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Would-be robbers were gang members (Topeka, KS): The two people who were shot while attempting to hold up a southeast Topeka liquor store in October 2009 were members of a violent street gang, a police officer testified Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: September 29, 2010

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NYPD joins forces with Brooklyn pastors to fight gang violence by engaging black youth (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD and dozens of Brooklyn pastors have formed a new alliance aimed at engaging black youth and deterring gang violence, the city's top cop said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 29, 2010

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Slain teen hopped from one gang to another (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old beaten to death last month for trying to quit his street gang had left another gang before, one of eight people accused in his death told detectives during a videotaped interrogation.
Source: The Record    Date: September 28, 2010

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Overland Park police develop early intervention program to prevent gang activity (Overland Park, KS): Overland Park doesn’t have the big problems that come with active gangs, and that’s the way police want to keep it. But in the wake of a rise in some gang-related trouble — graffiti, theft and drug crimes — police are starting the Gang Reduction Intervention Program.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: September 28, 2010

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County's anti-gang programs will share grant funds (Yakima, WA): The Southeast Yakima Community Center is one of six recipients that will receive federal funds to fight gang problems in the Yakima Valley. The center will receive the largest amount among the six, $152,314. Under the countywide initiative, nearly $500,000 in grants will help fight the Valley's gang problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 28, 2010

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Gang activity draws police (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Area Gang Enforcement team is putting an ear to the ground. It has positively identified 109 gang members living in Laramie County and is in the process of researching 67 more.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: September 27, 2010

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State & city crack sown on street gang (St. Charles, IL) : Illinois and the City of Elgin sued 70 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang to bar them from "standing, sitting, walking, driving, gathering, meeting, or appearing anywhere in public view with any other gang member".
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: September 27, 2010

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Community forum addresses gang problem (Tulsa, OK): Half of the youth's head was gone, taken by a shotgun blast at point-blank range - the blood streaming from his lifeless body into the street.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: September 27, 2010

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Man, 20, dies in Portland shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old Portland man died of a gunshot wound early Sunday morning. Portland police said officers were clearing a disturbance at 2:06 a.m. at northwest Third Avenue and Couch Street when they heard several gunshots from northwest Second Avenue.
Source: The Bulletin    Date: September 27, 2010

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Judge upholds ban on Ogden gang members (Ogden, UT): A judge on Monday effectively banned members of an Ogden gang from congregating and placed limits on their movements as part of a first-of-its-kind tactic for Utah.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 27, 2010

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Expert: Gang graffiti sign of danger (Dubuque, IA): Those black letters scrawled on the side of a building could be more than an eyesore. It could be a sign that gangs have taken root in the area.
Source: The Telegraph Herald    Date: September 27, 2010

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SD County gang sweep reveals cross-border connection (San Diego, CA) : Law enforcement officials arrested more than 50 documented gang members over the weekend in San Diego County. The sweep reveals a cross-border connection between street gangs and drug cartels.
Source: KPBS News    Date: September 27, 2010

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Gang crackdown aimed at Mexico crime networks (San Diego, CA): More than 800 law enforcement officers cracked down on gangs throughout San Diego County over the weekend as part of an operation to disrupt the flow of drugs, weapons and money between local gangs and Mexico’s drug cartels.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 27, 2010

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New Chicago DEA head targets drug activity across area (Chicago, IL): The suburbs face more Mexican drug-trafficking activity as smugglers use "tactics to fit in" with the general immigrant population and avoid conventional areas of high scrutiny like the inner city, according to the new head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 26, 2010

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Gang presence makes survival difficult for Chester youths (Chester, PA): The eighth-grade boy had an excellent attendance record. But, suddenly, he began to come to school several hours late. He didn’t want to discuss the reasons for his tardiness, so John Linder, then the superintendent at the Village Charter School, gave the student the benefit of the doubt.
Source: Daily Times    Date: September 26, 2010

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Gangs no longer the ‘g-word’ in Brockton (Brockton, MA): City officials used to call bands of criminals other names – but no longer. In March 2000, responding to a rash of drug-related gunfights, former Police Chief Paul Studenski said the violence in the city "appears to be a problem between two groups of associates."
Source: The Enterprise     Date: September 26, 2010

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Springfield teen says he was attacked by 37 men on "gang turf" (Springfield, OH): A Springfield teenager told police that he was assaulted Friday by roughly 37 unknown people while he was walking home from a football game.
Source: WHIO News    Date: September 26, 2010

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Gilroy teen stabbed in gang-related attack (Gilroy, CA): The teenage victim of a stabbing and beating in Gilroy Friday night is expected to survive. Police say the 14-year-old boy was walking with friends on Stoney Court around 6pm when a car pulled up alongside him and asked his gang affiliation.
Source: KLIV News    Date: September 26, 2010

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Mount Prospect police forms first gang unit (Mount Prospect, IL): When Mount Prospect residents fill out their yearly survey for the police department, their top concern almost always is traffic. Not this year. This year traffic took a back seat to gang activity, said Chief John Dahlberg, adding that he wasn't surprised.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 25, 2010

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Cops: Shooting is gang-related (Plains Township, PA): The shooting of a man outside a nightclub in June was an act of retaliation involving two rival gang members, according to charges filed.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: September 25, 2010

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