basketball on Timberlane Park's concrete court. And in the parking lot barely a free throw away, a couple of gang members conducted business.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: June 27, 2008

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Williamson County to extradite suspected Fort Lauderdale gang leader (Georgetown, TX): Williamson County Court Judge Don Higginbotham ruled Thursday that a man accused of being a gang leader in Florida would be extradited there to face a list of crimes in which he is charged.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: June 27, 2008

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Pair with gang ties arrested (Pittsfield, MA): Two local men with putative ties to a notorious street gang are free on bail after being charged in connection with the knifepoint carjacking of two men in one of Pittsfield's rougher neighborhoods early Saturday morning.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 27, 2008

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