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New Study - Almost seven out of ten Americans agree: Gang violence among youth increasing because of current economy (Seattle, WA): As gang numbers rise and more young people die in gang-related shootings, most Americans agree that youth violence is increasing because of the recession.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: June 10, 2010

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Two-day Grant County roundup targets gangs (Grant County, WA): A two-day gang sweep in Grant County that authorities said arrested violent criminals targeted mostly illegal immigrants and felons wanted for probation violations.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: June 10, 2010

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Latin Kings leader pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy related to gang activities in New York and Maryland (Washington, DC): Andres Echevarria, aka "B-Boy" and "King B-Boy," pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).
Source: PR Newswire    Date: June 9, 2010

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19 arrested in Modesto, Ceres gang sweep (Modesto, CA): A countywide task force served 10 search warrants Wednesday in Modesto and Ceres and arrested 19 people as part of an ongoing operation to disrupt criminal activity by the Norteño street gang in Stanislaus County.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 9, 2010

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West Chicago man first in DuPage sentenced under new gang gun law (DuPage County, IL): A 20-year-old West Chicago man has the dubious distinction of being the first person in DuPage County to be found guilty under a new law restricting gun possession by gang members.
Source: Examiner    Date: June 9, 2010

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Task Force nets gang members in Columbia Basin 'Clean Sweep' (Moses Lake, WA): In a massive show of force, multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies joined up forces this week for a three day assault on Grant County gangs.
Source: KXLY News    Date: June 9, 2010

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Immigration issues arise at Santa Cruz police meeting about gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): How to combat gang violence in Santa Cruz and if using federal immigration agents to target gang members is the correct choice for the community were the big questions during a Santa Cruz police-sponsored community meeting Wednesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 9, 2010

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Man stabbed during gang fight in Tustin (Tustin, CA): A man was stabbed on Saturday during a gang fight on Alliance Avenue. Police officers found the 27-year-old man laying on the ground and bleeding in the 16000 block of Alliance Avenue about 10 p.m. on Saturday, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 9, 2010

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Salinas man gets first conviction in federal gang crackdown (Salinas, CA): A federal jury convicted a Salinas drug dealer of six drug trafficking offenses and one firearm count, U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced Monday.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 8, 2010

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23 Nuestra Familia members & associates arrested on drug trafficking charges (Fresno, CA): United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that state, local, and federal agents arrested 23 members and associates of the Nuestra Familia organization on drug trafficking and related charges and served more than 20 federal search warrants.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: June 8, 2010

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Eight SoCal arrests with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a drug bust has netted eight arrests of San Gabriel Valley gang members with alleged ties to the Mexican Mafia.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 8, 2010

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Federal, state officials nab top leaders of La Puente-based gang with ties to Mexican Mafia (La Puente, CA): Federal and state police on Tuesday arrested the top two leaders of the Puente 13 street gang during an early morning sweep.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 8, 2010

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Salvadoran gang member arrested Friday is key player in Pogonip area drug trade (Santa Cruz, CA): A "kingpin" in the Pogonip drug trade and documented Salvadoran gang member was arrested Friday by Santa Cruz police and federal immigration officials, and may be deported, police reported Tuesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 8, 2010

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Government denies reports on gang member working as informant (Salinas, CA): Government attorneys have soundly rejected defense allegations that a Nuestra Familia gang member committed violent crimes while working as an FBI informant.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 7, 2010

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Mexican Mafia leader sentenced to 18 years in prison (Tucson, AZ): Attorney General Terry Goddard Monday announced the sentencing of John Frederick Farinas, 39, of Phoenix to 18 years in prison for assisting a criminal street gang and possession of prison contraband.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: June 7, 2010

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Shootings tied to gang activity (Tulsa, OK): Police are investigating a significant increase in shootings that are a result of increased gang activity and retaliatory motives, a Gang Unit officer said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 7, 2010

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Criminal illegal immigrant gangs infest U.S. (Washington, DC): Today the Southern U.S. border is an open highway for those seeking to enter the United States without inspection.
Source: Newsmax    Date: June 7, 2010

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Gang activity cited in girl’s shooting (Roxbury, MA): Rival gang activity is believed to be responsible for the Friday night shooting of a 10-year-old girl who was wounded in the leg outside her Roxbury home, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 6, 2010

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21 arrested in Adelanto gang sweep (Adelanto, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and other officials made 21 arrests Friday in Adelanto's first enforcement of an injunction against the Brown Pride Gang.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: June 6, 2010

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Gang activity is on the rise here (Martinsville, VA): The presence of gangs is growing locally, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said Saturday, and he fears the problem will get worse if the community does not pull together to fight it.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: June 6, 2010

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