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Anti-gang bill passes (Austin, TX): A bill that would create gang-free zones to curb illicit activities around schools and other places where children are present was unanimously approved today by the Texas Senate.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: April 20, 2009

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Gangs a real ‘presence’ in Scranton (Scranton, PA): When Michael Hegedus was indoctrinated into gang life with the infamous Bloods, he thought he found the family he never had.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: April 19, 2009

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Atlanta's gang problem (Atlanta, GA): When the Fulton County Police Department gets calls about gang activity, officers usually refer the callers to the Atlanta Police Department.
Source: The Sunday Paper    Date: April 19, 2009

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Spike in East Side gun violence has Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath concerned (Cleveland, OH): A recent spike in gun violence in three East Side neighborhoods has Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath concerned about the summer months, when crime usually peaks.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 19, 2009

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City's anti-gang initiative nets 13 more arrests (Hampton, VA): Hampton and Newport News police officers, with the assistance of federal and state investigators, have busted 13 members of a street gang, bringing more than 100 charges, police said Friday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 18, 2009

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Affidavit places spotlight on gang (Baltimore, MD): An unlikely meeting unfolded this week not far from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. About 100 people gathered in a park for what authorities say was an open-air meeting of the Black Guerilla Family, the gang at the center of a newly disclosed federal investigation into smuggling in Maryland's state prisons.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 18, 2009

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Portsmouth robbery suspects are in gang (Portsmouth, VA): Three men facing charges in connection with the Jan. 13 robbery of an Albano Cleaners are thought to be members of the YNIC street gang, according to search warrant affidavits filed this week in Circuit Court.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 18, 2009

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Three charged in purported gang-on-gang drive-by shooting (Seattle, WA): Prosecutors have filed assault charges against two young men accused in Tuesday's injury drive-by shooting in South Seattle.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: April 17, 2009

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Gangs behind city killings (Dayton, OH): Police Chief Richard Biehl will not identify what gangs are involved in the city's latest shootings that claimed the lives of Christopher "B-Money" Hinton and Thomas "Tom-Tom" Watson.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: April 17, 2009

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'Major' drug raids in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): City police, FBI, ATF and DEA agents carried out three simultaneous, daytime drug raids on Thursday afternoon — and the result should help stem the recent violence that has plagued Pittsfield over the past several months, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 17, 2009

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Wiretap leads to indictment of 24 accused of gang ties (Baltimore, MD): The court records read like a scene out of Goodfellas: from their prison cells and with the help of corrections staff, authorities say, members of a violent gang were feasting on salmon and shrimp, sipping Grey Goose vodka and puffing fine cigars -- all while directing drug deals, extorting protection money from other inmates and arranging attacks on witnesses and rival gang members.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 16, 2009

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Drive-by shooting was gang related (Grand Haven, MI): A drive-by shooting at a Holland Township mobile home park early Wednesday morning is believed to be gang-related, police said.
Source: Grand Haven Tribune    Date: April 16, 2009

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Gangs exist in area, are recruiting teens (Selma, NC): Gangs do exist in Selma and Johnston County and they are seeking middle school students as members about 20 people heard who gathered Tuesday night in Selma for the Selma Police Department’s gang awareness seminar.
Source: The Selma News    Date: April 16, 2009

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Shooting, stabbings part of South County gang payback (San Clemente, CA): A 17-year-old boy who was shot outside his home is believed to be the latest victim in retaliatory attacks between two South County gangs, authorities said today.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 15, 2009

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Is gang activity to blame for rise in graffiti in Laguna? (Laguna Beach, CA): The South Laguna Civic Association has sent a letter to the Laguna Beach City Council, urging members to take action against “gang-related graffiti” the association says has regularly defaced a dilapidated property on Thousand Steps Beach along South Coast Highway.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 15, 2009

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Vandalism shows possible gang connection (Shelby, NC): Police recently connected a trio of teens to a cluster of possibly gang-related graffiti. A woman told Shelby Police Officer M.L. McPherson Thursday that she witnessed three people spray painting homes on Morrison Street, according to a report.
Source: The Star    Date: April 15, 2009

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Bills would crack down on gangs at school and inmate cell phones (Sacramento, CA): The Legislature targeted criminal gangs Tuesday, approving bills to crack down on gang members in schools and on prisoners using cell phones.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 15, 2009

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Elizabeth school board seeks state help addressing gang problems (Elizabeth, NJ): The gang problem in Elizabeth has reached the city's schools, according to the board of education, which is hoping its plea for help can reach the governor's office in Trenton.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009

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Morristown Mayor Cresitello warns of infamous MS-13 gang (Morristown, NJ): Defending his fiscal policies today at a 'Tea Party' rally on the Morristown Green, Mayor Donald Cresitello cited the notorious MS-13 street gang as a reason for keeping police at full strength.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009

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18-month-old shot in gang-free safe zone (West Palm Beach, FL): When an 18-month-old was shot on Easter Sunday, it happened in a place West Palm Beach police know well. The corner, Sixth and Douglass streets, sits squarely in the state's first gang-free safe zone.
Source: WPBF 25 News    Date: April 14, 2009

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