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Police quickly quell gang fight at state fair, arrest eight juveniles (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and 21 other people ejected from the Oregon State Fair after a gang-related fistfight on the midway Wednesday evening, Oregon State Police said. Four other people also were ejected.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: August 29, 2008

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West coast gangs are making inroads (Washington, DC): The emergence of Bloods and Crips, gangs that originated on the West Coast and are establishing themselves in the Washington area, has contributed to several homicides in Prince George's County this year and has become a growing concern in the District, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 29, 2008

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Animal crimes unit now part of gang investigations (Chicago, IL): Track a dogfighting ring in the city, and Chicago police say there's likely a gang member behind it. Gang members see the dogs like cars and guns: status symbols used for toys, intimidation and protection, and in the end, discard them at will, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 29, 2008

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You Tube video shows gang celebration after shooting (Omaha, NE): Caught in celebration, gang members post their party on the internet after an Omaha Police Officer is gunned down.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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Accused Md. gang members arrested in Fairfax Co. (Fairfax County, MD) : Fairfax County police have charged three men accused of participating in a violent Maryland street gang with larceny and weapons offenses.
Source: WRC-TV4 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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Senate OKs gang recruit bill (Sacramento, CA): The California Senate, on its second try, decided Wednesday that parents should face criminal charges for actively recruiting minors as gang members.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 28, 2008

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Police Chief Wray sees 'serious gang connection' in crime hike (Madison, WI): Making connections among various types of crimes and ways to remedy them was the theme of the night as Police Chief Noble Wray gave a talk on public safety in Madison to the City Council Wednesday night.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: August 28, 2008

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Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 28, 2008

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Gang shootings dubbed a wake-up call for Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): Spurring opinions about the prevalence of gangs in Fairbanks have come to the attention of the community in light of the recent shootings and gun-related school scare.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: August 28, 2008

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Police probe ongoing in six shootings in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon police continue to follow leads and process evidence in each of six shootings Sunday. Two men were killed and two others injured in the incidents.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 28, 2008

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Gang-related fight disrupts Oregon State Fair (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and another 21 people were ejected from the Oregon State Fair following a gang-related fistfight.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: August 28, 2008

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Airway Heights on gang watch (Airway Heights, WA): In response to increasing gang crimes in Airway Heights, city officials are considering a new ordinance that would forbid all gang-related crimes on all private property within city limits.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: August 28, 2008

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Six arrested after melee (Sonoma County, CA): Two reputed gang members were jailed and four others were booked into juvenile hall after a fracas on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: August 27, 2008

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Branchburg mom gets probation in drug bust linked to gang-member sons (Elizabeth, NJ): A Branchburg woman will be sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to charges connected to a drug distribution ring involving her sons, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang, according to authorities.
Source: Courier News    Date: August 27, 2008

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Federal indictment accuses six Israelis of working with LA street gang to distribute Ecstasy (Los Angeles, CA): A man suspected of being one of Israel's most powerful crime bosses is charged with using a Los Angeles gang to distribute a million Ecstasy pills and paying one of the gang's members to kill a man for stealing a large drug shipment.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 26, 2008

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Alleged local gang members arraigned in Detroit (Detroit, MI): Authorities today continued to round up eight members of an alleged fledgling gang in Jackson on federal indictments.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot    Date: August 26, 2008

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Gang violence seeps into Sacramento suburbs (Elk Grove, CA): Nearly two years after the fatal shooting, a sense of unease – a memory of murder – lingers behind the peaceful facade of a middle-class neighborhood in Elk Grove called The Villas.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 26, 2008

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Vandals spray graffiti along Salisbury Street (Salisbury, NC): Someone vandalized a total of seven businesses along South Main Street. Danny Wyatt leases one of the buildings. "Don't know why someone would want to do it. Kids trying to mess up people's property when they want to make a point to somebody else," he said.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: August 25, 2008

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Macon police say three of six weekend shootings likely gang-related (Macon, GA): Three of the six shootings that occurred within the Macon city limits between 4:30 a.m. and 8:24 p.m. Sunday likely are gang-related and may be linked to each other, according to the Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 25, 2008

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El Paso police warned of Mexican drug gang threat (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have been put on special alert following what a spokesman called a "credible" warning that Mexican gangsters would begin targeting victims inside the United States, according to an Associated Press report on Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 25, 2008

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