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Vineland Boys defense begins opening arguments (Los Angeles, CA): Attorneys representing alleged members of the Vineland Boys were expected to make opening arguments Thursday, a day after prosecutors portrayed the gang as a sophisticated drug syndicate that terrorized and killed those who got in the way of business.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 24, 2006

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Eight gang members indicted, weapons and drugs seized (Minneapolis, MN): Eight members of the Vice Lord gang have been indicted in a bust that resulted from a 14-month investigation in Minneapolis.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: August 24, 2006

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Gang task force continues work (Santa Cruz, CA): A joint effort between four law enforcement agencies to crack down on gang violence in the county made nine arrests and contacted 56 suspected gang members Friday and Monday, Santa Cruz police reported.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 24, 2006

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Latino street gang in Cleveland, TN (Cleveland, TN): The discovery of a body in a burnt-out car in Polk County has had serious implications throughout the area.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: August 24, 2006

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Cops: Gang leaders led quiet public lives (Ocoee, FL): The boss of bosses of Florida's biggest prison gang worked out every day on the back porch of his Lumberjack Lane home, where butterfly wind chimes rang in the breeze.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 24, 2006

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District Attorney corralling gang leaders (San Bernardino County, CA): The District Attorney's Office has put more than 400 gang members in prison and racked up 21 convictions from jury trials since launching its gang unit last year, according to statistics released Tuesday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: August 23, 2006

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Minneapolis police bust 'worst of the worst' gangsters (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police confiscated drugs and weapons and made the eight Vice Lord arrests during a 14-month investigation.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 23, 2006

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Gang-like violence alarming, even when gangs not involved (Manchester, NH): Idle summer days. Restless youth. They've been around forever, and the fact that combining the two can result in mischief and even violence is not revelatory.
Source: The Union Leader    Date: August 23, 2006

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Authorities in Syracuse charge 14 in gang crackdown (Syracuse, NY): After early morning raids Tuesday on the city's crime-plagued south side, federal authorities charged 14 people with being members of a gang known as the Brighton Brigade.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 22, 2006

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County has doubts on gang study (Durham County, NC): The County Commissioners are voicing doubts about a proposed $60,000 study of Durham's gang problem, saying officials have to make sure it produces a clear plan to combat the problem.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: August 22, 2006

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Greece slaying raises gang concern (Greece, NY): The question of whether a homicide in Greece this weekend was related to gang activity in Rochester underscores one of the most difficult questions police confront when dealing with youth gangs: Just what exactly is a gang?
Source: Democrat and Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2006

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Police: Gang member tossed loaded gun from car window (Lowell, MA): A known Lowell gang-member with several previous convictions for violent crimes was busted with a loaded handgun this weekend by the police unit assigned to target gangs in the wake of recent violence, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 22, 2006

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Neighborhood on alert after girl's shooting (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West and neighborhood advocates hit the streets Tuesday afternoon seeking help in finding the gunman who wounded a 7-year-old girl.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 22, 2006

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Deltona man arrested in Latin Kings gang bust (Hillsborough County, FL): Volusia County officials know Jorge Villacis as a "mild-mannered" bus driver and an "exemplary" employee for the Votran bus service.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 22, 2006

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Long-running feud: Police tie shootings to gang (Las Vegas, NV): The gates at Hillcrest Homes are supposed to give residents an added feeling of security. But last month, a group of teens armed with a half-dozen handguns jumped the walls and began firing in the street, striking two people and endangering several others, police said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: August 21, 2006

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MS-13 gang members involved in Polk County murder (Polk County, TN): Three suspects were arrested in connection with a body found in Polk County's national park. And at least two admitted they're members of MS-13.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 21, 2006

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Gang unit swoops down (Tampa, FL): More than 100 officers from at least six law enforcement agencies raided what they called a statewide leadership meeting of the notorious Latin Kings gang Sunday, arresting dozens.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: August 21, 2006

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Affidavit: Juvenile fired shot (Pueblo, CO): A juvenile arrested in connection to Saturday's gang-related drive-by shooting death admitted to firing the weapon that killed 21-year-old Jamie Marie Ruybal, according to a redacted affidavit.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: August 21, 2006

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Two teens dead in shooting on north side (Fort Worth, TX): For weeks, Pedro Alvarado Jr. talked about how much he was going to enjoy high school. The 14-year-old liked tinkering with computers and electronics and was eager to start his freshman year at Richland High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 21, 2006

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Alleged gang member gives up after four hours (Pico Rivera, CA): A reputed gang member believed to be armed with two handguns kept deputies at bay for more than four hours Friday evening, prompting officials to shut down several blocks and evacuate dozens of residents.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: August 21, 2006

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