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Bullet wounds man in house (Salinas, CA): Another shooting in Salinas left a man in his 40s injured Monday night. Police responded to a report of a shooting about 8:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of East Laurel Drive, which left a man hospitalized after a bullet came through a wall of his home.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 29, 2008

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Violent gang busted up in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): A violent gang from hundreds of miles away has been busted up in Buffalo. The FBI and numerous other local police agencies arrested several suspected members from "The Almighty King and Queen Nation Gang" during a city wide raid Tuesday.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: April 29, 2008

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Portland school decision raises eyebrows (Portland, OR): One Portland school is telling some students: shave your eyebrows or go home. Several students at Centennial High School have picked up on a trend to shave lines into their eyebrows.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 28, 2008

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Gang crew charged in shooting (Lynn, MA): Four suspected gang members were ordered held without bail Monday for allegedly taking part in a retaliation shooting on Pinkham Street over the weekend.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: April 28, 2008

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Two arrested following a possibly gang-related stabbing Sunday night (Fort Collins, CO): Two men are in custody following a stabbing Sunday night near the King Soopers at 1015 S. Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins, police said. The incident may have been gang related, police said.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: April 28, 2008

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Judge grants permanent injunction against South Side Kings gang (Tulare County, CA): A Tulare County Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction against the South Side Kings gang, prohibiting members from congregating in public and conducting numerous other activities in Ivanhoe.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 28, 2008

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Anti-gang injunction evokes mixed feelings (Los Angeles, CA): Alicia De La Cruz hears the words city and county prosecutors use to describe her and her Sylmar neighbors and is left puzzled.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 27, 2008

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City reacts with sorrow, alarm at child's shooting and teen's death (Modesto, CA): News of two shootings in west Modesto that left a 14-year-old dead and a 22-month old in critical condition hit Dave Lopez hard.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 27, 2008

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Officials form gang task force (Monroe, LA): Pictures on the Internet tell a tale woven with guns, mug shots and violence. Teenagers as young as 14 brandish firearms in pictures posted on MySpace and use expletives to talk about their "rivals" in other neighborhoods.
Source: The News-Star    Date: April 27, 2008

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13-year-old charged with being street gang member (Hampton, VA): A 13-year-old from Hampton has been charged with being a member of the street gang the Bloods.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 26, 2008

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Manchester high assault may have been gang-related (Manchester, CT): The condition of a Manchester High School student severely injured in an assault in school improved Friday as police investigated the possibility that the clash between students was gang-related.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 26, 2008

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Cops to get rifles to compete with gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers will soon be equipped with M4 carbines to match the firepower of the street gangs they're up against, under a policy change in the works to stop the bloodshed on the city's streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 26, 2008

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Yonkers police reject rumors of gang gathering at abandoned power plant (Yonkers, NY): Police are denying statements that an abandoned electric plant by the Hudson River attracted 300 gang members recently for initiation beatings and sex.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 25, 2008

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Four Orange County SWAT teams arrest 33 in drug bust (Orange County, FL): Apopka-area drug users might find cocaine a little harder to come by after the arrests of suspected dealers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 25, 2008

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Tagging crew raising havoc (Baldwin Park, CA): The slaying of a man and his son near their Downing Avenue home in November led authorities to take a tougher stance on a local tagging crew.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 25, 2008

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Graffiti ordinance showing results (Lafayette, IN): For about a year, Lafayette resident Mike Koning has traveled the city, seeking out graffiti and then painting over it. But he has had a lot less to do in the past couple of months.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: April 25, 2008

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Police to revise informant policy after gang charges dropped (Tampa, FL): The Tampa Police Department has proposed substantially changing the way it handles confidential informants after one informant's actions unraveled a high-profile prosecution of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: April 25, 2008

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Four arrests in Cambodian New Year gang shooting that left father dead (Modesto, CA): A surge of tips from Modesto's Cambodian commu-nity helped a law enforcement task force find and arrest four people suspected in the shooting death of a 48-year-old Long Beach man who was hit by stray gangland gunfire last week.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 24, 2008

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Anti-gang initiative heads for ballot (Fresno, CA): A group of local supporters of an anti-gang initiative said Thursday that nearly 800,000 signatures have been collected statewide to place the measure on the November election ballot.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 24, 2008

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Gang ‘sweep’ brings multiple agencies to town (Fallbrook, CA): Members of Fallbrook’s only documented street gang, the Varrio Fallbrook Lobos (VFL), were caught off-guard Friday, April 11, when a surprise operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies took place here.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: April 24, 2008

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