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Dozens arrested in Los Angeles gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of people have been arrested in a raid after federal authorities unveiled a racketeering indictment against a Los Angeles street gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2010

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Salinas approves anti-gang 'Operation Center' (Salinas, CA): An anti-gang headquarters planned for the city of Salinas has just a few hurdles to go. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Salinas City Council authorized lease negotiations for the Joint Law Enforcement Operations Center.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 25, 2010

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Feds, LAPD strike housing project gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Wednesday announced 19 arrests in a racketeering investigation into a street gang that allegedly dominated a Los Angeles housing project.
Source: United Press International    Date: August 25, 2010

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10 suspected female gang members nabbed after crime spree (Las Vegas, NV): A three-day crime spree in May led to the recent arrests by Metro Police of 10 suspected members of an all-female gang known as the Lady Maccz, who sport the color pink and use monikers and a hand sign.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 25, 2010

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Three arrested for gang-related shooting in Las Lomas (Las Lomas, CA): Three Las Lomas teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related shooting in North Monterey County on Aug. 8, the Monterey County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 24, 2010

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Slain teen tried to leave gang (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old boy beaten, kicked and stomped to death by at least seven others near Panella Park earlier this month drew the group's resentment because he wanted out of his street gang, the victim's relative told investigators.
Source: The Record    Date: August 24, 2010

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Alleged gang members arrested outside Laney classroom (Oakland, CA): Two men were arrested Monday at Laney College in Oakland after being found with guns in their backpacks as they were leaving a classroom, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 24, 2010

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ICE operation nets over 100 arrests related to gang activity (Phoenix, AZ): Over 100 suspects with ties to 19 difference street gangs are now behind bars facing criminal charges related gang activity and possible deportation.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: August 24, 2010

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Four arrested in street gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Four alleged members and associates of the Watts-based Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang were arrested on Tuesday on federal narcotics charges, capping a two-year investigation.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: August 24, 2010

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Moreno Valley considers adding anti-gang unit officers (Moreno Valley, CA): Because of a surge in violence, the Moreno Valley City Council will vote tonight on whether to fund three new gang-prevention officers through a surplus in the Police Department budget.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: August 23, 2010

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Law enforcement agencies converge in Oakland for two-day Gang Summit (Oakland, CA): Several agencies are coming together this week to develop a plan to fight gang violence in the city. Oakland police were inspired by the success of the Salinas Police Department's work with state and federal law enforcement agencies in reducing violent street gangs. In 2008 and 2009, Salinas saw 53 gang-related murders. The city has had four gang-related slayings so far this year.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: August 23, 2010

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Guardian Angels try to help control gang problem in Portland (Portland, OR): Citizens who call themselves the Guardian Angels are on patrol in Northeast Portland to try and do their part to control gang problems in the area.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 23, 2010

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Attorneys question if ICE deportations are valid (Spanish Fork, UT): As Milton Salazar-Gomez was driving to work in early August, he saw red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror and pulled over. He handed the Utah County sheriff’s deputy his driving privilege card after the deputy told him that his car’s registration had expired.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 23, 2010

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Gangs growing in small towns (Hattiesburg, MS): Carved out of the dense pine forests of rural Perry County, the town of Beaumont is sandwiched between the Leaf River and the DeSoto National Forest.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: August 22, 2010

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Resource officers keep schools safe, build rapport with students (Haines City, FL): The students go back to school Monday, and so do the school cops. Police officers have been assigned to all public high schools, middle schools and even the elementary schools in Polk County since the early 1980s.
Source: News Chief    Date: August 22, 2010

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American gangs have been around for at least 150 years (Bethlehem, PA): Gangs in America are nothing new. City street gangs originated at least as far back as the 1850s. Immigrants such as the Irish, Italians, Jews and many others who faced humiliation, lackluster employment opportunities or harassment formed legions of gangs such as the Dead Rabbits, the Market Street Gang, the Yiddish Black Hand and many, many others.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: August 22, 2010

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Latin Kings' bust is one part of a much bigger anti-gang challenge (Bethlehem, PA): The arrests of 39 alleged Latin Kings gang members and their associates last month in a bold sweep of their territory across the Lehigh Valley put a dent in the Chicago-based gang's local presence.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: August 22, 2010

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Crackdown on gangs in N.E. leads to 47 arrests, 22 in Mass. (Boston, MA): A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members in New England, including more than 22 in Massachusetts, federal officials announced yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 21, 2010

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Lakewood police officers and their families clean up gang graffiti (Lakewood, NJ): Off-duty police officers and their families fanned out across the township Friday to scrape off and paint over gang graffiti, which has defaced the sides of fences, walls and abandoned homes, street signs and telephone poles throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 21, 2010

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Sweep exposes presence of violent MS-13 gang in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Two alleged MS-13 members were apprehended this week in New Bedford during a regional sweep of gang-affiliated legal and illegal immigrants, raising concerns that the violent Central American gang is taking root in the city.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: August 21, 2010

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